Hello, Folks! Today I’m going to do In-depth specifications review of Leagoo S8. After reviewing quite a few Leagoo phones I have an opinion that the company usually makes decent phones for you very cheap price. The Leagoo S8 aims to continue that tradition by offering premium all-screen design and allowed more features for just about 170 dollars. So, let’s start-
Design & Display: –
The Leagoo S8 is yet another budget phone that has a full-display design. But I have to tell you that this may be one of my favourite devices since the phone just feels nice in the hand. The build quality is solid and the phone looks premium thanks to the metal frame with nice buttons and a glass backplate.
That brilliant 5.7-inch IPS HD+ display with 18 by 9 aspect ratio and tiny side bezels make the phone narrow and comfortable to hold even though the device is taller than the phones with 16 by 9 aspect ratio displays. The panel itself is great but I wish it was a little bit brighter.
The Leagoo S8 is one of those rare budget phones that has a dual camera setup both on the back and on the front. The fingerprint scanner is accurate but the display could light up faster. There is a front-facing LED flash for selfies and another LED to notifications. Finally, the loudspeaker quality is great, it will really impress you like on most of the budget phones.
The Leagoo S8 comes with Quad Camera setup two are backside and two are on the front. The main camera has 13-megapixel primary camera and 2-megapixel secondary camera with LED flash. The front camera has 8-megapixel primary camera with f/2.0 aperture lens and 2-megapixel secondary camera with LED flash.
The overall image quality is pretty good given the fact that I only test the camera on a cloudy and dark day meaning that the lighting was poor. The Dual Camera setup may be fun to play with for some time but the camera app simply draws a circle around the centre of the picture meaning this is not the best looking bokeh effect.
Selfies look pretty good in daylight and the front-facing LED flash is pretty powerful in the lower lit environment. The 1080p video quality is just mediocre what is a bit frustrating is that the audio is being recorded to the right channel. Selfie camera is able to shoot videos only in 480p meaning that the footage is kind of poor.
Processor & Memory: –
The Leagoo S8 is powered by MediaTek MT6750T Chipset which clocked at Octa-Core 1.5GHz processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage for the base model which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. It has Mali T860 MP2 graphics card.
As most of the budget phones, the Leagoo S8 ships with the good specifications for the price like that gaming performance is pretty good even if you play games on the highest graphics settings which is always impressive on any budget phone. However, it gets warm on the upper portion of the device very quickly. As for the day to day performance, the S8 is a fast phone and I didn’t see any lag or stutter.
When it comes to the User Interface the phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat with legal skin on top of it. I don’t like the fact they took away the app launcher and some reason Leagoo added their own Play Store that I didn’t really use.
As for many features, there aren’t too many to talk about. Well, you can customize the navigation bar, switch On or Off LED notification light and that’s about it. You can also choose from quite a few different themes, wallpapers or change transition effects.
In terms of connectivity, I can’t really complain I found the call quality and signal reception to be quite good and other connectivity options work fine. The Leagoo S8 ships with 12 sensors including Gyroscopes so you’re all set if you want to use the device with VR headsets.
A 2940 milliamp-hours battery assure the pretty much standard battery life I could get over 5 and half hours of screen time but this measurement is always subjective so your results may vary. It takes about one and a half hours to fully charge the phone with a supplied fast charger which is a pretty good result for a budget phone. However, the device still uses the micro USB port, not the USB Type-C.
Overall, the Leagoo S8 ships up to be one of the better all-around budget full-display phones out there. I know, it has a few minor caveats to consider like poor audio in videos recording mode, micro USB port instead of the USB type-C. But in general, this is a solid and nice-looking phone that is not going to break your bank.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Leagoo S8||Coming Soon||Rs 8,500|
|Leagoo S8||GEARBEST||$ 169.99|
|Technology||GSM / WCDMA / LTE|
|SIM||Dual (1 Micro SIM + 1 Nano SIM)|
|BODY||Dimensions||153.5 x 70.7 x 9.1mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD, 1440 x 720p 18:9 Ratio (282 PPI)|
|CAMERA||Rear||Dual (13-MP, SONY IMX 258, 5P Lens AF + 2-MP, 2P Lens, GC23885), PDAF, LED Flash|
|Front||Dual (8-MP FF, OV8856, 4P Lens, f/2.0 + 2-MP, 3P Lens, GC2385) LED Flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, Touch focus, face detection, HDR, Panorama|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.0 + Original Google Style, LEAGOO OS 4.0|
|GPU||Mali T860 MP2|
|MEMORY||Internal||32GB, 3GB RAM / 64GB, 4GB RAM|
|External||Up to 128GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, Gravity, Proximity, Compass, Ambient Light|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot|
|USB||micro USB 2.0|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.0 & GPS|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 2940 mAh|