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OnePlus 3 vs Xiaomi Mi 5 vs LeEco Le Max2: Price, specifications, features compared

With top of the line hardware, Android Marshmallow OS, metal unibody design and aggressive pricing, does the OnePlus 3 have it all to take on its competitors?

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After months of speculations and leaks, OnePlus has finally launched its flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 3. The successor to last year s OnePlus 2, the new smartphone brings top of the line hardware, latest software and a new full metal unibody design. OnePlus has once again gone with aggressive pricing and it will face fierce competition from the likes of Xiaomi Mi 5 and LeEco Le Max2. We pitted all three smartphones based on their price, specifications and features, and here s how they compare. Also Read - OnePlus devices finally getting Google Assistant-powered Ambient Mode

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Price and availability: OnePlus 3 will set you back by Rs 27,999 and will be available exclusively via Amazon India starting June 15 at 12:30AM. LeEco s Le Max2 will be offered in two variants 4GB RAM + 32GB storage for Rs 22,999 and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage for Rs 29,999. The smartphone can be purchased either from Flipkart or from LeMall.com starting June 28. Xiaomi s Mi 5, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 24,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and can be purchased from Mi.com Also Read - OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3 series smartphones updated with latest Android security patch

Display: The OnePlus 3 houses a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) Optic AMOLED display. The Mi 5 is equipped with a 5.15-inch full HD (1080p) IPS LCD display. The Le Max2, on the other hand, has a slightly larger 5.7-inch QHD IPS LCD display that runs at a resolution of 2560x1440pixels. Purely based on the resolution, Le Max2 takes the lead here.

Chipset and RAM: All three smartphones are powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor under the hood, paired with Adreno 530 GPU. While the Mi 5 boasts 3GB of RAM, the OnePlus 3 and Le Max2 boast 6GB of RAM. Le Max2 also has an affordable variant that ships with 4GB of RAM.

Storage: OnePlus 3 comes with 64GB of onboard storage, the Le Max2 comes in 32GB and 64GB storage variants, whereas the Mi 5 comes with 32GB of onboard storage. Unfortunately, none of the smartphones support expandable storage option.

ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 5 s 4-axis OIS camera explained

Cameras: For shutterbugs, the OnePlus 3 sports a 16-megapixel rear snapper of aperture f/2.0 with PDAF, LED flash and support for 4K video recording. The Le Max2 sports a 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, both smartphones feature an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Mi 5, on the other hand, also sports a 16-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/2.0, PDAF, 4-axis OIS and 4K video recording capabilities. For selfies and video calling, it is equipped with a 4-megpaixel front facing camera of aperture f/2.0.

ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 5 camera review: It s fast and reliable

Battery and connectivity: While the OnePlus 3 and Mi 5 are armed with a 3,000mAh battery, the Le Max2 is armed with a 3,100mAh battery. All smartphones also include fast charging feature and USB Type-C connector for charging and data transfer. Other connectivity features include dual SIM card slots, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS and Bluetooth.

Operating system: The OnePlus 3 runs on Android Marshmallow-based OxygenOS 3, the Le Max2 also runs on Android Marshmallow-based EUI, whereas the Mi 5 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop-based MIUI 7. Xiaomi has also released the Android Marshmallow-based MIUI 8 beta and the final version will be released in the coming weeks.

Miscellaneous features: OnePlus 3 and Le Max2 feature an all metal unibody design whereas the Mi 5 features a metal frame, 2.5D curved glass on the front and glass back. All three smartphones feature a fingerprint scanner for biometric access. The Le Max2 features Qualcomm s Sense ID 3D ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, which also works with wet and sweaty hands.

The Le Max2 also ditches the 3.5mm audio port, and features a USB Type-C audio port with CDLA (Continual Digital Loseless Audio) technology. LeEco claims that the new audio port technology is designed to offer high-quality uncompressed audio listening experience.

On paper, the battle is between the OnePlus 3 and Le Max2. Both smartphones feature 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage, compared to 3GB RAM and 32GB storage on the Mi 5.

Comparison Table

Features OnePlus 3 LeEco Le Max2 Xiaomi Mi 5
Display 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) 5.7-inch QHD (2560 1440 pixels) 5.15-inch full HD (1920 1080 pixels)
Processor Qualcomm s Snapdragon 820 quad-core Qualcomm s Snapdragon 820 quad-core Qualcomm s Snapdragon 820 quad-core
RAM 6GB 4GB/6GB 3GB
Storage 64GB (non-expandable) 32GB/64GB (non-expandable) 32GB (non-expandable)
Rear Camera 16-megapixel with LED flash 21-megapixel with OIS, PDAF and dual LED flash 16-megapixel camera with dual tone dual LED flash, 4-axis OIS
Front Camera 8-megapixel 8-megapixel 4-megapixel
Battery 3,000mAh 3,100mAh 3,000mAh
OS Android 6.0.1-based OxygenOS 3 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow wrapped under EUI Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under MIUI 7
Price Rs 27,999 Rs 22,999(32GB)Rs 29,999(64GB) Rs 24,999

 

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  • Published Date: June 14, 2016 10:58 PM IST


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