Great looking phone, great price and specs. The only concern is the battery life - the first round of LeTV phones had poor battery life. I would rather have a regular HD display and longer battery life or pay more for it - my choices for great battery life: Meizu Pro 5, Xiaomi Mi5 and Lenovo Zuk Z1 - all over two days between charges.
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2016why isn't the small screen size listed as a disadvantage (like the case of the mi max) for som... moreSmall ? Do you really think 5.7 inches display is small ? Regular smartphone size is 5-5.2 inches. Only phones like iPhone 5-5s-SE can be considered small.
Bad battery endurace,bad design and bad camera. Its will be cheap.
With rising popularity od Chinese online stores in Europe i think it might sell quite well outside of China. I've see my friends having tons of fun with those imported handsets. Batteries seem to last long enough for at least a day, the features are as good as on other handsets but the price is the key factor here as we get A LOT of phone for peanuts. LeEco should hire a nave speaker though or at least hire someone to translate the interface because "CLEAN JUNK" is not the most fortunate of phrases.
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