Le 1 (LeTV X600) review: a killer budget flagship that’s almost perfect


letv x600 review

You may all know that I received a Le 1 (LeTV X600) a few weeks back and have been using the phone as my daily driver since then. See what I think of the phone after a few weeks running this budget flagship in thisLe 1 (LeTV X600) review.

So for the past few weeks I have been using the Le 1 phone, and for the past week I have used it while traveling (hence the delay in a full review) and have a good idea of how the phone performs plus the good and bad aspects of the device. Keep reading to get it all.

LeTV 1 (X600) review: Unboxing and hands on

Le 1 (LeTV X600) review: Design

Personally I love the design and build of theLe 1 (LeTV X600). The phone is built way above its price so you get a really wonderful looking all glass front, sat on a wonderfully sculptured alloy chassis which finally backs on to a glossy plastic rear.

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The whole of the front of the phone is a flat panel of glass with a nice smooth finish (not 2.5D) at the very edges to give a comfortable feel and good transition to the alloy chassis. With the glass running right up to the edges of the phone I am not sure how well the panel with live up to a serious drop to concrete and thankfully I haven’t had to put it to the test. I can tell you the glass panel is hard-wearing though, and no matter how many times I place the LeTV in the same pocket as my keys it still comes out scratch free.

Above the 1080p front panel sits a front facing camera and RGB notification light, and below there are light up capacitive buttons on the chin. Only visible when the lights are on.

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The alloy body sits nearly flush with the glass around the edges of the phone. It is a seriously well machined and finished piece of kit with a nice clean bezel to the rear which sits perfectly flush with the rear panel.

The alloy chassis has dual stereo speakers in the base either side a a USB Type C connector, volume button and mute switch on the left side, power button and dual SIM on the right and 3.5mm headphone jack and IR remote in the top.

Finally the rear panel is plastic with a type of ‘brushed’ finish to it. It’s pretty hard-wearing but I have managed to get a few light scratches on it. The glossy finish also means that you have to be careful when placing the phone anywhere. If there is a slight gradient the Le 1 will start to slowly move. For this reason and out of personal preference I hope that optional rear panels will be offered at some point, a bamboo panel being an optoin I would love to see. To be rear the rea panel isn’t really meant to be removed, but like on the Xiaomi Mi4, it can be if you get a good strong suction cup on it.

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The back of the phone is also where we find a dual LED flash, 13 mega-pixel Sony IMX214 rear camera and LeTV logo. The print at the bottom of the phone mentions that the phone I have is a TD-LTE model, but I can confirm it works fine on Vodafone in Spain and 3 in the UK.

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Something I have noticed using theLe 1 (LeTV X600) in bright sunlight is that the glass edges create a light ‘halo’ around the top edge of the phone. I’ve also noticed the same on the Xiaomi Mi Note, it isn’t an issue in use and I kind of like it, its a shame that LeTV haven’t been able to incorporate it in to the design in someway.

Anyway, in short there are very few phones that are made as well as the Le 1, in fact at 1499 Yuan in China there are no phones that are made as well as it, and you would be hard pushed to find a phone built to this standard for around the $400 price point on reseller sites let alone the $299.99 price the Le 1 is going for.

Le 1 (LeTV X600) review: Screen

When turned off or the screen is locked theLe 1 (LeTV X600) has the appearance of a borderless phone. When powered up you will find that the clever design of the Le 1 means that the borders of the phone and screen actually blend together when off, but are visible when on. We’re not talking those ugly bezels of the Elephone P7000 here, but they are a couple of mm thick and do run all the way around the screen.

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The full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution screen of theLe 1 (LeTV X600) is superb. It’s when using a screen of this quality that you really ask yourself if a 2K panel is really worth it (No, is the answer). Indoors I run the screen at about 3/4 full brightness and then full brightness outside. Full brightness could be a little stronger for my liking though as viewing on very sunny days (especially taking photos) is difficult.

Le 1 (LeTV X600) review: Performance

There is really nothing to complain about in the performance department. That MT6795 chipset is really a beast. In Antutu it scores over 51,000 points and in real life the processor just eats every task up in its stride. With 3GB RAM there is enough memory there for running multiple tasks, but I do feel that too much memory is being used at times when compared to other 3GB RAM models so a little optimisation is called for.

Over the past week while traveling I have used theLe 1 (LeTV X600) for everything from navigation (more on that later), gaming, reading and keeping up with emails and social media, and it has just killed it.

Le 1 (LeTV X600) Benchmarks

  • Antutu: 51,272
  • Quadrant: 23,131
  • Geekbench Single Core: 917
  • Geekbench Multi core: 4,996
  • Ice Storm Extreme: Maxed Out!
  • Vellamo Metal: 1,409
  • Vellamo Multicore: 2,299
  • Vellamo Browser: 2,552
  • GFXbench Manhattan: 587.7
  • GFXbench Manhattan Offscreen: 631.4
  • GFXbench T-Rex: 1,478
  • GFXbench T-Rex Offscreen: 1,496

Le 1 (LeTV X600) review: Camera

I love the camera on theLe 1 (LeTV X600). It’s the same sensor as the Xiaomi Mi Note, and while the more expensive Xiaomi does create better photos (just) I feel the speed of the Le 1 is faster and the images are amazing in most conditions.

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I’ve even used the front camera more often with theLe 1 (LeTV X600)too due to the super wide angle lens and the quality of the photos. If you have a young baby that you are carrying quite often you will appreciate how a decent front facing camera can be a great tool to have.

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If I must complain about the camera then there are times the auto focus isn’t quite as accurate as I might like, and in low light situations the algorithms do sometimes overcompensate too much and create an blotchy ‘painted’ images with loss of detail. Use the powerful dual LED flash though and low light photos are stellar.

Le 1 (LeTV X600) photo samples

Le 1 (LeTV X600) low light indoor

Le 1 (LeTV X600) Panoramic

Le 1 (LeTV X600) Selfie

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Le 1 (LeTV X600) slow motion video

Le 1 (LeTV X600) review: Navigation

Mediatek have come along well with their GPS and the lock on speed of the GPS while visiting the UK was very very fast, in fact there simply was no wait most of the time. Navigation was mostly good, but there were times that the Le 1 did get a little disoriented and wanted me to drive around in circles. Thankfully this only tended to happen at the end of a journey and while annoying didn’t really slow me down too much or get me lost, still it is something I hope will be fixed sooner rather than later.

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Le 1 (LeTV X600) review: Battery

Over the past week I used the Le 1 a lot and as usual left the phone on 24 hours a day. Generally if you are using the phone with LTE, WIFI, and GPS on constantly, take plenty of photos and use social media to keep updates and check in you will easily have enough power for a full day and even a little to get you through the morning.

If you plan to travel around and need the GPS to get you where you are going though then don’t forget that Type C USB data cable and in-car charger though as you will be running out of juice well before the end of the day. Speaking of type C USB, as it is a new standard I suggest you buy a couple of spare wires, those days I forgot the included cable meant I had no power in the Le 1 for the afternoon and evening on long travel days which was rather annoying.

Le 1 (LeTV X600) review: Audio

I can sum up the audio from the LeTV 1 simply by saying “stunning”. The built-in speaker is incredible for the asking price, and easily wipes the floor of phones priced at even double the cost. Plug in a set of decent earphones and you will be drooling at how good your music sounds.

Le 1 (LeTV X600) review: Call quality

Oddly enough I don’t use a phone to call all that often but when I did have to receive a call the signal quality was an issue. Call clarity is just fine and when the signal remains you can have a crystal clear conversation, but now and then the signal just drops away for a second. I’ve had the same experience on two different sims and networks, so am awaiting a system update to come out and solve the issue.

Le 1 (LeTV X600) review: EUI5 OS

EUI5 is LeTV’s own Android ROM based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. So far I have received a single OTA update which solved an issue I was having playing videos in the YouTube application, but still hasn’t stopped Sound Cloud from force closing.

EUI5 is a visually appealing ROM with wonderfully clean transitions and some nice design flourishes. It’s amazing that a company launching their first Android phones has managed to make such a great ROM first try, where as companies like Meizu don’t seem to be able to produce one fully bug free ROM yet! Visually the ROM is similar to Huawei’s EMUI and IUNI’s ROM, but I prefer the LeTV system over those more established offerings.

As mentioned there are a few app compatibility issues (Sound Cloud being one) and it seems to eat in to the RAM much more quickly that MIUI, but I belive that LeTV have proved that they can build a great system and we will see these issues fixed.

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There are a few differences in EUI5, for example the notification bar is just for notifications, getting to the main settings. Quick settings and toggles are found by pressing the left ‘square’ navigation button on the chin. From here you can also change the screen brightness and clean up your running applications. The same quick settings (expect app management) are also available from the lock screen too.

Speaking of the lock screen you have a short cut to your camera, and if you have pin code set up you will notice that the keypad will appear on the side of the screen you swipe up from. For example if you swipe up from the far right a single hand mode keypad will appear on the right, the same for the left and swiping in the middle opens the full size pad, a very neat feature!

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LeTV have added a few LeTV services in to the system which don’t appear to be working correctly outside of China since the latest update. Swiping to the far left of the home screen would bring up the most popular LeTV video channels and that button in the middle of the dock called ‘live’ opens up the LeTV live streaming viewer, giving access to videos playing right now.

There isn’t much junk in the system and most of it can be removed without root which is great as I haven’t gotten around to doing that yet. Also you will notice that only Chinese and English come as standard on the system and installing Gapps is required but super easy if you use the same Google installer method as Xiaomi devices.

Le 1 (LeTV X600) Review: Conclusion

So my niggles are currently the battery life isn’t the best of the phones I have used this year, the screen is a little dull in very bright sunlight, signal quality on my phone is hit and miss and there are a few apps that don’t play nice on the EUI5 ROM out of the box. Also, I haven’t mentioned it till now, but the X600 only has 16GB memory and no room for an SD card, after a week of use I have 5GB free (after installing all the Google apps I run, a single game and taking 1GB worth of photo), that isn’t much these days and will mean you will have to resort to cloud storage if you need more.

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The good news is that everything else is way above what you would expect from a phone of this price, and those minor niggles can all be fixed with OTA updates which LeTV have proven by fixing an early YouTube compatibility problem, in fact there is even an app on the phone in English that will send your bug reports straight to LeTV to check out!

I love the audio on the Le 1 (LeTV X600), it is better than the Meizu MX4 Pro with all of its audio centric features and better than the Oppo N3 with Maxx Audio and even the high audio quality available on Vivo phones. The camera is really great for a 1499 Yuan phone. I belive that LeTV could get a little better performance out of it and have it perform as well as the Xiaomi Mi Note eventually.

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Once LeTV have the call quality issue solved theLe 1 (LeTV X600) will be a near perfect phone. A few optimizations for RAM and to boost battery life would also be nice, but as they are they aren’t big issues and as long as you aren’t running navigation for hours on end the battery life should be adeqete for most buyers.

Seeing what LeTV have done with a 1499 Yuan phone I am really excited to see what the Le 1 Pro is like and I am pleasantly surprised by just how well LeTV have done a smartphone, and how much old favourites could learn from the new kid on the block.

Thanks to Honorbuy for sending over the review phone.

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454 Comments

  1. mf1gt3r
    June 11, 2015

    Love this review, love this phone.Thanks a lot Gizchina and Andi. Keep it up.

    • June 11, 2015

      Thanks for your kind words makes it all worthwhile 😀

      • mf1gt3r
        June 11, 2015

        Pls Can i get the 32gb or 64gb version? Do you know if it is available now?

  2. Marco Bugeja
    June 11, 2015

    mt6795 there should of be 400 fps slow mo video no? that what i saw on youtube before

    • June 11, 2015

      It hasn’t been enabled in the ROM yet, I guess there are still features to come

      • Bility
        June 11, 2015

        Hi Andi, my question is on an entirely different subject. It’s about Mi4i, how do I get around the location setting whilst setting up Mi4i because I live in UK.
        The only options available are India, Hong Kong, Brazil, Indonesia and Malaysia, I think.

        • Sere83
          June 11, 2015

          what location setting?

      • Marco Bugeja
        June 12, 2015

        That’s the only thing that make me look forward for this soc cause that’s the only thing better then competion in my opinion and if it can handle it they should do it if they want to compete . For now I stay snap .d or exynos

  3. mike fiera
    June 11, 2015

    Lack of NFC and memory card support kill this for me, otherwise a nice looking phone.

