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Honor X9a

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Honor X9a
Honor X9a (X Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G 8 x 1.7 - 2.2 GHz, Kryo 660 Gold (2x Cortex-A78) / Silver (6x Cortex-A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.67 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
256B
Connections
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.1, GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 161.6 x 73.9 ( = 0.31 x 6.36 x 2.91 in)
Battery
5100 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix Triple: 64MP (f/1.8) + 5MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.5
Additional features
Keyboard: OnScreen
Weight
175 g ( = 6.17 oz / 0.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
330 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.86% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 29 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 65%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Honor X9a

64% Honor Magic5 Lite/Honor x9a review
Source: GSM Arena English
The new Magic5 Lite fixed only some of the Magic4 Lite's shortcomings from last year, with the display being the most significant upgrade. It's a rare flagship-grade OLED in this price range, but it's just not enough to persuade us. Pretty much all of the Magic5 Lite's competitors offer a similar display quality while being better in other areas. Honor's midranger still drags behind the competition in terms of raw performance, launches with outdated Android and judging by its predecessor, an update to Android 13 probably won't arrive this year. It has no stereo speakers, ships without a charger, supports only 40W charging (down from Magic4 Lite's 66W), camera quality is far behind the competition, still can't shoot 4K videos and we've seen more premium builds from the competition. Excellent battery life and a great display are the only things going for the Magic5 Lite and that just isn't enough.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2023
Rating: Total score: 64%
80% HONOR X9a review: (Not) All about the screen
Source: Htxt Africa English
It would be a disservice to say that the HONOR X9a is all about its OLED display, which is in any case a lovely addition to the X series because its camera array and its picture-taking capabilities are of superior quality. The kind of pictures you show your friends and family and get told “Oh yeah, I see what you mean now.” For the recommended price of R11 999, you get a great-looking smartphone, with a great camera. Hardcore gamers might struggle with hardware limitations, but those looking for a solid, everyday smartphone will find one. Our only concern is the circular bezel at the device’s rear, which may make case shopping a bit difficult, and its so-so audio quality. Overall, a really solid offering but we couldn’t help wanting a little bit more for its price. Especially with the local smartphone market saturated with solid, affordable offerings as it is.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/20/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Honor X9a Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
After going through each section of the Honor X9a, one thing is clear, you are getting decent camera results and the display quality is quite good to use outdoors. But at the same time, the performance aspect does feel underwhelming to the competition since it didn’t provide a high-tier gaming experience. Anyway, the battery optimization of this phone is pretty superb, so you can expect long-lasting screen time. On top of that, it also supports features like NFC, inbox Charger, and many more things that you can explore. Overall, the phone is an average deal if you are looking for a complete package phone at the same price range. You can choose the Vivo S16 for a better user experience and perks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2023
Honor X9a Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
In January 2023, the Honor company released a mid-range 5G smartphone known as Honor X9a. The Honor X9a smartphone comes with a massive Li-Po 5100 mAh battery that gives you more than 6+ hours of screen time. As for charging support, you also get a 40W wired fast charging. Besides this, you can choose this phone from three fabulous shade options that include Titanium Silver, Emerald Green, and Midnight Black. At the front, you will obtain a 6.67-inch AMOLED display panel that renders 1B colors, a high 120Hz refresh rate, and an 800 nits brightness rating. As far as the cameras are concerned, you are getting a triple camera setup that includes a 64MP primary camera with a 5MP ultrawide and a 2MP macro lens. In terms of the selfie, the 16MP selfie camera is present on the front side. As for video recording, the phone can record up to 1080p resolution videos from both cameras. Under the performance end, the Honor X9a delivers exceptional power with the 6nm Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G chipset that renders up to 2×2.2GHz cloaking speed. At the same time, you are getting Android 12 OS with the Magic UI 6.1 user interface. Moving to the internal storage, the Honor X9a smartphone is accompanied by the 128GB to 256GB space that will club alongside 6GB to 8GB RAM support, while there’s no secondary card slot available. As for price point, the Honor X9a smartphone cost around $345 (Rs 28,499 in India) approx.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/15/2023
HONOR X9a 5G Review
Source: Yugatech English
