The LeEco LeMax 2 is one of the most beautiful phones ever released by LeEco. Although the existence of the company in the market is doubted, their devices are still on the shelves of Flipkart and Amazon.
So, If you’re trying to get yourself a new phone, you might have noticed advertisements on Facebook and Flipkart showing the discounted price of the LeMax 2. Now you might be wondering if, this device is worth ₹15,000/- or not as it was launched at ₹22,000/- and was selling for ₹17,999/- and today it dropped to 15k.
Let us look at the specifications of the device, before going for an option.
LeEco LeMax 2 Specifications:
5.7-inch QuadHD display
4GB RAM and 32GB Internal storage (non-expandable)
Snapdragon 820 Chipset
No headphone jack
Type-c USB port
21mp rear camera with OIS,4K recording and Slowmo.
8mp front camera
No FM radio
These are top-notch specifications found on devices like the Galaxy Note 7 and the Oneplus 3. All these features available for just ₹15,000/- surely raises eyebrows right?
Checkout the Video Review of the LeMax 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EzYMU1d-aM
Yes, the phone is superb and will work flawlessly for a year, but there’s a catch.
These are few disadvantages you might want to consider before buying this device.
1) No Updates:
Android updates are considered very important and should not be neglected. They often come with security patches which offer protection from various kinds of malware and hacking attacks. In this digital era, it is very important to keep a phone up to date, considering that, most of our daily transactions take place online (Paytm,freecharge,phonepe.etc). But, Le isn’t sure of providing updates to the device. LeMax 2 is still stuck on Android Marshmallow, whereas, other flagship phones are running on Android Nougat.
2) No service center:
Many people have complained of limited service availability. Few have also complained that there’s no service center at all in a big city like Mumbai. This questions the very credibility of the device. The company might have produced an excellent device with 0 issues, but what happens when a customer breaks the screen? or when any part needs replacement or the phone needs to be serviced?
No one knows whether they are going to replace the screen or not which makes this phone “a use and throw device”.
3) No headphone jack:
If those 2 cons didn’t suffice you, there’s also an absence of the headphone jack. So how to listen to music, you may ask. You can listen to music via type-c headphones provided with the box or purchase a 3.5mm to a type-c converter. This involves purchasing of a separate converter which may hamper with your music experience.
These are the reasons, why you shouldn’t go for this nor any Le device at this point in time. Few reports have revealed that the company is bankrupt and has fired more than 80% of its employees.
We are definitely saddened by this, as Le used to be one of the most competitive companies in the Indian market.