LeEco’s ‘Big Bang’ event in San Francisco on Wednesday marked the launch of the company’s US operations. We managed to get some hands-on time with the new devices, especially the current flagship smartphone LeEco Le Pro 3, and here are our initial thoughts.
If you’re in India or other countries where the Le Max 2(Review) is available, then the Le Pro 3 will seem very familiar. In a way, it shares the same DNA as the Le Max 2 with only a few modifications. The aesthetics have improved, with rounded edges on the front and back of the device. The aluminum casing has a slight texture to improve grip, and the circular home button icon has been replaced by a ‘Le’ logo.
Button placement feels good, with decent tactile feedback. The phone is surprisingly manageable with one hand. Just like LeEco’s other recent offerings, the Le Pro 3 doesn’t have a 3.5-mm headphones socket. Instead, you get a USB Type-C adapter in the box for you to be able to use regular earphones. The phone does support the company’s CDLA standard, and unlike here in India, LeEco will be bundling CDLA earphones in the box.
The 5.5-inch display looked good during our brief hands-on. The resolution is full-HD, which is still good enough to minimise jagged text and pictures. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC, which is currently the best Qualcomm offers. The Le Pro 3 also has stereo speakers but sadly, they both face downwards so it’s hard to gauge any real stereo effect. The phone is available in just one variant, which has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.