infinity display and four cameras can
bring the leagoo m9 the throne in the
lowest class or can’t they? read all to
After we’ve seen the m8 pro in
September the next budget device from
Leagoo came to us. The m9, this is a
device that breaks all prejudice saying
that there are no good cheap devices. Leagoo as a manufacturer points out several characteristics of this device. 18 – 9
aspect ratio infinitive display and 4
camera sensors – on each side of the
device next to the cameras and the
Leagoo aims for the low price
point. you can get this device through
web shops in Nigeria like JUMIA for as little as 33,000 to 35,000 Naira.
Hardware that powers up the device is
signed by mediatek. Later we’ll see how it compares to the predecessor.
lnside the factory box of the Leaoo m9
there is a Leagoo charging adapter a
micro USB cable gel case and user
Today we are testing the m9 in
black color and next abyss, also
available are champagne and blue. Let’s
see together what we can get for the
very low price. View current Price in Nigeria
What is definitely the main selling point of this device is its display. Infinity display were up till now reserved only for high-end devices and only sometimes some upper-middle-class devices from the end of 2017 but Leagoo breaks the rules.
This is the first device of the lowest price segment of the market with an infinity display. We have a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display which covers around 80% of the front panel of the device as this is a 18:9 aspect
There’s also the fitting screen resolution 1280-640 which is a tiny bit less compared to what we are accustomed to seeing in the lowest segment HD 720p 16:9 this resolution combined with a 5.5 inch display
translates to 260 pixels per inch. We
however, must take into account that this
is still non-standard aspect ratio.
Viewing video material for example on YouTube will still cause the edges of your infinity display to go black in order to reproduce the 16:9 so the viewing experience will definitely not be the best. Luckily, YouTube has built the zoom to fit option into their application which will eliminate the black edges. still the maximum resolution for the m9 is only
480 pixels which is far from acceptable
Browsing the web is a pretty pleasant experience because this is still a 5.5 inch display and typing won’t be an issue either especially taking into account that we have the standard Google keyboard pre installed.
Going back to viewing quality, this is as
we’ve previously mentioned an IPS
display which is a great prerequisite
for realistic views and good visibility
on the sunlight. luckily we have mirror
vision here, a system that we’ve
encountered before on the other devices
and then will let you adjust the views
on your display either by loading from a
range of presets or by manually
adjusting image parameters.
Contrast, saturation, picture brightness, sharpness, and color temperature brightness is very good and can be manipulated easily, manually or by using the ambient light sensor which is located between the prong facing speaker and an LED diode. This panel as your contrast go up to 1200:1.
The display itself is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 while the m9 also comes with pre-installed film foil over the display
which is a very neat touch. Viewing angles are also pretty good.
THE PROCESSOR AND STORAGE
As we have said, the Leagoo m9 is powered by a mediatek chipset. This is a very well
known chipset that we could see countless times in various other manufacturers devices. Yes you guessed it the mt6582 the m9 as well as you already know this chipset is built in 28nanometer technology and it consists of a quad-core CPU with arm cortex a 7 cores clocked at 1.3 gigahertz it is not the Beast but it does the job as an
entry-level mediatek CPU.
Next to it, there is an arm alai 400 MP to dual core GPU clocked at 500megahertz again not exactly a beast but for this price range we cannot really ask for more we have 2gigabytes of lpddr3 RAM clocked at 530megahertz what all this means is that
you should not expect crazy multitasking
performances there are 16 gigabytes of
internal storage memory out of which 5
gigabytes are reserved for the Android
OS itself and another 1 gigabyte for pre
installed applications this means that
you’ll be left with around 10 gigabytes
for your personal files and applications
which is really too little but luckily
there is a micro SD card slot that
supports expansions up to 64 gigabytes.
Now that we’ve seen the major specifications, Let’s go through the user experience to see how easy is the user interface.
Navigating through the menu is pretty fluent although from time to time there can be a little bit of lag if there are three or four somewhat more demanding operations running in the background.
Gaming side of this device surprised us a bit with a rather good GPU performance on a low resolution display. Traffic writer, Temple Run and flip diving all worked perfectly well we. However, I did notice slight overheating after about 10 minutes of gaming but nothing too much. it did not impact the performances whatsoever.
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A great addition to the whole story about the m9 is definitely the fingerprint scanner built in it works very quickly and precisely
but we did notice that it slightly heats
up after you unlock the device of a few
times in a row. It is located just below
the camera sensor and it can be easily
mistaken for the camera sensor which
means that the sensor might get dirty
and that in turn can greatly impact the quality of photos a similar issue to the
one on the Samsung Galaxy s8.
