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The Motorola One Vision is a slightly better phone, but the Huawei Honor 9X (4GB RAM) is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

Huawei Honor 9X (4GB RAM)  Motorola One Vision 
Huawei Honor 9X Motorola One Vision
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Excellence Score
30.6
31.4
Value for Money Score
67.8
56.4
Price ₹ 13,999 onwards ₹ 19,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2020 Jun, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android versionAndroid One series
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.59 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 391 pixels per inch) 1080x2520 pixels (~ 435 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features N/A 2.5D Curved Glass, Punch Hole Camera
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name HiSilicon Kirin 710FRanked #49 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Samsung Exynos 9609Ranked #42 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G51 MP4 Mali-G72 MP3
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP 48MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 27mm Focal Length; 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.4 Aperture; 13mm Focal length (Ultra-wide), 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture, Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama 48MP: F/1.7 Aperture; 1/2" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF; OIS, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture; Depth Sensor, Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60fps, Timelapse video, Hyperlapse video, Youtube Live Stream
Secondary Camera 16MP 25MP
Secondary Camera Features Motorized Pop-up Camera, f/2.2 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length, 1/3" Sensor Size, 1.0um Pixel Size F/2.0 Aperture; 0.9um Pixel Size, Portrait mode, Spot color, Cinemagraph, Group selfie, Live filter, Slow motion video, Timelapse video, Hyperlapse video, Youtube Live Stream
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.8 mmMedium 8.7 mmMedium
Weight 197 gmHeavy 180 gmMedium
Width 77.3 mmInconvenient for one-handed use 71.2 mmComfortable for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, IP52 Rated
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3500 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 Support Yes, 15W TurboPower (7 hrs of Charge in 15 mins)
Included Fast Charger Yes, 15.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration NFC; Noise Filtration; Dolby Audio
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Unique, striking glass rear panel design - one of the best looking phones in this price range, with its Sapphire Blue finish combined with Honor’s trademark reflective geometric tiles (the Midnight Black colour option is much more subdued though)
  • The front is modern and cutting edge too, with a 'full screen' notch-less display thanks to the pop-up selfie camera mechanism (its the cheapest pop-up selfie camera phone, as of today)
  • There’s a fingerprint sensor on the back that works well
  • Large, surprising bright, 6.59-inch Full HD+ IPS display - overall quality of the display is really good for an affordable smartphone
  • The lack of a notch makes watching video and playing games much more immersive
  • Honor's EMUI based on Android 9 Pie (with all Google services and access to Play Store) is in a good place these days and is one of the better custom Android skins - there are no ads here and a decent assortment of useful extras (the lack of Android 10 at the time of the launch is a letdown)
  • This might also be one of the last Honor phones to provide access to the Google app ecosystem (because of the ongoing ban on Huawei by the Trump administration, future models of Honor might not have access to Google Play Services)
  • Good, fast mid-range performance with the Kirin 710F SoC (similar to the Snapdragon 660) - Honor 9X will do for lag-free daily operations and stutter-free gaming
  • Good triple camera setup at the rear - 48-megapixel primary + 8-megapixel wide-angle camera + 2-megapixel depth sensor
  • In good lighting, the primary camera can shoot decent 12MP pixel binned photos - exposure is good in most environments, white balance and the colours are pretty accurate too - there's an AI mode that can boost colours even more
  • Low-light performance is good for a phone in this price bracket - noise is kept reasonably in check even in very dark shots - Night Mode also helps boost the phone’s low light capabilities, provided you have steady hands
  • Depth sensor works pretty well and produces some good portrait shots
  • Good 16MP pop-up selfie camera - shots are detailed, colours are accurate, and the contrast is nice
  • Very good battery life with a 4000 mAh cell - will easily see you through a full day and a half of moderate use
  • Honor 9X continues Honor's tradition of making good quality, desirable, but affordable phones with its eye-catching looks, notch-less display and good set of triple cameras (it's far from perfect though, with the lack of fast charging and the year old processor)
  • Classy, attractive, well-built design, with a glass back - it looks much more premium than its price would suggest
  • The glass back has a light-reflecting finish that can't match the likes of the Honor View 20 or Honor 20 Lite for 'wow' factor, but which is nonetheless eye-catching
  • The front of the phone is a unique 21:9 'tall & narrow' screen, with a punch hole front camera (a feature that's so far been restricted to flagship handsets like the Galaxy S10 series)
  • The narrow dimensions means the phone is fairly easy to use one-handed
  • The handset has been finished with a water repellent coating that gives it an IP52 rating for dust and water resistance - that's enough to survive splashes
  • Well located (and fast) fingerprint sensor on the back
  • Responsive face unlock
  • The FHD+ 6.3in display looks nice and the 21:9 aspect ratio is perfect for those that want to enjoy ultra-wide 'cinematic view' movies on Netflix
  • Being part of the Android One series, you get a clean stock Android experience, alongside regular updates
  • Motorola adds a few useful extras, as always: the usual Gestures are present, including shaking the handset to open the camera, doing a 'karate chop' to toggle the torch on and off, and tapping the screen with three fingers to take a screenshot
  • All-round speedy/snappy performance with a Samsung Exynos 9609 processor (similar to Snapdragon 710)
  • Good rear camera setup (48MP standard + 5MP depth) - it gives good all-round results, day and night, photo and video - the overall quality is similar the Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Night Vision mode also delivers some good night shots
  • OIS too helps with low-light photos
  • Portrait shots are good too, with good separation
  • Good 25MP selfie camera too (though it's on the slow side when shooting at full 25MP resolution)
  • Decent speaker on the bottom edge - delivers decent volume
  • Decent (though not exceptional) battery life with a 3500mAh battery - you will get the full day with moderate use - there are many competitors who are ahead in this area though
  • Fast charging support
  • Overall, if it's a pure Android experience that you are after, the One Vision is a good all-round mid-range option which ticks almost all boxes, and also stands out from the crowd, with a stylish design, a 'cinematic' display, and the punch hole front camera
