Huawei Honor 9N (4GB RAM, 64GB)  Lenovo Z5 
Huawei Honor 9N Lenovo Z5
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Price ₹ 13,999 onwards ₹ 13,000 expected
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2018 Coming Soon!
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.84 inches 6.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2280 pixels (~ 432 pixels per inch) 1080x2246 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD, FullView Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.36 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name HiSilicon Kirin 659Ranked #42 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Ranked #25 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T830 MP2 Adreno 509
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (13MP + 2MP), PDAF, HDR, Panorama Dual Camera (16MP + 8MP), Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 16.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features 2.0µm Pixel Size N/A
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.7 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 152 gm 165 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3300 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Face Unlock; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration USB Type-C; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Beautiful, premium, glass-based design - arguably the best-looking smartphone in its price range - takes a lot of cues from its expensive brethren (like the Honor 10) in its design which basically means that you are getting a modern looking smartphone for quite an affordable price
  • Very good collection of colors, so you can pick to your taste (something not common in the budget price bracket)
  • The build quality is great too - the smartphone feels solid in hand and is very well build - the glass on glass construction gives it a premium vibe
  • Compact size - the smartphone is perfect for one-handed use and is neither too small nor too large - anyone who appreciates ergonomics will like this phone
  • Excellent display - a 5.84-inch IPS LCD panel which has a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and a modern 19:9 aspect ratio (with minimal bezels) which means that you are getting more vertical space which is good for things like reading and social media apps - overall it is one of the best IPS panels in this price bracket - the colors are on point and the display features very good viewing angles - it also gets fairly bright and sunlight visibility is no problem here
  • Huawei’s EMUI skin, though somewhat bloated, brings a tons of customizability, features, and theming capabilities which is not found on stock Android (it also uses lots of vibrant colors in its iconography which depending on your preferences you might like or not)
  • Decent set of dual rear cameras - the phone is able to capture good pictures in bright light conditions - with ample details, low noise, and good dynamic range - even the portrait shots are above average with the background blur not feeling artificial
  • Decent selfie camera too, in good lighting conditions
  • Good call quality with effective noise cancellation
  • Dual-SIM with dual-4G standby support
  • The speaker gets fairly loud (however, it is very easy to muffle with your fingers, so you have to be careful while using the phone in landscape mode)
  • Good (though not exceptional) battery life - with moderate use, you will end up 20% battery left in the tank, at the end of the day
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • One of the main issues with the phone is in terms of performance - day-to-day experience is not always smooth - there are occasional stutters, and launching apps takes a tad bit longer than they should - a lot of this might also have to do with EMUI not being optimised, apart from the aging chipset
  • No fast charging support - takes about 2.5 hours to charge fully
  • On the whole, the Honor 9N, while it looks gorgeous, is let down by both its performance - if you want good all-round devices you should look at the likes of Redmi Note 5 Pro, or ZenFone Max Pro instead - both these phones bring faster processors, better cameras, and larger batteries
Expert Reviews
  1. If you want a sleek phone with a great display, the Honor 9N makes for a good buy in-depth Read Review »
  2. One of the most beautiful and stylish phones in this range in-depth Read Review »
  3. Brings the Honor 10’s elegant design to a sub 15K price point, but the corners that have had to be cut are obvious in-depth Read Review »
  4. Worth it, if you’re looking for a smart-looking phone in-depth Read Review »
  5. A good smartphone...most people who are planning to buy one will not regret their decision in-depth Read Review »
  6. A gorgeous looking smartphone, which comes with the glass body and a premium looking display....However, in terms of performance, rear camera and battery, Asus and Xiaomi have an upper hand in-depth Read Review »
  7. A beautiful piece of design and hardware...but held back by its performance in-depth Read Review »
  8. Worth its price if you're looking for a good-looking device with a commendable camera...but fails to match up to the competition in some other respects in-depth Read Review »
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