OnePlus X vs Lenovo Vibe P1: Which premium budget smartphone should you buy?
Lenovo Vibe P1 vs OnePlus X; Specs, design, features, price comparisonFacebook photo section / Collage

OnePlus made quite an appearance with its all-new OnePlus X smartphone, redefining style and performance in a whole new package. The handset received nothing but applause for its impressive combination of specs and price. But, OnePlus X is not alone in the battle as rivals offer compelling features too. Lenovo, for instance, wooed us all with its Vibe P1. This has confused shoppers.

In order to find out which handset is better, we are going to look at individual specs of OnePlus X and Lenovo Vibe P1 side-by-side. By the end of it, we will be able to draw a conclusion as to which smartphone is best suited for you.

Design

Both phones have distinctive design strategies. Starting with the OnePlus X, the handset comes with a metal and glass body. Quite frankly, the handset looks extremely classy and stylish. OnePlus X also comes in a ceramic limited edition variant but it costs more than the onyx (glass) variant. The handset measures 140 x 69 x 6.9 mm and weighs just 138 grams.

Comparatively, Lenovo Vibe P1 looks like a premium device itself thanks to the metal back panel, sleek design, curved back and a fine finish. Lenovo Vibe P1 is bigger and heavier compared to OnePlus X, measuring 152.9 x 75.6 x 4.6-9.9mm and 189 grams in weight.

So your choice of smartphone is based entirely on what you prefer, smaller and lighter OnePlus X with a delicate design or a bigger and heavier Lenovo Vibe P1 with a sturdy finish.

Display

Besides the difference in screen size, both Lenovo Vibe P1 and OnePlus X feature identical screens. The OnePlus smartphone packs a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and 441ppi. On the other hand, Lenovo Vibe P1 features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and 10 finger touch input.

So, it's basically the size of the display that suits you best will help you with the right choice.

Camera

OnePlus X features a 13-megapixel ISOCELL 2M2 CMOS sensor with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, Full HD, slow motion video recording and LED flash. On the front side of the device, you will find an 8MP OV8858 sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

As for Lenovo Vibe P1, there's a 13-megapixel auto-focus camera with zero shutter lag, fast-focus PDAF tech and a dual-colour LED flash. Selfie lovers can relish upon with the 5-megapixel front-facing snapper.

Real-world comparisons only can give a clear picture of which smartphone has a better camera but looking at the on-paper specs, OnePlus X might have a superior camera than Lenovo Vibe P1.

Performance

OnePlus X is powered by a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU and backed by Adreno 330 GPU for graphics and 3GB LPDDR3 RAM. On the other hand, Lenovo Vibe P1 packs a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 octa core processor, Adreno 405 GPU with 2 GB RAM, which is still a great combo for multi tasking.

Clearly, the Snapdragon 801 processor outbids the Snapdragon 615, despite the additional cores in the Lenovo Vibe P1. However, you will not witness a major lag while using the Vibe P1 but OnePlus X is expected to perform flawlessly.

Storage

Luckily, both smartphones feature microSD card support to add extra storage up to 128GB. In terms of on board memory, Lenovo Vibe P1 takes the lead with 32GB as compared to 16GB built-in storage in the OnePlus X. Additionally, the Lenovo smartphone supports OTG to connect pen drives directly to the phone, a feature that is yet to be confirmed in the OnePlus X.

Battery

Lenovo Vibe P1 was launched with the intention of attracting those who value smartphones with lasting battery life. The Vibe P1 sports a massive 4,900mAh battery while OnePlus X has a 2,525mAh unit. Both phones have fast charging technology. Clearly, if you are a frequent traveller and hate to charge your device quite often, Lenovo Vibe P1 is your answer.

Software

Both phones run on Google's Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with some customisations of their own. Lenovo Vibe P1 has the Vibe UI interface to run the show, while OnePlus X has the custom Oxygen OS ROM.

Add-ons

Both the phones support dual SIM cards but OnePlus X replaces one SIM slot with microSD card slot, depending upon user's choice. Both phones have 4G LTE connectivity along with usual Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS options.

Exclusively, OnePlus X has an alert slider to set priorities and dual microphone that is used for noise cancellation.

Lenovo Vibe P1 packs a fingerprint scanner, which makes it a better choice for those who wish to have enhanced protection for their handset. The Vibe P1 also features active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic.

Price and availability

OnePlus X 16GB Onyx: Rs. 16,999.
OnePlus X 16GB Ceramic Limited Edition: Rs. 22,999.

Lenovo Vibe P1: Rs. 15,999.

OnePlus X is available only via invites in India, while Lenovo Vibe P1 is available on Flipkart.

Our say

OnePlus X and Lenovo Vibe P1 are both great devices. OnePlus X offers exquisite design, better performance and camera. Lenovo Vibe P1, on the other hand, has the advantage of a lasting battery, twice the storage and equally compelling design.

Getting hand on OnePlus X can be a challenge due to invite-only system and it also costs higher than Lenovo Vibe P1, which is freely available on Flipkart.

In our view, OnePlus X can be a good phone for you if you have the patience to wait for an invite, but Lenovo Vibe P1 gives you equally challenging features at a lesser price and is instantly available.

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