Camera samples are truly awful - I'm not sure the editor/author of the article has actually examined them. While at the center of the image everything is well resolved, the sharpness falls off a cliff at the sides. 21MP here is a gimmick.
Also the article fails to answer these questions:
* is bootloader locked or not? Is is possible to unlock it?
* can I get root?
* what kind of device they used? There's a Chinese version without Google services, what about an international version? Can I swap a Chinese firmware with an international firmware?
* is there any chance to install CyanogenMod on it?
* is kernel source code available?
* can I uninstall built in LeEco apps?
* does the phone phone home?
It's all immensely important.
Thanks for the review.
However, the article missed the usual low light shooting.
How bad is this phone in low light photography?
If we're taking into consideration of that image with a plant on white background as low light, it's so so given that it's blurry on the edges.
LeEco is just a TV entertainment brand too...and such a beast phone with a missing audio jack (lol wtf) and can get great panormas (gg Sony)
So even this obscure Chinese brand gets panoramas right.
WTF, SONY. JESUS.
Grey1213, 09 Jun 2016Lack of amoled resulted in poor battery life with 1440p. And lack of headphone jack sucks.... moreLOL really? You are just complaining about the UI wishing that all the android phones have stock android UI but at last you will install Nova Launcher.. What the? This is android.. If you don't like it just change it.. It is not locked like iOS.. Duh
For the money LeEco is going to hard to beat in the future. Their media and accessories are nice additions.
Indeed, sealed battery with lousy software, prepare to throw away after 1-2 yrs...
Lack of amoled resulted in poor battery life with 1440p.
And lack of headphone jack sucks.
And they really need to do something about their ui, although the iOS rip off is apparently popular in China so its unlikely.
You're better off looking at the xiaomi mi 5, or better yet the zte axon 7 that has near stock ui and all the bells and whistles a flagship should have.
The 1st ultrasonic fingerprint scanner & you don't give it any coverage. It might be a second slower than the Huawei 6P but what else. Is it better then other fingerprint scanner in other ways - security, ease of use, with dirty hands etc. An indepth test of the ultrasonic scanner is needed please. Thanks
Horrible software, useless in the west. Only okay if you are willing to live with a launcher.
battery life is terrible, i wish it was just a faulty review unit.
priced very well in india, even lower den mi5.
thinking of leaving my galaxy note 4 for this.
only one more release to go (oneplus 3).
what about low light performance?camera autofocus time?.
lately reviews have been half baked
why isn't the small screen size listed as a disadvantage (like the case of the mi max) for someone like me who is 7 feet tall with a 10in hand length?