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TP-Link Neffos C9


TP-Link Neffos C9
TP-Link Neffos C9 (Neffos Series)
Mediatek MT6739 4 x 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
5.99 inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixel 269 PPI, kapazitiv, IPS, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: up to 128 GB microSD cards. FAT and FAT32 file systems supported, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, compass, proximity sensor
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G/GSM: Bands, 2, 3, 5, 84G. 3G UMTS/WCDMA: Bands 1, 5, 8. LTE/FDD: Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20., Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.45 x 158.7 x 76.6 ( = 0.33 x 6.25 x 3.02 in)
3840 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Primary Camera: 13 MPix PDAF
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker, Keyboard: Virtual, USB charger, micro USB cable, NFUI 8.0, 24 Months Warranty, SAR values: Body – 0.864 W/kg, Head - 0.169 W/kg
170 g ( = 6 oz / 0.37 pounds), Power Supply: 60 g ( = 2.12 oz / 0.13 pounds)
140 Euro



Average Score: 72.1% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 37%, features: 38%, display: 78% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the TP-Link Neffos C9

79.4% TP-Link Neffos C9 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
TP-Link has expanded its budget C series with the Neffos C9, a device with a 5.99-inch display and a MediaTek SoC. Do not expect miracle performance or camera capabilities for the C9 though, as it is geared towards those who want a large and no-frills smartphone. Read on to find out how the Neffos C9 performs in our tests and whether it can stand up to its contemporaries.
59% Recenzja TP-Link Neffos C9 – smartfona, po którym spodziewałem się dużo więcej…
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 59% performance: 30% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
70% [Recenzja] TP-Link Neffos C9 — niska cena to dopiero początek
Source: Turkish PL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 70%
Ten budżetowiec ma sens. Recenzja TP-Link Neffos C9
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN version
Positive: Stylish design; nice display; fast system; high autonomy; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Low gaming performance; no NFC; no USB-C; no fast charging; combined slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2018
80% TP-Link Neffos C9 - Интересный, большой, но не игровой. Обзор смартфона, которым удобно пользоваться на холоде
Source: Helpix RU→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%



The TP-Link Neffos C9 is a lower-range smartphone with a Softlight Camera and a FullView Display as the highlights. The C9 is manufactured with the most stringent design standards. Every stage, from raw materials to mass production, undergoes thousands of tests to produce outstanding quality the manufacturer can guarantee for the smartphone. The Neffos C9 boasts an 18:9 HD+ FullView display surrounded by a razor-thin bezel. It is the combination of full in-cell technology and 2.5D curved glass that offers a vivid, lifelike screen. It has a contrast ratio of 1200:1 and a brightness of 400 nits. The Neffos C9 also makes a smartphone selfie’s best partner. The C9 takes advantage of a Softlight Camera to capture users in the best way possible. With 8MP, the front camera and 10-Level Real-Time Beautify makes self-portraits as bright and glamorous as ever. Users can also take crisp shots on the C9's 13MP rear camera with PDAF. Equipped with a blue glass filter, it captures incredibly clear photos with more natural colours. As for unlocking, users can instantly unlock the C9 with peace of mind. The TrustZone store path makes fingerprint storage more secure than ever. Aside from that, users are not only able to unlock the C9 with their fingerprint, but also their face, thanks to a super-fast and safe Face Unlock. Powered by the latest AI technology, it verifies faces by dynamically detecting 106 key facial points. For users, it happens in a blink.

Powering the Neffos C9 is a robust 64-bit processor that lets the C9 handle both daily use and intense gameplay. 2 GB of RAM + 16 GB of ROM takes care of effortless multitasking. The Neffos C9 features a 3840 mAh (TYP) battery and fast charging technology. For software, users can experience the faster speed on the C9, preloaded with the Android 8.1-based NFUI 8.0, and enjoy a total user-friendly experience. With the dual-SIM option on their phone, users can effortlessly switch between their work day and private life at 4G speed. It is worth mentioning that it has antenna debugging in Professional Anechoic Chamber, which indicates they have Best Signal Quality in the Industry. Neffos have spent 22 years developing and redefining dependable networking, earning their place as the world's No. 1 WLAN provider, delivering Wi-Fi to hundreds of millions of people in over 170 countries around the world. The result is Neffos, a smartphone that is as reliable as TP-Link. In conclusion, the TP-Link Neffos C9 is a smartphone that offers decent features at an affordable price. It has a good design, screen and camera. It also has the best signal quality in the industry, which is not commonly seen in other brands. It is useful for users who always do important tasks on their smartphone that requires a stable connection.


Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Imagination PowerVR GE8100: Integrated graphics card for entry level ARM SoCs. Smallest variant of the Series8XE series of GPUs (GE8xx0) with a peak fillrate of only one pixel/clock.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

MT6739: Entry level quad core soc (4x Cortex-A53 at up to 1.5 GHz) with an integrated LTE modem (Cat. 4 DL / Cat 5 UL), Wifi and PowerVR GE8100 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

72.1%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-01-17)