Overview of the smartphone LeEco Le Max 2
The Internet giant LeEco was founded by Chinese businessman Jia Yuehtin 12 years ago. However, then the company was called LeTV and its main activity was to provide media content, similar to what YouTube and Netflix do. LeEco continues to develop this undoubtedly “gold mine”, offering tens of thousands of serials and thousands of films to millions of its users.
Over the years, the company has grown from “baby panties” and began to invest billions earned in streaming service in the most promising areas – the production of smartphones and electric vehicles that can compete with such giants as Apple, Samsung and Tesla.
This year, LeEco, the daughter company LeRee, was born, which will promote the product in the Russian, Eastern European and CIS markets. The seriousness of the intentions of the newly emerged Chinese industrial dragon can not be doubted. An example is the smartphone Le Max 2.
1. Packaging and delivery set
If the theater starts with a hanger, then an elite smartphone, of course, with packaging. In Le Max 2, it is an exact repetition of what we saw at Le 2. A strict, elegant box covered with a black matte film can be safely compared to a tuxedo where everything is perfectly laid out, without which the smartphone is a round orphan: adapter, adapter with USB Type-C, silicone case and sync cable. At a decent place, even a clip for opening the SIM tray in the neighborhood with a brief instruction.
2. Design features, display, ergonomics
Its “appearance” Le Max 2 and its predecessors are absolute twins. Design without any frills, almost faceless, but it’s not good to call it a language will not turn. Some experts call these models “the killer of the flagships”, thereby emphasizing their potentially high competitiveness.
Modest charm Le Max 2 is seen in a wide false frame on the bottom and top of the screen and in the fingerprint – a fingerprint scanner with a mirror surface. When developing the back of the hull as a material, preference was given to aluminum.
Near the front, almost the whole surface is covered with tempered glass. The gadgets in the gadget are dedicated to episodic “roles” in the form of perfectly glued antenna plugs on the back surface. In general, the body looks and feels like something monolithic, where it is difficult (almost impossible) to imagine such shameful phenomena as backlash, creaking or crackling.
A few words about the ergonomics of Le Max 2. Here it is almost no different from other analogues with a 5-7-inch screen. It is somewhat inconvenient to locate the ultrasonic fingerprint reader of Qualcomm Sense ID on the rear panel, although there are no complaints about the speed and accuracy of the scanner itself.
Le Max 2 uses a USB Type-C connector to transfer audio to a decoding chip. In turn, the LEOco audio standard CDLA (Continual Digital Lossless Audio), which in translation roughly means “continuous digital audio without loss”, is implemented in the headphones of the smartphone. The standard has already passed certification and guarantees users high-quality sound.
3. Hardware platform and performance
It is worth noting that the entire line of Le Max 2 of the four modifications has the most modern memory, and two have a record – 6 GB. The secret of power is in Qualcomm quad-core Shapgragon 820 processor, which is a system-on-a chip with a large margin of performance and is practically not heated during operation.
Among the many advantages of the processor is the support for a large number of FDD LTE bands. The smartphone perfectly interacts with towers operating on 3, 7, 20 bands, which means that it is 100% compatible with Russian cellular networks.
The all-seeing eye Le Max 2 is a 21 Mp camera equipped with an optical stabilization system and a phase autofocus. In good lighting, high quality images with perfect detail are guaranteed. Among the shortcomings, it is worth noting the sometimes arising excessive sharpness, which is known among experts as a rehash.
5. The battery
The developers have equipped Le Max 2 with a battery capacity of 3100 mAh with the technology of accelerated charging Quick Charge 3.0. To complete the restoration of the energy potential, it is sufficient for him to have 80 minutes. On a partial charge – up to 75% takes 45 minutes. Tests showed that when the smartphone is actively used, when the screen is used for 4 – 4.5 hours, it will surely last from morning till late evening.
Selective use of the smartphone looks like this. Music lovers can count on 50, video for 11 and video games – for 5 hours of work.
6. Wireless interfaces and communication
The fact that Le Eco has found its unique face can be seen in detail, in particular, in the set of wireless interfaces. User Le Max 2 can feel confident with dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. The ability to control home electronics provides infrared. Thanks to a wired interface (standard USB 2.0), you can always use ordinary headphones and listen to analog radio.
The success of Le Eco in many ways became possible, thanks to a well-established ideology, which extends far beyond the production of high-tech devices and modern information technologies.
In this case, we are talking about a single concept, as an ecosystem that unites all the main lines of the company’s activities. In the example of Le Max 2, this trend can be traced to the fact that with its help you can not only communicate and have access to Internet resources. The owner of a smartphone with the help of unique IT-technologies Le Eco has the opportunity to remotely control home appliances.
According to the AnTuTu Benchmark rating, which determines the efficiency of smartphones, Le Max 2 surely takes the second place in the world performance rating, yielding very little to its “countryman” – Vivo Xplay 5 Elite, while leaving behind a very solid competitors in the face of ZUK Z2Pro, Xiaomi Mi 5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. All this combined with a very reasonable price (in China Le Max 2 costs 385 dollars) allows us to hope that in the Russian market it will take a worthy place.