Digit.in Expert Review: For those who seek pure performance
by Digit.in on 2016-09-23
The LeEco Le 2 is an admirable smartphone. It brings great performance and unique features to the table, especially when you consider its price point. As a package, the Le 2 is hard to beat in its price segment.
Fastest smartphone in its price segment
All-metal unibody design
Good quality display with fluid touch response
No heating issues
Camera takes crisp shots in daylight but quality isn't consistent in low-light scenarios
Content streaming service is bundled free with the device
High quality audio output via CDLA tech
One day battery-life on moderate usage
The LeEco Le 2 is reminiscent of its predecessor. The device has a uniform metal body that feels reassuring. The display takes up 74.6 percent of the front area, thereby leading to a reasonably ergonomic build and form factor. It is crucial to remind you here that one-handed usage will be tricky, owing to the 5.5-inch display panel, but the Le 2 does not feel as ‘large' as most other 5.5-inch smartphones. The Le 2’s display panel is pleasant to look at, while being sharp and rich in colour reproduction. The blacks look deep, the whites are bright, the overall hue is on the neutral end of warmth in colour temperature scale, all of which combines to make this display a good display panel to watch content on. The glass panel protection on the display is excessively reflective though, causing slight difficulty when viewing under direct sunlight. The Corning Gorilla Glass 4 screen protection is layered smoothly on top of the display panel, and the overall touch response is fluid.
The highlight feature or aspect of the LeEco Le 2 is its performance, especially when it comes to heavy usage, multitasking and intensive gaming. The device never felt out of breath and even managed to stay relatively cool after prolonged gaming sessions. We didn't face any performance or heating issues on the Le 2, and that is quite an achievement for a device in this (12K) price segment. Battery-life is perhaps the only aspect where the Le 2 scores average. You can expect 10-12 hours of battery-life from the Le 2 under moderate usage.
CDLA tech is yet another highlight feature of the Le 2, the technology drastically decreases signal-to-noise ratio, delivering cleaner audio tracks alongside the higher fidelity. It also powers the noise cancellation circuitry housed in the bundled CDLA-enabled headphones to deliver noise cancellation through these. This derivation of power allows the headphones to work with more power, owing to the amplifier and digital-analogue converter (DAC) housed within the headphone circuit. Overall, the CDLA tech is impressive, but the bundled headphones are not able to do complete justice to the CDLA tech on the Le 2. Just like any other bundled headphones, the one with the Le 2 are restricted in terms of the quality of drivers used. We'll have to wait for higher quality USB Type-C based headphones to unlock the true potential of CDLA tech.
by Dreamist on 2016-07-12
First of all I would like to clarify some misconceptions about the phone.
The piece that I got has no Quality Control issues or any creaking sound on hard press.
Second, both of my SIMs are working fine, no issues with the second SIM card slot.
Third, OTG is working, no heating issues and no signal reception problems.
The phone is amazing, especially the premium look and great performance. Memory management is appreciable, since it always manages to have at least 850MB RAM free.
The charging speed is too good. I usually charge it when battery level reaches 15% and it takes only 1 - 1¼ hrs. to full charge.
Previously I thought the Rose Gold color will look girlish, but it is not. That color is actually giving a rich premium look to the phone. The phone didn't get heat up even after playing heavy games like Asphalt. When I am in AC room or in the early morning, the phone will be very cold and it is a pleasure to hold it. It will make you feel cool.
If you are a camera enthusiast, this phone will not be a good choice for you. The camera is average, may be good for this price range, but not appreciable.
Personally I don't prefer charging and using headphone at the same time since it is not good (risk) for both phone and user. But you will miss two separate ports, if you are a person who plays videos directly from a pen drive using OTG cable.
The free CDLA headset is good, not exceptional or outstanding. Got a flexible transparent back cover also free with the phone.
Battery life is better than I thought. Easily I am getting more than one day battery life with average browsing and gaming.
The build quality and finishing is almost comparable with Apple iPhone, I wonder how much profit Apple is making if one can produce a phone with that finishing for just 10 thousand bucks.
The color reproduction is accurate and display is so crisp and beautiful. I compared it with my friends' Redmi Note 3 and found that DPI & color reproduction is much better in Le 2. You can clearly notice the color difference while using blue color apps like ShareIt. Due to the better DPI, Le 2 can accommodate more items in screen than RN3.
