Tecno L9 Plus

KSh16,500.00 KSh14,400.00

Key features

Software                  Android version 7

Memory                   16 GB internal 2 GB RAM

Camera                     13 MP primary & 5 MP secondary

Sim                           Dual SIM(micro-sim)

Battery                      Non-removable 5000 mah

Size                          6.0 inches



Tecno l9 plus has been launched in March 2017 in Kenya and its already taking the center stage with its new features such as finger print sensors.This phone has much been anticipated and its now available in the Kenyan market.



Tecno L9 plus



We used not to love this manufacture TECNO when they first hit the market. But years have passed and TECNO has revolutionized. These days we see refined smartphones, phones with good build and wonderful specs. This time TECNO added to its L line the TECNO L9 Plus. A phone I have been dying to review. So here we are, let us check what this smartphone has to offer, and if it is worth your money.


Design and build

First let us understand one thing, the TECNO L9 Plus is a phablet. A 6.0 inch smartphone. The bigger the better though and this we will see as the review streams down. I love that it has an all metal build and finish. The back of it has thing camera bulge (not a bad looking at or, or ugly, it is protruding that’s all), a fingerprint scanner and TECNO branding at the upper middle. The front of it has some nicely crafted bezel that allow for a wider screen space. The top bezel has an earpiece, a sensor, a flash and a selfie camera.

It does look fine this this phone. It is not a flagship device, but for a manufacturer like TECNO it does look like it is headed that direction.



As earlier mentioned the display space of the TECNO L9 Plus is a 6.0 inches IPS capacitive touchscreen. That is one wide are if you ask me. A real phablet device. It does a good job alluring eyes. The display looks great in all ways, color or brightness. I’d say it has the bragging rights of a sharp and crispy display. And with its 6.0 inch screen activities like playing games and watching videos is an experience that is on a whole other level. For specs on paper, the 720p display is nothing compared to what you will see on this phone real time. Impressive.



There are two cameras here. A 13MP AF primary camera with flash and a 5MP selfie shooter which also has a flash (good thing). The images you get with these are above average. They mostly suffer mainly in low light, but TECNO addresses that by including a flash for both the front and back cameras, which is something very few manufacturers do these days. TECNO L9 Plus is not a camera phone so attention to camera performance wasn’t in the manufacturer’s main agenda. But the images you will get still look okay, for the price, you can’t complain.


Performance and memory

It was a step in the right direction to ship TECNO L9 Plus with Android Nougat 7.0 with TECNO’s hiOS theming the phone all through. It also comes with a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core processor.

The internal memory you get on this phone is 16 GB and 2GB of RAM. It however can be expanded up to 32 GB using an SD card.



In capital because the battery capacity of this phone is its main selling point. TECNO L9 Plus packs a 5000mAh battery. TECNO claims it will give you up to two days of usage. This is less than true because even after three days of switching from moderate to full out usage I still managed to have some charge left on this phone. No wonder it is called the POWER L9 Plus. It usually is a good thing for manufacturers to deliver what they have promised, (like you can take up to 1000 photos with only 5 minutes of charge) and this was or is the case with this phone’s battery. No regrets in case you are skeptical about it, it won’t disappoint. The TECNO L9 Plus is a power beast.



Connectivity and network

There is support for GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, OTG (an OTG connector provided by TECNO) and it comes with microUSB 2.0.

Network: dual sim with dual standby. GSM/WCDMA, GSM/EDGE: 900/1800 and WCDMA: 2100, or just 2G, 3G and 4G TECNO.



The loudspeaker can get very loud, typical TECNO. There is a 3.5mm jack and some nice earphones are provided for the same.


This is a good and affordable phone that will be a special companion to those who want a phone that is a power beast (in terms of battery life) and also offers smartphone goodies. TECNO L9 Plus is not just a Power phone, it is a good smartphone too.


Check out its official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCfjfKk5CtQ&index=3&list=PL2PFaLH68tvFqSNey68-gQApwR2oLhX9O