  4. Marco Lancaster
    June 11, 2015

    Awesome review Andi! Very in-depth coverage, I guess you’re inspired by this one 😀
    LeTV has show they know what they are doing, and we can expect more good things to come with the other LeTV series phones. Everything on this LeTV made me wants one, but the SDcard lack puts me off, the problem is not the lack of SD, but only 16GB, if they had made an option with 32GB that would be awesome! By the way impressive phone, for a startup on this market. And congratulations for your child =)

  5. realjjj
    June 11, 2015

    I like the phone but no microSD kills it. Then , not such a long wait before A72 based SoCs show up and it’s not that cheap so not all that wise to spend on this now. If i had to buy a phone now i would go for a much cheaper stop-gap device.

    Also have huge doubts about LeTV itself. No mciroSD is strike one. Then a few days ago they launched a package on a Chinese carrier with this phone, a 1y subscription to their services and LTE data that must be spent only on their services. That is not net neutral and is strike two. They were criticizing Apple for what they are and compared them to Hitler but LeTV itself is failing to be less Hitlery lol. They might have good prices but they also have unacceptable sins. LeTV should think harder about what they do and how they do it, you can’t be the good guy if your actions are evil.

    • Rob
      June 12, 2015

      That’s what I was thinking, but we’re still looking at another 9-10 months before any A72 phones start showing up and by then MT will be showcasing the helio x30! Impossible to keep up with the pace of technology.

  6. joka
    June 11, 2015

    Hi Andi
    my question is do you think Ota update will fix the reception problem?

    • June 11, 2015

      Yes

      • joka
        June 12, 2015

        is problem same with 3g network?

  7. Bulent
    June 11, 2015

    Andi,
    Thanks for the review. Nice phone, I doubt it because of the GPS. Is the GPS of Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 better then LeTV 1 X600?

    • June 11, 2015

      I believe the issue with my navigation is software related. They both have excellent GPS.

      • Sansa
        June 27, 2015

        Andi, what issue did you have with the GPS? Mine’s accuracy just goes through the roof when driving, 20, 30 even 40 meters of accuracy…

  8. David Košič
    June 11, 2015

    It’s nice to see a new premium phone from a new company since most of the Chinese phones released lately haven’t been the greatest.

  9. Gilles
    June 11, 2015

    Excellent review, thank you, but…
    Xiaomi Mi Note or LeTV 1 X600 ?

    • June 11, 2015

      Ah very very hard question. I love both phones. I think if I had the LeTV first I wouldn’t bother with the Mi Note, and really at the difference in price the LeTV is amazing as it keeps up with the more expensive Xiaomi in everyway.

      • Gilles
        June 11, 2015

        OK Andi, thank you and congratulations for this excellent review, accurate and complete. Honestly, you’re the best.

  10. tako
    June 11, 2015

    i would love buy this phone only it does not support B20 lte , here in france it must , has anyoune know any good upcoming mtk6795 phone with b20 support ???

    • George
      June 11, 2015

      Iocean x1

  11. kiki
    June 11, 2015

    Hi Andy,

    Thx a lot for this. I love it. I was pre order this phone but I cancel my order, because I read on they forum the phone have big problem with WIFI, calling and is easy to break screen. Can you please tell me is better to buy this phone or Elephone Vowney?

    Did you think thy will fix the call and other problem with LETV? Is there a problem with WIFI?

    • June 11, 2015

      I haven’t had an issue with the WIFI, and luckily I haven’t broken the screen but I can see how it might break. I would certainly go for the LetV over any Elephone

    • Tinker
      June 11, 2015

      Too early to compare anything to Elephone Vowney – it has not even been released yet and no official announcement about when it will be. Seeing it does not show up on elephone.hk release schedule I suspect it will not come out this month.

  12. Dave Mcpherson
    June 11, 2015

    Is gizchina going to get the s1 pro to review as well ?

    • June 11, 2015

      Certainly hope so

      • Fly agaric
        June 11, 2015

        What about so awaited Vibe Shot? It’s available on the market already.

        • June 12, 2015

          Yep I would love to review it. Hope they have solved the issues I found at MWC though as it was really buggy.

          • balcobomber25
            June 13, 2015

            I had some hands on with one at a Lenovo sales office here in Thailand last week, It was only for a bout 15 minutes but I didn’t notice any major bugs. In my very limited time the camera seemed excellent.

  13. Ivan Garcia Torregrosa
    June 11, 2015

    Excellent review Andi, I liked your panoramic from Benidorm too.
    For me it is important the stand by duration of the battery. Do you have any idea how long could it stay on with 4g only activated?

    • June 11, 2015

      Good eye! Well I don’t turn LTE, WIFI and GPS off on my phones ever. As long as you aren’t actually navigating (via Google Maps) for hours then you will easily get through the day and the morning the following day too.

      • Charlles Costa
        September 8, 2015

        So, does it the GPS works or not? I may be ordering it from Gizchina Shop and I want to sure I have reliable GPS. Thanks

  14. MaxPower
    June 11, 2015

    Pity for those issues.
    I wouldn’t have minded if it was priced 1799 or even 1999 cny and not have to deal with those problems.
    Gps lock speed is not a problem but it has to be accurate for my needs.
    Same about network reliability.

    • Sansa
      June 12, 2015

      “Gps lock speed is not a problem but it has to be accurate for my needs.”

      Exactly! The problem with some chineses phones, is not how fast it locks, but the jumping and missing signal during the operation! I have a THL 5000, too much hair pulling when the signal begins to jump!

      • MaxPower
        June 12, 2015

        I use the GPS in NY metropolitan area and my old phone always took me to the wrong exit due to bad accuracy.

        Lately reviewers only check the fix which is not an issue to me, I can wait a couple of minutes or just start going until I get the signal.

        • balcobomber25
          June 13, 2015

          In NYC getting off at the wrong exit can turn into a 3 hour mistake, I did that once and was severely late for a meeting. Luckily the client thought it was hilarious when I called him and told him my error.

          • MaxPower
            June 13, 2015

            Lol

            • AИ₮$
              July 8, 2015

              this phone works in the States? Can you get LTE?

            • MaxPower
              July 8, 2015

              it works but no LTE. 3G only

    • June 14, 2015

      Isn’t GPS accuracy and lock speed something that’s “inherited” from the chipset used? I thought MediaTek was working on fixing this problem.

      Do the new Helio processors have the same GPS issues as the older parts?

      • MaxPower
        June 14, 2015

        Well, Mediatek SoC had a problem with the GPS module back on their MT6582 then they claimed they fixed the problem since MT6592.

        Despite that,I heard people complaining about GPS quality and many times I heard that the problem was related to bad antenna,so this time the blame was on phone manufacturer.

        To be honest with you I really don’t know what’s going on because reviewers mostly care of fix time rather than accuracy.

        There’s also a lot of fanboysm behind it so it’s hard to get an unbiased opinion.

        I always ask how the GPS performs so I can have an idea before buying it.

  15. Still-considering
    June 11, 2015

    Antelife has got it for 279$.
    And the Mi4 for 269$

    • Xalis
      June 11, 2015

      You can get the Mi4 3GB RAM with no 4G for $240-$250 at aliexpress stores.

      I would not get the LeTV 1 over the Mi4 unless and amazing developer picks this phone and promise to fix bugs for at least a year.

      I would have wasted $270 dollars on my Nubia Z7 Mini if it wasn’t for the amazing job Cuocu92 and BB72 did and keep doing with the shitty Nubia UI ROMs, the stock ROM is/was a disaster but their hybrid ROM is amazing, without them I would have put the Z7 Mini on his box and stored it, since I would not sell such shitty phone to anyone(with shitty phone I mean the stock ROMs).

      • Still-considering
        June 13, 2015

        After reading this review this phone is top of my list. Unless something better comes out before I order. Like you say there is always third party roms if need be

    • PaulBV
      June 12, 2015

      Please tell me whether there is a coupon to get Letv One for 279 $ on Antelife. The normal price is 328 $ 🙁
      Also, Mi4 is 327 $ 🙁

      • Still-considering
        June 13, 2015

        These are daily flash sales. New set of phones everyday

  16. faquir
    June 11, 2015

    Very nice review, many thanks Andi !

  17. Adam Irvine
    June 11, 2015

    Hey Andi, I see you were in Cardiff there! I live in west Wales, was only up the road, would love to have met you!

    Hope you guys had a good time!

    Great review once again!

    😀

    • June 11, 2015

      Yep, a lovely place to visit but a much longer drive than I thought it would be from Manchester 😀 Had a great time and will be over in Summer again, maybe see you about!

      • Rob
        June 11, 2015

        Yes see you were in Cardiff bay and the Dr Who exhibition, I was there last week as I only live a few miles away! The audio quality has got me intrigued as you say it’s better than even the mighty Vivo with their stereo speakers and audio chips which this doesn’t even have. Just wished it has SD card slot and sligthtly bigger screen, seems a great phone nevertheless.

  18. Bojan
    June 11, 2015

    Great review.
    How does it fare against 1+1 ?

    • June 11, 2015

      Well they both perfom well and have great hardware. It’s all down to personal choice though. I personally didn’t like the OPO and sold it (although admit it is a great phone) but I do like the Le 1 and will likely keep it.

  19. Aeonia
    June 11, 2015

    That was a great review Andi…and a well deserved score for such a gem.

  20. mf1gt3r
    June 11, 2015

    Love this review, love this phone.Thanks a lot Gizchina and Andi. Keep it up.

    • Andi Sykes
      June 11, 2015

      Thanks for your kind words makes it all worthwhile 😀

    • mf1gt3r
      June 11, 2015

      Pls Can i get the 32gb or 64gb version? Do you know if it is available now?

    • Bogdan Botezatu
      June 17, 2015

      You can take a look at ibuygou. I see they have listed all the variants.
      http://www.ibuygou.com/categories/letv-1.html

  21. justyfier
    June 11, 2015

    Perfect phone for me to bad about the 16gb. Else this would have been a real winner

    • Fly agaric
      June 11, 2015

      I agree. If at least they provided an SD slot …

    • Joe mont
      June 11, 2015

      Does look tempting, but I’m not one for shitty custom roms by third rate developers. I’d hope its at least moddable, but its quite a new processor so I doubt it will have anything for a while.

      Just give me stock Android as an option please.

  22. Marco Bugeja
    June 11, 2015

    mt6795 there should of be 400 fps slow mo video no? that what i saw on youtube before

    • Andi Sykes
      June 11, 2015

      It hasn’t been enabled in the ROM yet, I guess there are still features to come

    • Bility
      June 11, 2015

      Hi Andi, my question is on an entirely different subject. It’s about Mi4i, how do I get around the location setting whilst setting up Mi4i because I live in UK.
      The only options available are India, Hong Kong, Brazil, Indonesia and Malaysia, I think.

    • Sere83
      June 11, 2015

      what location setting?

    • Marco Bugeja
      June 12, 2015

      That’s the only thing that make me look forward for this soc cause that’s the only thing better then competion in my opinion and if it can handle it they should do it if they want to compete . For now I stay snap .d or exynos

  23. mike fiera
    June 11, 2015

    Lack of NFC and memory card support kill this for me, otherwise a nice looking phone.

  24. Marco Lancaster
    June 11, 2015

    Awesome review Andi! Very in-depth coverage, I guess you’re inspired by this one 😀
    LeTV has show they know what they are doing, and we can expect more good things to come with the other LeTV series phones. Everything on this LeTV made me wants one, but the SDcard lack puts me off, the problem is not the lack of SD, but only 16GB, if they had made an option with 32GB that would be awesome! By the way impressive phone, for a startup on this market. And congratulations for your child =)

  25. realjjj
    June 11, 2015

    I like the phone but no microSD kills it. Then , not such a long wait before A72 based SoCs show up and it’s not that cheap so not all that wise to spend on this now. If i had to buy a phone now i would go for a much cheaper stop-gap device.

    Also have huge doubts about LeTV itself. No mciroSD is strike one. Then a few days ago they launched a package on a Chinese carrier with this phone, a 1y subscription to their services and LTE data that must be spent only on their services. That is not net neutral and is strike two. They were criticizing Apple for what they are and compared them to Hitler but LeTV itself is failing to be less Hitlery lol. They might have good prices but they also have unacceptable sins. LeTV should think harder about what they do and how they do it, you can’t be the good guy if your actions are evil.

    • Rob
      June 12, 2015

      That’s what I was thinking, but we’re still looking at another 9-10 months before any A72 phones start showing up and by then MT will be showcasing the helio x30! Impossible to keep up with the pace of technology.

  26. ibd
    June 11, 2015

    Thanks a lot for the great review Andi! You mention the 16GB of storage size as a downside. I see several sellers also listing 32 and 64GB versions. Do you know if they just aren’t available yet or if they are being confused with the pro models? Cheers

    • June 12, 2015

      I’ve not seen the 32GB and 64GB on sale in China yet, but I may have missed the launch as there is a lot of news about.

  27. Guest
    June 11, 2015

    Hi Andi
    my question is do you think Ota update will fix the reception problem?

