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Leagoo Elite 6 built to resist a few knocks

The Leagoo Elite 6 has space for about 6,000 pictures taken with the rear camera, or about 40 minutes of video.
The Leagoo Elite 6 has space for about 6,000 pictures taken with the rear camera, or about 40 minutes of video.PHOTO: LEAGOO

The Leagoo Elite 6 is a handy, 4.5-inch smartphone with a simple, pared-down interface.

At just 112g, it is reasonably small and light, but it also feels sturdy, like it could take a couple of knocks. The Elite 6 has a textured back, with etched concentric circles radiating from the camera at the top of the phone, for an solid grip.

The MediaTek MT6735M (quad- core, 1.0GHz 64-bit) processor and 1GB of RAM means that the phone is competent enough to surf, message and browse on.

It has an 854 x 480-pixel screen, which works out to about 217 pixels per inch. This means that small details, especially text, can appear quite pixelated.

The Elite 6 has 8GB of internal storage, which translates to space for just under 6,000 pictures taken with the rear camera, or about 40 minutes of video.

The five-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash was is quite sharp, although you have to keep your hand steady for good shots.

Its back cover can also snap off easily. underneath it is a removable 2,200 mAh battery, a microSD card slot and slots for two SIM cards.

Lisabel Ting

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 30, 2016, with the headline 'Leagoo Elite 6 built to resist a few knocks'. Print Edition | Subscribe