Leagoo, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has silently launched the Leagoo S9 which looks utterly familiar to Apple’s iPhone X. The Leagoo S9, to put in simple words, is heavily inspired by the phone. It may sound weird, but the S9 actually improves the phone in certain ways! First and foremost is the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner which the iPhone X desperately lacks. And the other thing is the price! While the iPhone X costs a staggering $1000, the S9 from Leagoo costs a measly $300. These all included, let’s take a deeper look at the phone and see what it really has to offer.
The Leagoo S9 packs an edge-to-edge 5.85 inch Full-HD AMOLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. There is also the presence of the infamous notch at the top-center of the phone, just like the one on the iPhone X. Encasing this majestic display is a metal chassis and a glass back. Under the hood, the phone packs an octa-core MediaTek P25 processor backed by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The memory of the phone can be further expanded via a micro-sd card up to 256GB. The S9 also supports dual-sim cards but only at the expense of the memory card slot.
In the camera department, the Leagoo S9 packs the similar dual-camera set up as the one found on the iPhone X. It has a pair of 16MP rear shooters accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash. The phone also packs an 8MP front camera for all your social media worthy selfies. One thing that is different about the S9 compared to its inspiration is the presence of a fingerprint scanner. An active fingerprint scanner sits snug below the vertical-mounted camera lenses. Another change is on the software front! Instead of IOS, the Leagoo S9 runs a skinned version of Android 7.1 Nougat. And finally powering this device all up is a 4000mAh non-user removable battery.The Leagoo S9, at least on paper, offers some good specifications for a sub $300 smartphone. But is it comparable to the iPhone X? Can it be an iPhone X replacement? The answer, at least in our opinion, is a big fat No! What do you think? Will you buy this phone at $300? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below. We would love to hear them and discuss more on the topic.