    • Andi Sykes
      June 11, 2015

      Yes

    • Guest
      June 12, 2015

      is problem same with 3g network?

  28. Bulent
    June 11, 2015

    Andi,
    Thanks for the review. Nice phone, I doubt it because of the GPS. Is the GPS of Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 better then LeTV 1 X600?

    • Andi Sykes
      June 11, 2015

      I believe the issue with my navigation is software related. They both have excellent GPS.

    • Sansa
      June 27, 2015

      Andi, what issue did you have with the GPS? Mine’s accuracy just goes through the roof when driving, 20, 30 even 40 meters of accuracy…

  29. Guest
    June 11, 2015

    Excellent review, thank you, but…
    Xiaomi Mi Note or LeTV 1 X600 ?

    • Andi Sykes
      June 11, 2015

      Ah very very hard question. I love both phones. I think if I had the LeTV first I wouldn’t bother with the Mi Note, and really at the difference in price the LeTV is amazing as it keeps up with the more expensive Xiaomi in everyway.

    • Guest
      June 11, 2015

      OK Andi, thank you and congratulations for this excellent review, accurate and complete. Honestly, you’re the best.

    • Andi Sykes
      June 11, 2015

      Thanks 😀

  30. tako
    June 11, 2015

    i would love buy this phone only it does not support B20 lte , here in france it must , has anyoune know any good upcoming mtk6795 phone with b20 support ???

    • George
      June 11, 2015

      Iocean x1

  31. Guest
    June 11, 2015

    Hi Andy,

    Thx a lot for this. I love it. I was pre order this phone but I cancel my order, because I read on they forum the phone have big problem with WIFI, calling and is easy to break screen. Can you please tell me is better to buy this phone or Elephone Vowney?

    Did you think thy will fix the call and other problem with LETV? Is there a problem with WIFI?

    • Andi Sykes
      June 11, 2015

      I haven’t had an issue with the WIFI, and luckily I haven’t broken the screen but I can see how it might break. I would certainly go for the LetV over any Elephone

    • Tinker
      June 11, 2015

      Too early to compare anything to Elephone Vowney – it has not even been released yet and no official announcement about when it will be. Seeing it does not show up on elephone.hk release schedule I suspect it will not come out this month.

  32. Dave Mcpherson
    June 11, 2015

    Is gizchina going to get the s1 pro to review as well ?

    • Andi Sykes
      June 11, 2015

      Certainly hope so

    • Fly agaric
      June 11, 2015

      What about so awaited Vibe Shot? It’s available on the market already.

    • Andi Sykes
      June 12, 2015

      Yep I would love to review it. Hope they have solved the issues I found at MWC though as it was really buggy.

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      I had some hands on with one at a Lenovo sales office here in Thailand last week, It was only for a bout 15 minutes but I didn’t notice any major bugs. In my very limited time the camera seemed excellent.

  33. Ivan Garcia Torregrosa
    June 11, 2015

    Excellent review Andi, I liked your panoramic from Benidorm too.
    For me it is important the stand by duration of the battery. Do you have any idea how long could it stay on with 4g only activated?

    • Andi Sykes
      June 11, 2015

      Good eye! Well I don’t turn LTE, WIFI and GPS off on my phones ever. As long as you aren’t actually navigating (via Google Maps) for hours then you will easily get through the day and the morning the following day too.

    • Charlles Costa
      September 8, 2015

      So, does it the GPS works or not? I may be ordering it from Gizchina Shop and I want to sure I have reliable GPS. Thanks

  34. MaxPower
    June 11, 2015

    Pity for those issues.
    I wouldn’t have minded if it was priced 1799 or even 1999 cny and not have to deal with those problems.
    Gps lock speed is not a problem but it has to be accurate for my needs.
    Same about network reliability.

    • Sansa
      June 12, 2015

      “Gps lock speed is not a problem but it has to be accurate for my needs.”

      Exactly! The problem with some chineses phones, is not how fast it locks, but the jumping and missing signal during the operation! I have a THL 5000, too much hair pulling when the signal begins to jump!

    • MaxPower
      June 12, 2015

      I use the GPS in NY metropolitan area and my old phone always took me to the wrong exit due to bad accuracy.

      Lately reviewers only check the fix which is not an issue to me, I can wait a couple of minutes or just start going until I get the signal.

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      In NYC getting off at the wrong exit can turn into a 3 hour mistake, I did that once and was severely late for a meeting. Luckily the client thought it was hilarious when I called him and told him my error.

    • MaxPower
      June 13, 2015

      Lol

    • Dave Weinstein
      June 15, 2015

      Isn’t GPS accuracy and lock speed something that’s “inherited” from the chipset used? I thought MediaTek was working on fixing this problem.

      Do the new Helio processors have the same GPS issues as the older parts?

    • MaxPower
      June 15, 2015

      Well, Mediatek SoC had a problem with the GPS module back on their MT6582 then they claimed they fixed the problem since MT6592.

      Despite that,I heard people complaining about GPS quality and many times I heard that the problem was related to bad antenna,so this time the blame was on phone manufacturer.

      To be honest with you I really don’t know what’s going on because reviewers mostly care of fix time rather than accuracy.

      There’s also a lot of fanboysm behind it so it’s hard to get an unbiased opinion.

      I always ask how the GPS performs so I can have an idea before buying it.

    • AИ₮$
      July 8, 2015

      this phone works in the States? Can you get LTE?

    • MaxPower
      July 8, 2015

      it works but no LTE. 3G only

  35. Jean Carlo Palmisano Rademaker
    June 11, 2015

    Darn You Andi!, You just made me want the phone even more! specialy since I red about the build in speakers, this is kind of a BIG issue for me on all my previously owned phone including Elephone G6 I use now, its horrible trust me!
    Can you tell me by any chance if the speaker holes are some how protected from dust and more specific, metal dust since I work with metal.

  36. Jean Carlo Palmisano Rademaker
    June 11, 2015

    BTW cant tell you enough how awesome this review is! you named everything people really need to know about a phone! lots of kudos my friend!

  37. Still-considering
    June 11, 2015

    Antelife has got it for 279$.
    And the Mi4 for 269$

    • Guest
      June 12, 2015

      You can get the Mi4 3GB RAM with no 4G for $240-$250 at aliexpress stores.

      I would not get the LeTV 1 over the Mi4 unless and amazing developer picks this phone and promise to fix bugs for at least a year.

      I would have wasted $270 dollars on my Nubia Z7 Mini if it wasn’t for the amazing job Cuocu92 and BB72 did and keep doing with the shitty Nubia UI ROMs, the stock ROM is/was a disaster but their hybrid ROM is amazing, without them I would have put the Z7 Mini on his box and stored it, since I would not sell such shitty phone to anyone(with shitty phone I mean the stock ROMs).

    • PaulBV
      June 12, 2015

      Please tell me whether there is a coupon to get Letv One for 279 $ on Antelife. The normal price is 328 $ 🙁
      Also, Mi4 is 327 $ 🙁

    • Still-considering
      June 13, 2015

      These are daily flash sales. New set of phones everyday

    • Still-considering
      June 13, 2015

      After reading this review this phone is top of my list. Unless something better comes out before I order. Like you say there is always third party roms if need be

  38. faquir
    June 11, 2015

    Very nice review, many thanks Andi !

  39. Adam Irvine
    June 11, 2015

    Hey Andi, I see you were in Cardiff there! I live in west Wales, was only up the road, would love to have met you!

    Hope you guys had a good time!

    Great review once again!

    😀

    • Andi Sykes
      June 11, 2015

      Yep, a lovely place to visit but a much longer drive than I thought it would be from Manchester 😀 Had a great time and will be over in Summer again, maybe see you about!

    • Rob
      June 11, 2015

      Yes see you were in Cardiff bay and the Dr Who exhibition, I was there last week as I only live a few miles away! The audio quality has got me intrigued as you say it’s better than even the mighty Vivo with their stereo speakers and audio chips which this doesn’t even have. Just wished it has SD card slot and sligthtly bigger screen, seems a great phone nevertheless.

  40. Bojan
    June 11, 2015

    Great review.
    How does it fare against 1+1 ?

    • Andi Sykes
      June 11, 2015

      Well they both perfom well and have great hardware. It’s all down to personal choice though. I personally didn’t like the OPO and sold it (although admit it is a great phone) but I do like the Le 1 and will likely keep it.

  41. Boni M.
    June 11, 2015

    That was a great review Andi…and a well deserved score for such a gem.

  42. Fly agaric
    June 11, 2015

    Great review, but … considering the flaws, I dont really understand why you gave it such high notes Andi.
    I believe it just bought you with the design and build quality, but in my opinion, problems with sound (until fixed, about what, we cannot be sure) and only 16GB memory without SD card diqualifies it in my eyes. Price isn’t alright and I don’t feel the phone delievers.

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      Personally I think it is at least a 9 given his description of an excellent camera, processor, audio and build quality. For $300 the price is more than alright for a phone like this. Your opinion may be different but thats all a review really is someones opinion based on his views and values.

      • Fly agaric
        June 13, 2015

        That’s it you see, camera underperforming in low light simply isn’t excellent one. These sample photos don’t get me excited. 16GB rom (no SD slot!) in a 300 bucks phone just isn’t right mate, whatever good it is we have left in this device.
        Let me repeat about the audio problems – this shouldn’t be problem in a production model. Things like that we can expect from pre-production, but not in a mid range model for quite high price.
        So it is design and build quality we have left …

        • balcobomber25
          June 13, 2015

          Most cameras underperform in low light even the excellent camera in the Galaxy S6. I paid more than $300 for my Xiaomi Mi4 with 16gb ROM and no SD card slot. Lack of an SD card slot isn’t a problem for me I use the cloud and OTG.

          • Fly agaric
            June 13, 2015

            At least we agree in one point, what seems ok to me, not necessarily will be ok for others.

            Xiaomi delivers in a different way: well designed soft and frequent updates – that is hard to bea and worth extra money. Unlike in the above x600.

          • Sansa
            June 21, 2015

            Isn’t it time already that companies start shipping 32GB as the minimum? Is storage that expensive? I would have prefered 2GB/32GB than 3GB/16GB. For the same price of course.

            • Sansa
              June 21, 2015

              Oh, plus if it can record video with high FPS, isn’t the storage getting filled up prety fast? LeTV failled on this..

  43. justyfier
    June 11, 2015

    Perfect phone for me to bad about the 16gb. Else this would have been a real winner

    • Fly agaric
      June 11, 2015

      I agree. If at least they provided an SD slot …

    • Joe mont
      June 12, 2015

      Does look tempting, but I’m not one for shitty custom roms by third rate developers. I’d hope its at least moddable, but its quite a new processor so I doubt it will have anything for a while.

      Just give me stock Android as an option please.

    • Dave Weinstein
      June 15, 2015

      Another vote for stock Android!

  44. Duarte Lima
    June 11, 2015

    Why only 7 on performance ?

    • June 12, 2015

      read the summary, it is to do with the call quality issue not the performance of the processor and ram, if I had no call issues then it would have been 10 for sure.

      • Duarte Lima
        June 12, 2015

        Aaah ok ok, thanks ?

  45. Guest
    June 11, 2015

    Thanks a lot for the great review Andi! You mention the 16GB of storage size as a downside. I see several sellers also listing 32 and 64GB versions. Do you know if they just aren’t available yet or if they are being confused with the pro models? Cheers

    • Andi Sykes
      June 12, 2015

      I’ve not seen the 32GB and 64GB on sale in China yet, but I may have missed the launch as there is a lot of news about.

  46. Andrew
    June 11, 2015

    i got honor 6 plus is there a sens to change it to LETV ?

    • June 12, 2015

      They are actually really similar although I do feel the build of the Le 1 is better. Personally I would keep the 6+ a little while longer, it is still a killer phone and by the time you want to upgrade the Le 2 might be out.

    • mf1gt3r
      June 12, 2015

      The Honor 6plus has an awesome camera. I mean really cool camera. There isn’t any major upgrade out there yet. I would wait till winter before considering replacing it if I were u.

  47. Jean Carlo Palmisano Rademaker
    June 11, 2015

    Darn You Andi!, You just made me want the phone even more! specialy since I red about the build in speakers, this is kind of a BIG issue for me on all my previously owned phone including Elephone G6 I use now, its horrible trust me!
    Can you tell me by any chance if the speaker holes are some how protected from dust and more specific, metal dust since I work with metal.

  48. Jean Carlo Palmisano Rademaker
    June 11, 2015

    BTW cant tell you enough how awesome this review is! you named everything people really need to know about a phone! lots of kudos my friend!

  49. Creazydea
    June 11, 2015

    Nice phone. It would be a monster if price goes down.

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      It’s a monster already, $300 is a great price for a phone like this.

