Both LeEco Le 1s and InFocus M680 offer superb specs at very low price. So let's check out how they fare against each other
The recently launched LeEco Le 1s broke all records of flash sales in India with 70,000 phones gone in 2 seconds (as per LeEco). It saw similar response in its second flash sale during which, as per the company, 95,000 units got sold out in just few seconds. The tremendous response for LeEco Le 1s was expected as the phone offers superb features at Rs 10,999.
But it isn't the only budget phone to come with high end features. Recently, InFocus M680 was launched in the Indian market for Rs 9,999 and this phone too is stuffed with lucrative features.
So let's check out which one of these offers the maximum value for money.
The LeEco Le 1s has a metal unibody while the InFocus M680 comes with a plastic back panel which has got metallic finishing. The M680's side panels though are made of metal. So in terms of sturdiness, the Le 1s has an upper hand but the M680's plastic body offers better grip.
In our opinion both the phones look equally good but the Le 1s has slight edge with its metal body. Also the Le 1s has an additional fingerprint sensor. The Le 1s has a USB Type C port as compared to the micro USB port of InFocus M680. With the Type C port, the Le 1s promises faster charging but its downside is that you have to carry the charger along with you always. No such issue is there for M680 which can be charged by any USB charger. The Le 1s doesn't have micro SD card either.
Both the phones come with 5.5 inch IPS display with the same full HD resolution as well as Corning Gorilla Glass 3. However, the Le 1s with additional Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection stays ahead of the InFocus M680 in this section as well.
The LeEco Le 1s is armed with the 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 InFocus M680 is armed with a 1.5 GHz octa-core MediaTek 6753 processor, which runs with 2 GB of RAM. The InFocus M680 has 16 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by another 64 GB via a microSD card.
Related: Le 1s Review
Related: InFocus M680 Review.
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 InFocus M680 runs on Android Lollipop 5.1, and has InFocus' InLife UI 2.0. The LeEco Le 1s runs on Android Lollipop 5.1, and has LeEco's EUI 5.5. Both the interfaces are quite simple and easy to use. However, the Le 1s does not offer FM radio as the M680.
The InFocus M680 too has a 2600 mAh battery and it was impressive in the real world too. During our review, it used to offer 10-12 hours of back up with moderate usage which is quite impressive indeed. However the Le 1s has a bigger 3000 mAh battery. Also the LeEco smartphone comes with USB Type C charger and hence charges much faster.
The InFocus M680 has a 13 megapixel camera in both its front and rear panel. Both the cameras are of auto focus in nature and have f/2.2 aperture as well as HDR feature. The LeEco Le 1s too has a 13 megapixel rear camera but it offers a 5 megapixel front camera.
Both the phones are quite able camera phones. You can check out Le 1s' camera test here (http://www.themobileindian.com/picture-story/655).
The LeEco Le 1s has two SIM card slots - one micro and one nano. The phone also offers 4G connectivity, WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot and an infrared sensor that allows it to be used as a remote controller. Its USB Type C port can be used as an MHL port too.
The InFocus M680 too has two SIM card slots and it is compatible with 4G networks as well. Besides, it offers Bluetooth 4.1, GPS (A-GPS), WiFi, and a micro USB port.
The LeEco Le 1s certainly has much better features than the InFocus M680 in almost all departments. However note that it does not have expandable storage nor it offers FM Radio. If you are okay with these three issues, then the LeEco Le1s certainly be at the top of your handset list.
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