Tell me one thing – Is it the stylish design that catches your eye in a phone, or the features packed in it, or the affordable price it is available at? I’m sure you’d say, all the three are equally important. Yes? If so, then your search ends here. The New LeEco LE1S is one such phone that is stylishly sleek yet, is packed with some great features, that wouldn’t cost you a bomb, unlike any other phone in the market.
I got this Rose Gold one, which I confess having fallen in love with, initially because of the sleek premium design of the phone with a full metal unibody that is about 7.5mm thin. But, later on was impressed by the Crystal Clear Display. For beginners the phone comes with a Type ‘C’ Charger, which charges to 95% in 1 hour 10 minutes (Yeah, I don’t keep the phones plugged in to power until it hits 100%, this is to preserve the phone battery’s longevity). I did install at least 25 additional applications and yet after 5 days of usage couldn’t find any apparent lags while operating the phone / switching between apps etc., all credits to the Octa-core 2.2 GHz Helio X10 Turbo 64-bit processor.
The 13MP rear Primary Camera, is good enough for taking pictures in outdoor light, but struggles a bit while taking pictures in low light conditions. Where as the front 5MP Camera is good enough for selfies good lighting conditions or even for a skype call. But another feature I like is, the mirror finger print scanner behind the phone to unlock it, that also acts as a trigger to click photos, this makes clicking selfies so easy. This is the only phone in the world to have this. The built-in Dolby, DTS speakers are good enough for a one person music session, but I prefer listening to music on my Bose or my JBL Headphones and I must say that the Aux Output is good too.
I’ve heard people commenting about the phone getting heated up, I did face it too. But then this is the first all metal body phone I’m using, so obviously this would be the first thing I’d notice. Rest assured, this is well within the prescribed norms, the company has made efforts to ascertain the same.
Photography & Editing by Chaithra
Disclaimer: This is not an in-depth Tech Review it is only for the lay man in all of us, PR Sample sent for review, yet my observations are untainted or unbiased.
Verdict: If you want a phone with a stylish design, not falling short in it’s performance, within the affordable price range, then the LeEco’s LE1S is for you. Do not consider this one if the camera is your priority. Although, I assure you that the phone’s premium looks and the performance will not disappoint you. The amazing sleek design of this phone, will keep people guessing about it’s price (i.e. if they already don’t know about the price ;). Have you have tried the LE1S yet, if so then do leave me your comments here. Do follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bloglovin | Pinterest