LEAGOO S9 Review: A smartphone that can take 65MP photos

Currently, there are a lot of smartphones with Notch in the market. The high range is filling with these types of smartphones, although it is not necessary to spend too much on a smartphone to get a design similar to the most expensive phones on the market. Today we will present the LEAGOO S9, a phone that copies the design of other high-end and well-known brands in the market, but with a really economical price. If you like this type of design, probably the LEAGOO S9 is a great option for you if you do not intend to spend the amount of money that costs another terminal with Notch in the market.

LEAGOO S9: Desing

In the front, we see the large 5.85-inch screen, a screen that is IPS and occupies 90% of the front. In addition, we see that it has integrated notch in the upper front, which includes the front camera, this being an 8.0 MP camera. On the right side, you can see the buttons to raise and lower the volume, in addition to the on/off button, which is the same for locking and unlocking the terminal.


The left side can be seen completely smooth except for the upper part, which is the opening for the Nano SIM card, which supports two of this, and also supports micro SD card up to 128Gb.


In the upper part of the device is the 3.5mm audio port, but in the lower part we see the speakers and in the middle of these, the USB port type C, which is already usual in the terminals of this generation.


At the back of the terminal, the first thing that draws attention is the double camera, being the first of 13 MP and the second of 0.2 MP. Diagonal to the cameras, we see the fingerprint reader, and just below the reader, we find the LEAGOO logo. In addition, the LEAGOO S9 comes in three different presentations: the black version, the blue version, and the gold version.


LEAGOO S9: Screen

The LEAGOO S9 has a screen of 5.85 inches, which occupies 90% of the front of the terminal. The screen includes the notorious notch, which many terminals today include for their convenience and because it can provide a large percentage of the front used while still integrating a front camera and the speaker for calls.


This screen has a resolution: HD + (1512 × 720); and an aspect ratio of 19:9. The screen is IPS type, a technology that lets you appreciate colors much more real than AMOLED screens, and that leaves a pixel density of 286.

LEAGOO S9: Hardware and performance

LEAGOO wanted to integrate high-end features into a mid-range device, in order to compete with the best of the best in this range of smartphones. We can start talking about its processor, an 8-core MediaTek processor, the 1.5GHz MT6750, a processor with enough power to run the largest games with the largest graphical section.


This MediaTek processor is combined with a 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory, allowing it to expand with external micro SD memory up to 128GB, being an ideal combination to carry the daily tasks without thinking that we will not have a fluid and optimal performance. In this section, we will not have any problem with the LEAGOO S9.

LEAGOO S9: Cameras

In this section, we have one of the biggest promises we can see in a mid-range phone, and especially the LEAGOO brand. We started with the front camera, an 8MP camera with a focal aperture of 2.0, a camera that has a flash on the screen and which aims to make very high-quality photographs, making it possible in any way for your skin to look brighter and maintain a good shape of your face.


As for the rear cameras, separately you have SONY cameras, one of 13MP and another of 0.2MP with a focal aperture of 2.2 and a flash that is obtained by the LED between both cameras. Now, its most relevant features are, according to the company, thanks to an algorithm in the post-processing of images, the LEAGOO S9 can take photographs of up to 65 megapixels.


With the LEAGOO patent, with the image processing algorithm and its technology for taking pictures in ultra HD, the LEAGOO S9 can take multiple frames in rapid succession. Its quality can not be compared with that of the high range, but it is possible that it is above all the competition that is in the mid-range section.

LEAGOO S9: Battery

The LEAGOO S9 has a 3.300mAh LG battery that promises a performance of 36 continuous hours of normal use, or 8 continuous hours of multimedia playback. It supports fast charging technology, one that claims to be able to charge 40% in just half an hour of charging. Also, LEAGOO assures that it is a battery that will remain with the passage of time, because after several charge tests, LEAGOO emphasizes that the battery will maintain 80% of the initial capacity it has.


LEAGOO S9: Specification table

Basic information
Kind 4G Smartphone
SIM card slot Dual SIM
Type of SIM Double Nano SIM
Type of screen IPS Notch
Screen size 5.85-inch screen
Screen resolution HD+ (1512×720), 286 pixels
CPU MediaTek MT6750
Core 1.5GHz, eight cores
GPU ARM Mali-T860
External memory Yes. MicroSD card up to 128Gb
Interfaces Type C USB port, SIM card slot, fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm audio port
Main camera 16.0MP + 0.2MP
Front camera 8.0MP
Battery Capacity 3.300mAh
Package content
Includes LEAGOO S9, USB cable, charging adapter, user manual.

LEAGOO S9: Final conclusions

With the LEAGOO S9, we can be sure and comfortable to have a phone that will last over time, being optimal and safe in many aspects. In addition, with the potential of the camera, we can make sure to maintain a phone with excellent features in a body of a mid-range phone. Excellent for those who do not think to spend a large amount of money on a high-end device, but who still need a good photographic section, performance and durable.

LEAGOO S9: Availability and price

Currently, we can acquire the LEAGOO S9 in the Gearbest and Banggood online store for a price of around $129.99 (€110.16) depending on the seller. So you do not miss this opportunity and to make your shopping experience faster, below we will provide you the link that will take you directly to the product page.

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