Leagoo M9 Pro – Android 8.1 Oreo: Review, Specs and Price in Nigeria

The new Leagoo M9 Pro has been launched by the company without jamboree.  The device is the predecessor of Leagoo M9 which was the World’s first quad-cam smartphone with bezel-less display.

However, the Leagoo M9 Pro comes with 13MP + 2MP camera rear for photography a dual-LED flash and other quality features as well. The 5MP selfie cameras which have been improved obviously. The battery capacity on the Pro version is also 3000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery  which pretty much bigger as well as the screen size. The  less bezels, dishing out an 18:9 aspect ratio and the 5.72-inch display. Its running on the latest Android operating system, Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with modified user interface.

The Leagoo M9 Pro is boast of nice specs and a total package that gives true value for money.

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 Leagoo M9 Pro REVIEW

Design

Leagoo M9 Pro

Leagoo introduced Metal to compliment the Plastic body when designing the Pro version. The rear reflects light in the most subtle way, looking much better than most budget smartphones. The dual shooters at the rear are still in a vertical position with the fingerprint scanner underneath.

The dual-LED flash has been moved all the way to the left, while the Leagoo logo is now underneath the fingerprint scanner in a vertical format as well. Nonetheless they both measure the same 9.5mm in thickness and weighs 153g overall. You can get the device in Gold, Black and Blue colors.

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Display

Leagoo M9 Pro

A bigger view for Leagoo lovers here, the M9 Pro offers a bigger screen than its predecessor and less bezels obviously, dishing out an 18:9 aspect ratio. The front LED flash now sits by the right hand side of the speaker grille at the top bezel, while the single selfie camera sits to the left. Focusing on the screen, the 5.72-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen stretches all the way to the sides, with no narrow bezels in sight.

Boasting of a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels with 281 pixel per inch density, everything on the screen should be visible and sharp enough for users. The screen has GFF Full Lamination technology, 70% NTSC, 178 degree viewing angle. It also stretches up to 80% screen to body ratio, which is the highest ever for a budget smartphone.

Hardware and Software

Behind this beauty is a MediaTek MT6739 chip with Quad-core processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The 4-cores of processor runs at a fast speed of 1.5GHz with 28nm process technology. The PowerVR GE8100 graphics processor, handles graphics and clocks at 450 MHz.

Handling heavy tasks and apps is the 2GB RAM space with a memory speed of 667MHz. The same storage space of 16GB is available as well, you can always upgrade further up to 32GB using a memory card. Leagoo M9 Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with modified user interface.

Camera

A much clearer 13MP + 2MP camera is available at the rear for photography. Capture photographs with 4160 x 3120 pixels in dimension with the Leagoo M9 Pro. The camera comes with a dual-LED flash and other quality features as well. The 5MP selfie camera has f/2.2 aperture, 1.65um pixel size, LED Flash with face identification technology.

Battery

Powering the Leagoo M9 Pro is a 3000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with no fast charging technology but battery fully charged within 2.5 hours from 0% to 100%.

Leagoo M9 Pro Full Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model Leagoo M9 Pro
Announced April, 2018
Released April, 2018

Network

2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type Nano + Micro
SIM Count Dual SIM

Design

Type Metal + Plastic
Dimensions 71.2 x 148.0 x 9.5 mm
Weight 153g
Protection Yes
Colours Gold, Black, Blue

Display

Display Type FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.72-inch
Resolution 1440 x 720 Pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 281ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 80%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No

Camera

Primary 13MP + 2MP
Image Yes
Video Yes
Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Exposure compensation
Face detection
Geotagging
HDR
ISO settings
Panorama
Scene mode
Self-timer
Touch focus
White balance settings
Flash Yes, dual-LED
Secondary 5MP with LED

Software

Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo
User Interface (UI) Modified
Java Support Yes
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Chipset (SoC) MediaTek MT6739
CPU Quad-Core 1.5GHz
GPU PowerVR GE8100
RAM (Memory) 2GB
Internal Storage 16GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 32GB
Sensors Fingerprint (Rear)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC
HDMI
Facial Recognition Yes
Wireless Charging No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 3000mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging No

Media

Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree Yes

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Price and Availability

The Leagoo M9 Pro is currently available on online stores between $89 and $119 which is equivalent of N30,000  - N40,000. The available Price from Jumia store

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