HOMTOM S9 Plus 4G Phablet 5.99 inch Android 7.0 MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz 4GB RAM 64GB ROM - £122.25 @ Gearbest
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HOMTOM S9 Plus 4G Phablet 5.99 inch Android 7.0 MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz 4GB RAM 64GB ROM - £122.25 @ Gearbest

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Found 28th Oct
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Main Features:
HOMTOM S9 Plus 4G Phablet 5.99 inch Android 7.0 MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz 4GB RAM 64GB ROM 16.0MP + 5.0MP Dual Rear Cameras OTG Function Fingerprint Scanner
● Display: 5.99 inch, 1440 x 720 Pixel screen
● CPU: MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz
● System: Android 7.0
● RAM + ROM:4GB RAM + 64GB ROM
● Camera: 13.0MP front camera + 16.0MP + 5.0MP back cameras
● Sensor: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor
● SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby. 1 Nano SIM card + 1 Nano SIM card
● Feature: GPS
● Bluetooth:4.0
● Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz

Top comments

migavupe2 h, 48 m ago

No such thing as a reputable Chinese brand.

Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo, Honor.
Edited by: "No1_VIPER" 28th Oct

migavupe6 h, 11 m ago

No such thing as a reputable Chinese brand.



Or a Western one? VW and Dieselgate, numerous financial companies leaking personal data. UK utilities. Banks going bust due to their financial adventures. Etc.
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This looks 🔥 . Who wants to tell me the downsides please ? 😊

ggfergy3 m ago

This looks 🔥 . Who wants to tell me the downsides please ? …This looks 🔥 . Who wants to tell me the downsides please ? 😊


Cheap Chinese phone poorly built with malware and no warranty from gearbest?

Can anyone recommend a 5" 4gb ram with good battery life and a reputable Chinese brand?
Thanks

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urinthematrix18 m ago

Can anyone recommend a 5" 4gb ram with good battery life and a reputable …Can anyone recommend a 5" 4gb ram with good battery life and a reputable Chinese brand?Thanks

No such thing as a reputable Chinese brand.

Has anyone got a link to the great expectations of something for nothing website? Please . I wave a tick box list of wishful thinking to shop with. I am also interested in any deals too on technology or Tupperware. Many thanks.

Never heard of this brand...there are cheap, crappy Chinese phones and there are Xiaomi Chinese phones

migavupe2 h, 56 m ago

Cheap Chinese phone poorly built with malware and no warranty from …Cheap Chinese phone poorly built with malware and no warranty from gearbest?

Prepare to jump through hoops of flames to get any positive response in the event of having to make a claim

urinthematrix2 h, 54 m ago

Can anyone recommend a 5" 4gb ram with good battery life and a reputable …Can anyone recommend a 5" 4gb ram with good battery life and a reputable Chinese brand?Thanks

Xiaomi is probably your best bet. But if it goes wrong....good luck!
Edited by: "Gollywood" 28th Oct

migavupe2 h, 48 m ago

No such thing as a reputable Chinese brand.

Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo, Honor.
Edited by: "No1_VIPER" 28th Oct

got a Homtom HT17 Pro 4G Phablet for the wife last year . for the price it was very good value .she loved the shake phone to answer feature.
still going strong..
Edited by: "noeltech2000" 28th Oct

Only me or anyone else read hot mom?

The name though.....HomTom ?
No-one thought "Hang on...." ?
Excellent deal though.
Edited by: "PhilK" 28th Oct

migavupe6 h, 11 m ago

No such thing as a reputable Chinese brand.



Or a Western one? VW and Dieselgate, numerous financial companies leaking personal data. UK utilities. Banks going bust due to their financial adventures. Etc.

Could I interest you in my new phone?? The Ipple aPhone X, only £200 on Gearbust.

720p screen let's it down

Used the HT6 for just under 2 years. Wasn't a bad phone at all..

Been using a homtom ht10 for 3 months now, issues I have had with the ht10:
- bad wifi range
- poor set up as had to install everything manually
- some apps not supported by play store i.e. Netflix (however I just installed from the apk)

I did pay £102 for it, so have been very happy with it for what I paid.

I think you pretty much pay for what you get.

**I am aware that this phone is not the ht10, but hoping some my find my comments useful.

urinthematrix11 h, 10 m ago

Can anyone recommend a 5" 4gb ram with good battery life and a reputable …Can anyone recommend a 5" 4gb ram with good battery life and a reputable Chinese brand?Thanks



The ZTE Axon 7 is 5.5" screen, but you won't find better for £175.99 hotukdeals.com/dea…768

I'm surprised the thread isn't much hotter. It's had great support from ZTE with updates (for a change) which ironed out a lot of the early niggles.

