LeEco Le Max 2 review: L'etranger

L'etranger

GSMArena team, 08 June 2016.

Display

The LeEco Le Max 2 comes with the flagship-worthy resolution of 1440 x 2560px on a 5.7" diagonal. It's an IPS LCD with a standard RGB matrix. There is no fancy curved glass on top of the Le Max 2, nor is there any mention of using any kind of chemically strengthened glass (Gorilla, Dinorex). Perhaps, a screen protector might be a good idea for anyone opting for the Le Max 2.

LeEco Le Max 2 review

The viewing angles of the 5.7" display are excellent and colors don't shift. There is some contrast loss, naturally, but it doesn't hurt the overall great picture quality.

The screen offers a maximum brightness of 426 nits, which is about average - being an LCD unit, it could have been brighter. Thanks to the deep blacks, however, the Le Max 2 display outed an excellent contrast of 1444:1.

Finally, the color calibration isn't perfect as the whites and grays are off towards blue, but with an Avg. DeltaE of 6.0 it isn't bad at all. Setting the color mode to Soft fixed the whites, but hurt way too much the blue color (deviation of 19). The LeEco mode is very close to the Natural setting, making some colors slightly more saturated but without hurting the average DeltaE of 6. Overall, you should be fine with the screen's color calibration unless you have some color critical tasks to perform.

Display test 100% brightness
Black, cd/m2 White, cd/m2 Contrast ratio
LeEco Le Max 2 0.30 426 1444
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ - 410
Xiaomi Mi 5 0.51 628 1227
LG G4 0.43 532 1238
LG G5 0.17 306 1855
HTC 10 0.29 428 1543
Meizu Pro 5 0 321
Huawei Nexus 6P 0 352
Meizu MX4 Pro 0.69 775 1127
Xiaomi Mi Max 0.46 424 922

The Le Max 2's solid average performance in our display tests continues into sunlight legibility. A score of 2.57 is a good achievement for an LCD panel and means you'll see what happens on the screen in bright sunlight despite the inevitable loss of contrast and color.

