Letv Le 1s full specifications (and pricing)


Only moments back, the Letv Le 1s went official (along with some other Letv stuff). Like the first generation Le 1, the Le 1s is a super tempting affair… here’s why.

One, it’s high-end-ish specifications (‘ish’ only because it doesn’t cost $800) and two, because it’s going to be very affordable for what it offers.

Lets get on with it then, and go through the specifications and pricing real quick.

Letv Le 1s: Specifications

Model Letv Le 1s
SIM Dual SIM dual 4G standby
Color Golden
Capacity RAM: 3GB

ROM: 32GB (no microSD slot)

Language Multi Language
Chipset CPU: MediaTek MT6795T Helio X10 octa-core 2.2GHz
GPU Power VR G6200 GPU
System EUI 5.5 (Android 5.1)
Screen Display size: 5.5-inches

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels

Cameras Rear: 13 mega-pixel with PDAF, 0.9 second focus

Front: 5 mega-pixel

Network and Wireless Connectivity 2G, 3G, 4G networks: TBA

WIFI : 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz)

Battery capacity Non-removable 3000mAh; 5-minute charge gives 3.5 hours of talktime
Body 7.5mm thick
Other 24W/3A fast charging, USB Type-C

As you can clearly see, there isn’t a massive difference with regards to specifications when you pit the Le 1s against the first-gen Le 1… the Le 1 can be thought of as a more refined version of the Le 1.

However, it’s the pricing that Letv have gotten right with the Le 1s.

Letv Le 1s: Pricing

Letv 1s 1_result

The Le 1s is a mere 1,099 Yuan ($172) in China, which in most books is serious value proposition. A majority of you folks reading this will however be interested in export prices, i.e., prices offered by resellers for the Le 1s. I’m guessing they’ll hover around the $210-220 mark in the initial months, and with more competition come down to $200.

Who’s getting a Le 1s here, and what phone are you ready to give up for one?

Previous Letv Le 1s goes official along with a new Letv smartcar, 4K 3D TV and more
Next ZUK Z1 Review - A lot of hardware at a good price

252 Comments

  1. October 27, 2015

    LeTV Le 1s or the Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

    • jolu
      October 27, 2015

      I would go for the Le 1s, it’s cheaper and it doesn’t come from samsung (I’m not a fan of Apple or Samsung)

      • October 27, 2015

        I am not really a fan of Sammy either. But I am looking at functionality (because of the Stylus pen input). Alternatively, I can get the LeTV Le 1s and add the remaining money to getting a Cube i7 Stylus Tablet.

        Yep, thats a win … haha. Thanks for the advice buddy 🙂

        • jolu
          October 27, 2015

          Keep in mind that Samsung has the multiwindow which can be useful depending on your needs. I have a samsung g4 tab built in my car (multiwindow was the reason to choose a sammie tablet. 1.navigation and 2. spotify)

          • Stef
            October 27, 2015

            Windows is not that good for tablet use though. Especially if one’s caring for media consumption, so I’m not sure if whether a tablet comes with Windows is actually a feature or a damning aspect (it depends on use patterns).

            • Vlada
              October 27, 2015

              Cube i7 Stylus is more like a small laptop if you get the keyboard case with it. Without it, the tablet is not useful at all (just like any other Windows tablet). The touch friendly part of Windows is crap with no applications and the desktop part is difficult to use without keyboard and touchpad.

              The big advantage of Cube i7 Stylus is that you can also install desktop Linux on it. Currently I use Kubuntu 15.10. Everything works fine except of bluetooth. I had to install WiFi driver manually and now I have to find out what to do with the BT module.

            • Stef
              October 27, 2015

              Well android tablets have that use too. My Note tab runs Lubuntu for years. The added benefit I have is that I also run touch optimized apps when I disconnect my keyboard. (gets back to android).

  2. Atomicrus
    October 27, 2015

    I wish i could have black front( BAYMAX upper design is real hesitating

  3. vijay sud
    October 27, 2015

    They would do well to get this to India..and fast..at 11 to 12k..they would have a field day of huge mid market.

  4. jolu
    October 27, 2015

    I’m getting one to replace or use together with my Zuk Z1

  5. coolgreek
    October 27, 2015

    LETV L1s vs L1… Same cpu (just clocked a bit higher at 2,2Ghz vs the 2,0Ghz of the L1), storage (3gb ram for both, the L1 also had a version of 32gb internal storage as well as a smaller of 16gb), screen, battery, camera (not sure the L1 had PDAF though).
    The biggest difference i see is the smaller bezzels and the fingerprint sensor…

    • Steven
      October 27, 2015

      And also that it is now made out of metal and much nicer looking (imo)

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 27, 2015

      and it has fast charging, i think thats a major win for this phone

  6. DC
    October 27, 2015

    No mention of expandable memory so I guess not and what about LeHifi ?

    • jolu
      October 27, 2015

      On their site they mention it as the le music 1s. This has to do with either that you receive a trial subscription or that it has leHiFi. I’m hoping for both or atleast the lehifi since the music plan will probably be mainland China only.

    • Tony
      October 27, 2015

      ^^^This plus NFC? If it has LeHifi and NFC, Its a killer

    • Koen De Croo
      October 27, 2015

      I saw pictures on a chinese site and it is dual sim or single sim + micro sd card

  7. MaxPower
    October 27, 2015

    i guess i won’t be waiting for MI5 and I’ll get this beauty.
    I know, MI5 might be another league but this one satisfy all my needs.

    • jolu
      October 27, 2015

      I’m getting this one to play with while waiting on the Mi5 xd

  8. MaxPower
    October 27, 2015

    LeTV just kicked Meizu in the mouth with this phone.

    • Sirrr
      October 27, 2015

      I don’t know why but seems that Meizu is lately one step behind with launches and prices.

      • Guaire
        October 27, 2015

        I guess nobody could have predict that anyone could have dare to release such a good budget phablet. LeTV said that this phone’s material costs is $206.

