The global internet company LeEco has launched its new set of smartphones (or ‘Superphones’) in India. Out of the two phones, LeEco Le 2 is set to rub shoulder with competitors based on specs, disruptive pricing and content ecosystem which comes pre-loaded on every device. If you are prospective buyer, there must be unasnwered questions related to LeEco Le 2 like, does it heats up during gaming? or something else related to its specifications or features spurring in your mind. Here’s our attempt to answer all those user queries.
Key Specifications And Features:
|Model||LeEco Le 2|
|Display||5.5 Inch, Full HD, IPS Display|
|Processor||1.8GHz Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor, Adreno 510|
|Internal Storage||32GB, UFS 2.0 type storage|
|Software||Android Marshmallow based EUI 5.6|
|Primary Camera||16MP sensor, dual LED Flash, PDAF, F2.0 aperture lens|
|Secondary Camera||8MP Front-Facing Camera, F/2.2 aperture lens|
|Battery||3000 mAh, fast charging|
|Others||Dual SIM, 4G LTE and VoLTE, Fingerprint sensor, USB Type C, OTG, CDLA|
Design and Display
Question: How is the LeEco Le 2 design?
Answer: The Le 2 has few incremental changes in its design when compared to Le 1s. It still flaunts a metal clad design with no visible changes on the front. However, if you look closely you will find the edges have become more pronounced (a bit thicker and shinier).
At the back, there are two slim antenna bands – one at the top and another one at the bottom. It also features a slightly protruded camera module with dual-tone flash sitting on its left. The case that comes bundled in the box evens this out. Just under the camera there is a rounded-square shaped mirror-like fingerprint sensor. Just like its predecessor, Le 2 also features stereo loudspeaker at the bottom. Oh, and yes, there is no 3.5 mm audio jack on the new Le phones, but a USB Type C to 3.5 mm audio jack connector comes bundled in the box, so you can still use your old headphones.
Question: Are the capacitive keys backlit on LeEco Le 2?
Answer: Yes, The Le2 has three capacitive keys and all of them are backlit.
Question: How is the display of LeEco Le 2?
Answer: LeEco Le 2 features a 5.5-inch IPS capacitive touch display with 1080x1920p pixel resolution. It seems that, LeEco India has taken the consumer feedback seriously. There were some brightness issues in the first generation Le phones which seem to have been rectified. The contrast and colour temperature on display seems more natural in Le 2 than its predecessor.
Question: How is the outdoor visibility? Does LeEco Le 2 have an option to automatic brightness?
Answer: Sunlight legality didn’t bother us, as it was quite readable under the Sun. Yes, there is an option of automatic brightness buried in display settings.
Question: Does LeEco Le 2 display have gorilla glass protection?
Answer: Yes, the display is shielded by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Question: Is LeEco Le 2 water resistant?
Answer: No, Le 2 is not water resistant.
Performance and Storage
Question – How much storage does LeEco Le 2 comes with? Is their microSD slot in Le 2?
Answer: It comes with 32GB internal storage out of which approx. 23GB is available at the user end. No, Le 2 doesn’t have MicroSD card slot.
Question: Does it support USB OTG?
Answer: Yes, it does support USB type C based OTG.
Question: How is day to day performance of LeEco Le 2?
Answer: The LeEco Le 2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM. During our usage over the weekend, we didn’t find any issues with the performance of the phone. The UI animations and transition were smooth, there wasn’t any lag during video playback of 1080p HEVC based file.
Question: How is gaming performance of LeEco Le 2?
Answer: In our gaming performance test, we played few graphics intensive games which include Asphalt 8, Mortal Kombat X, OverKill 3 and have to admit Adreno 530 GPU passed the test with flying colors.
Question: What are benchmark scores of LeEco Le 2?
Answer: LeEco Le 2 Benchmark Scores
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Question: Does LeEco Le 2 have heating issues?
Answer: Qualcomm has finally managed to sort out heating issues with its chipsets and it is quite evident from the LeEco Le 2. During limited usage, we witness no heating issues in Le 2.
Question: How much RAM is free on first boot?
Answer: At the time of first boot, 1.6GB RAM was free on our device.Ram management doesn’t seem to be an issue on our review unit, at least as of now.
Question: Does Lenovo LeEco Le 2 support Google cardboard and other VR gear?
