Lisa Gade reviews the LeEco LePro 3, an unlocked GSM Android smartphone with 4G LTE, a 5.5” full HD IPS display and 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 CPU that sells for $399 or less with no contract requirement. The phone has 4 gigs of RAM, 64 gigs of storage, a 4,070 mAh battery and an aluminum unibody design with Gorilla Glass 3 protecting the display. The smartphone has WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and stereo speakers. It has a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens and 4K video recording and an 8MP front camera. A TPU clear case, USB-C earbuds and Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 charger are included in the box.
The hardware is compelling, though phones like the OnePlus 3t and the Moto Z Play provide stiff competition. The software is unique and perhaps less compelling— it runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with heavy UI customizations called EUI (Ecosystem UI). LeEco is making a big push in the TV and smartphone space (they bought the TV maker Vizio in 2016).