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LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB) vs Xiaomi Mi 4i

Side by side comparison between LG Nexus 5 vs Xiaomi Mi 4i phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Mi 4i XLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)09Points
LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
4.95"
IPS+

1080x1920

8
MP

1.3mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Xiaomi Mi 4i
5"
IPS

1080x1920

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3120
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Mi 4i

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)9 Advantages LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)vsMi 4i12 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 4i
+2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Core14%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+TFT Super IPS+Advantage
TFT Super IPS+ display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+445 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs441 PPI
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+Android 6.0 MarshmallowAdvantage
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is newer and safer
vsAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+MicroUSB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
2GB LPDDR2vs+2GB LPDDR3Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)10%
Thinner
4.95"vs+5"1%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(back) 13MP60%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
f/2.4 (aperture)vs+f/2.0 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 1.3MPvs+(front) 5MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2300 mAhvs+3120 mAh36%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.1 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.1 + A2DP is newer and faster

27 Common items in both devices
16GB (12GB available) / 16GB (13GB available)
130 grams (4.55 ounces)
16 million
1080x1920 pixels
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
+20 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Xiaomi Mi 4i
ModelNexus 5 (D821 16GB)Mi 4i
Other model namesLG Google Nexus 5 D821, LG Nexus 5 4G LTE, LG D821Xiaomi Mi 4i Dual Sim LTE 16GB 2015015, Xiaomi Mi4i
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandLGXiaomi
Release dateNovember, 2013April, 2015
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)69.2 x 137.9 millimeters (2.72 x 5.43 in)69.6 x 138.1 millimeters (2.74 x 5.44 in)
Weight130 grams (4.55 ounces)130 grams (4.55 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Xiaomi Mi 4i
Operating systemAndroid 4.4 KitKatAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0 Marshmallowfeature not registered
HardwareLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Xiaomi Mi 4i
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 (28nm)
CPU processor2.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330Qualcomm Adreno 405
RAM memory2GB LPDDR22GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)16GB (13GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Xiaomi Mi 4i
Display typeTFT Super IPS+TFT IPS LCD
Screen size4.95" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)445 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Xiaomi Mi 4i
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/1900/2100, TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)LTE Cat4 1800/2600 (Bands 3,7)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Xiaomi Mi 4i
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Xiaomi Mi 4i
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length30mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Xiaomi Mi 4i
Front camera (secondary)1.3 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x1024 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.9µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Xiaomi Mi 4i
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Xiaomi Mi 4i
USBMicroUSB 3.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputMicro-B USB SlimPortNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Xiaomi Mi 4i
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Qi Wireless charging
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Yellow, Blue, Pink
- MIUI 6 UI
- Quick Charge: 40% in 60min
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Xiaomi Mi 4i
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2300 mAh3120 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 day2100 minutes | 35 hours | 1.5 days
Standby18000 minutes | 300 hours | 12.5 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Xiaomi Mi 4i
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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