LeEco Le 2 Pro Unboxing, Hands On & Benchmarks


LeEco’s 2nd generation Le phones garnered quite a bit of interest when they launched, but somehow the hype plummeted after a bit.

LeEco Le 2 Pro Helio X20 12

We got hold of the Le 2 Pro (courtesy Geekbuying) and spent a couple of days with the phone. As always, the build quality on the phone has been impressive to say the least. While the black borders under the screen continue to exist, LeEco have made the Le 2 Pro narrow enough to be usable in one hand.

The phone comes in Rose Gold, making the device look really attractive. While the front of the Le 2 Pro is hardly distinguishable from other phones, the rear of the device has a distinct Le characteristic to it.

It all feels very curvy and thus, not just good to see, but also good to hold. One major gripe that I have (and others might too) is the rear camera, which has a module that protrudes significantly.

The fingerprint sensor also is made out of highly reflective material. LeEco made quite a big deal out of it during the launch as well.

LeEco (Letv back then) were among the first ones to feature USB Type-C ports of their phones back in 2015 with the Le 1 series phones. This time around, they’re the first ones to ditch the 3.5mm analog audio out for USB Type-C digital audio out. Needless to say, the audio is right up there.

Other than that, the Le 2 Pro has been quite a fun device to use so far. A couple of glitches in software include slowing down of the phone when hanging up on a call, and the rather slow camera shutter (uncharacteristic, one would assume, for a Helio X20 device). EUI needs a bit of polishing.

LeEco Le 2 Pro Photos. Click to enlarge.

Also, the unit that we’re testing has adware installed on it, which is a shame. This is definitely courtesy someone from the supply chain and not LeEco themselves.

Multitasking, on the other hand, has been smooth so far, thanks to 4GB of RAM that the Le 2 Pro has on board.

LeEco Le 2 Pro benchmarks

Unboxing

More in the review next week. Meanwhile, let us know if you have any questions!

The Le 2 Pro can be bought from Geekbuying for $259 and change.

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68 Comments

  1. newphoenix
    June 7, 2016

    49088 , i don’t think so, test again.

    • June 7, 2016

      I know, right? I tested a couple of times already, always around that much. I think the EUI ROM needs a lot of optimisation (at least for the benchmark scores).

      The phone definitely feels much faster than the benchmark scores it has generated.

      • Joel Adames
        June 7, 2016

        Regardless, tham ROM must be very very very poorly optimized when even Zopo speed 8 gets about 80K on antutu and about 1600 give or take on sinlge core geek bench

      • andrei
        June 7, 2016

        I think it has to do with the ROM installed on it by the resselers. They always use some crapy modified ROMs.
        Try to install an official ROM and then review the phone.

  2. realjjj
    June 7, 2016

    lol what are you doing to get 40% lower results than you should in those benchmarks?
    In Geekbench this device for w/e reason runs in 32 bit mode but you still should be getting a much better result.

    • Joel Adames
      June 7, 2016

      I was about to say the same as even the Zopo speed 8 came at 80k something and the meizu Pro 6 is around the 93K and around… maybe a beta antutu?? Or geek bench?

  3. Faisal Shaharyar
    June 7, 2016

    i went to the on hands meet at Leeco on 4th at Hard Rock cafe…. the brightness on Le2 is amazing… it could be above 450 nits. and the processor used is SD not the Helio

    • Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
      June 7, 2016

      My dear what does a bright diisplay help you when the battery dies withing 2 hours

      • realjjj
        June 7, 2016

        It’s ok ,only Xiaomi phones do that, you would know that if you weren’t busy trolling all the time.

        • Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
          June 7, 2016

          Dear, what is the matter? If you see the phones specs, you can sadly see that the battery is not enough

      • Faisal Shaharyar
        June 7, 2016

        sunlight legibility is better. also with SD chip the battery drain will be lot less than the Helio version 6 core to 8 cores

        • realjjj
          June 7, 2016

          it’s 8 cores vs 10 cores ,more is better in this case plus Mediatek has a process and clock advantage.Mediatek can also turn off individual cores and a better power management in general so in theory it should have the better battery life.On the CPU side at least.
          And btw there is no SD652 version for the Pro, just x20 and x25 versions.

