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Honor 9X

Specifications

Honor 9X (9 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.59 inch 19.5, 2340 x 1080 pixel 391 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, LCD IPS
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, , 112.6 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: up to 512 GB microSD cards, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor,, OTG, Miracast, Wi-Fi Calling
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz. UMTS: 850, 900, 1,900, 2,100 MHz. LTE: 800, 850, 900, 1,800, 2,100, 2,300, 2,500, 2,600 MHz., Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 163.5 x 77.3 ( = 0.35 x 6.44 x 3.04 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/1.8
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.2
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Onscreen, Headphones, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, quick start guide, warranty card, EMUI 9.1 , 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.84 W/kg - head. LTE Cat.12 (600 Mbps/100 Mbps), DRM Widevine: L1, fanless
Weight
197 g ( = 6.95 oz / 0.43 pounds), Power Supply: 53 g ( = 1.87 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
300 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.05% - average
Average of 32 scores (from 55 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 58%, features: 70%, display: 79% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Honor 9X

75.7% Honor 9X Smartphone Review: A new Huawei smartphone with Google Play Services | Notebookcheck
Notebookcheck.com reviews the Honor 9X, a midrange handset with a pop-up front-facing camera, a notch and punch-hole free 6.59-inch display and a HiSilicon Kirin 710F SoC among other features. Read on to find out in what area this latest Honor smartphone excels, and if it can maintain the company's reputation of selling competitively priced midrange handsets.
Honor 9X Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
However, the elephant in the room is the lingering uncertainty over the relationship between parent company Huawei, and Google, which provides the Android software. In light of these ongoing issues, we cannot recommend Honor phones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2019
Honor 9X Review
Source: Yugatech English
All in all, the Honor 9X is a decent smartphone. It has a solid build and a classic look to it, an immersive notch-less display, a modest battery life, and a good enough performance. There may be some issues with the images produced by the cameras, and hardcore gamers may also find that gaming on this device isn’t up to par. If you’re someone who’s not really into smartphone photography, or you’re the casual and once-in-a-while gamer who needs a reasonably decent smartphone to get by, you might want to include the Honor 9X in your choices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2019
69% Review – HONOR 9X: The in-betweener
Source: NLT English
I think overall, as a smartphone, the HONOR 9X is quite okay. When compared with other smartphones, the HONOR 9X doesn’t really have a strong unique aspect to differentiate itself from any other mid-range smartphones – even from the company’s own catalog. There are numerous smartphones with Kirin 710 chipset in the market right now, too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 50% performance: 60% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% Honor 9X review
Source: Stuff TV English
Do you like to stand out from the crowd every time you pull your phone out of a pocket? The 9X is an inexpensive oddball that does a great impression of a pricier phone. It doesn't have the same performance as close rivals like the Motorola Moto G8 Plus, and while its triple camera is flexible, there's no escaping its sensors were picked to stick to a budget. But that's the price of admission for a phone with a pop-up selfie camera. More well-rounded alternatives won't get you noticed as much, but for everyday use, they'll probably be the better buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Honor 9X review: Notch-free brings the X factor?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The absence of a notch on that large screen, the eye-catching Dynamic X design and the great battery life all make for a solid affordable handset. However, the processor isn't a bump over last year's and the cameras aren't all that. Nonetheless, it's a solid affordable handset and comes with full Google services too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Honor 9X Review: A Big Screen for a Small Price
Source: Tom's Guide English
If you can stretch to a Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL, you’re probably better off doing so. Aside from offering better cameras than the Honor 9X, these can use Android 10, are available in the US and aren’t at risk from suddenly losing out on Google’s support due to international politics. But if you want a larger display for less money, the Honor 9X is worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Honor 9X review
Source: PC Advisor English
Honor has a record of producing phones that look like flagships, but are actually less than half the price, and the 9X is no exception. With no notch or bezels it delivers a massive full-screen experience, while the back of the phone is equally striking. The triple lens camera promises a lot on paper, but not everything is a winner - the night mode in particular is not very impressive. However, the price still makes this phone a contender.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
74% Device review: Honor 9X
Source: What Mobile English
Overall the Honor 9X is a valuable addition to the budget market and can hold its own against some of the higher-priced models on the market. The excellent battery life and the great display make up for a pretty poor camera, particularly for a Huawei device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
70% Honor 9X review: A good, affordable phone with some unfortunate flaws
Source: Android Central English
The Honor 9X is a phone I wanted to love because I've always had a fondness for good, affordable phones. They're what much of the mass market will be considering when buying a new device, and for the most part, the Honor 9X is going to be a good choice. But it cannot be excused for launching in Europe without support for Google Pay. It just can't.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Honor 9X review
Source: PC Advisor English
Honor has a record of producing phones that look like flagships, but are actually less than half the price, and the 9X is no exception. With no notch or bezels it delivers a massive full-screen experience, while the back of the phone is equally striking. The triple lens camera promises a lot on paper, but not everything is a winner - the night mode in particular is not very impressive. However, the price still makes this phone a contender.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Honor 9X review
Source: Techradar English
The Honor 9X is a fine phone for its price range, and while it won't blow you away with its performance, cameras or display, it still works perfectly well as your day-to-day smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2019
60% Honor 9X review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Honor 9X does offer enough upgrades over the 8X, which makes it a good sequel. But the fishy tactics that brought it on the market aren't something anybody should be taking lightly. So, the 9X is a decent smartphone but not the best you can buy for its asking price. And unless it's discounted, we won't recommend it over the phones we mentioned above. But even then - until it gets an all-clear from Google in some way - we'd still have our doubts about its future.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Honor 9X Review: A Big Screen for a Small Price
Source: Tom's Guide English
An ideal Honor 9X user would be someone who wants the most hardware they can get for the smallest price. It’s an efficient device with enough premium detailing to make it feel as special as devices two or three times its price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Honor 9X review: Flashy new look for a familiar formula
Source: Android Authority English
Recommending the Honor 9X ultimately hinges on its price point. For now, we know the phone costs the equivalent of around $300 in Russia, so it’s likely we’ll see it go for around €300 in other European markets. The excellent Xiaomi Mi 9T (€300) offers superior performance, while the Moto G7 Power (€210) is a great go-to for the budget-conscious. The Honor 9X’s price tag should probably slot somewhere in between.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2019

