1 million Le 1s smartphones sold in December 2015

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LeEco (formerly Letv) has been a bit of a revelation, not just in the Chinese market but also elsewhere (as you shall read towards the end of this article).

Testimony to that is the fact that the Letv Le 1 X600 review on GizChina is still a trending article — more than 7 months since it was published!

Another fact that solidifies the idea are LeEco’s sales figures. The company claims to have sold a mammoth 1 million units in December — this is not a cumulative figure across devices, but that’s how many Le 1s LeEco sold last month.

Coming from a company that launched its first smartphones less than a year back is truly commendable, and a reflection of how well the market can react to a good phone. Speaking of, LeEco also mention that the entire year’s tally (across all of its phones) breaches the 5 million mark.

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In related news, LeEco sold 70,000 units of the Le 1s in India today in a matter of just 2 seconds, which they claim is a ‘new industry standard’.

Furthermore, the Snapdragon 820 powered Le Max Pro is all set to see a first market launch.

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  1. Marius Cirsta
    February 2, 2016

    If I can remember correctly Xiaomi actually sells that much in a day on a new phone launch ( like the Redmi Note 2 )

    • balcobomber25
      February 2, 2016

      1 million in a month is very good for a company that never made a smarpthone till last year.

      • Marius Cirsta
        February 2, 2016

        Well I’m still not sure they’ve ever made a smartphone but these days it’s hard to tell who makes what.
        I’ve got a Haier smartphone made by Benq and just branded as a “Haier”

        • balcobomber25
          February 2, 2016

          Until this year they never made phones before, they were largely known for their internet streaming. Haier is one of many rebraned phones of popular companies. InFocus and Polaroid have them as well.

  2. Twister12
    February 2, 2016

    Too much hype so it’s quite expected they will sell that much. But it’s also a common practice to exaggerate the figures.

    Anyway people buy this phone because of it’s look. Once you get your hands on it you would wish you bought a Xiaomi device instead.

    • jimberkas
      February 2, 2016

      is this from experience? Andi have it a glowing review and I haven’t heard any complaints about it. I haven’t bought it since I live in the US and can’t get 4G, but its tempting at the new low price of $160

      • Twister12
        February 2, 2016

        I have this phone for over 3 weeks now. No mistake it’s quite a nice looking phone but that’s all there is because it has a shitty Rom. Aside from the stock EUI and some customs I tried also MIUI but as always it fails to deliver a satisfying user experience. Camera is bad (whatever the review is boasting), as I’d post before my old Redmi 1s has much better picture quality than this. Playing video is a headache as well because there is this annoying changing of brightness (it will dim and bright), from time to time. Battery sucks as well.

        • Jarune
          February 2, 2016

          I have the latest ROM 5.5.010S and before that 009S and battery never sucked but rocked, eassilyy a 1.5 day with standard use and with quick charge really working it lives up to the battery life. The stock EUI has to be tweaked a little (read install nova launcher and remove china apps) but gives a good experience overall and has some nice iOS mixed with Android features. The camera i can not judge since i use it only for basic pictures. Custom rom are looking to be revving up since the release in India and the US hopefully. Really for this price, and this much movement behing it it Bang for Buck.

        • trapchan
          February 4, 2016

          Battery sucks, 2 hours of screen on time max I guess. But standby time is good, I get more than 2 days after freezing all the stock letv apps with Titanium Backup.

          But it’s unusable as a gaming machine, it get hot very easily, and the battery won’t last long.

          I’m on 41e (beta)

          It’s a pretty and nice for basic smartphone.

    • Raul
      February 3, 2016

      I have the phone and I don’t wish to get a Xiaomi instead, it’s a nice stable device with a reliable ROM.

  3. Luis Amaral
    February 2, 2016

    I got the X600 for $120 in december.Good deal and the phone works great.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      February 3, 2016

      Congrats! Paying just a $120 for X600 is like you hit the jackpot! 😀

  4. Sbz
    February 3, 2016

    Wanted to get this Letv but went for the RN3 instead. Only time can tell if it was a good choice. 🙂

  5. Ivo001
    February 3, 2016

    I still want to get the x500.
    I prefer the metal build and fingerprint sensor over the x600.

  6. trapchan
    February 4, 2016

    Becareful with Letv phone. It just happened to me last night. The battery dropped to 0% and phone shutdown. Then I tried to charge it, but it’s only charge around a minute, then phone tried to turn itself on, but failed, (I assume because there’s not enough battery to power up the phone) then it turned itself off again and charging again for a minute, then it turned itself on (again) and the cycle will repeat forever. Left it for 6 hours on charger, and I still couldn’t turn on the phone.

    Luckily for me, I then tried to connect it to my Laptop, then I got a nice battery charging animation (it didn’t happened when I use the wall charger or xiaomi power strip USB port charger). Leave it there for a few minutes and then I tried to turn it on, and my phone back to life.

    This is pretty scary, because the symptomps is similiar to my Blackberry Playbook, which become a 7″ fancy brick just because it runs out of battery.

    * as a note, this issue also happened to other people, you can search letv forum.