LeTV Le Max Review


letv le max x900 review

I have been fortunate enough to be using the 6.33 inch LeTV Le Max phablet for a few weeks now, so what is my verdict? Do I love it as much as the Le 1? Find out in my LeTV Le Max review.

The LeTV Le Max (also known as the LeTV X900) is the 2nd LeTV phone I have been lucky enough to review. This time around though it is LeTV in the U.S who hooked my up with the review phone (thank you very much), so after weeks of use how do I feel about this flagship powerhouse?

LeTV Le Max Review – Design

The LeTV range of phones all have a similar, distinct, look and design to them. From the entry-level LeTV Le1, all the way up to the huge Le Max, each model looks very similar from the front and sides.

Right away you know you have a LeTV phone in front of you as soon as you see it. The design language is exactly the same as the Le 1 and the Le 1 Pro with narrow bezels, black screen border and minimalistic upper and lower chin areas.

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Of course in the case of the LeTV Le Max, everything is super sized to make way for the huge 6.33 inch display. Large 6-inch+ displays were everywhere a few years back, and after a short break away from the marekt they are making their way back. Compared to large screen phablets of yesteryear, new generation models have super high resolution 2K screens to make viewing content pure joy. With a 2560 x 1440 resolution you are looking at a pixel density of 464ppi, more than a 5.5-inch FHD phone.

letv le max x900 review

While the large screen makes the phone great for content, it also means that the physical dimensions of the device are massive. The Le Max measures in a 167.1 x 83.5 x 8.95mm at a weight of 204g. That’s much bigger and heavier than a lot of phones, but due to the size of the device it feels quite light-weight in the hand.

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The thick 8.95mm body means that there is plenty of room for dual speakers, USB Type C, dual SIM tray, IR blaster, power button, volume rocker, and notification switch around the sides of the phone, but it also means it is quite (literally) a handful to hold. Although LeTV have made design changes to make things easier (moving the power button to the middle of the phone for example) you are never going to feel comfortable using the LeMax one-handed uless you have huge Basketball Player hands.

letv le max x900 review

Flip the Le Max over and we see more of the alloy unibody design. Unibody construction means a phone can be more solid, lighter and thinner than a traditionally built phone which can mean a larger battery, but in the case of the Le Max we have just a 3400mAh cell inside. In comparison, the 5-inch 1920 x 1080 Xiaomi Mi4c has a 3020mAh battery and 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 ZUK Z1 has a 4000mAh battery. For the Le Max to be so big and have such a small battery is a surprise, and we can only assume LeTV opted for this to keep the weight of the phone down.

Externally the rear of the Le Max it is clear to see the iPhone 6 Plus provided a little inspiration. We can also see the LeTV logo, fingerprint scanner, dual tone LED flash and lens for the 21 mega-pixel F2.0 Sony IMX230 rear camera. Speaking of the camera, the lens protrudes slightly making the LeMax even thicker.

letv le max x900 review

In terms of build quality and overall look, the LeTV Le Max is a stunning example of a flagship Chinese phablet, however it is just to damn big! I can get on board with the 6.33-inch display, but why do we need a 8.95mm thick phone when such a small battery has been used? And why was it not possible to make the rear camera fit flush with the body?

With an overall width of 83.5mm and a thickness of nearly 9mm, the Le Max isn’t only just too big for most people to hold comfortably but it is also quite tricky to find a pocket where you can easily stow it. While it does fit in a jeans pocket (just) it is much better to keep the phone in your bag, but then it’s not convenient to get at while walking around town.

In my opinion I don’t think LeTV have designed this as a phone made to be used outside as a main device. I feel that they have designed this to be a content viewing product that also happens to have call features. This would explain why they felt they don’t need to make it so compact and also helps to explain the small battery as you will never be too far from a mains socket.

LeTV Le Max Review – Display

Stunning! The display is stunning! It’s clear to me that LeTV have designed the Le Max for content consumption and while it is hard to justify a 2K panel to everyone, it’s hard not to be impressed by the beauty of this screen.

The clarity, speed and colour reproduction of the 6.33-inch panel is fantastic. Playing games and watching movies is a visual feast! Having a panel of this size is immersive, you can enjoy fine details and clarity that you just can’t experience on other phones.

