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Huawei Honor 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1185 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 really like the camera and design. The price and performance are also appreciated.

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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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

Mar, 2018

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

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

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Honor 9 review: A mid-range marvel

 

The Honor 9 is a siren in the mid-range phone market. Its eye-catching design is paired with highly capable performance for a price point that, in the

A striking design makes it standout from the crowd for the right reasons ; Great performance given the price point makes it the mid-range phone to buy

Graphics aren’t always 100 per cent smooth ; Some repeat alerts can get annoying ; Finish can scratch too easily

The Honor 9 is a siren in the mid-range phone market. Its eye-catching design is paired with highly capable performance for a price point that, in the context of 2017, undercuts the OnePlus 5 by a sizeable enough margin to leave the Honor in a field of...

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

Techradar Recommended 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...

Jan, 2018

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 : 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

TechAdvisor Recommended

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

Honor 9

 

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.

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Honor 9 review: A fabulous phone that's now only £300

 

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.

Feb, 2018

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 flash:Y
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 name:Glacier Grey
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
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA / 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

Other features

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

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Mali-G71 MP8
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Refurbished:N
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 / 7.0, EMUI 5.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4 / 6
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:7.45
Height :147.3
Weight:155
Width:70.9