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LeEco Le Pro 3 vs Xiaomi Mi5S Plus - CHINESE FLAGSHIPS COLLIDE!

LeEco Le Pro 3 VS Xiaomi Mi5S Plus is the most anticipated Smartphone battle!
Today, I'll give you the reasons why you should choose one over the other. First, let's get the technical specs in with and take a good look at the devices! LeEco Le Pro 3 Specs:

LeEco Le Pro 3 Info
  • 5.5" FHD(1920x1080)IPS Display
  • Snapdragon 821 (Quad Kryo Cores) Adreno 530 Graphics
  • 16MP Camera f/2.0 Sony IMX298 PDAF
  • 8MP Front Cam f/ 2.0
  • 6GB DDR4L RAM /64GB UFS 2.0 ROM(no micro SD)
  • 4070 mAh Battery(not removable)
  • USB-C, NFC, NO 3.5mm jack
  • CDLA Audio, DOLBY ATMOS, Stereo Speakers
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (EUI 5.8)
Now, for Xiaomi Mi5S Plus:

Xiaomi MI5S Plus Front and BOX
  • 5.7" FHD(1920x1080)IPS Display
  • Snapdragon 821 (Quad Kryo Cores) Adreno 530 Graphics
  • 4GB DDR4L RAM/64GB UFS2.1 ROM(no micro SD)
  • 2X13P Camera f/2.2 Sony IMX258 (one RGB and one Monochrome)
  • 4MP ULTRAPIXEL Front Cam f/ 2.0
  • 3800 mAh Battery (not removable)
  • VoLTE, USB-C, NFC, 3.5mm jackSingle Bottom Speaker
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (MIUI 8)
LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!

1. HARDWARE DISCREPANCIES
You can see from the specs, although both phones are using the fastest chip on the market Snapdragon 821, there are discrepancies in the hardware. LeEco chose to opt for a smaller device at 5.2-inches, but more RAM. In the Audio hardware, we have Dual Speakers and Dolby ATMOS. Mi5S Plus has a bigger 5.7-inch display with the same resolution, but only has a single speaker on the bottom with a 3.5mm headphone jack, which LeEco have not included since the first phone.

They have, however, opted for a larger battery, which gives the phone a slight edge in battery life over the Mi5S Plus's 3800mAh. The biggest differences are in the camera department. LeEco uses a very potent and fast single Sony IMX298 sensor, as the main Cam and an 8MP front camera. Xiaomi opted for a dual Camera setup, packing both a RGB and a Monochrome sensor, which can work, together or just use the RGB single sensor. The front camera is also quite different as it's an Ultrapixel 4MP sensor.


2. DISPLAY QUALITY

LeEco continues to produce phones with that black border around the display,

LeEco Le Pro 3 Display

Which really hurts the device's aesthetics, but saves a lot in manufacturing costs. The display on the Le Pro 3 is good, but definitely not a flagship one. It doesn't get too bright and sharpness and colour reproduction can be better. On the other hand, Mi5S Plus has a great panel, with great colour reproduction

Xiaomi Mi5S Plus Display and BOX

brightness and sharpness. It's only weakness is the glossy finish, which reflects a lot of light and is hampering it in direct sunlight visibility. It has just a very, very thin black border, but it doesn't hurt the aesthetics. For me, a clear winner here is the Xiaomi Mi5S PlusSCORE IS NOW 0:1 TO XIAOMI!

3. AUDIO AND SPEAKERS QUALITY

Audio Quality

Here is where the LeEco Le Pro 3 excelsWith dual Stereo DOLBY ATMOS Speakers and CDLA audio, it clearly is the better audio device. The Mi5S Plus's sound quality is just fine, and the single speaker's sound is clear and crisp as well. However, if you are an audiophile, definitely go for the Le Pro 3.

WINNER IS LeEco Le Pro 3.

SCORE IS NOW TIED AT 1:1!

