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  1. aitt's Avatar
    10-19-2016 01:15 PM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    LeEco is poised to make a big splash.
    10-19-2016 02:14 PM
  3. Phenom's Avatar
    The only negative so far is the lack of a headphone jack. But I might be able to learn to live with it considering the price. I'll definitely be keeping out an eye on reviews. If the software matches the specs, this could change the game...
    10-19-2016 03:29 PM
  4. bramgoodwin's Avatar
    There is no 3.5" connection for my head phones.

    Can you charge the phone and listen to music at the same time?
    10-19-2016 03:31 PM
  5. Darius DuPree's Avatar
    I'm super interested in these phones, but I'm leaning towards the S3 for $150, but I'll have to wait for some reviews to see if it has NFC or not. I registered for the phones regardless.
    10-19-2016 04:51 PM
  6. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Pretty positive review here: LeEco Le Pro3: Stunning battery life and high quality keep me from ordering a Pixel | ZDNet

    What I gather from the review is overall very positive, with the biggest drawbacks being:
    1: Annoying aspects to the software in the native launcher
    2: 1080p LCD display (though it sounds like the display is still nice and not being QHD means better battery life)
    3: The camera is "decent". Not really a drawback (I mean, hey...the phone is $400!), but if camera is a big deal it's something to think about.
    4: It sounds like Android Pay is not yet supported, but ought to be soon.

    Long battery life is a BIG plus, though...and the price (especially with the $100 discount) is fantastic enough to make me think I might try to get in on the flash sale. I did sign up just to have a chance if I decide to go for it. I'm currently on Sprint, but we've been talking about moving to T-Mobile...which is the only way I could use the thing anyway.
    11-01-2016 08:15 AM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    Le Pro3 and Le S3 hands-on: Welcome to the U.S., LeEco | Android Central

    The 5.5-inch 1080p phone has no real design flair, but is instead a simple blank vessel to carry high-end specs that look great on paper: a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a massive 4070 mAh battery (with Quick Charge 3), a one-touch fingerprint sensor and a 16MP rear camera can all be found inside.

    The metal itself is simple and coated with a high-gloss sheen that separates it from the Le S3's more raw aluminum look, and aside from the capacitive buttons below the screen nothing actually stands out about the hardware design. Unless the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack is considered standing out at this point.
    11-01-2016 02:41 PM
  8. j_grouchy's Avatar
    I went ahead and pulled the trigger on this one. We haven't even switched to T-Mo yet, so I can't say if I'll even keep it...but it seemed like a good deal on a promising device. We shall see...
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    11-02-2016 12:12 PM
  9. j_grouchy's Avatar
    I'm a little skeptical about the display. My LG G3 is quad HD at the same size (5.5")...so this is actually a step down. I'll still reserve judgment until I can see it first hand.
    11-02-2016 03:57 PM
  10. 1213 1213's Avatar
    I'm hoping for some in-depth reviews that spend a lot of time covering the main concerns. Namely software stability, support, and how reliable the body is.

    The fact that barely anyone says a single word on the huge black bezels has me very sceptical of many hands-on reviews.
    11-04-2016 04:32 PM
  11. romiust's Avatar
    Android pay works fine! I have my unit already. Any questions, ask away!
    11-05-2016 05:09 AM
  12. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Android pay works fine! I have my unit already. Any questions, ask away!
    I'd definitely like to know about the camera and how it compares to other devices you own/have owned.

    Also, I've seen different sources say that it does have expandable storage and that it does not. Please settle this one for me!

    Thanks.
    11-05-2016 07:25 AM
  13. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    I'd definitely like to know about the camera and how it compares to other devices you own/have owned.

    Also, I've seen different sources say that it does have expandable storage and that it does not. Please settle this one for me!

    Thanks.
    Both DO NOT have expandable storage but the Pro does come with 64gb of internal instead of 32 like the S3
    11-05-2016 11:28 AM
  14. romiust's Avatar
    Single sim card with no expandable memory. Camera seemed decent,maybe not better than the LG g4 .way better than my HTC one m8.
    11-05-2016 11:51 AM
  15. acrewdog's Avatar
    I bought this phone for my wife. We are coming from the Asus Zenfone 2.
    This phone seems like a good step up in every way. It's solid build, premium chip and huge battery are some sweet selling points at a great price.
    The software is a bit weird but after a week or two It will be normal.
    The camera is better than I expected. Indoor shots look bright and crisp.