There is no lag while watching 4k videos or playing heavy games or opening numerous tabs in Chrome. The default launcher is avoidable, there is nothing special in it. And they placed the live TV app's icon in the position of app drawer button. Many times I accidently clicked on that icon. Live TV app is useless since very few channels are available. Most of the channels available in YuppTV are not present in their Live TV app.
Infrared emitter is a pleasure to use. Comparing with RN3, this one has a receptor also. So you can teach the phone to control equipment that are not in the in-built list. RN3 don't have this capability.
Overall, I am completely satisfied with this mobile, especially for its premium feel, build quality and superb performance. Any day I will choose this over RN3, since performance, display, memory management and premium build quality are my priorities.
Got the first OTA update (v5.8.015S) after one week of purchase. Now we can lock apps also using fingerprint without the use of any 3rd party apps.
Build Quality: 9/10
Fingerprint sensor: 9/10
Infrared blaster: 9/10
Memory Management: 8/10
Battery charging speed: 8/10
Sound Quality: 8/10
Battery life: 7/10
Free CDLA headset: 7/10
EUI (Built-in Android ROM): 6/10
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Le Eco Le 2 - You'll enjoy this one. :)
by Kshitij Singh on 2016-07-08
I waited a long time for this phone and was really confused between Redmi Note 3 and Le 2. Confusion got sorted and I opted for Le 2 mainly because of the:
1. Snapdragon 652 (Bit better than Redmi Note 3)
2. EUI/Marshmallow 6.0 (Smooth as butter with all the features of Marshmallow present which is not the case with Redmi Note 3)
3. Camera (16+8 mp is better than the 16+5 config of the Redmi Note 3. Though I'd like to say that do not expect much out of the camera. Daylight pics and even pics in the evening time are quite good and sharp but when it comes to low light, it is not so good. Something you can deal with kind of pics are going to be produced in low light. Still better than the camera of Redmi. Last thing that I kinda hated was the focusing. This phone will just not let you take macro shots. It just doesn't focus for that. Other than that, video + slo mo + pano + cam everything is good. I'd rate the camera 8/10)
4. Design (No need to say anything. This phone is just sexy.)
5. Screen quality (Agajn, it excels over here too and even sunlight visibility is quite good. Colours are natural looking and the screen is pleasing to look at.)
6. CDLA (This is just amazing and the earphones are WOW. You won't miss the conventional 3.5mm jack even for a bit.)
These were the reasons for which I bought this mobile and honestly, no complaints here. You're getting more than enough for 12K.
Battery was also a reason of concern and well let me clear it. I am getting a screen on time of about 5+ or atleast 4+ hours on a single charge with gaming and web surfing and social media and videos. Battery is optimized well and can even give you 6 hours of screen on time at times.
Fingerprint Scanner too does a decent job and in my case, it recognized my finger 8/10 times. No complaints here also.
Cons are (according to me) :
1. No micro SD card expansion ( I'd have really loved if I could add a micro SD card since I'm a heavy user and keep most of my stuff on my phone. But it's okay, 32 GB is doing fine for the time being)
And that's it for the cons.
Lastly I've heard many people saying and showing and have even experienced it my self that the screen makes some kind of noise when you press the screen hard. Yes, it is there and it is loud enough that you can hear it. But it is not causing any harm nor will it ever. So don't worry about it, it's just the way this phone is made. It feels solid and premium in the hand.
So to conclude, I'd like to say that I'm happy with my Le 2 and I guess LeTv has got it right this time. I highly recommend this product and it worth every Rupee you're spending on it.
by Nilesh khairnar on 2016-09-01
Nice product...but earphones not available thanks
by chandra kala on 2016-09-01
-Camera is OK in low light but in flash it's awesome
-it's very light weight too....
-Front camera is better than I expected...
Over all its a great product....
by Flipkart Customer on 2016-07-06
Phone is excellent
Display is crisp
Camera quality is also excellent
And no doubt the price is also unmatched.
But UI needs some attention of the developers
Some bugs in the UI which needs to be corrected
by Devprasad on 2016-07-06
Even after hearing few reviewers saying that, it might have QC issues(Regarding display), I made up my mind and bought this. But this phone turned out to be a gem.
Now about various aspects of the phone-
I'm coming from MIUI. EUI feels more like MIUI though bit different.