Foreign Reviews

87% Honor 9X
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
Honor 9X Mittelklasse aus der Not geboren
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2019
75% Honor 9X 300-Euro-Handy mit ausfahrbarer Selfie-Kamera
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% features: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 60%
70% Huawei P Smart Z im Schafspelz
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Honor 9X Smartphone mit Pop-up-Kamera ausgepackt
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/25/2019
Honor 9X Neues Smartphone kommt mit Google-Lizenz
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2019
Honor 9X Das kann Honors Mittelklasse-Smartphone
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2019
83% HONOR 9X, análisis: la autonomía es su verdadera arma para competir en la gama media
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 83% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
73% Recensione Honor 9X
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 70% features: 75% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
69% Recensione Honor 9X: bella veste ma tanta concorrenza
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 69% features: 81%
70% Recensione HONOR 9X
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 68% display: 65% mobility: 90% workmanship: 79%
Honor 9X, arriva in Italia lo smartphone conveniente
Source: Panorama Italian IT→EN
Positive: Attractive price; long battery life; nice display; elegant design; great cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2019
Unboxing HONOR 9X by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent hardware; beautiful design; metal case; good autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2019
Recensione HONOR 9X: display senza interruzioni e tanta batteria
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; big screen; no notch; nice design; great built quality; long battery life. Negative: Mediocre speakers; poor cameras; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2019
80% Honor 9X review: een pop-up camera en veel telefoon voor weinig geld
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Review: Honor 9X – Huawei P Smart Z in een nieuw jasje
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Honor 9X review
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Attractive price; big screen; high performance; good cooling system; long battery life. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/27/2019
Honor 9X voor 199 euro in flash-sale
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Low price; nice cameras; support NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/30/2019
Honor 9X review
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; high performance; large battery capacity. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2019
80% Test du Honor 9X : une valeur sûre à moins de 300 euros
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Test du Honor 9X : le clone du Huawei P Smart Z
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Test du Honor 9X : il efface l’encoche, mais pas la concurrence
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Test du Honor 9X : un air de déjà-vu, mais un prix et un design au top
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Honor 9X recensione: uno smartphone già visto
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Prise en main du Honor 9X, le meilleur ennemi du Redmi Note 8 Pro ?
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Recenzja Honor 9X – jest nieźle, ale niedosyt pozostaje…
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
70% Recenzja Honor 9X – jest nieźle, ale niedosyt pozostaje…
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Gdzie się podziały tamte Honory? Test Honor 9X
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2019
Honor 9X - test nowego średniaka z Chin
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice cameras; long battery life; good display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2019
76% Çentiksiz ekran deneyimi; Honor 9X incelemesi
Source: HWP.com.tr TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 76%
80% Honor 9X incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
68% Обзор Honor 9X: тройная камера, выдвижная фронталка и пара нюансов
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 50% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Обзор Honor 9X 4/64GB. Китайская или европейская версия?
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Good price; compact size; nice display. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2019
Honor 9X: nejvýhodnější vysouvák na trhu (recenze)
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice cameras; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2019
Cận cảnh Honor 9X Xanh tinh linh: màn hình không viền, thiết kế rất độc đáo
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/25/2019
80% Đánh giá Honor 9X: Mặt lưng đẹp, 4 camera chất lượng, hiệu năng khá
Source: Techtimes.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 75% display: 87% mobility: 82% workmanship: 70%
Những điểm nhấn ấn tượng của Honor 9X trong tầm giá 6 triệu
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; frameless design; excellent cameras; powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/25/2019
Đánh giá Honor 9X: ngoại hình nổi bật, ‘siêu chụp đêm’ đáng thử nghiệm
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; impressive cameras in low light mode; big screen; long battery life. Negative: Slow charging; mono speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/24/2019
Đánh Giá Honor 9X: Chấp Nhận Đánh Đổi Để Giữ Nét Riêng
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; great built quality; impressive cameras; large battery capacity. Negative: Average performance; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/18/2019
Rất nhiều lý do để đặt mua Honor 9X ngay hôm nay
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; attractive price; nice display; great cameras; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/11/2019
HONOR 9X ra mắt tại Việt Nam giá 6,3 triệu tặng tai nghe Flypod 1,8 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Good price; frameless display; big screen; nice cameras; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2019

Comment

ARM Mali-G51 MP4: Integrated mid range graphics card with 4 clusters. Beware the results in the Mate 20 Lite, that detects benchmarks and boosts the performance.

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 710: ARM based octa-core SoC containing four Cortex-A73 cores for performance tasks (up to 2.2 GHz) and four Cortex-A53 cores (up to 1.7 GHz) to save power. Furthermore, the SoC integrates an LTE radio (600 MBps down) and a ARM Mali-G51MP4 GPU. The SoC is manufactured at TSMC in 12nm.» 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.

0.197 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


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).


74.05%: 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

Huawei Y9s
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710
Huawei Nova 5i
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710

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Honor V30 Pro
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unknown, unknown, 6.59", 0.197 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-11- 2)