Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro: Kirin 810 processor, cameras with AI and 4000 mAh battery
This week in China Honor presented two new smartphones: 9X and 9X Pro. Despite the fact that both smartphones are far from flagships, they had a separate presentation leading by the head of the company Zhao Ming, talking about the advantages of these smartphones for two hours. It says that Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro are very important innovations. What is so special about them and what made 200,000 people pre-order smartphones on the very first day? Read in our review.
Honor 9X - review of an inexpensive and powerful smartphone from Honor
The presentation of the Honor 9X and the Honor 9X Pro was held at the full blast. Smartphones, which belong to the middle segment, compared with more expensive models, proving the superiority of the announced gadgets. For example, the 7-nanometer Kirin 810 processor (responsible for performance on the Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro) compared the Snapdragon 855 (stands on all top smartphones). Naturally, the new chip from Huawei proved to be better. Also, the Chinese strongly hinted that the Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro are gaming smartphones. During the presentation, there were the batch of gamers that sat behind the scene and tested the gaming capabilities of the new products. As well as somewhere in the midst of the event itself Honor 9X Pro was compared with their counterparts from Vivo and Oppo. Understandably, Honor came out victorious in this fight. However, all this marketing so let's take a look at the technical specifications of the Honor 9X.
Honor 9X specifications:
Colors: blue, black, red;
Material: metal, glass;
Display: 6.59 ’’, AMOLED matrix, 1080x2340, 391 ppi, 2.5D glass, 19: 9 format, occupies 85% of the area;
Processor: eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 810 with a clock frequency of up to 2.27 GHz, 64-bit, 7 nm process technology;
Video Core: ARM Mali-G52 MP6;
RAM: 4 / 6GB;
ROM: 64/128 UFS 2.1 GB;
Camera: Sony IMX Exmor RS 48 MP, f / 1.8 + 2 MP sensor, f / 2.4, phase autofocus, video recording in FullHD;
Selfie camera: 16 MP, f / 2.2 + flash;
Number of SIM-cards: two;
LTE Cat.12 - 450 Mbit / s download, 100 Mbit / s return;
Wi-Fi 802.11 / b / g / n 2.4, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C 2.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, 3.5 mm jack, NFC;
Fingerprint scanner: yes, on the side;
Battery: 4,000 mAh, non-removable;
OS: Android 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9.1.1;
Dimensions: 163 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm;
Weight: 206 g;
The stated price: $ 204.
The key feature of the Honor 9X is a front facing camera. Yes, the chip is not new, but in Honor smartphones it appeared for the first time. The 16-megapixel camera Honor 9X not only decently photographs, but also has a proprietary protection system. If the smartphone accidentally falls out of the hands during the next selfie - Honor 9X will hide the camera. An interesting and useful feature. Looking at the display Honor 9X, you probably think that the scanner is hidden under the display. But no. The Chinese placed the fingerprint on the side panel, saying that it is so much more convenient and practical. Well, such a decision has the right to life.
The design of the smartphone does not cause a wow effect. Honor 9X - a classic modern smartphones with an elongated frameless screen, a glass case and an iridescent back cover. The dimensions of the Honor 9X are “acceptable” and the colour solutions will satisfy the needs of the majority: the smartphone is sold in black, blue, red.
For the quality of the color in the smartphone is ensured by Amoled-matrix at 6.59-inches in FullHD + resolution. Besides the fact that it has a decent margin of brightness and excellent viewing angles, the Honor 9X matrix is a happy owner of the Eye Comfort certificate, which indicates the safety of this screen for the user's eyes.
Performance Honor 9X determines the new Kirin 810 processor. This is the eight-core chipset manufactured by Huawei. It is built on the 7-nm process technology and is equipped with Cortex-A55 and Cortex-A76 cores, the peak frequency of which is 1.88 GHz and 2.27 GHz. Kirin 810 - this is the first middle-class processor with similar technical characteristics. His results in the synthetic test of Antutu are really surprising: Honor 9X based on Kirin 810 scores 230,000 points. The Kirin 810 graphics subsystem is represented by the Mali-G52 MP6 accelerator.
The main camera Honor 9X is represented by two sensors of 48 and 2 MP with a f / 1.8 and f / 2.4 aperture. The sensors are not the most top-notch, but their shortcomings are trying to fix digital algorithms that improve the quality of photos using artificial intelligence. The smartphone itself recognizes the scene and selects the optimal parameters for shooting. According to the manufacturer, they devoted a lot of time to the night mode. Naturally, Honor 9X supports HDR-mode, stabilization when shooting video. So we are waiting for the Honor 9X excellent level of shots under any conditions.
With Honor 9X you can always stay in touch, as the smartphone supports all modern wireless communication systems: Dual 4G Dual VoLTE, AI 4G Signal Fast Recovery, AI Intelligent Base Station Selection, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, GPS + GLONNASS. Charges the smartphone using the USB Type-C connector. Battery Honor 9X powerful - 4000 mAh, this is quite enough for one day of ultra active work with a smartphone. Honor 9X is already available for pre-order. The cost of new items starts from $ 204. The most top version of Honor 9X will cost $280.
What is the difference between Honor 9X Pro and Honor 9X?
The older version of the Honor 9X doesn’t have much difference. Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro look the same. The only noticeable difference is the triple camera at the Pro version. An additional 8 MP sensor for the Honor 9X Pro has the ability to expand the angle of shooting, which somewhat expands the photo capabilities of the device. Imperceptible to the eye difference - the presence of an advanced cooling system Honor 9X Pro. The hottest components of the smartphone are in close contact with the system of heat pipes, which significantly reduce the thermal load. Otherwise, the models are absolutely identical. Below we have the main features of the Honor 9X Pro.
Key differences Pro version:
- More RAM - 8 GB
- More ROM - 128/256 GB
- Triple main camera - 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
- Game orientation of the model - nine-layer cooling system of the smartphone
- Price - the basic version of the Honor 9X costs from $ 320