        Also seems like it’s gonna disrupt sales of Redmi Note 2 too.

        • Joel Adames
          October 27, 2015

          What would they mean material cost???

          • Guaire
            October 27, 2015

            Total costs of components plus assembling. Bill of materials (BOM).

            • RoS
              October 27, 2015

              So how they earn on it (they must somehow) ? by letv stream (I don’t know it’s payable or not) ?

            • Guaire
              October 27, 2015

              Yeah, plus from their own app market and cloud services I guess.

      • Dennis
        October 27, 2015

        Don’t forget that Meizu just sells Phones and has to life and to calculate only with that. LeTV earns its money with tv streaming and Xiaomi with selling everything.

  9. Achilles
    October 27, 2015

    Great,
    LETV X600 is a real sexy beast but a bit thick,
    this one doesn’t have this flaw and it’s quite cheap too.
    My next phone!

  10. mustafa mustafa
    October 27, 2015

    can it record 4k video ?

  11. Jocke
    October 27, 2015

    No info when this phone start selling???

  12. Tony
    October 27, 2015

    Slightly disappointed this isn’t Marshmallow out of the traps

  13. bobbybrit
    October 27, 2015

    Can anyone tell me if the 4g will work on all U.K mobile networks?

    • Bility
      October 27, 2015

      Maybe EE or Vodafone but not O2 because I have Le1 and that will work on EE or Vodafone. I am on Giffgaff which uses O2 but I am very satisfy with my 3G Internet speed even though it’s not 4G. Hope that helps.

      • Joel Adames
        October 27, 2015

        That is if this has the same set of bands as that other phone you mention

        • Bility
          October 28, 2015

          Yes they do have the same spec apart from the fingerprint sensor .

    • Mo
      October 27, 2015

      works perfectly fine with ee. EE use all four bands 1/3/7/20 but mainly run on band 1800 which is band 7 i think so you fine with ee.

  14. Stef
    October 27, 2015

    Great that they managed to keep the low (for a 5.5 incher) width, despite making it thinner.
    Apart from those it’s almost a repeat of Le One (X600). In other words if you can find Le One for $50 less buy that instead, if they’re closer than $20-$30 then prefer the 1S…

    • Sirrr
      October 27, 2015

      thinner, but a bit taller as well…

      • Stef
        October 27, 2015

        Well , I think width is a bit more important for handling. Seeing that it was thinner I feared that they did what many phone makers do, sacrifice ergonomy for looks, but thankfully they did so ever slightly (slightly taller).

  15. Dalibor Pencik
    October 27, 2015

    if there will be good 4G coverage (band 1/3/7/8/20) i will switch to it from alcatel Idol3 (5.5) with no hassle.

  16. Greg
    October 27, 2015

    looking for cameras on the new and old version , and I hope it still have OIS ??? Dual led from previous one changed to single led in new model

    • Guaire
      October 27, 2015

      No OIS.

  17. Guaire
    October 27, 2015

    Best budget phablet ever on the paper.

    I felt sorry for Meizu and Xiaomi.

  18. Koen De Croo
    October 27, 2015

    is there NFC on this phone?

    • Tony
      October 27, 2015

      I suspect not, but if they hope to break into western markets, there really should be.

      • Koen De Croo
        October 27, 2015

        I agree, only highend china phone I have seen with this is the new Meizu Pro 5, but pricing…

        • amirexpress.ir
          October 27, 2015

          no,zte nubia z9 max has NFC and it is around for a long time.

          • Koen De Croo
            October 28, 2015

            yes, but this is also a very pricy one.

  19. Brooklyn701
    October 27, 2015

    Thank God they went for FHD. 2K would have ruined it completely. The only thing I hope is that the Notification LED is multicolor now and the Buttons below are backlit in a better manner. Those are in my opinion the only two faults the Le1 has….

    Bad 20 I think is highly unlikely…even if some don’t want to hear that…

  20. Mo
    October 27, 2015

    shut up and take my money

  21. Julian
    October 27, 2015

    Simple answer: elephone p6000.

    • dazed1
      October 27, 2015

      LOL

    • October 27, 2015

      Cool. The P6000 is actually a decent phone, my dad’s been using once since it came out.

  22. Yury
    October 27, 2015

    LeTV claims it’s actually selling the $173 handset at loss, with the bill of materials coming in at $206.

  23. Sain H
    October 27, 2015

    Hi ANDI!! YOU MUST REVIEW THIS BEAST ASAP

    • Jean Carlo Palmisano Rademaker
      October 28, 2015

      I second that!! I was really impressed with the review of the X600 model thanks to Andi. 🙂

  24. Young
    October 27, 2015

    This is really a fabulous device to own. Too sad it’s 5.5 inch. I prefer 5 inch.

    • October 27, 2015

      Too few of us left, it seems.

    • Josef Izchaki
      October 28, 2015

      Then buy the Bluboo xtouch an amazing phone with 5.0″ at an amazing price

    • Hiwyx
      October 29, 2015

      I believe this is a technical reason that chinese phone makers only focus on 5.5
      It’s easy to fit powerful Soc, big battery in a big body. No need of big optimization there.

      Premium brands like apple and Sony can do it as their software are better optimized and allow lower battery size.

      Even the Bluboo Xtouch has a medium Soc compared to this Letv.

  25. Muhammad Yasir
    October 27, 2015

    pricing is somewat reasonable !
    im IMPRESSED !

    • Tajwar
      October 27, 2015

      U buying it right?

      • Muhammad Yasir
        October 27, 2015

        time (and the magnitude of my pocket) will tell 😀 !

        • King
          October 27, 2015

          Come on buddy … u can do it. This is won’t hurt I am sure. The specs are right. Unless you have fetish for ROMs, this is the perfect phone. 🙂

        • Tajwar
          October 27, 2015

          I wish you well then! ☺

      • King
        October 27, 2015

        should have been … “please come to my country” 😉

        • Tajwar
          October 27, 2015

          lol ?

