Now a days many features which are considered “premium” are now coming in even affordable price smartphones. Due to this, one of the most competitive price range for the smartphone’s is around Rs.10,000. And the key competitors in this price range sports not only powerful performance hardware but also “flagship” features like a fingerprint scanner and “metallic” build.
Currently the key competitors in this price range are Honor 5x, Lenovo K4 Note, and Letv 1s (or LeEco 1s). Below is the comparison between key specs/features of these smartphones which can help you in deciding which phone to buy among these 3.
Honor 5x Vs Lenovo K4 Note Vs Letv 1s
|Features||Honor 5x||Lenovo K4 Note||Letv 1s||Winner|
|Rating (out of 10)||7||8||9||Letv 1s|
|Display||5.5-inch FHD, 454 nits||5.5-inch FHD||5.5-inch FHD, 500 nits||All|
|Build quality||Almost Metallic, Top-bottom plastic at rear, Screws at bottom side||Metallic Frame/Plastic back panel||Almost Metallic, Top-bottom plastic at rear, No screws||Letv 1s|
|Dimensions||151.3 x 76.3 x 8.15 mm||153.6 x 76.5 x 9 mm||151.1 x 74.2 x 7.5 mm||Letv 1s|
|Fingerprint scanner||Yes, Fastest||Yes, Average||Yes, Fast||Honor 5x|
|Wi-Fi ac||No||Yes||Yes||Letv 1s/Lenovo K4 Note|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 4||No||No||No||NA|
|Processor||Octa-core Snapdragon 615||Octa-core MediaTek MT6753||Octa-Core Helio X10 Turbo MTK 6795T||Letv 1s|
|RAM||2 GB||3 GB||3 GB||Letv 1s/Lenovo K4 Note|
|Main camera||13 MP F2.0 lens Sony/Samsung, Dual LED Flash||13 MP, f2.2 ISOCELL sensor, PDAF, Dual-LED||13 MP, F2.0 ISOCELL sensor , PDAF||Letv 1s|
|Storage||16 GB, up to 128 GB||16 GB, up to 128 GB||32 GB, not expandable||Honor 5x/Lenovo K4 Note|
|Battery||3000 mAh, 1A charger, 2A charger supported for quick chraging||3300 mAh||3000 mAh, Type-C 3A fast-charge data cable||Letv 1s|
|Availability||No flash sale, Available on Flipkart/Amazon||Flash sale, Only on Amazon||flash sale, Only on Flipkart||Honor 5x|
|Service||130+ service centres||500+ service centres||500+ service centres||Letv 1s/Lenovo K4 Note|
|Others||NFC, Virtual Reality support, Dolby Atmos||USB Type-C, Dirac Power Sound, Media Content||Letv 1s/Lenovo K4 Note|
Check the detailed specifications comparison here – Honor 5x Vs Lenovo K4 Note Vs Letv 1s
We can see that the winner among these 3 is the new Letv 1s but its availability can be an issue due to flash sale. Honor 5x is the only phone among the three which is not launched in a flash sale and is launched at both Flipkart and Amazon.
Final advice : Try your luck for Letv 1s at flipkart’s flash sale at 11:00 AM on Feb 02. If not lucky then try Lenovo K4 Note at Amazon’s 2 Feb & 3rd Feb flash sales, and if still unlucky then buy Honor 5x, which is still a super value for money device with premium metallic build and fast fingerprint scanner (from the makers of Nexus 6P!). If you can wait few weeks then Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 is coming around March 2016 to make this competition more fierce.