LeEco (formally known as LeTv) has been the word buzzing in the tech circles this week with all sorts of associated speculation and rumors. Now, all those rumors can rest in peace as LeEco has unwrapped its new ‘superphones’ in India. Let’s talk about the new LeEco flagship – Le Max2 – which debuts at an astonishingly aggressive price.
The base variant of Le Max2 is priced at Rs. 22,999. With its compelling specs and features, Le Max2 is likely to compete with the likes of compatriot Xiaomi Mi 5 and upcoming Oneplus 3. Here are answers to some frequently asked user queries related to LeEco Le Max2.
LeEco Le Max2 Key Specifications And Features
|Model||LeEco Le Max2|
|Display||5.7-Inch,IPS QHD Display, 515ppi|
|Processor||2.15 GHz Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, Adreno 530|
|Software||Android Marshmallow based EUI 5.6|
|Primary Camera||21MP sensor, dual tone LED Flash, PDAF, F/2.0 aperture lens|
|Secondary Camera||8MP Front-Facing Camera, F/2.2 aperture lens|
|Battery||3100 mAh, Fast charging|
|Others||Dual SIM, 4G LTE and VoLTE, Fingerprint sensor, USB OTG, USB Type-C|
Design and Build
Question: How is the LeEco Le Max2 design?
Answer: Thankfully LeEco has chosen to opt for a smaller display size with the second generation Max. The phone now has a more manageable form factor. Like the Le 2, it also features a full metal body with two antenna strips running around the back. The Le Max2 has curved edges to ensure handy grip. The camera is slightly protruded out of the body which was also the case in the original Le Max. Overall, in comparison to earlier Le Max, it has become more compact, more manageable, and feels better.
One thing which is missing in Le Max2 is the 3.5mm audio jack. LeEco has bid adieu to 3.5mm pothole and has embraced its proprietary CDLA technology which uses USB Type –C port to deliver high-quality lossless audio.
Question: How is the build quality of LeEco Le Max2?
Answer: Build quality of Le Max2 feels excellent. The phablet-sized smartphone weighs 185 grams which is not much considering its large display size.
Question: Are the capacitive keys backlit?
Answer: Yes, keys on the LeEco Le Max2 are backlit.
Question: How is the display of LeEco Le Max2?
Answer: the Le Max2 houses a stunning 5.7-inch IPS display with 2K resolution (2560 x 1440 Pixels) and 515ppi. Images look gorgeous on the display and text appears to be sharp. This time, LeEco has calibrated its display better and color appears more natural. Luminosity levels have also improved.
Question: How is the outdoor visibility? Does Le Max2 have an option for automatic brightness?
Answer:Yes, LeEco Le Max2 has an automatic brightness feature in its UI. Overall visibility of the display is good. Under the sun, it won’t disappoint its users.
Question: Does LeEco Le Max2 display have gorilla glass protection?
Answer: Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Performance and Storage
Question: How much internal storage space is free?
Answer: Out of 32GB/64GB on our review device approx.23GB/53GB is available at the user end.
Question – Does Le Max2 support SD card? Can Apps be moved to SD card on Le Max2?
Answer: No, Le Max2 doesn’t support SD card, therefore moving apps to SD card is out of the question.
Question: Does LeEco Le Max2 support USB OTG?
Answer: Yes, it supports USB Type – C based OTG cables.
Question: How is day to day or general performance? How is gaming performance of LeEco Le Max2?
Answer: The Le Max2 is a beast powered by Qualcomm’s flagship chipset i.e Snapdragon 820 coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM. The phone handles all the day-to-day task efficiently. There is no lag whatsoever. Benchmark scores also tell the same story.
Question: Does Le Max2 have heating issues?
Answer: We haven’t witnessed any heating issues with our unit so far.
Question: How much RAM is free on first boot?
Answer: At the time of first boot, we got 2.8GB of RAM free out of 4GB on our device.
Question: Does LeEco Le Max2 dual support Google cardboard and other VR gear?
Question: How is the Le Max2 camera performance?
Answer: It appears as if LeEco has worked hard on its camera. In comparison to the first generation Le Max, photo quality in Le Max 2 feels much improved. Images are much sharper, color tones are more natural, and dynamic range has also improved.
The performance of selfie camera has also improved. Images are more natural and sharper than Le Max.
Question: Is HDR mode present in Le Max2 camera?
Answer: Yes, it has HDR mode present in its camera app.
Question: Can LeEco Le Max2 shoot 4K videos?
Answer: Yes, it can shoot 4K videos at 30 frames per second.
Question: Can you record slow-motion videos on LeEco Le Max2?
Answer: Le Max2 is capable of recording slo-mos at 720p with 120 frames per second.
Question: How is the software?
Answer: The Le Max2 comes out of the box running on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 which is layered with EUI 5.6. In terms of look and feel, there is no visible change in the UI. What’s new in the new EUI is addition of LeEco’s much talked about the content ecosystem. LeEco has added its LeLive and LeVidi apps which offer loads of entertainment content at your fingertips for free (for the first year, that is).
Question: Does LeEco Le Max2 support Gestures?
Answer: No, It does not support gestures.
Question: Does LeEco Le Max2 have one handed mode?
Question: What kind of SIM card does LeEco Le Max2 accept?
Answer: It supports nano-SIM cards on the both the slots. It features dual standby technology.
Question: How is the call quality on Le Max2?
Answer: Le Max2 delivers top-notch call quality.
Question: Can you record calls on LeEco Le Max2?
Answer: LeEco’s EUI allows users to record calls without using any additional application.
Question: How is the Battery backup on Le Max2?
Answer: LeEco Le Max2 delivers decent screen on time. It comes with non-removable 3100 mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 3.0.
Question: What are the sensors present in Le Max2?
Answer: Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Gravity, Proximity, Ambient Light, Hall, Infrared.
Question: Is the battery removable on Le Max2?
Answer: As mentioned above, the Le Max2, It comes with non- removable Li-ion battery.
Question: How loud is the loudspeaker on Le Max2?
Answer: Le Max2 speaker is loud enough to meet day-to-day needs. It is placed at the bottom and delivers clear sound without fumbling.
The LeEco Max2 certainly feels better alternative to Mi5 as of now. It has a more durable body, better hardware and better experience in comparison. Overall performance is top notch. It will be interesting to see how many units of Le Max2 units LeEco brings to India this time and when they will introduce 6GB variant in India.