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Review: Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone With the World's Largest Capacity Battery

Review: Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone With the World's Largest Capacity Battery

Review: Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone With the World's Largest Capacity Battery

YAY:

Insane battery capacity
Quick charge capability
6” Full HD Resolution

NAY:

Weighs a hefty 240.9g
Runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop

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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”. 

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The Design

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.

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The Function

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. 

The Verdict

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. 

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