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HOMTOM S99 vs. HOMTOM S9 Plus: the latest model comes with a lower price

HOMTOM S99 vs. HOMTOM S9 Plus: the latest model comes with a lower price

By  GB Blog Official 2018-06-13 5323 0

Today, we take a look at the two phablets from a popular Chinese smartphone and tablet maker, HOMTOM: the S99 4G phablet and the S9 Plus 4G phablet. Both phones come with their own signature features. The first thing you will notice about the S9 Plus is its stunning bezel-less display while the new model S99 seduces with practicality thanks to its massive 6,200mAh battery. Which of the two should you choose?


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HOMTOM S99 vs HOMTOM S9 Plus: specs

Before the detailed comparison, let's have a quick look at the main specs of the HOMTOM S99 and HOMTOM S9 Plus.

Product name HOMTOM S99 HOMTOM S9 Plus 4G Phablet
Display 5.5 inch 1440 x 720 pixels screen 5.99 inch 1440 x 720 pixels screen
CPU MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz
OS Android 8.0 Android 7.0
Storage 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM
Camera 21.0MP + 2.0MP rear camera, 13.0MP front camera 16.0MP + 5.0MP back camera, 13.0MP front camera
Battery capacity 6200mAh 4050mAh
SIM card dual Nano-SIM or one Nano SIM plus one TF card dual SIM dual standby. 1 Nano SIM card + 1 Nano SIM card
Price $159.99 $169.99


HOMTOM S99 4G Phablet

HOMTOM S99 4G Phablet - BLACK


HOMTOM S9 Plus 4G Phablet

HOMTOM S9 Plus 4G Phablet - BLACK
$175.2 $169.99    


HOMTOM S99 vs HOMTOM S9 Plus: display and design

In this category, there is no beating the HOMTOM S9 Plus. The phone sports a large 5.99 inch display with a decent (though not the best) resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. The S99 features a slightly smaller screen — 5.5 inches with the same resolution. What makes the S9 Plus stand out is its beautiful bezel-less look: it's a full tri-bezel-less screen with an 18:9 ratio makes the phone practically all-display.


While the S99's screen is only 0.4-inch smaller and features the same resolution, the overall look is not as bezel-less as that of the S9 Plus. With that, the S99 comes with a beautiful spider web print back cover and is available in a range of classic colors: white, grey, black and blue.

HOMTOM S99 design and color

You can also watch the following HOMTOM S99 unbox review video to know more about the details of its display and design.  



HOMTOM S99 vs HOMTOM S9 Plus: hardware and software

Here's where both phones are very similar. Both devices come with the MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz processor and sport 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM — a standard setup for a smooth user experience with no frills. Both phones let you expand the storage further externally and feature Bluetooth 4.0 for efficient connection to other devices and have two SIM cards so that you can conveniently separate work and play.

HOMTOM S99 CPU performance

Both smartphones run on Android but there is a slight difference: the HOMTOM S9 comes with Android 7.0 while the S99 sports the newer Android 8.0, which ensures an even smoother experience and access to all the latest apps on the Play Store.

HOMTOM S99 vs HOMTOM S9 Plus: battery

We move on to S99's key highlight: the battery. The phone sports a massive 6200mAh battery, which is more than enough for using your phone non-stop for up to two days. More than that, it can double as a power bank for your small gadgetry — simply use an OTG cable to charge up other devices from your phone's large capacity battery.

HOMTOM S99 large 6200mAh battery

the power bank function of HOMTOM S99

The S9 Plus features a smaller but also powerful 4050mAh battery — which is larger than that of most phones in the similar price range. You can easily stay connected throughout the day without recharging — but you probably won't have the extra juice for other devices.

HOMTOM S99 vs HOMTOM S9 Plus: cameras and extras

Both phoned will make good photo companions. The HOMTOM S9 Plus comes with a 13.0MP front camera  and a 16.0MP + 5.0MP dual rear camera. The HOMTOM S99 gives you a bit more on the pixel side — a  21.0MP + 2.0MP rear camera  and a 13.0MP selfie shooter. So, if you are part of the camera race, going with the HOMTOM S99 will probably be a better option.

HOMTOM S99 rear camera

Then again, there are the extras. As the company's later model, the S99 comes with one of this year's most popular features — Face Unlock.

the face unlock feature on HOMTOM S99

HOMTOM S99 vs HOMTOM S9 Plus: summing things up

As with most gadget comparisons, the final decision usually comes down to the price. But with two HOMTOMs, things are not so easy. The S9 Plus is available on GearBest for $169.99 while the S99 can be yours for $159.99. So... it all comes down to what you are looking for as the difference of just $10 probably won't be a deciding factor. If you are looking for a classic bezel-less phone with a good feature mix, you have the S9 Plus. If you want to try out a more edgy look, Face Unlock and charge your gadgets on the go with a massive battery — you have the S99. Whichever model you go for, you can be sure your chosen device comes with HOMTOM-guaranteed quality.


 You may also want to read:
 HOMTOM S9 Plus: a bezel-less 6 inch smartphone for just $159.99
 Huawei Honor 9 vs. OUKITEL K6: which one is more worthy to buy
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