HOMTOM S9 Plus Review: A 18:9 Smartphone Under $200


When we buy any device, design is one of the main factor to choose one of the available options. Not only this but built quality and specifications are one the the major factors as well. Last quarter of 2017 brought major changes in design of smartphone following Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG V30. This was the era when many companies brought 18:9 display aspect ratio even to their budget line of smartphones. Today we have a smartphone with great built quality and 18:9 bezel-less display. In HOMTOM S9 plus review we will explain most prominent features that will help you to decision to buy or not to buy S9 Plus.

HOMTOM S9 plus

Homtom S9 plus comes with 5.99 inches screen and 18:9 display aspect ratio wrapped with metallic frame and glossy rear end of the handset gives it the attractive look and strong built. S9 plus name hints at replica of Samsung S9 and we know design of S9 will be very different.

First thing that everyone will notice is design and built quality which is great in this price. So let talk further in detail about this phone.


Tall, slim with small chin and forehead a part of Bezel Less phones army that everybody wants. HOMTOM S9 Plus follows the trend. This phone is a real beauty with a 18:9 screen aspect you got a 5.99″ display in a body of almost 5.5″ display of a regular phone.

HomTom S9 Plus
HomTom S9 Plus

Made from crystal and metal, this smartphone placed the fingerprint scanner in front and physical buttons on the left and the selfie camera in the bottom next to the home button. Available in three colors; blue, silver and black.

Packaged in a nice box, where you can find this terminal, two USB cables (Data and OTG), one sim tray pin extractor, english user manual, a screen film protector and the power brick.


HomTom S9 Plus is not bad at all in specs department. The terminal is powered by octa-core chipset Mediatek MT6750T clocked at 1.5GHz. Internal memory is 64GB and for multitasking 4GB of RAM is available. It comes with whopping 4050mAh battery, you can expect from the battery to provide satisfactory autonomy and if you need power in a hurry, this device is compatible with power pump technology from Mediatek to fast charge battery.

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HomTom S9 Plus sides
HomTom S9 Plus sides

For connectivity Wi-Fi b/g/N and Bluetooth 4.1. In the outside you will find a MicroUSB 2.0 port (compatible with OTG) and best thing 3.5mm audio jack. S9+ houses IPS Incell display with 1440×720 pixel resolution (HD+). Below the display you can find a selfie camera and the home physical button, that doubles as fingerprint scanner.

Performance and OS

Homtom S9 plus comes with Android Nougat 7.0 that provides near stock android experience while themed to mimic TouchWiz UI of Samsung Galaxy S8. It also offers screen assistant and small floating navigation menu to offer quick surfing around the phone features like iOS.

Battery Performance

Homtom S9 plus comes with big battery capacity but thanks to Pump express technology It takes about 3 hours to fully charge from 0 to 100%. The battery is capable of playing youtube video for about 6 hours. With mid-high usage it provides enough juice to use it for full day. Over all battery temperature stays at 25 oC during charging and heavy usage which is good sign.

On-Screen Time
On-Screen Time

Camera Performance

This beautiful phone comes with 16 MP + 5 MP dual rear cameras and 13 MP selfie shooter and video quality if poor which is really disappointing. I must blame camera app which saves it in 3GP format. While low light pictures are ok and it gives very good pictures in day light considering poor video recording capability.

Camera Samples

Gaming Performance

S9 plus is great for the gaming, we do not recommend or mark it as gaming device but it is the smartphone that will allow you to play some great games and does not leg due to its 4GB RAM.


Too big for someone with small hands
Video quality is poor


Modern Design
Great battery life
Stock Android Experience


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