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Honor 9N (9i)

Specifications

Honor 9N (9i)
Honor 9N (9i) (9 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.9 inch 16:9, 2160 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
Card Reader: microSD up to 128GB, Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Digital compass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity light Senor, Accelerometer, microUSB
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, HSPA, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.5 x 156.2 x 75.2 ( = 0.3 x 6.15 x 2.96 in)
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix 16MP+2MP dual-camera
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix 13MP+2MP dual-camera
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
164 g ( = 5.78 oz / 0.36 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
300 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75.6% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 79%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Honor 9N (9i)

Honor 9N Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
Wrapping things up, the Honor 9N offers a glass design, dual cameras, a notched display, a great selfie camera, and a featured EMUI 8.0 software. For the price of Rs 11,999, the Honor 9N has all that it got for a phone to offer.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/25/2018
80% Honor 9N review: A mid-range smartphone based on Honor 9 Lite, with a notch
Source: The Indian Express English
Honor 9N is a good smartphone and most people who are planning to buy one will not regret their decision. As a reviewer, I observed that Honor has cut the corners to make the Honor 9N beat the competition. Honor 9N will go on sale for the first time in India for a starting price of Rs 11,999 for the base version (3GB RAM + 32GB) and it goes up to Rs 17,999 for the model with 4GB RAM and 128GB model. A model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage will also be available in the market. That model is priced at Rs 13,999. Honor 9N is exclusive to Flipkart.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Honor 9N review: Impressive design and camera but not a Redmi Note 5 killer
Source: The Indian Express English
With price starting at Rs 11,999, Honor 9N competes with Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. The phone doesn’t really outclass Redmi Note 5 in terms of overall performance and battery backup, but does have its own USPs – camera and premium design. If you’re looking for a phone that’s better looking, Honor 9N is worth considering. But performance and battery life are something you cannot compromise on, Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro continues to be our top recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2018
75% Honor 9N review: Premium looks on a budget
Source: India Today English
The Honor 9N, in case you haven't noticed, is a prettier Honor 9 Lite. It has the same core hardware, the same screen (albeit with a 19:9 aspect ratio), the same dual rear cameras and the same battery. The changes that it brings in have mostly to do with the all-round look and feel, as well as the selfie camera. Of course, there are now more configurations available for buying, but the thing about a phone like the Honor 9 Lite was that it was so very affordable. It still is. The Honor 9N, although it looks more premium and also it has a better equipped front camera, is also a bit more expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Honor 9N review: Honor finally has an answer to Xiaomi
Source: Gadget Show English
The Honor 9N is a really good smartphone. We tested the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant which is priced at Rs 13,999. At this price point the Honor 9N is not a bad phone at all. It offers an excellent design, a powerful processor and a satisfactory camera experience. On the other hand, its rival Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro also offers somewhat same processing power but at a higher price tag of Rs 14,999. Moreover, the Honor 9N also comes in other variants starting at Rs 11,999 which definitely makes it worth the money. So, if you want to upgrade to a budget smartphone then you can definitely consider going for the Honor 9N.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Honor 9N – The stunning selfie camera with a full view notch display
Source: Gadget Diary English
All in all, Honor 9N is a great package deal. It is a great performer that can handle your day to day routine normally while also being able to look good while doing all this. The Notch FullView display looks great and the design of the phone itself is also pretty great.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2018
70% Honor 9N Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Honor 9N is a compact smartphone that sports a vibrant display, a fresh and modern design, and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The colour options are also quite funky, especially Robin Egg Blue, which is set to go on sale soon. That said, battery life is mediocre, performance is below average, EMUI seems cluttered, and the cameras falter in low light.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Honor 9N Hands-on [Images]
Source: Mobygyaan English
