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Honor 9X Pro

Specifications

Honor 9X Pro
Honor 9X Pro (9 Series)
Processor
HiSilicon Kirin 810 8 x 1.9 - 2.3 GHz, Cortex-A76/-A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.59 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 391 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 243 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD (up to 512 GB, FAT, FAT23, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, magnetometer, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G GSM (B2/B3/B5/B8), 3G UMTS (B1/B2/B5/B8), 4G LTE FDD/TDD (B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B38/B40/B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 163.1 x 77.2 ( = 0.35 x 6.42 x 3.04 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix (f/1.8) + 8MP (f/2.4, 13mm) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix popup, f/2.2
Additional features
Speakers: 1 speaker (mono), earphones, Keyboard: onscreen, USB charger plug, USB Type-C cable, SIM tool, Silicon bumper case, EMUI 9.1, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
206 g ( = 7.27 oz / 0.45 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
250 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 70.63% - average
Average of 25 scores (from 46 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 84%, features: 74%, display: 80% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Honor 9X Pro

79.7% Honor 9X Pro Smartphone Review: With a popup cam against the notch | Notebookcheck
As a subsidiary of the Huawei corporation, Honor must also limit itself to an operating system without Google Services. While this initially works well with EMUI 9.1.1 based on Android 9, some limitations will show up in the details. Our review shows what you can expect.
88% Honor 9X Pro – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
Yet another stellar handset from Honor / Huawei. Gorgeous to look at, speedy, well-priced, great specs and battery. Use Petal Search and you can get nearly all your apps, but the lack of Google Play may be too much for some.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% mobility: 95% workmanship: 93%
Honor 9X Pro Review €250 Midrange Phone WITH 6GB+256GB
Source: TechTablets English
Honor 9X Pro review & unboxing (In-depth) Kirin 810 7nm mobile with 48MP Camera FHD+ screen 6GB RAM & 256GB of storage.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2020
90% Honor 9X Pro
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Knowing the price of something when I start reviewing is not my choice as it might predetermine the value score, here however I do know the price and ‘I do not believe it’ came immediately to mind. As always there must be minus points, now to try and find them.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% workmanship: 100%
HONOR 9X Pro - A gaming phone experience with Huawei Mobile Services
Source: Tech Nave English
It's surprisingly difficult to put a verdict on this phone. Truth be told, the HONOR 9X Pro could be this reviewer's personal choice if the Huawei AppGallery offered more high-quality games in its repertoire. However, since Huawei AppGallery is still relatively new, we are optimistic that more developers will make their games available on the platform soon.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/01/2020
70% Honor 9X Pro review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Honor 9X Pro has a high-end design and a decent camera set-up for a great price, but the lack of Google features do make this phone inaccessible for the everyday user.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Honor 9X Pro review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Honor 9X Pro has a high-end design and a decent camera set-up for a great price, but the lack of Google features do make this phone inaccessible for the everyday user.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
HONOR 9X Pro Review - Experience gaming with HMS
Source: Tech Nave English
It's a bit difficult to come up with an overall conclusion on this device. To be honest, the HONOR 9X Pro might be our choice if the Huawei AppGallery had a better list of games or apps. Nonetheless we believe that the Huawei AppGallery will get more great game developers soon and when it does it will really shine as a midrange gaming smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2020
HONOR 9X Pro Review: A much-improved device with HMS
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
HONOR 9X Pro Review: A much-improved device with HMS 21At the price of RM999, the HONOR 9X Pro is a good option for those who want a midrange phone that can handle games well and last long. Although there’s no doubt that the HONOR 9X Pro wins over the 9X, it does have one downside that cannot be overlooked – it no longer uses Google Mobile Services. That being said, HUAWEI is expanding its AppGallery and there are many apps that can be sideloaded so it all boils down to how important and dependent you are on Google apps like Gmail, Google Drive and Google Maps.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2020
