Leagoo Shark 1 smartphone First Impressions & Quick Review

Posted in May 18, 2016 in Reviews, 1 comment

You can now buy Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone from Gearbest.com for only 209.50 USD.



Leagoo Shark 1 – dangerous amazing device.
This fantastic smartphone comes in a plain black box. When you unbox it, you will find all you need inside: the smartphone, the fast charger, a micro USB cable,  a user manual written in English and Chinese and even a set of premium in-ear headphones. Everything is neatly packed and fitted inside of the box – a premium packaging I can say.

Leagoo Shark 1 is made out of quality polycarbonate plastic and aluminum alloy on the side and back of the device. It looks excellent in every instance. Considering it has a 6-inch display, it is a lot smaller than models of competing companies. Dimensions of this phone are 158.6×82.8×8.5 mm. On the front side, above the display, we find the front camera, ambient light sensor, the speaker, and LED notification light. Below the screen there are no capacitive buttons, giving more to the display real estate. Onscreen buttons appear when you need them, and they are lit well.

On the top of the smartphone, there are 3.5mm headphone jack and IR port that you can use as a remote for TVs, home appliances, etc.On the back side of the phone, there are fingerprint sensor and 13MP camera with dual LED flash. In the center of the back, there is a Leagoo logo and, below the removable cover, there is a speaker grill. The power button, as well as volume up and down buttons, are placed on the right side of the phone. On the left side, there is a micro sim card slot. The bottom right side is where the micro USB port resides.

Next, watch the first impressions and the experience on Leagoo OS 1.2
Firmware tested: Highly customized Leagoo OS v1.2 based on Android Lollipop 5.1
Build number:LEAGOO_Shark_1_OS1.2_20160509
Kernel version: LEAGOO Shark 1 OS1.2
Android security patch level:  2016-04-01
Root: Firmware is not rooted.

Available features: Dual SIM,  Radio FM, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0,  A-GPS, GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, Microphone, Front & Back Camera, USB Host, OTA Sync, Smart Wake, Smart Gesture, Smart Motion, Assistive Touch, Power Saving Mode, LED Notification Light, Fingerprint, Mobile Anti-theft, Visitor Mode, Game Mode, Smart Window View, Navigation Bar, One Hnd-Operate, Xender, MiraVision, Audio Enhancement, Scheduled Power On & Off, Printing.
Sensors available on device: 9 sensors on boad: Battery, GPS, WiFi, Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Magnetic, Orientation and Infra Red transmitter. This aspect is just amazing, a very big PLUS for this device.
Cameras. Main camera: 13 MP Sony Exmor CMOS BSI 2 with Flash LED and Autofocus. Selfie camera:  5 MP.
Display. Diagonal: 6″. Type: LCD IPS LG. Resolution: 1080 x 1920. Density: High, 367 Pixels per inch. Others: Capacitive, Multi-touch,  2.5D curved glass screen, LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon) Corning Gorilla Glass 3 &  Scratch resistant.
Battery. Capacity: amazing 6.300mAh long life battery with Fast Charging. Type: Non-removable Li-Polymer.
Internal storage.   Capacity: 16 GB. Total space: 12.23 GB. Available: 9.21 GB. SD slot up to 128 GB. Tested successfully with Mixza Tohaoll 128GB SDXC Micro SD Memory Card and Samsung 64GB EVO Class 10 Micro SDXC Memory Card.
Cost-effective. 9.7 from 10 – pretty amazing.

Real Life Benchmark & Tests
In Antutu Benchmark 6.1.4 Leagoo Shark 1 smartphone achieves a good score, over  36.500 points. In Antutu Video Tester 3.0 Leagoo Shark 1 scores 706 points, a fair score in this test ranking. It played smoothly almost all video file types; this firmware version fully supports 13 video & audio format files, it partially supports 13 video & audio format files and doesn’t manage to play only 4 file.

Wifi Internet speed tested gets also pretty good values: about 24 Mbps in download and the upload speed was about 25 Mbps. The router used in this test is Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router, mounted in another room.

The Leagoo OS 1.2 on the Shark 1 is very smooth and very well customized. Transitions, animations, apps switching and general OS fluidity is just great, I really like it a lot. During our tests, we experienced zero force closes, hangups or stability issues. Google Play and gapps are working without issue. Google Play Services updated no problem. 3rd party apps downloaded and updated without issues. When first connecting to WiFi we received a notice that an OTA update was available. The OTA downloaded and installed without any problems.

The Leagoo Shark 1 is a great phone. It has exceptional battery life, great GPS, outstanding top class WiFi, and a beautiful FHD display.  On top of all this we get a very fast charging battery, super smooth and stable OS, intriguing Touch-ID possibilities and fantastic RAM management.  Leagoo Shark 1 is an easy phone to recommend.

Photo gallery full album here.

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About Leagoo LEAGOO is a star brand owned by Shenzhen OTEDA Technology Co., Ltd. In order to supply high quality smartphones and excellence using our wealth of previous experience, the OTEDA team – which relies on a proven track record in the mobile communications industry – set up a new smartphone brand called ‘LEAGOO’ in April 2014. With our Research & Development expertise and supply chain resources, the OTEDA team has spared no effort in building LEAGOO into a well-known international brand of smart devices and ecosystems.

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  1. 1 Carole said:

    Can you record peoples voices when talking to them on the phone

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