Huawei Honor 5X vs LeEco Le 1s
Huawei Honor 5X vs LeEco Le 1s: ComparisonFacebook / LeEco

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Huawei launched its Honor 5X smartphone in India at Rs 12,999. The handset will be available on Flipkart and Amazon India starting 1 February, but pre-orders went live at 3 pm on Thursday. 

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Huawei will join the appealing affordable smartphone range in India with its Honor 5X set to be launched on Thursday. The new handset enters the highly-competitive market dominated by the likes of several renowned makers and some new ones. LeEco recently joined the race by launching Le 1s in India last week. The handset offers quite a lot for its effective price and poses a cautious challenge to Huawei's Honor 5X.

LeEco, formerly known as LeTV, has revealed bigger plans for India and Le 1s is just a part of it to help scale up its presence in the world's fastest growing smartphone market. Huawei is hosting an event in India on Thursday to launch its Honor 5X, which has already been released in international markets. The new handset brings fair competition to devices like Lenovo K4 Note, LeEco Le 1s and other similarly priced phones.

In this article, we are comparing fame-worthy LeEco Le 1s and upcoming challenger Huawei Honor 5X spec-by-spec to help buyers decide which smartphone offers better value.

Design and Display

Huawei Honor 5X flaunts a premium design with a full metal body. The rear panel has a brushed finish and the sides are decorated with curved edges and a metal band that seals the body. LeEco Le 1s also boasts a similar metal body in matte colours.

Both smartphones have 5.5-inch Full HD displays. LeEco revealed that the Le 1s display boasts Floating Glass 2.0 technology. Huawei Honor 5X measures 151.3 x 76.3 x 8.15 mm, while Le 1s measurements are scaled at 151.1 x 74.2 x 7.6mm.

Huawei Honor 5X vs LeEco Le 1s
Huawei Honor 5X vs LeEco Le 1sScreenshot / Flipkart

Processor, RAM and storage

Performance is a key area that determines any smartphone's success. Huawei Honor 5X is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and Adreno 405 GPU. LeEco Le 1s, on the other hand, uses a 2.2GHz 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor and 3GB RAM.

LeEco Le 1s is expected to handle tasks better than its rival Honor 5X, but a real-world comparison of both phones will reveal the facts.

In terms of storage, Le 1s outbids Honor 5X with its 32GB onboard memory. Huawei Honor 5X has 16GB internal storage and a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB, giving users the freedom to add storage as per individual requirements.

Camera and fingerprint scanner

For all the camera lovers out there, Huawei Honor 5X and LeEco Le 1s will fulfill your desires, at least to an acceptable level. Le 1s features a 13-megapixel rear-facing ISOCELL 5P Lens camera with Blue Glass IR filter, f/2.0 aperture, 0.09 second ultra-fast focus speed, PDAF and LED flash. Huawei Honor 5X has a 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF and SmartImage processor.

Both phones have 5MP front snapper for selfies. Fingerprint scanners are also found on both devices at the rear side just below the camera modules. LeEco offers the world's first mirror-surfaced fingerprint sensor with superfast unlock speed of 0.15seconds and 99.3 percent accuracy. 

Read: LeEco's Le 1s quick review: Five key features that will convince you to buy this Rs 10,999 smartphone

Battery and Software

Huawei Honor 5X sports a 3,000mAh battery and has Quick Charge 3.0 technology, which charges the device from zero to 50 percent within 30 minutes. LeEco also boasts an impressive 3,000mAh battery with quick charge tech that offers 3.5 hours of talk time with just 5 minutes of charge. Both phones are expected to last equally long in terms of usage.

As for the software, Android Lollipop is the base of operation. Huawei Honor 5X features Emotion UI 3.1 skin on top, while Le 1s has eUi custom interface.

Price and availability

LeEco Le 1s is priced at Rs. 10,999 and is available exclusively on Flipkart. The handset will be sold in flash sales, first of which goes live on 2 February. Registrations are mandatory in order to participate in the sale.

Huawei Honor 5X is priced at Rs 12,999 and will be available on Flipkart and Amazon India from 1 February. Pre-orders for the mid-range metal phone began at 3 pm on Thursday.