The Chinese handset maker, LeTv (LeEco) has launched a number of its new devices in the smartphone market, which mark the shift in its business plan. LeTv Le 1S is one of the major device launched by the brand and is placed in under INR 12,000. Combined with the futuristic specifications and price tag, it looks like LeTv will ace over other Chinese brands as and when it is launched in India. This is a brief overview of the handset to help our readers make the decision.
Metal Body: LeTV Le 1S happens to be first ever budget smartphone under INR 10,000 to be launched with a full metal unibody design. It is being said that LeTV le 1S happens to be the best designed smartphone at this price.
Helio X10 Processor: It is a surprise that the handset comes equipped with MediaTek Helio X10 is a 64-bit True Octa-core processor. MediaTek intended this SoC to be used for high end smartphones and LeTV has gone ahead and offered the same under INR 10,000.
Mirror finish Fingerprint Scanner: According to the handset maker, the fingerprint scanner on LeTV Le 1S is on of a kind at this point as it comes with an attractive mirror finish. This helps in reading fingerprint better with an added benefit of aesthetics.
Heating issues: Being an all metal smartphone, it is normal for Le 1S to heat up more than usual. While this is completely normal, it might be off-putting for some users.
Fluctuating Network and Wi-Fi: While designing the handset, the handset maker somehow manage to neglect the correct positioning of antenna bands. This is the reason why the network fluctuates a lot between 2G, 3G and 4G as well as while using Wi-Fi.
Battery issue: Constantly fluctuating network issues mentioned above takes a big chunk of battery life out of perspective. This is because the constant looking for networks, connecting and disconnecting on repeat mode do tend to impact battery life.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||February 2, 2016|
|SIM Card||Micro + Nano|
|Operating System||Android v5.0 (Lollipop)|
|Custom UI||EUI 5.5|
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||151.1 x 74.2 x 7.5 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2.2 GHz Tru-Octa Core 64 bit (Cortex A53)|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
Corning Gorilla Class 3
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||401 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||74.21 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Front Camera Sensor||BSI Sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus
|Front Auto Focus|
2160p@60fps, 4k, Full HD, HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3000 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||31.5 hr|
|Music Play Time||50 hr|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, MKV, MPEG4, WebM, WMV, DivX|
|Storage||Internal Storage||32 GB|
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Type-C Cable, Sim Eject Tool, User Manual, Warranty Card|