The budget segment of Indian handset market is now heating up owing to several new launches by brands like Lenovo, Huawei and LeTV (re-branded as LeEco). These brands have introduced smartphones under INR 15,000 that can easily be mistaken for high end flagship devices. Recently Huawei launched Honor 5X and LeTV launched its debut smartphone called Le 1S in Indian market. Both these smartphones carve a new niche in the budget segment, that of a premium budget smartphones. Both these handsets come with a metallic body, fingerprint scanner and heavy specifications all with a competitive price tag. However, if you are in two minds as to which smartphone is better suited for your requirements, here is a spec-wise breakdown of both devices (LeTV Le 1s & Huawei Honor 5X) to help make up your mind. Moreover, you can also give smartphone comparison tool on a try for a detailed break down of the same.

LeTV LE 1S Vs Huawei Honor X5

LeTV Le 1s vs Huawei Honor 5X


Huawei and LeTV have both equipped their respective launches with a larger 5.5-inch display on the front panel that will appeal to gamers and binge watchers. Both smartphones offer a visually appealing resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels for a great viewing experience. However, LeTV claims that Le 1s display boasts Floating Glass 2.0 technology, which makes for a better viewing experience.


When it comes to specifications, Le 1S enjoys an upper hand over Huawei Honor 5X despite being a couple of thousand bucks cheaper. LeTV Le1S comes powered by and Octa-core processor that boasts of a clock speed of 2.2 GHz, whereas, Honor 5X flaunts the same Octa-core processor with lower clock speed of 1.5 GHz. LeTV Le 1s also has more RAM with 3 GB as compared to 2 GB RAM on Honor 5X, which does not make all that difference. On the battery front both handsets have 3000 mAh juice pack under the rear panel, which makes for an impressive backup.


Both Le 1S and Honor 5X come with 13 Megapixels rear camera and 5 Megapixels front camera setup, which is pretty standard in most budget segment smartphones in India. However, it is what lies alongside the camera module is what matters. LeTV Le 1S’ camera module is being accompanied by features like ISOCELL 5P Lens module, Blue Glass IR filter, f/2.0 aperture, 0.09 second ultra-fast focus speed, Phase Detection Auto Focus and LED flash. Huawei Honor 5X on the other hand comes with f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus and SmartImage processor.

Bells & Whistles

This here is where Le 1S beats Huawei Honor 5x hands down as not only the handset is considerably cheaper than Honor 5X but also boasts of much more improved specifications. Both smartphones come with fingerprint scanner on rear panel with faster response time. However, LeTV Le 1S comes with world’s first ever mirror finish fingerprint scanner, which can be considered a novelty on account of its being one of its kind. Moreover, Le 1S also boasts of the latest USB Type-C connector, whereas, Honor 5X is still on microUSB.


Coming to the final verdict, LeTV Le 1S can beat Honor 5X hands down on any given day on any criterion as it comes with a considerably cheaper price tag. However, since the brand is in its infancy with Le 1S being its debut device, most Indian consumers are bound to be discouraged. We suggest you to check both devices against compare tools on Priceraja and see for yourself how much Le 1S outweighs Honor 5x by.