    • Joel Adames
      October 27, 2015

      gizchina.shop put up an AD saying LeTV 1S at $319.99 !!! WHAT !!!!????

      • Muhammad Yasir
        October 27, 2015

        the HORROR :@ !

  26. dazed1
    October 27, 2015

    How is this better then the RN2 or Meizu charm, when it has,

    Much worse software/updates
    Much worse reliability
    Much worse QC?

    I know it has more ram and its 32Gb, but still….

    • SnowyCat
      October 27, 2015

      thats the old one the normal le1, without fingerprint sensor 16gb and bigger bezels

      however to answer your questions sadly i dont know how the le1s will be but i know that the old le1 had way better camera than the redminote2 and m2 note and while the meizu m2note has awesome battery life the redmi note 2 has terrible battery life currently (maybe or probably will get fixed as it seems to be a software problem)

      i wont buy a meizu again problably..i’m way more happy with the mi4..flyme got tooo much downsides for me..while i loved the build of my old mx4 more.

      • dazed1
        October 27, 2015

        RN2 current battery (wake locks/standby drain are fixed on the .22 dev build, its fantastic and uber smooth. And today there was a global stable released, so there is that.

  27. Joel Adames
    October 27, 2015

    sorry Yash, for some reason the guys at gizchina.shop put up an AD saying LeTV

    1S at $319.99 !!! for all matters try to shine some ligth into the matter…

    please??? IS THAT A MISTAKE?????????

    • October 27, 2015

      I only deal with the editorial part on GizChina, sorry.

      To think of it, it looks like a placeholder till info on reseller pricing becomes clear.

      • Joel Adames
        October 27, 2015

        I know, but gosh I hoped they didn’t threw the punch that high of a price for a “placeholder” then. It could really scare many possible buyers not knowing about service, warranties and what not offered by them.

    • Steven
      October 27, 2015

      giztop have it for sale here http://www.giztop.com/letv/le-1s.html

      • Joel Adames
        October 27, 2015

        this is much better. is around USD$ 219.99 wich wont break the bank for me … thanks for cheering me up!!!

  28. E8hffff
    October 27, 2015

    They got the camera specs wrong.

  29. Michael Ogbonnaya
    October 27, 2015

    LeTV Le 1s or the Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

    • jolu
      October 27, 2015

      I would go for the Le 1s, it’s cheaper and it doesn’t come from samsung (I’m not a fan of Apple or Samsung)

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      October 27, 2015

      I am not really a fan of Sammy either. But I am looking at functionality (because of the Stylus pen input). Alternatively, I can get the LeTV Le 1s and add the remaining money to getting a Cube i7 Stylus Tablet.

      Yep, thats a win … haha. Thanks for the advice buddy 🙂

    • jolu
      October 27, 2015

      Keep in mind that Samsung has the multiwindow which can be useful depending on your needs. I have a samsung g4 tab built in my car (multiwindow was the reason to choose a sammie tablet. 1.navigation and 2. spotify)

      However if you choose the cube i7, you’ll get windows and wacom stylus combo. You should be getting more features.

    • Stef
      October 27, 2015

      Windows is not that good for tablet use though. Especially if one’s caring for media consumption, so I’m not sure if whether a tablet comes with Windows is actually a feature or a damning aspect (it depends on use patterns).

    • Vlada
      October 27, 2015

      Cube i7 Stylus is more like a small laptop if you get the keyboard case with it. Without it, the tablet is not useful at all (just like any other Windows tablet). The touch friendly part of Windows is crap with no applications and the desktop part is difficult to use without keyboard and touchpad.

      The big advantage of Cube i7 Stylus is that you can also install desktop Linux on it. Currently I use Kubuntu 15.10. Everything works fine except of bluetooth. I had to install WiFi driver manually and now I have to find out what to do with the BT module.

    • Stef
      October 27, 2015

      Well android tablets have that use too. My Note tab runs Lubuntu for years. The added benefit I have is that I also run touch optimized apps when I disconnect my keyboard. (gets back to android).

  30. Atomicrus
    October 27, 2015

    I wish i could have black front( BAYMAX upper design is real hesitating

  31. vijay sud
    October 27, 2015

    They would do well to get this to India..and fast..at 11 to 12k..they would have a field day of huge mid market.

  32. jolu
    October 27, 2015

    I’m getting one to replace or use together with my Zuk Z1

  33. coolgreek
    October 27, 2015

    LETV L1s vs L1… Same cpu (just clocked a bit higher at 2,2Ghz vs the 2,0Ghz of the L1), storage (3gb ram for both, the L1 also had a version of 32gb internal storage as well as a smaller of 16gb), screen, battery, camera (not sure the L1 had PDAF though).
    The biggest difference i see is the smaller bezzels and the fingerprint sensor…

    • Steven
      October 27, 2015

      And also that it is now made out of metal and much nicer looking (imo)

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 27, 2015

      and it has fast charging, i think thats a major win for this phone

  34. DC
    October 27, 2015

    No mention of expandable memory so I guess not and what about LeHifi ?

    • jolu
      October 27, 2015

      On their site they mention it as the le music 1s. This has to do with either that you receive a trial subscription or that it has leHiFi. I’m hoping for both or atleast the lehifi since the music plan will probably be mainland China only.

    • Tony
      October 27, 2015

      ^^^This plus NFC? If it has LeHifi and NFC, Its a killer

    • Koen De Croo
      October 27, 2015

      I saw pictures on a chinese site and it is dual sim or single sim + micro sd card

  35. MaxPower
    October 27, 2015

    i guess i won’t be waiting for MI5 and I’ll get this beauty.
    I know, MI5 might be another league but this one satisfy all my needs.

    • jolu
      October 27, 2015

      I’m getting this one to play with while waiting on the Mi5 xd

  36. MaxPower
    October 27, 2015

    LeTV just kicked Meizu in the mouth with this phone.

