If you are looking to buy a smartphone with rich features and don’t want to follow the heard behavior of buying Samsung, HTC or Micromax smartphones. Here are three alternatives you can consider for Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 20,000 budget. All the three smartphones are feature rich and have their own unique value proposition for the buyers.
The major similarity between the three smartphones is price they are all close to Rs. 20,000. Which out of these three is a better choice we try to find out by exploring them in detail and discussing Pros and Cons of each Smartphone.
Huawei Honor 6 is one of the top selling smartphone from Huawei the chinese smartphone major which has been in smartphone business for many years. The Honor 6 has excellent specs like Full HD Display, 5 inch IPS screen, 4G LTE support and 3 GB RAM with decent camera quality.
Additionally Huawei recently launched Huawei Honor Holly which is one of the cheapest 8 MP smartphone with good specs and design.
Lenovo Vibe X2 – The record breaking score on Antutu of 44212 by the Lenovo gave tremors to some of the higher priced smartphones. The smartphone boasts of a 6595m true octa core processor and 2 GB RAM. The smartphone also boasts of a layered design and has decent 13 MP Rear Camera and 5 MP front camera.
Gionee Elife S 5.1 – The smartphone hold the record for the slimmest smartphone in the world when it was launched. Measuring only 5.15 mm and weighing mere 98 gm this a delight to use. The smartphone has Mediatek 6592 Octa-Core processor and is loaded with Android Kitkat 4.4.2 with Gionee’s 2.0 Amigo UI.
Let’s check out the detailed specs comparison and then we will analyze which smartphone should you buy among Huawei Honor 6 or Lenovo Vibe X2 or Gionee Elife S 5.1.
Specs Comparison – Huawaei Honor 6 Vs Lenovo Vibe X2 Vs Gionee Elife S 5.1
|Component||Huawei Honor 6||Lenovo Vibe X2||Gionee Elife S 5.1|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 920 – Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7.||MediatTek MT6595m True8Core , Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A17 & quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7.||1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor.|
|GPU||PowerVR G600||Mali-450 MP4.|
|Display Size||5.0 inch IPS LCD Screen.||5.0 inch IPS LCD Screen.||4.8 inch 720p AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection.|
|Pixel Density||445||445||306 PPI|
|Screen Colors||16 Million||16 Million||16 Million Colors|
|Current Operating System||Android Kitkat 4.4.2, Emotion UI 2.3.||Android Kitkat 4.4.2.||Android 4.4 with Gionee’s Amigo 2.0 UI.|
|OS upgradable to Android Lollipop||Not Known||Not Known||Unknown|
|Rear camera||13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash.||13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, LED flash.||8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, auto focus, LED flash.|
|Front camera||5 MP front Camera.||5 MP front Camera.||5 MP front Camera.|
|Connectivity 2G, 3G & 4G||2G, 3G,4G||2G, 3G,4G||2G, 3G|
|Dimensions||139.6 x 69.7 x 7.5 mm||140.2 x 68.6 x 7.3 mm||139.8 x 67.4 x 5.15 mm.|
|Thickness||7.5 mm||7.3 mm||5.15 mm.|
|Internal Memory||16 GB||32 GB||16 GB, No support for micro SD card.|
|RAM||3GB RAM||2 GB RAM||1 GB RAM|
|Expandable Memory||expandable upto 64 GB by MicroSD card.||NO||NO|
|Battery Capacity||3000 mAH Li-polymer battery.||2300 mAH Li ion Battery.||Non-removable Li-Ion 2050 mAh battery.|
|Weight||130 gm.||120 gm.||98 gm.|
|Price||Rs. 18000||Rs 19900||Rs. 18000|
Processing Power , Gaming , Multitasking – The Honor 6 and Vibe X2 has more powerful processor as compared to the Gionee Elife S5.1. They are more capable in processing multiple tasks with MTK 6595 and Kirin -920. Though Gionee’s mediatek 6592 is also a good processor.
