Honor 9N (64 GB)

Full Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 5.84 inches, FHD+ FullView display, 19:9 aspect ratio
  • 2.36 GHz Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor
  • 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 256 GB
  • 13 MP + 2 MP Dual cameras, 16 MP Front camera
  • Android 8.0 Oreo, 3000 mAh battery, FM Radio, microUSB 2.0
  • Facial Unlock, Fingerprint Scanner, 4G VoLTE, Hybrid Dual Sim
Honor 9N (64 GB) Price in India:

 13,999
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Strength

  • Very stylish & beautiful premium design
  • Very good display with 19:9 ratio & notch
  • Excellent selfie camera with AR stickers
  • Very good rear camera & feature rich app
  • Fast face unlock & fingerprint
  • Latest Android & EMUI is feature rich
  • Comfortable for one hand usage
  • Good value for money

Weakness

  • Old processor, which lags with heavy games and is far weaker compared to competition
  • No fast charging
  • Huawei’s EMUI is still a bit cluttery
  • No EIS for video stabilization


Should You Buy?

Overall, the Honor 9N is a very premium and beautiful looking smartphone with a good 19:9 aspect ratio display with a ‘notch’, very good set of cameras, latest Android with feature-rich EMUI and fast face unlock. However, it still runs on the old processor which lags far behind the current competition and also misses out on essential features like fast charging. But still, it is a very good package if you are not much into gaming and need a stylish & comfortable phone with good cameras and modern display with a notch.

Our Score
82
Out of 106
Performance:
36%
Better than Average
Rear Camera:
76%
Very Good Shooter
Front Camera:
80%
Great Selfies

0%

User Rating: 1.15 ( 1 votes)

Honor 9N Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Honor 9N, Honor 9i (in China)
Manufacturer Huawei
AnnouncedJuly 2018
ReleasedJuly 2018
Body
BuildMetal unibody design
Colors
Sapphire Blue
Midnight Black
Dimensions149.2 x 71.8 x 7.7 mm
Weight152 grams
ButtonsOn-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker
Display
Screen Size5.84 inches
Display TypeTFT LCD FullView display
ResolutionFHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density432 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio19:9 aspect ratio
Display Area79% screen-to-body ratio
Protection2.5D curved glass
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Performance
Processor2.36 GHz Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 659
RAM4 GB
GPUMali-T830 MP2
Storage
Internal64 GB
ExternalmicroSD up to 256 GB
USB OTGYes
Operating System
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo
User InterfaceEMUI 8.0
Features
Cameras
Rear Camera13 MP + 2 MP Dual cameras with LED flash
Detailsf/2.2 aperture, PDAF, HDR, Bokeh effect, Time-lapse, Burst mode, Panorama
Video Recording1080p @30fps
Front Camera16 MP camera
DetailsAR Lens, 3D Beauty effect, Smart Portrait mode
Video Recording1080p @30fps
SIM
SIMDual SIM (hybrid slots)
SIM SizeNano SIM
Battery
Capacity3000 mAh Li-Po battery
Fast ChargingNo
Wireless ChargingNo
Removable BatteryNo
Security and Sensors
SecurityFingerprint Scanner, Facial Unlock
SensorsProximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Compass, Gravity sensor, Phone status indicator
Connectivity
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
LocationGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB TypemicroUSB 2.0
FM RadioYes
NFCNo
InfraredNo
Sound
SpeakersYes
3.5mm Headphone JackYes
MicrophoneOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Network
Cellular Networks2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G BandsHSDPA 900/ 2100
4G BandsFDD LTE 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850) TDD LTE 40(2300), 41(2500)
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
SAR Values
Head-
Body-
Other Features
Notification LEDYes
Water ResistanceNo
In Box Contents
Honor 9N, Charger, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Warranty card, Eject tool, Protective case
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Honor 9N Review:

Huawei is on the phone launching spree in India and is launching new phones in the country regularly. The latest one from Huawei’s portfolio is the new Honor 9N, which takes over the Honor 9i. The first major improvement compared to the Honor 9i is the new glass back design in a beautiful glossy finish. The phone looks very stylish and has a very premium build quality for its price. Its form factor is also compact so you can use it with one hand with ease.

The Honor 9N sports a tall 5.84 inches FHD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with a small notch on the top accommodating earpiece, front camera and the notification LED. The display quality is good and Huawei has handled the notch well, and also gives you an option to hide the notch in case you don’t like it. One strong thing about the Honor 9N is its camera department, which comprises of a 13 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera setup and a big 16 MP selfie shooter on the front. The rear camera setup, though same as the Honor 9 Lite has a much-improved quality and comes close to the top camera phones around this price like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Moto G6.

The front camera has also very good quality, and the camera app and its features are impressive. The Honor 9N comes with lots of filters and AR stickers and there is also an option to cut out the subject and change the background, and it works very well. It also packs lots of modes and bokeh effects for the rear camera as well. Although low light photography from both the front and the rear cameras is average and also as there is no OIS/EIS, the videos are very shaky. Still, the Honor 9N is a very good camera phone and with lots of features in the camera app, it can be a treat for anyone having interest in clicking photos from a smartphone.

One area where the Honor 9N really needed to improve over its predecessors but it didn’t, is the phone’s performance. The Honor 9N runs on the same old 2.36 GHz Octa Core Hisilicon Kirin 659 processor coupled with either 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM and Mali-T830 MP2 GPU, which is the same setup Huawei has used in almost all its entry and mid-budget phones launched in the last one year or more. The performance is good for day to day usage but it lags with heavy games and very heavy usage, and it is far behind its competitors in the same price range like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 ProAsus Zenfone Max Pro M1 which come with the Snapdragon 636 processor or even the Realme 1 which comes with the powerful Helio P60 processor. So, gamers must stay away from this phone.

The Honor 9N runs on Android 8.0 Oreo based EMUI 8.0, which is a very highly customised Android skin loaded with lots of useful features but, it still needs to look more minimalistic and beautiful. It comes in three storage variants of 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB, which are expandable up to 256 GB via a hybrid slot. The Honor 9N comes with very fast face recognition unlock and an equally fast fingerprint scanner situated on the back. It is backed by a non-removable 3000 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery and provides a decent battery backup for a day at medium usage. Very disappointingly, it doesn’t come with fast charging and comes with a 5V 2A charger.

Honor 9N (Midnight Black):

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Honor 9N (64 GB) 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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