    • Sirrr
      October 27, 2015

      I don’t know why but seems that Meizu is lately one step behind with launches and prices.

    • Guaire
      October 27, 2015

      I guess nobody could have predict that anyone could have dare to release such a good budget phablet. LeTV said that this phone’s material costs is $206.

      Also seems like it’s gonna disrupt sales of Redmi Note 2 too.

    • Joel Adames
      October 27, 2015

      What would they mean material cost???

    • Guaire
      October 27, 2015

      Total costs of components plus assembling. Bill of materials (BOM).

    • Guest
      October 27, 2015

      Don’t forget that Meizu just sells Phones and has to life and to calculate only with that. LeTV earns its money with tv streaming and Xiaomi with selling everything.

    • Guest
      October 27, 2015

      So how they earn on it (they must somehow) ? by letv stream (I don’t know it’s payable or not) ?

    • Guaire
      October 27, 2015

      Yeah, plus from their own app market and cloud services I guess.

  37. Achilles
    October 27, 2015

    Great,
    LETV X600 is a real sexy beast but a bit thick,
    this one doesn’t have this flaw and it’s quite cheap too.
    My next phone!

  38. mustafa mustafa
    October 27, 2015

    can it record 4k video ?

  39. Guest
    October 27, 2015

    No info when this phone start selling???

  40. Tony
    October 27, 2015

    Slightly disappointed this isn’t Marshmallow out of the traps

  41. Dennis
    October 27, 2015

    + 151.1 X 74.2 X 7.5mm
    + 169g
    + Bezel: 2.4mm
    + WLANac (= 2.4G/5G)
    + USB2.0, Type-C
    + F2.0
    + 4160*3120@30fps
    + 4k/1080P@30fps
    +720P@120fps;1080P@60fps
    + eMMC5.0
    + FDD-LTE: B1/3/7

    Source: http://cn.lemall.com/le_1s/parameter.html

    • Jay
      October 30, 2015

      @yash3339:disqus, the Le1s specs page from LeTV here mentions the phone comes with dual band Wi-Fi and ac, where as you have mentioned 2.4GHz and b/g/n.

      You might want to correct that.

  42. Guest
    October 27, 2015

    Can anyone tell me if the 4g will work on all U.K mobile networks?

    • Bility
      October 27, 2015

      Maybe EE or Vodafone but not O2 because I have Le1 and that will work on EE or Vodafone. I am on Giffgaff which uses O2 but I am very satisfy with my 3G Internet speed even though it’s not 4G. Hope that helps.

    • Mo
      October 27, 2015

      works perfectly fine with ee. EE use all four bands 1/3/7/20 but mainly run on band 1800 which is band 7 i think so you fine with ee.

    • Joel Adames
      October 28, 2015

      That is if this has the same set of bands as that other phone you mention

    • Bility
      October 28, 2015

      Yes they do have the same spec apart from the fingerprint sensor .

  43. Stef
    October 27, 2015

    Great that they managed to keep the low (for a 5.5 incher) width, despite making it thinner.
    Apart from those it’s almost a repeat of Le One (X600). In other words if you can find Le One for $50 less buy that instead, if they’re closer than $20-$30 then prefer the 1S…

    • Sirrr
      October 27, 2015

      thinner, but a bit taller as well…

    • Stef
      October 27, 2015

      Well , I think width is a bit more important for handling. Seeing that it was thinner I feared that they did what many phone makers do, sacrifice ergonomy for looks, but thankfully they did so ever slightly (slightly taller).

  44. Dalibor Pencik
    October 27, 2015

    if there will be good 4G coverage (band 1/3/7/8/20) i will switch to it from alcatel Idol3 (5.5) with no hassle.

  45. Guest
    October 27, 2015

    looking for cameras on the new and old version , and I hope it still have OIS ??? Dual led from previous one changed to single led in new model

    • Guaire
      October 27, 2015

      No OIS.

  46. Mo
    October 27, 2015

    so letv 1s, redmi note 2, or meizu metal :S which one you guys recommend ?

    • Guaire
      October 27, 2015

      If you prefer replecable battery, external storage and community support Redmi Note 2 will be better choice..

      Meizu Metal for seamless design and most probably great battery life and considering its predecessors probably a bit better camera than Redmi Note 2. Downside is YunOS.

      Seems like this one brought a lot of features for the class first time and set the new standards.

      Do you want metal body, fingerprint scanner, thin body, super slim side bezels, good screen to body ratio, MHL 2.0, larger aperture from the competition for the back camera (that means better low light photography), phase detection auto focus, 4K 30fps video record, 720p 120fps video record, fast charge, fast storage for the class (eMMC 5.0), USB 2.0, Type-C connector, class K amplifier, Dirac sound, Dolby Audio, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM with super affordable price tag?

      • Allanitomwesh
        October 27, 2015

        Lol,why did you even mention the other phones bruh.

      • José
        October 28, 2015

        Hi, would you recommend the Mi4c in 3gb ram version? I am looking for a 5 inch size screen phone with a good community. Is the Mi4c a great value for the money? Thanks.

        • Guaire
          October 28, 2015

          Mi4c is unrivalled for the price. Xiaomi is a reliable Chinese company. You can decide yourself about community from the link below.

          http://en.miui.com/forum-85-1.html

          • José
            October 28, 2015

            Hi, thank you for your reply. I am facing the following dilemma.

            I really like the Black version of the Xiaomi MI4 with 3gb Ram which is sold on Ibuygou website for 210€ without shipping costs. I could also get the Black version of the MI4C with 3gb Ram and 32gb of storage at 233€ using a coupon (I didn’t count the shipping costs here). Both phones are amazing on the paper but I really don’t know which one I should buy. The original MI4 has only 16gb of storage (well in reality there is around 10gb of storage taking into account that the system is taking few gbs).