The price for the 3 GB RAM with 32 GB storage variant is Rs 11,999, for 4 GB RAM with 64 GB variant is Rs 13,999 and the top variant with 128 GB storage is available for Rs 17,999, the same price which the Honor 9i was launched in 64 GB.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2018
Honor 9N Review : Excellence in Design
Source: Fone Arena English
The Honor 9N in our opinion is one of the most beautiful and stylish phones in this range. The camera too delivers the goods. The Honor 9N ships in Lavender Purple, Robin Egg Blue, Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black colors, is priced at Rs. 11,999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version, Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB version and the 128GB version of it costs Rs. 17,999. It will be available exclusively on Flipkart starting from 31st July.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2018
68% Huawei Honor 9N Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Honor 9N is a well-built device for its price range and offers good colour options in the sub-15K price bracket. However, it uses a dated Kirin 659 chipset and does not offer fast charging. The camera can deliver nice photos in good lighting conditons, but falters badly in low light. Overall, the Honor 9N fails to stand out from the competition when it comes to overall performance. If good overall performance is what you are looking for, then you can't go wrong with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in this price segment.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 68%
80% Honor 9i review: Stands out with camera performance for its price
Source: The Indian Express English
Overall, Honor 9i is an excellent proposition for people looking for a decent mid-budget phone with a great camera. Of course, design is an added benefit. I wasn’t disappointed with its performance or battery either. Infact, I enjoyed using the Honor 9i, thanks to its four cameras and a FullView display. Given this price of Rs 17,999 this is an easy one to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Honor 9i Review – A Premium Selfie Phone Priced Right
Source: Gadget Diary English
Huawei has pried the phone right. At 17,999 INR, there is a lot we can appreciate about the Honor 9i including its design, display, and overall performance. Inculcating the current trend gives it enough arsenal to compete with the fresh set of selfie phones like Vivo V7, Oppo F5 and Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro. If you are looking for an 18:9 display phone or a good selfie phone, Honor 9i is a good option for under 18K.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2017
Honor 9i Review
Source: Fone Arena English
Overall, the Honor 9i is quality outing from the company that will surely give other devices in this range, a run for its money. The Honor 9i has the blend of a great display, snappy processor, solid build quality and dual camera setup on both front and back that takes some good shots. If the company had priced around Rs. 15,000, this smartphone would’ve been a game changer. The Honor 9i comes in Graphite Black and Prestige Gold colors, is priced at Rs. 17,999 and is available exclusively on Flipkart.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2017
82% Honor 9i review
Source: Android Authority English
The Honor 9i strikes a nice balance between features and cost while going all-in on current trends. It’s got a full vision display with 18:9 aspect ratio, dual cameras, and a striking chassis.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 81% display: 82% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
80% Huawei Honor 9i review: Four cameras combined with speedy performance makes for a great buy
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Mi Max 2 at Rs 16,999 offers a better camera, minus the portrait modes, but you have to deal with a massive device and the weight that comes along with it, and a not so great selfie camera. So if you are OK with the weight, the awesome battery life and the cameras, then the Mi Max 2 is a better buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Honor 9i Review – Great Display, Great Selfies, Great Price
Source: Mobygyaan English
Honor 9i is just as snappy and compelling in the midrange segment, no wonder it takes photographs with bokeh effects on either side, take selfies or portraits, it has got everything backed up on both sides. Its wide 18:9 display can catch up with the content gaining a better viewing experience for multimedia fans. The overall package is magnificent, its minimalist bezel display, quad cameras, metallic design, decent hardware and featured EMUI software are the things that can’t be challenged when it comes to price. The Honor 9i is the deal breaker, it has all that it needs to be.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2017
70% Honor 9i review: A good mid-range smartphone
Source: Gadget Show English
For a smartphone priced at Rs 17,999, Honor 9i comes with good specifications and its performance surely matched our expectations. This is what can be called an all-rounder of a smartphone. The Honor 9i has a great design and a beautiful display. To support the good looks is the smooth, solid performance and it has a camera that clicks really good images. There's not much more that you can ask of a smartphone at this price point, can you?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
68% Honor 9i review: Beauty that's only skin-deep
Source: India Today English