Ram – The Huawei Honor 6 is the cheapest smartphone with 3 GB RAM and is a great positive for the smartphone. The Lenovo Vibe X2 has the 2GB Ram which is standard in this range of smartphone. Unfortunately Gionee Elife S 5.1 has mere 1 GB RAM which even smartphones is in 6k to 7k range sport.
Screen Resolution and Size – Honor 6 and Vibe X2 are neck in neck with FHD 1920*1080 display and very high PPI above 400. The Gionee Elife scores low here with 1280*720 display and 306 PPI. The reading experience and even videos look much better on a high resolution screen.
Dual Sim – Both Huawei and Lenovo has double Sim while Gionee is a single sim smartphone.
Rear Camera – Huawei and Lenovo Vibe X2 has 13 MP Rear Camera which are decent camera’s for day light photography. You cannot expect them to match a Nexus 5 or iphone 5s Camera quality but they are pretty good. Gionee Elife S 5.1 camera is though 8 MP but it has good color reproduction and picture quality. There is not too much of a difference between all three in terms of camera picture quality.
Front Camera – All three smartphones are made for Selfie lovers and have 5 MP front camera.
Design, Ease of Use and Looks – Gionee Elife is a great smartphone with just 98 gram weight and 5.15 mm thickness which makes it very easy to use. Looks are stunning with it’s metallic frame. The Huawei honor 6 has a 5 inch display and weighs 130 gm and has a silver band around the edge which hugs the plastic back cover. The design is simple and Camera is located at the top right corner with dual led flash. Lenovo Vibe X2 has a more rectangular frame like the Sony Xperia Z series and has a distinctive three colored layers – golden, orange and red stacked below the black display panel layer. These are layers are just to give the smartphone a distinctive look and are only on the top surface. The Camera at the back is placed on the top right corner with LED flash and the phone sports the distinctive Silver Lenovo logo at the back.
Dimensions – Vibe X2 and Honor 6 measure 5 inch while the Gionee Elife is 4.8 inch in size. The Gionee Elife has an astonishing 5.15 mm thickness which makes it stand out and creates distinctive looks. The Lenovo Vibe X2 has 7.3 mm thickness and Huawei Honor 6 has 7.5 mm thickness.
Connectivity – The Gionee Elife has 3G Support but no 4G support as was mentioned by Flipkart when they briefly displayed the actual specs for the smartphone. There is some ambiguity about 4G capability of Elife S 5.1 initially was reported to have 4G support, do check before buying. While Huawei and Lenovo Vibe X2 has 4G support. The 4G connectivity is going to be very popular in 2015 among users with Reliance Gio, Vodafone, Idea and Airtel rolling out the 4G network.
Internal Memory and Expandable Storage – Gionee Elife S 5.1 has 16 GB storage with no option to expand using micro SD card, Huawei Honor 6 has 16 GB internal storage with option to increase the storage to 64GB using a micro SD card. While the Lenovo Vibe X2 has 32 GB internal storage with no support for external SD card.
Battery Capacity – The Honor 6 is miles ahead compared to other two smartphones with 3000 mAH battery capacity, the Lenovo Vibe X2 has a mediocre 2300 mAH while Gionee Elife S 5.1 has a 2050 mAH battery, crafted in its thin frame.
- Huawei Honor 6 – Rs. 18,000
- Gionee Elife S 5.1 – Rs. 18,000
- Lenovo Vibe X2 – Rs. 19,999
Verdict – In short after analyzing all this now you would be well prepared what you want in your next smartphone. If you are looking for great design, killer sexy looks in a smartphone, there is no doubt Gionee Elife S 5.1 Scores above the pack.
Looking for good internal storage, extreme performance and Full HD display with 4G support and rectangular smartphone with good Camera for 20k Lenovo Vibe X2 is the right Choice.
Huawei Honor 6 – The smartphone is really the best value for money deal and balanced in all respects, It has Krin-920 Octa-core processor and 3GB RAM, which is ideal for gaming and multi-tasking. The FHD screen is ideal for reading and web surfing. The Camera is decent at both front and rear with 13MP and 5 MP shooters. It also comes with 4G LTE support and offers good experience with Android Kitkat at an affordable price of Rs. 18,000.