LeTV 1S is designated as a flagship killer – awesome specs and looks with a killer price ($150 USD). Does that live up to the name – this review explains why it’s a near miss.
In terms of Specs, LeTV has more than enough horsepower to do almost everything – be it gaming or running multiple apps at the same time. The phone packs a Helio X10 Turbo CPU SoC chipset which contains a 64-bit octa-core CPU (Cortex-A53 Cores) with clock speeds up to 2.2GHz. It also features 3GB of RAM, 32 GB internal memory.
The design of the phone isn’t bad either, it has an all metal exterior shell and also supports a Finger print reader on the back.
Last but not least, it features a Dual Sim (4G) which is amazing if you travel a lot or have a data plan that’s separate from your call plan.
UI is fluid
Games run well (Check out the Sim City Screen capture in the video)
Enough ram to use
The biggest problem with this phone is durability. This suffers from the same fragile screen that was seen in the previous LeTV One X600 designs. There has been numerous complaints about the screen breaking or cracking on XDA as well as on Youtube. How they have not fixed this issue baffles me. Perhaps it is because they are not using Gorilla Glass ?
Battery Life: 8/10
Whilst the performance of the LeTV 1S is superb for its price, the poor durability and the availability of alternatives with similar specs and price (eg Redmi Note 3, Meizu Metal) makes this phone hard to recommend.