The Honor we’ve seen this last year with the honor 8x and now comes its successor the #Honor 9X we’ve had this one for quite a while right now so this our full review check it out.
Build & Design
TheHonor 9x has a pretty classic look that we have nothing too fancy or gimmicky here unless you got the sapphire blue color which has an effect that owner calls a dynamic X design due to its well X illusion it’s constructed with glass panels an aluminum frame and has curved edges which make it more comfortable to grip do take note though that like most phones this is a smudge and fingerprint magnet so we do recommend using a case at the back you’ll find it’s triple of your cameras and LED flash while upfront surrounded by thin bezels we got a non-stress display thanks to its pop-up camera also on top you’ll find a secondary microphone and hybrid dual SIM tray the left side is empty but on the right side you’ll find the power button and volume rocker the buttons are both tactile and clicky located at the bottom are the primary microphone single downward firing speaker headphone jack and the USB C port checking out display we get a 6.59 inch IPS full view screen with a resolution for 340 by 1080 having no not getting in the way gives a really good experience especially when watching videos or playing games the overall quality colors are punchy and vibrant and outdoor visibility is just average you can adjust the core temperature to what your eyes prefer in the settings there’s also a smart resolution feature available that automatically lowers the screen resolution to save battery welcomes to audio sound doesn’t come out too loud even when the volumes around 85 percent but when you crank it up to a hundred percent there’s a noticeable jump in volume that allows the audio to fill the room however it comes out distorted generally mints and highs are there but lows are nowhere to be found.
Now powering the Honor 9X is a Kirin710 F Octa-core Procecer with a Mali G51 mp4 GPU 6 Gb of RAM and 128 Gb of internal storage it’s expandable up to 512 Gb via microSD for basic tasks like web and social media browsing video screaming navigating through the UI the 9x can definitely handle them smoothly however when it.
comes to heavier workloads like heavy graphics games we do experience a few stutters also take note that when we test about call of duty mobile the game was only limited to the lowest graphics settings plus it also felt sluggish during gameplay talk about an optimized for software at the 9x runs Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.1.1 skinned on top thankfully the global version have Google services pre-installed so users need not worry for now Emui is definitely one of my least favorite Android skins due to its clunky look and insistence on you to use proprietary apps but that’s just me software, after all, it’s very subjective per
Battery & Security
The battery we got the 4000 milliamps our cell with no help for any quick charging innovation in the PC showcase work 2.0 battery test the gadget yielded an aggregate of 11 hours and 55 minutes while in our video loop test which involves playing a 1080p movie at 50% brightness 50% volume and airplane mode turned on the 9x lasted 13 hours and 46 minutes so for a 4000 milliamp-hour battery these are pretty subpar results compared to other phones we’ve seen and 9x doesn’t support any method of fast charging it took us about 2 hours to fully charge of the device from 0% by today’s standards with all the different types of fast charging technology available that’s a long time for biometric security unfortunately in the 9x in our region only has fingerprint scanning the placement of the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is easy to reach it also works fast and snappy but hopefully, a future software update also brings in face unlock.
Now the cameras the Honor 9X access a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 48 megapixel main sensor and 8 megapixel ultra wide and 2 megapixel depth sensor in the pop up camera is the 16 megapixel front camera generally you get good image quality under good lighting however color reproduction and details aren’t that good most of the time we get pain looking selfies and slightly overexposed shots from the rear selfies in portrait mode are also somewhat disappointing as there’s a noticeable lack in subject background separation order does provide options on what kind of bokeh users prefer but even when they chose an effect parts of the subject and the bathing bird as well well the 9x has a 48 megapixel primary sensor the standard photo mode defaults to 12 megapixels you can only use the full 48 megapixels when you shoot using the pro mode with the default mode photos delivered aren’t good enough although they do look washed out sometimes rear portrait wise the subject background separation is much better than that of the front camera ultra wide shots are slightly terrible while the colors appear to be more vibrant there is a pronounced fisheye effect of the photos and needles tend to come across as muddy low-light shots are sadly not that good either lights often appear overblown and the details are quite blurry there’s a dedicated night mode in the camera app and using this will give you vibrant colors to the images however noise is still a little apparent and details are still pretty much on blur for videos the 9x can shoot up to 1080p at 60fps there’s a bit of sharpness in the videos taken although colors seem to be muted as with most cases we recommend using a tripod or monopod for stabilization purposes so now that we’ve talked about almost everything.
Let’s check out the price the Honor 9x is priced at 4Gb+128Gb= 13,999 and 6Gb+128Gb=16,999 and will be available starting January 19 in India for what it offers the price.
Just gets by with the skin of its teeth the phone has a solid build and classic look to it you get an immersive nexus to display a modest battery life and good enough performance but the images produced by the cameras definitely have some issues and hardcore mobile gamers may find that gaming on this device isn’t up to par especially with the multitude of other better options on the market so if you’re someone who doesn’t really care about cameras and you don’t need blazing fast performance just the right amount then perhaps the automatics could be a viable option for you but if you’re planning an upgrade from the owner it from last year you might want to skip this one and check out other mid-range devices available right now so what do you guys think about the honor 9x let us know in the comments down below