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

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Amazfit Bip U is one of the trending fitness smartwatches on the market right now, while Mi Band 5 which was released few months back is one of the most popular smartbands on the market. Both devices come from Huami/Xiaomi brand, and each is designed to track your daily activities and to help you stay fit. And also to help you stay connected to updates received on your phone. However, these two differ in a few ways which we’ll figure out in this comparison between Amazfit Bip U and Mi Band 5
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Amazfit Bip U vs Mi Band 5 Specifications Comparison

 
 
Product Info
Amazfit Bip U specs

Amazfit Bip U Specifications, Features and Price

mi band 5 specs

Mi Band 5 Full Specifications, Features and Price

Price $98.97 $28.02
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Amazfit Bip U Mi Band 5
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness smartband
Gender Unisex Unisex
Predecessor Mi Band 4
Successor
Models Amazfit Bip U, Amazfit Bip U Pro Mi Band 5 (NFC version)
Date released October, 2020 June, 2020
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.43 inches 1.1 inches
Display type LCD, TFT 450nits, AMOLED, Full color
Resolution 320 x 302 px 126 x 294 px
Pixel density
Customizable watchface Yes 100+, Yes
Input type 1 Physical button, Touchscreen Touchkey, Touchscreen
Always-On Yes Yes
BODY BODY BODY
Shape Rectangular Curved, Rectangular
Case material Polycarbonate Polycarbonate
Strap material Silicone TPU
Bezel material Polycarbonate Bezeless, Polycarbonate
Strap size 20 mm 155 – 216 mm
Color Black, Green Black, Mint green, Navy blue, Orange, Teal, Yellow
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Anti-scracth glass
Dimension 40.9 x 35.5 x 11.4mm 46.95 x 18.15 x 12.45mm
Weight 31g (excluding straps), 11g
Waterproof rating Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Durability test
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth calling No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0 Bluetooth v5.0
Wi-Fi No No
NFC No (special edition), Yes
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 0.5MB
ROM 16MB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Network technology None None
SIM type None None
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio No No
Microphone No MEMS microphone
Loudspeaker No No
Bluetooth music No No
Camera No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
GPS (connected GPS), No (connected GPS), No
Accelerometer Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Pulse Ox. No
Altimeter No No
Barometer No No
Compass No No
ECG No No
Thermometer No No
Ambient light Yes No
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Steps Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Floors climbed No No
Blood oxygen Yes Yes
Blood Pressure No No
Stress Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle Yes Yes
VO2 Max No No
Onscreen workout No No
Preloaded sport modes 60+, Yes 11, Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 230mAh 125mAh
Battery life Smartwatch mode: up to 9 days Continous usage: 14 days, Regular: 20 days
Charging type Charging dock Magnetic charger
Charging duration 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Operating system RTOS Proprietary OS
Chipset
CPU
GPU
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Mi Fit Mi Fit
Compatibility Android 5.0+, iOS 10.0+ Android 5.0+, iOS 10.0+
Payment system None Alipay, Union Pay
Customizable strap 20mm, Yes Yes
Voice Assistant No (China), XiaoAI, Yes
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Amazfit Bip U, Charger, Manual, Straps Charger, Manual, Mi Band 5, Straps
Price $98.97 $28.02

What’s the Difference?

Amazfit Bip U share a lot in common with Mi Band 5 as far as fitness tracking is concerned, both devices can track sleep, heart rate, calories, and feature stress and menstrual cycle tracking. The most noticeable difference between these two is that while Bip U is a smartwatch, Mi Band 5 is a smartband. As a result, while Bip U has a 1.43 inches display size which allows you to see more at a glance compared to the smaller 1.1 inches display of Mi Band 5. More also, while Bip U has a TFT display, Mi Band 5 has an AMOLED powered display. TFT isn’t as colorful as AMOLED, but it’s quite easier to read under sunlight, that’s if you workout outdoors often.

There are more preset sport modes in Amazfit Bip U than Mi Band 5 which only has 11 sport modes, but I personally do not consider this a big difference because I can’t remember when last I did any other workout apart from running, push-up, crunch, and walking. Although, Mi Band 5 has a longer battery life than Bip U, it can last up to 15 days while Bip U can go as long as 9 days. It’s good to know that both will allow you to go multiple days from a single charge.

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