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iNew U9 Review – Android Phablet “Great Buy”

iNew is another Chinese Smartphone manufacturer, established in 2012. Dedicated in smartphone product development, manufacturing, and sales. They have launched some decent smartphones and iNew U9 is one of them. iNew U9 is powered by MTK6735 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM. Most of you will find it pretty less as compared to other options available in the market.  But eventually, the phablet is priced at $94 and is available on Everbuying. This 6.0 inches Phablet is really big and feels awesome in hands. In this iNew U9 review, I’m gonna discuss each and every detail of this product.

The phablet is pretty good and big in size. As compared to other reviewed smartphones it has a bigger display. You can also look at reviews of DOOGEE Homtom HT6 and DOOGEE T6 pro for other options. iNew U9 has pretty cool features and even have an HD display. This phablet comes with Android 5.1 out of the box. So let’s proceed further in the iNew U9 review and explore more of it.

Cold Specs

  • OS – Android 5.1
  • Processor – MTK6735
  • Cores- Quad Core
  • RAM – 1 GB
  • ROM – 8 GB
  • Expandable – Yes, up to 64 GB
  • Screen Type – 2.5D Arc Screen
  • Screen Size – 6.0 inch
  • Resolution – 1080 x 720 (HD)
  • Camera – 8.0 MP rear, 2.0 MP front
  • Battery – 3000 mAh

Design and Display

Now coming to the design of this phablet.  It has a 6.0-inch big screen with no additional protection like Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to protect the screen from getting shattered. The build is really nice and the phablet looks like a premium one. It has 3 capacitive navigation buttons on the bottom of the display. On the back, it has rather a basic design with 8.0 MP rear camera on the top. The build is really nice and the phablet does not look like a cheap tablet at all.

iNew u9 design

Here are the dimensions of the product and packet:

  • Product size   : 16.30 x 8.30 x 1.10 cm / 6.42 x 3.27 x 0.43 inches
  • Package size : 12.00 x 20.50 x 6.50 cm / 4.72 x 8.07 x 2.56 inches
  • Product weight : 140 grams
  • Package weight : 250 grams

Now coming to the display quality of the smartphone. The phablet has a 6.0-inch big screen with 1080 x 720p display which is pretty nice. The touch response is also quite good and it does supports multi-touch up to 5 fingers. With an HD display, iNew U9 shows you clearly film image quality and provides a super high colour saturation. Now let’s proceed further in this iNew U9 review.

iNew u9 display (1)



As mentioned earlier in the post the iNew U9 comes with a MediaTek MTK6735 64 bit quad core processor with operating speed of 1.3GHz. This is the same processor you get within any tablet with the same price range. But the phablet also does have ARM Mali T720 GPU along with 450MHz graphics processor that makes the iNew U9 stand off the line from other phablets among the same price range. With such hardware in a low budget phablet, even the most demanding apps can run smoothly without slowing down the device.

iNew u9 performance

Now, like the other phablets in the same price range, iNew U9 comes with 1GB of RAM with advanced 8GB EMCP high-speed flash memory extendable up to 64GB by TF card(not included). Hence with the Android 5.1 out of the box, the phablet gives extraordinary smooth experience. It also supports OTG function which is a must have in the price range. iNew has also provided gesture recognition in the device by which you can open various apps from the home screen only, just by making some gestures like ‘w’ for opening browser et cetera.

iNew u9 gestures

Camera and Battery

Now coming to the camera, iNew U9 comes with an 8MP rear camera with five precision lens, one more than the other tablets in the same price range. The rear camera supports various functions like panorama capture, continuous shooting, voice activated shutter and other shooting ways. Also, it has a 2MP front camera for clicking selfies that enable a self-timer function to retain more details and make beauty more real.

iNew u9 camera

With more features in a device, all you need is a high capacity battery to enjoys the best of those features. The iNew U9 is equipped with a long-life Lithium-ion Polymer Battery of 3000mAh that sure is enough to make the better use of the phablet. For a 3000 mAh battery, the battery’s performance is amazing. It supports a standby time of 300 hours and wifi-Internet time of 12 hours that’s quite fascinating, right?

iNew U9 – Final Verdict

If you are looking for a decent phablet under $100 then, I highly recommend you to buy iNew U9. It is a decent looking tablet with a 5.1 2.5D arc screen and great features including a quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory with OTG support and  a great camera. Thus in some ways, it overpowers other phablets in the same price range.

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About Saransh Bhatt

Hey Kicker, Welcome to Kick-It-Easy, I'm Saransh Bhatt pursuing Electrical Engineering, running a tech blog. I'm a huge science and technology enthusiast. I'll be posting abut tips and tricks for android and how to guide around all tech stuffs. Subscribe to Kick-It-Easy to get instant updates via email.

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