Smartphone buyers in India are spoilt for choice with the amount of handsets on offer. Two recent introductions are the LeEco (Letv) Le 1s and the Panasonic Eluga Turbo. These are Android handsets with 4G LTE connectivity that both launched with exactly the same price. With that in mind we’re looking at the Panasonic Eluga Turbo vs LeEco Le 1s.
We’ll run through the main specs of each of these new smartphones so that you can see how they compare and what they have to offer. You’ll need to register for sales of either of these devices, with the Panasonic Eluga Turbo exclusively available from Snapdeal while the LeEco Le 1s is an exclusive for Flipkart.
The Panasonic Eluga Turbo has a 1.5GHz 64-bit octa-core processor (chipset and graphics unspecified). The LeEco Le 1s is powered by a 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor and has PowerVR G6200 graphics.
The Eluga Turbo has a 5-inch IPS display with HD resolution of 1280 x 720 resulting in 294 ppi. The Le 1s has a 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 401 ppi.
RAM and Storage
There’s 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage for both of these smartphones. However there’s expandable storage via microSD for the Eluga Turbo but no expansion for the LeEco Le 1s.
The Panasonic Eluga Turbo has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video capture, and a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper. The LeEco Le1s also has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, but is capable of 4K video capture. It also has a 5-megapixel front-facing unit.
There’s a 2350 mAh battery for the Eluga Turbo and a 3000 mAh battery for the LeEco Le 1s.
Both support 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. The Eluga Turbo has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n while the Le 1s has WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. It’s also worth pointing out that these are dual SIM handsets.
The Panasonic Eluga Turbo runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The Le 1s runs Android 5.0 Lollipop-based EUI 5.5.
Dimensions, Weight and Colors
The Eluga Turbo measures 142.2mm x 71.2mm x 6.95mm thick (weight unspecified). It’s offered in Marine Blue, Champagne Gold, and Rose Gold color choices. The LeEco Le 1s measures 151.1mm x 74.2mm x 7.5mm, weighs 169g, and comes in a Gold color.
Both handsets launched at Rs. 10,999 so there’s nothing between them in this respect.
By looking at the above key specs of each handset you might be able to choose between them based on what’s important to you. We haven’t included all of the features of these phones but it’s worth mentioning that the LeEco Le 1s also has a fingerprint sensor. Buyers should also consider after-sales service and personal preference of design, although both are attractive with sleek builds.
On specifications alone the LeEco Le 1s certainly has the edge. For example it has a faster processor, larger display with higher resolution, and a higher capacity battery (with quick charging). However the Panasonic Eluga Turbo does have expandable storage that the LeEco phone lacks so that might be a factor for some.
After considering the differences between these two devices in our Panasonic Eluga Turbo vs LeEco Le 1S comparison, which of these new smartphones are you more likely to buy?