HiSilicon Kirin 960
Dual 20MP + 12MP
One of the best shot by Huawei is through the hands of Honor 9 that have taken charge on flagship phones like Galaxy S8 and OnePlus 5. Honor 9 has hit all the correct spots including a high-end processor, excellent photos, dual slots of SIM cards and ample onboard storage. Presented as the third largest phone manufacturer in the world, Huawei couldn’t manage to enter into the list of household names like Apple and Samsung. Though it competed hard with OnePlus, the later went with the golden crown of CNET’s Editor’s Choice Award due to its high value. This time, Huawei has stepped into the smartphone battlefield with a different arm named Honor 9 that can attract the covetous eyes of the OnePlus 5 buyers.
Honor 9 earns all the honors due to its familiarity and rock solid nature, giving us the genuine feeling of holding a similar Honor 8 with a fingerprint scanner that is facing the front and many several updated specifications. It excites the avid users with its conventional design that is a product of incredible artistry. The hardware and software department of the phone is up to the mark. Huawei ruled the phone market last year with Honor 8 as one of the best budget-flagship smartphones by replicating majority of the specs of P9 under $400. The company is all set to hold the winning flag once again with the recent announcement of Honor 9’s presence in Europe from July. The pricing will be starting at around £380 in the UK, and approximately €450 will be hired in the rest European countries. As per the latest diction of an Honor executive given to Android Central, its release in the US is not yet planned. There is nothing to worry. This exquisite creation of Huawei promises to gift the user’s certain tricks of machine learning for optimal performance throughout the gadget’s lifetime.
Honor 9 has entered the smartphone arena with a 5.15-inch, 1080p panel. It is a little larger than Honor 8 Pro that is 5.7 inch. The astonishing metal bezel frame of this beautifully brilliant smartphone presents a ravishing 3D glass back wrapping it with an Ultra-Fine Metal Aurora that is hard to find in the smartphone world. The gentle curve at the backside for easy grip can sweep our mind with tender love. We can readily agree with Honor’s president, George Zhao that Honor 9 can be a trend-setting phone providing its stunning effect of light reflection, contemporary design, futuristic color, etc. You can choose from the array of fashionable colors like Amber Gold, Gray, Black, and Blue.
Honor is making a powerful name for itself with the launching of its latest brain-child ‘Honor 9’. We can play with a fingerprint reader that is lightning fast. Power-packed with a Kirin 960 processor, four 1.8GHz cores and four 2.4GHz cores, similar to Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9 is set to blaze the gadget world with 64 GB of onboard storage and 4 GB RAM. You can boost the storage space up to 256GB with the help of a micro SD card.
USB Type C charges the phone. The fingerprint sensor’s positioning on the front is the secret behind its taller size, but, we can manage with it considering the durability and the comfy usage. The sleek finish can call for a cover case for protecting it from falling related damages. The software connects with the EMUI 5.1 that is commonly observed in many phones. The spectacular side of the device arrives with its fluid, super fast and highly customizable nature. You won’t get a default app drawer, but, it won’t make the phone any less as you can easily add them in a jiffy.
Get yourself specially treated by the Honor makers as exclusive ingress will pamper you to Assassin’s Creed: Unity for six months. If you are a gamer, this phone is tailor made for you as it provides you 10% faster response to your touch. The sweetest cherry on the cake comes with the Google Play package that comes at around $18 solely for the owners of Honor 9 that further includes the exceptional Honor crystal in Transformers: Forged to Fight. So, play and win. It has a battery of 3200 mAh that is reasonably taking the utility in consideration. With its water resistance power up to 50 meters, this device lands itself in a win-win situation even under water.
Focusing on the camera, Honor 9 is a promising candidate equipped with the dual-shooter system. It gives a shoulder to shoulder competition with Huawei P10. The monochrome sensor that is up to 20 MP with 2x hybrid zoom gives us more detailed clear pictures. The super gadget has got 12 MP RGB sensors adding the information of colors, though the black and white images can be used via the monochrome sensor alone. If you are shooting in daylight, be assured that you are going to get high-end professional pictures. Other exciting modes like Night Shot Mode, live photos, Bokeh portrait mode, light painting, manual modes those can be customized according to your desire and 4K video compression that can produce 50% smaller sizes of the files are present in this device. OIS is absent in it ending up in shaky 4K footage if you are not an expert in clicking pictures. The steady hands can get the best photos even in low lights using f/2.2 aperture lens.
Honor 9 welcomes us with its awe-inspiring Pixel-Banning Technology that gives us the pleasure of excellent low-light photography. If you are a selfie freak, get this phone positively. Its 8MP front camera is a real gem and comes with a beauty mode. Get your flaws removed and see yourself getting thousands of likes in social media.
Who doesn’t love to listen to his or her favorite music? Music is the love of our life. A phone that gives our mind and ears the soothing sensation with its magical sounds is our heart-stealer. Honor 9 perfectly ace the test of audibility. This masterpiece is a dream of an audiophile with its virtual surrounding sounds, a loudspeaker that is bottom-firing, and honor purity equalizer. The optimization comes with the Huawei Listen 3D Audio Technology that offers you the live musical experiences. The latest inventive ultra-wide technology of 3D sound field holds hand with the tuning that has crafted by Rainer Mailler who is a Grammy Award winner. So, it takes you to the musical enchantment via earphones in near, wide and front modes. It more or less replicates the music listening effect through our traditional headphones in a concert hall or home. It has collaborated with Monster for optimizing the sound quality. It reproduces audio of high-definition with extraordinary clarity, sublime mid-range, high frequencies that are crystal clear and sharp bass without overpowering the music. You can drown in the sea of sweet enticement anywhere and anytime.
Nothing is perfect in this world. We found out few minor faults of Honor 9. For example, there is a visibility of plenty of noise in the extremely low light pictures. During night time, details of photographs may get lost. It has got a sharp resolution but not up to the mark of Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6. Otherwise, the smartphone is a safe return of your expenditure.
Honor 9 is a legendary epitome of the 2017 initiated renaissance in the global smartphone base. The never- stop performance and popping visuals comfort your eyes and give you the serene feelings irrespective of your location. The stronger battery power that stays for long up to 78 hours in offline mode let you listen to music even at that time as it won’t affect the battery longevity much. The Smart Power 5.0 and the large 3200mAh*6 battery keeps your heart beating with the music. Even if the battery turns low, 9V2A Super-Charge technology appears to be your savior by setting the 0% to 40% in only 30 minutes. The light catcher Honor 9 is smarter than other smartphones with its faster fingerprint recognition caring for your speed and security to the fullest. We must say that this is the ideal phone of the year and it stands out among the rest with its vicious uniqueness.
Huawei Honor 9 Full Specifications
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)|
|SIM||SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Chipset||International: Exynos 8895 Octa
US model: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Graphics processor||Mali-G71 MP8|
|Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Dimensions||147.3 x 70.9 x 7.5 mm|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Glacier Gray, Silver, Gold, Sapphire Blue|
|Body Material||Main body: Metal; Accents: Glass|
|Main Camera||Dual 20MP + 12 MP, f/2.2, Dual LED flash|
|Features||Autofocus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, HDR, Panorama, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection.|
|Video||2160p->30fps (4K), 1080p|
|Front Camera||8 megapixels|
|Technology||LTPS IPS LCD|
|Display Resolution||1080×1920 pixels|
|Pixel Density (ppi)||428 ppi|
|Features||Light sensor, Proximity sensor|
|Type||Li – Po, non removable|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band|
|USB||USB Type-C, Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Positioning||GPS, A-GPS, Glonass|
|Other||NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync|
|Sensors||front-mounted fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|