Specs summary

Screen
5.5"

The LeEco Le Pro 3's screen is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.35GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad core 2.35 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
4070mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4070 mAh battery. LeEco's performance ratings are 13.3 days standby time.



The LeEco Le Pro3 is so close to being great, but ultimately gets in its own way.

- Jason Cipriani , GreenBot 

Reviews summary

7.3/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 11 reviews

What's good  

  • Blazing performance
  • Bright display
  • All-day battery life
  • QuickCharge 3.0
  • Price

What's bad  

  • So-so camera
  • No microSD support
  • Slow fingerprint scanner
  • Extensive software modifications
  • Duplicate LeEco-branded apps

Looking to make a name for itself in Western markets, LeEco is releasing the Le Pro 3. While on paper, the phone seems to offer an amazing experience at an amazing price, this doesn’t always lead to real world results.

Reviewers have been using the phone for a month or two and reviews are rolling in. Does the Le Pro 3 have what it takes to carve out a spot in the market? More importantly, is it worth owning? Let’s see what everyone is saying!

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The phone’s design is fairly standard for 2016--a brushed aluminum unibody. Reviewers all remarked on how smooth the phone felt. Though Talk Android had a few inconsistencies in their review model, saying, “Where the glass meets the hairline metal edge, you can see an [ever] so slight lip of metal that is surprisingly sharp to the touch.”

There’s a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel. However, reviews were hit or miss on performance. G Style Mag noted, “It sometimes takes a few tries to get it unlocked.” This was echoed by other reviewers as well.

Another thing you’ll notice about the design is a lack of headphone jack. The phone ships with a set of USB-C earbuds, but otherwise you’re left looking for an adapter or going with a bluetooth option.

Coming around front, reviewers didn’t have much to say about the 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display. GreenBot called it “bright and vivid” and some reviewers mentioned slight contrast issues at extreme angles. Otherwise, it seems that it’s average enough to not turn heads or cause problems.

Where things get interesting is performance. The 2.35GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor is typically reserved for phones twice the Le Pro 3’s price. Paired with 4GB of RAM, reviewers all raved about performance. Talk Android said, “The Le Pro 3 certainly flies and never shows signs of slowing down. However, the software itself, particularly the interface animations, give an illusion of the phone running slower than it probably is.”

You’ll find 64GB of internal storage for your apps, games and media. However, unless you take advantage of cloud storage, there’s no way to expand things.

The phone ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and LeEco’s Ecosystem UI skin. This was one of the biggest complaints from reviewers. GreenBot declared, “LeEco has taken a strong hand in customizing Android, and the end result is a confusing mess.” Most reviewers found something to complain about with the software. The most positive review came from ChipChick, saying, “The UI is one of the heaviest Android overlays we’ve used yet, but aside from the lack of an app drawer, it’s possible to look past most of its flaws.”

If you’re looking to use your phone as your primary camera, you’ll find equally mixed opinions. The 16MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing lens do well in bright lighting, but reviewers noted that the software was inconsistent and low-light performance was bad. G Style Mag said, “It’s sufficient in daylight. Everywhere else it will have this kind of washed out feeling to it.”

However, one area in which reviewers all agreed the phone excels is battery life. With a monstrous 4,070mAh battery and QuickCharge 3.0 support, you should have little worry about running out of power. Phandroid tested the phone and said, “I was able to easily make it through a day without plugging in. If I really pushed it, I could make it through 2 days without charging.”

Overall, most reviewers recommended passing on the phone. Not because of the hardware or price, but because the software. GreenBot summed up opinions well, noting, “It’s a good phone — superb, even — when it comes to performance and design … Unfortunately, the software gets in its way and stops it from being one of the best phones on the market.”


Reviews (7.3/10 Avg. rating)


Pocket-lint

Too much LeEco and not enough Android

from Pocket-lint
The LeEco Le Pro 3 is an affordable phone with potential. Consider its aluminium unibody design, the beefy Snapdragon 821 chip, long-lasting battery, and great-sounding stereo speakers and there's plenty to praise... Full review
The Gadgeteer

Powerful processor, comparatively inexpensive

from The Gadgeteer
The Pro3 is worthy of consideration for anyone looking for a powerful unlocked GSM Android smartphone. The hardware components work well to provide an enjoyable user experience. The custom UI is not overbearing and flexible enough to permit other applications to be set as the default... Full review
PC Magazine

Offers a premium build and good specs

from PC Magazine
The LeEco Le Pro3 offers a premium build and good specs for a relatively affordable $399, but the competition is fierce. The Le Pro3 isn't a winner, but it's a promising start... Full review
TrustedReviews

Superb battery life, good stereo sound, but annoying eui interface

from TrustedReviews
With the fastest processor on the market and super battery life, the LeEco Pro 3 is well worth the $400 asking price. It’s just a shame the Chinese firm’s custom interface can’t get out of its own way... Full review
Talk Android

A powerful, inexpensive (and confusing) phone

from Talk Android
So where have we ended up with the LeEco Le Pro 3? In short, this is a very solid and capable phone especially when you consider the $399 price tag. The hardware is beautiful and mostly very comfortable in the hand and feels like a more expensive device. The display is very bright and crisp, the performance solid for the most part, battery life is amazing, and while a number of issues are present with the camera, you will most of the time walk away pleased with the photos it takes. But how does this all come together as a phone worth buying?.. Full review
G Style Magazine

A spec packed smartphone

from G Style Magazine
At a price tag of $400 you are getting a spec packed smartphone. There aren’t many devices out there with a Snapdragon 821 processor at least at this amount. The software may annoy you though. There are other alternatives around for a similar price tag. If you want the latest Snapdragon for almost half the price, then look at the Le Pro 3. If you can do fine with the 820 chips (which you should) look at the OnePlus 3(T) or Axon 7... Full review
GreenBot

Flagship specs, low cost, and a horrible user experience

from GreenBot
I can say I wouldn’t want to use the Le Pro3 as my daily phone. It’s so close to being one of the best Android phones available at the $399 price point, but then you open another app for the first time and are reminded just how bad the software experience is... Full review
Phandroid

Great in performance, bad in software

from Phandroid
If you only care about performance and you can get it for the ultra-low $299 price, this is a great phone. The software will be a huge turn-off for most people. There are better options in this price range that won’t require as many sacrifices... Full review
Phone Scoop

Offers plenty of style and substance in an affordable package

from Phone Scoop
The LeEco Pro3 is a fine phone, especially for $400. The company put together a simple, but high-quality piece of hardware that keeps pace with rivals in the most important aspects of performance, while the software often left me cringing... Full review
Chip Chick

High-end performance, solid build, excellent battery life

from Chip Chick

we’re left with a phone that makes a lot of compromises — and at this price, that might be alright. The Le Pro3 is $400, but buying it through LeMall.com secures a $100 rebate at purchase, bringing it down to $300. The UI is bloated and the camera is mediocre, but in the end, we’re still talking about an extremely powerful phone with battery life of over a day for $300. That’s not something we can say about any other phone, even the OnePlus 3 and the ZTE Axon 7. Throw in niche features like an IR blaster and better than average speakers, and we’ve got a phone t... Full review


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