Gadget lovers in emerging and price-conscious markets like India have the luxury of choosing a device from among the lot. There are over a dozen budget smartphones currently available in the market, which may put many in a situation of confusion. So, let's have a look at the specifications of some of the most popular handsets -- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Samsung Galaxy J7 (2015), Lenovo K4 Note and LeEco Le 1s.
Lenovo K4 Note and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB) come with a price tag of Rs. 11,999, while Samsung Galaxy J7 (2015) is priced at Rs. 14,249 and LeEco Le 1s at Rs. 10,999.
Specification comparison of the Redmi Note 3, Galaxy J7, K4 Note and LeEco Le 1s:
The Lenovo K4 Note has a metallic frame with plastic body and sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a 1,080x1920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), compared to Xiaomi Redmi Note 3's metal uni-body and a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (403 ppi pixel density). On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy J7 (2015) comes with a plastic body but has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 720x1,280 pixels (267 ppi pixel density). The LeEco Le 1s is a stylish device with an ultra-slim bezels and a fingerprint scanner, and sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS In Cell display with a 1,080x1,920 pixels (403 ppi pixel density).
Processor and software
LeEco Le 1s is powered by a Mediatek Helio X10 processor clocking at 2.2GHz and run Android 5.1 Lollipop based eUi OS, whereas the Lenovo K4 Note has a Mediatek MT6753 processor clocking at 1.3 GHz and run Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe UI 3.0. On the other hand, Redmi Note 3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor and run Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, the Galaxy J7 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615/Exynos 7580 processor and run Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Lenovo K4 Note a 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB) and a 3GB RAM, compared to 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB) and 1.5GB RAM in the Galaxy J7 (2015). The Redmi Note 3 comes with a 16GB/32GB internal storage (no microSD card slot) and 3GB RAM, while LeEco Le 1s has a 32GB internal storage and a 3GB RAM.
The LeEco Le 1s mounts a 13MP main camera with ISOCELL 5P Lens and 5MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture, while Lenovo K4 Note houses a 13MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP front-snapper. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 3 has a 16MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP secondary camera with f/2.0, and the Galaxy J7 (2015) has a 13MP main camera with f/1.9 and 28mm, and a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.2 aperture.
Lenovo K4 Note has a non-removable Li-Po 3,300mAh battery, whereas the Redmi Note 3 has a 4,000mAh battery, the Galaxy J7 (2015) has a 3,000mAh and the Le 1s has a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging technology.
All these devices are good for their prices. These devices race neck and neck in terms of specification, though Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 enjoys a slight advantage over the rest in camera and battery. However, it may be noted that besides looks and specifications, there are lots of factors, including hardware and software integration, durability and build quality, that make a device a wholesome one.