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LEAGOO Shark 1 Review, Specifications and Price – Bigger and Better

While some companies going back to the smaller devices while some companies still believes that consumers require bigger devices, well both are two different mobile segment and has different target audience. The latest smartphone from LEAGOO gets a bigger and brighter display (6 inches) along with a whooping 6300 mAh battery. Don’t you think this bigger device with bigger power support is the main features people are looking in a basic or mid range smartphones? Can comment your views below. LEAGOO Shark 1 Review mentioned here will tell everything about the device starting from the features, specifications and the best price.

Leagoo Shark 1 is an interesting phablet by any standards (see the detailed hardware specs below in this post). From features to looks, the new powerhouse from Leagoo breaks the boundaries and pushes onward.

LEAGOO Shark 1 Review, Specifications and Price – Bigger and Better

While taking about the device, lets start with the Package,

LEAGOO Shark 1 Packaging

As most of companies has started following a trend to make the outer box as simpler as they can. IT just creates a curiosity among the buyers. Here also its the same, but once you open the box, the bigger Shark 1 sits at the top followed by a changer, micro USB cable,  a screen protector with a cloth to clean up the display, an user manual to get started with and a premium headset. Everything is neatly packed and fitted inside of the box – almost a premium packaging.

Design – LEAGOO Shark 1

Shark 1 covers out of quality poly-carbonate plastic and aluminum alloy on the side and back of the device. The device is available in three different colors, twilight blue, starlight silver and champagne gold. Considering its 6-inch display, it is a lot smaller than models of competing companies. Dimensions of this phone are 158.6×82.8×8.5 mm. On the other side, the weight of this device is pretty big, and it stands 240.9 grams.

LEAGOO SHARK 1

When we look the device at the front, at the top of the display, you can see the front shooter, light sensor and an LED for notifications. As the phone is bigger, company has tried to use most of the device’s area to the display, so instead of capacitive buttons, there is required OnScreen buttons that appear when you start using the device.

On the top of the side panel, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack and IR port, On the back side of the phone, you will find fingerprint sensor and a decent 13MP camera with dual LED flash. In the center of the back, there is a Leagoo logo and, below the removable cover, there is a speaker grill.

Display – LEAGOO Shark 1

To make the device’s display brighter and appealing, company has tied up with LG to achieve that. The Shark 1 Display provides 30% more brightness than a standard LCD and, it will reduce power consumption by 20%.

LEAGOO SHARK 1

It has great viewing angles and superb contrast so that you can enjoy using your phone in direct sunlight and other lighting conditions. This display has pleasant looking colors and a respectable pixel density 368PPI. The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and is resistant to scratches. The 2.5D curve is applied to the glass, as it is standard these days.

LEAGOO Shark 1 – Performance and Memory

In terms of hardware aspects, the Shark 1 is able to beat most of the mid range devices in the market as the device is not only having the bigger display and powerful battery, it also packs MediaTek’s 64-bit Octa-Core Soc with a processing speed of 1.3 GHz coupled with Mali T760 Graphics. Its 3GB DDR3 RAM onboard makes processors tasks easier to offer better performance. It also packs a 16GB of storage that can be expanded with microSD card up to 64GB. For all of you benchmark and specs geeks out there, here is the screenshot of the results of AnTuTu benchmark:

Leagoo Shark 1 Review Benchmark test

LEAGOO Shark 1 – Camera

Leagoo Shark 1 packs decent camera performance. It is equipped with Sony’s 13MP BSI-2 sensor camera on the back and 5MP camera for selfies, and HD video calls on the front. This wide-angle primary camera offers smooth performance with its five lenses and large f2.0 aperture.

I have seen many of the Chinese device fails to offer better camera performance even after having 16 MP camera sensor but quite impressively the Shark 1 is able to meet the consumers expectations by offering them a better and sharper details of each images. When it comes to low light shooting, it disappoints a bit but overall, I love the device’s camera. Below are few camera samples taken from the device.

Leagoo Shark 1 Review Camera Sample -2

Connectivity

Shark 1 has dual SIM, dual standby support which is excellent because many people have a personal SIM card and the other one for work. The device is 4G LTE network supported, and it has good signal strength.

Bluetooth 4.0 is supported so you can spare your battery and communicate with other devices more efficiently.

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ receiver is used in this phone and our unit didn’t have a problem connecting to a wireless hotspot. One flaw that we can mention is the lack of the NFC communication

  • FDD-LTE: 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz (Band 1,3,7,8,20)
  • WCDMA: 900/2100
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900

Battery – LEAGOO Shark 1

This smartphone is graced with a 6300mAh Li-Polymer battery. This superior battery power can last you for days even if you are a heavy user. Manufacturer states that this phone offers over 72 hours of general usage and amazing 770 hours of standby time.

LEAGOO Shark 1 Specifications

Display 6.0 inches, 1920 x 1080 Full HD LTPS Corning Gorilla Class 3 2.5D Screen
CPU MediaTek 64bit Octa-Core 1.3GHz
System Leagoo OS v1.2 Android 5.1 Lollipop
GPU Mali-T760
RAM 3GB
ROM 16GB expandable up to 64GB
Camera Front 5.0MP + Rear Sony 13.0MP BSI-2 AF with dual-tone LED flashlight
Battery 6300 mAh Lithium-polymer battery
Sensors Light sensor, G-sensor, Hall sensor
Bluetooth BT v4.0
Features GPS / GLONASS / Galileo / BeiDou
Card Slots Dual Micro SIM cards
Network 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz3G: WCDMA 900/2100 MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz (Band 1,3,7,8,20) MHz
Product size 158.6*82.8*8.5 mm
Product weight   240.9 g

LEAGOO Shark 1 Price: 189.99 USD – Buy Now

Leagoo Shark 1 in Pictures

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LEAGOO Shark 1

LEAGOO Shark 1
8.3

Value for Money

9/10

Performance and Build

8/10

Display

8/10

Battery

9/10

Pros

  • Display
  • Build quality
  • Outstanding battery

Cons

  • Average CPU Performance
  • No 4K video
  • No NFC
  • Lennald

    Compare to the Oukitel K6000 Pro with 6000mAh battery, Android 6.0 and 3GB RAM, which one should I order? Comparison video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjb6LyuqPJs, can you give me some advice?

  • Rakesh Jain

    Which is best Leagoo Shark 1 or Bluboo Maya Max or vkworld T1 Plus, i like 6 inch smartphone or phablet and found vkworld T1 Plus smartphone looks good, especially the latest Android 6.0 OS, gyroscope and the 13MP rear camera.
    so suggest or guide me which is best ?