Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs LeEco Le 1S

The competition in the budget segment just got even bigger with the launch of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in the Indian market today. The Redmi Note 3 comes in two variants, the first one has 16GB internal storage with 2GB of RAM and is priced at Rs 9,999, whereas the other one has 32GB of internal storage with 3GB of RAM and will retails for Rs 11,999.With this price-point, Redmi Note 3 picks a direct fight with the recently launched LeEco Le 1S, which is selling at Rs 10,999.

To make things easier for you, we have compared the smartphones' specifications and features, which will help you make the right choice. Here you go.

Product Name LeEco Le 1S Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Price in INR 10,999 9,999 (16GB), 11,999 (32GB)
SIM / Band Dual Sim, Dual 4G, Wi-Fi Dual Sim, Dual 4G, Wi-Fi
Processor Octa-core, 2.2 GHz, Helio X10 Turbo Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650
RAM / ROM 3 GB RAM, 32 GB inbuilt 2 GB RAM, 16 GB inbuilt (expandable)
3 GB RAM, 32 GB inbuilt (expandable)
Display 5.5 inches, FHD 1920 x 1080 pixels, IPS 5.5 inches, FHD 1920 x 1080 pixels, IPS
OS Android v5.0.2, eUI Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, MiUi 7
Battery 3,000mAh 4,000mAh (2GB RAM), 4,050mAh (3GB RAM)
Body Type Aluminium All Metal
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Glass Protection Gorilla Glass 3 NA
IR Blaster YES YES

As you can see above, both Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and LeEco Le 1S come with full HD displays, runs Android Lollipop and supports 4G connectivity on the two SIM cards.

LeEco Le 1s offers brightness level of 500 nits, which is impressive while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with what the company terms as the "sunlight display" that adjusts brightness and contrast according to the ambient light. In addition, there is also a Reading mode in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will retail exclusively on Amazon India while the LeEco is restricted only to Flipkart.

On paper, Redmi Note 3 scores higher in terms of battery capacity and camera's megapixel count. But then the Le 1S has an octa-core CPU as opposed to hexa-core processor that powers the Xiaomi device, costs Rs 1,000 less and comes with the latest USB Type-C connectivity port.

Both are loaded with features and are priced competitively, however, we will refrain from giving a final verdict until we review both these smartphones.

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