Huawei Honor 9i 

price₹ 14,866 onwards

launchOct, 2017

50.3

excellence score

86.1

value for money score

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Design

  • Well built
  • Stylish, premium design - full metal body and a bezel-less display with 2.5D curved glass
  • Quite compact, and easy to pocket
  • The back is quite prone to fingerprint smudges

Display

  • The FullView bezel-less display looks gorgeous and makes for a good media consumption device
  • Sunlight legibility of the display could have been better

Software

  • EMUI interface on top of Android works well, and is easy to use

Performance

  • Good, snappy speed/performance all-round

Camera

  • The major USP of the Honor 9i is of course the quad-camera setup, and it works well
  • The primary camera on the Honor 9i includes a 16-megapixel lens coupled with a 2-megapixel lens for depth effect and an LED flash - the image results are quite crisp and well balanced - there are also loads of filters and modes for users to choose from
  • Video recording also gives you an option to have bokeh effect frames for still shooting
  • Upfront the Honor 9i comes with another dual-camera setup - the Honor 9i carries a 13-megapixel and a 2-megapixel lens along with a selfie toning flash - the selfies come out well, including with the bokeh effect - comfortably one of the best selfie cams in this price bracket

Battery

  • Decent battery life - lasts the day with moderate use
  • Doesn't support fast charging

More

  • On the whole, the Honor 9i has an edge above its top competitors like the Vivo V7+ and the LG Q6, in terms of the fact that it offers both a good-looking bezel-less display, but also a pretty good set of cameras (the cameras on LG Q6, and Vivo V7+ are less capable)
  • Uses the older microUSB standard instead of the modern USB-C standard

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  1. If you prioritise looks over performance then the Honor 9i does offer more bang for the buck than other smartphones
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  3. If screen is important to you, the Honor 9i will make for a good smartphone at under Rs 20,000.
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Huawei Honor 9i Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat, Expected upgrade to 8.0 Oreo
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.9 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2160 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • FullView Display
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.36 GHz, Octa Core, HiSilicon Kirin 659
GPUMaliT830-MP2
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3340 mAh
Dimensions
Weight164 gm
Thickness7.5 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (16MP + 2MP)
  • Phase Detection Autofocus
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face/Smile Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
Secondary Camera13.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (13MP + 2MP)
  • Flash
  • F/2.0 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • USB On-The-Go

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