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Leagoo Lead 4 (2014)

Android OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Mediatek MT6572
Mali-400 MP1
512 MB / 4 GB
4 inch (480 x 800 px)
3 MP, 2048 x 1536 px, autofocus

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 4 inch LCD display, a Mediatek MT6572 SoC, 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 4 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Leagoo Lead 4 specifications

BrandLeagoo
NameLead 4
ModelL4
Release date2014

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight4.06 oz
Dimensions4.8 x 2.5 x 0.37 inch
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeMini SIM

The weight of Leagoo Lead 4 is about 4.06 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
SoCMediatek MT6572
CPUDual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-400 MP1

The Leagoo Lead 4 comes with Android OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. This Mediatek MT6572 CPU can be fast enough for basic phone operations. Many mobile devices use ARM Mali GPUs. They are well known for their good performance and power efficiency.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeLCD
Screen size4 inch
Resolution480 x 800 px
Multitouch supportyes

Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to 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. Most people think a smartphone needs at least 32 GB of storage. The Lead 4 has only 4 GB. We can expand the internal storage (4 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera3 MP, 2048 x 1536 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 4 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
Bluetoothv3.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Lead 4 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. 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, 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). 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 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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