Bought the S3 on the first flash sale, so I've had it a few days now.
Very impressed with the build quality, clean and clear screen. I'm still using the Eco skin it came with, as I don't believe you can make a judgement on UI without actually using it for a while!
Not hugely blown away by the included streaming content, frankly, so I wouldn't put that as a big feature. Limited and hard to find specific items. News from Fox, but nobody else.
Camera is good, excellent daytime shots although it doesn't cope well with high contrasts. It's a phone folks, not a SLR!
Battery life was initially very disappointing, only just got through the day, but a recent update has transformed that. As a quick example, I'm running dual SIM, WiFi, Bluetooth and location services, and after 3 hours I'm on 96% currently. Only 2 calls, though, so far today.
At $149 it is a steal. If LeEco go Tango Uniform tomorrow, I'll put a standard skin on it and still be very happy.
Phone is seemingly good. Feels really good in the hand with it's metal body.
The system performance is top notch. It scored 107 on the WebXPRT benchmark which is like a last gen flagship phone, all while staying cool to the touch. In addition the performance of the internal memory was blazing fast in the Androbench 5.0 benchmark, more than 300 MB/s sequential read and 100 sequential write.
The camera takes really good daytime shots and the night shots seem pretty reasonable for a phone in this class. The screen is adequately bright and looks pretty accurate if a little blue. Call quality is just fine, as is LTE and WiFi reception. Loudspeaker is bottom firing, loud and pretty full. Battery life is better than my outgoing phone and wholly adequate.
Software is the big weakness, I've been using comparably lightly skinned Android OS versions and this will take a lot of getting used too. There are a few things I like, but many more that are poorly implemented or intrusively designed. Most annoyingly, unlike my Nexus 5, I cannot search settings for keywords or intuitively navigate the notification menu.
Lastly, unlike the specifications on the website, my phone's box came with a clear TPU phone case. A very nice inclusion, but notably absent from the product description.
I'd recommend this to a friend, but make sure they can handle the UI first.
Wasim Parvez, 22 Oct 2016I can not understand what is the different between LeEco le2 and Le s3 ?They are the same. In China and India they call it Le 2.
After one full day, I'm loving it. Aside from the fact that I hated the included skin, the phone functions and performs beyond my expectations. I put Google launcher on it and it's great. 3d multiplayer gaming is beautiful, almost no lag. Pictures seem great so far, but i haven't taken many yet. The headphones included produce great sound, and the included 3.5 adapter is a nice touch. Came with screen protector installed. I'm really impressed so far
apart from non expendable storage this phone is genuinely everything i ever needed. v.good soc non milion k screen but the ram could be at 4gb
I got the US version of this phone yesterday I gotta say for $150 this is a great build quality for the phone. There's two or three show stoppers here 1. the camera disappoints and is below average quality I'm praying this can be fix with a software update while you can take decent shots during the day everything else is noisy and grainy and forget taking shots while walking with this camera. 2. No headphone jack! While I use Bluetooth headphones for everything still weird that they skipped on the headphone jack the phone is not super thin or water proof to justify the sacrifice. 3. Single bottom firing speaker my question is why in 2016 we have bottom speakers. The rest is not a big issue for me the screen is decent but is has a small black bezel underneath the glass kinda weird. Call quality is great no issues there! front facing camera just average.Finger scanner works 80% of the time. The software is not too bad it mimics a lot IOS or MIUI no app drawer so you will have tons of apps or a lots of folders. The phone is fast no lag so far but is only been one day but now and days most phones and processors are pretty capable. For 150 or 200 bucks this phone is a steal! now for 250 bucks the competition is rough you can get a second hand or manufacture refurbished LG g4 or Nexus 5x or oneplus two or motorola pure edition 2015 I would personally go with those just because this camera is just so below average in my opinion.
Wasim Parvez, 22 Oct 2016I can not understand what is the different between LeEco le2 and Le s3 ?No difference... They're calling Indian version of Le2 as Le S3 in US.
LeEco left s3 compact designs
4.5"to 5" display devices
I will ready to buy
Wasim Parvez, 22 Oct 2016I can not understand what is the different between LeEco le2 and Le s3 ?fast charge 3.0 vs fast charge 2.0 in cool 1, and also battery which is 3000 for S3 against 4060 in cool 1
Wasim Parvez, 22 Oct 2016I can not understand what is the different between LeEco le2 and Le s3 ?Corning Gorilla Glass 3 mainly.
Wasim Parvez, 22 Oct 2016I can not understand what is the different between LeEco le2 and Le s3 ?The Le 2 is 4mm narrower - increasing the screen/body ratio and (probably) a more comfortable grip.
It also has the SD652 or the Helio X20 chipset, whereas the S3 just has the SD652.
Minor differences in the real world, could be that the S3 is only meant for certain markets whereas the Le 2 is a more international offering.