Thursday, 16 June 2016

Elephone S3 (Unboxing & In-Depth Full Review) Bezel-less & Unibody Design ( /

• Find the Elephone S3 here at
• Find the Elephone S3 White here at

Hi guys, this is my full in-depth review of the Elephone S3, a phone with a nearly bezelless design/screen. The phone has a high quality made unibody, fingerprint scanner on the rearside and Android 6.0.
So what about the battery life?
About 4 hours on screen time, I ran a battery test here also with Geekbench 3 you come though the day with it if you are not a heavy power user, but if you use it heavy, you unfortunately will need to charge it halfway they day.
The phone can be charged pretty fast, here the times:
Minutes / Percentage:
00 min - 00%
26 min - 33%
39 min - 51%
50 min - 66%
62 min - 80%
71 min - 88%
93 min - 100%
- 5.2 inch bezel-less 2.5D Arc FHD 3D curved glass
- Incell screen, 1920x1080 pixels, 424 PPI
- MTK6753 octa-core, 1.3GHz, GPU: Mali-T720
- Android 6.0 OS
- 3GB RAM + 16GB Storage, can extend to 128GB
- Dual sim card dual standby, Micro + Nano sim card
- 13.0MP Sony IMX135 - 5.0MP OV5670 front camera
- Off-screen wake up, full metal body
- Fingerprint scanner/Touch ID
- 2100mAh battery with fast charge support
- GPS/Wifi/Bluetooth
- Networking: 2G/3G/4G
- 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
- 3GWCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
- 4G: FDD LTE: 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
- TDD-LTE:B38/B39/B40/B41MHz

Monday, 13 June 2016

LeEco Letv Le1 Pro X800 (US version/Review & Unboxing) Best value for money? (

• For EU find the Le1 Pro here at efox:
• For US/CN find the Le1 Pro here at efox:

Hey guys, this is my full review of the LeEco Letv Le1 Pro X800 (US version). At the moment I have a cold so sorry if my voice is a bit groggy. The brand/company was before called Letv but they recently changed their name to LeEco that stands for Le Ecosystem, as they now sell a lot of different products, not only smartphones.

The LeEco Letv Le1 Pro X800 is not anymore the newest device, in fact it has been on the market for some time. But recently the price dropped on this model to only €179.99 ($205). Before that it was priced 300-400 USD. So currently this may be one of the best phones you can get for a low price, because the build quality and hardware is very high and currently better than any other phone in the same priceclass.

In this video I also show you how to upgrade the US firmware that the phone comes with out of the box. The reason for that is that the stock ROM is not recommended as the browser and Youtube app is a bit buggy. After you have made the simple firmware update (shown in my video at time 5:06) these things will run 100% stable and fine and this phone can be 100% recommended.

Download the fastboot EFOX ROM updates here (Drivers are included):
- Efox US ROM 1 Update here:
- Efox US ROM 2 Update here:

Camera samples here:

Do NOT flash the original Chinese Letv ROMs on the US variant as it will brick the device. If you have bricked it (dead, only found as Qualcomm HS-USB 9008) you can unbrick it using the info and downloads on my blog here

PROS / Good sides:
- Gyroscope + Compass
- Super good price
- Very good build quality & design
- Fast SoC and high quality hardware
- Good 2K display and 4GB RAM
- Very nice camera quality and 4K video support
- Mute button on the side

CONS / Bad sides:
- US version not compatible with the CN firmwares
- US ROM has no wireless update function
- No microSD card support
- Max 1 day with the battery
- No band20 LTE
- eUI may not be everyones taste
- Black border around the display is very visible

LeEco Letv Le1 Pro X800 specifications:
- 5.5 inch Quad HD 2K Sharp screen, 2560x1440 pixels, 538 PPI
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 2.0GHz Octa Core
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM + 64GB Storage
- Cameras: 13 MP OIS Sony IMX214 main + 4 Ultrapixels front
- Dual tone flash LEDs
- 3000mAh battery
- Unibody metalbody
- Mute button on the left side
- Bluetooth 4.1, MHL 3.0 (4K-video-out), USB Type-C, IR Blaster
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Display, WiFi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
- 3.5mm Audio mit Dolby 5.1
- Dual SIM: Micro SIM+NANO SIM, microSD cards not supported
- eUI OS (based on Android 5)
- Gyro-Sensor, Compass
- 2G & 3G & 4G LTE Networks
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
- WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
- FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B12/B17/B25/B26 (no FDD-LTE B7+B20 support!)
More specs on

Saturday, 11 June 2016

How to unbrick the US version of the LeTV Le1 Pro X800 (64GB)

So you bricked your LeTV L1 Pro X800 US (64GB version) because you flashed a Chinese ROM? or something went wrong with TWRP? and now the device is stone dead with a black screen?

This is how to unbrick it, only if it is still found on the PC when connected as "Qualcomm HS-USB 9008" in device management. When it is bricked you can also not enter Recovery or Fastboot mode.

Follow this guide here on xda by viperdream26 (all credits goes to him!)

Download the package "QFIL_X800_HARD_BRICK_FIX" from here: (my mirror)!G0ozxZwb!vowHBNjQGC1AtVOx2ThrWpYt6yHEnAACFvq90XDF4n0

After you have unbricked you must flash EFOX rom via Fastboot called x1_na_fastboot_Lang_EKL.rar (160519) to get the full storage again. Else you may only see 9GB storage after you unbricked. And you may also have problems with charging the phone. UPDATE 2, flash afterwards also this firmware here (160605) from EFOX.

Hot to enter FASTBOOT? (Pinguin icon): is done with pressing POWER + VOLUME DOWN at the same time for some seconds until you see the Pinguin.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

UMI Super (Unboxing & First Test) UMI's best phone? Unibody Metal Design, MTK6755 & 4GB RAM (

• For EU find the UMI Super here:
• For US find the UMI Super here:

Hi guys this is my unboxing & first test of the UMI Super. To date - maybe the best phone UMI have made? Check the video and learn more of the UMI Super - and see features like a switch between on screen buttons to hardware buttons, a multicolored round notification LED, a special smartbutton and gyroscope that also works with Google cardboard.... :-)
Battery life?
The battery is OK for 1 whole day using dual sim and 3G/WiFi, after 1 day at work I still have about 20% left in the evening. Should be fine for most users. But don't expect much more.
Fast charging?
Yes it actually does fast charge, in only 60 minutes it charges 70% and in 92 minutes it is on 100% battery! - that is really quick!
- 5.5 inch Sharp 1920x1080 pixels Full HD
- 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Helio P10 MTK6755 Octa Core 2.0GHz
- Aerospace-grade aluminum unibody
- Multicolored notification LED
- Fingerprint Scanner / Touch-ID (Microarray 4. Gen)
- 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, TF-card support
- 13 MP Panasonic® main camera with Dual LEDs
- 5 MP Front camera
- Smart button on the side
- Android 6.0 OS
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz/5GHz
- USB Type C with fast charger
- Gyroscope & compass
- 4000 mAh Sony battery
- Dual SIM: Micro-SIM + Micro SIM or TF Card
- Supports 2G & 3G & 4G LTE network
- Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz, FDD-LTE B1/B3/B7/B20