Following the massive success of Superphone Le 1s, Chinese conglomerate LeEco has introduced its much awaited “Made in India” and” Made for India” Le 1s Eco. With a more confusing name, the upgraded iteration of Le 1s packs the same set of specs, and endows Indian smartphone users a personalized ecosystem with support for 10 Indian languages. It makes an ideal package for seamless work and play, and will be hitting the shelves on May 12 via Flipkart’s flash sale model.
Le 1s Eco is one of the only few devices that ship with 3GB RAM and a snappy fingerprint scanner, without compromising on price. The device packs a strong punch with a perfect mix of high-end innards, and will take a jab at the super-impressive Redmi Note 3 from Xiaomi. LeEco created a strong impression earlier this year, and this smartphone upgrade with “Supertainment” services is a clear sign that the company plans on making it big in India’s highly profitable budget smartphone market. The key features of Le 1S Eco include:
- Design Language
Le 1s Eco is a real beauty. The device flaunts a meticulously crafted aircraft grade aluminium body and sports a sleek and slim form-factor with thickness at 7.6mm and weight at 169 grams. Its screw-less profile appears stunning from all angles, fits nicely in one hand, and keeps dents at bay, even after falling. In fact, in our opinion, the front and the back of this device looks very premium just like a high-end flagship. It makes a strong first impression and adds more fun with a snappy fingerprint scanner on the rear panel.
- A razor sharp full-HD display
Just like its sibling, Le 1s Eco packs a super-strong full-HD IPS display of 5.5-inches. It endows true-to-life visuals with perfect viewing angles and 500-nit brightness, and creates an ideal environment for picture-perfect gaming and entertainment. The display bundled with this handset features fine details with 401 pixels per inch. It looks completely bezel-less and boasts protection from Corning Gorilla 3, for keeping scratches and external damages at bay. If you’re one those die-hard gamers who spend most of their time with graphic intensive gameplays, Le 1s Eco is just the right choice for you!
- Internals and their performance
With MediaTek’s highly efficient Helio X10 octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM, Le 1s Eco brings seamless performance without any lags or glitches. The device caters basic and heavy usage needs effectively, and serves as a cohesive whole, even when you’re running a heavy graphic intensive game or a full-HD movie. The powerful 64-bit chipset runs at 1.85GHz, and handles instant app-switching just like an iPhone or a flagship-grade smartphone. On whole, the majestic beauty from LeEco delivers exactly what we’ve been expecting from a well-equipped entry-level smartphone.
In addition to this, it also comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage for keeping a humongous collection of your favourite games, movies, and TV shows. There’s no external microSD card, but in our opinion, 32GB will be more than enough for moderate usage.
On the software side, Le 1s Eco runs Android 5.0.2 based EUI 5.5 out-of-the box. It features a decent interface, but ditches the useful app-drawer, much like all other Chinese players in the game. The performance of EUI is pretty decent, the bloatware is less, but lack customization is something which we see as a major downside, especially with a custom skin in use. The apps that come pre-installed include Yahoo Weather and MyTV, the app which gives quick and easy access to LeEco’s value added cloud storage and security services.
- Camera Output- Enhanced Pixel Count
Le 1s Eco is a perfect fit for on-the-go photographers. The device comes with a 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter, which delivers sharp and crisp images in all environments. Its main camera captures high-quality images at 13-megapixels, 4k videos at 30fps, and accommodates a slew features such as, HDR, panorama, phase detection auto-focus, and touch-focus. On the other side, the front-facing selfie snapper holds a 5-megapixel sensor and delivers picture-perfect group selfie, even without a wide angle lens.
- Added Language Support
As touted by the company, Le 1s Eco is a smartphone dedicated to Indian buyers. The device comes with multiple language support, and offers a better and cleaner ecosystem for native Indian buyers. The 10 Indian languages introduced on this phone include Kannada, Marathi, Assamese, Malayalam, Telugu, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Gujarati, and Odia. It gives a simplified way to use different features, and bundles with an entertainment package supported by YuppTV, Eros Now, and Hungama.
- Tremendous power support
With no compromises on power-efficiency, Le 1s Eco bundles with a whopping 3000mAh non-removable battery. The device incorporates a high-density, fast-charging battery, and offers more than entire day on heavy usage. It uses a USB Type-C 24-watt charger, and powers up from zero to hundred percent in absolute no time. The already too impressive power backup of this smartphone, gets even better with advanced SuperCharge tech that cuts down charging time and adds sufficient juice even with a single 5-minute charge.
So, this is what LeEco’s latest offering Le 1s Eco has on offer. The device will hit the shelves at Rs. 9,999, and can also be bundled with company’s 1-year membership for an additional INR 900. It will be available exclusively via Flipkart, where buyers can seek additional discounts and cash back schemes as well.
In a nutshell, Le 1s Eco, for Rs. 9,999 is a real bang for a buck deal. The device gives the perfect blend of features which we all crave to have, and delivers buttery smooth performance without lagging, heating, or stuttering. If you’re shopping for a phone good looks and top-notch internals, nothing gets better than the Superphone dedicated to India, Le 1s Eco!