Like many other phones of this year, the Le Max does have black borders around the main touch area. They measure just 1.6mm, and don’t detract from the design.

LeTV Le Max Review – Performance

The LeTV Le Maxi is a powerhouse. The phone uses a Snapdragon 810 chipset, with Adreno 430 GPU and 4GB RAM for astonishing gaming performance. Those specs are similar to the OnePlus 2, so it comes as no surprise that it’s a great performer.

Performance is just something you don’t need to worry about on the Le Max, this phablet will handle anything you throw at it. If you are a heavy gamer of hardcore titles then this is the set up for you. An amazing screen, and killer performance.

LeTV Le Max Review – Hardware

LeTV made sure the LeMax was a feature packed device and have loaded it with a ton of hardware items that will aid your content consumption and improve the experience. As the phone is meant for movies and gaming the minimum amount of storage is 32GB, there is also a 64GB version available too and even a massive 128GB version. With that 2560 x 1440 display and support for 4K wireless HDMI, you are going to want the most storage available too you so you can load up on ultra high-definition content.

Plug in earphones and you will get goosebumps! The audio is addictive!

Audio is another area that LeTV have taken very seriously. I have already been impressed by the audio on the LeTV Le 1 but the Le Max takes it to another level. The LeMax features “Le Hifi” and dedicated LeTV-HQ7A chip and low-dropout linear regulator. Basically all this does is reduce background noise and distortion leaving you to concentrate on your music/movie.

Music through the external speakers is incredible! This is simply the best phone I have ever used for playing music through the built-in speakers. Plug in earphones and you will get goosebumps! The audio is addictive! For this alone I don’t want to send the Le Max back.

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A fingerprint scanner on the rear of the all metal phone keeps your data safe and secure and as you would expect it works flawlessly. Speed of recognition and unlock is uber fast, especially as this is a single touch unlock feature, meaning one touch will wake and unlock the phone (other device require the phone to be woken then unlocked making it a two-step process).

Now, let’s focus on the Elephant in the room, just how good is that 3500mAh battery? In all honesty I was expecting it to be terrible. A powerful chip, a lot of RAM, and huge high-resolution display seems like a recipe for battery disaster.

As the Le Max is designed for content consumption I tested the phone playing music videos from YouTube over WIFI through headphones. with screen brightness at half. With this as the main process and email and social apps running in the background I was getting just over 4 hours of screen on time. This is indoor use with WIFI only.

Using the phone as a daily driver I got well over 24 hours of battery life from a single charge, but the sheer size of the phone means I don’t use it as often as I do the OP2 or Le 1. The bulky Le Max spends most of the time in my backpack. It’s a pain to have to keep fishing it out every time you want to use it, but that’s the only comfortable way to carry it.

LeTV Le Max Review – Camera

The rear camera on the Le Max had me really excited. The sensor is a Sony IMX 230 21 mega-pixel camera with an F2.0 aperture. But in use I don’t like it all that much, and I much prefer the IMX214 on the Le 1, or more accurately the wider lens.

letv le max photo sample

My main reason for disliking the camera is the narrow angle of the lens. Taking a photo with the Le Max feels like you are stood right next to your subject and you end up missing details that frame the picture. The only way around this is to physically take a few steps back to get more in frame.

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Using the Le Max alongside of the Meizu MX5 and OnePlus 2 while in Berlin, I soon gave up on the Le Max. The OnePlus 2 and Meizu are able to capture more of a scene with their wider lens, but also the size of the Le Max means it just wasn’t comfortable to take photos with.

The sensor is feature packed and is cable of 4K video, slow motion etc, but the narrow angle lens is just a nightmare. Even without the lens issue camera performance doesn’t seem stable, and the sensor on the Le Max still needs optimisation. It reminds me a lot of the Meizu MX4. It is a capable shooter, it just needs more time to set up the shot.

