If you want a smartphone that is not officially available in Nigeria, Habeeb Onawole is the person to call. He does it all the time. He shipped in a LeEco Cool1 recently and stopped by at MobilityArena’s office in Ikeja so I can have a hands-on. As such, we have Habeeb to thank for the following LeEco Cool1 photos.
LeEco and CoolPad Together
In case you did not know before now, LeEco now owns majority shares in CoolPad. This makes LeEco one of the largest smartphone brands in the world. It is because of this shareholding that this device is co-branded with both. Now, let’s skip along merrily to the photos. That’s why you clicked through to this page, after all.
LeEco Cool1 Photos
LeEco Cool1 First Impressions
With a 5.5-inch display, the Cool1 is a big device, a phablet. But it is a beautiful, big device. It feels solid in the hand. And that 4050 mAh battery is just what the doctor ordered for our horrible power situation in Nigeria.
The phone is also 4G LTE compliant, supporting LTE bands for Smile, Ntel, MTN and Etisalat. Not bad at all.
I played a music track on it to test out the loudspeaker. Audio reproduction was loud but hollow. While not horrible, it isn’t superb quality. The bottom loudspeaker grilles give the impresion of being stereo speakers, but in reality are not.
I like the user interface though. LeEco skinned Android to produce a nice, breezy UI. There is no app drawer, similar to what Xiaomi’s MIUI offers. The Cool1 is my first experience with a LeEco or Coolpad device and I quite like it. There wasn’t enough time to try out the rear dual camera setup. Bummer, considering that is what the “Dual” in the device name is all about.
You can check out the rest of the LeEco Cool1 specifications.
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Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.