Le 1s vs Redmi Note 3


Just minutes ago, Xiaomi took the wraps off the Redmi Note 3 and over some time we have been flooded with requests to see how it fares against the hugely popular Le 1s. While a full review will take time, we decided to take the specs of these two phones and compare them to see how they look from a buyers angle


LeEco’s recent success with its Le 1s reiterates the brand’s image of bringing disruptive technology to global markets. The Le1s as a market disruptor, has sold record breaking units since launch.  The device which comes at a sustainable price of INR 10,999 re-defines the value segment. Stunning design, best-in-class technology, compelling features, first of its kind content integration – all of this make Le1s a very attractive proposition. Now let us see how it fares alongside the Redmi Note 3

Redmi Note 3


Le 1s has a trendy full-metal body – very contemporary and very premium in terms of finish. And hence it follows that Le 1s has been the top seller in China since its release last October – having sold more than 2 million units in just two months. Le 1s’s is breathtakingly sturdy and made for perfection with aircraft grade aluminium, which make it solid and reliable. The CNC processing duration of 3300s is designed to provide   a seamless experience as a whole. The Le Superphones are possibly the world’s only all-metal body devices that feature a screw-less industrial design with no visible trace of industrial assembling on the body. The metal design also not only provides full signal but also strengthens it. Compared to Redmi Note 3, the Le 1S is thinner, measuring just 7.5mm, against 8.65mm on Redmi Note 3


Like its unique hidden button design, only by LeEco, Le 1s comes with many firsts in the category. At a highly competitive price over the Redmi Note 3 (3GB and 32 GB Version), Le 1s brings the Dual SIM on a 4G Wi-Fi band that is available only on the HTC One M9+ at a difference of INR 30,000!  The Le 1s is a budget powerhouse and heavy gamers are sure to prefer the Le 1s for a seamlessly smooth gaming experience. The phone is also crammed with 3GB of RAM offering efficient multitasking.


A comparative analysis of Le1s with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 specifications


Product Name LeEco Le 1S Redmi Note 3
Price in INR 10999 9999 and 11999
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

3 GB RAM, 32 GB inbuilt

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
Body Type Aluminium All Metal
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Glass Protection Gorilla Glass 3 NA
IR Blaster YES YES


That’s not all! The Le 1s features the Type C charger, which makes charging quick — just 5 minutes of charge gets you 3.5 hours of talk time! The reversible USB Type-C connector is technologically advanced than its competitors in many ways such as it has an additional sealing and PTC protection in-between wires, which is an industry first. For tech enthusiasts, the Le1s offers two charging paths, 24W charger, 3A Data Cable, and high-density superfast charging battery supporting the Type C connector.

Not to forget the content ecosystem that Le Phones have, which is clearly the USP of LeEco, sets apart the Le 1s which not only offers consumers a fantastic smartphone but a truly redefining comprehensive experience.

More details after a detailed review, but to me, it looks like it will be tough to shake the Le 1s for sometime to come and that is going to take a lot of doing.




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