A month ago, Xiaomi and OPPO launched their most recent exercise bands, the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 and OPPO Band, and to honor them, today we are not only going to talk about them, but we are also going to compare them with other powerful of these devices, the Honor Band 5, and you will see everything in this Honor Band 5 vs Xiaomi Mi Band 5 vs OPPO Band comparison.
Starting this Honor Band 5 vs Xiaomi Mi Band 5 vs OPPO Band comparison, we will talk about the pricing. We have the Honor Band 5 and the Xiaomi Mi Band 5, both being the cheapest health wearables among these three. This two products have a listing price of 189 yuan ($26). On the other hand, the OPPO Band have a price tag of 199 yuan ($28) and is the most expensive one among the three.
Moving to the design section of the comparison, the Honor Band 5 is similar to its ancestor (Honor Band 4) and the newly released Redmi Band. It’s a classic rectangular design, slightly curved screen to fit well on the wrist. On the front, there’s the large white-colored circular button. It’s almost 2x the size of the circular button on the Mi Band 4, but much prominent. As for the charging, it doesn’t have the magnetic charging but the charger can be attached to the bottom terminals without removing the main chassis.
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About the Xiaomi Mi Band 5, this wearable has an iconic elliptical (capsule) shape with a circular touch button. At the bottom, we have the PPG sensor and the charging terminals. It should be noticed that Xiaomi hasn’t changed the location of the charging terminals for the Mi Band 5 in comparison to its ancestor (Xiaomi Mi Band 4), but moved from a dock type charger to a much easy to use the magnetic charger. Now one can charge the band without removing it from the strap and avoid the loosing of the strap over time.
Lastly, we have the OPPO Band, of which it is worth noting that it is available in two different design versions: a very simple one with only a TPU strap and a second, more modern model with a metal ring. In this case, the screen of this one has a slightly more square shape in both of its versions, and although the most modern model with the metal ring can look a little more formal and elegant, said ring can be a little annoying, so it is doubtful whether this is a functional addition or not. As for the charging, it doesn’t have the magnetic charging but the charger can be attached to the bottom terminals without removing the main chassis.
So, I do prefer the Mi Band series in terms of design. They look much cooler and has a unique and minimalistic approach in terms of design. With that being said, everyone has a different taste.
Going quickly to talk about the straps, those launched by Honor and Xiaomi are made of pure silicone, while the straps of the devices made by OPPO are made of TPU. It is worth noting that the straps of all these wearables can be removed from the device at any time you want, either to exchange them or to wash them. In relation to their comfort, and because they are all made with materials of similar texture, they are very comfortable and soft to the touch.
Having said that, the strap that holds the Honor Band 5 has a special hardness, which allows it to better secure the small screen and thus avoid any possible accident. The same goes for OPPO Band because it has that TPU protection around the screen as well.
OPPO and Xiaomi have a similar push-lock type buckle which might save you time in wearing them. However, they aren’t durable and securely locked (trust me as Honor Band 5 which has the classic pin type bucket for the best grip and security.
Moving to the second part of Honor Band 5 vs Xiaomi Mi Band 5 vs OPPO Band comparison, now, I’m going to talk about their screens, all of them have a color AMOLED display. Regarding its size, the Honor Band 5 screen has a size of 0.95’’ with a resolution of 120 x 240 pixels, while the screens of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 and OPPO Band have a size of 1.1’’ with a resolution of 126 x 294 pixels.
All three have tempered glass for scratch protection, and we do know how easily these bands can get scratched. So all of them need a tempered glass or plastic sheet protection. However, the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has this 2.5D glass arc added to it. Due to this one can easily swipe left to right. That’s not the case with OPPO Band which has plastic on its sides. Though OPPO added it because they wanted to protect the screen, however, this does limit us with the left and right-swiping. Meanwhile, because of the curved sides, the screen of Mi Band 5 appears to pop out which provides a cool appearance, however,
Honor Band 5 is the least beautiful among these. I hate that large circular layout.