There is no denying that the Honor 9i is an extremely unique smartphone. After all, not many smartphones can boast of having four cameras as well as a bezel-less design, can they? However, a phone is a sum of its parts. And sadly, while the display and design of the Honor 9i are stellar - the rest of the smartphone is only average at best.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 68%
Honor 9i/Mate 10 Lite hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
In the time we spent with the Honor 9i/Mate 10 Lite, we did come to appreciate many things about it. The design is really quite impressive and makes the device stand out in its segment. The so-called FullView display is also quite nice and apart from the novelty is actually useful since it shows a lot more content. The software experience and general performance was also quite good.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2017
76% Huawei Honor 9i Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Honor 9i is not the best phone in the sub-20K smartphone category, but it still manages to put up a good case for itself. It is well built, is a decent performer, offers good image taking experience and has a dependable battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 76%
79% Honor 9i Review- A Good Mid Range Package
Source: Techniqued English
Priced at Rs 17,999, the Honor 9i offers a good mid range package with 18:9 full view display, 4 cameras, good selfie experience, feature rich EMUI and good performance. The Honor 9i also has some shortcomings like low light camera performance, no fast charging and also battery life being average. But overall, considering the full view display, the Honor 9i is definitely a good mid range package. The phone is available exclusively on Flipkart.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 80% performance: 85% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
76% Huawei Honor 9i Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Honor 9i is not the best phone in the sub-20K smartphone category, but it still manages to put up a good case for itself. It is well built, is a decent performer, offers good image taking experience and has a dependable battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 76%
Honor 9i Review: Four cameras and FullView display are the stars of the show!
Source: The Mobile Indian English
To conclude, the Honor 9i can be considered as one of the best smartphone available at this price point. The phone offers some sleek design and the display works decently. The camera performance is up to mark and so is the overall performance of the device. Overall, it is surely a value for money and gives a stiff competition to the likes of Motorola Moto G5S Plus, Vivo V7+, and Xiaomi Mi A1.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2017
Honor 9i first impressions: Huawei joins the full-screen bandwagon
Source: India Today English
Summing up, the Honor 9i looks like a promising smartphone with solid mid-range specifications (4GB of RAM, 64GB built-in storage and Kirin 659 2.36GHz octa-core processor) packed in a beautiful design. At Rs 17,999, it is slightly more expensive than the LG Q6 but the four cameras are expected to give the smartphone an edge over the competition. Stay tuned to our detailed review for more on the Honor 9i.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2017
Honor 9i hands-on [Images] – Quad Cameras and Bezel-less Design in one package
Source: Mobygyaan English
Starting off with the Vivo V5 Plus which started the selfie evolution with bokeh effects, Honor joins the league to compete with the Vivo smartphones that capture perfect selfies. Honor 9i is none other than it’s primary competitor alongside the OPPO phones. By looking at the specifications and features and our past experiences with Honor devices, Honor 9i seems much more talented than its rivals, and it’s sure Honor 9i would take the trophy if this is the price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2017
80% Honor 9i Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
We can see that manufacturers are moving towards the 18:9 aspect ratio and this feature isn't restricted to expensive flagships anymore. With the Honor 9i, buyers have one more option for an affordable yet futuristic-looking phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Honor 9i First Impressions: Will It Leave a Mark in Sub-Rs. 20,000 Segment?
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Honor 9i is the latest sub-Rs. 20,000 entrant to hit the Indian market, relying on features such as its four cameras, and bezel-less FullVision display. The company has been expanding aggressively in India, launching a handset for each key price point, such as the Honor 8 Pro in the sub-Rs. 30,000 segment. So, with the Honor 9i in its portfolio, will the Huawei-owned brand have enough firepower to make a last mark in the segment, which is dominated by the likes of Vivo, Oppo and Samsung? Find out in our Honor 9i first impressions.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Honor 9i unboxing and first impression
Source: Gogi.in English
Honor launched the Honor 9i in India with an exciting price tag of Rs. 17,999. This handset comes with dual cameras on the front as well as dual cameras on the back. Overall the specs are impressive and here is the unboxing and first impression.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/06/2017

