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 ModeAlso Read - OnePlus Care loyalty program launches in India; Here is everything that you need to know
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.
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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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|