Review – HONOR 9X Pro: Great chipset marred by software
Source: NLT English
The all-new HONOR 9X Pro. We did have a hands-on with the device not long ago, and it’s the first HONOR available in Malaysia to be using the Huawei Mobile Services, or HMS for short. This means there are no Google apps pre-installed, which severely affects the user experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2020
Honor 9X Pro review: Fatally flawed
Source: Android Authority English
Discounting the middling camera performance, the Honor 9X Pro is a compelling overall package as far as hardware is concerned. However, the lack of Google services makes it incredibly hard to recommend Honor's latest budget phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/02/2020
Hands on: Honor 9X Pro review
Source: Techradar English
There’s not a whole lot in the Honor 9X Pro that’s different to the original device, but the few new and improved features and specs are warmly welcome. However, the lack of Google apps, and their replacement with Huawei Mobile Services, does mean not everyone will find this device easy to use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2020
60% Honor 9x Pro Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Honor 9X Pro is an impressively affordable smartphone aimed at those looking for great hardware without the typically high price tag. Looking at the spec sheet, it almost seems too good to be true: you get a good-looking screen, plenty of storage, a 48MP camera, a big battery, and a reasonably fast processor for just €249.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
40% Honor 9X Pro review
Source: Stuff TV English
A glaring lack of Google apps and miniscule third party support cast a heavy shadow on what is an otherwise well-equipped mid-ranger. Here in Europe, the Pro is simply not as usable as the vanilla 9X.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 40%
66% Honor 9X Pro review
Source: GSM Arena English
We did like the Honor 9X Pro a lot once we removed ourselves from the "It's a Google's world" mindset. There is life after Google even if Huawei is yet to really prove that. And Amazon and the likes do help. We only hope for the video streaming issues to be resolved and this phone might actually be quite usable.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 66%
Hands on: Honor 9X Pro Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Based on our limited time with the device, the Honor 9X Pro seems like a high-performing mid-range smartphone with impressive internals and an eye-catching design. Unfortunately however, the lack of Google apps and services ultimately makes it a really tough sell, because you’ll likely have to miss out on some of your favourite apps.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2020
Hands on: Honor 9X Pro review
Source: Techradar English
There’s not a whole lot in the Honor 9X Pro that’s different to the original device, but the few new and improved features and specs are warmly welcome. However, the lack of Google apps, and their replacement with Huawei Mobile Services, does mean not everyone will find this device easy to use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2020
70% Honor 9X Pro review: Sexy design, great camera, and no Google apps
Source: Neowin English
This is a great device. If Huawei makes a deal with the U.S. government and Google can start selling Android devices to the Chinese company, you should totally buy the Honor 9X Pro if it's in your price range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Honor 9X Pro (China) Review: a great phone with a great burden
Source: Slashgear English
Unfortunately, the Honor 9X Pro otherwise grand entry into the market is marred by forces beyond it. It is, fairly or unfairly, tied to the fate of its parent company and the ever-changing whims of politics and trades. If Huawei and Honor ever overcome this challenge, then the Honor 9X Pro could very well rise to the top. But, by then, it might already be time for an Honor 10X Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Honor 9X Pro Gaming Review: Kirin 810, 4000mAh Large Battery
Source: Igeekphone English
As a high-end model, the Honor 9X Pro also has a built-in 4000mAh battery while ensuring the thickness and feel of the body. This is also the fundamental guarantee for the outstanding performance of the Honor 9X PRO in terms of battery life. In addition, the 7nm process of the Kirin 810 processor uses a 2+6 size core configuration to flexibly allocate CPU resources according to different application requirements, and finally achieve the powerful endurance performance of the Honor 9X PRO. For mobile game enthusiasts, if you want a “game” phone with both performance and endurance, then the Honor 9X PRO will be a good choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2019

