We’ll be reviewing another device from Leagoo, Leagoo M9. Leagoo is one of the fast-growing Chinese OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) in the smartphone industry at the moment.
Leagoo M9 is an android smartphone with 2GB RAM and 16GB Storage (Expandable up to 32GB)
|In the box
|Battery Detachable type X1|
|1A USB Cable Micro 5 Pin, X1|
|Charger 5V/1A X1|
Leagoo M9 Specs
- Dual Sim, 3G, Wi-Fi
- MT6580A, Quad-Core Processor
- 2 GB RAM, 16 GB inbuilt
- 2850 mAh Battery
- 5.5 inches, 1280 x 640 px Display
- 8 MP + 2 MP Dual Rear & 5 MP + 2 MP Dual Front Camera
- Memory Card Supported, up to 32 GB
- Android v7.0 (Nougat)
The body of the M9 is made from plastic with a thin bezel and a 5.5-inch display. There are two front-facing cameras with LED support and two rear cameras with LED support. At the back of the device, you’ll find the fingerprint sensor it’s located beneath the rear camera sensor.
When you open the back of the device you’ll find a detachable battery, dual sim card slot (Micro-SIM + Nano-SIM), and a TF Card slot.
The Leagoo M9 design comes in three colour: Black, Blue, and Gold.
So we’re reviewing the blue color.
LEAGOO M9 features a 5.5 inch IPS display covered by Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3. This a budget-friendly Android smartphone. The M9 is a full-screen design and with a thin bezel and it delivers an immersive visual experience. With IPS technology the M9 makes images more vivid and gives a bigger viewing angle, offering true to life color reproduction and giving a most impressive display performance. The M9 has an advanced multi-touch panel technology. A total of five touchpoints are supported to achieve perfect touch experience on this device.
- Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 Screen
|Touch||Yes, with Multitouch|
|Size||5.5 inches, 1280 x 640 pixels|
Rear Camera 8 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera 5 MP + 2 MP
Leagoo M9 comes with mid-level cameras at the Front and Rear.
The front camera of the M9 are dual sensors of 5 MP and 2 MP with LED flash support and an aperture for both sensors at f2.4 and the rear camera has an 8MP and 2MP with LED flash support.
|Rear Camera||Front Camera (Selfie time)|
For the performance, the Leagoo M9 is powered by a Quad-core processor ARM MT6580A that runs at 1.3GHz and graphics chip (Mali-400 MP2) which easily handles 2D games and most 3D games stutter-free and smooth performances. For the M9 you may need to turn down the graphic settings for the latest games. I also tested out multitasking on the M9, this device performed above average while surfing the web, watching movies and playing games.
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Storage||16GB (Expandable up to 32GB)|
The M9 played most games I tested on it smoothly on low graphic settings. I noticed the M9 didn’t heat up while playing these games but it may become hot when playing higher graphics games.
The speakers on this device performed well. The sound quality is improved without any cracking on the highest volume.
With a Removable 2,850mAh battery, the Leagoo M9 is average in terms of battery life. On normal use it will get you through the day and charging on the Leagoo M9 is slow.
Battery life on the M9 was not amazing on heavy use like playing games. I tested out the leagoo M9 battery duration playing online and offline games. For online gaming, for example, the FIFA Mobile on low setting got 2 hours plus of gameplay while for offline gaming, for example, Spider-Man got me almost 4 hours of gameplay.
Leagoo M9 Software
The OS on the M9 is Android 7.0 Nougat and The LEAGOO OS 3.0. On the M9 you’ll also find Leagoo App Store which is identical to the Google Play Store.
Should You Buy The Leagoo M9?
If you’re looking for a cheap smartphone, the Leagoo M9 is worth your consideration. I would recommend you buy it.
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