LeEco is a name that we have been hearing a lot lately. Reason? Too many features and too less price. The LeEco Le 1s was a hit in the Indian market, and now the company has launched Le 1s Eco with a few improved features. Have a look at our review of the device to decide if it is worth your money or not.
Design & Display
Like all other LeEco devices, and most of the recent budget smartphones, the LeEco Le 1s Eco comes with a metal body, and its design language is also very similar to other LeEco devices. The front of the device has the display with really thin bezels, thankfully. Overall, the smartphone looks good, and offer great build quality.
The display on the device is of 5.655 inches, and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080. It is covered with Gorilla Glass 3, which gives it a fair level of protection against scratches. Besides being sharp with 403 ppi, the screen is super vivid, and offers good viewing angles. As mentioned above, the bezels are thin and it makes the screen look bigger.
Hardware & Software
On the hardware front, the smartphone offers beefy specs too. It is powered by MediaTek Helio X10 processor and has 3 GB of RAM. The octa-core processor ensure smooth performance all the time, and the large RAM size makes multitasking easier. Being a metal device, it heats a bit when used for heavy gaming or for prolonged period, but the device is still usable. The fingerprint scanner is quite fast and reliable; no issues there.
The LeEco Le 1S Eco runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop version with LeEco’s custom UI on top. The OS version may not be the most recent one, and we’re really disappointed with the fact, but still the device’s UI is so feature rich that it fills the gap. LeEco has introduced several services with the device, that include Live, Le Vidi, LeEco Music, LeEco Drive, and much more. The first two are already available and are powered by YuppTV and Eros Now respectively, while the other two will be added later in the year.
The content on the apps is very vast, and offers various shows and movies in Indian regional languages too. The content membership is India focused and seems pretty good, but it needs to be more refined over the months to come. The Drive will offer 5 TB of cloud storage! All in all it is a good attempt, and other companies may soon follow.
First thing you would like to know is it is one of the few devices in the budget segment to come with 4K video recording support. You can shoot up to 5 minutes of video in 4K resolution. The 13 MP camera on the back is satisfactorily good, and is consistent in terms of colour reproduction and image processing. Its front facing 5 MP camera is also equally good, and won’t disappoint you while clicking selfies.
It packs in a battery size of 3000 mAh, which, on paper seems enough. But, considering its large display and powerful processor, the battery can last for up to a day on heavy usage, only if you manage your usage properly. Nevertheless, it has support for fast charging, which quickly pumps up the battery life to last for several more hours.
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No doubt, at a price of Rs. 9999, Le 1s Eco is the best smartphone you can buy currently in India. It offers perfect blend of all the aspects of a smartphone that are essential, and the company has given bundled media content as icing on the cake. You can get the device from Flipkart through the flash sales system.