Fingerprint reader, AMOLED QHD screen, Snapdragon 820, 4GB/64GB, Rear Camera 21MP with OIS & EIS, Front Camera 8MP, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, MicroSD, Adreno 530, NFC, Gyroscope (Gearbest implies it doesn't, but it has), stereo speakers, DAC, Dolby Atmos, all relevant UK Bands - and Band 20. Ticks all the boxes for me.

The only bogey is the capacitive buttons don't light up, as they were a last minute addition upon release. Oh, and the battery is 3250mAh but non-removable (though I can see replacement ZTE batteries on Aliexpress and added a Youtube teardown link on the main thread).
Edited by: "louiselouise" 29th Oct

buglawton3 h, 57 m ago

Or a Western one? VW and Dieselgate, numerous financial companies leaking …Or a Western one? VW and Dieselgate, numerous financial companies leaking personal data. UK utilities. Banks going bust due to their financial adventures. Etc.


None of those are phone makers.
No1_VIPER7 h, 28 m ago

Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo, Honor.



Oneplus? You want to rethink that?
maybe go and look at what they’ve been upto lately.
Edited by: "migavupe" 28th Oct

migavupe11 h, 5 m ago

Cheap Chinese phone poorly built with malware and no warranty from …Cheap Chinese phone poorly built with malware and no warranty from gearbest?


Nobody is obliged to buy anything from them . Any links to cheap , well-made British phones ? But not Wileyfox , they're not actually cheap in relation to specs .

migavupe17 h, 52 m ago

No such thing as a reputable Chinese brand.


Sent from my iPhone (made in China).

Kensirstagwaff8 h, 49 m ago

Nobody is obliged to buy anything from them . Any links to cheap , …Nobody is obliged to buy anything from them . Any links to cheap , well-made British phones ? But not Wileyfox , they're not actually cheap in relation to specs .



Wileyfox isnt a "British Made Phone"

They are UK company using a "build-a-phone" service in China to create a phone from generic parts that can then be branded with their name.

Gentle_Giant1 h, 42 m ago

Wileyfox isnt a "British Made Phone"They are UK company using a …Wileyfox isnt a "British Made Phone"They are UK company using a "build-a-phone" service in China to create a phone from generic parts that can then be branded with their name.


I stand corrected , I think . My point being that the ' cheap , Chinese ' theme is often cited , but where are the alternatives . Nefarious business practices aren't restricted to only Chinese phone manufacturers and distributors

I bought a Vernee M5 for my wife, just arrive this Friday. cost me £93. Build quality is really really good. phone is thin and light.
64GB storage with expansion, and 4GB of RAM
MTK6750
5.2" screen.

battery is a 3300mAh, I'm not sure how long it will last. first impressions are just okay on this matter.

only downside of Vernee is that they don't send phone case or spare screen protector. also charger is not UK plug and Gearbest send this weird adaptor which should NOT be used, bin it!!!


I am doing a review on YouTube soon, but there's a few review on it already.


urinthematrix23 h, 16 m ago

Can anyone recommend a 5" 4gb ram with good battery life and a reputable …Can anyone recommend a 5" 4gb ram with good battery life and a reputable Chinese brand?Thanks

Edited by: "vant09" 29th Oct

vant091 h, 31 m ago

I bought a Vernee M5 for my wife, just arrive this Friday. cost me £93. …I bought a Vernee M5 for my wife, just arrive this Friday. cost me £93. Build quality is really really good. phone is thin and light.64GB storage with expansion, and 4GB of RAMMTK67505.2" screen.battery is a 3300mAh, I'm not sure how long it will last. first impressions are just okay on this matter.only downside of Vernee is that they don't send phone case or spare screen protector. also charger is not UK plug and Gearbest send this weird adaptor which should NOT be used, bin it!!!I am doing a review on YouTube soon, but there's a few review on it already.


Vernee seem good for build quality . Software-wise (from what I remember seeing on YT) they are starting to implement their own os which is a bit bumpy ATM (ram management - the test where they open lots of apps to see if they are held in memory- not something that would affect me ) .On the other hand they did upgrade Mars from android 6 to 7 which isn't so common in mtk devices .

I suspect that a lot of these unknown name phone brands popping up and getting good reviews, are actually using the Xiaomi OEM service to create their phones (yes, Xiaomi do this).

So you should get a well made phone, however you probably WONT get the updates and support you would expect from the bigger players, like Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawai, etc.

What you do get is generous quantities of last years tech being stuck together and sold off cheap; I have no problems with that, just bear it in mind.

Gentle_Giant18 m ago

I suspect that a lot of these unknown name phone brands popping up and …I suspect that a lot of these unknown name phone brands popping up and getting good reviews, are actually using the Xiaomi OEM service to create their phones (yes, Xiaomi do this).So you should get a well made phone, however you probably WONT get the updates and support you would expect from the bigger players, like Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawai, etc.What you do get is generous quantities of last years tech being stuck together and sold off cheap; I have no problems with that, just bear it in mind.


