Here we take a look at the Leagoo S8, a phone that has been catching people’s attention lately because of the fact that it looks eerily similar to Samsung’s previous flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S8.
The design and display
At the first touch, the Leagoo S8 is lighter than expected of a phone coming with a metal unibody. Of course, the glossy finish on the back makes it a very beautiful on to look at. You will want to be careful with smears though as the back panel looks like a fingerprint magnet. On the top bezels is located a dual camera setup for selfie and facial recognition purposes.
To the right, we have the volume rocker keys and power button. A bonus tip we should throw in here is that you can take screenshots on this unit by holding the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time.
The Leagoo S8 crams a beautiful 5.72-inches elongated screen, all thanks to the 18:9 aspect ratio selection. The screen comes with a 2.5D curved glass, it uses an on-screen navigation keys so there are no physical buttons on the screen.
The phone has a display resolution of 1440 by 720 and 294 pixel per-square inch (PPI). Colors came out very sharp on the display with distortions. The display has multi-touch function and supports up to 5 fingers at the same time.
Hardware, Software and Performance
The Leagoo S8 has an eight-core MediaTek MT6750T processor working at a frequency of 1.5 GHz 4 of its ARM Cortex-A53 cores, while the other 4 operate at a frequency of less than 1.0 GHz. This processor is accompanied by a Mali GPU T860MP which works at 650 MHz. You are fully covered when it comes to memory because you have a big 3GB random access memory to play with, while you are ready to go with 32GB internal storage memory big enough to contain all your favorite game, apps and other media files such as videos, musics and lots more but if the 32GB storage memory is not enough, you can extend it using TF card up to 128GB.
The back carries a 13+2MP camera with a Sony lens and an aperture of f/2.0. They are placed vertically in the upper middle part of the phone.
The autofocus feature works OK, it’s fast and can take a shot in just 0.1 seconds. The front 8+2MP OV dual-camera comes with 4P lens, f/2.0 aperture and its own soft-flash that can be useful in low-light conditions.
A 2900mAh power bank assures a pretty much standard battery life. I could get over 5.5h of screen-on time but this measurement is always subjective, so your results may vary.
It takes about 1.5h to fully charge the phone with the supplied fast charger, which is a great result for a budget phone. However, the phone still uses the micro USB port, not the USB type C.
Trendy back design
Very good speaker quality
Sleek user interface (thanks to the Android 7.0 OS)
Quad camera setup
No custom OS
Rather small battery
If you are looking for a good alternative to arguably overpriced high-end models, the Leagoo S8 turns up for you just fine. At Banggood.com this Smartphone is sold for $149.99