    I'm thinking of buying another one for myself. I'll kick myself if I miss out on the $100 off.
    Mallowpuff likes this.
    11-09-2016 07:02 AM
  16. acrewdog's Avatar
    I put the Google Now launcher on my wife's phone last night and she is perfectly happy with it now. It's just going to take a bit of muscle memory training to get used to the flipped back button.
    I'm really starting to wonder why this phone is being overlooked. it kicks ***
    11-10-2016 07:06 AM
  17. j_grouchy's Avatar
    I'm really starting to wonder why this phone is being overlooked. it kicks ***
    Part of me wants to hate it just because of the name...the faux French-sounding name of a Chinese company.
    Then there's the pricing. People generally want to believe that, when it comes to smartphones, you can't get a quality phone for $150 or - in the case of a 821, all-metal body Pro 3 - $300.
    Lastly, I think people are turned off the Flash Sale model. I agree it's not the best way to sell in the US, but I can understand the reasons for not wanting to go all-out. Oneplus took two or three cycles to get over their odd invite-only sales model. When stepping into a loaded - and uncertain - market, caution leads to these sorts of things.
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    11-10-2016 07:27 AM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    Part of me wants to hate it just because of the name...the faux French-sounding name of a Chinese company.
    Then there's the pricing. People generally want to believe that, when it comes to smartphones, you can't get a quality phone for $150 or - in the case of a 821, all-metal body Pro 3 - $300.
    Lastly, I think people are turned off the Flash Sale model. I agree it's not the best way to sell in the US, but I can understand the reasons for not wanting to go all-out. Oneplus took two or three cycles to get over their odd invite-only sales model. When stepping into a loaded - and uncertain - market, caution leads to these sorts of things.
    For me, the flash sale thing but really the size. If they make a smaller phone, I might be more open to giving it a try even though I think it's cool.
    11-10-2016 10:04 AM
  19. acrewdog's Avatar
    If you really don't like the flash sales, feel free to buy it at full price. It's worth it. It does not seem that the flash sales are selling out very quickly regardless.
    11-10-2016 03:07 PM
  20. Rumblee1's Avatar
    I went ahead and pulled the trigger on this one. We haven't even switched to T-Mo yet, so I can't say if I'll even keep it...but it seemed like a good deal on a promising device. We shall see...
    Did you get it yet? I'd be interested in your honest opinion.
    11-12-2016 02:20 PM
  21. Etyrnus's Avatar
    I think this is the best and fairest version of a "flash" sale.
    You can know, for now, when the next sale is coming (16/11) and at that time you generally have 4+ hours to hit a button. You can even register at the same time.
    At the moment you have no reason to buy a Le Eco at full price, and I'm sure because of fluctuating stock Le Eco are quite happy with that. They may settle on the lower or standard price depending on reception.
    They sold out in just under 3 hours on the 9th.
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    11-12-2016 08:44 PM
  22. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Did you get it yet? I'd be interested in your honest opinion.
    I did get it earlier this week (Tuesday, I think).
    I've only opened the box...haven't powered it up, though. Physically I'm impressed with the phone...it's solid. Good weight and feel. Beyond that, though, I can't say. It's mostly just a matter now of figuring out when to switch carriers. My wife wants us to, but doesn't want to actually deal with the hassle of getting the new phone and all the stuff that is involved. We're on Sprint now, so it's not like just swapping out SIM cards.
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    11-13-2016 07:41 AM
  23. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Alright, I gave in and powered it up. I was really just too curious. I haven't installed anything or signed into any accounts...so it's really just the basic interface set up right now. I'm only able to compare it to my LG G3, which is a 2.5 year old device. Based on that, though, I'm already impressed. I don't know what an S7 or a OnePlus 3 or a V20 (or even a V10) is like...so my perspective may be a little out of whack in comparison to someone who handles a lot of flagship devices regularly.

    My comparison between the Le Pro 3 and the G3:

    Fingerprint: well, this is my first time experiencing a fingerprint reader on a phone, but it seems quick and responsive. Easy to set up.
    Haptic feedback: much stronger on the Pro 3
    Sound: FAR better on the Pro 3. The G3 sound was always very disappointing, so the bar was set pretty low. I must say I hate all the ringtone options...but that's all subjective.
    Interface: the lack of usable features on the notification shade is annoying and frankly confusing. I'm hoping they change this part of the eui interface...or at least allow as an option (much like EMUI has done with the app drawer with their recent v5 update).
    Screen: One advantage - on paper - my G3 has is the quad HD resolution vs. the Pro 3 HD resolution. Once I had them side by side, the difference was almost inconsequential. I didn't run a bunch of comparisons, but my initial impression was they are about equal.
    Camera: My G3 camera has always driven me a bit nutty. I do love the G3 camera app that allows you to take a photo by touching anywhere on the display, but the shutter speed was always...very...very...slow. On my half dozen test shots on the Pro3, the shutter was nice and quick and the shots appeared to be of decent quality.

    I'll have to run a couple actual tests on this device over the next week or two...just to see if I'm really okay with using this device for the next year or so. So far it's looking good, though...
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    11-14-2016 08:05 AM
  24. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Very positive review here (until it addresses the software, of course):
    http://www.digitaltrends.com/cell-ph...-pro-3-review/

    Ultimately, it's the software that turns the reviewer off a glowing recommendation. I really hope LeEco is listening closely...
    11-16-2016 03:43 PM
  25. cjp39's Avatar
    I bought this phone for my wife. We are coming from the Asus Zenfone 2.
    This phone seems like a good step up in every way. It's solid build, premium chip and huge battery are some sweet selling points at a great price.
    The software is a bit weird but after a week or two It will be normal.
    The camera is better than I expected. Indoor shots look bright and crisp.

    I'm thinking of buying another one for myself. I'll kick myself if I miss out on the $100 off.
    How is the blue tooth?

    Sent from my XT1585 using Android Central
    12-31-2016 06:56 PM
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