  50. Xalis
    June 11, 2015

    As always: Never buy a chinese market only phone unless you’re a developer and like to troubleshot.

    • Chris
      June 13, 2015

      Is there quick charging?
      How long it takes to get full charged?
      Also videos stored .mp4? 4K videos too?

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      I have bought several Chinese market only phones and I am far from a developer, that is what we have sites like XDA for.

  51. Fly agaric
    June 11, 2015

    Great review, but … considering the flaws, I dont really understand why you gave it such high notes Andi.
    I believe it just bought you with the design and build quality, but in my opinion, problems with sound (until fixed, about what, we cannot be sure) and only 16GB memory without SD card diqualifies it in my eyes. Price isn’t alright and I don’t feel the phone delievers.

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      Personally I think it is at least a 9 given his description of an excellent camera, processor, audio and build quality. For $300 the price is more than alright for a phone like this. Your opinion may be different but thats all a review really is someones opinion based on his views and values.

    • Fly agaric
      June 13, 2015

      That’s it you see, camera underperforming in low light simply isn’t excellent one. These sample photos don’t get me excited. 16GB rom (no SD slot!) in a 300 bucks phone just isn’t right mate, whatever good it is we have left in this device.
      Let me repeat about the audio problems – this shouldn’t be problem in a production model. Things like that we can expect from pre-production, but not in a mid range model for quite high price.
      So it is design and build quality we have left …

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      Most cameras underperform in low light even the excellent camera in the Galaxy S6. I paid more than $300 for my Xiaomi Mi4 with 16gb ROM and no SD card slot. Lack of an SD card slot isn’t a problem for me I use the cloud and OTG.

    • Fly agaric
      June 13, 2015

      At least we agree in one point, what seems ok to me, not necessarily will be ok for others.

      Xiaomi delivers in a different way: well designed soft and frequent updates – that is hard to bea and worth extra money. Unlike in the above x600.

    • Sansa
      June 21, 2015

      Isn’t it time already that companies start shipping 32GB as the minimum? Is storage that expensive? I would have prefered 2GB/32GB than 3GB/16GB. For the same price of course.

    • Sansa
      June 21, 2015

      Oh, plus if it can record video with high FPS, isn’t the storage getting filled up prety fast? LeTV failled on this..

  52. Duarte Lima
    June 12, 2015

    Why only 7 on performance ?

    • Andi Sykes
      June 12, 2015

      read the summary, it is to do with the call quality issue not the performance of the processor and ram, if I had no call issues then it would have been 10 for sure.

    • Duarte Lima
      June 12, 2015

      Aaah ok ok, thanks 😁

  53. Guest
    June 12, 2015

    i got honor 6 plus is there a sens to change it to LETV ?

    • Andi Sykes
      June 12, 2015

      They are actually really similar although I do feel the build of the Le 1 is better. Personally I would keep the 6+ a little while longer, it is still a killer phone and by the time you want to upgrade the Le 2 might be out.

    • mf1gt3r
      June 12, 2015

      The Honor 6plus has an awesome camera. I mean really cool camera. There isn’t any major upgrade out there yet. I would wait till winter before considering replacing it if I were u.

  54. Creazydea
    June 12, 2015

    Nice phone. It would be a monster if price goes down.

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      It’s a monster already, $300 is a great price for a phone like this.

  55. did4skalia
    June 12, 2015

    So need few updates. But what about gaming- how are games working & is this heating/throtting?

    • June 12, 2015

      I’ve been playting Collin Mcrae rally on the phone (I’m more in to driving games) and the graphics are super smooth. Thre is some heat generated but no more than the Xiaomi Mi Note (SD 801) produces, and less since the latest OTA.

      • did4skalia
        June 12, 2015

        Well- usually I see latest Apshalt or Real Racing (driving) in tests, but I hope, that CMR is “not light” & helio X10 is fast enought.

        Well- that sounds good. Now question is how much will cost at least 32 GB version, what about that Letv streaming services (turn it off, or something like that) & will this be avaliable in Europe? We will see.

        Thanks for review & reply. I was interested in this phone & this is probably first review of this model EVER. Or maybe I missed something.

        Now I would like to see Honor’s 4C review 😀 IMO looks good & much cheaper.

      • mf1gt3r
        June 12, 2015

        More into racing eh. Would love to beat ur lap times in RR3.

  56. Guest
    June 12, 2015

    As always: Never buy a chinese market only phone unless you’re a developer and like to troubleshot.

    • Guest
      June 13, 2015

      Is there quick charging?
      How long it takes to get full charged?
      Also videos stored .mp4? 4K videos too?

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      I have bought several Chinese market only phones and I am far from a developer, that is what we have sites like XDA for.

  57. erseta
    June 12, 2015

    Hi, I’m interestedin buying a new phone but I don’t know which one to choose.
    I’m thinking of:

    LeTV One (Build quality)
    Meizu MX5 (For the brand)
    Bluboo x550 (Battery, bad camera)

    • June 12, 2015

      They are all a little different really. What is most important to you in terms of specs and features?

      • erseta
        June 12, 2015

        Well, basically a good camera, quality screen, and enough battery life for a heavy use (mainly web browsing). If it has a good audio DAC, that’s a plus for me too. I have now a Nexus 4 and I have problems reaching the end of the day. I usually use my phone from 8 AM till 12 PM… Thanks Andi!

        • Peter
          June 13, 2015

          If you are looking for a great small external DAC that works really well with Androids. Try the Cozoy Astrapi.

          • erseta
            June 13, 2015

            When I say DAC I mean the internal one, a high quality audio chip. I got spoiled with the Wolfson chip in my ex-Galaxy S3. Thanks!

            • balcobomber25
              June 13, 2015

              What is your budget? The Vivo Xshot would be the perfect phone for you excellent camera and excellent audio chip inside but it sells for over $300 even being a year old.

            • erseta
              June 13, 2015

              How’s its battery life?

            • balcobomber25
              June 14, 2015

              Good. Read Andi’s original review on it:

              https://www.gizchina.com/2014/07/28/vivo-xshot-review/

  58. monkeytree
    June 12, 2015

    Dealbreaker for me is that this model doesn’t have LTE 800MHz/B20. The lack of that band makes 4G almost unusable in my neck of the woods. Why do phone makers always implement so few frequencies? The Helio X10 sure has more 4G bands under the hood.

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      800 is tough because outside of Europe it is not that popular in large markets, kind of like the 700 band used in the US. The reason these companies don’t support more bands has to do with the components inside the phone. The Helio X10 supports more bands but it still requires the use of additional radio’s to pick up those bands. Companies won’t use the additional radios (which cost more money) if sales in those countries are non existent or negligible. The cost of the equipment has to be justified by increased sales. A lot of companies today are using world band radios which pick up 1, 3, 7, 28 and 40 the most used bands in the world.

      • monkeytree
        June 16, 2015

        The EU has 506 milion people with an average income of $32,500 per capita. I wouldn’t call that a small market.

        • balcobomber25
          June 16, 2015

          And I didn’t call it a small market, you won’t find that anywhere in my post. What I did say was “outside of Europe it is not popular in large markets”. No where does it say Europe is a small market. What it does say is that in other large markets (away from Europe) it is not popular, i.e in India, China, USA etc. Outside of the EU the 800 is used in 7 countries in Africa, 6 countries in Asia and a few islands in the South Pacific.

          • monkeytree
            June 19, 2015

            Alright, got the point. Still, 800MHz is still the third most popular spectrum band in the world, after 1800 and 2600: http://www.gsacom.com/news/gsa_410.php
            Another oddity is that some phones are marketed in Europe, but don’t have 800Mhz. Remember the One Plus One: a lot of folks in for instance the UK and France were pretty pissed that the OPO they bought didn’t work on their local 4G networks. And a phone like the UMI EMAX is sold with a EU power adapter, but without the 800Mhz band.

            • balcobomber25
              June 20, 2015

              I dont doubt how popular it is but its popularity is contained almost entirely in one region, North America is no different. As for power adapters the EU and UK ones have always been available because several countries in Asia use the EU and most of the former British colonies use the UK version.

      • monkeytree
        June 16, 2015

        The EU has 506 milion people with an average income of $32,500 per capita. I wouldn’t call that a small market.

  59. Muhammad Yasir
    June 12, 2015

    andy…. u look different from the front :p !

    • June 12, 2015

      haha ok ?

      • Muhammad Yasir
        June 12, 2015

        i mean your profile pic and your front pic seems like two different persons…
        optical illusion 😛 ?

        • Jer
          June 13, 2015

          LOL. He looks exactly the same!

          • Muhammad Yasir
            June 13, 2015

            maybe i dint look closely enuf 😀 !

        • June 14, 2015

          haha, I think I’m a little older and fatter now 😉

          • Muhammad Yasir
            June 14, 2015

            😀

      • Sansa
        June 12, 2015

        Andi, please tell us geeks some numbers! How much screen time are you getting?

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      Might want to rephrase that….

      That sounds like you and Andi are more than just friends……..

      • Muhammad Yasir
        June 13, 2015

        oh crap… i screwed up !

        what i meant to say was… his profile pic looks WAY TOO different than his picture in this article .

        • kurt
          June 13, 2015

          You are embarrassing stop writing shit!!

          • Muhammad Yasir
            June 13, 2015

            and you were a mistake… stop existing -_-

            • kurt
              June 13, 2015

              shame on you!! you are embarrassing!!

            • Muhammad Yasir
              June 14, 2015

              and shame on you… stop whining

  60. Guest
    June 12, 2015

    So need few updates. But what about gaming- how are games working & is this heating/throtting?

    • Andi Sykes
      June 12, 2015

      I’ve been playting Collin Mcrae rally on the phone (I’m more in to driving games) and the graphics are super smooth. Thre is some heat generated but no more than the Xiaomi Mi Note (SD 801) produces, and less since the latest OTA.

    • Guest
      June 12, 2015

      Well- usually I see latest Apshalt or Real Racing (driving) in tests, but I hope, that CMR is “not light” & helio X10 is fast enought.

      Well- that sounds good. Now question is how much will cost at least 32 GB version, what about that Letv streaming services (turn it off, or something like that) & will this be avaliable in Europe? We will see.

      Thanks for review & reply. I was interested in this phone & this is probably first review of this model EVER. Or maybe I missed something.

      Now I would like to see Honor’s 4C review 😀 IMO looks good & much cheaper.

    • mf1gt3r
      June 12, 2015

      More into racing eh. Would love to beat ur lap times in RR3.

  61. Poxie
    June 12, 2015

    I understand that the phone overall is very nice. Works pretty good and looks nice. But what I don’t understand is that the fact your call quality isn’t good (signal drops) isn’t a big problem. I would say for a phone it is the primary function. I would be frustrated if my calls keep being cancelled or half of my conversation is lost. So how can a phone be almost perfect when the primary function isn’t working properly…
    I do love your reviews, Andy. I visit your site every day, but when the Elephone gets burned over screen capacity and other things (which I understand), I think you can’t call a phone almost perfect when calling someone is an issue.

    • June 14, 2015

      It’s not that you cannot call it is that the reception isn’t as good as other phones. The OTA updates have been good so far and I hope they will address this issue, it is also why the phone got marked down in the “performance” section of the summary.

  62. Marcello23
    June 12, 2015

    amazing review, but…
    meizu mx4 pro or LeTV 1 X600 camera quality or less buggy software ..thank you andy

  63. erseta
    June 12, 2015

    Hi, I’m interestedin buying a new phone but I don’t know which one to choose.
    I’m thinking of:

    LeTV One (Build quality)
    Meizu MX5 (For the brand)
    Bluboo x550 (Battery, bad camera)

    • Andi Sykes
      June 12, 2015

      They are all a little different really. What is most important to you in terms of specs and features?

    • erseta
      June 12, 2015

      Well, basically a good camera, quality screen, and enough battery life for a heavy use (mainly web browsing). If it has a good audio DAC, that’s a plus for me too. I have now a Nexus 4 and I have problems reaching the end of the day. I usually use my phone from 8 AM till 12 PM… Thanks Andi!

    • Guest
      June 13, 2015

      If you are looking for a great small external DAC that works really well with Androids. Try the Cozoy Astrapi.

    • erseta
      June 13, 2015

      When I say DAC I mean the internal one, a high quality audio chip. I got spoiled with the Wolfson chip in my ex-Galaxy S3. Thanks!

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      What is your budget? The Vivo Xshot would be the perfect phone for you excellent camera and excellent audio chip inside but it sells for over $300 even being a year old.

    • erseta
      June 13, 2015

      How’s its battery life?

    • balcobomber25
      June 14, 2015

      Good. Read Andi’s original review on it:

      http://www.gizchina.com/2014/07/28/vivo-xshot-review/

  64. monkeytree
    June 12, 2015

    Dealbreaker for me is that this model doesn’t have LTE 800MHz/B20. The lack of that band makes 4G almost unusable in my neck of the woods. Why do phone makers always implement so few frequencies? The Helio X10 sure has more 4G bands under the hood.

