- Best in class specifications
- Value for money
- Fingerprint scanner
- USB Type-C
- Quick charge
- Heavily Skinned OS
- Below par camera performance
- No SD card slot
- Some heating issues with heavy usage
This is one of the first phones the company is launching in India, LeEco formerly known as LeTv. On first look it’s just another Chinese phone, but it sure is trying to spice things up in the budget smartphone segment with its specifications and build.
Design And Build:
For a Chinese smartphone, build quality was never much of a concern but they always had some really alluring specifications. Not the Le 1S, this phone combines class best hardware with top build quality, that, at an unbelievable price tag. One will easily pass this phone for a flagship, thanks to the full metal body. There’s also one of the best looking fingerprint scanners at the back of the phone, it’s got a mirror finish which looks nice. And there are three capacitive keys under the display.
The phone sports a 13 MP rear snapper and a 5 MP selfie camera. The camera performs decently for this price range, that’s about it. Although 4K recording and slow-mo are nice bits. It does decently well in low light conditions as well.
The phone has a 5.5 inch full HD IPS LCD display which is decent. The color reproduction isn’t always accurate, but that shouldn’t be a deal breaker as it does really well overall.
The Le 1S is powered by the Mediatek Helio X10 chip which is the best chip you can find in the mid-range smartphones. Gaming on the phone will be a breeze as well, thanks to the 3 GB of RAM. Although the UI is kind of weird like most other Chinese ROMs which follow the iPhone home screen.
The Le 1S has a 3000 mAh battery which gets you through a regular day of usage. The power saving modes really help with the standby when turned on. And one of the highlights here is the USB Type-C port, with support for quick charging. The phone charges to full around the one hour mark, which is rather impressive, and a few minutes of charge does give you enough juice for a while.
RIght now, simply the most attractive phone in this budget smartphone range, both internally and externally.The full metal body is a first in class. The lack of SD card slot maybe a deal breaker, but 32 gigs of internal should suffice for most.