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Xiaomi Mi 6 vs LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition: two flagships available for under $360

Xiaomi Mi 6 vs LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition photo

Who said that you have to pay a premium to get yourself a flagship smartphone? Xiaomi Mi 6 and LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition will show you that for under $360 USD, these two devices are available.

Xiaomi never fails to surprise us with their range of smartphones, right from the entry-level all the way up to the highest-end level. Let’s take a closer look at the Mi 6 and see for yourselves what it has to offer:

  • 5.15-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~428 ppi pixel density
  • Splash resistant
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Curved 3D Glass
  • Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) processor, Adreno 540 graphics and 6GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP primary camera (27mm, f/1.8, OIS 4-axis & 52mm, f/2.6) with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera
  • 64GB internal storage with no microSD expansion slot
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3350 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • MIUI 8.0 based on Android Nougat 7.1
  • Dual sim and 4G LTE
  • April 28th, 2017 release date
  • $2,499 Chinese Yuan or ~$359 USD price tag

Yes, for those who prefer a smallish screen at just 5.15-inch – it doesn’t get any better than this. The first real advantage is the fact that it comes with splash resistant body, which means that you can walk through the rain without worrying about water getting soaked seeping inside the body. The available curved 3D glass further enhances its good looks to another level.

The highlight of the show for the Mi 6 is what you can find under the hood of the smartphone. Top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with a blazingly fast Kryo octa-core processor, great Adreno 540 graphics and a whopping 6GB RAM. The performance is dished out is pure class.

But that’s not all though, as it also sports a dual 12MP primary camera which makes it able to capture great-looking photos. With a slew of features found on the camera, your photos will come out looking great. An 8MP selfie camera is then available to complement the device.

Finally, the Mi 6 is running on the latest Android Nougat 7.1 OS right out of the box. This ensures that only the latest software will be powering up the best of the best hardware as if to unleash the beast found within it.

Moving on to its rival, let’s get acquainted with Le Pro 3 AI Edition next. This is a more refined version that costs a fraction of what its sibling is. Here you go then with the LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~403 ppi pixel density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6797X Helio X27 chipset, Deca-core x2.6 GHz processor, Mali-T880MP graphics and 4GB RAM
  • Dual 13MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection, and laser autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture and 1.4 µm pixel size
  • 64GB internal storage with no microSD expansion slot
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • April 2017 release date
  • $349 USD for price tag

The first thing that you will notice about the Le Pro 3 AI Edition is its larger 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen. This has been the acceptable screen size for just about everyone. A fingerprint sensor is the only thing that it gets, which surely you would expect more within this price range.

But more performance is what you will be getting instead. The latest Helio X27 chipset paired with the fastest deca-core (10-cores) processor around, great graphics and 4GB RAM are what you will find on the Le Pro 3 AI Edition. Yes, this is the absolute best you can think of when it comes to the performance side of things.

The real advantage that this smartphone has in its primary camera – the dual 13MP primary camera to be exact. Armed with a lot of features, you can be sure of taking some of the best photos using this camera. The 8MP selfie then completes the package.

Battery-wise, a large 4000 mAh battery found on the Le Pro 3 AI Edition should be able to last you for at least a full day, or two depending on your usage.

If there’s one chink in the armor of the Le Pro 3 AI Edition, is on its software. This smartphone is still running on the dated Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS – with no signs of it getting an update to the latest Nougat 7.0. So sad. Otherwise it would have been great on all fronts.


Paying for that kind of price, there’s lots of reason for you to go for Xiaomi Mi 6. Having dominated the entry-level and mid-range market, it is about time they do the same at the top-end. Now is your chance of getting hold of a flagship smartphone, at a fraction of a price among its competitors.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 had just been released on April 28th for approximately $2,499 Chinese Yuan or ~$359 USD. You can choose either Black, Blue, White or Ceramic Black.

As for LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition, the 5.5-inch screen size is what most of us are feeling comfortable these days. Not an inch smaller, and not an inch larger. It comes with a great hardware with a 10-core processor, great dual primary camera, and great battery makes for a killer combination. It also costs $10 USD in this case. But pick it up only if you can live with its dated Marshmallow OS.

LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition had just been released in China and is currently available for $349 USD. Gold, Rose Gold, and Black are the three colors that you can choose from.

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