“It does not give the impression of being holding a mobile of more than six inches” said the Honor 8X . Now that philosophy of betting on reduced frames and an “all-screen” design takes a step forward with the new Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro, two very similar mid-range phones in design and where what changes is the memory configuration and bet on the triple camera in the case of the most advanced model.
To continue with the tendency to include the largest possible screen in a relatively compact body, Honor presents a device with a retractable front camera , hidden in the upper frame and that appears as if it were a periscope when we are going to use it. Therefore the ‘notch’ disappears and we pass to a terminal with a very clean front and a FullHD + panel of almost 6.6 inches. These are the technical characteristics of the Honor 9X and 9X Pro.
Data sheet of the Honor 9X and 9X Pro
|HONOR 9X||HONOR 9X PRO|
|SCREEN||6.59 “LCD FullHD + |
2.340 x 1.080 px
|6.59 “LCD FullHD + |
2.340 x 1.080 px
|PROCESSOR||Kirin 810 |
GPU Mali G52 MP6
|Kirin 810 |
GPU Mali G52 MP6
|MEMORY||4/6 GB||8 GB|
|STORAGE||64/128 GB + microSD||128/256 GB + microSD|
|DRUMS||4,000 mAh||4,000 mAh|
|REAR CAMERA||Dual camera: 48 + 2 megapixels, f / 1.8||Triple camera: 48 + 8 + 2 MP, f / 1.8|
|FRONTAL CAMERA||16MP, f / 2.2||16MP, f / 2.2|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie |
|Android 9 Pie |
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm |
|163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm |
|OTHERS||Side fingerprint reader, WiFi ac, 3.5mm jack, BT 5.0, USB type C||Side fingerprint reader, WiFi ac, 3.5mm jack, BT 5.0, USB type C|
Crystal design and alteral fingerprint reader
Unlike other terminals that bet on introducing the fingerprint reader under the screen, the new Honor 9X and 9X Pro have chosen to keep the physical reader, although on one side to not occupy space in the rear.
The design of the standard model and the Pro is the same, which suggests that in the future we will see an additional version, perhaps with the memory of the standard model but with the incorporation of the triple camera of the Pro model. Because these are their differences . They weigh the same, have the same processor and the screen is the same . The only thing that changes is that in the Honor 9X we have between 4GB and 6GB of RAM, while in the Pro model we go to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage.
The body of the Honor 9X is made of glass, with an X-shaped gradient to remind us of the name of the device. The screen chosen is a 6.59-inch LTPS LCD panel, 19.5: 9 ratio and FullHD + resolution with 2,340 x 1,080 pixels. No sign of the extended ‘notch’, which is gradually giving way to cleaner models with that removable camera that at least in other terminals offers good results.Android 9 Pie next to EMUI 9.1 is the software version that we will find. While at the level of connectivity we have the expected with Bluetooth 5.0, USB type C and WiFi AC, although without a trace of the NFC.
Kirin 810 and up to 8GB of RAM
Inside the Honor 9X we find a Kirin 810 processor, with Cortex A76 cores at 2.27GHz . This is the new Huawei chipset for the mid-range that comes to renew the extended Kirin 710. This year a more powerful Mali G52 MP6 GPU is included and especially the NPU has been improved, to incorporate faster artificial intelligence and, according to the company, equivalent to the high end of the competition.
The Honor 9X arrives with 4 and 6GB versions of RAM, in addition to a 64 or 128GB storage that will be expandable by microSD card. In the case of the Pro model, the RAM goes up to 8GB and the storage starts at 128GB, with a 256GB version.The wide angle is reserved for the Pro model
The Honor 9X incorporates a dual sensor, while the Pro model adds triple camera. The main camera in the two models is a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with an f / 1.8 aperture lens . We are facing a camera that will use the ‘Pixel Binning’ technique to combine four pixels in one and get more light. In addition, the Honor 9X adds night mode and artificial intelligence to improve photo processing.
Accompanying this main sensor we have a secondary lens of two megapixels to perform portrait mode and depth capture. Finally, in the case of the Honor 9X, a third 8-megapixel sensor is added for the wide angle . There are no differences in the periscope front camera, where the sensor used is 16 megapixels with a f / 2.2 aperture lens.