LeTV Le Max Review – Gallery

LeTV Le Max Review – Specifications

Model: LeTV Max X900
Sim Card:
  • Dual Standby , MicroSIM + NanoSIM
Color: Silver | Golden
Capacity RAM: 4GB  LPDDR4 RAM

ROM: 32GB|64GB |128GB eMMC5.0

Multi-Languages English,Chinese
Chipset CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-core

G64 4×A57+4×A53

System EUI  base on Android Lollipop
Screen Display Size:6.33inch IPS Screen

Resolution: 2560*1440

Contrast :1300

Tonal range: 90%

Technology:464 ppi pixel density

Camera Rear Camera:  21MP camera f/2.0,

Sony Sensor IMX230

5312*3984@24fps,autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

Front Camera:  4MP front camera with large 2-micron pixels

Video Capture: Ultra High-Definition video,720P@120fps,1080P@60fps, 4K@30fps

Others: Angle 81°

Network and Wireless Connectivity 4G: FDD – LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz

3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz

WIFI :802.11ac/a/b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz Dual Bands

support APT-X Techonology,Wi-Fi hot ,Wi-Fi Display,WLAN direct,DLAN Direct

GPS:GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/Beidou

Bluetooth: V4.1

Support NFC

Battery capacity and life Non-removable 3400mAh lithium-ion battery

Standby Time: About 2~3 days

Others: USB2.0,Type-C

3.5 mm headphone jack

MHL 2.0

Wireless HDMI

Sensor Gyro, Light sensor , Gravity, Proximity, Compass, Hall sensors, Barometer
Hi-Fi System ESS
Multi-media  Video:

 H.265(HEVC),H.264,H.263,MPEG-4,MPEG-2,VP9,VP8

MP4,3GP,3GP2,MKV,AVI,ASF,Xvid,FLV,Ts,Webm

Audio: 

AAC/AAC+/eAAC+,MP3,AMR,MIDI,PCM,OGG,FLAC,AC3/EAC3,DTS-HD

AAC,MP3,WAV,AMR,FLAC,MIDI,OGG

Others:Dolby Audio,DTS Headphone:X™,LeHiFi Technology

Size Dimensions: 167.1 x 83.5 x 8.95mm

Net Weight:  204g

LeTV Le Max Review – Conclusion

What I love about the LeTV Le Max is the beautiful display, wonderful all alloy build, insane performance and audio features. What I don’t like is the rear camera lens, and the physical size of the device. I am 100% sure the LeTV could have made the Max thinner and more comfortable to handle, it’s not like they need the bulky body for a massive battery, and why they have made the camera protrude I just don’t know.

If you love music, video and gaming then the Le Max is still a really amazing prospect, the audio alone is so mind-blowing that I would buy the phone for myself if it wasn’t for one simple fact, the Le Pro. LeTV already have the Le Pro with the same hardware, the same killer audio specs, but in a more compact design that I could actually use everyday.

Although I still use my OnePlus 2 as a daily driver, I am not at all impressed with the audio on it, so if the Le Pro can deliver the same performance and audio as the Le Max I might make the switch, my only concern is the camera.

Thanks to LeTV for sending me the Le Max for review (which we won’t be keeping) and for anyone wanting to buy any of the LeTV phone range you can do so through Shop.GizChina.Com.

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102 Comments

  1. xi7
    October 5, 2015

    camera hardware imx230, 8,5 but camera software 3,5.

  2. Charlles Costa
    October 5, 2015

    Hello Andi, what a nice review again! I I have the LeTV One too and love it. Great camera, good sound quality during calls and music listening. The thing which is annoying me most is the battery life, which isn’t great comparing with my Meizu M2 Note. Do you have the same problems with yours( previous) 2 LeTV?

    • October 5, 2015

      hi, i’ve been pretty impressed with my Le 1 battery life, but I don’t play games generally, just camera email, messages etc

      • balcobomber25
        October 5, 2015

        What happened to Yash? Havent seen him post anything in awhile.

        • October 5, 2015

          He was on holiday last week, back today

      • jony_overlord
        October 5, 2015

        can u tell us hows the SoC in games, it heats alot or something?

        • Cruise Deshevy
          October 5, 2015

          I bought the Letv Max which uses the Snapdragon 810 and I experience no throttling unless I’m running the Dolphin emulator then it simply turns off the A57 cores and no noticeable heating occurs with regular Android games even after hours of playing Asphalt 8, Chaos Rings 3, Dead Trigger 2

  3. Sain H
    October 5, 2015

    How about the temperature andi? Will you review the Le 1 Pro. im Waiting for mi4c review. I like the way you reviewed phones especially on the sound department reviewers always miss the sound part

    • Stiven
      October 5, 2015

      I’m also interested about mi4c, particularly in camera capabilities in manual mod… does anyone knows does it have long exposure like 10,15,20. sec

      • Sain H
        October 5, 2015

        Yea mi4c is a almost got everything right as an upper midranger if not because the limited 16gb variant. 32gb variant does available but need to add more cash wish it had the microsdslot

  4. balcobomber25
    October 5, 2015

    The wide lens of the MX5 is one of my favorite things about that camera, it’s amazing how much that lens can capture.

