18th December 2015 – LEAGOO Malaysia officially launched the LEAGOO Alfa 8 smartphone. The extremely affordable LEAGOO Alfa 8 is an entry-level smartphone with decent hardware specifications, beautiful and petite design.
As an entry level smartphone, the LEAGOO Alfa 8 is a respectably an affordable smartphone that costs only RM 269 (~US$ 63). Available in 4 stunning colours, Midnight Black, Dazzling White, Champagne Gold and Sweet Pink, each for every unique personality and taste.
LEAGOO Alfa 8 Design & Build
• 235 pixels per inch
• 154.6mm by 77.0mm by 8.9mm
• 103.2 grams
Affordable and elegant, the Alfa 8 is a compact device that fits easily in every pocket and is comfortable to maneuver around its display. The Alfa 8 looks absolutely beautiful with its two tone colours design over the top and bottom of the device. Even the coloured metal ring surrounding the camera looks great while the curved edges on the device makes it looks and feels like a smaller premium device on hand.
On the top of the device are the 3.5mm headphone jack and Micro-USB port for charging, respectively. The back of the device houses the camera and LED flash while the power button and the volume rocker sits on the right side of the device. Once the back cover was removed, there is the 1,600mAh battery, Micro-SD reader and the Dual SIM card slot.
With only 4” display it still able to display pictures at a resolution of 800x400p, it’s still quite decent despite its price tag. Its bright enough to view comfortably in indoors and still provide decent quality imaging during outdoors. Images and graphics looks pleasantly crisp and accurate.
LEAGOO Alfa 8 Hardware
• 8GB of Internal Storage (with 32GB expandable memory)
• 1GB of RAM
• 1,600mAh Removable Battery
With its Quad Core Processing power, the Alfa 8 has no problem running multiple apps at once and the phone still works decently even when running memory intensive applications such as Facebook, Waze and Games.
The Alfa 8 is powered by 1GB of RAM and has a built-in 8GB of internal storage with an option for expandable Micro-SD card up to 32GB maximum. The Alfa 8’s 1,600mAh battery will get you through a day on a moderate use with always on cellular data.
LEAGOO Alfa 8 Software & Features
• Google Android 5.1 Lollipop
• LEAGOO O.S 1.1
• Preloaded LEAGOO Apps
The Alfa 8 runs Google’s mobile operating system Android Lollipop 5.1 out of the box and features a number of native apps such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Chrome and LEAGOO apps such as Xender, Wake Gestures and 365 News.
Thanks to the newly developed LEAGOO O.S 1.1 that design heavy around Android 5.1 Lollipop, the performance of the device is buttery smooth with almost to no lag during usage.
LEAGOO Alfa 8 Camera & Video
• 5-Megapixel Rear-Facing Camera
• 2-Megapixel Front-Facing Camera
• 1080p Recoding with 30FPS
Photo quality on the 5-megapixel camera was commendable even though it is still a middle range device. Objects were sharp and in-focus, though only equipped with a 5MP rear shooter. Colours were sharp in a well-lit environment and with the right settings the photo look pleasantly well and beautiful.
The camera itself operate smoothly, with no hiccups during pictures taking moments. Video recording was surprisingly amazing in which the Alfa 8 was able to record videos in 1080p format at 30fps.