LeTV LeeCo Le Pro 3 X720 – better than the Le 2 Max?

The Le Pro 3 is the successor to the Le Max, but is it better? Aside from the obvious new Chipset and expected blistering RAW Power, what else can you expect from LeeCo’s new Flagship.

Highlights of LeTV LeeCo Le Pro 3 X720:

  • Much faster (powered by Snapdragon 821 Chipset)
  • 5.5 inch 1080p Fully Laminated IPS, 2.5D Arc Screen
  • Smooth gaming performance
  • Highest Benchmark Scores (150K on Antutu)
  • 6 GB RAM
  • Fast UFS Storage
  • Slightly improved 16 MP Camera, Supports 4K Video Recording
  • Improve camera quality from the Le 2 Max, especially on the  Artifacts
  • 8.0 MP F/2.0 Front Camera, supports 720p Recording
  • Fast and Stable Dual Band Wireless AC
  • Bluetooth 4.2 and
  • Dual Sim Support
  • Accurate GPS (fast lock in)
  • 4070mAh (11 hours screen on time)
  • Metal Unibody Design (Premium build)
  • Dual Loudspeakers (top and bottom placement)
  • Great Call Quality

Limitations or CONS:

  • No 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • No Micro SD Card Slot
  • EUI 5.8 (similar to the Le 2 Max) – nothing changed
  • Really good battery life (11 hour screen on time)
  • 4K video lacks OIS and EIS (Image Stabilization) – shaky videos
  • Camera UI is identical to the Le 2 Max
  • Low Quality Audio 95kbps on Video Recording
  • Low Light performance is similar to the Le 2 Max (Poor low light performance)
  • Great call quality
  • Design is very similar to the Le 2 Max
  • Not so bright 1080p Display (suffer on direct sunlight)
  • Downgrade to 1080p, compared to the Retina 1440p of the Le 2 Max

WHERE TO BUY? (May 5)

LeTv LeeCo Le Pro 3 X720 retails at $407

OTHER LINKS

LeTV Leeco Le Pro 3 retails at $349 (on Sale)

Sale price until May 8

You may be interested: Flash or Limited Time Sales (updated)


Compared to the LeTV Le 2 Max, what is the difference/Similarities

Better Battery Life

  • Le 2 Max (3000mAh, Retina Display and Snapdragon 820) – a bit frugal in terms of battery life, at most 6 hours of screen on time
  • The Le Pro 3 X720 (4070maH, 1080p Display and Snapdragon 821) – 11 hours of screen on time, almost doubles the Le 2 Max. Also the drop to 1080p also helps improve the battery a lot.

CDLA (Continuous Digital Lossless Audio), means, no more 3.5mm Audio Jack

Both phones offers the same excellent Audio Quality via the USB Type C adapter. Although it is still annoying to be carrying around the adapter just to use a headphone. The Audio Quality is still top notch and probably one of the best.

Good Loudspeakers

LeTV has always been great on making an all in one Multimedia machine. And the Le 2 Max and Le 3 Pro share this feature. The Loudspeakers are loud, crisps with audible bass. Although the CDLA feature sounds a lot better.

Downgrade to 1080p

The Le 2 Max had a Retina 1440p Display, which had roughly 500+ ppi, the overall quality was great, with good sunlight legibility and contrast levels. The Le Pro 3 X720, has downgraded to 1080p, probably to save on battery life. But the screen also is not the brightest 1080p display available. It does struggle on direct sunlight.

Same EUI 5.8 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)

LeeCo’s proprietary OS and UI is still the same. All the customizations and features are similar to what you find on the Le 2 Max. The Camera UI is also identical. Unfortunately compared to other UI like the MIUI, it is left behind in terms of features.

Slightly improved Camera

The Artifacts seen on the 4K video of the Le 2 Max is now gone on the Le Pro 3 X720. Although the quality isn’t really superior, it still has low Audio Bit rate for video recordings and it lacks OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization). The Quality itself is good but not a marked improvement from its predecessor. Low light performance is on par and will not offer anything new.

