LeEco launched the latest Le 1s Eco smartphone in India on Tuesday with its specs and design mostly identical to the original Le 1s, which created confusion among shoppers as to which smartphone to buy. The Le 1s Eco's launch was a part of the company's LeEco Membership Programme, which it announced at the event in Mumbai as an extension of its content ecosystem for the Indian market.
While the company's vision for the Le 1s Eco may seem unique, end-users are going to look at the specifications and compare them for a better smartphone. To help shoppers out, here's a quick comparison of both smartphones in terms of specifications and features.
Design and display
LeEco Le 1s and Le 1s Eco sport the same metallic unibody structure with screw-less design. Both phones have the same measurements (151.1 x 74.2 x 7.6mm) and weigh 169 gram. The display in both phones is also the same: A 5.5-inch IPS screen with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. Basically, buyers are not getting anything new in terms of the design and feel no matter which smartphone they choose.
LeEco has extended the similarities of both phones to the cameras as well. The 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with ISOCELL sensor and LED flash and a 5MP front-snapper are present in both devices — wet another category where consumers get a similar experience.
Processor, RAM and storage
LeEco has reserved some difference in this category. The processor in the Le 1s is a 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core SoC whereas the Le 1s Eco is powered by a 1.85GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor. The RAM and storage capacity in both smartphones are the same: 3GB and 32GB, respectively.
The processor in both phones is the same, but the Le 1s Eco clocks lower speeds. We are yet to find out how it affects the overall user experience.
Battery and add-ons
Both phones have a 3,000mAh battery equipped with rapid-charging technology. The dual SIM feature, a fingerprint scanner, a USB Type-C port and a scratch-free metallic body are common in both devices.
LeEco Le 1s is priced at Rs. 10,999, which is the same as the Le 1s Eco. However, as a part of the launch offer, Le 1s Eco comes at a discounted price of Rs. 9,999. Buyers also get one year free subscription to LeEco Membership.