LeEco starts selling its affordable smartphones and TV sets on Amazon


Serious about its presence on the U.S. market, Chinese technology and multimedia firm LeEco has opened an Amazon store. Joining Target and Best Buy in the list of retailers carrying its products, the Amazon store lets you choose among two Android smartphones, three smart TVs, and a bunch of fabulous stuff like decorative chiffon flowers and silk flower petals. LeEco's phones certainly don't boast as much glam as the aforementioned accessories, but they are solid devices for the money – apart from not shaking hands with Verizon and Sprint's networks, that is.

The mid-range LeEco Le S3 costs $250 and the higher-tier LeEco Le Pro 3 goes for $400. Both have metal bodies, fingerprint readers, 1080p-resolution displays, 16MP rear cameras, and USB Type-C ports – no headphone jacks, though! The devices run on Qualcomm chips – the Snapdragon 652 is in the Le S3 and the beefier Snapdragon 821 goes in the Le Pro3.

Non too shabby, although Chinese phones often tend to carry some user interface surprises with them, such as design quirks or weird factory apps. So don't go on buying the $399 Le Pro3 expecting to get the polished Google Pixel or Galaxy S7 user experience on the cheap – you might be disappointed! But if you know your way around Android and don't mind doing the odd tweak here and there to make things right, LeEco phones might turn out to be good value for money.


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4 Comments

1. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

The price of cellphones on Amazon Canada are ridiculously higher than on Amazon US. For example the LeEco Le Pro 3 is listed as $399.99 on Amazon.com which equates to $521 Canadian dollars but on Amazon.ca, this phone is listed at $678 Canadian dollars. Why the vast increase Amazon? This is typical of Amazon in Canada though, I have bought all my phones in recent years from online retailers but never Amazon. They are consistently 20 to 30% higher priced than other retailers.

2. MisterQ

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Amazon.ca doesn't officially carry this phone. It's being sold by a third party seller

3. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

No headphone jack, no sale. There are still way too many phones with this option.

4. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

It's too bad because these are great prices.

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