Chinese OEM LeEco wants to have a share of the big American cake that Samsung and Apple dominate with its Le Pro 3 flagship, just like Google is aiming with its Pixel and Pixel XL phones.
The company, which is known for its heroics when it comes to the TV world, has recently launched in the U.S. and it will be bringing the LeEco Le Pro 3 along with it. However, this phone will not be available until November 2nd.
The LeEco Le Pro 3 is a very interesting phone, especially when looking at from a price perspective. While you get the same processor and RAM as what is packed on the Google Pixel XL, the Le Pro 3 has a price tag of just $399. When compared to the massive $769 price of the 32GB Pixel XL, you still get to keep a massive $370 by buying the LeEco flagship.
Both handsets are powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC alongside a RAM of 4GB. However, there is Android Marshmallow on the LeEco Le Pro 3 as opposed to Android 7.1 Nougat found on the Pixel XL. Even though the two share the same screen size of 5.5 inches, the Le Pro 3 has a Full HD resolution while the Pixel XL has a QHD resolution.
The LeEco Le Pro 3 has an aluminum unibody design and the screen is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass technology, just like the Pixel XL. However, there is no two-tone design like what you see on the back of the latter, where the top-third is made of glass. The LeEco phone has an impressive 16MP snapper on the back and another great 8MP snapper for selfies. To keep it alive, you get a huge 4070mAh battery that the company says can be charged to at least 33% in just 20 minutes. The Pixel XL has an industry-best 12.3MP snapper on the back and a similar 8MP snapper on the front, but you get a smaller 3450mAh battery unit.
Like the Google Pixel XL, there is no microSD card storage, but you get 64GB of storage. The Pixel XL gets a huge 128GB storage option alongside free unlimited cloud storage for photos and videos, something the LeEco Le Pro 3 can also brag about in addition to 5TB storage for everything else.
LeEco Le Pro 3 buyers should be warned that there is no 3.5mm headphone jack on the flagship, instead, you use a USB-C port for audio connectivity. There is also room for using a wireless headphone so as to give the port another use, say charging or data transfer. Google Pixel XL buyers need not to worry about using their old headphones as the 3.5mm port has been retained, even though data transfer and battery charging is still done via a USB-C port.
When you visit the official LeMall.com and subscribe to the company’s LeRewards program, you will be entitled to a $100 rebate. This means you get to buy this LeEco Le Pro 3 for just $299, which is now $470 less than what you pay for a new 32GB Google Pixel XL with basically the same specs.