Xiaomi Mi Note 3 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs Gionee M7 Power: Price in India, Specification and Features Compared


You may ask why are we comparing three smartphones that are of totally different generations. The answer is, the Apple iPhone 5s is selling for an all-time low Rs. 16,999 and the Gionee M7 Power too costs Rs. 16,999. Now, the Xiaomi Mi Note 3, which is expected to launch in India in early 2018, will cost roughly between Rs. 15,999 to Rs. 17,999, which is similar to the other two devices. Hence, the comparison.

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs Gionee M7 Power: Display

The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 comes with the highest resolution display among the three smartphones, i.e. it has Full HD resolution in 5.5-inch screen size, which equates to about 401 PPI pixel density. The Apple iPhone 5s has the second sharpest display with 321 PPI, and it comes with 4-inch screen size. The Gionee M7 Power has the lowest sharpness, as it has a resolution of HD+ (1440 x 720). All the three smartphones feature an IPS LCD.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 takes the lead in the display criteria, as it has the highest resolution, highest brightness, and an ideal screen size.

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs Gionee M7 Power: Camera

The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 has the most technologically advanced primary camera when compared to the Apple iPhone 5s and the Gionee M7 Power; it comes with two 12MP sensors, OIS, phase-detection autofocus, and dual-tone dual-LED flash. The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 is also the only smartphone among the three to feature 4K video recording. The Apple iPhone 5s has an 8MP primary camera equipped with phase-detection autofocus and dual-tone dual-LED flash. The video recording is limited to Full HD resolution. Coming to the Gionee M7 Power, it has the least equipped camera hardware. The device is equipped with a 13MP autofocus primary camera.

The front-facing camera of all the three smartphones differs by a huge margin. The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 has a 16MP sensor, the Gionee M7 Power has an 8MP sensor, whereas, the Apple iPhone 5s has the poorest resolution of 1.2MP.

Not only the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 has a technologically advanced primary and secondary camera hardware on paper, but it also performs the best among the three smartphones. The Apple iPhone 5s ranks second, as it lacks OIS, and has a lower resolution secondary camera. The Gionee M7 Power ranks last as its primary camera isn’t even equipped with phase-detection autofocus. Also, it puts out relatively low image quality.

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs Gionee M7 Power: Performance

The Gionee M7 power has the least powerful chipset among the three smartphones; it is equipped with octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor and 4GB of RAM. Even though it has the least powerful chipset, it has a fast performance. However, due to the weak GPU, the Gionee M7 Power lags a lot while playing graphics intensive games.

The Apple iPhone 5s has the second most powerful processor, and thanks to the optimised software, the Apple iPhone 5s has a very smooth and fast performance even under heavy loads. Also, the powerful GPU and relatively low display resolution result in smooth gaming performance.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 ranks first in the performance, as it has the most powerful processor, the Snapdragon 660. The device has a blazingly fast performance along with smooth transitions and animations. Also, the new MIUI 9 is packed with tons of additional features, which makes the best use of the additional processing power.

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs Gionee M7 Power: Battery Backup

The Gionee M7 Power, as the name suggests, focuses mainly on providing with longer battery backup. The device has massive 5000mAh battery, that combined with the power-efficient Snapdragon 435 processor, delivers a staggering battery backup. Sadly though, the Gionee M7 Power isn’t equipped with any fast charging technology. Therefore, it takes an insane amount of time to charge the device fully.

The Apple iPhone 5s packs the smallest battery of the lot; 1560mAh to be precise. As you might expect, the device has a poor battery backup. It will not last more than a day under moderate usage. Unfortunately, even the Apple iPhone 5s isn’t equipped with fast charging technology.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 has the best combination of battery capacity and charging speed; it is equipped with a 3500mAh battery and features Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The device easily lasts more than a day under moderate usage, and it charges blazingly fast.

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs Gionee M7 Power: Conclusion

When the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 launches in India, it will be without any doubt the best smartphone you can buy among the three smartphones, as it has the best display, best primary camera, best secondary camera, fastest performance, smoothest gaming, and lowest charging time.

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