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Chinese Smartphone Maker LeTv, now re-branded to LeEco has made its grand debut in India. Don’t be confused between LeTv and LeEco as both are same and are just re-branded. Chinese Smartphone vendor LeTv launched LeEco Le 1s Smartphone for Rs 10,990 along with LeEco Le Max Smartphone in India on Wednesday.While LeEco is a budget mid-range smartphone, the LeTv Le Max is a flagship device phone that costs Rs 32,999 and Le Max variants goes all the way up to Rs 69,999. On the other hand, LeEco Le 1s is the successor of LeEco Le 1 Smartphone that was introduced last year.
Letv Le 1s was announced last year in October and created hype in Smartphone Industry. Both LeTv Le 1s and LeTv Le Max smartphone will be available on Flipkart. Registrations for the same has already begun from Wednesday.Though LeTv might be a new company for Indian Consumers,It’s the largest video company in China. LeTv is all set to give a tough competition to other Chinese smartphone makers in India such as Xiaomi & Coolpad. Le 1s will also compete against Zenfone Max,Moto G, Yu Yureka, Lenovo K4 note priced almost same..
LeEco Le 1s SpecificationsLe 1s Display
Though Letv Le 1s is a mid-range phone but it packs a lot in it. While most of the smartphones in this price group are having 720p display, Le 1s managed to have a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080p) Display with slim bezel and pixel density up to 403 ppi. The device promises large view experience with it’s 5.5-inch display. It supports 10 point multi-touch.
Le 1s Hardware
LeTv’s Le 1s is powered by latest next generation MediaTek Helio X10, which is a 64-bit Processor clocked at 2.2 Ghz. Xiaomi was in news for using Helio X10 chipset in Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 which unfortunately couldn’t make its way to India. Helio X10 chipset is best among used in other budget devices.The LeTv Le 1s comes with Power VR G6200 GPU which ensures eye-catching graphics.Talking about it’s Ram, it packs 3 GB Ram which can handle multi-tasking seamlessly.This combo of Helio X10 processor & 3 GB Ram makes it a blazing fast device.You’ll never have to run out of memory as it has 32 GB on-board storage but it lacks external memory card support which might be a negative point.
LeEco Le 1s is power packed by a 3000 mAh Battery. It has Fast charging feature and is the first device to have fast charging feature in this range. Only Yu Yuphoria has Quick Charge Feature among devices below 10k. LeTv promises that with fast charging, 5 minutes of charge time provides 3.5 hour of talktime. It has a USB Type-C connector & a 24W charger will be supplied along with the device for fast charging. The faster charging can also work with laptop or desktop.
In additon, LeTv Le 1s supports all GSM bands including WCDMA/LTE/FDD for 3g and 4G including 1800,1900,2100 and 2300 bands that are used in India. Le 1s is a Dual-Sim device and supports a micro and a Nano Sim. For Navigation it has GPS,A-GPS and GIONASS.
Connectivity options includes Wi-FI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,Bluetooth 4.1 for file transfers, along with Wi-Fi Direct for streaming to a Wi-Fi Direct compatible smart TV. The Letv Le 1s is also equipped with an infrared port that let’s your device control your Television or Set-Up box. LeEco Le 1s also consists Finger-print sensor at the back which can takes 0.01 second to scan your finger and unlock the device.
Photography Lover’s would not have to compromise as LeEco Le 1s Phone has a 13MP Rear Camera with a vibrant LED Flash and PDAF (Phase Detection Auto-Focus) that can focus an object just in 0.09 seconds.For Selfie Lover’s it packs a 5MP front-facing Camera. Camera has a number of modes for clicking perfect pictures. Letv Le 1s can record Slow Motion Videos as well as 4K Videos.Biggest Highlight of Camera is 4K Video Recording which is first in its segment.
Le 1s Software & OS
The LeTV Le 1S runs on Google’s Android 5.0.2 lollipop with a layer of LeTv’s own UI. Le 1s UI is very simple and plain, looks neat and clean. You need not be surprised reading that it doesn’t have App Drawer because it’s usual and most of the Chinese smartphones doesn’t has App drawer’s. Le’s UI resembles to iOS up to some extent. In fact, it’s a good-looking interface.LeEco also mentioned that they are working on Software Updates and OS would be updated to Marshmallow around March-April this year.
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) in-cell display with 500nits brightness
- 2.2GHz Octa-Core Mediatek Helio X10 (MT6795T) processor with PowerVR G6200 GPU
- 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB eMMC5.0 internal memory
- Android 5.0 (Lollipop) based EUI 5.5
- Dual SIM (nano + micro)
- Dimensions: 151.1x 74.2 x 7.5mm; Weight: 169g
- 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, ISOCELL sensor, PDAF, 4K video recording at 30 fps, 720p at 120 fps
- 5MP front-facing camera, Samsung S5K5E2 sensor, 85-degree wide-angle lens
- Dolby audio, Dirac HD audio technology
- Infrared sensor
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 with APT-X, GPS, USB 2.0 Type C, MHL 2.0
- 3000mAh battery
LeEco Le 1s Quick Review ; Verdict
LeEco Le 1s really impressed me. The Le 1s looks to be a perfect budget phone with impressing specifications not only on paper-sheet but practically too.And it costs only Rs 10,999 which is a big plus point. At the same time, LeEco Le 1s brings in a few features which are first in this price segment in Indian Smartphone Industry and are mostly found in Flagship Devices, more notably the USB Type-C, Faster Charging, 4K recording, Finger Print Sensor, Helio X10 Chipset. Only Negative point about this phone which i found is that it doesn’t contain expendable memory option. Other than that i don’t see any other why Le 1s doesn’t deserve to be owned. If you ask me whether you should buy this or not, Then i will surely recommend you to give it a look.
So, What are your thoughts about this Mid-Rang Flagship from LeTv aka LeEco. Are you excited about this Exciting feature packed, LeEco Le 1s? What according to you might have been added more to LeTV 1S Specs? Let us know below.