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      800 is tough because outside of Europe it is not that popular in large markets, kind of like the 700 band used in the US. The reason these companies don’t support more bands has to do with the components inside the phone. The Helio X10 supports more bands but it still requires the use of additional radio’s to pick up those bands. Companies won’t use the additional radios (which cost more money) if sales in those countries are non existent or negligible. The cost of the equipment has to be justified by increased sales. A lot of companies today are using world band radios which pick up 1, 3, 7, 28 and 40 the most used bands in the world.

    • monkeytree
      June 16, 2015

      The EU has 506 milion people with an average income of $32,500 per capita. I wouldn’t call that a small market.

    • balcobomber25
      June 16, 2015

      And I didn’t call it a small market, you won’t find that anywhere in my post. What I did say was “outside of Europe it is not popular in large markets”. No where does it say Europe is a small market. What it does say is that in other large markets (away from Europe) it is not popular, i.e in India, China, USA etc. Outside of the EU the 800 is used in 7 countries in Africa, 6 countries in Asia and a few islands in the South Pacific.

    • monkeytree
      June 19, 2015

      Alright, got the point. Still, 800MHz is still the third most popular spectrum band in the world, after 1800 and 2600: http://www.gsacom.com/news/gsa_410.php
      Another oddity is that some phones are marketed in Europe, but don’t have 800Mhz. Remember the One Plus One: a lot of folks in for instance the UK and France were pretty pissed that the OPO they bought didn’t work on their local 4G networks. And a phone like the UMI EMAX is sold with a EU power adapter, but without the 800Mhz band.

    • balcobomber25
      June 20, 2015

      I dont doubt how popular it is but its popularity is contained almost entirely in one region, North America is no different. As for power adapters the EU and UK ones have always been available because several countries in Asia use the EU and most of the former British colonies use the UK version.

  65. Don Rogers
    June 12, 2015

    After seeing the Elephone p7000 video my first question now with every review is does it “bend it like Beckham”. Will it last more than 5 minutes with the glass up to the edge. Someone should drop test it.

  66. Tadej
    June 12, 2015

    Andy, I saw the test with the low light and no light photos, with using LED flash light. It is said that the LED flash light is not calibrated enough with the sensor, as it gives too much light. Can you confirm that?

  67. Manu
    June 12, 2015

    Thanks for the review, I´m happy that i already ordered the one pro which is supposed to have eben better audio (hehe ;D) will tell you how it is when i receive it

    • Chandra Mohan
      June 20, 2015

      Hope you are not worried about SD810 heating issues like me, I dropped my lovely Xiaomi Note pro buying decision because of everywhere there are claims for heating issues

  68. Guest
    June 12, 2015

    andy…. u look different from the front :p !

    • Andi Sykes
      June 12, 2015

      haha ok ?

    • Guest
      June 12, 2015

      i mean your profile pic and your front pic seems like two different persons…
      optical illusion 😛 ?

    • Sansa
      June 12, 2015

      Andi, please tell us geeks some numbers! How much screen time are you getting?

    • Guest
      June 13, 2015

      LOL. He looks exactly the same!

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      Might want to rephrase that….

      That sounds like you and Andi are more than just friends……..

    • Guest
      June 13, 2015

      oh crap… i screwed up !

      what i meant to say was… his profile pic looks WAY TOO different than his picture in this article .

    • Guest
      June 13, 2015

      maybe i dint look closely enuf 😀 !

    • Guest
      June 13, 2015

      You are embarrassing stop writing shit!!

    • Guest
      June 13, 2015

      and you were a mistake… stop existing -_-

    • Guest
      June 13, 2015

      shame on you!! you are embarrassing!!

    • Andi Sykes
      June 14, 2015

      haha, I think I’m a little older and fatter now 😉

    • Guest
      June 14, 2015

      😀

    • Guest
      June 14, 2015

      and shame on you… stop whining

  69. PaulBV
    June 12, 2015

    What international seller has the best price for the LeTV One? Does someone has it for less than $ 299? For example, Gearbest sells it for $398.42 which is too much!

    • Arefin
      June 12, 2015

      Check Pandawill.com. They are selling this phone for $294.99 and I think they have this phone in-stock too.
      http://goo.gl/LV3zys

      • PaulBV
        June 12, 2015

        Thanks Arefin. It seems the best price, although far from the ~240$ mentioned by others (perhaps it was only for the Chinese market?)

        • balcobomber25
          June 13, 2015

          The $240 is the price it sells for in China. Always add $50 to that and that’s usually the minimum resellers will have it for. Sometimes a reseller will have it on special and offer it cheaper but that’s a pretty good starting point to figure out the prices with most brands/phones (some carry a premium and can sell for a lot more in the reseller market).

          • PaulBV
            June 13, 2015

            Thanks man! I understand this $50 extra, but not $150 on Gearbest 🙁

            • balcobomber25
              June 14, 2015

              Some resellers can be insane with the prices they charge, for some phones you have to shop around. I usually stick to Merimobiles, 1949deal, Pandawill and CooliCool for everyphone except Xiaomi which I buy from Honorbuy. Have had good luck with all those.

            • PaulBV
              June 14, 2015

              Thanks for all the info! You are one of the top commenters on Gizchina, and I do see you know what you are talking about 🙂
              I don’t have such experience with China gadgets , I only ordered in the past from Geekbuying and Aliexpress (all was ok) , and on May 19, I ordered a $159 Elephone P7000 from Gearbest. But still no sign of them shipping it 🙁 I will wait until June 20 , then perhaps ask my money back…buy something else (I wish for a 3 GB RAM midrange). Anyway for $159 is hard to find something similar ( I saw a Mlais M7 with coupon, or now the Zeaplus M7 , but have some doubts about those brands).
              Is there anyplace to see the latest new/flashsales from trusted China vendors ? Indeed LeTv looks awesome (but kind of expensive for now). I was also thinking about an Ulefone Be touch 2, or Ecoo E04, or Jiayu S3 advanced etc.

            • balcobomber25
              June 14, 2015

              Gearbest is a legit website. What color P7000 did you order? For awhile they were only shipping the white color ones. I ordered a gold one for a friend and it just shipped the other day.

            • PaulBV
              June 14, 2015

              I ordered the black one but left them many massages that I was OK with any color 🙂 Nothing yet 🙁 But now! I ‘m having doubts about the P7000 due to Andi’s newest P7000 review :((

            • balcobomber25
              June 14, 2015

              Yea sounds like it’s bit of a letdown after all the hype.

            • PaulBV
              June 14, 2015

              What should I choose?

            • balcobomber25
              June 14, 2015

              If it was me and I was looking for a new phone with similar specs to the Elephone I would look at the following:

              Asus Zenfone 2
              Jiayu S3
              Ulefone Be Touch
              Mlais M7
              Xiaomi Mi4i (if you live in one of their official countries)

            • Ευτύχης Κωνσταντουδάκης
              June 15, 2015

              For prices for LETV check kimovil.com. Has the prices from all eshops.

            • PaulBV
              June 15, 2015

              Thanks man! Interesting site with many prices. Unfortunately it doesn’t include all coupons nor flash sales 🙁

            • Ευτύχης Κωνσταντουδάκης
              June 15, 2015

              Noope, its just for comparison. Take notice that it doesn’t include all eshops (for example vickmall is not included) and sometimes is not so updated. Still you can know where the price is….

            • Ευτύχης Κωνσταντουδάκης
              June 15, 2015

              Gearbest was the only eshop that didn’t get any stock from Elephone for the white, when all other eshops had stock and shipped them away. Gearbest was telling that they didn’t stock anything due to the manufacturer and would start to ship after 10/6, but still it is very strange all others eshops to fully stock and they didn’t!

            • Muhammad Yasir
              June 14, 2015

              i guess Betouch 2 is the best option

        • Tremaine Underwood
          June 14, 2015

          I have a potentially stupid question but I am going to ask it anyway :). Are there no Chinese sites that we can directly import from, in other words a site that is actually aiming at the Chinese market? The frequencies in my country are the same anyways, so that won’t be an issue. The problem would be trying to find a chinese site that exports internationally and since I can’t read Chinese that could be a problem :-).

    • June 14, 2015

      GizTop has the best price I have found:
      http://www.giztop.com/letv.html

      But they are always “out of stock” so I ordered it from antelife.com

  70. Poxie
    June 12, 2015

    I understand that the phone overall is very nice. Works pretty good and looks nice. But what I don’t understand is that the fact your call quality isn’t good (signal drops) isn’t a big problem. I would say for a phone it is the primary function. I would be frustrated if my calls keep being cancelled or half of my conversation is lost. So how can a phone be almost perfect when the primary function isn’t working properly…
    I do love your reviews, Andy. I visit your site every day, but when the Elephone gets burned over screen capacity and other things (which I understand), I think you can’t call a phone almost perfect when calling someone is an issue.

    • Andi Sykes
      June 14, 2015

      It’s not that you cannot call it is that the reception isn’t as good as other phones. The OTA updates have been good so far and I hope they will address this issue, it is also why the phone got marked down in the “performance” section of the summary.

  71. Marcello23
    June 12, 2015

    amazing review, but…
    meizu mx4 pro or LeTV 1 X600 camera quality or less buggy software ..thank you andy

  72. Adam Wasilewski
    June 12, 2015

    Hi do you know how to install system update? I mean I bought this phone with Google play installed and with TWRP. So system update probably will mess something.

    • June 14, 2015

      Ok this is interesting. My phone came factory fresh from with no Google Sercies or TWRP. Have you had any issues with the phone? I’ve heard some people complain about issues that my model is not showing and I wonder if it is to do with the a custom ROM etc that resellers might be installing on the phone for international markets.

      • Adam Wasilewski
        June 14, 2015

        I have no issues yet with this phone. I have Google play because lads from ibuygou just installed it for me.
        I’m only worried about OTA updates.

  73. Don Rogers
    June 12, 2015

    After seeing the Elephone p7000 video my first question now with every review is does it “bend it like Beckham”. Will it last more than 5 minutes with the glass up to the edge. Someone should drop test it.

  74. Guest
    June 12, 2015

    Andy, I saw the test with the low light and no light photos, with using LED flash light. It is said that the LED flash light is not calibrated enough with the sensor, as it gives too much light. Can you confirm that?

  75. Frozzem
    June 12, 2015

    Thanks for the review, I´m happy that i already ordered the one pro which is supposed to have eben better audio (hehe ;D) will tell you how it is when i receive it

    • Chandra Mohan
      June 20, 2015

      Hope you are not worried about SD810 heating issues like me, I dropped my lovely Xiaomi Note pro buying decision because of everywhere there are claims for heating issues

  76. Sansa
    June 12, 2015

    – Any warehouse in europe selling this phone already? (Not confortable ordering from China, taxes, too much time waiting, too much pain in case of a return)
    – Does it come with a screen protector?
    – How many hours for screen time?
    – Is it possible to take out the SIM card without the tool?
    – Will the phone slip with mild sweaty hands? The cover may be cool, but non pratical if it slips too much.

    • Adam Wasilewski
      June 13, 2015

      I bought this phone from ibuygou. I live in Ireland, delivery took one week. I don’t pay tax.
      You can’t take out sim card without tool. Standard case is not the best.

      • Sansa
        June 17, 2015

        Wow, in my country (Portugal), it lasts for 2 weeks in the customs alone! You didn’t pay tax probably because you got lucky!

  77. PaulBV
    June 12, 2015

    What international seller has the best price for the LeTV One? Does someone has it for less than $ 299? For example, Gearbest sells it for $398.42 which is too much!

    • Arefin
      June 12, 2015

      Check Pandawill.com. They are selling this phone for $294.99 and I think they have this phone in-stock too.
      http://goo.gl/LV3zys

    • PaulBV
      June 12, 2015

      Thanks Arefin. It seems the best price, although far from the ~240$ mentioned by others (perhaps it was only for the Chinese market?)

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      The $240 is the price it sells for in China. Always add $50 to that and that’s usually the minimum resellers will have it for. Sometimes a reseller will have it on special and offer it cheaper but that’s a pretty good starting point to figure out the prices with most brands/phones (some carry a premium and can sell for a lot more in the reseller market).

    • PaulBV
      June 13, 2015

      Thanks man! I understand this $50 extra, but not $150 on Gearbest 🙁

    • balcobomber25
      June 14, 2015

      Some resellers can be insane with the prices they charge, for some phones you have to shop around. I usually stick to Merimobiles, 1949deal, Pandawill and CooliCool for everyphone except Xiaomi which I buy from Honorbuy. Have had good luck with all those.