To conclude, the HONOR X9a 5G’s durable display, amazing design, and 5100 mAh battery make it an undeniably solid phone. However, we strongly believe that the HONOR X9a 5G’s best feature is its price. Retailing for only Php 16,990 for the 8GB and 256GB models, the X9a 5G is simply in a class of its own. While it doesn’t have the best camera quality out there or the best speaker experience, you simply cannot find a better package than what the HONOR X9a 5G has to offer, especially at this price. Personally, if I didn’t love taking photos, I could easily see myself happily daily driving the X9a 5G without any problem.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/01/2023
HONOR X9a 5G Review Philippines: Indestructible Beauty
Source: Unbox English
Yes, as long as your focus isn’t hardcore gaming. The HONOR X9a 5G has all the things a regular user could ask for – an incredibly tough screen, a good primary camera, an excellent design, and long battery life. If your primary focus is gaming, then probably don’t bother – but if your interests lie in the stuff I mentioned, then the HONOR X9a 5G should be the phone you buy as we found in our review of it for the Philippines.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2023
Honor X9a Review: Is Honor Back?
Source: Gadgetbyte Nepal English
So, with everything considered, I really don’t understand what’s Honor up to with this phone! I really like its design, it’s really good! The curved display on a mid-range phone is also nice to have! It has good battery backup and I can live with its UI too! But compromising on very important aspects like performance, cameras, and stereo speakers doesn’t make me feel like the good old Honor is back. I remember Honor used to offer incredible midrange smartphones back in the day like the Honor Play with an aluminum back, powerful Kirin 970 chip, and a 4K-recording capable camera—all at a pretty reasonable price. So I really wished the company could bring back that legacy instead. But, at the moment, I believe Honor still needs to progress even further, be it in terms of software or hardware, to match up with its fellow brands. For what Honor is asking for this phone, you should consider the Redmi Note 12 Pro or Pro+, both of which have OIS cameras, a much better processor, and a stereo speaker setup. And if you prefer a smartphone with a curved display, the Realme 10 Pro+ is also a better option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2023
78% Honor X9A Review – Looks Premium, But Affordable
Source: Pokde English
The HONOR X9a 5G may seem a little lacking at first but when you take into account its affordable price of RM1,499, it’s easy to dismiss a number of its drawbacks. It provides solid value for the money you’re spending so if you’re not looking to spend much on a smartphone, this will definitely serve you well. You just have to get used to Magic UI if you’re not familiar with it, or opt for a different launcher.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2023
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 85% performance: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
The STRONGEST Mid Range Smartphone? HONOR X9a 5G
Source: Emkwan Reviews English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2023
Honor X9a Battery test
Source: DxOMark English
The Honor X9a’s outstanding global battery score earned it a place in the top 5 of our database to date. Even though the device’s charging time was slightly longer than average, the Honor X9a offered excellent overall autonomy and efficiency, bringing 3 full days of battery life in moderate use. Excellent autonomy was particularly measured in individual usages such as gaming, calling, video and music streaming, but also for all on-the-go usages. This was confirmed by our discharge efficiency measurements, with the Honor X9a draining very low discharge currents overall, a sign of well-optimized software. The drawback to the device’s performance was that the battery gauge was inaccurate. When the screen displayed 20% capacity, the true capacity measured was only 16%. At a displayed 1% capacity, the device shut down automatically. Moreover, battery readings at various stages of the battery gauge (precisely at 12%, 17%, 43%, 50%, 65%, and 83%) only lasted only a few seconds, affecting the user experience. Overall, the Honor X9a displays a strong battery performance, particularly when compared with other devices in the Advanced segment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2023
70% Honor X9a Review – Ultra tough midrange workhorse phone tested
Source: Hitech Century English
The Honor X9a has a number of unique strengths as a midrange phone. You get a high quality OLED display sheathed in toughened glass, 5G connectivity along with excellent battery life and fair performance for general use. Unfortunately the phone lacks water resistance and has middling camera performance. On the bright side, the phone does offer quite a bit of value with the array of goodies they’ve bundled in the box that include a casing, charger and wired earbuds too. At the time of writing, Honor Malaysia hasn’t furnished the exact price of the Honor X9a but it should be under RM1,500 and slightly north of its predecessors RM1,199 price tag. If the Honor X9a’s official price between these two extremes, it makes for relatively fair value. Once Honor has announced the official price of the Honor X9a in Malaysia, we’ll update our review accordingly with a final score. An extremely sturdy midrange phone with a toughened OLED display, excellent battery life, a slew of generous extras bundled with it and decent performance to boot, making it ideal for general users.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 90% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

