Le Max2, Oneplus 3 or Mi 5 : Flagship Comparison

The smartphones market in India is currently flooded with very powerful top end flagships leaving consumers spoilt for choice and a tad bit confused. Every week a new smartphone is launched, making the purchase decision a complex process for users. And each one of them has very powerful hardware and a whole load of USPs. So how does the customer decide which one is good? Only an objective comparison can help a user make that important call on which smartphone to opt for.

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Lossless Audio: LeEco’s second generation Superphone Le Max2 incorporates the World’s first CDLA Standard that enables end-to-end lossless digital music transmission. LeEco is the only player globally to have replaced the 3.5mm headphone port with the world’s first CDLA Type-C interface, leading an audio revolution that has otherwise remained stagnant  for decades . CDLA technology is all set to redefine the smart phone audio technology world by accomplishing end-to-digital lossless music transfer, completely breaking the traditional mobile music experience to achieve pure digital lossless audio transmission.

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Content Membership – Again, as pioneers in introducing the concept of content membership models in smartphones in India, LeEco has made impressive additions to its Supertainment membership program in its Le Max2. To start with, Le Max2 comes bundled with one year LeEco Membership worth Rs 4900.

This translates into mind boggling value for members including access to 50+ Big Ticket International Live Concerts – on LeEco Phones. Additionally, members can get access to exclusive Live Streaming of Major Entertainment Events & Music Concerts Worldwide along with 7500+ hours of world class entertainment. LeEco will also give users a chance to tune into top International Live Concerts – Live and Offline – in Lossless Audio.

And there’s still a lot more! Through LeEco’s Membership program, users will get to choose from a vast content library of 2000+ movies and 3000+ hours of curated shows, 150+ live TV channels. Music too to follow soon, besides offering 1.9 million songs with lossless audio. Surely, the content membership alone makes Le Max2 a must-buy.

Processor – The Le Max2 comes with a 5.7-inch display running at a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. At the heart of the smartphone is Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 (MSM8996) processor paired with 4/6 GB RAM with 32/64 GB on board memory. This Superphone comes equipped with a 3100mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 feature and connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, HSPA+ and 4G/ LTE among others.

The next-gen Superphones from LeEco with their premium specs will be a delight to users who love watching content and multi task as the amount of processing power available under the hood makes it a super smooth experience.   So be it listening to music or checking your mails, sending messages and downloading an app, your super powered processor would do it all in a jiffy.

Camera – The Le Max2 sports a powerful 21-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/2.0, and supports PDAF, optical image stabilization (OIS) and 4K video recording capabilities. For selfies and video calling, the Superphone feature an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.  The rear camera on Le Max2 shoots pictures with great clarity thanks to improved components or technologies like 6P lens, PDAF, Closed Loop, OIS, Dual HDR and Dual-tone flash and so on. OnePlus 3 sports a 16-megapixel rear snapper of aperture f/2.0 with PDAF, LED flash and support for 4K video recording. On the other hand, Mi 5 comes with a 16MP rear camera with OIS or optical image stabilization on board and 4MP wide-angle front camera.  Clearly, Le Max2 has an edge when it comes to its superior camera quality.

Le Max2’s superior camera quality is also well complemented with its of 5.7-inch screen with Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels) resolution, that aids good viewing angles, accurate colours and sharpness. OnePlus 3 has stuck to the 5.5-inch screen with Full HD (1,920×1,080) resolution, and has an Optic AMOLED display, while Mi 5 has settled for a 5.15-inch standard LCD panel.

AnTuTu Scores

Le Max2 wins hands down when compared to OnePlus 3 and Mi 5 in terms of AnTuTu rating as well. Le Max2 takes the lead with 143408 points, with OnePlus 3 scoring at 142927 points and Mi 5 scoring 136875.


Specification Comparison Table 


Specifications Le Max2 OnePlus 3 Mi 5
Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 (2.15Ghz) Snapdragon 820 (2.2Ghz) Snapdragon 820(1.8 Ghz)
Camera 21MP rear camera with blazingly fast focusing speed and 8MP front camera 16-megapixel rear snapper and 8 Megapixel front camera 16MP rear camera with 4MP wide-angle front camera
RAM and Storage 6GB RAM + 64GB on board memory 6GB and 64GB (non-expandable 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM
Display 5.7-inch QHD IPS LCD display that runs at a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) Optic AMOLED display 5.1-inch with a resolution of 1080 x 1920
Battery 3100 mAh with Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 3000 mAh with DashCharge Quick Charge Technology 5V at 4A ~ 0-60% in 30 minutes 3,000 mAh
Other features Full Metal Unibody Anodized Aluminium Unibody Metal + Glass

So, those are the specifications and features compared between three flagship phones that came out recently. While we have seen and experienced the Le Max 2 and Oneplus 3, the Mi 5 is a big mystery to us and we have not seen or experienced it yet, hence we have not gone onto any detail in depth for the Mi 5.

Furthermore, this is just a listing and a comparison guide. Ultimately, you, the customer have a thought and an expectation in your mind and at the end of the day, you are the best equipped person to make that call. We are just trying to give you the data points to make that decision. Happy buying! Cheers!

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