Xiaomi Yi VS GoPro HERO Action Camera Comparison
The confusingly named GoPro HERO is GoPro's low cost offering to the Action Camera market. Priced well below their flagship Hero4 (and the Hero5 expected to hit summer this year) the permanently encased HERO is billed as a fully featured entry level camera. Let's take a look at the specs and see how it stacks up against the Xiaomi Yi.
While being priced significantly higher than the Yi, there are few areas it wins out. One area not mentioned in the sheet is that the HERO comes permanently installed in its shock and waterproof enclosure, which is ready to take any number of related accessories already available in the market for it.
Another major consideration is the that the Hero has a front facing LCD that simplifies mode selection and checking of the camera status when compared to the Yi, which has no way of displaying a user interface without being paired with another device.