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Xiaomi Mi 5c vs Google Pixel compare

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Compare Xiaomi Mi 5c and Google Pixel

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Xiaomi Mi 5c vs Google Pixel

What is the difference between the Xiaomi Mi 5c and Google Pixel? Which one is better? The answers to these questions and many more can be found here in this detailed comparison of the two phones. Discover the differences in specs between these two desirable devices, from screen size to battery life, in the table below. We have all the information you need to choose the best phone for you.


Common specs

Brand and model Xiaomi Mi 5c Google Pixel
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Release date 2017, February 2016, October
Dimensions (HxWxD) 144.4 x 69.7 x 7.1 mm | 5.69 x 5.69 x 2.74 in 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5 mm | 5.66 x 5.66 x 2.74 in
Weight 135 g | 4.76 oz 143 g | 5.04 oz
Body Build Front glass, aluminum frame, back Front glass, aluminum body, partial glass back
Colors Black, Gold, Rose Gold Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue
Battery 2860 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion 2770 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life Stand by time - Up to 456 h (3G)
Talking time - Up to 26 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 110 h
Approximate price 150 EUR 290 EUR


Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 5.15" inc 5" inc
Screen area 73.1 cm2 68.9 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width) 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 72.6% 69.0%
Screen resolution 1080 x 1920 px 1080 x 1920 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 428 PPI 441 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 12 MP, Single 12.3 MP, Single
Camera specs -12 MP, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), 1.25µm, PDAF -12.3 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.3'', 1.55µm, PDAF & laser AF
Functions Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60/120fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@240fps
DxOMark Main Score 90
DxOMark Photo 90
DxOMark Video 91
Front camera, selfie 8 MP, Single 8 MP, Single
Specifications 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide) 8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2'', 1.4µm
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps


Operating system - OS Android 7.1 (Nougat); MIUI 8 Android 7.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset - Xiaomi Surge S1 - Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 (14 nm)
Processor CPU - Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53) - Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
Graphics processor GPU Mali-T860MP4 Adreno 530
External memory No No
Internal memory 64 GB, 3 GB RAM 32/128 GB, 4 GB RAM


Antutu 7 Total
GeekBench 6 Single Core 326
GeekBench 6 Multi Core 755
GeekBench 6 OpenCL 2484
GeekBench 6 Vulkan 996
GeekBench 5 Single Core 144 307
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 657 848
GeekBench 4 Single Core 726 1626
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 2780 4014
GeekBench 4 RenderScript 1966 7705
GeekBench 4 Battery 1738

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Nano-SIM
Network GSM / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA, LTE HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps or LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
Harmful irradiation SAR - 0.92 W/kg (head)     0.58 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.33 W/kg (head)     0.61 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio FM radio No
Headphone jack Yes Yes
Others - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

Sensors - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass , Infrared port - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Other extras
- Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W (Quick Charge 3.0)

- Fast battery charging
- Splash and dust resistant
- For China

- Versions: Global, USA, North America

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