    • xi7
      October 5, 2015

      lol really ? i have seen review camera , very very weak. below the letv ! – I do not know what really believes is good

      • Dante
        October 5, 2015

        It is actually really good – Just needs time to fiddle with

        • xi7
          October 5, 2015

          https://youtu.be/Y1hy7tcvHL0 – nah… score 5 max

          • Dante
            October 7, 2015

            I didnt understand anything he said – Not all of the population knows hindi – This is an international forum and its oficiall language is english i may do posts in my language too so i dont give a Fk

      • balcobomber25
        October 6, 2015

        And I have personally used it and the LeTV, they are both very good.

  5. Rob
    October 5, 2015

    I’ve been eyeing up this phone for a while Andi and thought you had forgotten to post the review! Unlike you the size doesn’t bother me too much as audio/visual is my biggest concern which this seems to do well. My only worry is the camera as this is also important to me, also does this phone get very hot? It’s the first review of a phone equipped with an SD810 that I’ve read that doesn’t mention the temperature!! I’m assuming that’s a good sign though. Lastly, will you be doing a review of the Qiku Q Terra as that looks even more interesting than this phone with a slightly smaller 6″ footprint, you don’t seem to ever mention anything made by Coolpad even though they are one of the largest Chinese phone manufacturers.

    • October 7, 2015

      Hi, it gets warm but not really hot. Camera is ok, I suppose it depends on what you are use to. The speeds is faster than the Honor 6 Plus that’s for sure, I think the 6+ gets better details though. Not sure I’ll be reviewing that, but I can ask around and try and get one.

      • Rob
        October 7, 2015

        Thanks Andi, that would be great if you could. Really want to order a phone before Xmas with a 6″+ screen.

  6. slartiblart
    October 5, 2015

    Good review Andi. I was going to buy this. I’ve sold my dearest beloved honor 6 plus and now I’m going to buy the letv s1 pro(sd810) . am I doing the right thing Andi?

  7. Lars
    October 5, 2015

    If the camera is not that great why rate it 8.5? To me 8.5 is a very good score so without reading the full review and just looking at the ratings I would assume it has a great camera. Based on the images and your comments I would expect a 7 or 7.5.

    • Cruise Deshevy
      October 8, 2015

      The camera is great it just doesn’t have a wide lens in comparison to other comparable products on the market.

      Other than the lens it matches all other mentioned better cameras listed.

      If a wide angle lens is not needed for you then you will find the camera to be amazing.

  8. xi7
    October 5, 2015

    camera hardware imx230, 8,5 but camera software 3,5.

  9. Charlles Costa
    October 5, 2015

    Hello Andi, what a nice review again! I I have the LeTV One too and love it. Great camera, good sound quality during calls and music listening. The thing which is annoying me most is the battery life, which isn’t great comparing with my Meizu M2 Note. Do you have the same problems with yours( previous) 2 LeTV?

    • Andi Sykes
      October 5, 2015

      hi, i’ve been pretty impressed with my Le 1 battery life, but I don’t play games generally, just camera email, messages etc

    • balcobomber25
      October 5, 2015

      What happened to Yash? Havent seen him post anything in awhile.

    • Andi Sykes
      October 5, 2015

      He was on holiday last week, back today

    • jony_overlord
      October 5, 2015

      can u tell us hows the SoC in games, it heats alot or something?

