LeEco Le 2 (SD652), Le Max 2 launch in India


As expected, LeEco announced the Le 2 and the Le Max 2 in India earlier today. Both phones had previously been launched in China. There’s however a different version of the Le 2 that lands in India.

The Le 2 that’ll sell in India comes with a Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB of ROM. This is different from the China version (hands on with it here) which comes with a Helio X20 SoC. Quite clearly, LeEco are after Xiaomi and their Redmi Note 3 with the Le 2. The Le 2 has been priced 11,999 INR ($180), which in all fairness, is a really nice price to pay for a device like that. Full specs of the phone include a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display, a 16 mega-pixel rear camera, 8 mega-pixel front facing camera, 3000mAh battery and a USB Type-C port that doubles up as an earphone jack (i.e., no 3.5mm analog output).

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The LeEco Le Max 2. Credits: TechPP

The other Le phone to see the launch in today’s event was the Le Max 2. Powered by a Snapdragon 820 and up to 6GB RAM, the Le Max 2 will sell for 22,999 INR ($345; 4GB/32GB) and 29,999 INR ($450; 6GB/64GB). Full specs of the Le Max 2 include a 5.7-inch 2560 x 1400p display, 21 mega-pixel rear camera, 8 mega-pixel front facing camera and a 3100mAh battery. The Le Max 2 too lacks a 3.5mm earphone jack.

Both phones will be available via LeMall and Flipkart. LeEco have been pushing for offline sales in India — which remains to be of utmost importance in the market — and the Le 2 and Le Max 2 are expected to show up on brick-and-mortar stores soon as well, despite there not being an announcement for the same. Interestingly, there’s no sign of the Le 2 Pro in India yet.

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44 Comments

  1. MaxPower
    June 8, 2016

    Two great phones for the price.
    Anyway…
    I’ve seen a lot of complains from Indian customers regards Xiaomi after sale services.
    What about LeEcho? I’ve not seen any major complain about them or am I wrong?
    Are they doing any better?
    I’m curious to know about it. Is anybody there that can help me with this?

    • June 8, 2016

      Yep, Xiaomi are lagging behind a bit w.r.t. after sales. I’m not really hearing too many complaints about LeEco tho. Seem to be doing fine so far.. but then it’s only been a little over 4 months since they started selling their phones, so the real problems are yet to show up.

      • MaxPower
        June 8, 2016

        True that, but I’m still having a feeling that LeEcho is doing better than them.
        At least reading feedbacks from customers

        • balcobomber25
          June 9, 2016

          One of the biggest problems for Xiaomi in India (and this is coming from my friends in India) was the disaster of the Mi4i. So many people had issues with it and Xiaomi basically said FU to all of them.

          • MaxPower
            June 9, 2016

            That’s the main complain, true that.
            I also noticed complaining about timing with repair under warranty or issues with other devices (Redmi Note, MI4, Redmi 1s,MI 5)

            • balcobomber25
              June 9, 2016

              Funny story I have a really good friend in India who is also a Mi user. He bought a Mi4 through official channels and had an issue with it. From what he described it was an absolute nightmare to get it fixed. I bought mine from a reseller had an issue with the battery/display. I emailed Xiaomi they had me send it to Singapore and I had it back in a week (only paid shipping).

              This is incredibly backwards from Xiaomi’s “official” policy. They claim you have full support if you live in an official country and limited to no support when buying from a reseller.

            • Just An Old Regular Guy
              June 10, 2016

              So lesson learned, don’t buy from Mi India LOL
              When buy any China smartphone , just consider china vendors have no respect for warranty.

              My brother just bought Mi Note pro from china reseller.
              Once arrived , he tested confirmed the speaker spoilt, cannot hear anything.

              Complained to re seller they require to send to china and buyer must pay both way shipping. My brother don’t mind with the shipping fee but he got worried the phone will get worse once send back to china for repair (worse still, if it lost in the mail).

              In the end, he brought to local handphone shop and they can replace the speaker it for less than $30. He doesn’t really care if the speaker is original or not. As long as he can use asap then he is happy already.

            • balcobomber25
              June 10, 2016

              Xiaomi usually won’t honor a warranty for a phone bought from a reseller, it’s hit or miss sometimes they will sometimes they tell you it’s up to the reseller you bought from. As for Chinese companies and warranties like anything it really depends on the brand. I have had no issues with Gionee, OPPO or ZTE when it comes to warranty, in fact all 3 of those have been better than dealing with Samsung which my wife usually buys.

      • balcobomber25
        June 8, 2016

        Where in India are you? I just left Bangalore but I will be in Mumbai and Delhi next month.

        • King
          June 8, 2016

          He was studying in Pune.

        • June 9, 2016

          Am in Pune, will be in Chennai later this month. There’s also a slim chance of me being in Delhi next month.

          • balcobomber25
            June 9, 2016

            Well if our dates coincide would love to meet up. I will be in India at least a week of every month until October.

            • SnowyCat
              June 9, 2016

              hope you’ll have a romantic dinner ^_^

            • June 9, 2016

              Count me in 🙂 let’s keep posted.

    • Karly Johnston
      June 9, 2016

      LeEco would have to have service centers to complain about first.

