Letv is a brand you need to keep an eye on. You may own one of its phones in 2016.

It’s a personal goal of mine to bring more content to you on phones outside of the typical brands you’re familiar with like Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and LG. Huawei is proof that the lesser known phone manufacturers can make devices that are better than almost every device out there. Most importantly these devices can literally save you hundreds to thousands of dollars a year. If T-Mobile is blowing up carrier pricing, the unlocked smartphone companies like Letv, Nuu Mobile, Blu, Xiaomi, etc. are blowing up the the likes of Samsung and LG. And if history provides any lesson remember how big Nokia and Blackberry were just a few years ago? The industry changes quickly and we are going to be at the forefront of bringing real and unbiased reviews to you of these up and coming devices.

The problem with the lesser known brands is we really don’t much about them except for what’s on paper from their websites and there are very few reviews of the actual devices.

Letv is a brand YOU NEED to look out for. They recently started making smartphones in the last year and have been destroying the market in China. Here are some interesting results from its recents sales:

– 1 million Le Superphones sold in November 2015 alone (including 780,000 Le 1s units), which is the fastest time by a smartphone brand in China to reach that mark

– Le Superphone users on average consume up to 1.2G of data per month (for comparison’s sake, the industry average is under 800 MB)

– 56.7% of Le Superphone users are male; 41.27% of Le Superphone users were born in the 1980s; 36.14% were born in the 1990s

I have yet to try a Letv smartphone, but plan to very soon. I have a Letv 1s on pre-order from Gearbest.com. I want to know what I am missing because Letv’s phones look great on paper. There is a major concern with unlocked phones that they may not get Android updates, but you can also make that same argument for most phones in the sub $300 category. Even with Motorola’s latest Moto E, they said they wouldn’t update it to Android 6.0 because “customers were more focused on value than software.”

Check out the specs below on a couple of Letv’s phones. They can make all metal budget devices to high-end phones that can compete with anything here in the U.S. But keep an eye on Letv. With devices like these we may be seeing them here in the U.S. sooner rather than later.

If you have tried any of these unlocked smartphones, let us know in the comments the benefits and downsides to owning an unlocked smartphone if you don’t mind. Anyways, look out for reviews of budget and mid-range devices soon.

 

All metal Letv 1s sub $200 unlocked.
All metal Letv 1s sub $200 unlocked.

Letv 1s 5.5 inch 4G Phablet Android 5.1 MTK6795 64bit Octa Core 2.2GHz 3GB RAM 32GB ROM 5.0MP + 13.0MP Cameras – LINK
Main Features:
Display: 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 FHD Screen
CPU: MTK6795 64bit Octa Core 2.2GHz
GPU: PowerVR G6200
System: Android 5.1
RAM + ROM: 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM
Camera: Dual Cameras, front camera 5.0MP camera, back camera 13.0MP
Sensor: Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor and Fingerprint Sensor
Bluetooth: 4.0
Features: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, one Nano SIM Card, one Micro SIM Card

 

Letv One Max 2K Screen Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64bit 4GB RAM 64GB ROM – LINK

 

  • Display: 6.33 inch 2K screen (2560 x 1440 pixels)
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa core 2.0GHz
  • GPU: Adreno430
  • System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Storage: 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM
  • Camera: 4.0MP + 81° wide-angle  F2.0 camera, 21.0MP AF face beauty with dual flash lights F2.0 camera
  • Sensor: Light sensor , G-sensor , P-sensor, Hall Sensor,Proximity sensor
  • Feature: Gyroscope,Infrared Remote Control, Electronic Compass
  • Bluetooth: BT4.0
  • GPS: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Battery: 3000mAh Built-in Battery
  • SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, Micro SIM + Nano SIM
  • Network:

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz

3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz

4G: LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz

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