Amazfit Bip S vs Mi Band 5 – Which is Better?

amazfit bip s vs mi band 5 specs

Mi Band 5 is the latest fitness smartband from Xiaomi, it succeeds and packs new improvements in health and fitness tracking, larger display, and improved battery life, while Amazfit Bip S, a variant of the popular Bip comes with inbuilt GPS which isn’t present on Mi Band 5. However, both share a lot in common. This post compares the difference between Mi Band 5 vs Amazfit Bip S to help you make a more informed decision on which is a better smartband/smartwatch. Note that Mi band 5 is a fitness band, while Bip S is a smartwatch.

Amazfit Bip S vs Mi Band 5 Full Specifications Comparison

 Amazfit Bip SMi Band 5
amazfit bip s specsmi band 5 specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameAmazfit Bip SMi Band 5
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchFitness smartband
PredecessorN/AMi Band 4
SuccessorN/AN/A
Date ReleasedJanuary, 2020July, 2020
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.28 inch1.1 inches
Display typeTransflect LCD (Colored)AMOLED
Display resolution178 x 178 pixels126 x 294 pixels
Pixel density--_
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen,
1 physical button
Touchkey

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialPolycarbonatePolycarbonate
Strap materialSiliconeTPU
Bezel MaterialGlass (bezeless)Polycarbonate
Weight31g11.9 grams
Color(s)Carbon black
Warm pink
Red orange
White
Teal
Orange
Navy blue
Yellow
Black
Mint green
Dimension42 x 35.3 x 11.4mm46.95 x 18.15 x 12.45mm
Strap size20 mm155 - 216mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Tempered glass
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM--512KB
Internal storage--16MB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

AudioNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v5.0
NFCNoNo
Wi-FiNoNo
Bluetooth callingNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoneNone
SIMNoneNone

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.No___
StressNoYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingNoYes
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 10Yes, 11

PLATFORM

Operating systemProprietary OSProprietary OS
CPU----
GPU----
Chipset----

SENSORS

GPSYes, GPS/GLONASSNo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope NoYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerNoNo
CompassYesNo
Pulse Ox.NoNo
Altimeter----
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesNo

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes, 20mmYes, 155 - 216mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantNoNo
Compatibility Android 5.0+
iOS 10.0+
Android 4.4+
iOS 9.0+
Payment systemNoneAlipay, Union Pay
Companion appMi Fit AppMi Fit App

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-Polymer battery
Battery capacity 200 mAh125mAh
Est. battery lifeStandby: 90days
Mixed Usage: 40 days+
GPS tracking: 20 hrs+
Standby: 3 Weeks+
Mixed usage: 14 days+
Charging mode2-pins POGO pinCharging cradle
Charging durationAbout 2-3 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Amazfit Bip SMi Band 5
StrapsStraps
ChargerCharger
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Differences Between Mi Band 5 vs Amazfit Bip S

  • DESIGN
  • Both Amazfit Bip s and Mi band 5 have a sturdy build comprising of a polycarbonate case, while silicone has been used for Bip S straps and TPU for Mi Band 5 which results in a very lightweight design that is very comfortable to wear.

    With AMOLED powering the display of Mi Band 5, it has a more colorful and richer display compared to reflective LCD of Bip S. Both can easily be read easily even under sunlight. Interacting with Mi Band 5 is via a touchkey, while Bip S has touchscreen support. Again, navigation is easy on both devices, but Bip S is easier to navigate with a physical button.

    Both Mi band 5 and Bip S are rated 5ATM (waterproof rating up to 50 meters), so it’s safe to wear any of these to the pool or ocean.

    The bottom line, each of the two devices has got a decent design that makes any of these two very comfortable to wear all day long.

  • ACTIVITY TRACKING
  • Both Mi Band 5 and Bip S are marketed as fitness and health monitoring devices, as a result, any of these two will track your daily activities such as steps, calories, distance, sleep, and continuous heart rate tracking. However, Bip S is equipped with an inbuilt GPS that enables you to track and map your routes. Although, Mi Band 5 can also track outdoor activities by connecting to your phone GPS which you can view from the Mi Fit app.

    Additionally, Mi Band 5 features menstrual cycle tracking, a feature that allows women to log and monitor period cycle. It also features blood oxygen saturation tracking and can also help you monitor stress through a guided breathing session. Bip S lacks these features, and moreover, Mi Band 5 has more preset workout modes.

  • BATTERY LIFE
  • One of the main selling factors for the Bip family is the very long battery life of every smartwatch on the Bip lineup. Although each of these two has a long battery life that makes any of these a great choice for individuals that want to track long durational activities. While Bip S will keep you going for over a month, Mi Band 5 can last up to 20 days and 14 days with continuous tracking.

  • SMART FEATURES
  • The Chinese version of Mi Band 5 has NFC that allows you to make payment with Ali Pay and Union Pay. It also equipped with a MEMS microphone that gives you access to XiaoAI voice assistant. These features are not available yet on the international version of Mi Band 5. Bip S lacks these features.

  • PRICE

Mi Band 5 is far cheaper than Bip S which is in-line with previous Mi Band versions that are also very cheap.

Which Should You Buy?

Any of these two will make a decent choice for tracking and managing your fitness goals and a perfect companion for managing updates on your phone. Both are low priced fitness trackers, priced below $100.

I’ll still choose Amazfit Bip S, it’s got more fitness tracking features and also has very long battery life.