Feb 072016

LeEco Le 1s Review & Features

LeEco previously known as Letv is a Chinese entertainment company, and one of the largest online video companies in China. It is headquartered in Beijing its full name is Leshi Internet Information & Technology.

LeEco has recently launched its two Android smartphones LeEco Le Max and LeEco 1S , Max is a high end phone with price tag of Rs. 36,999- while Le 1s is a low budget mobile with price tag of Rs. 10999/- .Sell of Le Max yet to be started on Flipkart, while Le 1s already available on flash sale on flipkart. On last flash flipkart reported that around 70,000 mobile were sold in just two seconds. The second flash sale of Le 1s is on 9th Feb’16, you can register here for second flash sale –

Le 1s Review: design and first impressions:

Le 1s is a dual sim 5.5 inch phone that is very good looking and having metallic unibody design, it is available in gold & Silver color. Le 1s feels premium in hands and its screen almost widen to edges and seems bezel less design. 13MP Camera and flash placed on top right corner, one rounded finger print sensor also provided on the backside. From this you can easily unlock the device and can also take pictures. On right side power and volume rocker placed, power button in placed downside and volume rocker is placed above power button. On left side only sim tray has been placed that can be removed using the sim tray pin provided with the phone, sim tray option of one micro sim and one nano sim. Sim-1 to be placed inner side of the tray and sim-2 to be placed on outer side of tray. Both the sim are 4G-LTE supported. There is no micro SD card slot, the phone has inbuilt memory of 32GB.

The top side headphone jack and Infrared sensor is placed, bottom side you will found type –c usb connector port with speakers. On screen top side front camera (5MP) for selphy and ambient light sensor placed. Le 1s is a little bit of bulky with total weight of 169 gram, but thanks to its design it not feels too much of bulkier during longer use in hands. Le 1s dimensions are 74.2 x 151.1 x 7.6 mm, it is not too much of thick or not too much thinner as compared to may premium phones available in the market.

Le 1s Review : Un-boxing of LeEco Le 1s

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Backside of Le 1s

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Le 1s Display –

Le 1s has Full HD, 1920 x 1080 IPS 5.5 inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection; it is having 403 ppi pixel density well enough for sharp and clear display.

Display is good in indoor and low light environment for viewing but not too much bright in direct sunlight; inside sunlight texts are not much sharp for viewing.

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Le 1s Review hardware, features and specifications –

Le 1s run by 2.2 GHz Helio X10 Turbo MTK 6795T, Octa Core processor, it is having 3GB of RAM and 32GB ROM (internal memory). This is a pretty powerful chip, with eight cores clocked at up to 2.2GHz and integrated PowerVR G6200 graphics. Out of 32GB approx. 24.38GB memory is available for user. Phone is very snappier and performs very fast. On Antutu it scores 54375 points, Le 1s is having IR sensor with many branded TV are listed but no Indian DTH and service in list. Using peel application you can get these in your mobile to work. There is no FM radio; wi-di (wireless display) is available to watch the mobile screen on smart TV.

Le 1s provided with type –C USB connector using that you can transfer data very faster, I have check it with my laptop and copying of files inside mobile and into laptop very faster compared to micro usb connector. The USB cable can be used any side reversible, also computer side Type A connector is made reversible that can be used from either side.

Fingerprint Sensor – Le 1s Fingerprint sensor works quite well after registering the finger it unlock the phone by one touch.

Camera –Le1S has 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera for selfie, camera has Samsung ISOCELL technology and a blue glass infrared filter. This camera has an F2.0 aperture and is capable of 0.09 seconds fast focus. It achieves 6x digital zoom and records 4K/1080p videos but quality of pictures are not at per the mark in low light condition. In sunlight and day condition picture taken not satisfactory see the pictures taken from camera below –

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Battery – Le 1s has 3000 mAh battery that is good enough for one day. As per Flipkart tech spec Le 1s has fast charging feature but when we check it looks as like normal charging, in 20mins it charged from 20 – 45 % (may be it is charging first time, needs to explore more by users)

Speaker quality- The one of good thing of Le 1S is its speaker, the quality of speaker and its sound & loudness is very good.

Le 1s Review User Interface and apps-

Le 1s comes with Android version 5.0.2, while now most of new phones are coming with android 6.0 or android 5.1.1 it seems little odd. Le 1s has eUI skin that is designed differently from traditional Android stock UI. Like MIUI and Iphone there is no application drawer all the apps placed over phone screen. The other different part is there is no quick access tool bar, when you slide down the status bar there are only notifications are viewed. To view quick access tool bar you have to press menu button at bottom left side. Although in this quick access tool bar you will found very useful things like torch, screen shots, music player, calculator, bar-code scanner shortcuts with traditional quick access settings like wifi, Bluetooth, data enabler, gps etc.

You will also found recent apps here that can be removed using sliding upward. These shortcuts and quick settings can also be changes and order be changed using settings.

As like MIUI Le 1s also having record button on call screen, where you can record the telephonic conversation without using third party apps.

There are not too much apps pre-installed with Le 1s that make it snappier and high responsive, we have checked the phone for app installing, file copying and browsing and it seems very faster and performing.

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LeEco Le 1s Pros-

  • Metallic design
  • Type – C usb connector
  • Good performing processor with 3GB RAM
  • Infrared sensor
  • Its Price

LeEco Le 1s Cons-

  • Camera
  • No FM Radio
  • No SD card
  • No removable battery
  • User Interface
  • Battery is not as fast charging as described

Final Words – If you are looking for a budget smartphone with metallic good design and well performing too, it is for you. But if you are looking a good quality camera and pure android experience with sd card slot too, than you have to check out some more phones. Also after sales support may also have issue as like Xiaomi and Micromax Yu phones.