• Honor 9X
  • Honor 9X
15,499
Highlights
  • 128 GB / 4 GB RAM
  • 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple lens Primary Camera, 16 MP Front Camera
  • 6.6 inches 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio Display
  • HiSilicon Kirin 710F, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
4GB RAM

Honor 9X: Specs Score

  • 3
    Camera
  • 2.5
    Battery
  • 3
    Display
  • 4.5
    Value for Money
  • 3
    Performance
Rated at 70%
  • Display: 3/5
    Bezel Less FHD+ Resolution IPS LCD Panel
  • Camera : 3/5
    48MP Sensor Based Triple Camera Array
  • Processor : 3/5
    Average Performing Chipset
  • Battery : 2.5/5
    4,000 mAh Battery With Regular Charging
  • RAM : 3.5/5
    Less Than 6GB RAM
  • Storage : 4.5/5
    Hybrid microSD Card Slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G Support

Honor 9X: Price

Honor 9X: Review

Pros
  • Pop-up Selfie Camera
  • 128GB storage
  • Premium Design
Cons
  • 4GB RAM
  • Mediocre gaming performance

Honor 9X: Design

The Honor 9X is the latest and the first Honor smartphone to launch in the country with a pop-up selfie camera, offering a display with a higher screen-to-body ratio. The smartphone has a glass back panel at the back, which creates a pattern when the lights fall on it at a certain angle. At the front, the Honor 9X has a 6.59-inch display, which offers FHD+ resolution. As the smartphone has a pop-up selfie camera, the entire front of the device is covered with the display, except for the bottom bezel.

Honor 9X: Hardware Performance

The Indian version of the Honor 9X is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 710F SoC, which is an octa-core processor, coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. However, the international Honor 9X comes with the much powerful Kirin 810 SoC, which offers better CPU and GPU performance compared to the Indian edition. The Honor 9X can handle normal day-to-day tasks without any issue. Similarly, it can also play light games and even titles like PUBG can also be played at lower graphics settings. For tasks like browsing social media platforms and watching videos, the device offers good performance.

Honor 9X: Camera Performance

The Honor 9X has a triple camera setup at the back with a 48MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The main camera can only record 1080p videos, which is a bit of a let down considering the price of the smartphone. For selfies, the device uses a 16MP sensor, again, which can also record 1080p videos. Thanks to EIS, the phone can record smooth videos and can also take photos with a good amount of detail and dynamic range. The camera does offer features like portrait mode, which will easily blur the background using the 2MP depth sensor.

Honor 9X: Price To Specs Ratio

The Honor 9X retails for Rs. 13,995 in India, which makes it one of the most affordable phones in the country with 128GB internal storage. However, the base variant of the smartphone just offers 4GB RAM, which might not be enough in this modern age. When it comes to price to specs, ratio, phones like the Realme 6 and the Redmi Note 9 Pro definitely offer more performance at a slightly lower price tag. However, if you are into getting a phone with more internal storage, then the Honor 9X is the device to consider.

Honor 9X: Important Features/Highlights

This is the first Honor smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera to launch in India, and it is also the highlight of the smartphone. Similarly, the device does offer a USB Type-C port with 10W fast charging. If you care about looks more than the performance, then again, the Honor 9X is the device to get. Additionally, the smartphone supports Google Mobile Services and comes with a built-in Google Play Store, which differentiates it from other newly launched phones from Honor and Huawei.

Honor 9X: Verdict

If you are looking for a smartphone with modern features like a pop-up selfie camera, 128GB storage, and a phone that looks good, then the Honor 9X is the smartphone to consider. However, if you want a phone mainly to play games, then there are a lot of options from Vivo, Realme, and Xiaomi.

Honor 9X: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, v9.0 (Pie)
Custom UI EMUI 9.1.1
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Black, Blue
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date July, 2019
Indian Release Date 14 January, 2020
BODY
Dimensions 163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm
Weight 206 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.59 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) IPS LCD (2.5D curved glass display)
PROCESSOR
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 710F
CPU Octa core (4 x 2.2GHz Cortex-A73 + 4 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU ARM Mali-G51 MP4
STORAGE
Internal Storage 128 GB Storage
RAM 4 GB RAM
External Storage Up to 512 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 48 MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.4) + 2 MP (f/2.4) Triple Cameras with LED Flash
Front Camera 16 MP (f/2.2) Pop-up Camera
Video Recording Yes
Camera Features HDR, Panorama, Auto Flash, Face detection,
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, WAV, AMR, AWB
Video Player MP4, 3GP, H.263, H.264, AAC, AAC+
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, LE
USB USB Type-C
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Videos

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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