            The only version of the MI4 with 3gb of Ram is the wcdma version which imply that there is no LTE frequencies for europe. Moreover it doesn’t have an SD card slot for memory extension (same problem for the MI4C). However, the MI4C with 3gb Ram has 32gb of storage which might be more than enough for me if I decide to take pictures and videos occasionally. Moreover, the MI4C is dual sim. The build quality of the MI4 is a lot better than the MI4C but I have seen some comments of people saying that they prefer the weight of the MI4C comparing the MI4 they used for a while. Some admit that the MI4C fit better in their hands too.

            I believe that the MI4C is the best bet for the future. Or maybe I should wait for the Letv Le 1S????? Your opinion is welcome.

            • Guaire
              October 28, 2015

              I would pick Mi 4c over Mi 4. 16GB storage isn’t acceptable for me. Also former came with newer and more capable chip. It’s worth to pay little bit more for those IMO. Also I consider it as a quite pleasant looking phone despite its plastic build.

              Le 1s larger than both and community support is weaker. So seems like to me it doesn’t fit your needs considering your previous post.

            • José
              October 28, 2015

              You are the man! Thank you for your reply. All the best!

            • José
              October 29, 2015

              Hi Guaire, I have read some comments on gsmarena from people saying that the Mi4c has heating issue? Have you heard about that? Thanks.

            • Guaire
              October 29, 2015

              Nope. I checked some reviews including Gsmarena’s and Gizchina’s, nobody mentioned it.

              Powerful chips tends to generates heat at high loads. It’s normal to a degree.

            • José
              October 29, 2015

              Thank you Guaire, you saved me from questions and hesitations! All the very best! It is nice to count on peoples like you.

  47. Guaire
    October 27, 2015

    Best budget phablet ever on the paper.

    I felt sorry for Meizu and Xiaomi.

  48. Koen De Croo
    October 27, 2015

    is there NFC on this phone?

    • Tony
      October 27, 2015

      I suspect not, but if they hope to break into western markets, there really should be.

    • Koen De Croo
      October 27, 2015

      I agree, only highend china phone I have seen with this is the new Meizu Pro 5, but pricing…

    • Guest
      October 27, 2015

      no,zte nubia z9 max has NFC and it is around for a long time.

    • Koen De Croo
      October 28, 2015

      yes, but this is also a very pricy one.

  49. Guest
    October 27, 2015

    Thank God they went for FHD. 2K would have ruined it completely. The only thing I hope is that the Notification LED is multicolor now and the Buttons below are backlit in a better manner. Those are in my opinion the only two faults the Le1 has….

    Bad 20 I think is highly unlikely…even if some don’t want to hear that…

  50. Mo
    October 27, 2015

    shut up and take my money

  51. Guest
    October 27, 2015

    Simple answer: elephone p6000.

    • dazed1
      October 27, 2015

      LOL

    • Yash Garg
      October 27, 2015

      Cool. The P6000 is actually a decent phone, my dad’s been using once since it came out.

  52. Yury
    October 27, 2015

    LeTV claims it’s actually selling the $173 handset at loss, with the bill of materials coming in at $206.

  53. Sain H
    October 27, 2015

    Hi ANDI!! YOU MUST REVIEW THIS BEAST ASAP

    • Jean Carlo Palmisano Rademaker
      October 28, 2015

      I second that!! I was really impressed with the review of the X600 model thanks to Andi. 🙂

  54. Raul
    October 27, 2015

    I really wish this model will come with TD-LTE support band 38

    • Guaire
      October 27, 2015

      Supports it.

    • Creazydea
      October 27, 2015

      3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 (Band 1/2/5/8),
      4G: LTE FDD 1800/2100/2600 (Band 1/3/7), TD-LTE Band 38/39/40/41,
      It is supported

      • Raul
        October 28, 2015

        thats awesome, this will be my next phone then 🙂

  55. Young
    October 27, 2015

    This is really a fabulous device to own. Too sad it’s 5.5 inch. I prefer 5 inch.

    • Yash Garg
      October 27, 2015

      Too few of us left, it seems.

    • Josef Izchaki
      October 28, 2015

      Then buy the Bluboo xtouch an amazing phone with 5.0″ at an amazing price

    • Guest
      October 29, 2015

      I believe this is a technical reason that chinese phone makers only focus on 5.5
      It’s easy to fit powerful Soc, big battery in a big body. No need of big optimization there.

      Premium brands like apple and Sony can do it as their software are better optimized and allow lower battery size.

      Even the Bluboo Xtouch has a medium Soc compared to this Letv.

  56. Guest
    October 27, 2015

    pricing is somewat reasonable !
    im IMPRESSED !

    • Tajwar
      October 27, 2015

      U buying it right?

    • Joel Adames
      October 27, 2015

      gizchina.shop put up an AD saying LeTV 1S at $319.99 !!! WHAT !!!!????

    • Guest
      October 27, 2015

      the HORROR :@ !

    • Guest
      October 27, 2015

      time (and the magnitude of my pocket) will tell 😀 !

    • King
      October 27, 2015

      should have been … “please come to my country” 😉

    • King
      October 27, 2015

      Come on buddy … u can do it. This is won’t hurt I am sure. The specs are right. Unless you have fetish for ROMs, this is the perfect phone. 🙂

    • Tajwar
      October 27, 2015

      I wish you well then! ☺

    • Tajwar
      October 27, 2015

      lol 😂

  57. dazed1
    October 27, 2015

    How is this better then the RN2 or Meizu charm, when it has,

    Much worse software/updates
    Much worse reliability
    Much worse QC?

    I know it has more ram and its 32Gb, but still….

    BTW, is this the same model with less storage?

    http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_182702.html

    • SnowyCat
      October 27, 2015

      thats the old one the normal le1, without fingerprint sensor 16gb and bigger bezels

      however to answer your questions sadly i dont know how the le1s will be but i know that the old le1 had way better camera than the redminote2 and m2 note and while the meizu m2note has awesome battery life the redmi note 2 has terrible battery life currently (maybe or probably will get fixed as it seems to be a software problem)

      i wont buy a meizu again problably..i’m way more happy with the mi4..flyme got tooo much downsides for me..while i loved the build of my old mx4 more.