Answer: Yes, LeEco Le 2 includes a gyroscope sensor which is essential for the all sorts of VR gear.
Question: How is the LeEco Le 2 camera performance?
Answers: The LeEco Le 2 has much improved camera performance as compared to Le 1s. In terms of camera hardware, it packs a 16 megapixel primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, BSI, HDR, and Dual-LED (Dual Tone) Flash. It supports touch-to-focus, face detection, HDR, Panorama and other modes and filters. The secondary camera has an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
Images captured by us, with Le 2 are much more sharper as compared to its predecessor. It locks focus quickly, shots where well exposed and color tones where close to being accurate, if not cent percent accurate.
Question: Can LeEco Le 2 shoot 4K videos?
Answer: Yes, it can shoot 4K videos at 30-frames per second with ease.
Question: Can you record slow-motion videos on LeEco Le 2?
Answer: It does support 720p slow-mos at 120fps.
Question: How is the software?
Answer: It runs on the latest version of EUI 5.6 which is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The UI looks clean and sophisticate. The icons, color combinations and font, all add up to enhance look and feel of the handset. There is no bloatware on the phone.
Question: Does LeEco Le 2 come with LeVidi and Live app?
Answer: Yes, both of these apps are very much part of EUI. LeEco Live offers hundreds of TV channels on its app, whereas LeVidi is enriched by streaming content offered by ErosNow and Youtube.
Question: Does LeEco Le 2 come with LeEco membership?
Answer: Yes, it comes with a one-year free LeEco membership.
Question: What kind of SIM card does LeEco Le 2 accept?
Answer: It supports Dual Nano SIM.
Question: How is the call quality on LeEco Le 2?
Answer: In our locality, we didn’t face any call quality issues. Voice was clearly audible on both side.
Question: Does LeEco Le 2 support VoLTE?
Answer: Yes, it does support, voice-over-LTE. So once carriers start offering VoLTE in India, user can certainly take advantage of VoLTE.
Question: Can you record calls on LeEco Le 2?
Answer: In the default dialler there is option to record calls.
Question: How capacious is the Battery on LeEco Le 2? Does it support fast charge?
Answer: LeEco Le 2 comes with a non-removable 3000mAh battery. It also supports quick charge 2.0.
Question: What are the sensors present in LeEco Le 2?
Answer: LeEco has added an army of sensors in Le 2 including Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Gravity, Proximity, Ambient Light, Hall and Infrared.
Question: How loud is the loudspeaker on LeEco Le 2?
Answer: The bottom mounted loudspeaker pumps cool and clear sound.
Question: Does it feature a 3.5 audio jack?
Answer: No, LeEco Le 2 doesn’t feature a 3.5mm jack. LeEco has introduced it preparatory technology CDLA (Continual Digital Lossless Audio) in its second generation smartphones.
Question: What is CDLA technology?
Answer: As per the company claims, its preparatory technology CDLA (Continual Digital Lossless Audio) is better than existing technology as it ensures a lossless audio output. In CDLA technology the sound is transmitted through USB Type C port to audio headset.
Question: Does Le 2 comes with CDLA earphone out of the box?
Answer: No, the CDLA earphones will be sold separately.
Question: Can I use my existing earphones with my new LeEco Le 2?
Answer: Yes, company is bundling up a 3.5mm to USB type C connector so that customers can enjoy high-quality music on the go.
Question: Does it feature a fingerprint sensor? Is it fast and accurate?
Answer: It comes with a fingerprint sensor mounted on the rear side. As far as its performance is concerned, it worked well for us. It was fast and accurate.
Question: Like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and LeEco Le 1s, does LeEco Le 2 also comes with IR blaster?
Answer: Yes, the Le 2 also sports an IR blasters which can be used to control various smart equipments at home or work.
Question: Does the LeEco Le 2 supports NFC like Samsung Galaxy J7 2016?
Answer: No, it doesn’t support NFC.
The LeEco Le 2 could prove to be game changer for the company in India. It offers capable specification bundled with an entertainment ecosytem at just Rs. 11,999. Considering the pricing and features, LeEco Le 2 will go head t o head with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 , Moto G4 Plus, Lenovo Zuk Z1 and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016), and in our opinion, odds are in its favour.