Honor 9i

Full Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 5.9 inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) screen, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 2.36 GHz Octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 659 Processor
  • 4 GB RAM, 32 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 256 GB
  • 16MP + 2MP Dual Rear Cameras, 13MP + 2MP Dual Front Cameras with flash
  • Android 7.0, 3340 mAh battery, Fingerprint, Dual-Sim, 4G, VoLTE
Honor 9i Price in India:

 15,999
on
Availability Details: Flipkart Exclusive.
OS Updates? May get the Android 8.0 Oreo update


Strength

  • 18:9 aspect ratio with good display quality
  • Accommodates 5.9 inches screen in the size of typical 5.5 inches phone
  • Excellent rear camera quality
  • Excellent front cameras with flash
  • Very good design
  • Good performance for daily usage
  • Good value for money

Weakness

  • Lags a little with heavy games
  • No fast charging


Should You Buy?

Overall, the Honor 9i is a unique smartphone offering some big highlighting features like a narrow bezel 18:9 aspect ratio display and four cameras. The phone is very well designed, has very good quality cameras, good display and good overall features which make it a well balanced smartphone. However, performance is the area where it won’t be a right choice for heavy gamers otherwise, it is a great package. And if you wanted to buy an 18:9 aspect ratio phone, the Honor 9i is the best choice in the budget segment, and is one of the best phones under 20000 Rs.

Our Score
79
Out of 106
Performance:
36%
Better than Average
Rear Camera:
70%
Very Good Shooter
Front Camera:
70%
Much Better than Average
Score - 79%

79%

User Rating: 4.4 ( 1 votes)

Honor 9i Full Specifications:
Launch Details
AnnouncedOctober 2017
ReleasedOctober 2017
Body
Build TypeBezel-less, Metal Uni-body
ColorsGraphite Black, Prestige Gold
Dimensions156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5 mm
Weight164 grams
Display
Size5.9 inches
TypeIPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass
ResolutionFullView FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels), 407 ppi pixel density
Ratio18:9 aspect ratio, 78.89% Screen-to-body ratio
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Protection-
OS
OSAndroid v7.0 Nougat
UIEMUI 5.1
Performance
Processor2.36 GHz Octa Core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 659 Processor
RAM4 GB RAM
GPUMali-T830 MP2
Camera
Rear16 MP + 2 MP dual cameras, Dual-LED flash
4608 x 3456 Pixels, HDR, Panorama, Light Painting, Audio Note, Time-lapse, Slow-mo, Filter, Watermark, Document Scan and Download, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), Contrast Detection Auto Focus (CDAF)
Front13 MP + 2 MP dual cameras, Soft Flash
Auto HDR, 4160 x 3120 Pixels
VideoRear: 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Front: 1920 x 1080 Pixels
SIM
SIM Slot(s)Hybrid Dual SIM
SizeNano SIM
Storage
Internal64 GB
ExternalmicroSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTGYes
Battery
Capacity3340 mAh battery
Fast ChargingNo
RemovableNo
Stand-by Time-
Talk Time-
Sensors
SensorsFingerprint Sensor (Rear), Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Light Sensor, Accelerometer
Connectivity
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Huawei Share
Bluetoothv4.1 A2DP,EDR,BLE
LocationGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
USBMicro-USB v2.0
RadioYes
NFCNo
InfraredNo
Sound
SpeakersYes
3.5mm jackYes
MicrophonesDual-microphone with noise reduction
Network
Supports2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, TD-SCDMA
3G BandsHSDPA 900 / 2100, B1 (2100 MHz), B5 (850 MHz), B8 (900 MHz)
4G BandsTDD: B38, B40, B41
FDD: B1,B3,B5,B7,B8,B28
Speed-
InternetGPRS, Edge
SAR
Head-
Body-
Additional
Notification LEDYes
Water/Dust ResistantNo
Wireless ChargingNo
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct information on this page still, cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Honor 9i Review:

After introducing it with a different name in China, Huawei has launched its much-anticipated phone Honor 9i in India. The Honor 9i packs some remarkable features, it is the first phone in India to come with four cameras, it also comes with very narrow bezel 18:9 display. It shows us a glimpse of where the competition will be heading to in the future of budget smartphones. The Honor 9i comes in a premium metallic unibody design, it is very well built and comfortable to hold with its rounded edges. It comes with very less bezels and due to which it accommodates a huge 5.9 inches screen in the size of a typical 5.5 inches phone, which is a great thing! Despite the big screen and metal body, it manages to keep the weight at 164 grams.

It comes with the FullView FHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution with 407 ppi pixel density, the 18:9 aspect ratio is the new trend and is the feature which is usually seen in premium flagship phones, with only a few phones being able to implement it in the budget segment. The display quality is good, you will enjoy your apps, games and media on a long screen. Coming to the quad cameras on the Honor 9i, it features dual camera setup both on the front and back. On the rear, there is a 16 MP primary sensor along with a 2 MP sensor and on the front, there is a 13 MP primary sensor again with a 2 MP sensor. The secondary 2 MP sensors on the front and back are used to capture depth information and for portrait mode.

The picture quality of the rear camera is very good, it captures images with natural colors and good details, even the low light images also come out good. The front camera is again very good, it captures excellent selfies. It also comes with soft LED flash on the front. The portrait shots using the secondary cameras comes out good, it very well blurs the background but has some issues in identifying the edges. It can record 1080p videos from both the front and rear cameras. The camera app comes with beautification mode and lots of other modes, filters and settings.

The Honor 9i is powered by the 2.36 GHz octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor paired with 4 GB RAM. The performance is well enough for day to day operations and multitasking but, it lags with heavy games. So, heavy gamers should give it a miss. The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat based company’s EMUI 5.1, it is feature rich and provides lots of gestures and options like a private second partition which is totally separate from the primary partition, and can be accessed directly from the dedicated fingerprint. The fingerprint scanner on the back should have been more towards the center to make it easily accessible however, it is very fast and accurate.

It is a dual sim phone with 4G and VoLTE support. It comes with 64 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card but, uses a hybrid slot. It is backed by a non-removable 3340 mAh battery which delivers decent battery backup but, it could become even better with some optimisations. Sadly, it doesn’t support fast charging.

Honor 9i (Graphite Black):

Honor 9i (Prestige Gold):


Honor 9i is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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