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Firmware tested: Highly customized Leagoo Freeme OS based on Android Marshmallow 6.0
Build number: LEAGOO_M8_FreemeOS_20161213
Kernel version: LEAGOO M8 Freeme OS
Root: Firmware is not rooted.
Available features: Dual SIM, Radio FM, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, GPS, Microphone, Front & Back Camera, USB Host, OTA Sync, PowerSaver app, Scheduled Power On & Off, Printing, Dual Tag app, Leagoo App Store, Flashlight, Voice Search, Sound Recorder, Calculator, Audio Enhancement (BesAudEnh, BesLoudness &), HotKnot, MiraVision, SmartSettings (Smart Light, Smart Wake & Three pointer take screenshot), Fingerprint sensor, ThemeClub, Change theme, Home Screen Settings & System Manager (Clear Memory, App Lock, Data Monitor, Apk Manager, Block List & Settings)
Sensors available on device: 8 sensors on boad: Battery, GPS, WiFi, Accelerometer, Proximity,Light, Gesture & Fingerprint.
Cameras. Main camera: 8.0MP （SW 13.0MP）rear camera with dual LED flash and F/2.0 aperture, the picture taken obtains high brightness, high definition and real colors. Selfie camera: 5.0MP (SW 8.0MP) front camera with complementory light adds more fun.
Display. Diagonal: 5.7″. Type: LCD IPS. Resolution: HD 720 x 1280. Density: Medium, 256 Pixels per inch. Others: 2.5D curved glass screen, Multi-touch Capacitive, Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Corning Gorilla Glass 4 is well known as its ultra steadiness, durability, high transparency & incredible duration but also presents a unique look and silky smooth touch feeling.
Battery. Capacity: 3.500mAh. Type: Removable Li-ion. LQC v1.5 fast charging technology perfectly matches 3500mAh large battery on M8, boasting a faster, safer and cooler charging. The battery is removable and easily replaceable.
Internal storage. Capacity: 16 GB. Total space: 10.83 GB. Available: 9.07 GB (83%). SD slot up to 128 GB. Tested with Mixza Tohaoll 128GB SDXC Micro SD Memory Card.
0.19s Ultra Fast Fingerprint. M8 applied with the newest generation of fingerprint sensor, which is more convenient and faster than using patterns or passwords. Press your finger gently on the sensor and M8 unlocks in just 0.19s. And it can be used to operate a bunch of tasks, such as unlocking, selfie-taking, fingerprint dial, page flipping, etc.
Freeme OS is based on Android Marshmallow 6.0 to create the 64-bit intelligent operating system, into the “human intelligence technology ” concept, more than 3,000 features optimized the upgrade for the user experience to bring “quality” a comprehensive leap. Involving beauty, social, audio and video entertainment, smart address book, WeChat dual account social privacy, information reading, intelligent operation and other life and work scenes required, rich content services, but also allow users to enjoy the wonderful clouds. Freeme OS believes that only system-level security is the fundamental solution for mobile security, based on this not only safe operation, but also to protect users. More details here.
Cost-effective.7.6 from 10 – pretty good.
Real Life Benchmark & Tests
In Antutu Benchmark 6.2.7 Leagoo M8 phablet achieves a decent score, over 24.250 points. In Antutu Video Tester 3.0 Leagoo M8 scores 501 points, an average score in this test ranking. It played smoothly almost all video file types; this firmware version fully supports 11 video & audio format files, it partially supports 7 video & audio format files and doesn’t manage to play 12 files.
Wifi Internet speed tested gets also pretty good values: over 40 Mbps in download and the upload speed was also over 39 Mbps. The router used in this test is Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router, mounted in another room.
The Freeme OS on the Leagoo M8 phablet is very smooth, being a very well customized operating system. 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.
Leagoo M8 has an amazing affordable price and very good value for the money.
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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.