Foreign Reviews

Smartphone ohne Google Dienste und Apps
Source: Android User German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2020
Honor 9X Pro Kampfansage mit 256 GByte
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2020
60% Verbessertes Smartphone mit einem großen Haken
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Honor 9X Pro Sprung ins kalte Wasser
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
82% Honor 9X Pro Kann die starke Hardware das Google-Manko ausgleichen?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 82% features: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Honor 9X Pro Neue Technik im alten Gewand
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2020
85% Honor 9X Pro
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
72% Honor 9X Pro, Review en Español
Source: Newesc Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 65% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 73% workmanship: 90%
Análisis del Honor 9X Pro, una maravilla en hardware con un pequeño problema
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; nice design; great built quality; beautiful display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/12/2020
70% Recensione HONOR 9X Pro: molto “phone”, non troppo “smart”
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
79% Recensione Honor 9X Pro
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 85% features: 85% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Recensione Honor 9X Pro: fotocamera pop-up, Kirin 810 e 256GB a 199 euro in promo
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2020
Rating: features: 77%
79% Recensione HONOR 9X PRO
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 80% display: 79% mobility: 95% workmanship: 81%
Honor 9X Pro, buon prodotto ma in ritardo di un anno | Recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Low price; elegant design; great built quality; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2020
Honor 9X Pro Recensione: Potenza E Autonomia Per Lo Smartphone Con Hms
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high performance; nice cameras; excellent battery life; good price. Negative: Missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2020
60% Honor 9X Pro review: ontzettend sterk voor zijn prijs, geen aanrader
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
40% Honor 9X Pro - Kan Honor zonder Google?
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 40%
Honor 9X Pro review: ontzettend sterk voor zijn prijs, geen aanrader
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; good price; nice performance; decent hardware. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2020
[VIDEO] Honor 9X Pro preview: fijne budgetsmartphone met groot probleem
Source: Want.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Good price; nice performance; decent cameras. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2020
Honor 9X Pro eerste indrukken: een mooie upgrade met één hele grote “maar”
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Fast fingerprint sensor; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2020
76% Test Du Honor 9X Pro, Un Avenir Est-Il Possible Sans Google ?
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/31/2020
Rating: Total score: 76% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
60% Test du Honor 9X Pro : un smartphone avec une autonomie au pop
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% [Test] Honor 9X Pro : il s’en tire avec les Honor, même sans Google
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Honor 9X Pro : Plongez au coeur de l'action
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Test du Honor 9X Pro : du très bon, malgré l’absence du PlayStore
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice performance. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/18/2020
Honor 9X Pro : quoi de neuf pour 2020 ?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2020
79% Recenze Honor 9X Pro: ten s výsuvnou selfie kamerkou a mnoha kompromisy
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 91% features: 81% mobility: 84% workmanship: 92%

Comment

Model:

Honor was initially introduced under the Huawei brand, but later became a brand on its own, offering appealing and affordable smartphones. One of its ventures, the Honor X series phones, is all about packing in the latest technology with striking designs at an affordable price. The latest addition to the X-series family is the Honor 9X Pro. This model comes with a 6.59-inch display and a resolution of 2340 x 1080p, just like Honor 9X. While the display size is smaller compared to the 9X Pro’s competitor, the Xiaomi Redmi K30, which has a 6.67-inch display, the 9X Pro still beats it with its full-screen design without a notch; the Redmi K30 still carries a pill-shaped hole on its display, which might give an eyesore to some users.

 

In terms of its performance, the Honor 9X Pro comes with Kirin’s latest 7nm mobile processor, the Kirin 810, as opposed to the older Kirin 710F in the Honor 9X. The Kirin 810 is an excellent flagship-level chip and it can compete with the Kirin 980, Snapdragon 855 and Apple A12. Its AI benchmark score reaches 32,280 points. The Honor 9X Pro comes with 8 GB of RAM and two internal storage options, either 128 GB or 256 GB, that users can choose from. For mobile gamers, the Honor 9X Pro is definitely a better choice due to its larger memory as compared to its predecessor, which offered 4GB/6GB of RAM with 64GB/128GB of internal storage. As far as the battery is concerned, both the Honor 9X and the 9X Pro have been equipped with a large 4,000mAh battery that is definitely enough for all-day use. In addition, both models have also been upgraded from the previous rear fingerprint sensor to a side fingerprint sensor while retaining the 3.5mm headphone jack.

