Huawei Honor 9 – Budget Midranger with Impressive Dual Cameras

The Huawei Honor 9 is a budget mid-end  Smartphone that offers premium features and an impressive camera. It is now cheaper and offers a lot more value. So, well worth it

SpecsHuawei Honor 9
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 960 Octa Core
GPU: ARM Mali-G71 MP8‎ (900 MHz)
MemoryRAM: 4 GB
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat (EMUI 5.1)
Display5.15 inch IPS
1920 x 1080p, 448 ppi
Special FeaturesFront Touch ID
Rear CameraDual Camera 20 + 12 mp
Hybrid ZOOM
Front Camera8.0 mp
NetworkDual SIM, Dual Standby
2G: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G LTE: FDD 850/900/1800/2100MHz
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2
Dual Band WiFi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n
SensorsAmbient Light, Gyroscope, Hall, Infrared, Proximity, Fingerrpint
AudioHuawei HISTEN
Honor Purity Equalizer
IO2x Sim Card Slot
1x USB Type C
1x 3.5,, Audio Jack
Dimensions147.3 x 70.9 x 7.5mm
Weight: 155g
BatteryLiPo 3200mAh
Quick Charging (9V2A)

Budget Mid-end but impressive offers impressive features and Premium build

The Huawei Honor 9 is a budget mid-end Smartphone but does offer premium features. Firstly, the system is well optimized to the CPU, meaning you rarely see slowdowns or issues. This is also due to the fact that Kirin 960 is a good chipset overall, both for battery efficiency and performance. Secondly, the Dual Camera Features are great, not only do they work on low light, but also offers a ton of customization and features which phones like the Xiaomi Mi 6 obviously lack. And lastly, it still has a 3.5mm Audio Jack with decent audio quality, both from the 3.5mm output and loudspeakers. And lastly, the overall design is what you expect from Huawei, solid premium design, well built and overall a very impressive phone for the budget. Even with the Huawei P10 release, this is still a great bargain.

Probably the only con is that the Dual Glass design makes it a fingerprint magnet and also without the rubber silicon case, the phone is rather slippery. Also it doesn’t support Memory Expansion.

Where to Buy?

Huawei Honor 9 at $339 Use Coupon Code: Bfriday226 (coupon valid November 24 16:00)

Huawei Honor 9 at $349 Use Coupon Code: HONOR9

Highlights of the Huawei Honor 9:

  • Powered by Hisilicon Kirin 960 Octa Core, ARM Mali-G71 MP8‎ GPU
  • 3D Curved Glass Design, premium design and well made
  • 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage
  • Android 7.0 Nougat (EMUI 5.1)
  • Dual Rear Cameras (20+12 mp), Hybrid Zoom
  • Good low light performance
  • A lot of customization options on the camera
  • High Quality 5.15 inch IPS 1080p Screen, 428 ppi
  • Huawei Histen Audio, Honor Purity Equalizer (3.5mm Audio Jack)
  • Well optimized system (EMUI)
  • 3200mAh Battery with Quick Charging (9V 2A)
  • 0-30 mins in just 30 mins charging
  • Accurate Fingerprint Scanner
  • Dual Band Wireless Support
  • Camera is excellent on very good lighting, just OK on low light


  • non expandable storage
  • Fingerprint Magnet and Slippery
  • Chipset isn’t the best for dedicated gaming platform
  • Battery life could be better

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