The Honor Band 5 and Xiaomi Mi Band 5 are equipped with a 6-axis motion sensor: 3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope. The 3-axis accelerometer is responsible for sensing front, rear left, and right (three-dimensional space). Meanwhile, the three-axis gyroscope separate dynamic information that senses left and right tilt, front and rear tilt, and left and right swing. As for the OPPO Band, it comes with just 3-axis motion sensor.
With that being said, all three bands have NFC and a PPG sensor for HR detection and support abnormal heart rate alerts. The accuracy with be discussed in the features and function section. Xiaomi mentions that the PPG sensor has been upgraded in the Xiaomi Mi Band 5, making it 50% more accurate than the previous generation. This also means that it beats the Honor band 5 since Honor and OPPO bands HR readings were almost similar. As for the algorithms which help in the accuracy of the measurements, we have the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 with most updated algorithms, then comes Honor Band 5, and the last one is OPPO Band.
One thing found in Honor Band 5 is that the user can customize the functions of the band, making it either a health watch only, a smartwatch only, or both. The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 and OPPO Band do have this as well but one can turn only specific functions like push notification, sedentary reminder etc. In terms of accuracy, the pedometer of Honor Band 5 is the most accurate; it’s not perfect, but way better than Mi Band 5 and OPPO Band which show false steps and distance.
As for the heart rate monitoring, the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has the most accurate HR readings thanks to the upgraded PPG sensor. The officials say that the accuracy of irregular heart rate monitoring is increased by up to 50%. Then we have the Honor Band 5 which has better HR accuracy than the OPPO Band. Concerning the sleep tracker, Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has the most accurate readings improved by 40% compared to the OPPO wearable.
Also, about the sports modes, all three have multiple sport modes. The OPPO Band has the most ones numbering around 12 modes including yoga, elliptical machine and rowing, while the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 comes at second with 11 modes like skipping rope, indoor climb, swimming and freestyle and, lastly, the Honor Band 5 that has the least ones numbering 9 modes like outdoor running, treadmill and walking.
Here’s the summary of these features:
It looks like we have a tie between Xiaomi Mi Band 5 and OPPO Band. We do see some additional features with the Mi Band 5, however we miss blood oxygen which is present in both Honor band 5 and OPPO Band. But, we do miss music player in Honor Band 5, but it’s present in Xiaomi Mi Band 5 and OPPO Band.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 uses the Mi Fit App, meanwhile, the Honor Band 5 uses Huawei Health and the OPPO Band uses OPPO Care app. Each app is unique in its own way. The UI also resembles each other in most parts.
Among the three, Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has a battery life which is up to 20 days on a single charge. The battery capacity is also the same which is 125mAh and charges in 2 hours from 0% to 100%. The magnetic charging feature added is incredible. On the other hand, the Honor Band 4 and the OPPO Band have a much lesser battery capacity which is 100mAh, however, they also promise a battery life up to 14 days and charges in 1 hour from 0% to 100%.
In this section of Xiaomi Mi Band 5 vs Xiaomi Mi Band 4 vs Honor Band 5 comparison, there’s no winner. This is because the battery life of all bands depends on the frequency of usage, the HR interval set, the brightness setting, and other features.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 and Honor Band 5 charges without removing the strap, while OPPO Band has to be removed from the strap for charging on the dock. However, only Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has magnetic charging.
Concluding the Honor Band 5 vs Xiaomi Mi Band 5 vs OPPO Band, it’s good to see that the one-year-old Honor Band 5 has managed to compete against the newly released Mi Band 5 and OPPO Band. Xiaomi Mi Band 5 does have better readings in terms of HR and sleep tracking, and magnetic charging that is missing in the Honor Band 5, although the three of them have great characteristics. The price difference it’s that much as all three are ranging between $20 to $30 which is ultra-cheap. However, all these features in Mi Band 5 do come at a sacrifice which is no blood oxygen monitoring, and the same false-positive errors in steps and distance.
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Do you know? Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Chinese version (CN) and Global version are almost the same. You get Alipay in Chinese version, while it’s not available in the global version. Moreover, only the box labeling and user guide are in Chinese for the CN version. The default language of the band is in Chinese, however, you can change it automatically once you connect with Mi Fit App. Oh and one more thing Mi Band 5 Chinese version is also cheaper ($3 to $5) than the global version.
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