HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

Beautiful “stock Android” phone with good build quality. Camera, screen, call quality and performance, unfortunately, a little less. However, the price-quality ratio is very strong and recommended for any non-demanding smartphone user. So let’s look at the new HOMTOM S9 Plus in our review.

In terms of features, the HOMTOM S9 Plus is very good and is actually similar to the Blackview S8. Both phones have important, useful and fun features for me like dual camera, dual sim, aluminum housing and fingerprint scanner.

However, if you zoom in deeper, the HOMTOM S9 Plus side has been cut in several ways. That is exactly the area I would like to focus on, how are those extras needed and is not that worth over $160?

HOMTOM S9 Plus 4G Phablet

Price: $149.99 / 23 - 30 OCT / with coupon code: HOMPlus

5.99 inch with 1440 x 720 pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 4050mAh, Android 7.0, MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

HOMTOM S9 Plus 4G Phablet

Price: $149.99 / 23 - 30 OCT / with coupon code: HOMPlus

5.99 inch with 1440 x 720 pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 4050mAh, Android 7.0, MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

HOMTOM S9 Plus: Design and Appearance

The design of HOMTOM S9 Plus in the test is very tight and the finish is also just plain good to name. Thus, there are nowhere to be found and feel solid. The device is also slightly heavier and slightly larger than the Blackview S8. However, this is so nil that this does not matter in practice.

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

The buttons are located at the HOMTOM S9 Plus on the left and feel solid with a good “click”. The fingerprint scanner is on the front panel below the display and is fast and accurate. However, there is some delay in between scanning and image delivery.

It lacks him in a “silence” slider but when you know that you completely turn down the volume and that your phone is silent is more than adequate.

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

Unless you can get used to the fact of the fingerprint scanner on the front, I would like to say that the HOMTOM S9 Plus does not undermine the Blackview S8 and that they look very similar to each other.

HOMTOM S9 Plus: Screen

Another point where the conclusion is simple. The HOMTOM S9 Plus of the screen is short of a number of points. Mainly on brightness and the dazzling colors. In sharpness, the screen is identical.

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

The HOMTOM S9 Plus has big bezel-less screen 5.99 inches with HD Plus resolutions 1440 by 720 pixels.

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

By the way, the display of HOMTOM S9 Plus has 18 to 9 aspect ratio.

Also, the strength of OLED is that black is also really black; In a dark environment, you see this, but in normal use, the S9 Plus knows the black values to be well-known.

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

Is this disturbing? Possibly occasionally for longer use in a sunny environment. You’ll probably get the kindness pretty quickly.

HOMTOM S9 Plus: Hardware

HOMTOM S9 Plus has one version is 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, also you can use TF card up to 128GB.

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

As for processor and GPU, they all mount the same. A MediaTek MTK6750T with Octa cores at 1.5GHz. The GPU is a Mali T860.

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

As shown by the AnTuTU Benchmark and its 55412 points in the 4GB version of RAM, the performance of MTK6750T on paper could have given a little more and it is still lacking optimization.

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

We have tried several demanding games like Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 5. The performance achieved by the terminal has been more than correct. It was possible to execute any type of game without the problem. Only occasional fall of framerate has been appreciated. The 720p resolution of the display certainly facilitates greater performance. It should be noted that in times of high power demand the device warms slightly from the rear.

HOMTOM S9 Plus: Connectivity

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

As for connectivity, we can find support with the 4G frequency of Europe and also the support of call on 4G. It includes the possibility of using dual SIM as I mentioned before, the inclusion of FM radio and Bluetooth 4.1. Both the data network, Wi-Fi (including the 5 GHz band) and geolocation work without problems. Too bad it does not incorporate NFC.

HOMTOM S9 Plus: Sound

The sound of HOMTOM S9 Plus in our review is one of the sections in which the S9 Plus has pleasantly surprised me.

Both the speakerphone and the speaker for playing multimedia content have a clear sound in general notes.

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

Another aspect to emphasize is the high sound level that owns the multimedia speaker.