    • PaulBV
      June 14, 2015

      Thanks for all the info! You are one of the top commenters on Gizchina, and I do see you know what you are talking about 🙂
      I don’t have such experience with China gadgets , I only ordered in the past from Geekbuying and Aliexpress (all was ok) , and on May 19, I ordered a $159 Elephone P7000 from Gearbest. But still no sign of them shipping it 🙁 I will wait until June 20 , then perhaps ask my money back…buy something else (I wish for a 3 GB RAM midrange). Anyway for $159 is hard to find something similar ( I saw a Mlais M7 with coupon, or now the Zeaplus M7 , but have some doubts about those brands).
      Is there anyplace to see the latest new/flashsales from trusted China vendors ? Indeed LeTv looks awesome (but kind of expensive for now). I was also thinking about an Ulefone Be touch 2, or Ecoo E04, or Jiayu S3 advanced etc.

    • balcobomber25
      June 14, 2015

      Gearbest is a legit website. What color P7000 did you order? For awhile they were only shipping the white color ones. I ordered a gold one for a friend and it just shipped the other day.

    • Guest
      June 14, 2015

      i guess Betouch 2 is the best option

    • Tremaine Underwood
      June 14, 2015

      I have a potentially stupid question but I am going to ask it anyway :). Are there no Chinese sites that we can directly import from, in other words a site that is actually aiming at the Chinese market? The frequencies in my country are the same anyways, so that won’t be an issue. The problem would be trying to find a chinese site that exports internationally and since I can’t read Chinese that could be a problem :-).

    • PaulBV
      June 14, 2015

      I ordered the black one but left them many massages that I was OK with any color 🙂 Nothing yet 🙁 But now! I ‘m having doubts about the P7000 due to Andi’s newest P7000 review :((

    • balcobomber25
      June 14, 2015

      Yea sounds like it’s bit of a letdown after all the hype.

    • PaulBV
      June 14, 2015

      What should I choose?

    • balcobomber25
      June 14, 2015

      If it was me and I was looking for a new phone with similar specs to the Elephone I would look at the following:

      Asus Zenfone 2
      Jiayu S3
      Ulefone Be Touch
      Mlais M7
      Xiaomi Mi4i (if you live in one of their official countries)

    • arinium
      June 14, 2015

      GizTop has the best price I have found:
      http://www.giztop.com/letv.html

      But they are always “out of stock” so I ordered it from antelife.com

    • Ευτύχης Κωνσταντουδάκης
      June 15, 2015

      Gearbest was the only eshop that didn’t get any stock from Elephone for the white, when all other eshops had stock and shipped them away. Gearbest was telling that they didn’t stock anything due to the manufacturer and would start to ship after 10/6, but still it is very strange all others eshops to fully stock and they didn’t!

    • Ευτύχης Κωνσταντουδάκης
      June 15, 2015

      For prices for LETV check kimovil.com. Has the prices from all eshops.

    • PaulBV
      June 15, 2015

      Thanks man! Interesting site with many prices. Unfortunately it doesn’t include all coupons nor flash sales 🙁

    • Ευτύχης Κωνσταντουδάκης
      June 15, 2015

      Noope, its just for comparison. Take notice that it doesn’t include all eshops (for example vickmall is not included) and sometimes is not so updated. Still you can know where the price is….

  78. Adam Wasilewski
    June 12, 2015

    Hi do you know how to install system update? I mean I bought this phone with Google play installed and with TWRP. So system update probably will mess something.

    • Andi Sykes
      June 14, 2015

      Ok this is interesting. My phone came factory fresh from with no Google Sercies or TWRP. Have you had any issues with the phone? I’ve heard some people complain about issues that my model is not showing and I wonder if it is to do with the a custom ROM etc that resellers might be installing on the phone for international markets.

    • Adam Wasilewski
      June 14, 2015

      I have no issues yet with this phone. I have Google play because lads from ibuygou just installed it for me.
      I’m only worried about OTA updates.

  79. Sansa
    June 12, 2015

    – Any warehouse in europe selling this phone already? (Not confortable ordering from China, taxes, too much time waiting, too much pain in case of a return)
    – Does it come with a screen protector?
    – How many hours for screen time?
    – Is it possible to take out the SIM card without the tool?
    – Will the phone slip with mild sweaty hands? The cover may be cool, but non pratical if it slips too much.

    • Adam Wasilewski
      June 13, 2015

      I bought this phone from ibuygou. I live in Ireland, delivery took one week. I don’t pay tax.
      You can’t take out sim card without tool. Standard case is not the best.

    • Sansa
      June 17, 2015

      Wow, in my country (Portugal), it lasts for 2 weeks in the customs alone! You didn’t pay tax probably because you got lucky!

  80. June 12, 2015

    My only problem is the “LOW” ROM space.

  81. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    June 12, 2015

    Okay everything is good, but no sdcard slot is a HUGE con for many people, especially considering how small is the internal storage of this phone. Too much hassel for nothing, it looks like the camera on smartphones become the most important feature.

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      For me personally the camera is the single most important aspect of the phone. Even the budget processors are more than capable to do what I need on a daily basis (I don’t do heavy gaming or anything demanding). Storage I have found ways around that between the cloud and OTG. Bad software can be fixed with custom ROMS. But a bad camera there is no way to make up for that.

  82. Michael Ogbonnaya
    June 12, 2015

    My only problem is the “LOW” ROM space.

  83. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    June 12, 2015

    Okay everything is good, but no sdcard slot is a HUGE con for many people, especially considering how small is the internal storage of this phone. Too much hassel for nothing, it looks like the camera on smartphones become the most important feature.

    • balcobomber25
      June 13, 2015

      For me personally the camera is the single most important aspect of the phone. Even the budget processors are more than capable to do what I need on a daily basis (I don’t do heavy gaming or anything demanding). Storage I have found ways around that between the cloud and OTG. Bad software can be fixed with custom ROMS. But a bad camera there is no way to make up for that.

  84. Terry Choo Wee Seng
    June 12, 2015

    Nice..detailed review from Andi as always..the call quality maybe subjective as it depends on telco signal & location.

  85. Terry Choo Wee Seng
    June 13, 2015

    Nice..detailed review from Andi as always..the call quality maybe subjective as it depends on telco signal & location.

  86. Mrinal
    June 13, 2015

    Does it at least have 1 big partition to use for app installations? or is it split?

  87. June 13, 2015

    Please check out the in-depth LeTV One video review on TechlineHD youtube channel 🙂 A major video recording issue is mentioned in that review, but for some reason Andi is silent about it…

    • June 14, 2015

      Because I haven’t had an issue. There seems to be those who who have had issues with the phone and those who havent. I’ve been fortunate that the only issues I had were a few app compatibility issues and the call issue, where as others have had other issues. An odd one and something I am keeping an eye on.

      • June 14, 2015

        I see, that’s really weird. I’ve been carrying this device with me for the second week already and have no call quality issues. It seems like some of these devices came off different production lines or smith. Anyway, great review and you can check mine on TechlineHD Youtube channel if you’re interested!

        • June 17, 2015

          Awesome thanks 😀 Will check it out

  88. Mrinal
    June 13, 2015

    Does it at least have 1 big partition to use for app installations? or is it split?

  89. Linus
    June 13, 2015

    Please check out the in-depth LeTV One video review on TechlineHD youtube channel 🙂 A major video recording issue is mentioned in that review, but for some reason Andi is silent about it…

    • Andi Sykes
      June 14, 2015

      Because I haven’t had an issue. There seems to be those who who have had issues with the phone and those who havent. I’ve been fortunate that the only issues I had were a few app compatibility issues and the call issue, where as others have had other issues. An odd one and something I am keeping an eye on.

    • Linus
      June 14, 2015

      I see, that’s really weird. I’ve been carrying this device with me for the second week already and have no call quality issues. It seems like some of these devices came off different production lines or smith. Anyway, great review and you can check mine on TechlineHD Youtube channel if you’re interested!

    • Andi Sykes
      June 17, 2015

      Awesome thanks 😀 Will check it out

  90. Aspire
    June 13, 2015

    Andy,

    Please tell me is better to buy Lnovo Vibe Z2 Pro il LETV? Which one have better camera? 🙂

    • June 14, 2015

      I didn’t try the Vibe Z2 so cannot comment sorry.

  91. Guest
    June 13, 2015

    Andy,

    Please tell me is better to buy Lnovo Vibe Z2 Pro il LETV? Which one have better camera? 🙂

    • Andi Sykes
      June 14, 2015

      I didn’t try the Vibe Z2 so cannot comment sorry.

  92. Greg Zeng
    June 14, 2015

    Google gives latest specs, models, availability, etc.
    Seems things are rapiso
    Removing back cover or not, allows 3rdparty wireless charging, via the USB-c socket.

  93. Greg Zeng
    June 14, 2015

    Google gives latest specs, models, availability, etc.
    Seems things are rapiso
    Removing back cover or not, allows 3rdparty wireless charging, via the USB-c socket.

  94. Minhaz Uddin
    June 14, 2015

    Probably the best review ever written on Gizchina, great job Andi. By the way, is that your wife and kid? Looking nice you all 🙂

  95. Minhaz Uddin
    June 14, 2015

    Probably the best review ever written on Gizchina, great job Andi. By the way, is that your wife and kid? Looking nice you all 🙂

    • Andi Sykes
      June 17, 2015

      Yup, and thanks 😀

  96. June 14, 2015

    Andi, is that your wife and offspring in the sefie? 🙂

  97. Tadej
    June 14, 2015

    You can buy it on fastcardtech for 279 USD 😉

  98. arinium
    June 14, 2015

    Andi, is that your wife and offspring in the sefie? 🙂

    • Andi Sykes
      June 17, 2015

      Yup

  99. June 14, 2015

    Nice review Andi. Although I think that with future reviews it would be a good idea to have more details on how the device software deviates from standard Google software (and a rating in the score for this).

    It looks like a nice budget device. I’m really waiting to see their high end 6+” device. And, as usual, I’m REALLY sceptical about the software support. While it’s nice that they did a good job on their 5.0 release, and they’ve stuck to a minimum of unneeded changes, 5.1 has been out for a while, so where’s the 5.1 update? And what SLA is there to ensure we would get a timely 6.0 release?

    Maybe I’ve gone a bit crazy on this issue, but I think the hardware needs to be completely over the top phenominal to justify risking non-direct Google OS software.

  100. Guest
    June 14, 2015

    You can buy it on fastcardtech for 279 USD 😉

  101. Dave Weinstein
    June 15, 2015

    Nice review Andi. Although I think that with future reviews it would be a good idea to have more details on how the device software deviates from standard Google software (and a rating in the score for this).

    It looks like a nice budget device. I’m really waiting to see their high end 6+” device. And, as usual, I’m REALLY sceptical about the software support. While it’s nice that they did a good job on their 5.0 release, and they’ve stuck to a minimum of unneeded changes, 5.1 has been out for a while, so where’s the 5.1 update? And what SLA is there to ensure we would get a timely 6.0 release?

    Maybe I’ve gone a bit crazy on this issue, but I think the hardware needs to be completely over the top phenominal to justify risking non-direct Google OS software.

  102. Maximilian Falkenström
    June 15, 2015

    Hey Andi, great review! My question though is, what phone is your absolute favorite right now and which would you recommend? I am looking for a new phone but idk which one to go for right now. The one thing I don’t fancy about this one is the screen size, I always said I’d never get a phone over 5 inches but maybe it wouldn’t be to bad. Would it maybe be wiser to wait for the Xiaomi Mi5 (although it might be 6months + of wait time until it gets released) or the Meizu MX5? To make it short, which phone would you recommend right now or would you suggest waiting a little bit?

    • June 17, 2015

      Currently I am using the Le 1 (above) and Xiaomi Mi Note (standard version). Both killer phones 😀

      • Maximilian Falkenström
        June 17, 2015

        Yeah, I am a bit afraid of the Snapdragon 810 with all the problems and overheating I’ve been reading about it. Thinking about getting this phone, especially as it’s below 300$ for the 16GB version (I will personally get the 32 or 64GB version for 325-375$) so it’s a fairly cheap phone, that way I can give this to a family member and get myself a new one if Xiaomi or someone else releases a great phone in 6-12 months.

        Any input on the Snapdragon 810 though?

        Edit: Just realized that the Mi Note uses the 801 which creates a whole other dilemma, which one do you prefer out of the Mi Note and the LeTV? Because the Mediatek Helio X10 should, to my understanding, blow the Snapdragon 801 out of the water? The Mi Note does have MIUI though which I feel is a better ROM which is more mature and has a bigger community. I guess right now it’s a fight between the two, the Mi Note 64GB for 450usd vs the LeTV One 64GB for 375$. Which one would you recommend the most? ^^

        • Maciek Buczkowski
          September 24, 2015

          Mi Note – standard version that Andi is using is equipped with SD801. I was using MiNote Pro as my daily driver for the past month and I have to say, I have not experienced any of the issues that being mentioned everywhere. The phone does not overheat more than SD801, battery life is quite decent (4hrs SOT) and the performance is really great. Go for it, it’s a great piece of device. Sound quality is amazing also.