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The Honor 9X is a gargantuan handset - it certainly isn’t built for small hands or pockets - also a bit heavy at 197gm
  • Face Unlock is not available on the Honor 9X
  • If you are an Android purist, and prefer stock like Android and minimal bloat, you should look elsewhere
  • Sadly, Honor 9X is far from being the most powerful smartphone at this price range, there are better options available, like the Redmi Note 8 Pro with MediaTek G90T & the Realme 5 Pro with Snapdragon 712
  • The image quality from wide-angle camera is disappointing (however, it does provide exaggerated perspective shots on the cheap)
  • Video performance is average from both primary and wide-angle cameras - there's no 4K here and no electronic stabilisation at Full HD
  • Overall, while the Honor 9X offers good cameras for the price, Xiaomi & Realme offer even better cameras
  • The phone’s single speaker is average at best
  • The phone doesn’t sport any nifty fast-charging technology - it takes a painfully long 128 minutes to fully charge the 4000 mAh battery
  • If you're looking for an all-rounder, you'll have better luck with the Redmi Note 8 Pro or the Realme 5 Pro, especially in terms of processing power and faster charging
  • With the tall dimensions, pocket-ability is not that great, so the phone will tend to protrude out of shallow pockets
  • The punch-hole is on the large side - which makes it both a bit of an eyesore, and on occasion an obstacle to the cinematic immersion
  • There is not a lot of cinema content available right now to take advantage of the 21:9 aspect ratio
  • There is some strong competition though that's worth looking at, including the Galaxy A50 (larger AMOLED with in-display fingerprint scanner, and better battery life, though camera is not as good), the Poco F1 (much more powerful performance, though design is not as modern), and the Redmi Note 7 Pro (cheaper, better battery life, though MIUI is not as clean/simple as stock Android)
Expert Reviews
  1. A rather good mid-ranger with balanced features for its asking price...but we have some doubts about its future
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Honor 9X is a good phone and will appeal to those who value style.. but it lacks what it takes to decisively edge out its rivals
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Honor 9X is an decent mid-range smartphone with a large no-notch display, attractive design... but you have to live with the Kirin 710F SoC and the lack of fast charging
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Honor 9X is a safe bet for those looking for a cheap pop-up camera phone
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Honor handsets always offer eye-catching looks and the 9X is the company’s most distinctive affordable phone yet
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A solid all-rounder that will satisfy most people's needs...However, the elephant in the room is the lingering uncertainty over the relationship between parent company Huawei, and Google
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Honor 9X looks like a decent smartphone... but it is difficult to recommend, especially given the older processor and the lack of fast charging
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Looks like something far more expensive than what it actually costs, and manages to hold this veneer up to close scrutiny....The only fly in its ointment is that, underneath its slick exterior, it’s hiding the same processor that appeared in last year’s m
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  9. One of the best value phones around
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. A gorgeous design and well-made hardware let down a little by some performance critiques
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. This fashionista phone is dressed to impress, but what's underneath can't keep up the pace with similarly-priced rivals
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  12. Honor has a record of producing phones that look like flagships, but are actually less than half the price, and the 9X is no exception
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  13. The Honor 9X is a good buy if you are wowed by its full-screen display and characteristic design... not so much if performance and user experience are your top priorities
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. You are getting the flaunt factor of the all-screen front and the pop-up camera, and if that interests you, the Honor 9X is a good buy... but the performance isn't the best
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. Honor 9X looks fresh and brings a decent mix of cameras, design and performance to the table
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  16. At this price, Honor 9X looks like a great choice with its all-round capabilities
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. The absence of a notch on that large screen, the eye-catching Dynamic X design and the great battery life all make for a solid affordable handset
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. thenewsminute.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  21. digit.in hands-on Read Review »
  22. hindustantimes.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. Has what it takes to be a good mid-ranger and thanks to the cinematic screen and its punch-hole selfie shooter, the Vision can stand out in a crowd...but the battery life is average
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Excellent value for the money
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A worthy budget phone contender with a beautifully pure OS
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Has a unique personality that is hard to find elsewhere in its price bracket...should definitely be on your list if you are looking for a phone in this price segment
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Worthy contender
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Excellent mid-range smartphone that gets nearly all the basics right
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Worthy enough to make it to the list of phones to buy in this price range
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Impressive, unique mid-range phone
    hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Nearly brilliant
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  10. Has a lot going for it, but may lose out to competition
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. An affordable 21:9-screen handset with good cameras
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. Strictly for Moto fans
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. The queen of the mid-range phones
    finder.com.au in-depth Read Review »
  14. Motorola has worked hard on the One Vision, and it shows....a good choice
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. Forget specs, enjoy great user experience...an absolute recommendation
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  16. Certainly appealing...If you’re a media-driven, snap-happy kind of person on a budget, the Motorola One Vision may be the right choice for you
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
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  18. pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
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