Compare LG Nexus 5 32GB vs Xiaomi Mi3

Feature Comparison

  • Screen Size of Xiaomi Mi3's is 0.0% more than LG Nexus 5 32GB
  • Internal Storage of LG Nexus 5 32GB's is 50.0% more than Xiaomi Mi3
  • Both LG Nexus 5 32GB and Xiaomi Mi3 have same RAM
 
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Spec Score 
100 /100
98 /100
  
This score is assigned based on the product's specifications without taking price into consideration.
 
74 Value For Money Score
72 Value For Money Score
  
Display     
Screen Size
4.95 inch 5 inch   
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels   
Screen Type
LCD LCD   
Pixel Density
445 PPI 440.6 PPI   
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 -   
Chipset     
Brand
Qualcomm Qualcomm   
Processor Speed
2.3GHz 2.3GHz   
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800   
Processor Type
Quad-Core Quad-Core   
RAM
2GB 2GB   
Graphics
Adreno 330 Adreno 330   
Camera     
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   
Features
GPS GPS, FM Radio   
Dimensions (mm)
69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 144 x 73.6 x 8.1   
Weight
130 grams 145 grams   
Connectivity
3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC   
Audio Jack
3.5mm 3.5mm   
Color
Black, White, Red -   
Build Material
- Metal   
Device Warranty
1 Year 1 Year   
Warranty Details
- -   
Storage     
Internal Storage
32GB 16GB   
Approx. User Available Storage
- 11.5GB   
Card Slot
No No   
Maximum Card Slot Capacity
- -   
Communication     
SIM Card Slots
Single Single   
Network Type
GSM GSM   
SIM Card Type
Micro SIM Mini (Normal) SIM   
SIM 1 Details
3G, 2G, Micro SIM 3G, 2G, Mini SIM   
SIM 2 Details
- 2G, Mini SIM   
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM)
No No   
Battery     
Battery Capacity
2300mAh 3050mAh   
Battery Type
Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) Lithium-ion (Li-ion)   
Removable Battery
No No   
Wireless Charging
Yes -   
Fast Charging
- -   

LG Nexus 5 32GB vs Xiaomi Mi3 Specs

Specs
LG Nexus 5 32GBXiaomi Mi3  
Screen Size 4.95 inch5 inch  
Rear Camera Resolution 8MP13MP  
RAM 2GB2GB  
Battery Capacity 2300mAh3050mAh  
Front Camera Resolution 1MP2MP  

LG Nexus 5 32GB Pros & Cons

The Good
  • Excellent display with accurate colour reproduction
  • Compact size of the smartphone makes it very handy to use
  • Being a Nexus device, guaranteed to be one of the fastest to receive Android updates
  • Butter smooth performance
  • Much improved camera when compared to previous generations of Nexus devices
The Bad
  • Lacks Micro SD expansion so you are stuck with just 32GB internal storage
  • The Loudspeaker at the bottom performs dissapointingly
  • Battery life is very eccentric
  • The power button is inconveniently placed
  • The back of the phone is prone to picking up lots of oil smudges and gets dirty

Xiaomi Mi3 Pros & Cons

The Good
  • Feel really light in the hand
  • Good screen with accurate color reproduction
  • Powerful overall performance
  • Good battery life
The Bad
  • The sharp edges of the lower and upper lip makes using the phone one handed tough
  • Xiaomi is notorious for not rolling out the latest Android updates
  • The speaker at the bottom gets muffled
  • The back of the phone picks up scratches and dents very easily

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 32GB with Xiaomi Mi3. When you see LG Nexus 5 32GB 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 32GB stands against Xiaomi Mi3 and which one you should buy. The best price of LG Nexus 5 32GB is currently Rs. 23,999. The lowest price for Xiaomi Mi3 is Rs. 13,999. The prices for both these products were updated July 27, 2017.
 
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