Perhaps it is in the use with headphones where you can notice that the sound level decreases a bit with respect to other terminals, but is still acceptable.

HOMTOM S9 Plus: Camera

HOMTOM continues to mount two 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras with the F/2.2 aperture camera with ISOCELL technology for the main camera, allowing you to capture more light in any situation and make the sensors thinner.

I expected less from the camera in a terminal of this type. After testing it, it has proven to work quite acceptable in environments with good lighting. Even in such environments, however, photographs are often slightly off. They lack a touch of intensity and color when using automatic shooting. However, if the HDR mode is activated, a gain of color and contrast is achieved.

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

As with most terminals of this brand, the part that comes out worse is the taking of photos in low light. The photos have a little definition, a lot of grain and the built-in flash is not much help.

The camera brings several interesting options like FaceBeauty mode for portraits, Blur (or Bokeh) for blur, Mono for monochrome photos, Panorama and PRO with manual lighting and contrast settings. It is worth mentioning the Bokeh mode because it is not as good as other brands. Instead of trying to define the object in front and blur the background, this option simply focuses by default on the central area of the image and defaults to the outer zone by default. It is a shame to not have polished the software in that section because otherwise, the menu is simple and easy to use.

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

In the video recording, something similar happens to the photos. With good lighting, the quality is acceptable and only fails a little in scenes with fast movements. In night scenes the quality obtained is even worse than when photographing. The image tends to be blurred and any point of light leaves trails.

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

The frontal camera, normally used for selfies and in this case is in an out of the normal position, as we mentioned above, fulfills its task without more. It has 13 megapixels and some trimmed settings compared to those of the main camera.

HOMTOM S9 Plus: Operating system and Software

The HOMTOM S9 Plus in analisis comes standard with Android 7.0 Nougat but the company has added a layer of customization called Freeme and some extra applications.

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

The main screen could almost be confused with a pure Android if it were not for a little hanging cat that insists on installing themes and backgrounds if you touch it.

Just as annoying can become the news app that appears when you access the left window of the main screen and that by default cannot be disabled. Luckily, the cat did.

HOMTOM S9 Plus: Battery

The battery of HOMTOM S9 Plus is another aspect that is enhanced by the inclusion of a IPS screen with HD+ resolution. The Doogee Mix incorporates a 4050mAh battery. It has given good results during its testing after a moderate and daily use. With 4 or 5 hours of screen average, the battery has endured without the problem until the end of the day. With enough remnant even to last a few more hours until the next day.

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

Something I did not like was the lack of detailed information regarding how much each application has spent or the hours of the screen. That option exists, but the settings do not show the information. I do not know if it is a pending bug to fix or default comes like this in this terminal.

The fast charge works quite well and in just over an hour and a half, the battery is fully charged.

HOMTOM S9 Plus: Conclusions and Reviews

In summary, after thoroughly testing the HOMTOM S9 Plus I am left with some very good impressions in general. Its design, display, battery, sound, and performance in multitasking are characteristics that leave a good taste. Especially considering the low price of the phone.

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

Other aspects that can be improved are the camera in low-light environments, the layer of personalization and some pending solution bug.

It is grateful that brands like these bet on launching several models to the market with different characteristics and price. This time he has also dared to throw several colors. Among them the black, blue and silver.

HOMTOM S9 Plus: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017

The HOMTOM S9 Plus is a smartphone with some flaws that do not make it perfect but certainly has a great value for money. We can find the available model of 4GB and 64GB for $149.99 with coupon code: HOMPlus from 23 to 30 OCT only 500pcs.

HOMTOM S9 Plus 4G Phablet

Price: $149.99 / 23 - 30 OCT / with coupon code: HOMPlus

5.99 inch with 1440 x 720 pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 4050mAh, Android 7.0, MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

HOMTOM S9 Plus 4G Phablet

Price: $149.99 / 23 - 30 OCT / with coupon code: HOMPlus

5.99 inch with 1440 x 720 pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 4050mAh, Android 7.0, MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz

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HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: Lifelong Bezel-Less Phone for low Price 2017 was last modified: October 25th, 2017 by Boby Sanburn

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