Comment

Model: With the launch of the Honor 9i, users are getting an affordable and powerful device that brings four cameras for all photography needs. The Honor 9i does not only features dual rear cameras, but also dual front-facing cameras, which brings the benefits of dual camera setups to selfies. The Honor 9i comes with a beautiful metal body with subtle antenna lines. A 5.9-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) display sits at the front of the phone. Thanks to the 18:9 form factor and 2.5D curvature, the Honor 9i is not only easy to handle, but also looks quite good. There are no capacitive buttons on the front and the fingerprint scanner is placed conveniently at the back. The Honor 9i measures at 156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5 mm and weighs 164 grams including the battery weight making it quite a compact design and easy to pocket. Coming to the internals, we find the octa-core Kirin 659 chipset, which sports four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.36 GHz and four Cortex A53 CPUs running at 1.7 GHz. This is combined with a dual-core Mali T830 GPU. Software-wise, the Honor 9i is loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 on the top. Moving on to the memory department, there is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage. The Honor 9i also has a microSD card slot.

Talking of the optical apparatus, a 16 MP + 2 MP dual camera lies at the back, while a 13 MP + 2 MP unit sits at the front. The Honor 9i is one of the first phones to have dual camera setups for both primary snapper and selfies. However, these additional sensors are primarily added to an expanded feature set and aren’t meant to be used for anything besides assisting the main camera. The image results from the rear cameras are quite crisp and well balanced. There are loads of filters and modes for users to choose from. Additionally, the selfies come out really good on the Honor 9i and the bokeh effect on selfies is not something entirely new as a concept but a refreshing change on Honor smartphones. Along with the new camera design, Honor implements the new 18:9 aspect ratio standard. This gives a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels (so a user won’t see an improvement in pixel density over 1080p devices) with a taller display and minimal bezels. Very few devices in this price range are able to minimize bezels, and Honor is one of the first to incorporate a taller screen ratio. The smartphone runs Android 7.0 based EMUI 5.1 out-of-the-box and draws its juice from a 3,340 mAh battery. Additional features on the Honor 9i include Dual Nano SIM and 4G VoLTE support, fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.1, USB OTG, EDR and more. For gaming and watching videos on the go, the Honor 9i is a decently affordable smartphone to have.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T830 MP2: Integrated graphics card for smartphones and tablets with two clusters (MP2) supporting OpenGL ES 3.2. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Kirin 659: ARM-based octa-core SoC (4x Cortex-A53 max. 2.36 GHz, 4x Cortex-A53 max 1.7 GHz) with an integrated LTE modem (Cat. 13) and a ARM Mali-T830 MP2. In our benchmarks around 4% faster as the older Kirin 658.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.9":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

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.
0.164 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).


75.6%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really 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 Mate SE
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Huawei Y9
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Samsung Galaxy A6 2018
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 G611F
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa
Huawei Nova 3e
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Huawei P20 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Huawei P smart
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Honor 9 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Huawei P10 Selfie
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Honor 7X
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Huawei Mate 10 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Huawei Nova 2i
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa
Huawei Nova 2 Plus
Mali-T830 MP2, unknown
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa

Devices with the same GPU

Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 5", 0.143 kg
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 5.2", 0.16 kg
Huawei Nova Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655, 5.2", 0.147 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.5", 0.175 kg
Honor Note 10
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 6.95", 0.23 kg
Honor Play
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 6.3", 0.176 kg
Honor 7C Pro
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450, 5.99", 0.164 kg
Honor 7S
PowerVR GE8100, Mediatek MT6739, 5.45", 0.142 kg
Honor 7A
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 430, 5.7", 0.15 kg
Honor 10
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 5.84", 0.153 kg
Honor 7C
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450, 5.99", 0.164 kg
Honor 6A Pro
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.144 kg
Honor Holly 4 Plus
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 435, 5.5", 0.165 kg
Honor Holly 4
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.144 kg
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