In recent times, the affordable smartphone segment has seen a lot of activity. Two noted devices which were launched in this segment include the Lava V5 and the LeEco Le 1s. The Lava V5 is priced at Rs 11,499 while the LeEco Le 1s costs Rs 10,999.
Here we have compared the phones on the basis of their specification.
The Le 1s despite its affordable price tag, comes with an all-metal unibody, along with mirror fingerprint sensor. In fact, it looks much like the new gen iPhones. Due to the metal body, the phone feels quite tough but is a bit slippery. The phone feels quite compact and can easily be operated by one hand by most Indian users. The mirror finished fingerprint sensor in the back apart from unlocking the smartphone, also helps in taking pictures. It has two SIM card slot but it does not offer expandable storage facility. Besides, the phone has a microphone for noise cancellation, an infrared port that allows it to be used as a remote controller, a USB Type-C port and a 3.5 mm jack. The LeEco Le 1s measures 151.1 x 74.2 x 7.5 mm and weighs 169 grams.
The Lava V5 has a metal rim and a plastic back cover that is removable. Owing to its plastic back panel, it should be easier to grip but it won’t look as classy as that of Le 1s. So in terms of looks only, our vote will go for Le 1s but note that the V5 has two dedicated SIM slots as well as a micro SD card slot.
The Lava V5 has a 5.5-inch display that has high definition resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The LeEco Le 1s also has a 5.5-inch display but it has full HD resolution as well as Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Processor & Memory
The LeEco Le 1s is armed with an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 Turbo processor, clocked at 2.2 GHz. The phone runs with 3 GB and has 32 GB of internal storage (non-expandable).
The Lava V5 is armed with a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, which runs with 3 GB of RAM. The Lava V5 has 16 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by another 32 GB via a microSD card.
The LeEco Le 1s is armed with MediaTek’s flagship processor which means it’ll come out ahead in any bench test or real world scenario, however, it does lack external storage.
The Lava V5 runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 and has Lava’s Star OS 2.1 user interface. Lava has also promised to upgrade the phone to Android Marshmallow in future. The LeEco Le 1s too runs on Android Lollipop 5.1, and it has a custom UI called EUI 5.5.
The Lava V5 too has a 3000 mAh Li-Po battery. As per Lava, it can offer 14 hours and 28 minutes of Talktime on 3G networks and on 2G network it claims to offer 27 hours and 17 minutes of talk time.
The LeEco Le 1s too is armed with a 3000 mAh battery but it has the USB Type C charger which is normally considered to charge the devices faster. As per LeEco, the Le 1s can give you 3.5 hours of talk time with just five minutes of charging.
The Lava V5 has a 13-megapixel rear camera that comes with Samsung 3M2 ISOCELL sensor, PDAF (Fast Auto Focus in 0.18 sec), 5 layers Largan lens, Blue glass filter, F2.0 Aperture and two LED flashlights. It has an 8-megapixel front camera which has 4 layers Largan lens with 84-degree wide angle lens and F2.2 Aperture. There is an LED flash in its front as well.
The LeEco Le 1s also has a 13-megapixel rear camera with Blue glass infrared filter and Samsung ISOCELL sensor that claims to enhance the detailing in the pictures. The rear camera also has an aperture of f/2.0 and phase detection autofocus feature which as per the company allows the phone to click pictures in just 0.09 seconds. As per LeEco, the Le 1s’ rear camera can capture 4K videos.
The Le 1s has a 5-megapixel front camera that has F2.0 aperture and 85-degree wide angle lens.
Both the Le 1s and Lava V5 are dual SIM phones and offer 4G connectivity. The Lava V5 has WiFi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with GLONASS.
The LeEco Le 1s also offers WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.
The LeEco Le 1s is undoubtedly a much better-looking phone, and it has a better processor from the MediaTek line-up. However, in other areas, Lava V5 looks as good as Le 1s.