  2. nono nono
    June 8, 2016

    Hi
    Do you know if the phone support baseband 20 (800mhz)?

  3. Isak
    June 8, 2016

    Do you guys think that we from Europe will get a chance to buy the SD652 version of Le 2? According to LeMall it pretty much have every LTE band we need 🙂

  4. nono nono
    June 8, 2016

    I Will sell my x500 to buy this le2 sd652 soon ???

  5. MaxPower
    June 8, 2016

    Two great phones for the price.
    Anyway…
    I’ve seen a lot of complains from Indian customers regards Xiaomi after sale services.
    What about LeEcho? I’ve not seen any major complain about them or am I wrong?
    Are they doing any better?
    I’m curious to know about it. Is anybody there that can help me with this?

    • Yash Garg
      June 8, 2016

      Yep, Xiaomi are lagging behind a bit w.r.t. after sales. I’m not really hearing too many complaints about LeEco tho. Seem to be doing fine so far.. but then it’s only been a little over 4 months since they started selling their phones, so the real problems are yet to show up.

    • MaxPower
      June 8, 2016

      True that, but I’m still having a feeling that LeEcho is doing better than them.
      At least reading feedbacks from customers

    • balcobomber25
      June 8, 2016

      Where in India are you? I just left Bangalore but I will be in Mumbai and Delhi next month.

    • King
      June 9, 2016

      He was studying in Pune.

    • Karly Johnston
      June 9, 2016

      LeEco would have to have service centers to complain about first.

    • Yash Garg
      June 9, 2016

      Am in Pune, will be in Chennai later this month. There’s also a slim chance of me being in Delhi next month.

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2016

      Well if our dates coincide would love to meet up. I will be in India at least a week of every month until October.

    • SnowyCat
      June 9, 2016

      hope you’ll have a romantic dinner ^_^

    • Yash Garg
      June 9, 2016

      Count me in 🙂 let’s keep posted.

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2016

      One of the biggest problems for Xiaomi in India (and this is coming from my friends in India) was the disaster of the Mi4i. So many people had issues with it and Xiaomi basically said FU to all of them.

    • MaxPower
      June 9, 2016

      That’s the main complain, true that.
      I also noticed complaining about timing with repair under warranty or issues with other devices (Redmi Note, MI4, Redmi 1s,MI 5)

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2016

      Funny story I have a really good friend in India who is also a Mi user. He bought a Mi4 through official channels and had an issue with it. From what he described it was an absolute nightmare to get it fixed. I bought mine from a reseller had an issue with the battery/display. I emailed Xiaomi they had me send it to Singapore and I had it back in a week (only paid shipping).

      This is incredibly backwards from Xiaomi’s “official” policy. They claim you have full support if you live in an official country and limited to no support when buying from a reseller.

    • Guest
      June 10, 2016

      So lesson learned, don’t buy from Mi India LOL
      When buy any China smartphone , just consider china vendors have no respect for warranty.

      My brother just bought Mi Note pro from china reseller.
      Once arrived , he tested confirmed the speaker spoilt, cannot hear anything.

      Complained to re seller they require to send to china and buyer must pay both way shipping. My brother don’t mind with the shipping fee but he got worried the phone will get worse once send back to china for repair (worse still, if it lost in the mail).

      In the end, he brought to local handphone shop and they can replace the speaker it for less than $30. He doesn’t really care if the speaker is original or not. As long as he can use asap then he is happy already.

    • balcobomber25
      June 10, 2016

      Xiaomi usually won’t honor a warranty for a phone bought from a reseller, it’s hit or miss sometimes they will sometimes they tell you it’s up to the reseller you bought from. As for Chinese companies and warranties like anything it really depends on the brand. I have had no issues with Gionee, OPPO or ZTE when it comes to warranty, in fact all 3 of those have been better than dealing with Samsung which my wife usually buys.

  6. nono nono
    June 8, 2016

    Hi
    Do you know if the phone support baseband 20 (800mhz)?

  7. Guest
    June 8, 2016

    Do you guys think that we from Europe will get a chance to buy the SD652 version of Le 2? According to LeMall it pretty much have every LTE band we need 🙂

  8. nono nono
    June 8, 2016

    I Will sell my x500 to buy this le2 sd652 soon 😃😃😃

  9. Karly Johnston
    June 9, 2016

    B4 and B20… bye bye Xiaomi!

  10. Aeonia
    June 9, 2016

    Yes…was waiting for this..Wonder if it was worth holding off the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro…

  11. Karly Johnston
    June 9, 2016

    B4 and B20… bye bye Xiaomi!

  12. Boni M.
    June 9, 2016

    Yes…was waiting for this..Wonder if it was worth holding off the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro…

  13. TheOracle
    June 10, 2016

    The Le 2 would have been perfect for me if I didn’t already have the Redmi Note 3 pro. Only things I don’t like are the USB-C, no sd and the average size battery. I’ll stick with the Xiaomi for now if only for the superb battery life.

  14. TheOracle
    June 10, 2016

    The Le 2 would have been perfect for me if I didn’t already have the Redmi Note 3 pro. Only things I don’t like are the USB-C, no sd and the average size battery. I’ll stick with the Xiaomi for now if only for the superb battery life.