LeEco has been able to attract a significant number of customers and has gained a solid footing in the smartphone market. Users seem to love LeEco devices, as they offer a decent hardware, stylish exteriors that too at an affordable price tag. The company launched it's LeEco Le 1 smartphone sometimes back, and it created waves of excitement in the smartphone community. The smartphone offers flagship like features at an affordable price tag, thus, making it a one of a kind smartphone. So, let’s see in detail as to how this smartphone works in real life.
The LeEco Le 1 can easily be said as one of the most premium looking smartphones. The phone has a bezel-less design and sports a classy look. The phone has an amazing build quality, and its finesse is comparable to Apple iPhones. The top class craftsmanship of this smartphone along with decent ergonomics make this phone have a decent grip. The phone has external dimensions as 147.8 (H) x 74.2 (W) x 9.5 (T) mm. Weighing 170 grammes, the phone does not feel that heavy when held in hand. The phone is available in two colour variants i.e. Silver and White. The phone offers a 5.5 inches LTPS Full-HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The display easily qualifies as one of the best parts of the phone. A Corning Gorilla Glass v3, Scratch-resistant glass is provided on the screen that makes the screen tough and resistant to scratches. The 401ppi rich display ensures that the viewer’s eyes are glued to the screen. The colours seem to be well balanced, and the screen looks lively enough. The viewing angles and the sunlight legibility are decent too. Overall, the phone scores full marks in terms of design and display.
The phone is powered by an Octa core, 2.2 GHz, Cortex A53 processor that is backed by MediaTek MT6795 chipset and PowerVR G6200 GPU. The processor seems to be powerful enough to play games and videos smoothly and without any interruptions. Heavy games and videos can be played on the phone easily without observing any kinds of lags or stutter. The smartphone comes with 16GB of internal memory and the internal memory cannot be expanded by its users. The internal storage could be a real deal-breaker for many users, as the memory cannot be expanded. The phone runs on Android platform and works on Android OS, version 5.0 i.e. Lollipop. The phone supports 4G/LTE networks and only allows dual-SIM compatibility.
The primary camera features f/2.0, 13 MP phase detection autofocus camera that is supported by dual-LED (dual tone) flashlight and optical image stabilisation. The camera settings include exposure compensation and ISO control. Shooting modes include Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) and camera features include 6 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Smile detection, Touch to focus. Video Recording could be done at frames like 3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 120 fps. The front camera sports a 5MP camera. The images captured by the rear camera in broad daylight turn out to be impressive and full of details. The images captured in dim light conditions are decent, however, lack a certain amount of details, at times. Talking about multimedia, the smartphone features loudspeaker and 3.5mm audio jack with Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic. The speaker seems to get loud enough, and the sound quality of the phone turns out to be decent too. The messaging sector comes with the general features like SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, etc.
The battery provided in the smartphone is a 3000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery that can easily work for a day with heavy usage. The smartphone offers a range of connectivity options, such as Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth version 4.0, A-GPS and microUSB 2.0. There are several sensors provided in the phone such as a Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Compass and Gyroscope.