Mi Band 4 vs. Mi Band 5 vs. Amazfit Band 5 vs. Honor 5

Mi Band 4 vs Honor Band 5: Should you wait for the Mi Band 4 launch?
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Today, it is really going to be a debate between you and literature. Of course, I am going to just share specifications about the different smart bands and I let you draw a conclusion depending on what you are looking for. I am going to review for you four different smart bands that are; Mi Band 4 vs. Mi Band 5 vs. Amazfit Band 5 vs. Honor 5. Sure, let’s dive into the series;

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Mi Band 4

Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Waterproof Activity Tracker - UgTechMag.Com

Let’s get started with Mi Band 4. This is a branded smartwatch manufactured by Xiaomi, a Chinese tech manufacturer. It comes in line with a series of other smartwatches from the same manufacturer, for example, Mi Band 3, Mi Band 5, and so on.

Design

Mi Band 4 is a sports gadget, housing an OLED 0.95 screen with 16 million colors. This means that you can still see its actual display looking from a sharp angle. Mi Band 4 has a responsive button that is marked with a tiny white circle, and generally, the whole design fits in the rubber bands housing Mi Band 3 if we are to compare the two.

Mi Band 4 – Specifications

RAM512 KB
Internal Memory16 MB
SD Card SlotNo
DistanceYes
Heart RateYes
StepsYes
Calories ConsumptionYes
SleepYes
TypeAMOLED
Screen Size0.95 Inch (Up to 400 nits)
Screen Resolution120 x 240 pixel
Pixel Density194 PPI
Multi-TouchYes (Capacities touchscreen)
Screen Protection2.5D Tempered glass with anti-fingerprint coating
Bluetooth5.0
GPSNo
WiFiBT5.0 BLE
NFCNo (Global Version), Yes (Chinese Version)
USBNo
RadioNo
TouchYes
WatchfaceCustomizable
Voice CommandYes (Only in Chinese Version)
Smartphone CompatibilityAndroid 4.4+ or iOS 9.0+
Activity AlertYes
SMSYes
EmailYes
Incoming Call AlertYes
Calendar ReminderYes
Weather ForecastYes
AccelerometerYes
GyroYes
Heart RateYes
LightYes
Compass/MagnetometerYes
Vibration/Haptics engineYes
Other SensorsThe new six-axis sensor
SpeakerNo
MicrophoneOnly for Chinese Version
Battery TypeLithium Polymer
Capacity135mAh
Battery Life20 days battery life
Wireless ChargingCharging Dock with USB Cable
Charging Time≤ 2 hours
LanguageMultilingual and Chinese
App StoreNo
Builtin Payment ServiceMi Pay (Chinese Version)
Bluetooth MusicNo

Mi Band 5

Mi Smart Band 5 – UgTechMag.Com

Mi Band 5 is the successor of Mi Band 4 and was released early the year (2021). Comparing the two, Mi Band 5 comes with a variety of new features that are not available in its predecessor. You can no longer use the same straps with the older version since the new Mi Band 5 has wider and larger in size compared to the old one.

Design

Taking the aspect of design into consideration, Mi Band 5 has its edges for the front panel slightly curved. This gives it a better finish than the earlier version. Not like Mi Band 4, Mi Band 5 uses a 1.1″ OLED screen. Which implies that it is 15% larger than Mi Band 4 which is just 0.95”.

Mi Band 5 – Specifications

RAM512 KB
Internal Memory16 MB
SD Card SlotNo
DistanceYes
Heart RateYes
StepsYes
Calories ConsumptionYes
SleepYes
TypeAMOLED
Screen Size1.1 Inch
Screen Resolution126 x 295-pixel resolution
Touch TypeYes Muti -Touch
Glass Technology2.5D scratch-resistant tempered glass with Anti-Fingerprint
Bluetooth5.0
GPSNo
WiFiNo
NFCNo/Yes
USBNo
RadioNo
TouchYes
WatchfaceCustomizable
Voice CommandYes (Only in Chinese Version)
OS PlatformProprietary OS
Activity AlertYes
SMSYes
EmailYes
Incoming Call AlertYes
Calendar ReminderYes
Weather ForecastYes
AccelerometerYes
GyroYes
Heart RateYes
LightYes
Compass/MagnetometerYes
Vibration/Haptics engineYes
Sensors/Functions3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, Capacitive proximity sensor, Optical heart rate sensor, barometer, NFC,
SpeakerNo
Battery TypeLithium Polymer
Battery Capacity125 mAh battery
Charging TechnologyMagnetic Charging Cable
App StoreNo
Builtin Payment ServiceMi Pay (Chinese Version)
Bluetooth MusicNo

