Huawei Y9 2019
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Reviews for the Huawei Y9 2019
Source: Tech Nave Archive.org version
The Huawei Y9 2019, which is priced at RM819 (initially it was RM899) performed pretty well considering the fact that you’ll be getting specs typically found on smartphones of a higher price range. In fact, it does well as a media consumption smartphone to watch movies or play games. However, I wouldn’t consider getting this phone if you’re planning on taking plenty of pictures as the camera sensors feel kind of lacking but they're ok for most shots.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2019
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Long battery life; good price. Negative: Poor display; low performance; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2019
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Big screen; great built quality; high performance; elegant design; decent autonomy; nice selfie camera. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2019
Source: FPT shop VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Large screen; attractive price; powerful hardware; impressive cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2019
A new mid-range smartphone from Huawei that already competes with its own Nova 3i and can be considered as a combination of the Honor 8X and the Nova 3i. So, is it worth it? Depends on what you are looking for. Will it satisfy for your needs? I bet it will.
First of all, the performance/price ratio is very good, and that alone would make this phone advisable for purchase. But as I stated at the beginning of this article, it is a mid-range phone. So, it is okay for web surfing, streaming, social media, etc. Gaming is also okay with PUBG, Mobile Legends, Asphalt 9, but it is not the best out there, of course.
When we talk about smartphones, what matters most of the time is the camera setup. The Y9 2019 comes with a quad-camera setup. Dual front and rear lenses, so to speak. The rear camera has 16 MP and the front camera has 13 MP. If you do your research, just like anyone else would, you will find that the Honor 8X has better cameras in comparison, while the Y9 2019 comes with a better battery. On the other hand, we currently do not know if Android 8.1 on the Y9 2019 can be upgraded to Android 9.0, while the Honor 8X has the option of an update. Besides that difference, well, I can tell you the Y9 2019 comes with Bluetooth 5 and that’s about it. In China, the 128GB version comes with 6 GB of RAM, but in other countries, it will be 4 GB. The Honor 8X, on the other hand, comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
So, it almost feels like the Honor 8X is a better option compared to the Huawei Y9 2019. The latter only has a slightly bigger battery and Bluetooth 5 and that’s it. Then it comes down to the availability of services around you and haptics. Honor, the brand, may or may not have real customer services in your country. But Huawei is available by itself in almost all countries. My suggestion would be to check that. Other than that, it is all about how you feel when you hold the phone in your hands. Both are the same size, have almost the same weight (the Y9 is 2 grams lighter). If taking pictures is not your buying point, then you need to experience both devices and go with the one that you happen to feel closer to.
What would I suggest? Well, it is a hard one. Both devices are recommendable. They both would be usable on a daily basis. Yes, the 8X is a bit older, so it could be possible that it will be a bit cheaper, if not much. So, it is really up to you to make the decision.
Hands-on article by Umit Yilmaz Gunes
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.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
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.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.