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.
Why Should You buy?
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.
Why Should You Not buy?
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.
Lenovo K4 Note: Lenovo K4 Note also happens to come with identical specifications and in the similar price range, which makes it a good alternative. Moreover, it comes with fingerprint scanner and powerful Octa-core processor, which makes it a good option to have in this price tag.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 also makes for a better alternative since it boasts of an all metal design and fingerprint scanner. Moreover, it also offers better specifications at a price that is only slightly higher than LeTV Le 1S.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question – How much Internal storage space is free? Can Apps be moved to SD card?
Answer – 24.19 GB is available out of 32 GB at user end. It is possible to move compatible apps to SD card.
Question – Is USB OTG supported?
Answer – Yes, LeTV Le 1S comes with support for OTG, however, it mainly depends from drive to drive.
Question – What are benchmark scores?
Answer – LeTV Le 1S is a powerful smartphone with an Antutu Benchmark score of around 55,000 to its credit.
Question - Does it come with Dual Tone LED Flash?
Answer – No, LeTV Le 1S comes with a single LED flash.
Question – Do both SIM cards support 4G?
Answer – Yes, both SIM card slots in LeTV Le 1S support 4G LTE.
Question – Is the battery removable?
Answer – No, the battery in LeTV Le 1S is non-removable.
Question – Does it record Slow motion Videos? What is the highest Video Resolution?
Answer – Yes, LeTV le 1S can capture slow motion videos and resolution of the video is 1080p.
Question – How is the software?
Answer – LeTV Le 1S comes with the last generation Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with EUI skinned on top of it. It is almost stock Android with only visuals changed.
Question – Does it support VoLTE?
Answer – No, the smartphone does not support VoLTE feature.
Question – What comes inside the box?
Answer – Le 1s Smartphone, USB Type-A to Type –C cable, 2-pin Fast charger (5V/9V-2.7A / 12V-2.0A); Quick start guide and SIM ejector tool.