    • Cruise Deshevy
      October 5, 2015

      I bought the Letv Max which uses the Snapdragon 810 and I experience no throttling unless I’m running the Dolphin emulator then it simply turns off the A57 cores and no noticeable heating occurs with regular Android games even after hours of playing Asphalt 8, Chaos Rings 3, Dead Trigger 2

  10. Sain H
    October 5, 2015

    How about the temperature andi? Will you review the Le 1 Pro. im Waiting for mi4c review. I like the way you reviewed phones especially on the sound department reviewers always miss the sound part

    • Stiven
      October 5, 2015

      I’m also interested about mi4c, particularly in camera capabilities in manual mod… does anyone knows does it have long exposure like 10,15,20. sec

    • Sain H
      October 5, 2015

      Yea mi4c is a almost got everything right as an upper midranger if not because the limited 16gb variant. 32gb variant does available but need to add more cash wish it had the microsdslot

  11. Muhammad Yasir
    October 5, 2015

    this thing costs a FREAKING FORTUNE and they got the camera all wrong ?!

    • Tajwar
      October 5, 2015

      AGREED

    • Dante
      October 5, 2015

      The camera is great The only downside here is the angle isnt as big as the Mx5 or Le1 Because those have huge lens

  12. balcobomber25
    October 5, 2015

    The wide lens of the MX5 is one of my favorite things about that camera, it’s amazing how much that lens can capture.

    • xi7
      October 5, 2015

      lol really ? i have seen review camera , very very weak. below the letv ! – I do not know what really believes is good

    • Dante
      October 5, 2015

      It is actually really good – Just needs time to fiddle with

    • xi7
      October 5, 2015

      – nah… score 5 max , lazy software brand chinese dont need more than 5mpx. lost money with good hardware without brain…

    • balcobomber25
      October 6, 2015

      And I have personally used it and the LeTV, they are both very good.

    • Dante
      October 7, 2015

      I didnt understand anything he said – Not all of the population knows hindi – This is an international forum and its oficiall language is english i may do posts in my language too so i dont give a Fk

  13. xi7
    October 5, 2015

    best camera chinese today oneplus two, i have it my score 7/10. ominivision + purecel good but SD810 without 1080p@60fps , focus laser need improve , kernel need update it not run smooth enough , bad quality sensor fingerprint / home , battery 3.300mah max 7h.

  14. Rob
    October 5, 2015

    I’ve been eyeing up this phone for a while Andi and thought you had forgotten to post the review! Unlike you the size doesn’t bother me too much as audio/visual is my biggest concern which this seems to do well. My only worry is the camera as this is also important to me, also does this phone get very hot? It’s the first review of a phone equipped with an SD810 that I’ve read that doesn’t mention the temperature!! I’m assuming that’s a good sign though. Lastly, will you be doing a review of the Qiku Q Terra as that looks even more interesting than this phone with a slightly smaller 6″ footprint, you don’t seem to ever mention anything made by Coolpad even though they are one of the largest Chinese phone manufacturers.

    • Andi Sykes
      October 7, 2015

      Hi, it gets warm but not really hot. Camera is ok, I suppose it depends on what you are use to. The speeds is faster than the Honor 6 Plus that’s for sure, I think the 6+ gets better details though. Not sure I’ll be reviewing that, but I can ask around and try and get one.

    • Rob
      October 7, 2015

      Thanks Andi, that would be great if you could. Really want to order a phone before Xmas with a 6″+ screen.

  15. slartiblart
    October 5, 2015

    Good review Andi. I was going to buy this. I’ve sold my dearest beloved honor 6 plus and now I’m going to buy the letv s1 pro(sd810) . am I doing the right thing Andi?

  16. Tajwar
    October 5, 2015

    Wow the camera has to be really bad for Andi to be like
    “and Oh there is a camera too, I mean every phone has it” :p

    • October 7, 2015

      It’s not bad, just not that great for the cost of the phone.

      • Tajwar
        October 7, 2015

        How does it stack up vs the mi note camera?

  17. Guest
    October 5, 2015

    Hello Andi.
    Do you maybe have any information about LeTv 1 with 64GB? Will there be one?
    I’d buy it ASAP because 32GB isn’t enough for me, I need an SD card slot or at least 64GB of inbuilt storage. I don’t want SD810 and also the Pro version is too expensive.

  18. Lars
    October 5, 2015

    If the camera is not that great why rate it 8.5? To me 8.5 is a very good score so without reading the full review and just looking at the ratings I would assume it has a great camera. Based on the images and your comments I would expect a 7 or 7.5.

    • Cruise Deshevy
      October 8, 2015

      The camera is great it just doesn’t have a wide lens in comparison to other comparable products on the market.

      Other than the lens it matches all other mentioned better cameras listed.

