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Huawei Honor 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1022 reviews of Huawei Honor 9. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and usability. The performance and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery and portability.

price, design, performance, usability, camera

portability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Honor 9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Honor 9 Smartphone Review

 

Flashy. As with its predecessor, the Honor 9 compels at first sight with its flashy design of dancing light reflections on the back. But is this all just smoke and mirrors, or can Honor's new flagship also convince with its dual camera and fast...

very good price-performance ratio ; very pretty, stable case ; fast operation with many options ; dual-SIM capable ; USB-OTG ; extensive configurable software ; fast WLAN ; accurate GPS ; sharp camera images ; bright display ; high system performance ;...

slow eMMC flash only ; quite a lot of preinstalled bloatware ; relatively few LTE bands ; quite high heat development ; throttling under longer loads

Yes, that is life with beautiful daughters: sometimes the mother can become jealous. At least, Huawei does not make it easy for its P10 flagship to stand up against the slightly slimmed down Honor 9. For over 100 Euros less (~$118, depending on the...

Aug, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

Huawei Honor 9 review

 

A beautiful blue bargain, the Honor 9 embarrasses the competition with its cool camera and flashy design.

Beautiful design ; Superb camera ; Fast processor ; Compact body

No U.S. 4G LTE bands ; No water resistance ; Slippery

Why pay more for a flagship cameraphone, when the Honor 9 takes pictures just as well, sometimes even better, for less? That’s before seeing the great looking screen, and swooning over the stunning design. Give it an official U.S. release, and we’ll be...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Honor 9 review: An affordable flagship-class smartphone

 

Honor, a Huawei brand, has been steadily chipping away at the mid-range smartphone market for a while now. Last year's Honor 8 earned our praise, while earlier this year the bigger Honor 8 Pro also impressed.

Fast and well specified ; Good battery life ; Aggressively priced ; Eye Comfort mode for easy viewing

Awkward and unnecessary knuckle gestures ; Superfluous (but easily removed) pre-installed apps

Expert review by: Stephen S. (phonearena.com)

Honor 9 Review

 

While the Honor 8 represented a pretty big design departure from the Honor 7, this year the manufacturer isn't looking to reinvent the wheel, and the Honor 9 is easily recognizable as an Honor 8 successor. It's got a similar layout, with the most...

Very strong value, especially compared to recent Huawei phones ; Day-long battery life ; Satisfying camera experience ; Exceptional performance for where this model is positioned ; Sleek, attractive design

Slippery to the point the phone feels destined to break ; No waterproofing ; Speaker fidelity needs some tweaking ; Display, while bright, could stand some color calibration

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: (tomsguide.com)

Honor 9 Is a Sparkling Beauty We Want in the US Now

 

The Honor 9 offers flagship specs and a gorgeous all-glass design to go along with its dual cameras. But will it be worth the wait?

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Jessica Murgia (androidpit.com)

Honor 9 review: A more attractive and affordable P10

 

Ten months after the presentation of the Honor 8, Honor is back with its successor. The Honor 9 was revealed in China on June 12, and now it has made its international debut at a launch event in Berlin. With a striking design, hardware inherited from...

Design ; Everyday performance ; Price to quality ratio

Hardware and features inherited from other phones already on the market ; Lacks optical image stabilization

The Honor 9 is nice to look at and to hold. The brand has done a solid job with the design, though it doesn't seem entirely unique: it's reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy line. The hardware is inherited from the Huawei P10, you can be assured in terms...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: James Peckham (techradar.com)

Honor 9 review

 

Lacking innovation, but still a great buy

Attractive design ; Affordable price ; Great performance

One speaker driver ; No optical image stabilization ; Heavy bezel

The Honor 9 offers a lot of what the high-end flagship phones do right now, but for a much lower price. There’s no exciting, headline-grabbing feature here, but a great design, fantastic performance and lots of nice touches make this an all-round...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: James Peckham (techradar.com)

Honor 9 review

 

Lacking innovation, but still a great buy

Attractive design ; Affordable price ; Great performance

One speaker driver ; No optical image stabilization ; Heavy bezel

The Honor 9 offers a lot of what the high-end flagship phones do right now, but for a much lower price. There’s no exciting, headline-grabbing feature here, but a great design, fantastic performance and lots of nice touches make this an all-round...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Spencer Hart (t3.com)

Honor 9 review: Yep, this is the bargain of the decade

 

Looking for an affordable flagship smartphone? Honor has you covered

Brilliant price ; Premium in every way ; Solid software

UI still not 100-percent ; Low light camera performance

Jul, 2017

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by: Dominic Preston (techadvisor.co.uk)

Honor 9 review

 

Honor's latest flagship is here, but can it stand up to its pricier rivals? Find out what we think in our Honor 9 review.

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3200
Battery recharge time:1.5
Standby time (3G):408
Talk time (3G):23

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Digital Zoom:4
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:1 / 4
Rear camera aperture number:2.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p / 720p,1080p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.26
Certification:CE, BQB, Wi-Fi, REACH
Head SAR (EU):1.26
RoHS compliance:Y

Design

Brand color:Glacier Grey / Midnight Black / Sapphire Blue
Color of product:Black / Blue / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:5.15
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / LTPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:423 / 428
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GP,AAC,AMR,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,MP4,OGG,RA-Lossless,WAV,WMA
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,MP4,RM,RMVB,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mini HDMI ports quantity:3
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A73
Processor cores:4 / 6
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor model:Kirin 960

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7.0 / 7.0, EMUI 5.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:48

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Chrome / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Refurbished:N

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.293
Height:5.8
Weight:5.47
Width:2.79
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