Xiaomi MI5S Plus VS Huawei P9 Plus Design, Antutu, Camera, Battery Review


Since Iphone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus released, jet black color has become more and more popular, we should think Xiaomi MI5S will not only improve its specs but also continues previous design of Xiaomi MI5. But in fact, it proves wrong. Xiaomi MI5S and Xiaomi MI5S Plus have changed to use metal body. But in terms of Xiaomi MI5S Plus, it has also used dual rear camera which makes us give a thumb as you know there are few smartphones with dual rear camera. Today we will compare Xiaomi MI5S Plus with Huawei P9 Plus, which both belong to flagship smartphone of their own brands.



This time Xiaomi MI5S and Xiaomi MI5S Plus both use metal body, 2.5D curved glass screen, cancelling the MI logo on the left side, they have 3.5mm earphone jack on the top, USB Type C at the bottom. Xiaomi MI5S Plus put the fingerprint scanner on its back, Xiaomi MI5S Plus has Infrared remote control on the top. On the back there are two camera and dual-LED flash light along with the dual rear camera. You can check more details about their design according to the real pictures below.


Xiaomi MI5S Plus


Xiaomi MI5S Plus


Xiaomi MI5S Plus


Xiaomi MI5S Plus

However, Huawei P9 Plus also uses metal design, it has 5.5inch FHD AMOLED screen, but Xiaomi MI5S Plus has 5.7inch FHD screen. One common feature is that they both have dual rear camera on its back. On the front it also uses the virtual three buttons for operation, on the screen there is a LED notification, receiver and front camera as usual. Under the screen, there is big Huawei logo. On the back, it has dual rear camera and dual-ton LED flash light and laser focus module, under the camera, it is the fingerprint scanner, Huawei P9 Plus also has Infrared remote control and 3D touch, it also added virtual stereo technology, which makes its receiver as a speaker, too.


Huawei P9 Plus


Huawei P9 Plus


Huawei P9 Plus


Huawei P9 Plus


Huawei P9 Plus

Therefore, according to compare their design, they have its own unique beauty. But we prefer to Huawei P9 Plus which looks more elegant and exquisite. How about you?


Xiaomi MI5S Plus is powered by the latest and most powerful Snapdragon 821 processor, 2.35GHz, it has RAM 4GB and RAM 6GB version. But Huawei P9 Plus is equipped with its own processor, Kirin 955 Octa core 2.5 GHz, it only has RAM 4GB. In terms of antutu test, Xiaomi MI5S Plus can win over Huawei P9 Plus after all, Xiaomi uses the most powerful Snapdragon 821 processor. However, in Geekbench, Xiaomi MI5S Plus has lower multi-core score with 5784 points than Huawei P9 Plus with 6760 points. It can prove Huawei P9 Plus in multi-tasking function should run better than Xiaomi MI5S Plus. But anyway, in antutu test, Xiaomi MI5S Plus has beaten Huawei P9 Plus.


Xiaomi MI5S Plus Antutu and Geekbench


Huawei P9 Plus Antutu


Huawei P9 Plus GeekBench


Xiaomi MI5S Plus has dual 13MP back camera and 4MP front camera, it’s worthwhile to let you know the power of dual rear camera. Xiaomi MI5S Plus has one for collecting colorful and the other for black and white data. The picture by dual rear camera will be more pure, and it will improve the image under the backlight or dark night. In addition, Xiaomi MI5S Plus will have more advantage in black and white image performance than other models. Its dual 13MP rear camera can record the colorful and bright and dark information which is similar to Huawei P9.



Xiaomi MI5S Plus sample


Xiaomi MI5S Plus sample

Huawei P9 Plus is also famous for dual rear camera, although it’s not the first smartphone with dual rear camera, Huawei P9 Plus also uses dual 12MP rear camera, one of them use black and white optical sensor. And it has cooperated with Leica this time, due to Leica, Huawei P9 Plus can customize into different shooting mode, such as black and white filter, adjustment, etc. Meanwhile, the dual camera has increased to 1.25um single pixels which is better for optical inserting.