    • dazed1
      October 27, 2015

      RN2 current battery (wake locks/standby drain are fixed on the .22 dev build, its fantastic and uber smooth. And today there was a global stable released, so there is that.

  58. Joel Adames
    October 27, 2015

    sorry Yash, for some reason the guys at gizchina.shop put up an AD saying LeTV

    1S at $319.99 !!! for all matters try to shine some ligth into the matter…

    please??? IS THAT A MISTAKE?????????

    • Yash Garg
      October 27, 2015

      I only deal with the editorial part on GizChina, sorry.

      To think of it, it looks like a placeholder till info on reseller pricing becomes clear.

    • Steven
      October 27, 2015

      giztop have it for sale here http://www.giztop.com/letv/le-1s.html

    • Joel Adames
      October 27, 2015

      this is much better. is around USD$ 219.99 wich wont break the bank for me … thanks for cheering me up!!!

    • Joel Adames
      October 28, 2015

      I know, but gosh I hoped they didn’t threw the punch that high of a price for a “placeholder” then. It could really scare many possible buyers not knowing about service, warranties and what not offered by them.

  59. vijay sud
    October 27, 2015

    GSM Arena confirms it..India gets it on 3rd Nov 15 for US $ 173. i.e INR 11300.which actually is below the bill of material costing $206…it will blow competition out of water in India atleast. Xiaomi..Lenovo hier commeth your nemesis.

  60. E8hffff
    October 27, 2015

    They got the camera specs wrong.

  61. Dutch
    October 27, 2015

    How big are the BORDERS real on the screen letv le 1s , Its looks small or not….
    http://www.cnet.com/pictures/letv-le-1s-hides-its-changes-under-the-hood-pictures/

    • Guaire
      October 27, 2015

      It’s 74.2mm wide. Almost same with LG G3. Width of a 5.5 inch display with 16:9 ratio should be 68.6mm.

      Numbers says it’s best in the class and even better than a lot of flagships.

  62. Guest
    October 27, 2015

    + 151.1 X 74.2 X 7.5mm
    + 169g
    + Bezel: 2.4mm
    + WLANac (= 2.4G/5G)
    + USB2.0, Type-C
    + F2.0
    + 4160*3120@30fps
    + 4k/1080P@30fps
    +720P@120fps;1080P@60fps
    + eMMC5.0
    + FDD-LTE: B1/3/7

    Source: http://cn.lemall.com/le_1s/parameter.html

    • Jay
      October 30, 2015

      @yash3339:disqus, the Le1s specs page from LeTV here mentions the phone comes with dual band Wi-Fi and ac, where as you have mentioned 2.4GHz and b/g/n.

      You might want to correct that.

  63. Mo
    October 27, 2015

    so letv 1s, redmi note 2, or meizu metal :S which one you guys recommend ?

    • Guaire
      October 27, 2015

      If you prefer replecable battery, external storage and community support Redmi Note 2 will be better choice..

      Meizu Metal for seamless design and most probably great battery life and considering its predecessors probably a bit better camera than Redmi Note 2. Downside is YunOS.

      Seems like this one brought a lot of features for the class first time and set the new standards.

      Do you want metal body, fingerprint scanner, thin body, super slim side bezels, good screen to body ratio, MHL 2.0, larger aperture from the competition for the back camera (that means better low light photography), phase detection auto focus, 4K 30fps video record, 720p 120fps video record, fast charge, fast storage for the class (eMMC 5.0), USB 2.0, Type-C connector, class K amplifier, Dirac sound, Dolby Audio, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM with super affordable price tag?

    • Allanitomwesh
      October 27, 2015

      Lol,why did you even mention the other phones bruh.

    • Guest
      October 28, 2015

      Hi, would you recommend the Mi4c in 3gb ram version? I am looking for a 5 inch size screen phone with a good community. Is the Mi4c a great value for the money? Thanks.

    • Guaire
      October 28, 2015

      Mi4c is unrivalled for the price. Xiaomi is a reliable Chinese company. You can decide yourself about community from the link below.

      http://en.miui.com/forum-85-1.html

    • Guest
      October 28, 2015

      Hi, thank you for your reply. I am facing the following dilemma.

      I really like the Black version of the Xiaomi MI4 with 3gb Ram which is sold on Ibuygou website for 210€ without shipping costs. I could also get the Black version of the MI4C with 3gb Ram and 32gb of storage at 233€ using a coupon (I didn’t count the shipping costs here). Both phones are amazing on the paper but I really don’t know which one I should buy. The original MI4 has only 16gb of storage (well in reality there is around 10gb of storage taking into account that the system is taking few gbs).

      The only version of the MI4 with 3gb of Ram is the wcdma version which imply that there is no LTE frequencies for europe. Moreover it doesn’t have an SD card slot for memory extension (same problem for the MI4C). However, the MI4C with 3gb Ram has 32gb of storage which might be more than enough for me if I decide to take pictures and videos occasionally. Moreover, the MI4C is dual sim. The build quality of the MI4 is a lot better than the MI4C but I have seen some comments of people saying that they prefer the weight of the MI4C comparing the MI4 they used for a while. Some admit that the MI4C fit better in their hands too.

      I believe that the MI4C is the best bet for the future. Or maybe I should wait for the Letv Le 1S????? Your opinion is welcome.

    • Guaire
      October 28, 2015

      I would pick Mi 4c over Mi 4. 16GB storage isn’t acceptable for me. Also former came with newer and more capable chip. It’s worth to pay little bit more for those IMO. Also I consider it as a quite pleasant looking phone despite its plastic build.

      Le 1s larger than both and community support is weaker. So seems like to me it doesn’t fit your needs considering your previous post.

