A lot of smartphone buyers and Candytech readers have asked this question many times, so here is the showdown between the Chinese loggerheads.
Meizu On ‘M3 Note’ was unveiled recently on the 11th May 2016 for Rs 9999 and can be bought by registering on Amazon for a flash sale on 31st May.
On the other hand, LeEco (on 12th May) launched a new model of Le 1S as ‘Le 1S Eco’ for Rs 9999 for which you can register on Flipkart. Xiaomi is still going strong with its existing ‘Redmi Note 3’ (2 GB RAM) which can be purchased from Amazon and Mi.com for Rs. 9999.
These three mobiles can be termed as ‘Most Affordable Performance Smartphones’ under Rs. 10,000. Let’s compare Key specs and features of all three to see which one comes on top.
All three smartphones have metallic design and are premium looking mobiles.
All three come with a Fingerprint scanner. Le 1S Eco and Redmi Note 3 have a Fingerprint scanner on the Rear side, but M3 Note has integrated the Fingerprint scanner on front Side.
Meizu M3 Note weighs 163 grams and is 8.2 mm thick. Redmi Note 3 weighs 164 grams and is 8.7 mm thick. Le 1S Eco weighs 169 grams and is 7.6 mm thick.
Coincidentally, All three smartphones have the same screen size of 5.5 inches and share the same resolution of 1920 x 1080p and same pixel density of 401 ppi.
Meizu M3 Note has 2.5D Curved glass display which makes the display look better and more premium.
Meizu M3 Note is powered by the 64-bit Mediatek Helio P10 Octa-Core processor, Le 1S Eco is powered by 1.85 GHz MediaTek Helio X10 Octa-Core processor, and Redmi Note 3 is powered by monstrous Snapdragon 650 Hexa Core processor.
M3 Note and Le 1S Eco are offering 3 GB RAM whereas Redmi Note 3 (9999 Rs) offers 2 GB RAM.
On Antutu Benchmark Test
Le Eco 1S recorded 48,854 points, M3 Note recorded 44,873 points, and Redmi Note 3 recorded 75,641 points on Antutu benchmark test.
On GeekBench 3 Test
Le Eco 1S scored 971 points on single core test and 4607 points on multi-core test. M3 Note scored 799 points on single core test and 2955 points on multi-core test. Redmi Note 3 has recorded 1540 points on single core test and 3890 points on multi-core test.
All three smartphones run Android 5.1 Lollipop. But they have different Android skin. The Redmi Note 3 has MIUI 7, Le 1S Eco offers eUI, and Meizu M3 Note offers Flyme OS.
On the camera side, the M3 Note and Le 1S Eco has 13 MP Rear Camera whereas Redmi Note 3 has a 16 MP Rear Camera. For selfies, all three smartphones have 5 MP Front Camera.
The camera on all three smartphones is average and should not be a deciding factor for choosing one of these over the other.
I found the camera on the Zenfone Max, Zenfone Laser, Lenovo K4 Note or Huawei 5X to be better compared to all three phones.
Le 1S Eco and Meizu M3 Note offer 32 GB internal storage while Redmi Note 3 (2 GB Version) offers 16 GB internal storage.
Another thing to note here is Redmi Note 3, and M3 Note offers expandable storage option, but Le 1S Eco does not have support for expandable storage.
M3 Note offers 4100 mAh battery; Redmi Note 3 offers 4050 mAh battery whereas Le 1S Eco offers 3000 mAh battery capacity
Le 1s Eco also offers the USB Type C port while others have the standard Micro-USB port.
All three smartphones have Non-Removable Battery. Only Meizu M3 Note offers Quick charging feature.
All three smartphones have 4G LTE support along with WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.
Though everyone has different needs, If I have to pick a winner, I think it is a close call between the Meizu M3 Note and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. While the Meizu M3 Note has 3 GB RAM and Redmi Note 3 has a much superior processor.
The storage is 16 GB on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, and it also lacks the 2.5 D curved glass. Meizu M3 Note is a very compelling option closely followed by the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and the Le 1S Eco.
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