LeEco Le 2 vs the competition: Benchmark comparison

By Hardik Singh | Updated 27 Jun 2016

The recently launched the LeEco Le2 turned out to be the best phone in the sub-15k smartphone category. It replaces the well received Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, beating it by a notch. While our review of the LeEco Le 2 is already up, here's a quick look at how the phone compares against its prime competitors in the price bracket on pure synthetic benchmarks. The LeEco Le 2, here, takes on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Yu Yunicorn, along with the Samsung Galaxy J5.


LeEco Le 2
LeEco Le 2 features all the latest hardware, but not the best battery life. Here is a quick look at what it brings to the table.

Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 16MP, 8MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 6.0
Price: Rs. 11,999


Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 is one of our most recommended smartphones in the sub-15k price bracket. It is still a very good, and worth picking up, for those who want superior battery life.

Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 16MP, 5MP
Battery: 4000mAh
OS: Android 5.1.1
Price: Rs. 11,999


Yu Yunicorn
The Yu Yunicorn failed to impress us with its average performance and poor camera but it offers a almost best in class battery life.

Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: MediaTek Helio P10
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 13MP, 5MP
Battery: 4000mAh
OS: Android 5.1
Price: Rs. 12,999


Samsung Galaxy J5
Samsung’s Galaxy J5 is not an outright brilliant smartphone to start with, but it belongs to the most selling smartphone series in India.

Display: 5.2-inch, 720p

SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
Storage: 16GB
Camera: 13MP, 5MP
Battery: 3100mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1
Price: Rs. 12,999


Meizu M3 Note
The Meizu M2 Note was the best sub-10K smartphone of 2015, and the M3 Note seemed to have the same potential, too. However, it is not the best smartphone its category. We ran the benchmarks on a different variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage.

Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: MediaTek Helio P10
Storage: 16GB
Camera: 13MP, 5MP
Battery: 4100mAh
OS: Android 5.1
Price: NA (The Indian variant is priced at Rs. 9,999)


Here is how these budget smartphones perform on the AnTuTu Benchmark. We have also added the Moto G4 Plus and the Lenovo Zuk Z1, just to give you a better idea about the comparative performance.

LeEco Le 2 - 80811

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - 76289
Yu Yunicorn - 33911
Samsung Galaxy J5 - 26864
Meizu M3 Note - 42162
Moto G4 Plus - 46148
Lenovo Zuk Z1 - 59582


Geekbench Single Core
As you can see, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 offers close competition to the LeEco Le 2's Geekbench Single Core Benchmark scores.

LeEco Le 2 - 1530

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - 1515
Yu Yunicorn - 589 
Samsung Galaxy J5 - 465
Meizu M3 Note - 809
Moto G4 Plus - 723
Lenovo Zuk Z3 - 993


Geekbench Multi-core
In the Geekbench Multi-core Benchmark, the Le 2 posts a very big lead over the other phones in the competition. This is because it has an octa-core CPU, while most of others have quad-core CPUs. The extra-cores provide better scores on benchmarks.

LeEco Le 2 - 5001

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - 3577
Yu Yunicorn - 2443
Samsung Galaxy J5 - 1324
Meizu M3 Note - 3003
Moto G4 Plus - 3056
Lenovo Zuk Z1 - 3037


3DMark Unlimited
Here is how the phones performed in the 3D Mark Unlimited benchmark test. This test is to gauge CPU and GPU performance of the devices without vertical sync. The Moto G4 Plus and the Zuk Z1 are also here.

LeEco Le 2 - 18157
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - 17461
Yu Yunicorn - 8210
Samsung Galaxy J5 - 4445
Meizu M3 Note - 8948
Moto G4 Plus - 9837
Lenovo Zuk Z1 - 19704


GFXBench Manhattan 3.0
Here is how the phones perform in the GFXBench Manhattan 3.0 on-screen test. The scores of he Le 2 and Redmi Note 3 are very close again.

LeEco Le 2 - 877
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - 887
Yu Yunicorn - 353.6
Samsung Galaxy J5 - 237.2
Meizu M3 Note - 331.8
Moto G4 Plus - 282 
Lenovo Zuk Z1 - 737


Vellamo Metal
We also ran the Vellamo Metal benchmark on all the phones, and here is how they performed.

LeEco Le 2 - 1390
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - 2559
Yu Yunicorn - 1032
Samsung Galaxy J5 - 954
Meizu M3 Note - 1076


PCMark Work performance
Lastly, we ran the PCMark Work Benchmark. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes out on top here.

LeEco Le 2 - 4489
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - 5524
Yu Yunicorn - 3478
Samsung Galaxy J5 - 4082
Meizu M3 Note - 3600

It seems like, while the Le 2 is an overall better phone compared to Redmi Note 3, the performance of the two phones is quite close. However, every other subsequent smartphone has a long ground to cover. Honorable mention goes to the Lenovo Zuk Z1, which is running on ancient Snapdragon 801 SoC from the OnePlus One era and is still clicking into higher gears with ease.


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