LeEco Le 2 Hands On & Benchmarks


LeEco Le 2

After a bit of a tussle with the customs department, we finally took receipt of the LeEco Le 2 last night (courtesy Banggood). The phone is nearly identical in looks to the Le 2 Pro with almost the exact same design barring a few changes here and there.

For less than $200 shipped internationally, the Le 2 features fairly impressive hardware, including the new MediaTek MT6797 deca-core processor (dual-core 2.3GHz Cortex-A72 + quad-core 2GHz Cortex-A53 + quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53), 3GB of RAM, a 16 mega-pixel camera, and more.

Like other LeEco phones, this one also run on the company’s EUI ROM which although is very fluid to look at, sometimes doesn’t make the best use of the available resources.

Call it a placebo effect, but the Le 2 falls second to the Le 2 Pro as long as its build quality we’re talking about. There’s no difference to speak of on paper, but there’s just a slight difference in how good it feels. That said, we’re talking about a phone selling for under $200!

The advantage that the Le 2 has over the Pro version is the camera speed — it’s pretty darn fast, in focusing as well as saving the photos. Before this turns into a full-blown comparison between the two phones, let’s shift our focus on other aspects of the Le 2.

The phone features a USB Type-C port, that also doubles up as an earphone port. That said, it’s heartening to see LeEco ship Type-C to 3.5mm analog converters in the box. Looking at the current situation (loads of phones still being manufactured with micro USB ports), I’m not really sure if 3.5mm ports are going anywhere anytime soon.

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LeEco however fancy themselves as a ‘modern’ open-minded bunch. If you remember, LeEco were the first ones to ship USB Type-C phones back in 2015, and are among the first ones this year to offer phones with no 3.5mm jack.

LeEco Le 2 Photos. Click to enlarge.

Benchmarks:

  • AnTuTu: 93,214 points
  • GeekBench 3 Single Core: 1511 points
  • GeekBench 3 Multi Core: 4707 points
  • Quadrant Standard: 29,210 points

SUGGESTED READ: LeEco Le 2 Pro Hands On, Benchmarks

Worth noting is that Banggood ships the Le 2 with a ROM that has Google support, so you need not do the heavy lifting yourselves.

More will come in the review of the phone in the next two weeks. Meanwhile let us know if you have any questions regarding the phone.

You can purchase the phone from Banggood by following this link. Use coupon 5off4cellphone to get additional $10 off!

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34 Comments

  1. Muhammad Yasir
    June 8, 2016

    Yash , i would REALLY like to know about the tussle with the Customs’ department .
    can u tell me more on that ?

    • June 8, 2016

      Ah, the usual… they weren’t ready to let go of the phone since the shipment lacked an invoice. I wish Banggood could ship with DHL

  2. Nolan
    June 8, 2016

    93,214 isn’t a flagship grade score.
    Usable? Sure. Flagship? No way.

    That 6797 turned out to be rather mediocre, and come to think of it, it was touted as a SnapDragon killer or even an Exynos 8890 killer.

    So much for all the killing.

    • Rob
      June 8, 2016

      It only has 2 A72 cores and a weak GPU so was never going to be a flagship killer by any stretch of the imagination. MT are still aiming at low and mid range phones so this is competing more with the SD615/617.

      • realjjj
        June 8, 2016

        The problem is the benchmark and people using it as a reference.
        X20/25 kinda is a SD820 killer at half the price . SD820 is itself not that great but nobody can be bothered to test it (yet).- just keep an eye on Anandtech,they’ll soon compare Kryo with A72 on FinFET and it’s not gonna be pretty for Kryo. Plus SD820 has only 2 cores clocked high,people tend to forget that.

        Test it properly, read the benchmarks properly and you’ll see a different picture.
        Geekbench
        single core – SD820 does 2100 in integer and floating point. A72 at
        2.5GHz does 2200+ in integer and 1800+ in FP. In Integer A72 is boosted
        by the AES score, in FP SD820 is boosted by blur and sharpen filter
        tests. All in all not much of a difference.
        Geekbench multicore- X25 wins by far
        That makes X25 a clear winner in pure CPU perf.

        Take
        PCMark , a benchmark that simulates real world tasks and X25 will
        battle the flagships in all tests except the photo editing test where
        part of the job is done on the GPU.

        Take DiscoMark, a benchmark that measures app load times and you’ll again see how competitive x25 is.

        Take
        actual games and test the SoCs and yes x25 is slower but on 1080p
        you’ll have a hard time finding games that drop to bellow 30FPS.