      If a wide angle lens is not needed for you then you will find the camera to be amazing.

  19. Cruise Deshevy
    October 5, 2015

    I don’t quite understand the dislike of the camera here its far better than even my old Nokia 1520. When you are taking a picture why wouldn’t you want it to be a closer shot rather than having to move forward.

    • October 7, 2015

      A wider lens is always going to be better. Chances are you can always get closer to an object, but you don’t always have the space/safety to move back. For example you are on a ferry taking a photo of the shore. With a wide lens you can get the whole shot in, with a narrow lens you have to back all the way up to the cabin to take the shot and then you still miss some of the features. That’s the issue with the Le Max. The sensor is super, the lens isn’t.

      • Cruise Deshevy
        October 8, 2015

        This is fair enough I suppose but I guess it comes down to personal preference in this case as I prefer to get more close-up pictures myself due to my inability to get closer to the objects I take pictures of.

        Examples like getting closer pictures of lizards , birds , trees etc where I would like closer shots without having to be really stealthy or creative on my approach.

        • October 9, 2015

          Yup, in this case the Le Max’s narrow lens would be an advantage

          • Luis Amaral
            July 22, 2016

            Andi do you have an example of a shot taken at the same time by the letv max and another camera just so that i can see the difference?
            It would help us decide if its an issue or not.

      • chochweet
        February 1, 2016

        well, there cud be many other means to capture the wide shots if u r really interested in it…. less lens angles doesnt bother much as all the mobile comes with the feature called panorama…… once the lens sensor is great, u can have better pictures without a doubt,…. the clicker just need to be more thoughtful in using the features of the camera

  20. Guest
    October 5, 2015

    this thing costs a FREAKING FORTUNE and they got the camera all wrong ?!

    • Tajwar
      October 5, 2015

      AGREED

    • Dante
      October 5, 2015

      The camera is great The only downside here is the angle isnt as big as the Mx5 or Le1 Because those have huge lens

  21. xi7
    October 5, 2015

    best camera chinese today oneplus two, i have it my score 7/10. ominivision + purecel good but SD810 without 1080p@60fps , focus laser need improve , kernel need update it not run smooth enough , bad quality sensor fingerprint / home , battery 3.300mah max 7h.

  22. Tajwar
    October 5, 2015

    Wow the camera has to be really bad for Andi to be like
    “and Oh there is a camera too, I mean every phone has it” :p

    • Andi Sykes
      October 7, 2015

      It’s not bad, just not that great for the cost of the phone.

    • Tajwar
      October 7, 2015

      How does it stack up vs the mi note camera?

    • Andi Sykes
      October 8, 2015

      mi note is better

  23. Guest
    October 5, 2015

    Hello Andi.
    Do you maybe have any information about LeTv 1 with 64GB? Will there be one?
    I’d buy it ASAP because 32GB isn’t enough for me, I need an SD card slot or at least 64GB of inbuilt storage. I don’t want SD810 and also the Pro version is too expensive.

  24. Cruise Deshevy
    October 5, 2015

    I don’t quite understand the dislike of the camera here its far better than even my old Nokia 1520. When you are taking a picture why wouldn’t you want it to be a closer shot rather than having to move forward.

    • Andi Sykes
      October 7, 2015

      A wider lens is always going to be better. Chances are you can always get closer to an object, but you don’t always have the space/safety to move back. For example you are on a ferry taking a photo of the shore. With a wide lens you can get the whole shot in, with a narrow lens you have to back all the way up to the cabin to take the shot and then you still miss some of the features. That’s the issue with the Le Max. The sensor is super, the lens isn’t.

    • Cruise Deshevy
      October 8, 2015

      This is fair enough I suppose but I guess it comes down to personal preference in this case as I prefer to get more close-up pictures myself due to my inability to get closer to the objects I take pictures of.

      Examples like getting closer pictures of lizards , birds , trees etc where I would like closer shots without having to be really stealthy or creative on my approach.

    • Andi Sykes
      October 9, 2015

      Yup, in this case the Le Max’s narrow lens would be an advantage

    • Guest
      February 1, 2016

      well, there cud be many other means to capture the wide shots if u r really interested in it…. less lens angles doesnt bother much as all the mobile comes with the feature called panorama…… once the lens sensor is great, u can have better pictures without a doubt,…. the clicker just need to be more thoughtful in using the features of the camera

    • Luis Amaral
      July 22, 2016

      Andi do you have an example of a shot taken at the same time by the letv max and another camera just so that i can see the difference?
      It would help us decide if its an issue or not.

