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Mobicel IX Plus

Mobicel IX Plus
$109
Brand: Mobicel
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.8-inch HD+ screen
  • Camera 50MP triple camera / 8MP front
  • Memory 4GB RAM with 128GB ROM
  • Platform Helio G70 CPU / Android 13
  • Battery 5000mAh / 18W Charger

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable reviewers.

7.8
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 8 / 10
  • Camera Quality 8 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 8 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

There is the standard Mobicel IX, then the IX Pro. But this is the Mobicel IX Plus. All three phones are targeted at the South African market, but the IX Plus has better specifications and, a bigger display, and it is a little more expensive than its two siblings.

Starting from the display, the Mobicel IX Plus comes in a 6.8-inches screen. The panel is a 720 x 1640 pixels, and it has a dewdrop notch on the head as well as a 90Hz refresh. In comparison to the other models, the vanilla IX comes in a 6.4-inches screen, while the IX Pro has a slightly bigger 6.52-inches.

On the camera department, the IX Plus has three lenses on the rear comprising of a 50-megapixel primary sensor, along with two other auxiliary snappers, while a single 8-megapixel selfie camera is used on the front.

Hardware wise, the IX Plus is powered by the MediaTek Helio G70 CPU. It has a dual-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A75 and hexa-core 1.7GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs, along with Mali-G52 GPU. The RAM is 4GB, paired with another 4GB virtual RAM, making a total of 8GB, while the internal storage is 128GB.

Powering the Mobicel IX Plus is a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charger. The phone has USB Type-C interface, support dual 4G Nano-SIMs (all South African mobile networks are supported), support WiFi, and comes with Bluetooth 5.0. It support NFC and available in Grey and Blue color, while Google Android 13 runs out of the box.

Full Specifications and Features

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands 2(1900), 3 (1800), 5(850), 8(900) - SIM 1 and SIM 2
3G Network Bands HSDP Band 1(2100), 2(1900), 5(850), 8(900)
4G Network Bands LTE Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38-41, 66
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

LAUNCH

Announced 2023, November 24
Status Available. Released 2023, December

BODY

Dimensions ---
Weight ---
Build Front glass / Plastic back / Plastic frame
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD touchscreen / 16M colors
Size 6.8 inches, (83.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1640 pixels, 20.5:9 ratio (264 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 13
Chipset MediaTek Helio G70 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G52 2EEMC2

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 4GB + 128GB
- 4GB RAM via Dynamic Memory
Card Slot Yes, up to 512GB via microSD card

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) Main: 50MP, PDAF, f/1.8 aperture
Ultrawide: 8MP
Depth: 2MP
Camera Features Autofocus / Digital zoom / HDR / Touch focus / LED flash
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 8-megapixel
Camera Features FaceID / HDR / f/2.2 aperture
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
NFC
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
FM Radio Unknown

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charger

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
Colors Grey
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

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