Amazfit Band 5

Amazfit Band 5 With SpO2 Monitor - UgTechMag.Com

The Amazfit Band 5 offers an impressive amount of features, as we are going to see below in the specification box. Amazfit Band 5 and Mi Band 5 have an identical design and construction, so, we shall not go into details of that. The most important thing to keep an eye on is the specifications below,

Amazfit Band 5 – Specifications

Waterproof depth rating: 50mvs40.35m
Bluetooth version: 5vs4.17
Battery power: 125mAhvs118.03mAh
Width: 18.5mmvs23.65mm
Screen size: 1.1″vs1.07″
Pixel density: 290ppivs245.83ppi
Rating on Apple’s App Store: 4.5vs3.68
Battery power: 125mAhvs118.03mAh
Bluetooth version: 5vs4.17
HAS A HEART RATE MONITOR
✔Amazfit Band 5
MONITORS BLOOD OXYGENATION LEVELS
✔Amazfit Band 5
HAS AN ACCELEROMETER
✔Amazfit Band 5
HAS A BAROMETER
✖Amazfit Band 5
HAS A GYROSCOPE
✔Amazfit Band 5
TRACKS YOUR SLEEP
✔Amazfit Band 5
DETECTS ACTIVITIES AUTOMATICALLY
✔Amazfit Band 5
TRACKS ELEVATION
✖Amazfit Band 5
PROVIDES SLEEP REPORTS
✔Amazfit Band 5
TRACKS DISTANCE
✔Amazfit Band 5
MEASURES PACE
✔Amazfit Band 5
PROVIDES ACTIVITY REPORTS
✔Amazfit Band 5
TRACKS STEPS TAKEN
✔Amazfit Band 5
COUNTS HOW MANY CALORIES YOU’VE BURNED
✔Amazfit Band 5
IS COMPATIBLE WITH ANDROID
✔Amazfit Band 5
SYNCS WIRELESSLY
✔Amazfit Band 5
AUTOMATICALLY SYNCS
✔Amazfit Band 5
BLUETOOTH VERSION
5
HAS NFC
✖Amazfit Band 5
IS COMPATIBLE WITH IOS
✔Amazfit Band 5

Honor Band 5

Huawei Honor Band 5 - UgTechMag.Com

Another one we have on our review list today is Huawei’s latest smart band, Honor Band 5. It is also in a series of smartwatches such as Honor Band 4, Honor Band 3, and more. The similarity is that Honor Band 5 and other earlier series share the same design. However, it is more stylish and light on the arm.

It runs a SpO2 monitor capable of tracking your activities such as blood flow and oxygen rates while you are working out. Let’s see a detailed list of specifications below in comparison to the earlier shared specs for other smart gadgets.

 
Device nameHonor Band 5 (special edition)
Device typeFitness smart band
PredecessorHonor Band 4
Released dateJuly 2019
Ideal forUnisex
 
Display typeAMOLED
Display size0.95 inch
Display resolution240 x 120 pixel
Pixel density282 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen Touch key
Always-onYes
Customizable watch faceYes
 
ShapeRectangular/curved
Dimension43 x 17.2 x 11.5 mm
Casing materialThermoplastic
Strap/band materialTPE
Bezel MaterialThermoplastic
Strap size210mm length
15mm width
Interchangeable band210mm length
15mm width
Screen protection2.5D Glass
Water-resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommended
Memory card slotNo
  
BluetoothBluetooth v4.2 LE
Bluetooth callingNo
Wi-FiNo
NFCYes (special edition)
GPSNo (connected GPS)
  
TechnologyNo
SIMNo
BandNo
 
Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
WeatherYes
Third-party appsYes
 
Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingYes
StepsYes
Floors climbedYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
CaloriesYes
DistanceYes
Blood oxygenYes
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYes
Swim trackingYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNo
Preloaded mapsNo
On-screen workout modesNo
Triathlon modeNo
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modesYes
Safety trackingNo
 
AudioNo
Music streamingNo
Bluetooth musicNo
RadioNo
LoudspeakerNo
MicrophoneNo
CameraNo
 
AccelerometerYes
Barometer/AltimeterNo
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
CompassNo
GyroscopeYes
Ambient lightYes
Pulse OximeterNo
ECGNo
ThermometerNo
Operating system (OS)Proprietary OS
 
Type of batteryNon-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity__
Battery lifeStandby:14 days
Mixed usage: 5 days+
Charging typeCharging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeNo
Solar powerNo
Rapid chargingNo
  
Time/DateYes
StopwatchYes
AlarmYes
  
Control cameraYes
Music controlYes
Find phoneYes
Text responseNo
  
Payment systemYes
CompatibilityAndroid 5.0+
iOS 9.0+
Companion appHuawei wear app
Voice commandNo
  
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