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Huawei Honor 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 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. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The performance and design are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the size and sound.

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camera, battery, sound, size

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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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...

Aug, 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

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Honor 9

 

The Honor 9 is one of the most affordable phones that looks, feels and acts like a top-end mobile. It even beats the OnePlus 5's price.

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

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Honor 9 Review: Watch out, OnePlus

 

At just £380 in the UK, is the Honor 9 really the affordable mobile we've all been waiting for? We find out.

Great battery life ; Smooth performer ; Compact and shiny ; Smart software

Fragile back ; Jittery video

The Honor 9 is a great-value handset that offers a similar flagship experience to most other premium phones, yet with a greatly reduced asking price. Sure, you don’t get any jazzy HDR visuals or a ridiculously sharp Quad HD screen - and most users...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Honor Note 9 features a Vision display

 

Huawei and Honor smartphones will feature full-screen display : Many 2017 smartphone models feature a completely new design, small bezels and large screens are the trend for this year. The displays even get names, like the Samsung Intinity display for...

Also the Huawei Mate 10 is expected to arrive soon. Huawei's CEO already confirmed that Huawei's upcoming smartphone will feature a full-screen display.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Huawei Honor 9 review

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Hoping to appeal to Android fans looking for an affordable smartphone, Huawei has unveiled the Honor 9. It has the looks of a premium device and features a dual-lens camera. But can Huawei's new flagship mobile hold its own against expensive...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Honor 9 review: Huawei takes the fight to the midrange

 

The Honor 9 looks like a phone twice the price, so where's the catch?

There’s a dearth of smartphones in the sub £400 bracket, and the Honor 9 fills the space nicely. It’s more powerful than the modular Moto Z2 and the Samsung Galaxy A5, and looks like a handset that costs twice the price.

Aug, 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
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 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 colour:Glacier Grey / Midnight Black / Sapphire Blue
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:13.1
Display number of colours: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

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 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
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
Refurbished:N

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.45
Height :147.3
Weight:155
Width:70.9