  4. manohar basavaraju
    June 7, 2016

    Worst design to be flagship smartphone.

  5. Petra Silie
    June 7, 2016

    I would love to buy this phone ! Great value for money. The design is awsome and the build is great I think.
    But those black borders around the corner are a real turnoff.
    Also what is it with chinese phone makers and gold color? I think the silver color will look better.
    And grey color better still, if it has a black front like the grey version of the Le One and thus covers up the bezels.
    But when will the other colors be available?

  6. Guest
    June 7, 2016

    49088 , i don’t think so, test again.

    • Yash Garg
      June 7, 2016

      I know, right? I tested a couple of times already, always around that much. I think the EUI ROM needs a lot of optimisation (at least for the benchmark scores).

      The phone definitely feels much faster than the benchmark scores it has generated.

    • Joel Adames
      June 7, 2016

      Regardless, tham ROM must be very very very poorly optimized when even Zopo speed 8 gets about 80K on antutu and about 1600 give or take on sinlge core geek bench

    • Guest
      June 7, 2016

      I think it has to do with the ROM installed on it by the resselers. They always use some crapy modified ROMs.
      Try to install an official ROM and then review the phone.

    • Yash Garg
      June 8, 2016

      Yep, definitely that. The Le 2 manages to stay on par with benchmark scores – http://www.gizchina.com/2016/06/08/leeco-le-2-hands-benchmarks-antutu/

  7. realjjj
    June 7, 2016

    lol what are you doing to get 40% lower results than you should in those benchmarks?
    In Geekbench this device for w/e reason runs in 32 bit mode but you still should be getting a much better result.
    Here for example , the LeEco with x20 in 32 bit mode vs what the SoC can do in 64 bit mode (scroll down to individual tests , the big diff is in floating point as expected when running in 32 bit mode) https://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/6883520?baseline=6866315

    • Joel Adames
      June 7, 2016

      I was about to say the same as even the Zopo speed 8 came at 80k something and the meizu Pro 6 is around the 93K and around… maybe a beta antutu?? Or geek bench?

  8. Faisal Shaharyar
    June 7, 2016

    i went to the on hands meet at Leeco on 4th at Hard Rock cafe…. the brightness on Le2 is amazing… it could be above 450 nits. and the processor used is SD not the Helio

    • Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
      June 7, 2016

      My dear what does a bright diisplay help you when the battery dies withing 2 hours

    • realjjj
      June 7, 2016

      It’s ok ,only Xiaomi phones do that, you would know that if you weren’t busy trolling all the time.

      Edit: Come to think about it, you are spamming not trolling since trolling requires a certain amount of skill and imagination while you just say random nonsense.

    • Faisal Shaharyar
      June 7, 2016

      sunlight legibility is better. also with SD chip the battery drain will be lot less than the Helio version 6 core to 8 cores

    • realjjj
      June 7, 2016

      it’s 8 cores vs 10 cores ,more is better in this case plus Mediatek has a process and clock advantage.Mediatek can also turn off individual cores and a better power management in general so in theory it should have the better battery life.On the CPU side at least.
      And btw there is no SD652 version for the Pro, just x20 and x25 versions.

    • Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
      June 7, 2016

      Dear, what is the matter? If you see the phones specs, you can sadly see that the battery is not enough

  9. manohar basavaraju
    June 7, 2016

    Worst design to be flagship smartphone.

  10. Francisco Bernardo González
    June 7, 2016

    Very bad! Antutu only 4900, but even the Helio P1o speed 8 came at 80k something

  11. P.silie
    June 7, 2016

    I would love to buy this phone ! Great value for money. The design is awsome and the build is great I think.
    But those black borders around the corner are a real turnoff.
    Also what is it with chinese phone makers and gold color? I think the silver color will look better.
    And grey color better still, if it has a black front like the grey version of the Le One and thus covers up the bezels.
    But when will the other colors be available?