        Here
        a few Gamebench results for the 360 Mobile N4, a 137$ phone with the
        MT6797 at 2GHz ( might be 2.1GHz even if listed at 2.0) and 4GB or RAM – Real Racing 3
        36FPS after 16 mins of gameplay , Subway Surfer 59 FPS 15.5mins , King
        of Glory 27 FPS 15.5 min (this game is capped at 30FPS), NBA2k? (no idea
        if 2k15 or 2k16) 42FPS ,Plants vs Zombies 2 60FPS 20 mins.
        There is no benefit in having an oversized GPU you don’t need.

        So , at half the price, it kinda is a SD820 killer.

        • June 8, 2016

          You can get an SD820 phone for about $300 now, so I’d say the X20 is 2/3 the price rather than 1/2 the price. Still, the price-to-performance ratio of the X20 is better than the SD820.

          • Faisal Shaharyar
            June 8, 2016

            indian version of le2 uses SD652 with 4 cores of A72

          • Samuel Odan
            June 8, 2016

            The SD82 you get at $300 is a toned down version.
            One that X25 apmost murders

        • Joel Adames
          June 8, 2016

          That’s really the point they come near half price delivering near the same performance… yup they have my money I just wish next time they desing one SoC they go 4-A72 at 2.5ghz + 4-A53 at 2ghz and then 2-A53s at 1.4ghz plus T-880 mp8 …

          that could really give awesome performance then some battery life and great video. And 3ds

    • Allanitomwesh
      June 9, 2016

      Should be comparing it to SD617/650.

      • Minimoog
        June 9, 2016

        Why so you Chinese cock-sucking MediaTek apologist?

        Some time back when this piece of shit SoC was fresh out of the rumor mill, with all its DECA-CORE hype, you broke-ass MediaTek pimps didn’t seem to think that it would eventually end up competing with the mid-range line from its competitor, did you?

        It was indeed marketed as a pinnacle flagship, barring none. Now? He he, the SD820 has taken crown for VERY reasonable prices (which, once again, the MediaTek cock-suckers said would be prohibitively expensive), and the 823 and 825 are in short order.

        MediaTek news pattern: “ZOMG! 20 core monster to be revealed. NUMBER ONE SoC with UNRIVALLED POWAH IS COMING for dirt cheap!!!! Say GOODBYE to SnapDragon / Kirin / Exynos”.

        Post release apologists: Please compare it with the 617 and 650 instead. Fucking cunts.

        • Allanitomwesh
          June 10, 2016

          Do you even listen to yourself before you post?

    • Francis Sim
      June 9, 2016

      Le 2 is not the flagship after all.

  3. Guest
    June 8, 2016

    Yash , i would REALLY like to know about the tussle with the Customs’ department .
    can u tell me more on that ?

    • Yash Garg
      June 8, 2016

      Ah, the usual… they weren’t ready to let go of the phone since the shipment lacked an invoice. I wish Banggood could ship with DHL

  4. 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 !

    • June 8, 2016

      I’m kind of noticing a trend here…

  5. Guest
    June 8, 2016

    93,214 isn’t a flagship grade score.
    Usable? Sure. Flagship? No way.

    That 6797 turned out to be rather mediocre, and come to think of it, it was touted as a SnapDragon killer or even an Exynos 8890 killer.

    So much for all the killing.

    • Rob
      June 8, 2016

      It only has 2 A72 cores and a weak GPU so was never going to be a flagship killer by any stretch of the imagination. MT are still aiming at low and mid range phones so this is competing more with the SD615/617.

    • realjjj
      June 8, 2016

      The problem is the benchmark and people using it as a reference.
      X20/25 kinda is a SD820 killer at half the price . SD820 is itself not that great but nobody can be bothered to test it (yet).- just keep an eye on Anandtech,they’ll soon compare Kryo with A72 on FinFET and it’s not gonna be pretty for Kryo. Plus SD820 has only 2 cores clocked high,people tend to forget that.

      Test it properly, read the benchmarks properly and you’ll see a different picture.
      Geekbench single core – SD820 does 2100 in integer and floating point. A72 at 2.5GHz does 2200+ in integer and 1800+ in FP. In Integer A72 is boosted by a big win in the AES score, in FP SD820 is boosted by blur and sharpen filter tests. All in all not much of a difference.
      Geekbench multicore- X25 wins by far
      That makes X25 the winner in pure CPU perf.

      Take PCMark , a benchmark that simulates real world tasks and X25 will battle the flagships in all tests except the photo editing test where
      part of the job is done on the GPU.