Therefore, Huawei P9 Plus and Xiaomi MI5s plus camera can take pictures in rich details, and focus fast, they provide the professional modes for shooting. In terms of dual rear camera, they are even, but according to front camera, Huawei P9 Plus has 8MP but Xiaomi MI5S Plus only has 4MP. Huawei wins in front camera.


Xiaomi MI5s Plus has larger battery with 3800mAh capacity, but Huawei P9 Plus only has 3400mAh battery. In terms of Xiaomi MI5S Plus larger screen, it’s normal that Huawei chooses this 3400mAh battery. According to test, Huawei P9 Plus can support one day to use without no big problem in daily life. And it also provides ROG power saving mode which can help it save more power. However, Xiaomi MI5S Plus has only 400mAh bigger than Huawei P9 Plus, so Xiaomi will also have no problem to use without charging every day. Anyway, the exact battery life should depend on how you use.


As for charging speed, Huawei P9 Plus can support 9V/2A quick charge configuration, it can charge 5% to 43% in half an  hour, but it needs 45 minutes to charge to 60%. So if it charges full, it will take 120 minutes in total. But Xiaomi MI5S Plus has bigger battery, it can also support quick charge 3.0. It can charge 83% power in 30 minutes according to official. So it should have fast charging speed as Huawei P9 Plus.


Huawei P9 Plus Charging


Other Functions



The other difference between Xiaomi MI5S Plus and Huawei P9 Plus is the running OS, the former runs MIUI 8 OS based on Android6.0 OS, but the latter runs its own EMUI4.1 OS based on Android6.0. So they will bring different features from their own OS. They both support fingerprint scanner, quick charge, USB Type C function.



The main difference between Xiaomi MI5S Plus and Huawei P9 Plus is in their hardware, due to Snapdragon 821 processor, it makes Xiaomi MI5S enjoy higher performance than Huawei P9 Plus, but Huawei P9 Plus still performs nice in dual camera. If you are looking for a cheaper but higher performance smartphone, Xiaomi MI5S Plus can be your first choice, but if you are more into better quality, Huawei P9 Plus will not let you down.

Compare the price from the following stores:

Compare the price from the following stores:

Gearbest:  Xiaomi MI5S Plus RAM 4GB ROM 64GB Golden  at $479.99
                  RAM 6GB ROM 128GB Golden at $478.99
 Xiaomi Mi5S Plus 4G Phablet 64GB ROM – DEEP GRAY $110 coupon code: XM5PLOL  at $368.21
Xiaomi MI5S  3GB RAM 64GB ROM Silver at $318.99 (flash sale)     Xiaomi MI5S RAM 4GB ROM 128GB at $389.99  (flash sale)
Huawei P9 Plus coupon code: GB9% at $718.53

Efox:    Xiaomi MI5S Plus RAM 4GB at €389.99  XIAOMI MI 5S PLUS 6GB RAM at  €469.99
Xiaomi MI5S RAM 3GB at  €324.99  Xiaomi MI5S RAM 4GB at €389.99

Huawei P9 Plus at €749.99

Banggood:  Xiaomi MI5S  3GB RAM 64GB ROM at 292.99usd    Xiaomi MI5S 4GB 128GB at 449.89usd
Xiaomi MI5S Plus RAM 4GB ROM 64GB at 419.99usd     
MI5S Plus RAM 6GB ROM 128GB at$489.99

Huawei P9 plus at 779.99usd

Geekbuying:   Xiaomi MI5S RAM 3GB ROM 64GB at 292.99usd    Xiaomi MI5S RAM 4GB ROM 128GB at $467  (flash sale)    

Xiaomi MI5S Plus RAM 4GB ROM 64GB Golden  at 339.99usd   MI5S Plus RAM 6GB ROM 128GB at $537
Huawei P9 plus at  691.99usd


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