          • Adam Wasilewski
            September 24, 2015

            I’m glad to hear that 😉

    • amirexpressir
      June 19, 2015

      wait for vivo xplay 5s …the zte nubia z9max is also great..the letv pro has proven to be better in every aspect rather than letv1 & its issue(reviews in china , search in google & you will see reviews link : ” 评测 le pro “…none had the overheating sd810 had9somehow managed to solved it).

      • Maximilian Falkenström
        June 21, 2015

        Hmm, thanks. Not completely sold on the Nubia but I will take it into consideration. Currently I’m not looking for a 500-600$ phone so the vivo xplay isn’t really the best choice I’d think. Also, I don’t really want to wait because my current Galaxy S3 is lagging way too much, making it unbearable to use it in day-to-day situations. Though, I might get the Pro version seeing as how it seems they actually have fixed the overheating problems as long as it doesn’t take more than a few weeks before it becomes available.

        Just realized that it seems fastcardtech has them in stock atm. Might just pick the Pro version up.

  103. Maximilian Falkenström
    June 15, 2015

    Hey Andi, great review! My question though is, what phone is your absolute favorite right now and which would you recommend? I am looking for a new phone but idk which one to go for right now. The one thing I don’t fancy about this one is the screen size, I always said I’d never get a phone over 5 inches but maybe it wouldn’t be to bad. Would it maybe be wiser to wait for the Xiaomi Mi5 (although it might be 6months + of wait time until it gets released) or the Meizu MX5? To make it short, which phone would you recommend right now or would you suggest waiting a little bit?

    • Andi Sykes
      June 17, 2015

      Currently I am using the Le 1 (above) and Xiaomi Mi Note (standard version). Both killer phones 😀

    • Maximilian Falkenström
      June 17, 2015

      Yeah, I am a bit afraid of the Snapdragon 810 with all the problems and overheating I’ve been reading about it. Thinking about getting this phone, especially as it’s below 300$ for the 16GB version (I will personally get the 32 or 64GB version for 325-375$) so it’s a fairly cheap phone, that way I can give this to a family member and get myself a new one if Xiaomi or someone else releases a great phone in 6-12 months.

      Any input on the Snapdragon 810 though?

      Edit: Just realized that the Mi Note uses the 801 which creates a whole other dilemma, which one do you prefer out of the Mi Note and the LeTV? Because the Mediatek Helio X10 should, to my understanding, blow the Snapdragon 801 out of the water? The Mi Note does have MIUI though which I feel is a better ROM which is more mature and has a bigger community. I guess right now it’s a fight between the two, the Mi Note 64GB for 450usd vs the LeTV One 64GB for 375$. Which one would you recommend the most? ^^

    • amirexpressir
      June 19, 2015

      wait for vivo xplay 5s …the zte nubia z9max is also great..the letv pro has proven to be better in every aspect rather than letv1 & its issue(reviews in china , search in google & you will see reviews link : ” 评测 le pro “…none had the overheating sd810 had9somehow managed to solved it).

    • Maximilian Falkenström
      June 21, 2015

      Hmm, thanks. Not completely sold on the Nubia but I will take it into consideration. Currently I’m not looking for a 500-600$ phone so the vivo xplay isn’t really the best choice I’d think. Also, I don’t really want to wait because my current Galaxy S3 is lagging way too much, making it unbearable to use it in day-to-day situations. Though, I might get the Pro version seeing as how it seems they actually have fixed the overheating problems as long as it doesn’t take more than a few weeks before it becomes available.

      Just realized that it seems fastcardtech has them in stock atm. Might just pick the Pro version up.

    • boober
      September 24, 2015

      Mi Note – standard version that Andi is using is equipped with SD801. I was using MiNote Pro as my daily driver for the past month and I have to say, I have not experienced any of the issues that being mentioned everywhere. The phone does not overheat more than SD801, battery life is quite decent (4hrs SOT) and the performance is really great. Go for it, it’s a great piece of device. Sound quality is amazing also.

    • Adam Wasilewski
      September 24, 2015

      I’m glad to hear that 😉

  104. Hansb
    June 16, 2015

    How can the sound of the phone be better than Vivo’s phones with dedicated audio chips?
    Of course the speaker in the phone can be better but who seriously listens hifi over such a device? Its crap either way.
    In the end to really enjoy high-end sound these devices need to be connected to either good headset or high-end audio equipment. Then judge the devices again.

    • Jerry Atta
      June 20, 2015

      Agree
      No description which audiochip :Yamaha HiFi YDA165 Decoder??
      no NFC?
      Did you check if it is real stereo as we already know that the P7000 is no stereo . 2 speakers hole doesnot mean STEREO?
      Removable battery??

  105. Guest
    June 16, 2015

    How can the sound of the phone be better than Vivo’s phones with dedicated audio chips?
    Of course the speaker in the phone can be better but who seriously listens hifi over such a device? Its crap either way.
    In the end to really enjoy high-end sound these devices need to be connected to either good headset or high-end audio equipment. Then judge the devices again.

    • Jerry Atta
      June 20, 2015

      Agree
      No description which audiochip :Yamaha HiFi YDA165 Decoder??
      no NFC?
      Did you check if it is real stereo as we already know that the P7000 is no stereo . 2 speakers hole doesnot mean STEREO?
      Removable battery??

  106. Ahmed Z
    June 17, 2015

    Dear Andi & others, I am looking for a phone with the following specs:
    6 Inch screen, 3GB or 4GB RAM, 32/64GB Memory, 13 mega pixel or better camera, 4000 mah plus battery, reasonable resolution, will preferably go for alloy/metal body. Could you please suggest any options.

    • Max
      July 19, 2015

      sounds nearly exactly like the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro K920. and only like that.

  107. Guest
    June 17, 2015

    Dear Andi & others, I am looking for a phone with the following specs:
    6 Inch screen, 3GB or 4GB RAM, 32/64GB Memory, 13 mega pixel or better camera, 4000 mah plus battery, reasonable resolution, will preferably go for alloy/metal body. Could you please suggest any options.

    • Max
      July 19, 2015

      sounds nearly exactly like the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro K920. and only like that.

  108. Lude
    June 17, 2015

    Does this phone support 3G on both slots?

  109. Lude
    June 17, 2015

    Does this phone support 3G on both slots?

  110. Gaymond
    June 21, 2015

    Whats the smallest phone in weight with the best camera for shooting video ?

  111. Guest
    June 21, 2015

    Whats the smallest phone in weight with the best camera for shooting video ?

  112. stregas
    June 23, 2015

    Beautiful family, Andy.
    Congrats!

  113. George
    June 23, 2015

    Got the phone, thanks for your review Andy. Rooted etc with twrp and gapps etc. I upgraded rom using manual method after dodgy translation. The only issue that I can find is the really low in call speaker. I know the phone is capable as playing music is really nice and loud. Do you have any ideas Andy please? Thanks again George

    • george
      June 25, 2015

      I have resolved now I had to put the stable rom on and all is well again. Played lots with it now and happy. Just a lack of accessories as I like to protect my phones well.
      Thanks again for the review

      • Nick_n
        January 22, 2016

        what rom have you installed? i am having the same issue . Low volume call speaker.

  114. stregas
    June 23, 2015

    Beautiful family, Andy.
    Congrats!

  115. George
    June 23, 2015

    Got the phone, thanks for your review Andy. Rooted etc with twrp and gapps etc. I upgraded rom using manual method after dodgy translation. The only issue that I can find is the really low in call speaker. I know the phone is capable as playing music is really nice and loud. Do you have any ideas Andy please? Thanks again George

    • Guest
      June 25, 2015

      I have resolved now I had to put the stable rom on and all is well again. Played lots with it now and happy. Just a lack of accessories as I like to protect my phones well.
      Thanks again for the review

    • Nick_n
      January 22, 2016

      what rom have you installed? i am having the same issue . Low volume call speaker.

  116. bva
    June 30, 2015

    Hi

    Were you able to remove letv and weibo apps without root??

    Also is there a way to root this phone already?

    I have the x800

  117. bva
    June 30, 2015

    Hi

    Were you able to remove letv and weibo apps without root??

    Also is there a way to root this phone already?

    I have the x800

  118. jony_overlord
    July 3, 2015

    Andi, can u tell us if at this moment, the call quality issue has been rezolved?
    Im thinking to buy this phone.

  119. jony_overlord
    July 3, 2015

    Andi, can u tell us if at this moment, the call quality issue has been rezolved?
    Im thinking to buy this phone.

  120. Lars-Peter Dijkstra
    July 7, 2015

    i have this phone since monday. it is really AMAZING!! the screen is superb, photo’s are exellent and the OS is smooth, clean and simple. and build quality is really STUNNING! you are totally right Andy!
    only thing that is missing is “double tap to wake”. my oppo find 7 has it and it’s really nice and easy. anyone knows a good app for it? had installed several but all crappy and buggy
    does anyone know how to root it? because i want to install morelocale app for more languages.

    • Malte Böhmer
      October 22, 2015

      You can actually activate double tap to wake!
      Settings -> accessibility -> double tab to brighten screen!

      • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
        October 22, 2015

        Yes i know now! It is in the beta rom, not in stable

  121. Lars-Peter Dijkstra
    July 7, 2015

    i have this phone since monday. it is really AMAZING!! the screen is superb, photo’s are exellent and the OS is smooth, clean and simple. and build quality is really STUNNING! you are totally right Andy!
    only thing that is missing is “double tap to wake”. my oppo find 7 has it and it’s really nice and easy. anyone knows a good app for it? had installed several but all crappy and buggy
    does anyone know how to root it? because i want to install morelocale app for more languages.

    • Malte Böhmer
      October 22, 2015

      You can actually activate double tap to wake!
      Settings -> accessibility -> double tab to brighten screen!

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 22, 2015

      Yes i know now! It is in the beta rom, not in stable

  122. Ross Brown
    August 10, 2015

    Any news on the US release of the LeTV phones? I want to get the LeTV Max, but my googling isn’t giving any news :c

  123. Ross Brown
    August 10, 2015

    Any news on the US release of the LeTV phones? I want to get the LeTV Max, but my googling isn’t giving any news :c

  124. FlashTec
    August 15, 2015

    Andi, thinking about getting me an x600 myself but just recently read a forum thread about it on xda which was telling that a lot of people seem to have a problem with the gps accuracy, is that something you noticed?

  125. FlashTec
    August 15, 2015

    Andi, thinking about getting me an x600 myself but just recently read a forum thread about it on xda which was telling that a lot of people seem to have a problem with the gps accuracy, is that something you noticed?

  126. vichah
    August 17, 2015

    do you experience any wifi connection issues over the period of using it? i read there are a lot of wifi issues that are suggested as hardware issues in the chinese LeTV official forum.

    • Rasmus
      August 21, 2015

      Hello. I’ve had my x600 for 5 days now. And I can confirm there are some issues. I have the latest update and the wifi signal seems to drop alot!

  127. Guest
    August 17, 2015

    do you experience any wifi connection issues over the period of using it? i read there are a lot of wifi issues that are suggested as hardware issues in the chinese LeTV official forum.

    • Rasmus
      August 21, 2015

      Hello. I’ve had my x600 for 5 days now. And I can confirm there are some issues. I have the latest update and the wifi signal seems to drop alot!

  128. Navnish Nigam
    August 29, 2015

    only 16GB of hard drive is a let down for me..I was considering this phone for purchase.

    • Francis Sim
      September 22, 2015

      There is a 32GB model.

  129. Navnish Nigam
    August 29, 2015

    only 16GB of hard drive is a let down for me..I was considering this phone for purchase.

    • Francis Sim
      September 22, 2015

      There is a 32GB model.

  130. Bil Bulim
    September 1, 2015

    GPS in illusive and does not work well. on static situation (usually, when one writes a review) it sees a lot of satellites and has low error. however, when in movement (driving), when you really need it, it still sees the satellites, but error grows with speed, making the GPS useless for navigation.

  131. Bil Bulim
    September 1, 2015

    GPS in illusive and does not work well. on static situation (usually, when one writes a review) it sees a lot of satellites and has low error. however, when in movement (driving), when you really need it, it still sees the satellites, but error grows with speed, making the GPS useless for navigation.

