Price : ₹ 29,999/- Rating : 75/100
- How does it feel out of the box?
Coming out of the box is a bulky device with pink flushed all over the phone, which the company claims to be rose gold. One would expect it to be sleek but nevertheless, it does look and feel premium in the hands. Moreover, I was happy at the fact that the branding of LeTv was finally taken off, being replaced with the Le logo lying beautifully at the bottom. The Le Max 2 looks identical to the Le 2, more or less like the plus variant beefed up. Both the phones enjoyed trolling me a couple of times and trust me, keep them on the table and you will definitely get confused. The design of the phone is gorgeous with no difference in the placements of buttons, but it did manage to pull a lot of attracters inquiring about the phone. And why wouldn’t they? When the design and built is so elegant and it will take some time getting used to the weight of the sturdy phone.
- How does it perform?
Le Max 2 powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC, coupled with a monstrous 6GB of RAM and 64GB onboard, didn’t fail to impress me while multitasking and playing high graphics game like Asphalt 8 and Dead Trigger 2 without any lag. On the display up front, sporting a 5.7 inch QHD which no phone offers at that price range, offered crisp and detailed display. The only app that misbehaved was Snapchat and there was a small window with a grainy screen that kept popping like a jack out of the box, was a little disturbing. The battery life had the juice to withstand a day with moderate usage very easily and it does charge quickly, being backed up by 3100 mAh. The fingerprint sensor wasn’t efficient.
- How is the camera?
The protruding 21MP primary camera module, flanked by a dual-tone LED flash and the front facing 8MP gave good shots in daylight and wasn’t that bad in the night as well. Everything was quick to capture and images didn’t lack in any detailing, especially in bright light. Selfies pics that were taken were good enough.
- What’s so special?
LeEco has been extensively focusing on content integration on its smartphones introducing membership of ₹ 490 per month and ₹ 4900 annually. Slide it back and front and there won’t be any kind of buffering. Moreover, the brand might have trumped Apple when it came to killing the headphone jack, by producing CDLA technology integrated with Dolby ATMOS in the audio department. A pure delight for audiophiles with no distortions at all, producing amazing clarity while listening to music, watching videos and taking calls as well.
- What’s your final take?
Did it miss anything? Well, a quick software update would fix all the tweaks and bugs. A real game changer loaded with entertainment through content and music. The gamble of skipping the 3.5mm jack worked in their favour. Although, being a smartphone with good camera, 2K resolution, CDLA technology, filled with content, makes it a worthy competitor. At 30K, it’s a real steal!