Since last 2 hrs I'm testing different aspects of phone without Sims, with WiFi on. Remaining is 78%. Seems good. From night to morning(7 hrs) kept the phone idle, which drained 2% of the battery.
Tested IR with VU TV. Works great.
Providing just one port for everything, makes the phone very standardised. Le is definitely going on the apple way here. But personally I didn't like it.
Phone is slim, compact and looks stunning. Looks as if it's worth 20k. Back cover provided fits perfectly and it's sufficient. Phone box was incredibly good!
Rear camera is crisp, though not very great. Front cam is also upto mark. Deffinetely much better than RN3.
When we clear ram we get 1.6gb free. We get nearly 23gb of storage out of the box.
Used the phone, continuously for 3 hours ( was testing the phone), it felt bit warm.
Display is excellent. Blends with phone design. Rose gold color of the phone definitely stands out.
Earphone looks cool with orange LEDs, has excellent material quality, feels light on ear and better than most of the headphones. However loses to cx180 by wisker!
Phone speakers are really loud and good.
Screen flexes a bit on very hard press. But it doesn't seem to effect it's agility or durability.
Back cover provided is perfect. You do not need to buy an extra one.
Played moderate games. Worked good.
No issues with wifi, calls and 3G internet.
They should have provided 3.5mm jack.
Also 64GB version of the same phone priced at around 13.5k would have make it a superphone.
Most of the preloaded apps could not be uninstalled!
Next update might allow us.
However this phone is definitely worth paying 12k. Will update, if I face something new/odd.
by Flipkart Customer on 2016-09-18
It's Fantastic !
No issues till now ! I'm using it for a month now ! Excellent battery backup with ultra fast charging ! -Gets 10% to 100% in 45 minutes !
Camera is excellent ! A bit low in night but with flash it's a beast !
Body craftsmanship is perfect edge to edge !
Fingerprint is pretty slow at start but it's fast and accurate on day to day usage !
Best in class WiFi good in catching weak signals !
4g is pretty good !
Heating issues !
Heats up while charging ! So it is a quick charge lol it must heat up to charge a 3000mah within an hour !
While gaming it tends to heat up around 39° so far ! It's average for a phone at this rate !
IR blaster works great !
No lag issues so far !
In my opinion it's a perfect device for the perfect rate with 100% satisfaction !
A REALLY GOOD BUDGET PHONE
by Maheem Jain on 2016-08-24
THIS REVIEW WILL BE LONG BUT IT IS A HONEST REVIEW I CAN SAY
i ordered the phone on 19th and i got it on 20th
thanks to W.S.retail & flipkart for fast delivery.
But i had a issue with a phone after using it for like 5-6 hrs...
i spotted a black glitch in the screen.
so onthespot i called flipkart and told them about my problem and they said that they will replace it with a new one...
So received the replacement today morning(23.08.16)
and ya it is perfect now
SATISFIED WITH THIS PHONE BCUZ OF SOME OF THE GOOD FEATURES IT HAS
1.FROM O TO 100 IT TAKES ABOUT 1.2 HRS WHICH IS QUIET FAST
2.SOME PEOPLE SAID THAT IT HEATS A LOT BUT I DIDNT NOTICE ANY HEATINGS..IT HEATS DURING CHARGING BCUZ ITS A 24W FAST CHARGER.
3.CAMERA ON THIS PHONE IS PRETTY GOOD AS EXPECTED .THE 8MP SELFIE
CAM DOES A GREAT JOB.THE REAR 16MP CAM IS ALSO QUIET NICE.
4.THE PHONE ALSO FEATURES A FINGERPRINT SENSOR IN THE BACK WHICH IS QUIET FAST WHICH TAKES ABOUT 500MS TO OPEN AND CAN ALSO BE USED TO CLICK PICTURES
5.THE SPEAKER IS ALSO VERY NICE AND LOUD .SOUND QUALITY IS CRISP.
6.ITS HAS A 3000MAH BATTERY WHICH WILL LAST ATLEAST A DAY ..FOR ME IT DID.
7. THE BUILD QUALITY OF THE PHONE IS VERY GOOD. IT IS A FULL METAL BODY.
8.THE ROSEGOLD COLOUR IS THE BEST AS IT IS QUIET UNIQUE AND LOOKS AWESOME.
I HOPE THIS REVIEW WILL HELP U PEOPLE
IF U ARE SATISFIED PLEASE DROP A LIKE
by Ashvani Panwar on 2016-07-06
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