LeEco Le 2 review: Great value, an awesome Phone with an Average camera
The Le 1s was the cell phone that actually made LeEco a household name, of course apart from its out marketing blitzkrieg. But unlike other smartphone players in the marketplace, LeEco is a content business first, although a hardware business second. In China, LeEco has a content catalog which has little competition which is simply using goods like TVs and smartphones to give their users access to the content bank. Therefore let’s see how bad or great it’s as compared to the Le 1s.
Construct and Design: 7.5/10
When put side by side on their backs, you Won’t have the ability to inform the Le 2 and Le 1 s. It’s when you commence looking carefully the differences in the design language pop up. LeEco continues using an alloy body for the Le 2, which gives a little heft having a 153 g weight to it. The leading face has the 5.5-inch full High Definition screen. We got the rose gold version of the telephone.
On the back is really where differences will be seen by you. For starters, first thing which stands out are the antenna cuts on a bottom and the top. The 16MP camera unit occupies a place in the middle and protrudes somewhat, besides which you possess the double- unit flashes. Only below the camera module, you’ve got the fingerprint scanner that is shaped. On the button edge, you’ve got the USB Kind-C interface which functions as charging interface and a data transfer in addition to a CDLA interface for digital sound.
The top part comes with an IR blaster, the nano SIM card that is double is really on the left whereas power button and the volume rock is really on the right-hand side. There are antenna cuts on the underside edge also.
All in all, the build quality is rather good, even though the edges across the screen are a bit overly sharp. The crystalline silicon compensates nicely this cover you get. Although we didn’t discover the alloy body to be that slick the silicon cover provides great hold.
LeEco Le 2 includes a great feature set, as has become the situation with its first generation appearance at the same time. The Le 2 places the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset which includes an octa-core central processing unit with a single quad core Cortex A72 bunch clocked at 1.8GHz and one quad core Cortex A53 bunch clocked at 1.8GHz.
There’s a nano double-SIM tray which supports 4G LTE (FDD-LTE Groups 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/#20/20 and TDD LTE Groups 38/40/41). There’s additional support for Wifi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/AGPS with GLONASS and BDS placement, a fingerprint sensor on the back and more. 3,000 powers all this
The 5.5-inch in-cell screen on the LeEco Le 2 looks rather similar to what we’d seen on the Le 1s. It provides the same 400 PPI pixel density. The screen is sharp and colors seem natural, although with a little bias towards the blue spectrum. Even though the adaptive brightness characteristic isn’t the greatest the telephone is adequately bright. In standard use cases, you Won’t press that hard on the screen. Viewing films on the screen is a joy. We nevertheless found it to be rather great, even though the contrast isn’t the greatest.