LeEco (formerly known as Letv) and Huawei’s e-brand Honor launched their Le 1s and Honor 5X smartphones respectively, in India last month, in January 2016. Both smartphones are close competitors and have a lot of similarities between them.
If you are not able to decide which smartphone to buy, then we can help you make an informed decision. In this post we have pitted the two phones against each other to ascertain which is a better value for money device. Read on to find out how LeEco Le 1s vs Honor 5X compare with each other in terms of specifications, features, camera performance, benchmarks, gaming, price and more.
LeEco Letv Le 1s vs Honor 5X Comparison
|Device/Features||LeEco Letv Le 1s||Honor 5X|
|Price||Rs. 10,999||Rs. 12,999|
|Display||5.5-inch Full HD||5.5-inch Full HD|
|Resolution||1920×1080 pixels||1920×1080 pixels|
|SoC||MediaTek Helio X10 Turbo||Qualcomm Snapdragon 616|
|GPU||PowerVR G6200||Adreno 405|
|MicroSD||No||Yes – up to 128 GB|
|Rear Camera||13 MP, LED Flash||13 MP Auto Focus, dual LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, Sony/Samsung sensor, 5P lens|
|Front Camera||5 MP||5 MP|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS|
|OS||Android Lollipop with EUI 5.5||Android 5.1 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1|
|Additional Features||Fingerprint Scanner||Fingerprint Scanner|
|Dimensions/ weight||169||158 grams|
On aesthetics front, both smartphones flaunt their unibody metal design which looks very premium. The Honor 5X has brushed metal design on the rear with slight curves towards edges while the Le 1s has similar design in matte finish.
On the front, both phones have a 5.5-inch full HD display but the display of Le 1s is nearly bezel-less. Le 1s has three touch capacitive buttons which are backlit and are a part of the bottom bezel of the phone. It also comes with LED notification above the display and type C port on the bottom edge. Honor 5x on the other hand, comes with on-screen buttons and micro USB charging port and LED notification. The Le 1s feels a bit heavy with 169 grams of weight compared to 158 grams weight of Honor 5X.
Both devices look similar in design except few changes. If you want a phone with brushed metal design and micro USB port, then you should go for Honor 5X. If you are looking for a phone with matte finish and type C port, then you can opt for Le 1s.
Both phones come with 5.5-inch full HD display with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Both phones have sharp and vivid display with good viewing angles and good sunlight legibility. The Le 1s however, is slightly better as it comes with Corning Gorilla protection and is more vibrant.
Sound & Call Clarity
Call clarity and signal reception are equally good on both smartphones. As for sound, we found out that sound on both speaker and headphones is better on Honor 5X.
Both phones sport fingerprint scanner on the rear for additional security. The fingerprint scanner of Le 1s supports LeTouch technology and can unlock the phone within 0.15 seconds with 99.3 percent accuracy. The Honor 5X supports Fingerprint Identification 2.0 technology. Fingerprint scanners of both phones are very fast and accurate, which support 360 degree recognition and allows users to add multiple fingerprints.
Under the hood, the Honor 5X is packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor coupled with 2GB RAM and Adreno 405 GPU. LeEco Le 1s, on the other hand, uses an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor clubbed with 3GB RAM and PowerVR G6200 GPU.
On testing the phones on An tu tu benchmarks, we got a score of around 55300 points for Le 1s and 35800 points for Honor 5X. While both phones handle multi-tasking with ease, the Honor 5X showed some minor lags here and there while playing heavy games. There was no noticeable heating though. The Le 1s on the other hand, played the games seamlessly but it did get heated up a bit.
In performance department, the Le 1s has an upper hand since it has slightly superior performance due to additional gigabyte of RAM.
Both phones sport a 13 mega pixel primary camera on the rear and a 5 mega pixel front facing camera. The rear camera of Honor 5X is accompanied with dual LED flash. The le 1s comes with single LED flash and supports 4k video recording. Both devices have different modes and filters and are capable of taking impressive shots with both front and rear cameras in natural, artificial as well as in low light.
The camera of Honor 5X however, slightly outperforms the Le 1s, as the images taken by it have more detailing and clarity.
Honor 5X houses 16GB of internal memory which can be further expanded up to 128GB using microSD card. The Le 1s offers 32GB of inbuilt storage but lacks microSD card support. Honor 5X comes with less inbuilt storage but it gives you freedom to add more storage which you won’t get with LeEco Le 1s.
Both phones are fueled by non-removable 3000mAh battery and are good enough to deliver one full day of usage, if used moderately. The Honor 5X supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0, which is claimed to charge the battery from 0 to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. Letv Le 1s, on the other hand, is said to deliver up to 3.5 hours of talk time with just 5 minutes of charging.
Both smartphones run Android Lollipop wrapped under their custom UI’s. The Le 1s runs Android Lollipop with EUI 5.5 while Honor 5X runs Android Lollipop with EMUI 3.1. Both are heavily skinned UI’s with a lot of customization options, such as, they offer additional themes, allow you to change icons and more.
The Le 1s supports USB OTG, but for that, you will need Type C USB pen-drive or Type C OTG cable or adapter. As for Honor 5X, the unit which we have got, didn’t support OTG, but some publications claim that it supports USB OTG.
If you are someone who likes stock Android experience, then you may be disappointed with these phones. But if you are a fan of customization, then you can go for either of these phones.
LeEco 1s is priced at Rs. 10,999 and can be purchased only through flash sales. The Honor 5X is priced at Rs. 12,999 and can be grabbed through open sale.
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LeEco Letv Le 1s vs Honor 5X- Which One Should You Buy?
Both Letv Le 1s and Honor 5X have a lot of similarities between them. Both devices look very premium and have powerful innards. If you are looking for a phone which is cheaper in price, has an additional gigabyte of RAM, more inbuilt storage and vibrant display, then you should go for LeEco Le 1s. If you are looking for a phone with nice camera combination and great audio, then Honor 5x is worth putting your bet on.
LeEco Letv Le 1s vs Honor 5X Comparison
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