The company LEMFO is already known to everyone for its models of smartwatches and many users trust it. Therefore, I decided to talk about the next generation of smartwatches called LEMFO LEM9 in this review.
The price tag on the watch is not cheap and ranges from $145 and this is comparable to a budget smartphone. But if you recall from LEMFO there were no cheap models, even now they ask for the previous version of LEM8 from $140.
What do you get for the price? LEMFO LEM9 offers a large 1.39-inch screen with 454 x 454 pixels, a dual operating system, one running Android 7.1.1, and the other with a simple basic interface. Accordingly, what OS is used in the performance enters MT6739 or NRF52840.
I want to talk about other important features below in a detailed and in-depth review of LEM9. So let’s start our testing with unpacking.
LEMFO LEM9: Specifications
|Display:||1.39 inch AMOLED with 454 x 454 Pixels|
|CPU:||MediaTek MT6739 + NRF52840|
|GPU:||IMG PowerVR GE8100|
|Memory extension:||Not Supported|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS|
|OS:||Android 7.1.1 + Basic OS|
|Dimensions:||258 x 49 x 17 mm|
LEMFO LEM9: Unboxing
In our hands, we received an almost standard box from the company LEMFO. This is a small black matte box on the front of the written company name.
Inside the box, I found a LEM9 watch in protective foam rubber, so nothing would happen to them when transporting.
Below were the following components – it is a micro USB cable, a magnetic charging station, instructions in English and a screwdriver with additional bolts.
I did not see the amazing, just standard equipment like many smartwatches of other competitors. I wanted to pay more attention to ergonomic watch, so let’s get started.
LEMFO LEM9: Design and Appearance
The first thing I pay attention to is the size of the LEMFO LEM9 smartwatch in the test. On the front is a large screen with dimensions of 1.39 inches.
If you compare with the Galaxy Watch, you can immediately notice that the version of LEM9 is much more. The watch on your hand looks rather large, but if you have a big hand then they will sit well.
LEMFO LEM9 received 49 mm in diameter, 17 mm in thickness, 22 mm strap width and weight is 75.8 grams. Compared to the Galaxy Watch, the LEM9 is slightly larger in size and weight.
On the front we have a metallic bezel in blue, you can also choose a gray bezel.
A screen with a size of 1.39 inches got a 454 by 454 pixels AMOLED screen. The quality of the transmitted image is very bright and sharp. Using even a solar problem will not be a problem. The viewing angles at a good level. In general, I did not find any flaws on the screen.
At the bottom of the screen is a 5-megapixel camera.
On the right side of the smartwatch are two buttons, turn on and turn back which made of metal. Between them is a microphone hole.
On the left side of the LEMFO LEM9 – speaker.
The back side is already using plastic, not metal, and here I see a four-pin connector for charging, a heart rate sensor and a SIM card slot, which is opened with a screwdriver. You can also see the inscription LTE 4G.
What about protection? LEMFO LEM9 uses the IP67 standard of protection against splashes and rain, but you cannot wet them under water or swim in the pool.
It is also worth noting about the strap, it is made of rubber and has a length of 258mm. But unfortunately, it is not removable, so changing the strap to another will not work.
The design of the LEMFO LEM9 is well executed and I did not notice any flaws in the assembly.
LEMFO LEM9: Performance and Functions
The main function of the LEMFO LEM9 smartwatch in our analisis is the presence of two processors MT6739 and NRF52840. Each of them works on a specific operating system. MediaTek runs on Android 7.1.1, and NRF52840 on a simple basic OS. When using the latest OS version, you will get up to 5 days of battery life.
Also in the smartwatch got 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.
As for the performance of smartwatches, it is enough, you can install additional applications through the Play Store. For example, Youtube to watch movies, social networks, or even play simple games.
Let’s start with the last one, I installed Beach Buggy Racing – this is a simple racing game. During the game I had problems with the gyroscope, it works for one side and for the other did not react to the turn.
I launched the popular benchmark test called AnTuTu, LEM9 scored almost 30 thousand points. As for smartwatches, this is a good result.
While using other applications and functions, everything worked steadily and smoothly. Therefore, in terms of performance on the LEMFO LEM9 in our test, I have no complaints.
Now I would like to pay attention to the LEMFO operating system. The watch works on the standard Android version 7.1.1. If you previously used Android watch, then in the user interface you will not have problems. All controls are intuitive and simple.
The main dial watch faces can be changed to another by holding a couple of seconds on the screen. In the presence of more than 10 options, but if you are not enough, you can download more separately by clicking on the plus sign.
Among the shortcomings, I want to note that LEMFO LEM9 does not support Bluetooth calls. You can call only with the built-in SIM card. The connection quality is good, and the other person hears me perfectly.
The heart rate in LEM9 shows an overestimated result. If you compare with the Apple Watch which showed 102 beats per minute, then on the LEMFO – as many as 123 beats per minute.
On the front panel is a 5-megapixel camera. Below I want to share the quality of photos. As you can see, the photos are not the best compared to their competitors and using the camera on a smartwatch will be a problem. Photos of poor quality and focus do not work correctly.
When testing Wi-Fi connections, LEM9 smartwatches showed a good indicator – 47 MBps of download and 18 MBps of upload speed.
A useful feature of LEMFO LEM9 is the presence of the base operating system. When using it, the Android OS is not used and you can only see limited capabilities.
For example, the main screen displays – Date, day of the week, month, time, steps, calories and charge level. Also by clicking on the lower button, you can measure your heart rate in this mode.
This user interface is useful in that it saves battery level up to 5 days. If you use the Android interface, the battery life will be about 1 day with average use.
Charging time from 0 to 100% will be about 80 minutes. As for the battery capacity of 600 mAh is a good result.
LEMFO LEM9: Conclusions and Reviews
A new generation of smartwatches LEMFO LEM9 got good and useful features in our review. For example, a dual operating system, good battery life, stable and smooth user. With the Android version, you can use the Play Store and install useful applications like on the phone.
But like most smartwatches, LEMFO LEM9 has several drawbacks. Such as a non-removable strap, poor photo quality, abnormal heart rate, lack of full protection against water and there is no possibility to use Bluetooth calls.
For the price of more than $150, I would like to see more universal functions. But if we compare the quality of the build and the operating system, then I have no problems.
LEMFO LEM9: Price and where to buy cheaper?
On the official website, you can buy a LEMFO LEM9 smartwatch at a low price of $ 145.99 with a 27% discount.
If you are looking for a well-built smartwatch with dual OS and good performance, then LEMFO LEM9 will be a good solution, but you should also remember the disadvantages.