China’s leading video-on-demand service provider LeEco (formerly LeTV) debuted in the smartphone arena with the Le 1, Le 1 Pro and Le Max, which were the world’s first smartphones to offer the latest USB Type-C port. Ever since its debut in the smartphone arena, the brand has been gradually expanding its presence in markets other than China. The company entered the Indian smartphone market in January this year with the Le 1s and Le Max, which were priced competitively at Rs 10,999 and Rs 32,999 respectively. The brand’s latest device in the country is the Le Max 2, which is the company’s first smartphone to boast 6GB of RAM.
In India, the Le Max 2 has been launched in 32GB and 64GB internal memory variants. However, the brand recently launched the 128GB internal memory variant of the phone in its home market of China, which is expected to be launched in the country in the coming months. If you are planning to buy a high-end multitasking phablet, then the Le Max 2 is one of the best options available under Rs 30,000. Let’s take a quick look on the features of the Le Max 2, so you can decide if it suits your smartphone needs or not.
LeEco Le Max 2 – features of the budget flagship phablet
Talking about the design first, the Le Max 2 is one of the first smartphones to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack in favor of audio transmission via a USB Type-C port. The phone sports the company’s new Continual Digital Lossless Audio (CDLA) standard, which the brand claims to offer lossless audio. The device flaunts a premium metal unibody design, and comes with a Qualcomm Sense ID Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor on the back, which also works with wet fingers as well. The handset also comes with Dolby ATMOS-powered speakers and an Infrared sensor. It measures 7.9mm around the waist, and tips the scale at 185 grams.
Display and OS
The LeEco Le Max 2 delivers one of the best media viewing experiences available on the mobile phones thanks to its large 5.7-inch quad-HD display. The device offers a high screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and a whopping pixel density of 515 pixels per inch. The phone also gets a layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 on top to keep the scratches at bay. As for the software, it runs Android Marshmallow out of the box, and comes bundled with the brand’s content services for a year. The phone lets you watch movies and videos via Levidi service. So as you can see, the Le Max 2 isn’t suitable for those looking for a compact smartphone.
As for the configuration, the LeEco Le Max 2 is powered by the top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, which offers a 2.15GHz quad-core processor, further supported by a whopping 6GB of RAM and an Adreno 530 GPU. The Le Max 2 is one of the first smartphones to boast this spec. The phone is capable of running all of the high-end graphics-craving games available on the Google Play store without an issue. As far as the storage is concerned, the Le Max 2 comes in two configurations in India – one with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage, and the other with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Moving on to the camera features, the LeEco Le Max 2 flagship phablet boasts impressive imaging specs. The phone flaunts a 21-megapixl primary snapper at the back with a Sony IMX230 sensor, optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, 6P lenses, dual-tone LED flash, and f/2.0 aperture. For selfies and video calling purposes, the device is equipped with an impressive 8-megapixel secondary shooter on the front. With such camera specs, the phone will certainly impress the shutterbugs.
Connectivity and battery
In terms of connectivity, the LeEco Le Max 2 hardly misses out anything. The phone offers the latest USB Type-C standard for audio playback and charging purposes. It comes with 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS. As for the battery, it sips power from a beefy 3,100mAh battery, which supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 tech. Thanks to the fast charging technology, the phone can fuel up pretty soon as compared to other devices in its price range.
The LeEco Le Max 2 is certainly one of the best Android phablets available in India. It is the most affordable smartphone in India to be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor. The phone offers an excellent display, great camera specs, solid configuration, a prolonged battery life, a premium and appealing design, and the latest software. It is a great option for those looking for a flagship phablet experience for a pocket-friendly price tag. As for the pricing, the phone’s 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant has been priced at Rs 22,999, while the higher-specced 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant will set you back by Rs 29,999. To check the Le Max 2’s latest pricing and availability details, you can visit 91Mobiles. So, are you going for the Le Max 2, or have any other device on your mind? Do share your choice in the comments below.