 

The biggest difference between the 9X and the 9X Pro has to be their camera configuration. While the former adopted a combination of dual rear cameras and a single front camera, the latter has been introduced with triple rear cameras and a single front camera. The rear camera includes a 48-megapixel primary lens and a 2-megapixel depth lens, which is similar to the Honor 9X, but with an addition of an 8-megapixel wide angle lens. The front camera is still the same 16-megapixel lens like in the predecessor. Apart from that, the Honor 9X Pro comes with an electro-optic gradient style design offered in phantom blue and phantom purple. The Honor 9X Pro will definitely appeal to young users who are looking for a more unique personality statement through their smartphone. The Honor 9X Pro is definitely a great choice, if using Huawei's very own AppGallery instead of Google services does not bother the user. There is no doubt that Huawei’s AppGallery is expanding, for sure, but it will take some time before it begins to feel like a proper app store for most users.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

 

ARM Mali-G52 MP6: Integrated mid range graphics card with 6 clusters. ARM states that the G52 series is 30% faster and 15% more efficient compared to the G51 series on the same process node.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Kirin 810: ARM based octa-core SoC containing two Cortex-A76 cores for performance tasks (up to 2.2 GHz) and six Cortex-A55 cores (up to 1.88 GHz) to save power. Furthermore, the SoC integrates an LTE radio (1400 MBps down) and a ARM Mali-G52MP6 GPU. The SoC is manufactured at TSMC in 7nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.59":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.206 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Honor:

In 2014 Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. Occasionally the products are also called Huawei Honor.

The market share of Honor products is manageable, but there are several reviews on Honor smartphones with average ratings (as of 2016).


70.63%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Honor Play 4T Pro
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810
Huawei P40 Lite
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810
Huawei Nova 5i Pro
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Honor 30i
Mali-G51 MP4, unknown, 6.3", 0.1715 kg
Honor 30 Lite (30 Youth)
unknown, unknown, 6.5", 0.192 kg
Honor X10 Max
unknown, unknown, 7.09", 0.232 kg
Honor 9X Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.5", 0.188 kg
Honor Play4 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 6.57", 0.213 kg
Honor Play4
unknown, unknown, 6.81", 0.213 kg
Honor 30
Mali-G77 MP11, unknown, 6.53", 0.185 kg
Honor 30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 6.57", 0.186 kg
Honor Play 4T
Mali-G51 MP4, unknown, 6.39", 0.176 kg
Honor 30S
Mali-G57 MP6, Kirin 820, 6.5", 0.19 kg
Honor Play 9A
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, 6.3", 0.185 kg
Honor 9C
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.39", 0.176 kg
Honor 9S
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, 5.45", 0.144 kg
Honor 9A
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, 6.3", 0.185 kg
Honor 30 Pro+
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 6.57", 0.19 kg
Honor 20s
unknown, unknown, 6.26", 0.172 kg
Honor V30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 6.57", 0.206 kg
Honor 9X Premium
unknown, unknown, 6.59", 0.197 kg
Honor 9X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.59", 0.197 kg
Honor 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.26", 0.182 kg
Honor 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.26", 0.174 kg
Honor 20i
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.21", 0.164 kg
Honor 8S
PowerVR GE8300, Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, 5.71", 0.146 kg
Honor 20 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.21", 0.164 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Honor V6
Mali-G77 MP11, unknown, 10.4", 0.48 kg
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6 R4000, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, 14", 1.38 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-08-28)