REVIEW | Honor X9a midrange smartphone
Source: News Bytes German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2023
UNBOXING | Honor X9a 5G with curved OLED screen
Source: News Bytes German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/11/2023
89% Honor X9a İnceleme
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 89%
83% OLED ekranı ve 64 MP kamerasıyla orta segmente taze kan; Honor X9a incelemesi
Source: Log.com.tr TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 83%
60% Обзор Honor Magic5 Lite/Honor x9a
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
Обзор HONOR X9a. Яркий экран, 64 Мп камера, премиальное исполнение с доступной ценой
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Affordable price; compact size; light weight; stylish design; decent hardware; bright AMOLED display; high performance; long battery life. Negative: No memory card slot; no headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2023
5100 мАч в тонком корпусе и самый доступный «водопад». Обзор Honor X9a
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; stylish design; beautiful display; decent autonomy. Negative: Mono speakers; no headphone jack; no memory card slot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2023
Это единственный смартфон среднего класса в 2023 г., которым приятно пользоваться после флагманов HONOR X9a
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; premium design; solid workmanship; beautiful display; powerful processor; nice cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/22/2023
Обзор HONOR X9a: тонкий и изящный смартфон с впечатляющей автономностью
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; excellent OLED display; frameless display; slim size; light weight; nice cameras; long battery life; fast charging. Negative: No memory card slot; no mini-jack; unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2023
Đánh giá chi tiết HONOR X9a 5G: "Nhà vô địch" trong phân khúc giá 8 triệu đồng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; beautiful display; high performance; large battery capacity; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2023
6 điểm cộng thuyết phục của HONOR X9a 5G: Pin "trâu", sạc nhanh, màn hình rất đỉnh
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; quick 40W charging; beautiful AMOLED display; powerful processor; high performance; great main and selfie cameras; modern design; affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/23/2023
Với chưa đến 8 triệu đồng, HONOR X9a 5G sẽ mang đến những giá trị gì cho bạn?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; beautiful display; high performance; impressive cameras; large battery capacity; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2023
Trên tay HONOR X9a 5G tại Việt Nam: Thiết kế đẳng cấp, màn hình cong nghệ thuật, cụm camera rất điệu đà
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; excellent display; great cameras; affordable price.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2023
Có nên mua HONOR X9a với thiết kế sang trọng, màn hình cong nét mượt, hiệu năng ổn định, camera ấn tượng và pin dài lâu?
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; beautiful display; decent performance; impressive cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2023
Honor X9a có gì nổi bật mà “làm mưa, làm gió” tại thị trường Việt Nam?
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; nice display; high performance; beautiful cameras; long battery life; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2023
Điểm danh những lý do nên mua Honor X9a 5G không thể bỏ lỡ
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; excellent display; high performance; large battery capacity; very quick charging; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/06/2023
Mở hộp Honor X9a 5G: Thiết kế hút mắt, hiệu năng ổn định, pin lớn, camera chụp ảnh đẹp
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; high performance; large battery capacity; nice cameras.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2023
5 lý do Honor X9a 5G sẽ “làm mưa, làm gió” trong phân khúc tầm trung sau khi lên kệ tại FPT Shop
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; excellent display; powerful hardware; high performance; great triple cameras; long battery life; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2023

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 619: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 750G) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance is a lot better than the old Adreno 612.

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.


SD 695 5G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 660 cores (two fast 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A78 based cores in a cluster and six power saving ARM Cortex-A55 based cores at 1.7 GHz) and a lower mid range Adreno 619 GPU. Supports only Wi-Fi 5 and is manufactured in the 6 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.67":

It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

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


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).


74.86%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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