Compare LG Nexus 5 vs Xiaomi Mi3

Feature Comparison

  • Xiaomi Mi3's 5 inch Screen Size is more than LG Nexus 5's 4.95 inch Screen Size
  • Both LG Nexus 5 and Xiaomi Mi3 have same Internal Storage
  • Both LG Nexus 5 and Xiaomi Mi3 have same RAM
LG Nexus 5
Xiaomi Mi3
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Spec Score 
100 /100
92 /100
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Screen Size
4.95 inch 5 inch   
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels   
Screen Type
Pixel Density
445 PPI 440.6 PPI   
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 -   
Qualcomm Qualcomm   
Processor Speed
2.3GHz 2.3GHz   
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800   
Processor Type
Quad-Core Quad-Core   
2GB 2GB   
Adreno 330 Adreno 330   
Rear Camera Resolution
8MP 13MP   
Front Camera Resolution
1MP 2MP   
Camera Details
Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Photo Sphere, Optical Image Stabilization Aperture f2.2, Stacked CMOS, Dual-LED Flash,   
Video Recording Resolution
Full HD Video Recording (1080p) Full HD Video Recording (1080p)   
Camera Features
Autofocus, OIS, LED Flash Autofocus, LED Flash   
General Specifications     
Operating System
Android Android   
OS Version
Android 4.4 KitKat Android 4.4 KitKat   
OS Detail
- -   
OS Upgradable To
Android 7.0 Android 6.0   
Device Type
Touchscreen Touchscreen   
USB Connector Type
Micro USB Micro USB   
- GPS, FM Radio   
Dimensions (mm)
69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 144 x 73.6 x 8.1   
130 grams 145 grams   
4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC   
Audio Jack
3.5mm 3.5mm   
Black, White, Red -   
Build Material
- -   
Device Warranty
- -   
Warranty Details
- -   
Internal Storage
16GB 16GB   
Card Slot
No No   
Maximum Card Slot Capacity
- -   
User Available Storage
- -   
SIM Card Slots
Single Single   
Network Type
SIM Card Type
Micro SIM Mini (Normal) SIM   
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM)
No No   
Battery Capacity
2300mAh 3050mAh   
Battery Type
Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) Lithium-ion (Li-ion)   
Removable Battery
No No   
Wireless Charging
Yes -   
Fast Charging
- -   

Editor Notes

These two phones may have been released back to back at the end of 2013, but they’ve been in the news for different reasons. The Nexus 5 provided a bang-for-the-buck package with the latest and greatest of Google’s Android Operating System. The Xiaomi Mi3, although launched late in India, is being sold for half the price of the Nexus 5 and boasts nearly the same hardware.

Let’s start with the display — both have 5-inch 1080p LCD units, though the Nexus 5 is a bit compact in size and lighter in weight. Possibly one of the reasons for the added bulk is the big 3050mAh battery on the Xiaomi Mi3, that claims more up-time than what the Nexus 5’s 2300mAh battery can serve. They’re powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip, have 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory with no support for microSD card slots. Connectivity-wise, both have WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC, but the Nexus 5 has the upper hand with LTE (though since it is TD-LTE and not FD-LTE, it is unclear whether it will work in India).

Moving to optics, the Xiaomi Mi3 boasts a higher 13 megapixel camera unit with dual LED flash, while the Nexus 5 has an 8MP sensor with a single LED bulb. But the Nexus 5 has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Software-wise, the Xiaomi Mi3 runs MIUI, it’s flavour of Android which is popular in communities for its special features (like a built-in call recorder) and a steady steam of updates. Bottom line, hardware-wise the Xiaomi Mi3 is a steal for the price and makes the Nexus 5 look like a rip-off. But if you care for running the latest and pure version of Android the way Google makes it (especially now with Android L on the horizon), the Nexus 5 is what you should be buying.

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This page helps you compare LG Nexus 5 with Xiaomi Mi3. When you see LG Nexus 5 Vs Xiaomi Mi3 comparison on Pricebaba, watch-out for the specifications of these phones and also the VFM score. With Pricebaba’s Value For Money Score, you can know how LG Nexus 5 stands against Xiaomi Mi3 and which one you should buy. The best price of LG Nexus 5 is currently Rs. 19,990. The prices for both these products were updated October 26, 2016.
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