    • Guest
      October 28, 2015

      You are the man! Thank you for your reply. All the best!

    • Guest
      October 29, 2015

      Hi Guaire, I have read some comments on gsmarena from people saying that the Mi4c has heating issue? Have you heard about that? Thanks.

    • Guaire
      October 29, 2015

      Nope. I checked some reviews including Gsmarena’s and Gizchina’s, nobody mentioned it.

      Powerful chips tends to generates heat at high loads. It’s normal to a degree.

    • Guest
      October 29, 2015

      Thank you Guaire, you saved me from questions and hesitations! All the very best! It is nice to count on peoples like you.

  64. RoS
    October 27, 2015

    It have metal frame or it’s made all from plastic ?
    Personaly I prefer the look of x600.

    • Guaire
      October 27, 2015

      Letv says it’s metal.

      Frame is metal for sure. You can see the antenna strips at top and bottom. Also back plate is most certainly metal. On the other hand top and bottom parts of the back is probably plastic.

  65. Raul
    October 27, 2015

    I really wish this model will come with TD-LTE support band 38

    • Guaire
      October 27, 2015

      Supports it.

    • Creazydea
      October 28, 2015

      3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 (Band 1/2/5/8),
      4G: LTE FDD 1800/2100/2600 (Band 1/3/7), TD-LTE Band 38/39/40/41,
      It is supported

    • Raul
      October 28, 2015

      thats awesome, this will be my next phone then 🙂

  66. roni24
    October 27, 2015

    my pictures are on sd card- i want to be able to take off my sd card and put it on another phone if this one will died.
    this is the only reason why i didnt buy Letv one, and will not buy this one- too bad/
    i thought that sd card slot will be a standard, like fingerprint- its cheaper to put sd card slot then a bigger RAM- isnt it ?

    • jolu
      October 27, 2015

      Probably it is. But you also have to consider that having a sd card slot might bring some stability issues. It’s a lot more convenient to build on a closed environment than having changeable environments. I might be wrong here but that’s what I’ve been told.

      • Joel Adames
        October 27, 2015

        I’ve heard that too, but his point is veeeeery valid in the case of the phone GOING DEAD. :-I

        • jolu
          October 28, 2015

          I switch phones very very often. I use Copy ( dropbox like app) all my photos get synced to my pc at home. I have 125gb of space but at the moment you can get up to 45gb for free (not sure). It takes a while when I have a new phone to load the photos I want on it but it works like a charm. (I create sub folders to control which photos will be on my device and which not, in order to save space)

    • Boyan
      October 28, 2015

      Second that. I just don’t get it why these days so many interesting phones come without card option? Security, security…, but come on, they have OTG and I can put the USB anytime, and it is no different from a card, even more – it is coming from outside and is even more dangerous.

  67. vijay sud
    October 27, 2015

    GSM Arena confirms it..India gets it on 3rd Nov 15 for US $ 173. i.e INR 11300.which actually is below the bill of material costing $206…it will blow competition out of water in India atleast. Xiaomi..Lenovo hier commeth your nemesis.

  68. Dutch
    October 27, 2015

    How big are the BORDERS real on the screen letv le 1s , Its looks small or not….
    http://www.cnet.com/pictures/letv-le-1s-hides-its-changes-under-the-hood-pictures/

    • Guaire
      October 27, 2015

      It’s 74.2mm wide. Almost same with LG G3. Width of a 5.5 inch display with 16:9 ratio should be 68.6mm.

      Numbers says it’s best in the class and even better than a lot of flagships.

  69. CoinPhone
    October 27, 2015

    If the camera is good, I’m buying this phone. I was considering Redmi Note 2 or Meizu Metal.

    • spiny
      October 30, 2015

      I have the same dilema here. Xiaomi and Meizu have better community but the Price/Quality relation of the Letv is apealing.

  70. Guest
    October 27, 2015

    It have metal frame or it’s made all from plastic ?
    Personaly I prefer the look of x600.

    • Guaire
      October 27, 2015

      Letv says it’s metal.

      Frame is metal for sure. You can see the antenna strips at top and bottom. Also back plate is most certainly metal. On the other hand top and bottom parts of the back is probably plastic.

  71. Guest
    October 27, 2015

    my pictures are on sd card- i want to be able to take off my sd card and put it on another phone if this one will died.
    this is the only reason why i didnt buy Letv one, and will not buy this one- too bad/
    i thought that sd card slot will be a standard, like fingerprint- its cheaper to put sd card slot then a bigger RAM- isnt it ?

    • jolu
      October 27, 2015

      Probably it is. But you also have to consider that having a sd card slot might bring some stability issues. It’s a lot more convenient to build on a closed environment than having changeable environments. I might be wrong here but that’s what I’ve been told.

    • Joel Adames
      October 28, 2015

      I’ve heard that too, but his point is veeeeery valid about the data in the card beeing easier to rescue in the case of the phone GOING DEAD. :-I

    • Boyan
      October 28, 2015

      Second that. I just don’t get it why these days so many interesting phones come without card option? Security, security…, but come on, they have OTG and I can put the USB anytime, and it is no different from a card, even more – it is coming from outside and is even more dangerous.

    • jolu
      October 28, 2015

      I switch phones very very often. I use Copy ( dropbox like app) all my photos get synced to my pc at home. I have 125gb of space but at the moment you can get up to 45gb for free (not sure). It takes a while when I have a new phone to load the photos I want on it but it works like a charm. (I create sub folders to control which photos will be on my device and which not, in order to save space)

  72. Guest
    October 27, 2015

    If the camera is good, I’m buying this phone. I was considering Redmi Note 2 or Meizu Metal.

    • spiny
      October 30, 2015

      I have the same dilema here. Xiaomi and Meizu have better community but the Price/Quality relation of the Letv is apealing.

