LEAGOO S9 is a cheap smartphone with Android system, which design refers to the iPhone X, It costs a few times less, and therefore is an interesting option for a less demanding consumer. It is worth buying it for 150 dollars?
LEAGOO S9 made its debut at this year's fair in the capital of Catalonia, but the manufacturer has just decided to provide information on the components used, as well as the suggested retail price, which seems to be adequate to the possibilities offered.
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LEAGOO S9 is the first in the Chinese manufacturer's offer with a smartphone, in which the display has a characteristic indentation. The company is not ashamed that their equipment was "baptized" with the clone of the iPhone X. In principle, the LEAGOO S9 "ripped the skin" from the smartphone giant Cupertino, and the main difference is at first glance logo on the housing and fingerprint reader placed on rear panel. Probably the materials used to produce the casing are of lower quality, but without taking this model into your hand it is difficult to say.In total, there is no wonder that the Chinese manufacturer has put on such a design. After all, most manufacturers this year went crazy on the indentation in the screen, which is also confirmed by such models as: ASUS ZenFone 5, Huawei P20, Oppo R15, or Vivo X21.
Performance, adequate for the price
The MediaTek MT6750T is composed of eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores with a clock frequency of 1.5GHz, cooperating with the Mali-T860MP2 graphics chip, for efficiency in LEAGOO S9. It must be admitted that this is not the most efficient SoC in the market, but given the price of $ 150 , you can not demand anything more. However, you must know that in everyday use it should meet the expectations posed by less demanding users, the more so that it works with 4-gigabyte RAM. If memory management is at the appropriate level, then switching between open processes should be fast enough. 32 GB of internal memory has been reserved for all kinds of data, reduced by system files. It is possible to expand it using a microSD reader.
A display with appropriate parameters
Bearing in mind the components used, LEAGOO decided to choose a screen with the appropriate parameters . The user receives a matrix with the aspect ratio of 19: 9, which is characterized by a diagonal of 5.85: and a resolution of 1512 x 720 pixels. Such parameters will not put a heavy burden on the graphics system and the processor itself, so that there should be no performance problems, as I mentioned earlier.
The camera is apparently the biggest asset
On the back panel, the manufacturer has embedded a set of two lenses – the main Sony 13-million pixel sensor and an additional 2MP. Its strong point is the 65 Mega-Pixel Ultra-HD shot system , which takes several pictures and combines them together. This solution is not new, because it has been used by the Chinese company Oppo, or recently Vivo in the View Prime. The manufacturer claims that with a photo with a resolution of 65 million pixels, it is possible to zoom 23 times, without worrying about the drop in sharpness. Of course, this is just a marketing gimmick, because with the price of LEAGOO S9, it can be assumed that the equipment has an older generation transducer.
Is it worth buying a LEAGOO S9?
LEAGOO S9 seems to be an interesting representative from the lower price range. Noteworthy is the display that fits in with the current trends. It is worth mentioning the appropriate performance, which should be enough for everyday use, as well as the launch of most titles available on Google Play. The price has been set at $ 149, which seems a reasonable amount for such a set of parameters. However, if you prefer the traditional aspect ratio (16: 9), and you value more well-known companies, then you should be interested in the Huawei P9 Lite mini, which I had the pleasure to test. https://www.gsmmaniak.pl/766624/test-huawei-p9-lite-mini-tani