Review: Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone With the World's Largest Capacity Battery
Insane battery capacity
Quick charge capability
6” Full HD Resolution
Weighs a hefty 240.9g
Runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop
What is the Leagoo Shark 1?
Chances are, many of us have never even heard of Leagoo, let alone their flagship smartphone: the Shark 1. However, with the mobile industry seeing a recent surge of contenders from China, we’ll very likely be getting better acquainted with these lesser-known brands, especially when they are manufacturing phones with great specs at a lower price. Leagoo is one such contender that is determined to make their mark on the industry with their flagship smartphone that boasts the “World’s Highest Capacity Battery”.
Where aesthetics are concerned, the Shark 1 is actually a pretty sleek phone. It has a large 6.0” 1920 x 1080 LG display with 368 DPI so you’ll definitely enjoy watching videos and playing games on it. It features a smooth metallic unibody that feels great in your hand and even gives it a luxurious look.
However, measuring at about 83 x 159 x 8.5, the smartphone is quite huge. Combined with its cumbersome weight of 240.9g, users with smaller hands may find the Shark 1 a little difficult to use. Of course, as the more perceptive of you have already figured out by now, the weight is a result of the phone’s extremely powerful battery, which we will discuss in the next section.
Rated at 6300mAh, the Shark 1 is built with the world’s highest capacity battery for a smartphone. As reference, Huawei’s Mate 8 comes with a 4000mAh battery and Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a 3600mAh battery. According to the manufacturers, a full charge will be able to deliver 72 hours of general use.
The Shark 1 also features a 64-bit 1.3GHz octa core processor, a 3GB RAM, and a 16GB ROM (upgradeable to 64GB via microSD), and while these aren’t the best specs you’ll find, they are more than sufficient. The phone’s main camera is a Sony 13.0MP that will allow you to take pretty decent pictures.
At its MSRP, which is S$399, we think it’s a viable option if you’re looking for a smartphone for professional use. The huge battery capacity will ensure that the Shark 1 will have enough juice even if you’re away from the office for extended periods of time. However, even though you probably won’t have to lug a portable charger around, you’ll still have to deal with the phone’s hefty weight.