  12. Francisco Bernardo González
    June 8, 2016

    Very bad results! Antutu only 49000,.
    I think that is a mistake, becouse even if very poorly optimized, but even the Helio P10 is better.

  13. Inti Energia
    June 8, 2016

    Every review says the pink color looks nice but from the photos it is horrible and not appropriate for a man. Maybe it is better in person.

    • June 8, 2016

      honestly it looks pretty neat in person. one of those colours perhaps.

    • Francis Sim
      June 9, 2016

      There will be grey and silver colour options based on the Chinese technical specs.

  14. Inti Energia
    June 8, 2016

    Every review says the pink color looks nice but from the photos it is horrible and not appropriate for a man. Maybe it is better in person.

    • Yash Garg
      June 8, 2016

      honestly it looks pretty neat in person. one of those colours perhaps.

    • Francis Sim
      June 9, 2016

      There will be grey and silver colour options based on the Chinese technical specs.

  15. ozkn_s
    June 8, 2016

    What did you do letv !
    Error.A very big mistake !
    Headset jack ! Headset jack ! Headset jack !
    You’ve ruined this perfect phone

    I do not forgive you !
    I do not forgive you !
    I do not forgive you !

    • Francis Sim
      June 9, 2016

      Move on with times, more and more phones are launching without headphone jack and with usb type-c headphones instead.

      • ozkn_s
        June 9, 2016

        Hi,Valentine’s greetings from turkey

        Headphone jack is mandatory if.
        I do not accept trend.
        Because,

        Internet sorf,Video, game, face ,twetter,instagram…
        We are using very intense.
        Phones insufficient battery.
        We need to constantly recharge the battery.
        Battery charging not possible to use a headset.
        Big problem very big problem.
        First, fix the battery issue
        Then use a USB type- c

    • ozkn_s
      June 9, 2016

      Headphone jack is mandatory if.
      I do not accept trend.
      Because,

      Internet sorf,Video, game, face ,twetter,instagram…
      We are using very intense.
      Phones insufficient battery.
      We need to constantly recharge the battery.
      Battery charging not possible to use a headset.
      Big problem very big problem.
      First, fix the battery issue
      Then use a USB type- c

  16. NextHype
    June 8, 2016

    no jack, thick black borders, slow camera, bad benchmark results… that’s a pity : leEco advertised widely in china and it was their chance to confirm the good job done with Le 1

  17. ozkn_s
    June 8, 2016

    What did you do letv !
    Error.A very big mistake !
    Headset jack ! Headset jack ! Headset jack !
    You’ve ruined this perfect phone

    I do not forgive you !
    I do not forgive you !
    I do not forgive you !

    • Francis Sim
      June 9, 2016

      Move on with times, more and more phones are launching without headphone jack and with usb type-c headphones instead.

    • ozkn_s
      June 9, 2016

      Hi,Valentine’s greetings from turkey

      Headphone jack is mandatory if.
      I do not accept trend.
      Because,

      Internet sorf,Video, game, face ,twetter,instagram…
      We are using very intense.
      Phones insufficient battery.
      We need to constantly recharge the battery.
      Battery charging not possible to use a headset.
      Big problem very big problem.
      First, fix the battery issue
      Then use a USB type- c

    • ozkn_s
      June 9, 2016

      Headphone jack is mandatory if.
      I do not accept trend.
      Because,

      Internet sorf,Video, game, face ,twetter,instagram…
      We are using very intense.
      Phones insufficient battery.
      We need to constantly recharge the battery.
      Battery charging not possible to use a headset.
      Big problem very big problem.
      First, fix the battery issue
      Then use a USB type- c

  18. YEeeHaaA
    June 8, 2016

    Bit curious on what phones are on the background??

