Leagoo is a Chinese phone maker that produces some of the finest, cheapest power smartphones. They’ve been around for a while and have churned out solid products of high standard with cool features at a mouth-gapping prices. I never believed a phone could have 2GB RAM, a finger sender and an 8MP camera and still go for less than $60(less than N20,000). Not until I met Leagoo.
This post is a brief hands-on review on a new product from Leagoo. The KIICAA power.
First here is a quick scan of the main features.
- 5.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1280 X 720 pixels (294 ppi)
- Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- Quad-Core MediaTek MT6580 CPU with 2GB
- Dual 8MP + 5MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
- 16GB built-in storage, up to 32GB with a memory card
- 3G connectivity
- WiFi, WiFi direct, hotspot
- Multi touch
- FM radio
- Fingerprint sensor (rear)
- 4, 000 mAh removable Li-Po battery
The box itself is a glossy small package made from hard paper-like material with a dominantly green color.
The device has a nylon cover on the screen. The cover is printed with colorful icons depicting the features of the phone at a glance.
The Leagoo KIICAA Power comes with a simple phone cover made from flexible thermoplastic. This could significantly reduce handling ability. Problem is, I have searched around for a better phone cover that would suit the phone (I’m yet to see).
All the same, you can get a good leather phone pouch on jumia.
On the front, the phone features a 5.0inch IPS capacitive display. Three capacitive buttons below the screen the capacitive buttons are however not illuminated when the screen is on.
On the front also, just at the top, the device features a 5MP camera, a proximity sensor, light sensor. No front flash available.
The phone also comes with a thin touch-sensitive tempered glass.
The extra glass layer protects the screen from scratches and pressure.
It also means you won’t have to go out to get another plastic screen guard.
On the right side of the phone, the buttons are located. The volume buttons and the smaller power button.
The back cover is made of plastic, which is an expected compromise. Although it means you would have to be a bit more care about allowing the phone fall to many times. You also have to be careful as you separate the back cover from the rest of the device.
At the back, the phone includes dual rear cameras. An 8MP and a 5MP. For now I don’t which is the 8MP or the 5MP. But I do know that combination is an interesting one. They are also backed up by a dual LED flash.
Nevertheless, it is almost impossible to get a clean picture in pitch darkness even with the flash. It failed that test. But it does manage to get a fair quality with little light.
Below the camera arrangement is the circular ring forming the fingerprint sensor. For a phone as cheap as this, I would say that the inclusion of this sensor is a killer. The fingerprint may not be as intelligent as the sensor on higher grade phones. I have to tap the sensor sometimes once, twice or I may end up reaching the limit on the number of entries and will have to enter my password, but its quite okay. Behaves well most times. Not too bad.
Down south, there is the speaker, which is very clear. And has a good enough quality for media.
The top edge carries the mice USB port and the earphone jack.
REMOVING THE COVER
The first thing that catches your eye, is the large, bright green, high density, 4000mAh, removable battery.
The battery is powerful enough to take a heavy user through a full day on a single charge.
NB: This phone doesn’t have the fast charging feature. You will need to get a powerful charger for it. It also does not come with earphones or headphones. You would need to get one separately. And… It doesn’t come with a good charger. I mean not a really powerful one. I ditched mine with a hiss as soon as I saw it. But the phone is quite compatible with a variety of chargers including : infinix, Tecno, HTC(I tried this and they worked better than the charger I found in the pack).
Above the battery are the sim card slots for two micro SIMs and a dedicated SD card slot.
This phone is available in Nigeria, but it is rarely found in offline retail stores. But you can get it online on Jumia. For now Leago products are not yet available on konga. You can also buy it from gearbest.
Price should between N19,000- N24,000. On jumia, you would like find it at N20,000-N22,000.
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