  25. Venci
    October 6, 2015

    Please make a review of Letv le 1 Pro!

  26. Venci
    October 6, 2015

    Please make a review of Letv le 1 Pro!

  27. jony_overlord
    October 8, 2015

    I wonder if these LeTv phones will receive 6.0 android or will get stuck to lollipop?

    • Tony
      October 9, 2015

      Yeah. Would like to know too. It seems Letv are trying to make a good impression, so remain hopeful.

  28. valmiki
    October 8, 2015

    Hi andi.. Just wanted to know.. How does the camera in le1pro stack up against the max.. Same technical issues?? Also how does the camera hande low light situations, I’m particularly interestd in pics of fireworks at night.. Do u feel ill be able to get good pics? With the letv pro??

  29. jony_overlord
    October 8, 2015

    I wonder if these LeTv phones will receive 6.0 android or will get stuck to lollipop?

    • Tony
      October 9, 2015

      Yeah. Would like to know too. It seems Letv are trying to make a good impression, so remain hopeful.

  30. valmiki
    October 8, 2015

    Hi andi.. Just wanted to know.. How does the camera in le1pro stack up against the max.. Same technical issues?? Also how does the camera hande low light situations, I’m particularly interestd in pics of fireworks at night.. Do u feel ill be able to get good pics? With the letv pro??

  31. 2jono
    October 8, 2015

    Hi Andy love your reviews )
    Can you say how much better is the letv max external speakers over the letv pro’s ?
    As i like to listen without headphones at times
    Cheers

  32. 2jono
    October 8, 2015

    Hi Andy love your reviews )
    Can you say how much better is the letv max external speakers over the letv pro’s ?
    As i like to listen without headphones at times
    Cheers

  33. Tony
    October 9, 2015

    Soooo tempted. Between this an Nexus 6p at the moment. I’ve found this available for as low as £353.32. Gizchina are tempting though at £390 and from EU to avoid import fees and duty. Still is a lot for a phone which probably won’t be covered by my insurance should I break it 🙁 If only the Pro had NFC. Waiting for Barclays NFC payments (or google pay) but there is a chance the Barclays won’t like this device and also don’t work on rooted devices. Will take a look at the Qiku Q Terra mentioned here too though.

  34. Tony
    October 9, 2015

    Soooo tempted. Between this an Nexus 6p at the moment. I’ve found this available for as low as £353.32. Gizchina are tempting though at £390 and from EU to avoid import fees and duty. Still is a lot for a phone which probably won’t be covered by my insurance should I break it 🙁 If only the Pro had NFC. Waiting for Barclays NFC payments (or google pay) but there is a chance the Barclays won’t like this device and also don’t work on rooted devices. Will take a look at the Qiku Q Terra mentioned here too though.

  35. Ionut Niculita
    October 15, 2015

    can anyone confirm that LeTv phones will get 6.0 upgrades?

  36. Marcello23
    October 15, 2015

    why you didnt take a selfie picture to see how works his Front Camera..i have letv one and i love it but i dont like to much the front camera..my meizu mx4 pro has better front camera….

  37. Ionut Niculita
    October 15, 2015

    can anyone confirm that LeTv phones will get 6.0 upgrades?

  38. Marcello23
    October 15, 2015

    why you didnt take a selfie picture to see how works the Front Camera..i have letv one and i love it but i dont like to much the front camera..my meizu mx4 pro has better front camera….

  39. Aaron Kaz
    October 20, 2015

    Should I buy the letv Max, pro or Meizu mx5???

    • Atul Bachhav (ATLEE)
      August 23, 2016

      dont go for letv max…

      This is a pathetic Phone and Pathetic company of china who is selling in india without a proper service center and without any technical support…

      I have purchased the highend product of Letv Lemax 128GB phone on 1st April, within 4 months the phone got hanged and didnt started, I sent the phone to service center and after 15 days, I got a call from service center saying that products parts are not available due to which we will be refunding your 80% money. This is such a bad company which is giving 80% money back, where I have spent 37000 rupees phone on top of that for the safety, I have bought its screen guard and cover worth Rs. 2000.