4. GAMING AND GENERAL PERFORMANCE

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Both phones pack the fastest Processor and Graphics - Snapdragon 821/Adreno 530. Gaming performance is not an issue with both devices, ABSOLUTELY BUTTERY SMOOTH GAMEPLAY IN ANY GAME! So you can enjoy the best graphics like in Dead Effect 2 and CSR Racing 2 :

dead effect 2 CSR Racing 2

Xiaomi Mi5S is faster in Loading heavier games, but the LeEco has more RAM and is more future-proof, from a technical point of view. Both open apps lightning fast and do not reload them. Benchmarks are also quite similar, with Xiaomi just edging in Geekbenchbut Le Pro 3 winning Antutu by a small margin:

Xiaomi Mi5S Plus LeEco Le Pro 3 Geekbench
Xiaomi Mi5S Plus LeEco Le Pro 3 Antutu

When it comes to watching videos and playing games, Xiaomi's screen has an advantage as it's better, but LeEco has better sound. Both are very important for full immersion, it's a shame that both do not
offer the full package, maybe LeEco Pro 4 or Xiaomi Mi6S Plus will :) SO, I CALL IT A DRAW!
SCORE IS STILL TIED AT 2:2!

5. CAMERA PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY

LeEco Le pro 3 CAMERA
Xiaomi Mi5S Plus Camera

Both of the devices have a very similar user interface, that is heavily iOS inspired.
LeEco CAMERA INTERFACE

LeEco Le Pro 3 Camera Interface 
XIAOMI MI5S PLUS CAMERA INTERFACE


Both offer a very skimmed manual mode, with just up to 1/2 second of exposure, which is a shame. However, Mi5S Plus can shoot in Monochrome mode, which is cool and captures more light

Xiaomi Mi5S Plus Monochrome Mode

It also has a STEREO MODE, where it uses both CAMS to get a coloured image with more light. PICTURES FROM BOTH PHONES LOOK GREAT IN GOOD LIGHTING CONDITIONS . Here is a photo and a selfie  from LeEco Le Pro 3 on a sunny day.

LeEco Le Pro 3 Photo 2 LeEco Le Pro 3 Selfie

Here is the same from Xiaomi Mi5S Plus:

Xiaomi Mi5S Plus Photo 1 Xiaomi Mi5S Plus Selfie

Xiaomi's front Camera captures a bit more detail, due to the larger pixels used. LeEco captures more detail in the Main Cam shots, due to the IMX298's wider aperture, compared to Xiaomi's IMX258.

When the lights go down, it's a whole different story. Here is a Night shot from the Le Pro 3:

LeEco Le Pro 3 Night shot

And here is a night shot with Xiaomi Mi5S Plus that utilises the STEREO MODE:

Xiaomi Mi5S Plus Night Shot

And here is a Monochrome Night shot that looks really cool and has plenty of light

Xiaomi Mi5S Plus Night Monochrome

As far as video quality goes, both phones offer a very good Front Cam video,  great for VLOGs. It's shame that both phones don't have image stabilisation. Main cam Video is OK, but nothing great. Both can shoot 4Kbut I've seen better 4K recording in flagships from LG and Samsung from 2-3 years agoSlow-motion looks good and is 720P on both devices. LeEco Le Pro 3 Photo and Video Samples(FULL SIZE)

Xiaomi Mi5S Plus Photo and Video Samples (FULL SIZE)

Mi5S Plus IS THE WINNER  it's  much more useful, thanks to the better night shots. SCORE IS NOW 2:3 IN FAVOUR OF XIAOMI!

6. BATTERY LIFE

BATTERY LIFE

LeEco has the upper hand here, thanks to a smaller and dimmer screen and a bigger battery. Both devices can last you over 5:30+ Hrs of Screen-on-Time a day!And they will get you through the heaviest of usage days without issues. LeEco might squeeze a half an hour, hour tops more, and that's why 

LE PRO 3 IS THE WINNER HERE:

FINAL SCORE IS TIED AT 3:3!

CONCLUSION

As you might have realised by now, both devices aren't perfect but hold their own. While the LeEco Le Pro 3 offers a smaller body, better battery and better sound! Xiaomi Mi5s Plus offers bigger and better display and better cameras. Thank you for your time! Hope you enjoyed the review.

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