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.

Mi Band 4 vs 5 – Find out the Differences

Mi Band 4 vs 5 compared

Mi Band 5 is now available in China, the UK, and Europe. It’s a decent fitness smartband designed to track your active life and control and manage updates from your phone with a 14 days battery life. The Mi Band 5 succeeds Mi Band 4 that was released last year, it comes with more health tracking features, the display is larger and brighter and the battery life is slightly longer. In this post, I’ll show you the differences between Mi Band 4 vs 5 so you know if the new smartband is worth your money or perhaps an upgrade might be necessary.

Mi Band 4 vs 5 Full Specs Comparison

 Mi Band 4Mi Band 5
mi band 4 specsmi band 5 specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameMi Band 4Mi Band 5
Device typeFitness smartbandFitness smartband
PredecessorMi Band 3Mi Band 4
SuccessorMi Band 5N/A
Date ReleasedJune, 2019July, 2020
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size0.95 inch1.1 inches
Display typeAMOLEDAMOLED
Display resolution240 x 120 pixel126 x 294 pixels
Pixel density__
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchkeyTouchkey

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialPolycarbonatePolycarbonate
Strap materialTPUTPU
Bezel MaterialPolycarbonatePolycarbonate
Weight22.1 grams11.9 grams
Color(s)BlackTeal
Orange
Navy blue
Yellow
Black
Mint green
Dimension21.6 x 21.6 x 10.8 mm46.95 x 18.15 x 12.45mm
Strap size155 - 216mm155 - 216mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Tempered glass
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM512KB512KB
Internal storage16MB16MB
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, 6Yes, 11

PLATFORM

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

SENSORS

GPSNoNo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerNoNo
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoNo
Altimeter----
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightNoNo

OTHER FUNCTIONS

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

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-Polymer batteryNon-removable Li-Polymer battery
Battery capacity 135mAh125mAh
Est. battery lifeStandby: 3 Weeks+
Mixed usage: 18 days+
Standby: 3 Weeks+
Mixed usage: 14 days+
Charging modeCharging cradleCharging cradle
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Mi Band 4Mi Band 5
StrapsStraps
ChargerCharger
Quick start guideQuick start guide
  • Design
  • The appearance of both Mi band 4 and 5 looks exactly the same except for slight differences in the display sizes. It’s the same polycarbonate material used for the case of both devices and TPU straps, while the display is covered by anti-scratch glass material, navigation is still via touch key and it’s the same AMOLED display that powers the display of both devices. The difference though is that Mi band 5 has a 1.1 inches display which is slightly bigger than that of Mi Band 4’s 0.95 inches, thanks to it’s slimmer bezel. Mi Band 5 also has a brighter display with a maximum brightness of 450nits compared to 400nits of Mi Band 4.

    Mi Band 5 has also received more preloaded watch faces. It comes with 100+ preloaded themes which include 54 IP themes.

    Both devices are also rated 5ATM which makes it safe to wear any of these to the shower or pool.

  • Health and Fitness Tracking
  • Both Mi Band 4 and 5 will track your daily activities such as sleep, continuous heart rate tracking, steps, calories, sedentary reminders, and can also connect to your phone GPS to enable outdoor activity tracking.
    However, Mi Band 5 now has more health tracking features such as menstrual cycle tracking that allows women log period cycles with an alert function.

    Stress tracking has also been added, Mi band 5 can monitor your stress and will help you reduce stress through a guided breathing session.

    Another new feature is the Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) vitality index; a new, innovative system that converts your heart rate data into a personalized score that indicates the level of activity required in order to maintain good health.

    There’s also blood oxygen saturation tracking that aids in giving you detailed sleep data. Xiaomi claims sleep tracking accuracy has improved by 40% with the addition of the REM stage and 24/7 sleep tracking. Thus, Mi Band 5 will track your sleep in three stages; deep, light, and REM. Besides being able to track your heart rate continuously, Mi Band 5 can now detect irregular heart rate and will alert you.

    Mi Band 5 also comes with more preset workout modes. It comes with 11 sport modes compared to 6 in Mi Band 4.

  • Battery Life
  • There’s no much difference in the battery life between Mi Band 4 and 5, as both can last up to 20 days on power saving mode, but Mi Band 5 according to Xiaomi can last up to 14 days with continuous tracking.

  • Other Upgrades

There’s NFC in the Chinese version of both devices and support payment through Ali Pay, but Xiaomi has added Union Pay to the list of supported payment options.

Both Mi Band 5 has the ability to unlock your phone and features incoming call and text notification, do not disturb, and more, but Mi Band 5 can now control your phone camera.

Which is Better?

Clearly, Mi Band 5 is a better smartband than Mi Band 4. It has a better display and is loaded with more health tracking features, yet priced about the same as Mi Band 4.