  73. amy
    October 28, 2015

    wow, Letv 1s has the antutu score up to 45623 scores, i saw Geekbuying starts to sell it at $242.49. So any one has the other news about it?

  74. Björn Krebs
    October 28, 2015

    What colors will be offered? On geekbuying they offer gold and silver, but I haven’t read anything about a silver edition

  75. Guest
    October 28, 2015

    wow, Letv 1s has the antutu score up to 45623 scores, i saw Geekbuying starts to sell it at $242.49. So any one has the other news about it?

  76. Björn Krebs
    October 28, 2015

    What colors will be offered? On geekbuying they offer gold and silver, but I haven’t read anything about a silver edition. And when I go on presale, do I have to pay when I order it or when it is shipped out?

  77. Kis
    October 28, 2015

    Is giztop.com trustworthy? I want to buy it there since they offer the best price, but can’t seem to find any reviews about them?

    • Duarte Lima
      October 30, 2015

      Bought my Redmi Note 2 from them without any problems

  78. Ivo001
    October 28, 2015

    Might be a nice replacement for my Elephone P6000

  79. Guest
    October 28, 2015

    Is giztop.com trustworthy? I want to buy it there since they offer the best price, but can’t seem to find any reviews about them?

    • Duarte Lima
      October 31, 2015

      Bought my Redmi Note 2 from them without any problems

  80. Ivo001
    October 28, 2015

    Might be a nice replacement for my Elephone P6000

  81. Qidamin
    October 28, 2015

    What does mean multilanguages? CN/EN I suppose?

  82. Qidamin
    October 29, 2015

    What does mean multilanguages? CN/EN I suppose?

  83. Freeje
    October 29, 2015

    Was thinking of getting this but no SD card then no go. Will probably get the Pro 5 instead.

    • David
      October 29, 2015

      what is Pro 5?

      • Maciek Buczkowski
        October 30, 2015

        Meizu Pro 5 I guess? Different budget like. You could get 2 LeTV’s for this price. I think it’s a totally different phone.

  84. Guest
    October 30, 2015

    Was thinking of getting this but no SD card then no go. Will probably get the Pro 5 instead.

    • David
      October 30, 2015

      what is Pro 5?

    • boober
      October 30, 2015

      Meizu Pro 5 I guess? Different budget like. You could get 2 LeTV’s for this price. I think it’s a totally different phone.

  85. spiny
    October 30, 2015

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

    • Francis Sim
      November 1, 2015

      Le 1S is 400 rmb cheaper than Le 1 X600 while being more refined in specs. I would say Le 1S would be a better choice.

      • spiny7
        November 5, 2015

        Letv x600 32gb 201 euros, letv 1s 239 euros, that´s what it costs in europe. What would you advice then?

    • Rameshji Thakor
      January 26, 2016

      I am waiting for letv le 1s Mobile

  86. spiny
    October 30, 2015

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

    • Francis Sim
      November 2, 2015

      Le 1S is 400 rmb cheaper than Le 1 X600 while being more refined in specs. I would say Le 1S would be a better choice.

    • Guest
      November 5, 2015

      Letv x600 32gb 201 euros, letv 1s 239 euros, that´s what it costs in europe. What would you advice then?

    • Guest
      January 26, 2016

      I am waiting for letv le 1s Mobile

  87. Pedro Miguel
    November 1, 2015

    64gb of rom or at least 16gb with microsd slot, these are the minimum specs for me. It’s a pity, because this Letv Le 1s seems fantastic and better than Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro and Meizu M2 Note Metal.

  88. Pedro Miguel
    November 1, 2015

    64gb of rom or at least 16gb with microsd slot, these are the minimum specs for me. It’s a pity, because this Letv Le 1s seems fantastic and better than Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro and Meizu M2 Note Metal.

  89. brainstormtrooper
    November 7, 2015

    well, some sites show it as running 5.0 and some show it as running 5.1 so, which is it?

  90. Guest
    November 7, 2015

    well, some sites show it as running 5.0 and some show it as running 5.1 so, which is it?

  91. November 25, 2015

    Here is the LETV 1S for $169…. http://goo.gl/WnThlM

  92. Magic Man
    November 26, 2015

    Here is the LETV 1S for $169…. http://goo.gl/WnThlM

  93. Mister MyGIP
    December 23, 2015

    Китайцы активно их начали их продавать, а наши активно их покупают. Цены очень вкусные, от 165$. За данный аппарат – просто супер!!
    http://mygip.ru/letv-1s/

  94. Mister MyGIP
    December 23, 2015

    Китайцы активно их начали их продавать, а наши активно их покупают. Цены очень вкусные, от 165$. За данный аппарат – просто супер!!
    http://mygip.ru/letv-1s/

  95. Anil Mishra
    January 31, 2016

    no buy Letv Le 1s for sum regions

    * no fm redio

    * no big battry

    * no 2G network

    * touch screen no much better

    * no memory card expandable

    * volume and on off button’s lose

  96. Anil Mishra
    January 31, 2016

    no buy Letv Le 1s for sum regions

    * no fm redio

    * no big battry

    * deuring the gaming and waching move battry fast drain

    * frunt camra poor

    * memory card no expandable

    * volume and on off button’s lose

  97. KU DE TA
    March 16, 2016

    Price $125.00??? Hey guys, I’ve just found this:
    Letv 1s 5.5 inch 4G Phablet Android 5.0 MTK6795 64bit Octa Core 16GB ROM GPS 13.0MP Main Camera FHD IPS Screen
    http://www.zolday.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=448&productname=
    What do you think? Is this a scam? Sounds too good to be true.

  98. KU DE TA
    March 16, 2016

    Price $125.00??? Hey guys, I’ve just found this:
    Letv 1s 5.5 inch 4G Phablet Android 5.0 MTK6795 64bit Octa Core 16GB ROM GPS 13.0MP Main Camera FHD IPS Screen
    http://www.zolday.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=448&productname=
    What do you think? Is this a scam? Sounds too good to be true.