In the year 2016, Honor 5X Lenovo K4 Note and Xiaomi Note 3 are the rivals in the Mid-range smartphones. These three were the top smartphone makers in the world next to Apple and Samsung. But, in the Android Gadget arena, any smartphone maker could produce smartphones that are comparable to these three. This happened many times in the past.
Now, When Honor 5X released on January 2016, another most equivalent smartphone released around the same time. That is LeEco Le 1S, one of the popular smartphone brand from China. LeEco aimed their new Le 1S to be their face in their beginning International move. They have invested a lot of marketing behind their Le 1S. In India, Le 1S have sold out in just a few minutes after the sale open in an online shop.
Huawei Honor 5X has also well received on its release worldwide. Almost all the experts gave a good rating for Honor 5X. When both of these smartphones released at the same time, buyers eventually started comparing which one pays more value for their money. Pricewise, Honor 5X is lesser in USA, UK etc. but higher in some countries like India. Le 1S is higher than Honor 5X in price but lower in India. So, there are valid reasons to compare this two phones to make a better buying decision.
Honor 5X vs LeEco Le 1S: Display, Design, and Build Quality
Both of them has a 5.5-inch display with Full High Definition resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. There is no much difference between them in the display. But, if we look at the design of the display, we found Le 1S has a borderless design while Honor 5X comes with the traditional border design. Other than that, Honor 5X has a brushed finish on its metal back, while Le 1S has a matte finish in its metal back.
Honor 5X is 8.2mm thick which is thicker than the Le 1S which is only 7.5mm in thickness. But, still Honor 5X weighs only 158 grams over the Le 1S’s 169 grams. Coming to the build, both are very well built and both reflects the premium quality in every inch we observe.
Honor 5X Vs. LeEco Le 1S: Hardware and Software
Hardware specs of Honor 5X –
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa-core processor with clock speed up to 1.5 GHz
- Adreno 405 GPU
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB Internal storage (Expandable)
Hardware specs of LeEco Le 1S –
- MediaTek Helio X10 Octa-core processor with clock speed up to 2.2GHz
- Power VR G6200 GPU
- Android 5.1 Lollipop with LeTV custom UI
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB Internal storage (Non – Expandable)
If looking at the specs, many may think Le 1S is better than Honor 5X. But, the truth is Honor 5X hardware is solid than Le 1S. Snapdragon is the better hardware and also it costs more than MediaTek. The clock speed may be deceiving with 2.2GHz in Le 1S, but we are sure Snapdragon will do better than what Le 1S do. Also, Adreno 405 is little better than the Power VR 6200 in GPU.
If we look at the storage, a Non-expandable storage will not be welcomed in the present time. We are living with smartphones in the present era. Every smartphone need more storage. Just 32GB with no expanding options is not enough. Whereas Honor 5X gives only 16GB but can be expandable up to 128GB. I support Honor 5X in this matter. But, Le 1S beat the Honor 5X in one area, that is RAM. Le 1S has 3GB RAM but Honor 5X only has 2GB. I strongly suggest comparing the RAM difference with Price. Readers can pick their choice based on their needs.
Honor 5X Vs. LeEco Le 1S: Battery and Camera
Both of them has a same Battery capacity of 3000mAh. But, Le 1S differs with its quick charging facility which charges from zero to 50% in just 30 minutes. It also has a USB “C” type compared to the old micro USB of Honor 5X.
In camera, both of them again features same specs. Both of them has a 13MP camera in the rear and a 5MP camera in the front. But looking at the picture quality, Honor 5X produces much better photos than Le 1S as a whole.
Honor 5X Vs. LeEco Le 1S : Price
- Honor 5X (16GB) – $199.99
- Le 1S (16GB) – $250 approx.
- Honor 5X (16GB) – 169.99 Pounds
- Le 1S (16GB) – 239 Pounds
- Honor 5X (16GB) – INR 12,999
- Le 1S (16GB) – INR 10,999
The price difference in USA and UK with Le 1S at a higher price and Honor 5X at a lower price can be explained as the difference between 1GB RAM extra in Le 1S. But if you looked into the price difference, nearly $50 and 70 Pounds is not even reasonable to describe the price difference is for extra 1GB RAM. That is nothing but less value for more money in case of Le 1S.
The inverted case of the higher price in India for Honor 5X is due to the rivalry of two online shops in India. One is the Flipkart and another is the world famous Amazon’s Indian version, simply Amazon India. Flipkart got the deal of selling Le 1S and Le Max only in their shop on flash sale. In return, Flipkart reduced the sale price and did a marketing like never before for this single smartphone. The result is record-breaking sale ever in India in a flash sale. Honor 5X is selling at both Amazon and Flipkart without any marketing gimmicks. So, we don’t need to dig more about the inverted price variation in India.
Simply, Honor 5X is still better even Le 1S breaks the sale record.
Except the RAM which differs in 1GB lower in Honor 5X, we feel Honor 5X pays more value. But, if you want a larger RAM device, you can take a look at Le 1S. But, there are many more good devices with 3GB RAM for the same price. Also, Honor 5X is nonetheless least in any point against Le 1S except RAM. The difference is also subsided with the lower price in Honor 5X. Honor 5X pay more value than Le 1S.