- Analysis by Christelle Nina
At the heart of the LeEco Le S3 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, which, at eight cores , is an improvement to the Le Pro 3's quad-core processor from a multi-tasking perspective, but it only revs at 1.8Ghz . Also, lowering the RAM from the latter's 4GB to a slightly-lower size of 3GB pales in comparison to other unlocked phones like the OnePlus 3T (see our graph below). In addition, it is worth noting that octa-core processors have become increasingly-common as far as phones in the same unlocked and dual-SIM market is concerned.
As for imaging pros and cons, this model comes with a 16-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel front camera, which are both just on-par with similar models. However, its edge lies in its 4K video-recording ability -- letting users capture clips at a resolution of 3840 x 2160. It shares this feature with the Le Pro 3, but it does so at a lower price. Corresponding models at the same price range typically offer video resolutions at a maximum of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Perhaps one of the biggest cons one may find with this product is the fact that it does not accommodate memory expansion . And at 32GB of on-board memory, storage churners may not find this limitation easy to work with. This is considering that a lot of other phones, even at lower price points, offer memory expansion slots of up to 128GB on top of their built-in memories.
Next on its pros and cons list is the 5.5-inch display, which offers a respectable 1920 x 1080 resolution. At 403 DPI, it's a lot better compared to the average for all phones of its time, but not significantly different relative to comparable models. Nonetheless, its Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display definitely presents a pro.
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Battery-wise, the Le S3 comes with a pretty average (again, within its sub-category) 3000mAh battery. But the fact that this comes in its 7.5mm-thick body is noteworthy, illustrated by the fact that its 400 mAh-battery-power-to-mm-thickness ratio beats that of many other models of its category, such as the popular Moto M. Also, it comes equipped with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 , which we hope should help replenish its battery more quickly.
The S3's metal unibody is reminiscent of recent iPhones (definitely a pro), as well as not sporting a 3.5mm headset port (though they include an adapter), but the cruising along with Apple stops there, as LeEco opted for a USB type-C port, the reversible one. Either way, you should try our Celliminator Phone Finder, which finds your best 5 phones.
** This phone is also known as: LeEco Le X522, LeEco S3
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