      This company of china is fraud and need to be pull out from India

  40. Aaron Kaz
    October 20, 2015

    Should I buy the letv Max, pro or Meizu mx5???

  41. Игорь
    December 6, 2015

    Он лучший!

  42. Guest
    December 6, 2015

    Он лучший!

  43. afghanPower
    January 20, 2016

    Great review!

    ps.. You wrote “marekt” instead of “market” 😉

  44. Eric PK
    January 20, 2016

    Does it have fast charge?
    What about SD cards?

  45. afghanPower
    January 20, 2016

    Great review!

    ps.. You wrote “marekt” instead of “market” 😉

  46. Eric PK
    January 20, 2016

    Does it have fast charge?
    What about SD cards?

  47. Atul Bachhav (ATLEE)
    August 23, 2016

    This is a pathetic Phone and Pathetic company of china who is selling in india without a proper service center and without any technical support…

    I have purchased the highend product of Letv Lemax 128GB phone on 1st April, within 4 months the phone got hanged and didnt started, I sent the phone to service center and after 15 days, I got a call from service center saying that products parts are not available due to which we will be refunding your 80% money. This is such a bad company which is giving 80% money back, where I have spent 37000 rupees phone on top of that for the safety, I have bought its screen guard and cover worth Rs. 2000.

    This company of china is fraud and need to be pull out from India

  48. Sergiu Moldovan
    February 8, 2017

    Man,this phone left me totally speechless and this in 2017. Everything from the screen which has a color reproduction very close to Amoled screens, to the camera and the incredible speed in literally everything.I once thought that only Iphone with it’s IOS can open apps in an instant without hanging,but Lemax just redefines the speed in Android.The screen is pure joy to look at with its 2k marvelous colors. And the SOUND ! I am an audiophile and I listen to trance and EDM and I can tell you the DAC in this phone outperforms Asus Xonar U3 external usb DAC. I am over the moon with the quality this incredible DAC delivers.The level of detail in every sound frequency without any equalizing procedures is mind-blowing. It is a custom specialized with low-dropout regulators,used to reduce background noise,almost to null.The name of the DAC is LeTV-HQ7A. Before owning this phone I had other smartphones with or without dedicated DAC and I needed Viper4android app and root in order to amplify and make the sound more rich. I will not use this app anymore because this DAC is tuned to perfection by AKG. I had to flash the Android 6 manually and to root to get rid of all the bulky chinese apps that are pre-installed by letv, but whoever buys chinese phones should be able to perform these procedures. The battery is not bad even though maybe 4000 Mah battery would have been better. I just do not understand why Letv now Leeco decided not to include this fantastic sound in their latest devices and get rid of the 3.5 mm jack. Maybe we can make them change their mind and include this in their upcoming devices.

  49. Sergiu Moldovan
    February 8, 2017

    Man,this phone left me totally speechless and this in 2017. Everything from the screen which has a color reproduction very close to Amoled screens, to the camera and the incredible speed in literally everything.I once thought that only Iphone with it’s IOS can open apps in an instant without hanging,but Lemax just redefines the speed in Android.The screen is pure joy to look at with its 2k marvelous colors. And the SOUND ! I am an audiophile and I listen to trance and EDM and I can tell you the DAC in this phone outperforms Asus Xonar U3 external usb DAC. I am over the moon with the quality this incredible DAC delivers.The level of detail in every sound frequency without any equalizing procedures is mind-blowing. It is a custom specialized with low-dropout regulators,used to reduce background noise,almost to null.The name of the DAC is LeTV-HQ7A. Before owning this phone I had other smartphones with or without dedicated DAC and I needed Viper4android app and root in order to amplify and make the sound more rich. I will not use this app anymore because this DAC is tuned to perfection by AKG. I had to flash the Android 6 manually and to root to get rid of all the bulky chinese apps that are pre-installed by letv, but whoever buys chinese phones should be able to perform these procedures. The battery is not bad even though maybe 4000 Mah battery would have been better. I just do not understand why Letv now Leeco decided not to include this fantastic sound in their latest devices and get rid of the 3.5 mm jack. Maybe we can make them change their mind and include this in their upcoming devices.