Yes , probably . That's why I like Xiaomi. Might not get android upgrade ,but miui is always updated . Incidentally , none of these is so old , this is all pretty new stuff relatively speaking . Vernee , Homtom ,Ulefone have been around for a few years at least . Just because they are not commonly known here doesn't mean they are some kind of pop-up business which is what some posters imply . I can remember when Samsung was foreign rubbish

Voted hot

5.99 inch, 1440 x 720 Pixel screen ?
thats 268.78 PPI...




mid/high specs with cheap screen =

DoeADeer28th Oct

Only me or anyone else read hot mom?



Yeah me2, but Innocently in reference to the 70's sitcom oh that doesn't work as it was mum
Edited by: "dps5pt" 29th Oct

Kensirstagwaff5 h, 25 m ago

Yes , probably . That's why I like Xiaomi. Might not get android upgrade …Yes , probably . That's why I like Xiaomi. Might not get android upgrade ,but miui is always updated . Incidentally , none of these is so old , this is all pretty new stuff relatively speaking . Vernee , Homtom ,Ulefone have been around for a few years at least . Just because they are not commonly known here doesn't mean they are some kind of pop-up business which is what some posters imply . I can remember when Samsung was foreign rubbish




I must admit, I have never heard of any of them, and I used to cruise the phone bazaar's in Nanning regularly when I was living there; I came across a LOT of tat; especially when you remember that, in 2011, everyone who was ANYONE in China wanted either an iPhone, or a very good copy of an iPhone.

louiselouise20 h, 44 m ago

The ZTE Axon 7 is 5.5" screen, but you won't find better for £175.99 …The ZTE Axon 7 is 5.5" screen, but you won't find better for £175.99 https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/zte-axon-7-at-gearbest-for-20299-17599-with-code-see-comments-2816768I'm surprised the thread isn't much hotter. It's had great support from ZTE with updates (for a change) which ironed out a lot of the early niggles.Fingerprint reader, AMOLED QHD screen, Snapdragon 820, 4GB/64GB, Rear Camera 21MP with OIS & EIS, Front Camera 8MP, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, MicroSD, Adreno 530, NFC, Gyroscope (Gearbest implies it doesn't, but it has), stereo speakers, DAC, Dolby Atmos, all relevant UK Bands - and Band 20. Ticks all the boxes for me.The only bogey is the capacitive buttons don't light up, as they were a last minute addition upon release. Oh, and the battery is 3250mAh but non-removable (though I can see replacement ZTE batteries on Aliexpress and added a Youtube teardown link on the main thread).

This is an incredible deal, the high specs for that low price! The only catch is its rather ugly to my eyes, however if I was in the market I could overlook that!

Gentle_Giant52 m ago

I must admit, I have never heard of any of them, and I used to cruise the …I must admit, I have never heard of any of them, and I used to cruise the phone bazaar's in Nanning regularly when I was living there; I came across a LOT of tat; especially when you remember that, in 2011, everyone who was ANYONE in China wanted either an iPhone, or a very good copy of an iPhone.


2011 is a relatively long time though - iPhone is only 10 years old. I think they still do want iPhones judging by the quantity of accessories AliExpress offers. I read somewhere that your average China resident won't have heard of the brands we are talking about- they seem to be for the overseas markets.

Kensirstagwaff20 h, 32 m ago

2011 is a relatively long time though - iPhone is only 10 years old. I … 2011 is a relatively long time though - iPhone is only 10 years old. I think they still do want iPhones judging by the quantity of accessories AliExpress offers. I read somewhere that your average China resident won't have heard of the brands we are talking about- they seem to be for the overseas markets.



Sorry, it feels like only yesterday; maybe my age is showing. I suppose I should be getting the 7 year itch any time soon, as I was out there getting married.

I also missed Google off of the list of companies who buy through China's OEM phone makers; although I understand the Pixel 2 is a bit of a dog, and very poorly made.

" I understand the Pixel 2 is a bit of a dog"





<---- Who you calling a dog with pixels?

So far, the M5 has been okay. the RAM management seems to be okay, more tests to be done.

here's my unboxing, full review coming soon, with better speech


Kensirstagwaff29th Oct

Vernee seem good for build quality . Software-wise (from what I remember …Vernee seem good for build quality . Software-wise (from what I remember seeing on YT) they are starting to implement their own os which is a bit bumpy ATM (ram management - the test where they open lots of apps to see if they are held in memory- not something that would affect me ) .On the other hand they did upgrade Mars from android 6 to 7 which isn't so common in mtk devices .

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