- Honor 9X: Kirin 810 SoC and 4000mAh
Honor 9X: Kirin 810 SoC and 4000mAh
Display and Design
The first thing everyone will notice in their first look is that Honor 9X has a full edge to edge display without any notch. Only a few devices are available in the market without a notch. And even most of the flagship phones still lag full display front side, it looks gorgeous to have it in a mid-range device like Honor 9X.
The screen is 6.59- inch LTPS IPS LCD panel with 84.7 % screen to body ratio. The FHD+ display with 1080×2340 pixels resolution has 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display is good but not as sharp and crisp as AMOLED and OLED panels.
The backside of the phone has a dual-camera setup and a fingerprint sensor. You will be mesmerized by the look of the back panel as it has a stylish X pattern that reflects light in different ways providing a unique and beautiful look. There are four color options users can choose while purchasing this phone: Magic Night Black, Charm Sea Blue, Charm Red, and Icelandic White.
Processor and Chipsets
Honor 9X has a midrange Kirin 810 7nm Chipset. The Octa-core processor has two high performing 2.27GHz Cortex-A76 cores and six power efficient 1.88 GHz Cortex-A55 cores. With Mali-G52 GPU it can perform daily tasks like web browsing, consuming media content and playing casual games flawlessly. But high graphic and process demanding application and games lag device occasionally.
Additionally, there are 4 different variants of Honor 9X released in the global market: 4/64 GB, 6/64 GB, 6/128GB and 8/128GB. But which variants will be available in the market of Nepal has not confirmed yet.
Camera, Image, and Video Quality
At the back of Honor 9X, a dual-camera setup is implemented. The primary 48MP f/1.8 sensor and 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor can capture a decent image. Majorly image is captured in 12MP by combining quad pixel into one making less noise in the photo, but users can also take 48MP shots.
To tune photo Huawei also used Camera AI, which can recognize the different scenario and based on its light condition, contrast and color saturation is manipulated. The portrait photo capture with the assistance of a 2MP depth sensor is saved in 8MP. The object and background separation is done proficiently, and with better light environment good portrait shots can be captured. Here are some sample photos captured by Honor 9X.
To capture selfie shot Honor 9X uses a 16MP f/2.2 pop-up camera sensor. The focused is fixed but can deliver color accurate shot with a saturated color tone. About the video, the rear primary sensor can capture 1080p FHD video at 30fps or 60fps. As no optical or electronic image stabilization is present video can look little shakey.
Battery and Other Features
To power, Honor 9X 4,000 mAh battery has been incorporated which supports 10W fast charging. In the box, it provides a 5V 2A adapter that can fill a 27% charge in about 30 minutes charging time. The battery capacity of this device is great as it has more than 28 hrs of 3G talk time, 12 hrs of continuous web browsing and 12 hrs of video playback with a single charge.
Overall, Honor 9X is a decent smartphone to be purchased for mid-range customers. The smartphone company has managed to put 3.5mm headphone jack and FM radio. For additional storage, it also supports external microSD card up to 512GB.