World’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 smartphone – LeEco Le Max Pro Hands On


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The LeEco Le Max Pro was the world’s first smartphone to be announced powered by the Snapdragon 820. The smartphone is also the first Snapdragon 820 smartphone to go on sale and we went hands on with it at MWC. Here are our impressions.

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The handset packs a massive 6.33″ 1440p display and naturally the phone has a large footprint too. However the smartphone feels smaller than you would expect and even lighter too. It has a good build quality and feels solid thanks to the metal construction.

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The soft touch finish at the back provides decent grip and the antenna lines at the back don’t really look out of place. It is powered by a quad-core 64bit Snapdragon 820 processor and has 4GB of RAM as well.

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The front facing camera is a 4 Megapixel OmniVision camera with 81 degree wide angle of view.Next to it, you have the earpiece, proximity as well as ambient light sensor.

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Below the display, you have 3 capacitive buttons that are backlit and offer haptic feedback when pressed.

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The bottom houses the USB-Type C port, the speaker grille as well as the primary microphone. The phone also supports the latest WiFi 802.11 ad standard which makes it one of the few smartphones to do so.

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The left side houses the volume rocker while on the right side, you can find the power button and the DualSIM slot.

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At the top, you have the IR blaster and 3.5mm audio jack.

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The back has a 21 Megapixel camera, dual-tone LED flash and a secondary microphone. You also have a fingerprint sensor with Qualcomm’s SenseID technology. This means that it relies on an Ultrasonic method of fingerprint scanning that is more accurate since it can detect your fingerprint even when your fingers are dirty or wet.


Author: Sandeep Sarma

Sandeep Sarma is a blogger and a freelance photographer. Apart from gadgets and phones, he also has a passion for movies and cars. He currently uses the S7 Edge as his main phone. Catch him on twitter at @sandeep9sarma