Leagoo S8 Specs and Prices

Leagoo is one of the many Chinese OEMs that has a kind of cheap alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship. The smartphone features the same 18:9 aspect ratio and a bezel-less display approach. The mid-range smartphone comes with a nice metallic unibody. Most importantly it is very much cheaper although it is not comparable in terms of performance. However, is the design and features offered by this smartphone worth its price? Let’s find out.

Where to Buy Leagoo S8

Konga Nigeria – See Offers 

Leagoo S8 Key Specs and Features

  • 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (282 ppi)
  • Octa-core MediaTek MT6750T CPU with 3GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storage,  up to 128GB with memory card
  • Dual 13MP + 2MP rear camera and 13MP + 2MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • 3, 050mAh non removable Li-Po battery

Leagoo S8

Design and Display

The Leagoo S8 is an attractive premium looking smartphone thanks to the 18:9 aspect ratio. For a smartphone in the budget category the smartphone has a quality build with metallic bodywork that profers a kind of high-end feel on the smartphone. Also, there’s the bezel-less display and the absence of offscreen capacitive touch buttons to further reduce the bezels to get more screen real estate.

The view on the Leagoo S8 is quite nice apart from the fact that it is a low resolution display. The screen size is slightly bigger than your average screen at 5.7-inch and that’s partly due to the aspect ratio. With a 1440 X 720 resolution and a pixel density of 282 ppi this is not at all bad for a cheap alternative.

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Battery and Camera

Unlike old times when phones last days , most smartphone now only gives you about a day without charging before it goes off. In that vein, the Leagoo S8 on an average should last about a day on a full charge with its 3, 500mAh Li-Po battery. Like most recent smartphones out there, the advent of non removable battery is now a trend and the same is featured here.

For taking pictures not much can be expected of a budget smartphone but actually the Leagoo S8 features some nice cameras. The smartphone features an exciting quad camera with a dual 13MP + 2MP rear camera and a 13MP + 2MP front camera. Which to be honest is not a common thing in this price category..

Hardware and Software

In the Leagoo S8 you wouldn’t find the best hardware grade here but the one featured is quite capable of handling things smoothly. The smartphone features an Octa-core MediaTek MT6750T which clocks at 1.5GHz max. In addition, the smartphone sports a 2 core ARM Mali-T860 GPU for munching graphics.

Also, it comes with a 3GB internal memory and a storage capacity of 32GB expandable to 128GB with a memory card. Aside that the device run on Android 7.0 Nougat straight from the factory.

Pricing and Availability

The Leagoo S8 smartphone is available for sale in various smartphone selling outlets and costs about 48, 000 naira to 58, 000 naira depending on your location and the deal you could get.

Leagoo S8 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Leagoo S8:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Processor: Octa-Core 4 x 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4 x 1.0GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (MediaTek MT6750T)
  • GPU:ARM Mali-T860 MP2
  • Memory: 3GB
  • Colours: Black, Gold, Blue
  • Dimension: 150 x 69 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 185g
  • SIM Type: Nano sim
  • SIM Count: Dual sim
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Display

  • Display: 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen,  1440 x 720 pixels
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Camera

  • Rear Camera: Dual 13MP + 2MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
  • Front Camera: Dual 13MP + 2MP camera, 480p Video@30fps

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE: 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
    FDD-LTE: 2300 MHz (B40)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, HSPA 21/5.76 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE CAT 6 300/50 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.1 with A2DP
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: Yes, DivX/MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: –
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: –
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes
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Battery

  • Battery: 3, 050mAh non removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

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