Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.5
Average of 2 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Honor X9b
So at the end of the day, this phone is for those who consistently drop their phones or worry that it’ll break. Maybe someone clumsy or just wants a secondary phone that’s super rugged while still being affordable – then the HONOR X9b is actually a fantastic choice. At just RM1,499 – there is no other phone that can withstand a fraction of the force that this phone had gone through.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2023
The HONOR X9b 5G has plenty to offer with its affordable price of RM1,499. It provides solid value for the money you’re spending and it’s practically built like a tank while still being practical for daily usage. From a practical standpoint, you’d only want to look for something better if you need something that has better CPU / GPU performance or better overall camera system. Otherwise, this would definitely serve you well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 85% performance: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
The HONOR X9b has one thing going for it but it’s a big one. As of now, there’s no other smartphone that offers this kind of toughness in the market other than its predecessor, at least not in this form factor. Most resilient phones are bulky and look like something you’re bringing into a mine or a jungle, while this phone just looks like any other regular smartphone in 2023. While it’s obviously not indestructible, it’s more than capable of handling the regular slips and drops of the accident-prone. The icing on the cake is that the X9b comes with a 365-day replacement warranty for the back and front glass, meaning that it gets replaced for free if you manage to crack it within a year. Sure, it has a mediocre camera setup and it won’t get you the best mobile gaming performance, but if neither of those things is a high priority for you and you’re just looking for a reliable and affordable smartphone that’ll last for years to come with little care, then the HONOR X9b gets my approval.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2023
Source: Hitech Century
The Honor X9b is the ideal phone for the accident prone as its armoured chassis can shrug off the vast majority of nicks, dents, dings and drops to the floor with impunity. Add in a vibrant display, long battery life and a decent price to performance ratio and you have a solid midrange phone. Literally.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 100% mobility: 100%
Source: Hitech Century
In terms of accessories, Honor has kitted the phone out with the works. You get a free soft TPU casing, a SuperCharge 35W fast charger with USB-C cable, a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle and a 3.5mm pair of headphones to go with it too. This amount of free kit with a phone is becoming vanishingly rare these days, which further adds to the value of the Honor X9b. Oddly enough, they’ve also pre-applied a screen protector on the phone itself which is somewhat amusing seeing how tough the Honor X9b is. Unfortunately we have no indication how much the Honor X9b costs in Malaysia just yet but if it’s around the price of its predecessor the X9a, it’s already set to be a winner. Stay tuned for its upcoming launch this 1st November 2023 where Huawei will reveal the price and where we can share our full review!
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2023
The Honor X9b battery showed an outstanding autonomy and efficiency performance, finding itself among the top 10 devices in our database. Equipped with a robust 5800 mAh battery, it delivered over three days of battery life when used moderately. Moreover, the device exhibited excellent battery performance whether used lightly or intensely. Light usage yielded more than four and a half days, and intense usage garnered nearly two days of autonomy. In all the separated test cases, the Honor X9b showed impressive autonomy, especially in video streaming, idle screen-on, and music streaming under both Wi-Fi and 4G conditions. Charging performance was the only area where the Honor X9b performed below average. With the 35W charger, the device took more than 2 hours to arrive at a full charge. Furthermore, when the phone displayed that its battery was 100% charged, in reality only 91.6% of the full charge was drawn from the plug.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2023
Source: Unite4buy PL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; metal case; impressive display; powerful hardware; quick charging; good speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2023
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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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.
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).
81%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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