LeEco, formerly known as LeTV is the latest entrant into the highly competitive Indian smartphone market. After the success of LeEco 1s, the company has announced it latest flagship, LeEco Le Max Pro.
This would carry a price tag of less than Rs. 40,000. On the other hand, we have Samsung Galaxy S7 which is Samsung’s flagship phone for the year 2016. It is already available in the country and its 32 GB version costs close to Rs. 49,000 when bought online.
Both are phones with formidable hardware specifications but carry a heavy price tag for the general public. You can’t just buy any one of them hurriedly and later repent about your decision.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Vs LeEco Le Max Pro: Hardware Showdown
Before we begin with our comparison, let’s take a look at the hardware specifications of these phones:
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy S7||LeEco Le Max Pro|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 820||Snapdragon 820|
|CPU||Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo||Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo|
|GPU||Adreno 530||Adreno 530|
|Display||5.1” Super AMOLED 2K, GG 4||6.33” 2K, Gorilla Glass 3|
|Camera||Rear- 12 MP, PD-AF, OIS, LED flash; Front- 5 MP||Rear- 21 MP, OIS, LED flash; Front- Unknown|
|RAM||4 GB||4 GB|
|Memory||32/64 GB, microSD card up to 200 GB (hybrid slot)||32/64/128 GB|
|OS||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Battery||3000 mAh Li-ion (non-removable)||3400 mAh|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, microUSB 2.0, fingerprint, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||USB Type C, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.x, NFC, fingerprint, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Price||Rs. 48,900||Rs. 38,000 to 40,000 approx.|
Since both the phones run on Snapdragon 820 SoC, and have similar high-resolution display along with the same amount of RAM, we don’t expect them to much distinguishable from much each other in terms of performance.
You should be able to run all the latest games on these phone with high fps and zero lags.
LeEco Le Max Pro has a 6.33 inch display while the Galaxy S7 has a 5.1” Super AMOLED display. Both these phones sports QHD i.e. 2K resolution so their sharpness level should be or less the same. However, we are well aware about the quality of Samsung’s AMOLED display. So, I’m more inclined towards the Galaxy S7.
Winner– Galaxy S7
The Galaxy S7 and Le Max Pro, both sport 4 GB RAM. Le Max Pro comes in 3 variants (32/64/128 GB) while the Galaxy S7 has only 2 variants (32/64 GB) but supports expandable memory up to 200 GB.
Note: If you plan on using a microSD for expanding your storage limit on the Galaxy S7, then you won’t be able to use the SIM slot #2, which is a hybrid slot (supports either SIM or microSD card).
Winner– Galaxy S7
The Galaxy S7 comes with a 12 MP PD-AF OIS camera with LED flash while the Le Max Pro is equipped with a 21 MP camera supporting dual-tone dual LED flash. Galaxy S7 also boasts a 5 MP front shooter while Le Max Pro also has a selfie camera of unknown resolution.
We can’t really comment on the cameras unless we actually test them, but being a fan of Samsung flagship smartphones, I am inclined towards the Galaxy S7. Also we have seen how badly LeEco 1S (which is an otherwise good phone) performs when compared to the phones in its price segment. This gives us another reason to doubt the imaging prowess of LeEco smartphones.
Galaxy S7 boasts a 3000 mAh battery while the Le Max Pro comes with a 3400 mAh battery. Given the fact that both of them pack similar hardware, they should also offer similar battery backup as well.
Both should be able to provide you with a day’s of usage on a single recharge.
Availability & Price
Samsung Galaxy S7 is already available in India at a price tag of Rs. 48,900 on flipkart, while the LeEco Le Max Pro is expected to be launched in the country by the 2nd half of this year.
The Galaxy S7 and the LeEco Le Max Pro might look very similar as far as their hardware is concerned, but they both belong to entire different class of manufacturers. One is just a new-comer which has made a name for itself in a short time, while the other is the smartphone giant, a market leader, selling the maximum number of smartphone across the globe.
Both of them also have their own pros and cons. For instance LeEco Le Max Pro looks more attractive to me and will cost about Rs. 8,000 less than the Galaxy S7. On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 supports expandable memory, dual SIM connectivity, an excellent camera combo, superb after-sales support, and is available in the market right now.
So you can either wait a few months for the LeEco Le Max Pro to save Rs. 8,000, or buy the Galaxy S7 and embrace the latest in technology right now. Choose wisely!