Sound reproduction speaker is located at the bottom of the device, the sound is not
very good it is pretty quiet and it lacks the bass we wouldn’t buy slightly better sound quality but obviously you’ll get what you pay for.
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Leagoo m9 is powered by Android 7.0
nougat with Leagoo 3.0 light user
interface. During testing we installed
one update of 25 megabytes which brought
slight improvements of performances and
security patches for January. Next to the
basic Google applications there are
several more pre installed applications,
file manager, leagoo app store and infohub.
As we’ve said the system itself takes
around five gigabytes of internal
storage and it works pretty well which
means that we cannot really ask for any
more especially taking into account the
price. Future upgrades are for now not
Little by little we come to
the part that definitely draws the most
attention on a device from the lowest
segment of the market in the leagoo m9.
We have four camera sensors only
several manufacturers opt in for four camera sensors for their devices and Leagoo brought it a step further
implementing them into a very cheap
device. We have two front and two rear
facing cameras. Let’s start from the main
camera sensor, the main advantage of having a double camera setup is taking
portrait photos with blurred background
these are CMOS sensors with the aperture
This device has a face beauty
mode as well as a blur mode for portrait
photos with the bouquet effects. ISO
values go up to 1600 and geo-tagging is
also present other photo parameters that
you can manually adjust are sharpness,
saturation, contrast and brightness. you
can change the aspect ratio which means that you can take photos in 43 aspect ratio and full screen 18:9 aspect ratio. Sadly, the quality is just the same as the price, low. There is simply not too much to say portrait photos look pretty bad with very inaccurate edges around the object which makes the effect as a whole look very bad.
Theta photos are okay but you can forget about high quality photos in environments where light is not plenty. Poor contrast washed up colors and too little details
focusing speed is okay as is the shutter
speed. Nighttime photos can be somewhat
improved by using the double LED flash
but you should really not expect any
marvels since this device tends to over
emphasize certain parts of the photo
when you use the flash.
Maximum resolution is 8 megapixels and
also available are 5 megapixels 3
megapixels 2 megapixels 1 megapixels and
VGA resolutions. Video recording is also possible and the quality is in aligned with the photos frames get doubled up. There are very few details and high levels of noise it is a
good thing that the m9 supports Full HD
video capturing but the flipside is that
it uses the ancient 3gp format to store
these videos which greatly impacts the
quality of these videos.
implemented via electronic image
stabilization and its effects are very
minor next to Full HD videos you can
also take them in HD 720p standard
definition 480p and 176 pixels the
front-facing cameras have very similar
used to the ones on the back but they
In that we have a 5
megapixel and a 2 megapixel sensor on
the front. The blur effect is supported
by the front-facing camera setup as well
result are below average but they are
still acceptable for this price options
to change ISO values are again here as
are the aspect ratio of photos and auto
scene detection modes etc. Next to the
maximum 5 megapixel resolution also
available are 3 2 1 and VGA.
Videos captured with the front-facing cameras
aren’t even worth talking about they’re
recorded in maximum VGA resolution and
stored in 3gp format.
Electronic image stabilization is also available on the
front-facing camera as well and just as it is
on the back. The effect is very minor.
Long story cut short, the sensor is built in
Telugu. M9 are basically the same low end
sensor built into other cheap Chinese
devices and you should really not expect
too much from them even if they are for
Another huge advantage of the Leagoo m9 is its
capability to operate with 2 SIM cards
simultaneously. The m9 uses one nano SIM
and one Micro SIM card and the micro SD
card slot is physically separated from
the SIM card slot you will still be able
to use your favorite 3.5 millimeter headphones
since the port is still here and it is
located on the top of the device right
next to the micro USB charging port.
Wireless connection supported by Leagoo m9
are Wi-Fi 802.11 B G and N standards and
with hotspot mode Bluetooth 4.0 a GPS
and Fm Radio. NFC is not supported and this is
not a 4G device.
Leagoo M9 can post with
a removable battery with the capacity of
2850mAh, this capacity
combined with a pretty power saving
chipset means that the battery life will
be pretty long. This is a lithium polymer
battery. The M9 does not support fast
charging and for a full charge it needs
around 2 hours. With one full charge you
can get about 7 hours of screen on time
with a device connected to Wi-Fi, screen
brightness around 60% and mediocre use
of social media applications and cameras.
Leagoo M9 should have been the ultimate
Photography machine with 4 camera
sensors but it failed miserably in that
Simple alia GU made the whole story of
four cameras much better than it
actually is they just don’t offer the quality but
again you only get what you pay for.
Advantages are definitely dual SIM
capability, infinity display which looks
pretty nice and micro SD card expansion
and yes the #33,500 price point is more
than just good for any new Android
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