  132. tskh
    September 10, 2015

    I have the X600 32G model about two weeks ago. It was working really well in UK. Just need to follow the procedure to install the Google Installer to get Google Play working. The date of the stock ROM was June 15, and it was easy to upgrade to the latest ROM release in August. All it required was to download the latest ROM through the system settings, and restarted the phone with volume up and power button pressed at the same time. GPS locking time and signal strength is the best I have seen from a China phone. What surprised me was the IR blaster. It was not detected any other IR control software except with the remote control software that came with the phone. There is a universal remote feature when you add a remote control device and it can learn from your existing remote control. That means it is both an IR transmitter and an IR receiver.

    • Vuche
      January 10, 2016

      I have the same model… Remote does not working… Whenever I lres the button it immediately restart the phine… And the IR cant be located by aby app… Any solution?

  133. tskh
    September 10, 2015

    I have the X600 32G model about two weeks ago. It was working really well in UK. Just need to follow the procedure to install the Google Installer to get Google Play working. The date of the stock ROM was June 15, and it was easy to upgrade to the latest ROM release in August. All it required was to download the latest ROM through the system settings, and restarted the phone with volume up and power button pressed at the same time. GPS locking time and signal strength is the best I have seen from a China phone. What surprised me was the IR blaster. It was not detected any other IR control software except with the remote control software that came with the phone. There is a universal remote feature when you add a remote control device and it can learn from your existing remote control. That means it is both an IR transmitter and an IR receiver.

    • Guest
      January 10, 2016

      I have the same model… Remote does not working… Whenever I lres the button it immediately restart the phine… And the IR cant be located by aby app… Any solution?

  134. Staale_H
    September 15, 2015

    This LE TV MAX is that avaible too buy anywhere? do they have any kind of online webshop, i cant seem too find it.

  135. Staale_H
    September 15, 2015

    This LE TV MAX is that avaible too buy anywhere? do they have any kind of online webshop, i cant seem too find it.

  136. Francis Sim
    September 22, 2015

    Placed my orders during the 19 Sep sales and got the 32GB models at 1,099 rmb. Looking forward to a powerful phone to replace the poor Vivo X5 Pro I am currently using.

  137. Francis Sim
    September 22, 2015

    Placed my orders during the 19 Sep sales and got the 32GB models at 1,099 rmb. Looking forward to a powerful phone to replace the poor Vivo X5 Pro I am currently using.

  138. Kamaljit Singh LOte
    September 30, 2015

    Andi i would like to know if this phone will work on 4G network in India as i am interested in procuring it from shop.gizchina.com. I am not much of a technical guy to know the frequencies.

  139. Kamaljit Singh LOte
    September 30, 2015

    Andi i would like to know if this phone will work on 4G network in India as i am interested in procuring it from shop.gizchina.com. I am not much of a technical guy to know the frequencies.

  140. Bijoy
    October 4, 2015

    How the display contrast ratio? does it great color like Samsung Amoled display?

  141. Guest
    October 4, 2015

    How the display contrast ratio? does it great color like Samsung Amoled display?

  142. Luis Amaral
    October 6, 2015

    Any suggestions for a phone with similar specs (especially for the camera) and with sd card slot in this price range?
    This phone seems to be what I’m looking for but the no sdcard killed it for me.

    • rimakus
      October 6, 2015

      Redmi Note 2?

  143. Luis Amaral
    October 6, 2015

    Any suggestions for a phone with similar specs (especially for the camera) and with sd card slot in this price range?
    This phone seems to be what I’m looking for but the no sdcard killed it for me.

    • rimakus
      October 6, 2015

      Redmi Note 2?

  144. Burs
    October 9, 2015

    Has LeTV sorted out all, or at least major bugs with their last OTA updates? I mean reception quality, gps, wifi, and maybe something else I maybe missed? Thanks.

  145. Gourab
    October 9, 2015

    Does the screen have gorilla glass?

    • Burs
      October 9, 2015

      Yes. Gorilla Glass 3.

      • littletime
        December 8, 2015

        They say it does but Corning’s website doesn’t list LeTV as a Gorilla Glass customer.

  146. Burs
    October 9, 2015

    Has LeTV sorted out all, or at least major bugs with their last OTA updates? I mean reception quality, gps, wifi, and maybe something else I maybe missed? Thanks.

  147. Gourab
    October 9, 2015

    Does the screen have gorilla glass?

    • Burs
      October 9, 2015

      Yes. Gorilla Glass 3.

    • littletime
      December 8, 2015

      They say it does but Corning’s website doesn’t list LeTV as a Gorilla Glass customer.

  148. curt
    October 9, 2015

    I have the letv le 1. And I have a problem with it saying “App is abnormal, it will exit” all the time. is that common?

  149. curt
    October 10, 2015

    I have the letv le 1. And I have a problem with it saying “App is abnormal, it will exit” all the time. is that common?

  150. tom
    October 15, 2015

    Anybody know..?
    Is that great LETV camera better than Gionee E7?
    Thanks!

  151. Guest
    October 15, 2015

    Anybody know..?
    Is that great LETV camera better than Gionee E7?
    Thanks!

  152. Cen Cherry
    October 28, 2015

    I think it’s a little thick, I don’t like the appearance, I like thin one, like the Bluboo Xtouch, all metal body and very thin

  153. tick
    October 28, 2015

    I think it’s a little thick, I don’t like the appearance, I like thin one, like the Bluboo Xtouch, all metal body and very thin

  154. spiny
    October 30, 2015

    Between Letv X600 32GB ou Letv Le 1s what would be the best choice?

  155. spiny
    October 30, 2015

    Between Letv X600 32GB ou Letv Le 1s what would be the best choice?

  156. November 8, 2015

    bought the 32gb version hope its wont disappoint me

  157. royalblvck
    November 8, 2015

    bought the 32gb version hope its wont disappoint me

  158. Vagelis Minas
    December 5, 2015

    Hello Andi, the x600 has the same issue with polarized sunglasses, as the Le max

  159. Vagelis Minas
    December 5, 2015

    Hello Andi, the x600 has the same issue with polarized sunglasses, as the Le max

  160. Luis Amaral
    January 21, 2016

    I wish someone had mentioned that the camera can only take pics with 13Mpixel only in 4:3 format. For 16:9 the maximum resolution is 10Mpixels… I got this phone and I wished this was mentioned otherwise I would’ve not got it. 🙁

  161. Luis Amaral
    January 21, 2016

    I wish someone had mentioned that the camera can only take pics with 13Mpixel only in 4:3 format. For 16:9 the maximum resolution is 10Mpixels… I got this phone and I wished this was mentioned otherwise I would’ve not got it. 🙁

  162. Tal Bar
    January 23, 2016

    Andi has mistake about the speakers. There are no two stereo speakers, it’s only one for right side, but it’s still really good phone, especially for todays prices.

  163. Tal Bar
    January 23, 2016

    Andi has mistake about the speakers. There are no two stereo speakers, it’s only one for right side, but it’s still really good phone, especially for todays prices.

  164. dfjkbvdjkf
    January 27, 2016

    It’s an OK phone, but it doesn’t meet the uncritical adulation that this guy gives it. I suppose that’s what you have to do if you want suppliers to give you free stuff.

    So here’s something a bit more realistic.

    The phone is OK. That’s it; OK.
    Yes, it’s got a front and back camera – tick! (nobody cares about the megapixels any more, this isn’t 2003) The “selfie” camera has a nice wide field of view.

    It makes calls. Yup. But it’s a pain having to stick something like a paperclip in a slot to release the dual SIM holder.

    The battery life is about a day. No more and it goes from 20% capacity down to 0% in a few minutes.

    There is a metric **it-load of bloat installed on this thing. That really TAKES IT DOWN

    No micro-SD card.

    The rounded back might well be this-year’s fashion. But it means the phone slides around when put down. Give me a standard flat surface, with more grip any day.

    If it wasn’t for all the crappy bloat loaded onto it, it would be a good phone. But not great.

    • Vagelis Minas
      February 1, 2016

      i’ve had this phone for three days and i’ve had the same problem with the battery.. From the night fully charged 100% till the morning 70%!!! This is one of the reasons that i sell it.. But other owners τhey don’t have this problem. For the usb type-c you are wrong.. Type c is the future, the newest Nexus devices and apple already use it.

  165. dfjkbvdjkf
    January 27, 2016

    It’s an OK phone, but it doesn’t meet the uncritical adulation that this guy gives it. I suppose that’s what you have to do if you want suppliers to give you free stuff.

    So here’s something a bit more realistic.

    The phone is OK. That’s it; OK.
    Yes, it’s got a front and back camera – tick! (nobody cares about the megapixels any more, this isn’t 2003) The “selfie” camera has a nice wide field of view.

    It makes calls. Yup. But it’s a pain having to stick something like a paperclip in a slot to release the dual SIM holder.

    The battery life is about a day. No more and it goes from 20% capacity down to 0% in a few minutes.

    There is a metric **it-load of bloat installed on this thing. That really TAKES IT DOWN

    No micro-SD card.

    The rounded back might well be this-year’s fashion. But it means the phone slides around when put down. Give me a standard flat surface, with more grip any day.

    If it wasn’t for all the crappy bloat loaded onto it, it would be a good phone. But not great.

    [Update: 1 week in ]
    The battery life on this phone REALLY SUCKS. Even with all the battery saving options enabled, screen brightness turned right down and Wifi switched ON but without making a single call, it won’t last a full day. With the phone just sitting there, it drops to 95% charge in less than an hour.
    Also, the charger connector is a USB-C, not the industry standard micro-USB. Why change something that’s standard and convenient. Anyhow, I thought the EU mandated micro-USB?

    And I’m really beginning to HATE all the bloatware and intrusive crap that comes loaded on this phone. Seriously thinking of selling it.

    • Vagelis Minas
      February 2, 2016

      i’ve had this phone for three days and i’ve had the same problem with the battery.. From the night fully charged 100% till the morning 70%!!! This is one of the reasons that i sell it.. But other owners τhey don’t have this problem. For the usb type-c you are wrong.. Type c is the future, the newest Nexus devices and apple already use it.

  166. freddy
    February 12, 2016

    not impressed after 2 months of use. no ota updates, lots of crap apps you can’t remove and eating your ram and battery and the worst of all is the speaker which is ‘broken metallicish’ like it has been put on too loud .. only thing is it has been like that out of the box.. very overrated, look elsewhere

  167. freddy
    February 12, 2016

    not impressed after 2 months of use. no ota updates, lots of crap apps you can’t remove and eating your ram and battery and the worst of all is the speaker which is ‘broken metallicish’ like it has been put on too loud .. only thing is it has been like that out of the box.. very overrated, look elsewhere

  168. kunalkiran behera
    February 12, 2016

    the crappiest phone i saw ever. bought online ,was delivered today
    no time zone setting for INDIA. user interface is poorest. no good applications. all common apps. Better switch to Asus

  169. kunalkiran behera
    February 12, 2016

    the crappiest phone i saw ever. bought online ,was delivered today
    no time zone setting for INDIA. user interface is poorest. no good applications. all common apps. Better switch to Asus

  170. don sir
    February 13, 2016

    best mobile in under 11000 satta matka

  171. don sir
    February 13, 2016

    best mobile in under 11000 satta matka

  172. Dipak ID Italiya
    March 17, 2016

    i brought letv s1 in week.

    i have head pain because of letv.

    is it possible??

    else any other reason is there I’ve noticed, use letv quite frequently throughout the day, mostly to browse the internet and on social media.

    And at the end of the day i have head pain.

    please give me solution about this.

    i thought i should return letv.

  173. Dipak ID Italiya
    March 17, 2016

    i brought letv s1 in week.

    i have head pain because of letv.

    is it possible??

    else any other reason is there I’ve noticed, use letv quite frequently throughout the day, mostly to browse the internet and on social media.

    And at the end of the day i have head pain.

    please give me solution about this.

    i thought i should return letv.

  174. Lennald
    May 12, 2016

    Letv Le 1S is one of the best budget smartphone around $160, it features 5.5-inch FHD display, MediaTek Helio X10 2.2 (MT6795T) chipset, 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 13MP camera, GPS and others. What are the other good budget smartphone around the price range? XIAOMI MI4? Oukitel k10000, K6000 Pro or others?

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      May 20, 2016

      there is le one pro (4/64GB) for only 30$ more nowadays, x600 has little sense while this price lasts.

  175. Lennald
    May 12, 2016

    Letv Le 1S is one of the best budget smartphone around $160, it features 5.5-inch FHD display, MediaTek Helio X10 2.2 (MT6795T) chipset, 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 13MP camera, GPS and others. What are the other good budget smartphone around the price range? XIAOMI MI4? Oukitel k10000, K6000 Pro or others?

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      May 20, 2016

      there is le one pro (4/64GB) for only 30$ more nowadays, x600 has little sense while this price lasts.

  176. July 2, 2017

    Nice

  177. Judit Montes
    July 2, 2017

    Nice