Xiaomi Mi3 vs LG Nexus 5

xiaomi mi3 vs LG nexus 5

Xiaomi Mi3 vs LG Nexus 5: Xiaomi and LGÂ are the best selling phones in this category. Camera, Display and performance are the best in class in this price range. Lets have a comparable look below in details.

Xiaomi Mi3 vs LG Nexus 5

mi3 Nexus 5 comparison


 Xiaomi Mi3  Nexus 5
Screen Size 5 inch  5 inch
Resolution 1920 x 1080 Â pixels 1920 x 1080Â pixels
Pixel Density  440 ppi  445 ppi
OS Android Android
Version  4.4.2 kitkat  4.4.2 KitKat
Up-Gradable  Up-gradable to 5.0  Up-gradable to 5.0
Processor 1.8 GHz, ARM Cortex A15 Â Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
GHz  1.8 Ghz  2.26 GHz, ARM Krait 400
GPU Â 672 MHz, Nvidia ULP GeForce 450 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 330
Front 1.3 MP Â 2 MP
Rear  8 MP  13 MP
Features Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Phase detection autofocus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Self-timer Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, ISO control, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Voice activation
Internal  16/32 GB  16/64 GB
External  NO  NO
Wi-Fi  Yes  Yes
Bluetooth  Yes  Yes
NFC  Yes  Yes
USB Â Yes (Micro USB) Â Yes (Micro USB)
mAh 3050Â mAh 2350Â mAh
Stand-By  16 hours  22 hours
Price  5,000 INR  25,000 INR

Xiaomi Mi3 vs LG Nexus 5


xiaomi mi3 vs LG nexus 5

Design and Display:

The Xiaomi Mi3 features a 5-inch display with a 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution with a pixel density of 440 ppi. While the other hand rival, The LG Nexus 5 features a 5-inch Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution with the pixel density of 445 ppi. That means that both the gadgets have same screen size with the same pixel density and the image resolution.

The LG Nexus 5 Â gives you slightly more screen space, not only because it’s fractionally larger, but because the Xiaomi Mi3Â has on-screen controls. Screen finds might side with LG Nexus 5Â on this one.


The Xiaomi Mi3 features a 1.8 GHz, ARM Cortex A15 with a  2GB of RAM. While the LG Nexus 5 features a 2.26 GHz ARM Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 450 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 330 as well as 2 GB of RAM. Which means that the LG Nexus 5 phone has a faster processor than the Xiaomi Mi3. But the RAM options is same in both the devices and the working is also same which leads to choose over LG Nexus 5  than Xiaomi.


The Xiaomi Mi3Â features 16 GB of on-board ROM with an option of a 64 GB variant on board ROM too. But the phone is not supported with a external SDcard Slot.A 12 GB and 60 GB of free Google Drive space is also given along with the ROM options. While the LG Nexus 5Â Â features 16GB on-board storage with an option of a 32GB RoOM also and the same goes with the LG Nexus 5 that it also doesn’t supports the externally expandable memory.


The Xiaomi Mi3Â features the same UltraPixel sensor (f/2.0 aperture) found in the original Xiaomi Redmi phones, although it’s a better all-round performer than before. It also has a Duo Camera for depth perception which means that there’s a range of fancy features on offer, and 2-megapixel (f/2.0 aperture) front-facing camera which is excellent for selfies. But the front camera is not an HD version but resembles a high quality camera and resolution.

On the second half, the LG Nexus 5  features a 8-megapixel sensor with fast 0.8 second capture speed. The LG Nexus 5  camera is also known for the best photography so the LG Nexus 5  takes the lead in terms of camera. The LG Nexus 5  smartphone can also capture Ultra HD video, something the Xiaomi mi3 is incapable of and there are a range of smart functions, including “selective focus” which produces similar to Xiaomi Redmi without the additional lens. This new added features lets you choose over LG Nexus 5 .

Operating System:

The Xiaomi Mi3 features Android 4.4 KitKat and Sense 6.0. The LG Nexus 5  features Android 4.4 KitKat and a new version of TouchWiz. Both have same operating systems but the LG Nexus 5  has a bigger advantage of the Android 5.0 lollipop update. So the LG Nexus 5  leads in operating system over Xiaomi Mi3.


The Xiaomi Mi3Â features a 3050Â mAh battery that is supposedly 40 per cent more efficient than the first Xiaomi Redmi, which could last up to two days with even 3G services. However Xiaomi Mi3Â has added aggressive power saver options to make sure your device lasts the distance and it’s very impressive.

The LG Nexus 5Â Â features a 2350mAh battery that will get you through the day. It also offers power saving features to match those of LG Nexus 5Â . Both devices are a step above the previous generation, giving much better endurance.

Conclusion whether which one is the best:

Xiaomi Mi3


The Xiaomi Mi3 features a machined aluminium body that wraps around the sides making for a 90 per cent metal finish. There will be two colours available: black and coral white. It’s a triumph of design, it looks stunning and feels sensational to hold.

The LG Nexus 5Â Â is mainly mettalic, sticking to familiar design, but with a more tactile back for better grip. The big positives are that it is dustproof and resistant in liquid down to a metre in depth, and it’ll be available in single color of charcoal black.

The Xiaomi Mi3 feels like the slicker device in daily use. The user interface is faster and although it has less options and features, the interface feels more sophisticted and mature. It offers class-leading sound quality, a great display, but the real winner is the design. In the battle of these two giants, Xiaomi Mi3Â takes it, but only just.

The LG Nexus 5Â Â offers a wider range of features and comes with great connectivity, a stunning display, plenty of power and a camera that performs well. However it feels like it could be faster in daily use and the unique features of the heart rate sensor and fingerprint scanner may well get turned off and ignored.


As per price, the Xiaomi Mi3Â is available at Rs 4,920 and the LG Nexus 5Â Â is available in India at a price tag of 25,000 INR. The colour variants are same for the devices.

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