      Take DiscoMark, a benchmark that measures app load times and you’ll again see how competitive x25 is.

      Take actual games and test the SoCs and yes x25 is slower but on 1080p you’ll have a hard time finding games that drop to bellow 30FPS.

      Here a few Gamebench results for the 360 Mobile N4, a 137$ phone with the MT6797m at 2GHz ( might be 2.1GHz even if listed at 2.0) and 4GB of RAM – Real Racing 3 36FPS after 16 mins of gameplay , Subway Surfer 59 FPS 15.5mins , King of Glory 27 FPS 15.5 min (this game is capped at 30FPS), NBA2k? (no idea if 2k15 or 2k16) 42FPS ,Plants vs Zombies 2 60FPS 20 mins.
      There is no benefit in having an oversized GPU that you don’t need.

      So , at half the price, it kinda is a SD820 killer.

    • 10basetom
      June 8, 2016

      You can get an SD820 phone for about $300 now, so I’d say the X20 is 2/3 the price rather than 1/2 the price (comparing Zuk 2 with Le 2). Still, the price-to-performance ratio of the X20 is better than the SD820.

    • Faisal Shaharyar
      June 8, 2016

      indian version of le2 uses SD652 with 4 cores of A72

    • Joel Adames
      June 8, 2016

      That’s really the point they come near half price delivering near the same performance… yup they have my money I just wish next time they desing one SoC they go 4-A72 at 2.5ghz + 4-A53 at 2ghz and then 2-A53s at 1.4ghz plus T-880 mp8 …

      that could really give awesome performance then some battery life and great video. And 3ds

    • Samuel Odan
      June 8, 2016

      The SD82 you get at $300 is a toned down version.
      One that X25 apmost murders

    • Allanitomwesh
      June 9, 2016

      Should be comparing it to SD617/650.

    • Francis Sim
      June 9, 2016

      Le 2 is not the flagship after all.

    • Guest
      June 9, 2016

      Why so you Chinese cock-sucking MediaTek apologist?

      Some time back when this piece of shit SoC was fresh out of the rumor mill, with all its DECA-CORE hype, you broke-ass MediaTek pimps didn’t seem to think that it would eventually end up competing with the mid-range line from its competitor, did you?

      It was indeed marketed as a pinnacle flagship, barring none. Now? He he, the SD820 has taken crown for VERY reasonable prices (which, once again, the MediaTek cock-suckers said would be prohibitively expensive), and the 823 and 825 are in short order.

      MediaTek news pattern: “ZOMG! 20 core monster to be revealed. NUMBER ONE SoC with UNRIVALLED POWAH IS COMING for dirt cheap!!!! Say GOODBYE to SnapDragon / Kirin / Exynos”.

      Post release apologists: Please compare it with the 617 and 650 instead. Fucking cunts.

    • Allanitomwesh
      June 10, 2016

      Do you even listen to yourself before you post?

  6. 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 !

    • Yash Garg
      June 8, 2016

      I’m kind of noticing a trend here…

  7. OS2User
    June 9, 2016

    Trying to reduce all connectivity to a single physical connector is unacceptable madness, forcing the user to have to deal with all kind of additional dongles, adapters and hubs. On my otherwise extremely crappy vintage Motorola MB855 I can microUSB power the phone, microHDMI the screen to a TV or monitor and enjoy audio via headphones. All at the same time with no additional gadget zoo required. Trying to force everything through only one physical port is a severe regression in usability.

  8. Guest
    June 9, 2016

    Trying to reduce all connectivity to a single physical connector is unacceptable madness, forcing the user to have to deal with all kind of additional dongles, adapters and hubs. On my otherwise extremely crappy vintage Motorola MB855 I can microUSB power the phone, microHDMI the screen to a TV or monitor and enjoy audio via headphones. All at the same time with no additional gadget zoo required. Trying to force everything through only one physical port is a severe regression in usability.

  9. Francis Sim
    July 6, 2016

    There are 3 colours for Le 2 now, Rose Gold (marketed as Gold but actually more rose gold), Silver and Gold (the yellowish gold). Got my hands on a silver one. The SD652 seems to be a rarity as I have yet to see them on LeMall itself.

  10. Francis Sim
    July 6, 2016

    There are 3 colours for Le 2 now, Rose Gold (marketed as Gold but actually more rose gold), Silver and Gold (the yellowish gold). Got my hands on a silver one. The SD652 seems to be a rarity as I have yet to see them on LeMall itself.