- Release Date: February 02, 2016
Premium metal design
Universal remote control functionality
4G LTE support
Fast charging through reversible port
Dated Android OS
Unimpressive battery life
The LeEco Le 1s is an incredible piece of hardware. It has all good things including a premium metal body and decent hardware to lead the race in the affordable market segment of under Rs. 15,000.
Letv is one of the most youngest companies in the smartphone market. But still, it offers high-end camera hardware on the Le 1s to compete against other affordable offerings.
The LeEco Le 1s has a 13-megapixel ISOCELL camera sensor with a blue glass filter and phase-detection autofocus (PDAF), F2.0 aperture lens. Besides, a 5-megapixel camera sensor is featured on the front.
To distinguish from other Android smartphones, the Le 1s has a proprietary camera app that comes with an interface similar to the iOS camera app. The app enables features like HDR, Night, Panorama and Slo-Mo as well as comes preloaded with filters such as Tonal, Chrome, Gorgeous, Nature, Normal, Mono, Warm and Cold among others. For professionals, it allows manual settings to adjust contrast, exposure, ISO and white balance. The app also supports video recording with a maximum resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels (UHD) at 30fps.
We tested camera capabilities of the LeEco Le 1s by capturing shots under different environments. The smartphone offers bokeh effect in macro shots by enabling shallow depth of field and captures a sufficient amount of light in day shots. Also, the built-in ball bearing VCM provides optical image stabilisation (OIS) even when you capture frames with shaky hands. You may notice some noise in low-light shots, but this is acceptable considering the price and the single LED flash presence.
For selfies and video chatting, the front camera has enough power. But you can’t expect anything beyond that. Moreover, the presence of the rear-facing fingerprint sensor provides an ease in capturing selfies.
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