TECNO L9 Plus: Specifications Review

March 11, 2017


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The TECNO L9+ is a budget battery centric smartphone that recently launched in Kenya. The L9+ features a number of fantastic tech features with the highlight being the awesome battery life.

That said, here is what the TECNO L9+ has to offer.



Battery Capacity: 5000mAh

The TECNO L9+ features an impressive 5000mAh. This is arguably one of the largest battery capacities you will find on an Android smartphone on the smartphone market.

To put the capacity into perspective, the Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 3000 mAh battery while the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus has a 4050 mAh battery capacity.

The battery capacity promises up to 3 days uninterrupted use (normal usage) from a single charge and just over 2 days while on heavy usage.

In addition to the large battery capacity, the TECNO L9+ supports fast charging (2A) and is able to charge the smartphone from 0% to 40% in roughly 30 minutes. Five minutes of charging is also enough to take 1000 photos, a win, especially if you are into smartphone photography.


Display Size: 6.0-inch

Display Type: IPS LCD

Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 Pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 245 PPI

Screen Protection: None

You get a 6.0-inch display with the Tecno L9+. The display size makes the smartphone a Phablet. It is, however, kinda disappointing that the L9+ comes with a 1280 x 720 Pixels resolution. I had expected it to have a 1080 x 1920 Pixel Full HD display just like the Infinix Note 3.



Dimensions: 162 x 71.8 x 7.99mm

The TECNO L9+ surprisingly has a very attractive design. Most battery centric smartphones are often ugly monstrosities and thus it’s awesome that TECNO took some time to work on the design.

For instance, the L9+ has a 7.9mm thickness, in contrast the iPhone 7 has a 7.1 mm thickness. Overall, I really like the design.


Operating System: Android 7.0 (Based on HiOS)

CPU: 1.3GHz Quad-Core


Internal Memory: 16GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 32 GB


A 1.3GHz Quad-Core powers the TECNO L9+ and this is coupled with 2GB RAM. The setup is okay and almost at par with what you can get from rival smartphones.

In addition to this, you get 16GB as internal storage and a MicroSD slot that can handle up to 32GB of memory.


Rear Camera: 13 MP

Secondary Camera: 5 MP

LED Flash: Yes

You get a 13 MP camera for general photography and a 5 MP camera for your selfies.


Dual SIM

Fingerprint sensor


The TECNO L9+ is an awesome choice if you are out shopping for a solid budget smartphone that provides fantastic battery performance

Why you should buy the

Powerful battery performance

Awesome design

Cons of the TECNO L9+

Lacks 4G


Rivals of the TECNO L9+ include the Infinix Note 3 (Ksh. 14,999) and Cubot Dinosaur (Ksh. 12,999)

Price in Kenya

The TECNO L9+ has a suggested retail price of Ksh.16,999 in Kenya.

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)

  • why put powerful battery but a crappy processor? all this does is reduce the charging cycle frequency, coz honestly i don’t see the point of having 70% as you go to bed but can’t do much with it, the processor is too old you can forget about multitasking and 3D gaming. can’t handle too much by 2017’s standards. but considering it’s a budget phone, I can’t complain as much, if you can live without 4G and a snail experience, but at that much you’ll get a camon C9, infinix note 3, zero 3.. to many better options to justify the extra mAHs. 4000 is just enough for me.

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    • Miley Mlani

      Hey Matangi. So, in your opinion, Infinix note 3 is much better as compared to Tecno L9 Plus?

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      • Yap, I mean, just consider this, the infinix has 1080p resolution on 6″ vs the 720p, this means a far better screen, more pixels and colour therefore much more enjoyable to use for multimedia experience. and better CPU 1.3 ghz 64bit octacore vs the 1.3ghz 32bit quadcore, octa will surely outdo the quad. The battery of the infinix is at 4500 which is still huge by smartphone standards. And gives you insane battery performance. So slightly bigger battery on the tecno doesn’t warrant that much excitement when you compare it with the note 3. There’s even a 4G version of the note 3 (pro) with 3GB RAM. I’d choose the infinix any day of the weak. The only reason to pick the tecno is because it’s lighter, bigger battery( though won’t make much difference) and if you want to stand out since almost everywhere you go, someone will pull out their note 3, especially the gold version, I’d recommend the grey version and get a cover. ( but again, can you really stand out with a tecno?)

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        • Miley Mlani

          Thank you so much Kevin and Matangi. I might not really have gotten much from the terminologies….but all i want is a good performing phone, and you guys have given me an idea on one……..Infinix note 3 it is!!! Thanks again guys.

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          • any time

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    • Yeah, i partly agree with you. The L9 Plus has a unique selling proposition. But from my experience while using it the 5000 mAh battery and the fact that it runs Android 7.0 out of the box makes it a fine choice. Also, the phone is quite light and very attractive, something that is often hard to find on battery-centric. If your lifestyle demands a phone with a superior battery life, the L9 Plus makes the cut. However, if you are out for a more balanced profile, the Note 3 wins hands down.

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      • Now that you’ve put it that way, am biased to agree with you on that. But I’ll always choose balance over centricity.

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  • Miley Mlani

    Hi Kevin. Kindly advice me which phone could be preferable in performace, among this…..twin sim and with 4g network .:
    Microsoft Lumia XL 640,
    HTC dESIRE 630/826
    Samsung Galaxy Grand Plus
    Tecno L9 Plus

    Thank you.

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    • Hey Miley, I think it depends with your priority. If you out for smartphone with a battery that last the TECNO L9 Plus will be the best choice.The others can’t match up. I also think you should check out the Infinix Note 3 Pro, it’s 4G and Dual SIM.

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      • Miley Mlani

        Thanks Kevin for your response and suggestion. I’ve checked out the infinix note 3 pro, and it also looks good. I hope the speed, not necessarily internet, but the general speed of the phone is recommendable…..i.e, doesnt drag when you tap on an icon, eg. contacts, message, etc. Thanks again.

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        • You’ll enjoy the note 3 pro if speed is what you are looking for, compared with what you have listed.

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