Xiaomi Mi 5 Hands-On Performance
The Mi 5 features a 5.15-inch screen with a high 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution. David Gilbert

During the Xiaomi Mi 5 launch event in the previous month, Hugo Barra, the VP of Xiaomi had revealed its 142,084 AnTuTu score. Now, the smartphone has been again spotted on AnTuTu with a ground-breaking score of 179,566.

It has taken 19 months for Xiaomi to announce its Mi 5 flagship after the launch of Xiaomi Mi 4 in 2014. However, the Chinese manufacturer has worked to build an affordable flagship smartphone that can take on the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5.

In the previous month, Android Headlines had reported that the LG G5 had recorded a high AnTuTu score of 133,054. It outperformed the Exynos 8890 powered Galaxy S7 that scored 116,668. Green bot that has reviewed the pre-production unit of LG G5 has revealed that it has managed to record a higher score of 138,907 on AnTuTu.

The Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and Xiaomi Mi 5 are all powered by the most powerful Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 820. All the three smartphones also feature 4 GB of RAM. However, the new AnTuTu score of 179,566 of Xiaomi Mi 5 shows that it has easily outperformed its opponents, MIUI reported.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 comes in multiple storage versions such as 32 GB and 64 GB that feature 3 GB of RAM. The 4 GB RAM model is also known as Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro that comes with 128 GB of storage. The 179,566 AnTuTu score belongs to the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro variant.

One of the striking differences that may have helped Xiaomi Mi 5 to win over its opponents on AnTuTu benchmarks is that it is equipped with a full HD screen whereas the others are fitted with Quad HD displays. These smartphones also feature the same Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, but each one sports a proprietary Android skin that delivers unique user interface.

Chinese resellers like GearBest are currently shipping to buyers outside China. However, as of this writing, Xiaomi has no plans of releasing Mi 5 in the U.S.