Two Chinese smartphone makers entered the smartphone market and scramble for to produce the best smartphone of the year. Xiaomi introduced its smartphone Mi4 in April while OnePlus 2 introduced on 28 July. Before the launch of the smartphones rumours filled the air adding the eagerness among the customers. Interestingly, both the smartphones have almost the same SoCs, but it’s yet to see which of the smartphone would be the favourite with the masses.
Let’s see the side by side look at the two phones and see what the future will bring us.
OnePlus 2 runs on Snapdragon 810 while Xiaomi Mi4 runs on Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615. OnePlus is more advanced than Mi4 as expected.
Both the smartphone has LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors while the display size of OnePlus is 5.5-inch and Xiaomi is of 5.0-inches. However both the smartphone is protected by Corning Gorilla glass 3 and have a same display resolution 1080x 1920 ( 441ppi density).
Design and build
Another similarity between both the smartphone is Dual SIM support although OnePlus has Nano SIM feature. OnePLus 2 has a metallic build while Xiaomi Mi4 is not a metallic build but is protected by corning gorilla glass both on the front and back.
OnePlus 2 features a 4GB DDR4 RAM and Xiaomi Mi4 features 2GB RAM, both the companies promised better performance and power efficiency. But the 16GB OnePlus 2 features s 3GB RAM.
Battery and USB Type-C
OnePlus officially said that the OnePlus 2 to have a 3,300mAh battery and will also feature a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. Xiaomi Mi4 have a microUSB v2.0, USB Host and the device carries a Non-removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh battery.
Just like iPhone 6, OnePlus 2 to have a physical fingerprint scanner and the company promises to feature a better quality than iPhone 6. But the Mi4 has no such feature.
Coming to storage option, both the smartphones, OnePlus 2 and Mi4 comes with 2 different variety that is 16GB and 64GB storage.
Both the device to run on Android Lollipop and OxygenOS is the latest UI for OnePlus 2 on the other hand Xiaomi Mi4 has MIUI 6.0 OS.
Xiaomi Mi4 sports a13MP camera and its rival OnePlus 2 has 66MP camera sensors while, the front camera of both device has 5MP front-facing sensor.
The most important part -price of the handset; OnePLus 2 is priced at Rs 24, 999 and Mi4 is available at much cheaper price of Rs 12, 999, although comparing its Soc with OnePlus 2 Mi4 is lower in RAM feature. So the price of the handset is acceptable.