The 8.0 megapixel front camera is fairly decent and similar quality offered on the Le 2 Max.

How about Design?

It still has that big damn bezels, and the design has changed only slightly. The most notable change is on the camera lens look.

So is the Le Pro 3 X720 better than the Le 2 Max?

Well in terms of battery life and performance, It definitely has an edge. But the UI remains unchanged, the camera performance isn’t a big leap in improvement and most of the features can be found on the Le 2 Max, which is now considerably cheaper and definitely the best value Flagship available.

SpecsLeTV LeeCo Le Pro 3 X720
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 821 2.35GHz Quad Core
GPU: Adreno 530
MemoryRAM: 6 LPDDR4
ROM: 64 GB UFS 2.0
OSEUI 5.8 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Display5.5 inch, IPS, 400 ppi
1920 x 1080 pixels, 2.5D Arc Screen, Scratch Resistant
Special FeaturesUltrasonic Fingerprint Scanner
Main Camera16 MP, f/2.0 Aperture, Dual Tone LED Flash, 4K Video
Front Camera8.0 MP, f/2.0 Aperture, 720p HD Video
NetworkDual Nano SIM, Dual Standby
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
TD-SCDMA 1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz
TD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.2
Dual Band 2.4/5GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
NFC (Near Field Communication)
GPSGPS/A-GPS/Glonass/Beidou
SensorsFingerprint, E-Compass, Gravity, Proximity
AudioCDLA (Continuous Digital Lossless Audio)
Dual Loudspeakers
IO2x Nano Sim Card Slot
1x USB Type C
Dimensions151.4 x 73.9 x 7.5 mm
Weight: 175g
Batterybuilt in 4070mAh (Fast Charging)

Highlights of LeTV LeeCo Le Pro 3 X720:

  • Much faster (powered by Snapdragon 821 Chipset)
  • 5.5 inch 1080p Fully Laminated IPS, 2.5D Arc Screen
  • Smooth gaming performance
  • Highest Benchmark Scores (150K on Antutu)
  • 6 GB RAM
  • Fast UFS Storage
  • Slightly improved 16 MP Camera, Supports 4K Video Recording
  • Improve camera quality from the Le 2 Max, especially on the  Artifacts
  • 8.0 MP F/2.0 Front Camera, supports 720p Recording
  • Fast and Stable Dual Band Wireless AC
  • Bluetooth 4.2 and
  • Dual Sim Support
  • Accurate GPS (fast lock in)
  • 4070mAh (11 hours screen on time)
  • Metal Unibody Design (Premium build)
  • Dual Loudspeakers (top and bottom placement)
  • Great Call Quality

Limitations or CONS:

  • No 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • No Micro SD Card Slot
  • EUI 5.8 (similar to the Le 2 Max) – nothing changed
  • Really good battery life (11 hour screen on time)
  • 4K video lacks OIS and EIS (Image Stabilization) – shaky videos
  • Camera UI is identical to the Le 2 Max
  • Low Quality Audio 95kbps on Video Recording
  • Low Light performance is similar to the Le 2 Max (Poor low light performance)
  • Great call quality
  • Design is very similar to the Le 2 Max
  • Not so bright 1080p Display (suffer on direct sunlight)
  • Downgrade to 1080p, compared to the Retina 1440p of the Le 2 Max

WHERE TO BUY? (May 5)

LeTv LeeCo Le Pro 3 X720 retails at $407

OTHER LINKS

LeTV Leeco Le Pro 3 retails at $349 (on Sale)

Sale price until May 8

You may be interested: Flash or Limited Time Sales (updated)

So is the Le Pro 3 X720 better than the Le 2 Max?

Well in terms of battery life and performance, It definitely has an edge. But the UI remains unchanged, the camera performance isn’t a big leap in improvement and most of the features can be found on the Le 2 Max, which is now considerably cheaper and definitely the best value Flagship available.

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