Smartphone - Leagoo KIICAA Mix

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• Operating system: Android 7.0, Freemee OS
• Networks: GSM / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS / HSDPA, LTE CAT 4 (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
• Screen: IPS LCD, diagonal 5.5 ”, resolution 1080 × 1920 pixels (FullHD)

• Platform: MediaTek MT6750T
• Processor: eight-core, 64-bit, 4 cores 1.5 GHz (Cortex-A53) and 4 cores 1.0 GHz (Cortex-A53)
• Graphics: Mali T860
• RAM: 3 GB
• Memory for data storage: 32 GB
• Slot for memory card: yes, microSD (instead of the second SIM card)
• Main camera: 13 MP f / 2.2 + 2 MP (b / w)
• Front camera: 13 MP f / 2.2
• Interfaces: Wi-Fi b / g / n (2.4 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, USB Type-C connector (USB-Host) for charging / synchronization, Type-C connector for headset / headphone
• Navigation: GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS
• Optional: fingerprint scanner, accelerometer
• Battery: 3000 mAh (non-removable)
• Dimensions: 141 x 75 x 7.9
• Weight: 153 grams

Leagoo KIICAA Mix comes in its original packaging, the design of which is complemented by the image of the smartphone itself.

At one end there is a sticker that lists the main characteristics of the device.

USB Type-C cable, network adapter, headset:

Clip for removing the SIM tray, manual, warranty card:

Silicone bumper:

Smartphone Dimensions:

As the main material for the manufacture of the Leagoo KIICAA Mix case, manufacturers chose plastic.
Elements are located for the most a classic way. The front of the screen, which, as the manufacturer promises, covers 90% of the total area (this is not so). At the bottom there is a Home button, which also plays the role of a fingerprint scanner.
You can also call up the on-screen buttons. The front camera was placed in the corner.

On the back side we are met by a dual camera, which is allocated a platform slightly protruding above the body. Nearby is a flash, the Leagoo logo is handed down.

The assembly is surprisingly high-quality: no squeaks, no backlash, the case does not crunch when compressed.
The phone is comfortable in your hand: you can reach all the edges with your fingers without any problems. By weight, everything is also excellent - 153 grams.

The manufacturer did not offer anything new in terms of the location of functional elements. On the right side is the volume rocker and the power control key.

On the left is a hybrid tray for a pair of SIM cards, instead of one of which you can put microSD.

The main feature of the budget device can be considereda frameless screen, but in order to save space, the earpiece was carried to the upper edge of the case. In my opinion this is a very strange decision. In order for the device to be locked during a conversation, the developers made the following decision: the screen reads the number of touches, and if it is more than two, the backlight turns off. That is, touching the cheek, you block unwanted triggering of the sensory area. Such a thing works quite normally.

Bottom mounted main microphone, multimedia speaker and a USB Type-C port between them.

At the bottom there is a Home button, which also plays the role of a fingerprint scanner. You can also call up the on-screen buttons. The front camera was placed in the corner.

On the back side we are met by a dual camera, which is allocated a platform slightly protruding above the body. Nearby is a flash, the Leagoo logo is handed down.

Leagoo KIICAA Mix has 5 installed.5-inch IPS screen with FullHD resolution and 401ppi pixel density. The manufacturer announced the expensive glass Gorilla Glass 4. In addition, in his words, the Sharp matrix is ​​used. That is, again, according to the promises of the manufacturer, we have a very cool display. We will not 100% say that all Leagoo promises are embodied in KIICAA Mix, but the screen is really good.

With the help of MiraVision technology, you can customize the display image for yourself.

The display recognizes up to 10 simultaneous touches.

The smartphone has an 8-core processorMediaTek MT6750T. Four RM Cortex-A53 cores operate at a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz, and the remaining four at 1 GHz. The video accelerator ARM Mali-T860 MP2 is responsible for the graphics.
Of course, high performance from suchfilling is not worth the wait. But, with most tasks, this smartphone will cope. Moreover, it boasts a decent amount of RAM - 3 GB. As for the memory for files, it is on the “board” 32 GB of which about 25 GB is available. It is possible to expand the internal memory via microSD memory cards with a maximum capacity of up to 256 GB.
In Antutu, the smartphone showed a good result - 50,751 “parrots”

Additional information from Antutu

AIDA64 test

Geekbench 4 Test

Smartphone performance is enough tothat the interface worked smoothly, almost all applications functioned without brakes, and most games also started. However, Leagoo KIICAA Mix is ​​clearly not a gaming solution. Many demanding games will not start at maximum settings.

The software part is responsible for the work of the software.Freeme OS shell, which is based on Android Nougat. The first thing that catches your eye is slightly modified application icons. They look pretty nice. Who does not like, not a dozen of the most motley launchers have been developed for you. All applications are brought to the desktops - there is no separate menu. To configure desktops, styles, widgets and other things, just hold your finger for a while on an unoccupied part of the screen.
Settings menu.

It supports the ability to update the system "by air", however, during the review of the Leagoo KIICAA Mix, no updates have arrived.

There is already becoming almost standard, the function of screen gestures.

Since the smartphone is equipped with a fingerprint scanner, there is a corresponding section in the settings.

The application menu works on the principle of "all iconson the desktop. " You can also create folders for icons. After installation, all applications appear on the desktop. Deletion occurs as on iOS, when you hold your finger on the icon, a cross appears on it, clicking on which we will delete the application.
Of course, there is the possibility of sorting programs, as well as their manual positioning.

A single swipe from top to bottom calls up the status bar or notification bar.
When you re-swipe or when swipe with two fingers, the full interface switch is called up.

Of the wireless interfaces there is the usual dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. For navigation we have GPS and GLONASS.
Leagoo KIICAA Mix supports two nano-format SIM cards (one can be replaced with a memory card).

One SIM can work in 4G networks, the second - 2Gor 3G. The smartphone supports frequencies: GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), W-CDMA (850, 900, 2100 MHz), FDD-LTE (800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz), TDD-LTE 2300 MHz (B40). Works great with Russian operators.
Frequency support from the engineering menu.

The first launch took about 30 - 40 seconds. Subsequent connections occurred almost instantly.

Another major drawback of the Leagoo KIICAA Mixcan be considered his battery. The manufacturer claims that it uses a 3000 mAh battery. However, both battery life and charging speed indicate that the battery has less capacity. In the FullHD video playback mode from YouTube, the Leagoo KIICAA Mix lasted five and a half hours.

KIICAA Mix smartphone got dual mainthe camera. The main Omnivision OV8856 sensor is for real 8 megapixels, which, thanks to software interpolation, turn into 13 megapixels. The second module is needed to beautifully blur the background image.

The camera at Leagoo KIICAA Mix as a whole is not the mostbest in the price segment. Photos are dull, not very clear, with noise. You can, of course, try, play with different modes to squeeze something decent out of it.

good assembly and practical materials;
good screen;
reasonable performance for the price of a smartphone;
almost "clean" Android;
rather smart fingerprint scanner;
poor location of the speaker;
no 3.5 mm jack;
no proximity sensors and light;
weak battery;
mediocre camera.