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Leagoo S9 review

Aside from the Leagoo M9 that we featured before, the international company also offers some smartphones on the higher entry-level category – one of them is the Leagoo S9.

Luckily, we had the chance to get a unit. Join us and read what we think about it.

BUILD QUALITY

Leagoo S9 review

The Leagoo S9 has a modern-looking design. It has a good-looking glass-like glossy cover which is actually made of plastic. At the front, it has a display following the notch era. Overall, it has a good built quality with a premium feel in the hands.

Ports and Buttons:

  • Right: volume rockers & power button
  • Left: SIM card tray
  • Top: 3.5mm headphone jack port
  • Bottom: loud speaker & USB Type-C port

DISPLAY QUALITY

Leagoo S9 review

This device has a 5.85-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1512×720 pixels and a tall 19:9 aspect ratio. It has a notch similar to the iPhone X and unexpectedly thick bottom bezel. The viewing experience is still acceptable. The colors are good, the sharpness and details are still on point, and the brightness is also good even using the device outside.

PERFORMANCE

Leagoo S9 review

The Leagoo S9 was equipped with the MediaTek MT6750 1.5GHz Octa-core processor. Playing popular game like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is also okay in default game settings. Although we feel that this kind of processor might be too old for devices now-a-days, you can still enjoy multi-tasking thanks to its huge 4GB of RAM. It also has 32GB of internal storage that you can expand up to 128GB via microSD card.

Here are the benchmarks that we got from AnTuTu and Geekbench:

CAMERA

It has a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera setup on the back and a single 8MP front camera. For the price, it can capture decent photos specially on good lighting conditions. It has a SLR mode that adds artificial depth effect around the subject to emphasize it. It can also record videos in 1080p resolution. The selfie camera also average and can capture selfies with beautification effect.

Here are some sample photos:

BATTERY LIFE

Leagoo S9 review

The 3,300mAh battery on the Leagoo S9 can last a whole day of normal usage like texting, answering calls, doing occasional social media and internet surfing, and playing games during break-time. But if you want to use it extremely, we advise you to bring a powerbank or the charger with you.

VERDICT

Leagoo S9 review

We can say that the Leagoo S9 is a decent smartphone for the price of P6,899. This device has a good-looking glossy back cover with a premium feel. It has an acceptable 32GB internal storage and a huge 4GB of RAM on its price-point. It also has a fingerprint scanner for more secure device unlocking. And lastly, it is some of the few which has a USB Type-C port for the price.

What do you think about the Leago S9? Is it the one you are looking for?

Leagoo S9 Specs:
  • 5.85-inch HD+ IPS display, 1512×720 pixels, 19:9 ratio
  • MT6750 1.5GHz Octa-core CPU
  • Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 32GB ROM expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
  • 4GB RAM
  • 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP rear cameras with LED flash
  • 8MP f/2.0 front camera
  • 4G/LTE, Dual SIM
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • Wifi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • USB Type-C
  • 3,300mAh battery with fast charging
  • Price: P6,889

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