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Leagoo Lead 3 (2014)

Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Mediatek MT6582
Mali-400 MP2
512 MB / 4 GB
4.5 inch (540 x 960 px)
5 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus

This phone boasts a 4.5 inch IPS display, a Mediatek MT6582 chipset, and 512 MB of RAM.

Is the cost justified by its features? I'll strive to answer that by the end of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Leagoo Lead 3 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Leagoo Lead 3 specifications

BrandLeagoo
NameLead 3
ModelL3
Release date2014

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight4.76 oz
Dimensions5.24 x 2.62 x 0.32 inch
Colorsblack, blue, violet, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of the Leagoo Lead 3 is still considered to be lightweight and portable. A micro SIM is larger than the current standard Nano SIM card but smaller than the older SIM card size.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
SoCMediatek MT6582
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-400 MP2

The Leagoo Lead 3 comes with Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means the source code is free to the public. The quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games. Many people consider ARM Mali GPUs a good option for mobile devices.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size4.5 inch
Resolution540 x 960 px
Multitouch supportyes

People know IPS for its wide viewing angles. It also has accurate color reproduction. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM512 MB
Internal storage4 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

512 MB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. If we use our smartphones for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32 GB may be sufficient for our needs. We can expand the internal storage of the Lead 3 (4 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera5 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera2 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Lead 3 does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothA2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

This Leagoo phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. The Lead 3 does not supports the Bluetooth. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 1600 mAh

The Li-Ion 1600 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. We can simply buy a new battery from the open market and interchange it by ourselves.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Leagoo phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 4G support
  • no 5G support
  • no Bluetooth
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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