    • June 8, 2016

      they’d be the Coolpad Max, Bluboo Picasso, Xiaomi Mi 4s and the Meizu Metal (L to R). 🙂

  19. NextHype
    June 8, 2016

    no jack, thick black borders, slow camera, bad benchmark results… that’s a pity : leEco advertised widely in china and it was their chance to confirm the good job done with Le 1

  20. Guest
    June 8, 2016

    Bit curious on what phones are on the background??

    • Yash Garg
      June 8, 2016

      they’d be the Coolpad Max, Bluboo Picasso, Xiaomi Mi 4s and the Meizu Metal (L to R). 🙂

  21. Francis Sim
    June 9, 2016

    I really hope GizChina can give a fair run for LeEco devices by running them with the original EUI with Google Apps installer instead of customised ROMs from the resellers that ruin the true experience.

    • June 9, 2016

      Going to do that, sir.

      • ozkn_s
        June 9, 2016

        Hi, Valentine’s greetings from turkey
        Headphone jack is mandatory if.
        I do not accept trend.
        Because,

        Internet sorf,Video, game, face ,twetter,instagram…
        We are using very intense.
        Phones insufficient battery.
        We need to constantly recharge the battery.
        Battery charging not possible to use a headset.
        Big problem very big problem.
        First, fix the battery issue
        Then use a USB type- c

  22. Francis Sim
    June 9, 2016

    I really hope GizChina can give a fair run for LeEco devices by running them with the original EUI with Google Apps installer instead of customised ROMs from the resellers that ruin the true experience.

    • Yash Garg
      June 9, 2016

      Going to do that, sir.

    • ozkn_s
      June 9, 2016

      Hi, Valentine’s greetings from turkey
      Headphone jack is mandatory if.
      I do not accept trend.
      Because,

      Internet sorf,Video, game, face ,twetter,instagram…
      We are using very intense.
      Phones insufficient battery.
      We need to constantly recharge the battery.
      Battery charging not possible to use a headset.
      Big problem very big problem.
      First, fix the battery issue
      Then use a USB type- c

  23. ozkn_s
    June 10, 2016

    Headphone jack is mandatory if.
    I do not accept trend.
    Because,

    Internet sorf,Video, game, face ,twetter,instagram…
    We are using very intense.
    Phones insufficient battery.
    We need to constantly recharge the battery.
    Battery charging not possible to use a headset.
    Big problem very big problem.
    First, fix the battery issue
    Then use a USB type- c

  24. Aeonia
    June 10, 2016

    @yash3339:disqus When doing the camera comparison kindly include pictures from the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro(snapdragon 650) as well.. Also would love to see how it fair’s in size next to the Redmi Note 3 pro

  25. ozkn_s
    June 10, 2016

    Headphone jack is mandatory if.
    I do not accept trend.
    Because,

    Internet sorf,Video, game, face ,twetter,instagram…
    We are using very intense.
    Phones insufficient battery.
    We need to constantly recharge the battery.
    Battery charging not possible to use a headset.
    Big problem very big problem.
    First, fix the battery issue
    Then use a USB type- c

  26. Boni M.
    June 10, 2016

    @yash3339:disqus When doing the camera comparison kindly include pictures from the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro(snapdragon 650) as well.. Also would love to see how it fair’s in size next to the Redmi Note 3 pro

  27. ozkn_s
    June 10, 2016

    Hi, Valentine’s greetings from turkey
    Headphone jack is mandatory if.
    I do not accept trend.
    Because,

    Internet sorf,Video, game, face ,twetter,instagram…
    We are using very intense.
    Phones insufficient battery.
    We need to constantly recharge the battery.
    Battery charging not possible to use a headset.
    Big problem very big problem.
    First, fix the battery issue
    Then use a USB type- c

  28. ozkn_s
    June 10, 2016

    Hi, Valentine’s greetings from turkey
    Headphone jack is mandatory if.
    I do not accept trend.
    Because,

    Internet sorf,Video, game, face ,twetter,instagram…
    We are using very intense.
    Phones insufficient battery.
    We need to constantly recharge the battery.
    Battery charging not possible to use a headset.
    Big problem very big problem.
    First, fix the battery issue
    Then use a USB type- c