LeEco Pro 3 powers through Geekbench with 6GB RAM and Snapdragon 821

We've heard quite a bit of info regarding LeEco's upcoming (Le) Pro 3 device, which is touted as an out-and-out powerhouse. In between trolling Apple on numerous occasions, the Chinese firm has been preparing to take the market by storm with the phablet, which could pack a huge 5,000 mAh battery to keep its Snapdragon 821 and 6 gigs of RAM running for a substantial amount of time. A new Geekbench posting seems to confirm that Qualcomm's new top-end mobile chipset will be on board, as well as the 6 GB of RAM.

What's actually rather amusing is that even though the SD-821 and 6 gigs of RAM may seem like overkill to some, the model outed by Geekbench is probably the entry level model of the Pro 3 series. If previous reports ring true, the fully-loaded model will arrive equipped with an eye-watering 8 GB RAM -- more than you might get with many laptops. 

The device mustered a single-core score of 2360 points and 6514 in multi-core testing. Set to run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the LeEco Pro 3's model number is noted as LEX720. This is the same model number as the so-called LeEco Le 2S Pro that clocked up a whopping 158,000 score on AnTuTu. Unless we're missing something, we can deduce that the Le 2S Pro and (Le) Pro 3 are the same handset. 

Up until it decided to make roots in Silicon Valley a few months, LeEco was just another fringe Chinese smartphone vendor. Having noted the sharp rises of many compatriots -- in particular the astronomical rise of Xiaomi -- LeEco apparently wants to make similar waves splashes

The ambition is certainly there, and overkill or not, it would certainly be hard to ignore a device with a brand-new top-level chip and double the RAM of most flagships. Oh, and unlike other Monsters of Asia, LeEco's new Silicon Valley status means this one might actually launch Stateside. 

We'll hopefully learn more about specs, features, price and availability pretty soon, since the device will apparently be unveiled tomorrow. We'll have all of the key details right here as and when they're made public, so stay tuned!

source: Geekbench via GizmoChina



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

6514! Wow that's badass.

2. Unordinary unregistered

Single core matters more. Still impressive

5. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

"Single core matters more" Not really. If that were true, a 6P (less than 1300 single core) would be slow a snail compared to the top dogs or even a 6S. When in reality, it can keep up with the latter in daily use, which scores more than twice as high.

7. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Nexus 6P can't even match up to note 5, which is not the fastest phone on the market because of gimped storage. And processor isn't the thing usually bottlenecking performance in everyday use. It's storage and so many people failing to realize this fact just makes me sick.

20. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Even with heavy duty browsing, where the CPU often is the bottleneck, the 6P can match the 6S. The main area where the 6S pulls away fast, is games. If storage is usually the bottleneck, who cares about CPU at all? It's usually a combination, because the 6P storage is pretty slow, if we are to believe Anandtech, especially compared to that 6S (up to several times slower).

9. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

you are going to get ripped to shreds. Single core matters more just made you the biggest idiot on this comment section. Both have their uses. Single core matters more in tasks like javascript performance, and multi core matters more in tasks like compiling apps when installing them, or run a video using CPU. Try to play a 10-bit video file on your iPhone and then try to do it on an exynos Samsung. You will realize how bad multicore matters in heavily threaded apps. Multi-core also helps to keep many tasks running in background, which is a key to run an OS like android. I can tell you a lot more on how multi-core matters. But I would just give an analogy from Intel processors: i5 6600k costs about 200$ and it beats every other chip in single core performance( tying with the 6700k). i7 6950X is a 1700$ 10-core chip that doesn't even perform 80% of what the 200$ chip performs in single core, and yet costs 8 times as much. Because you know why? It helps a lot with video editing and number crunching with it's multi-threaded power. And android is running on Linux kernel, which is the same as what desktop computers run on. The OS is different, but it can leverage multi-threaded workloads much better than iOS can dream of. Apple HAS TO stick with dual core chips because all the apps are made to take advantage of it. Android doesn't have that issue.

13. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not with Android.

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Keep in mind that they used Geekbench 3 which has higher scores. It's annoying version 3 and 4 are used in different articles

6. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

It doesn't score above 6000 on either: Geekbench 3 score: 2523 single core, 5916 multi core. Source and image in the article. Geekbench 4 score: 1865 single core, 4462 multi core Link: http://www.gsmarena.com/leeco_le_pro_3_now_spotted_on_geekbench-news-20606.php The difference between 820 and 821 is minimal in performance.

4. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Nowhere is the link to claim it scored 6514. The image as well as the source link says it scores a mere 5916, which is not even 10% higher than what SD 820 scores( around 5600).

14. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Considering it's Geekbench 3, it's not very impressive, also, it could be a prototype, I don't see any 820 series SoC beating the 8890 any day.

19. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Significantly lower than iphone 7 in single score.. Single core matters the most

21. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

On the iPhone. On Android devices, where the OS splits threads automatically, multicore is important.

8. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

iPhone 6s still beats it in life performance

10. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Because of the storage, not the chip.

18. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

iPhone 6s' outstanding Performance is a combination of its A9, storage reading/writing speed, ram management, app optimization, etc. not just storage speed.

16. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

In life LeEco Pro 3 users will enjoy much longer battery life with a thinner phone, will have twice as storage, will have larger screen on a smaller phone most importantly will cost less than half of 6s Plus and maybe a third of 7 Plus.

11. fyah_king unregistered

That's geekbench 3 and not 4 scores.

12. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

It can have 55gb ram, its a Chinese phone, it just wont have any proper optimization. I can bet a 4gb HTC 10 will kick its ass in any kind of real world test. Got to love the Chinese brands when they throw off the shelf crap in the phone just so they can market it without even caring about the end user. All about marketing.

15. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2147; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Nice try LeEco...However, GB Version 4 is giving us...1865/4452. Significantly lower than GB Version 3. Notice how iPhone 7's single core is still the same on GB3 or GB4. When it comes to Android single and multicore speeds are significantly reduced.

17. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

So you are thinking LeEco is responsible for lower scores of Snapdragon 820/821 at Geekbench 4.

22. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1377; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

The reason behind the difference is that Geekbench 4 supposedly increases the workload and extends the duration of the test so that throttling issues are taken into account. Conclusion: the Snapdragon 820 and 821 suffer from throttling quite quickly, and for example an Exynos 8890 or Apple A10 don't have that problem and thus score more consistently on Geekbench 3 and 4.

26. karan1402d

Posts: 89; Member since: May 28, 2015

Bogus. Infact the Geekbench 4 does exactly the opposite. The test run are longer in geekbench 4 because the CPU is allowed to cool down aftwr very individual test so that the performance of CPU is not affected by the strain/heating caused by the previous individual test and further the last test doesn't suffer because of it position. Read the interview of PrimeLabs head to XDA where he explains all this. GeekBench 4 now infact just measure the burst power and not consistency and real world usage(But PrineLabs head feels it is true to real life usage as Smartphones are used little burst durations) and don't take throttling into account. Because as far as throttling is concerned Snapdragon 820 fares better than Exynos 8890 and Apple A9 and certainly A10 also(I own OnePlus 3) because the GPU is a real cool beast

27. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1377; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

You're wrong. Here's a little bit from the introduction email for Geekbench 4 which clearly states its purpose: Geekbench 4 introduces several new and updated CPU workloads. These workloads are larger and more ambitious than the workloads in Geekbench 3, and are designed to put more stress on the CPU, its cache, and its memory subsystem. These updated workloads include several well-known codebases that are used every day on mobile devices, such as LLVM, SQLite, and PDFium. These updated workloads model real-world tasks and applications, and provide an objective measure of the performance of the CPU in your phone or laptop. See Primate Labs clearly states they are designed to run longer and stress the CPU more than Geekbench 3 ever did, so no CPU cooldown as that would kinda defeat the purpose. Its about sustained performance and not just Geekbench shows that the SD820 simply falls behind when it comes to sustained performance.

28. karan1402d

Posts: 89; Member since: May 28, 2015

Boy, I don't like to write long comments but now I have to. You see the problem here is you suffer from selective reading or you haven't read it all. ----"Steven: Well, we were seeing devices where after the third run you would have half the score of the first-run. John: And it would drop. And so the question is, and this is something we’ve wrestled with internally, was do we want a benchmark that reflects this thermal throttling issue or do we want a benchmark that sort of represents “This is what the processor can do.” A lot of workloads on phones are bursty. If you’re not playing a game, it’s going to be something like you open up facebook, you upload that picture, you scroll through, you see know like how many likes you have, and then you close your phone, and you’re contented with your life. it’s a lot of bursty stuff like that. Checking email or loading a web page. And you’re going to spend a lot of time where the CPU is just going to be idle. The other thing that we saw was that a lot of people when they’re using our data and reviews, AnandTech being a perfect example, is they will break us down workload by workload. They’re not going to look at an overall score. And so if let’s say we run all these benchmarks in order, if the like 20th workload is being penalized because it’s the 20th one as opposed to; this processor is just bad at floating-point vs. this processor just got hot because there’s no pause in there. That can distort a lot of things. I know AnandTech has gone to some crazy lengths to compensate for that. They run benchmarks and freezers and they’ll put things in ziplock bags and put them in water just to sort of mitigate these factors. Steven: I remember for the Nexus 5 they went all out in that regard. John: Yeah, it was crazy. I remember we actually found a thermal issue with the iPhone 5, and we were at the point where we were running it on ice packs. We just basically had a little bed set up and put it in there just to make sure that it wasn’t a thermal throttling issue. But anyway, we made the decision of “Let’s insert these gaps, let’s give the processor a little bit of time to cool down” because, not that we want to encourage people pushing those thermal envelopes to the point where they’re unrealistic, but at the same time the 20th workload should not be penalized, because again it’s the 20th workload. ““Let’s insert these gaps, let’s give the processor a little bit of time to cool down” … the 20th workload should not be penalized, because again it’s the 20th workload. The run order and the score should be independent of one another.” Reference -http://www.xda-developers.com/geekbench-ceo-fireside-chat-pt-1-64-bit-mobile-throttling-scores-design-a-benchmark-and-more/ In short Geekbench just measure burst performance and not sustained performance and throttling. Geekbench 4 is an incomplete test. In terms of thermal management Snapdragon 820 is great

23. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Apple and Samsung design the best mobile chip. I don't know why Samsung doesn't sticks to its own chip.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because they make more money fabbing for others.

25. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yeah, I really wish Samsung would ditch the SD variants all together and focus entirely on their Exynos chipset. Their Exynos devices perform better than their SD variants, in terms of memory management ( https://goo.gl/9CxjWD ), battery life ( https://goo.gl/BG1CMg ), etc...their SD820 variant is such a half-baked product and puts them to shame when compared to the competition.

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