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Huawei Honor 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Huawei Honor 9. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and screen are generally positive. The performance and price also get good comments. The size and camera get mixed reviews, while some have doubts about the sound and battery.

design, price, performance, screen, portability

battery, sound

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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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: 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

Techradar Recommended 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...

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

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

Honor 9 review: A reasonably priced alternative to the OnePlus 5

 

The Honor 9 goes head to head with the OnePlus 5 but can it go one better?

Attractive price ; Speedy performance ; Gorgeous design

Battery isn't as good as OnePlus 5 ; Camera not as good as OnePlus 5

For most folk looking to pick up a phone around the £400 mark, I’d still recommend the OnePlus 5 for those reasons, or the Moto Z2 Play for a phone with better battery life but the same price. However, if you pick the Honor 9 for its slick looks and...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Honor 9 review

 

The fully-featured Honor 9 has the price to match the attention-grabbing style

Eye-catching design ; Responsive performance ; Expandable storage ; Multi-functional dual cameras ; Excellent feature set

1080p screen looks overly sharp ; Music lacks finesse ; No waterproofing ; Shiny finish is all too easy to scratch ; EMUI Android customisations are a little cumbersome

With features you’d expect from a more expensive phone, the Honor 9 has usurped OnePlus as the de facto high-end smartphone for anyone on a budget - even if overall performance is good rather than great.

Aug, 2017

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Honor 9

 

Honor 9 review: High-end flavour at a sensible price makes this upstart a sensible alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 for many.

Very good value ; Striking high-quality design ; Lots of storage and features

Camera just OK in low light ; Unremarkable battery life

The Honor 9 has dua cameras on the back linked together as a team, and as usual there’s a single selfie camera on the front.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Honor 9 review

 

The best sub-£400 phone in the world - no contest

Top performance ; Flashy design and quality build ; Outstanding price

Ordinary battery life ; Camera struggles in poor light

High-end hardware at a middleweight price makes the Honor 9 one of the best phone deals around

Jul, 2017
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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