Smartphones with large displays are increasingly becoming popular and gone are the days when 4.7 inch phones were a norm. iNew U9 Plus is an affordable smartphone for users who want a big display to enjoy all their multimedia content and browse the internet more comfortably. Despite being such a large phone, U9 Plus only weighs 140 grams and is light enough to be easily carried around. However, it’s not the kind of phone one can use with one hand and carrying it around with a secondary phone could be a problem. Specification wise the phone carries enough power to get routine tasks done comfortably.
iNew U9 Plus is made entirely out of plastic, but feels solid and features a modern design and attractive color options. The textured back is removable and is home to a protruded camera and large speaker. The front features a massive 2.5D 6-inch IPS display with a decent screen-to-body ratio. Although the HD resolution on a 6-inch display is nothing special to talk about, it’s actually good considering the price of the phone. The IPS display is crisp and vivid with excellent viewing angles. The combination of a quadcore processor and 2 gigs of ram is good enough to get most common tasks done comfortably. Although the phone is not meant for heavy gaming and multitasking, the overall performance is satisfactory and the phone feels responsive. The 13MP rear camera is able to take decent pictures under the right lighting conditions, but struggles in low-light environments. Depending on usage, the 3,000mAh battery can last for around two days on a single charge, thanks to the low-res display and a power-efficient processor.
|CPU/GPU||MediaTek MTK6735 Quadcore 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720|
|RAM/ROM||2GB, 16GB (expandable up to 64GB using TF card)|
|Display||2.5D Arc 6 inch IPS HD (1280×720)|
|Cameras||13MP rear, 5MP front|
|Operating system||Android Lollipop|
|Network||Dual-SIM (Standard SIM + Micro SIM), 2G/3G/4G|
|Connectivity||802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM Radio|
|Interface||1 x Micro SIM Card Slot, 1 x Standard SIM Card Slot, 3.5mm Audio Out Port, TF/Micro SD Card Slot|
|Sensor||Ambient Light, Gravity, Proximity|
|Dimensions and weight||16.30 x 8.30 x 1.10 cm, 140 grams|
|Package contents||cell phone, earphones, power adapter, USB cable, screen protector, manual|
|Package weight||550 grams|
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- Huge IPS 2.5D Arc display
- Narrow bezels
- Modern design
- Decent cameras
- Good battery timing
Pros and Cons
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- Great value for the money
- Big display to enjoy movies and games
- Solid feel in hand
- Light and slim
- One phone for home and work
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- Screen resolution is low
- No NFC
Considering the asking price of the phone, there is nothing serious to complain about. The low-display is probably the only thing that raises concerns, but it’s not as bad as it sounds on the paper and helps keep the price low. The IPS panel features vivid colors and is also very kind on the battery. If you are on a tight budget and still want to enjoy all your multimedia content on a big screen and browse the internet more comfortably, U9 Plus is one of the best choices available.
How to Buy
iNew U9 Plus is available in different colors and at a special discount at Gearbest, but for a limited time period. The following link takes to the product page that provides information about shipping and also offers pre/post sale support.