Sunlight contrast ratio

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
    4.615
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
    4.439
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
    4.376
  • HTC One A9
    4.274
  • Samsung Galaxy A3
    4.241
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
    4.124
  • Samsung Galaxy Note5
    4.09
  • Huawei Nexus 6P
    4.019
  • OnePlus X
    3.983
  • Oppo R7s
    3.964
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
    3.918
  • Samsung Galaxy A5
    3.895
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 outdoor
    3.879
  • Samsung Galaxy J2 outdoor
    3.873
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
    3.859
  • Apple iPhone 6
    3.838
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
    3.817
  • Motorola Moto X (2014)
    3.816
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
    3.789
  • Apple iPhone 6s
    3.783
  • Meizu Pro 5
    3.781
  • Microsoft Lumia 650
    3.772
  • Oppo F1 Plus
    3.709
  • Vivo X5Pro
    3.706
  • Apple iPhone SE
    3.681
  • Samsung Galaxy A7
    3.679
  • Meizu PRO 6
    3.659
  • BlackBerry Priv
    3.645
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
    3.53
  • Acer Jade Primo
    3.521
  • Microsoft Lumia 950
    3.512
  • Oppo R7 Plus
    3.499
  • Samsung Galaxy J7
    3.422
  • Meizu MX5
    3.416
  • Oppo R7
    3.32
  • Xiaomi Mi 5
    3.24
  • Samsung Galaxy J2
    3.235
  • Motorola Moto X Play
    3.222
  • Huawei P9
    3.195
  • Lenovo Vibe Shot
    3.113
  • Motorola Moto X Force
    3.105
  • LG Nexus 5X
    3.092
  • Huawei Mate S
    3.073
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
    3.065
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
    3.023
  • Sony Xperia X
    2.989
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
    2.97
  • Huawei Mate 8
    2.949
  • LG G5
    2.905
  • HTC One S
    2.901
  • Sony Xperia Z5
    2.876
  • Microsoft Lumia 550
    2.851
  • Sony Xperia Z5 compact
    2.784
  • Meizu MX4 Pro
    2.765
  • LG V10
    2.744
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3
    2.735
  • Sony Xperia M5
    2.69
  • Vivo V3Max
    2.659
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i
    2.641
  • Xiaomi Mi 4c
    2.574
  • LeEco Le Max 2
    2.567
  • Microsoft Lumia 640
    2.563
  • Oppo F1
    2.528
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
    2.525
  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
    2.503
  • Motorola Moto G
    2.477
  • Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus
    2.473
  • Huawei G8
    2.471
  • Sony Xperia Z
    2.462
  • Huawei Honor 7
    2.406
  • ZUK Z1 by Lenovo
    2.382
  • HTC 10
    2.378
  • Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
    2.378
  • LG G4
    2.317
  • HTC One E9+
    2.305
  • Alcatel One Touch Hero
    2.272
  • Lenovo Vibe K4 Note
    2.254
  • Sony Xperia C5 Ultra
    2.253
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)
    2.249
  • Sony Xperia C4 Dual
    2.235
  • Motorola Moto G (2014)
    2.233
  • LG Nexus 5
    2.228
  • Huawei P8
    2.196
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
    2.166
  • OnePlus Two
    2.165
  • HTC One X
    2.158
  • LG Aka
    2.145
  • Archos 50 Diamond
    2.134
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note
    2.119
  • Acer Liquid X2
    2.084
  • Huawei P8lite
    2.078
  • Moto G 3rd gen max manual
    2.026
  • Sony Xperia E4g
    1.972
  • OnePlus One
    1.961
  • Meizu m3 note
    1.923
  • BlackBerry Leap
    1.892
  • Meizu m2 note
    1.892
  • HTC Butterfly
    1.873
  • ZTE Nubia Z9 mini
    1.759
  • Sony Xperia U
    1.758
  • Asus Zenfone Selfie
    1.68
  • Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen)
    1.675
  • ZTE Nubia Z9
    1.659
  • Jolla Jolla
    1.605
  • Motorola Moto E
    1.545
  • Sony Xperia M
    1.473
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2
    1.311
  • HTC Desire C
    1.3
  • Sony Xperia C
    1.283
  • Meizu MX
    1.221
  • Sony Xperia E
    1.215

Battery life

The LeEco Le Max 2 is powered by a rather modest (for the phone's size and specs) battery of 3,100mAh. It's not user-accessible either. The battery supports QuickCharge 3.0 and in our 30-minute charging test the phone's battery charged from 0% to up to 58% using the supplied QC3.0 charger in the retail box.

The Le Max 2 scored 67h in our test, which means you can count on the battery to last a little short of 3 full days if you do an hour each of calls, browsing the web and video playback a day. This is a usage pattern we've come up with, so our battery results are comparable across devices.

Adding a second SIM card cuts only 3 hours from the total rating. The rating takes a very small hit from an extra SIM, which is great, but the already average standby, video, and browser scores contribute to a rather uninspiring overall endurance.

LeEco Le Max 2 review

LeEco offers lots of options to extend the battery life such as Ultra-Long Standby during sleeps, Align Wakeups for wakeup optimizations, and scheduled power on and off. We used the Normal Align Wakeups, while all other battery optimizations were disabled.


The battery testing procedure is described in detail in case you're interested in the nitty-gritties. You can also check out our complete battery test table, where you can see how all of the smartphones we've tested will compare under your own typical use.

Connectivity

The LeEco Le Max 2, being a Snapdragon 820 smartphone, comes with the latest generation modem with rich LTE band support and Cat.12 speeds. It supports dual nano-SIM cards and can tap to an LTE network on either SIM, but once you do, the second one will be limited to GSM connectivity only.

The rest of the connectivity features include dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac support and Wi-Fi Direct. Wireless screen mirroring is available via the Miracast protocol.

There is also support for Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, and GLONASS. There is no FM radio support.

The Le Max 2 supports USB Type-C - it's the new reversible connector for USB that builds on top of USB 3.1.

The IR blaster is located on the top and coupled with the right software, it can be used to operate any remotely controlled home appliance, turning the Le Max 2 into a universal remote. LeEco has its own Remote Control app.

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Reader comments

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