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Honor 9X vs VIVO Y17 specs comparison

The Honor 9X has launched in China, and it sports the new Kirin 810 chipset. In this episode of specs comparison, we’ll put it side-by-side the VIVO Y17 to know which one is better in key smartphone aspects. Which one would you prefer? Let’s start!

Here are their detailed specs:

SpecificationHonor 9XVIVO Y17
Display6.59-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) LTPS IPS display6.35-inch HD+ (1544 x 720) IPS display
CPUHiSilicon Kirin 810 2.27GHz octa-coreMediaTek Helio P35 2.3GHz octa-core
GPUMali-G52 GPUPowerVR GE8320
Storage64GB, 128GB128GB
MicroSDmicroSD up to 512GBmicroSD up to 256GB (dedicated)
Rear Camera48MP F1.8 (main) + 2MP (depth) dual rear13MP F2.2 PDAF (main) + 8MP F2.2 (wide-angle)+ 2MP F2.4 (depth)
Front Camera16MP F2.2 pop-up front camera20MP F2.0 front camera
WiFiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.12 b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
3.5mm audio portyesyes
PortUSB Type-CMicro USB
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)
- Face Unlock
- Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
- Face Unlock
OSEMUI 9.1.1 (Android 9 Pie) w/ GPU Turbo 3.0Funtouch 9 (Android 9 Pie)
Battery4,000mAh battery5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging
Dimensions163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm159.4 x 76.8 x 8.9mm

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Honor 9X

  • Larger screen size and resolution
  • Better performing CPU
  • Better performing GPU
  • Larger maximum RAM capacity
  • Higher camera resolution
  • WiFi ac
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C


  • Dedicated microSD card slot
  • Higher front camera resolution
  • Wider front camera aperture
  • Larger battery capacity
  • Fast charging support

Starting with the display, the Honor 9X has a larger screen size with a higher resolution as compared to the VIVO Y17. This means that people will have a better and more enjoyable viewing experience if they go with the former. Do note that the former comes with an all-screen display, which means that there are no notches and that is why it takes the cake in this aspect.

If we look at the performance, the AnTuTu score of the Huawei Nova 3i ‘s Kirin 710 (138,548) is significantly higher than the VIVO Y17’s Helio P35 (87,776). Given that the Kirin 810 chipset is the successor of the Kirin 710, we can safely say that the Honor 9X will also have a higher score than VIVO’s contender.

Do note that there is also a 6GB RAM model of the Honor 9X which is better for multi-tasking than the VIVO Y17’s 4GB of RAM.

Powering the camera department of the Honor 9X is a dual rear camera setup with a 48MP sensor. This is higher than the VIVO Y17’s 13MP shooter; however, it doesn’t automatically mean that the former wins in the camera battle. We’ll know the real score once we get our hands on both devices.

Feature-wise, the Honor 9X comes with NFC, USB Type-C, faster Wi-Fi speed, and GPU Turbo 3.0, which enhances gaming performance better. The VIVO Y17 has a dedicated micro SD card slot. Overall, this means that the former wins in this aspect.

In terms of battery performance, the VIVO Y17 carries a 5,000mAh battery which is larger than the 4,000mAh of the Honor 9X. Additionally, the former comes with fast-charging technology, which is excellent for people who often use their smartphones. The former also takes the cake in terms of battery life, given that it has a smaller display with a lower screen resolution.

Here are the prices of each smartphone:

  • Honor 9X 4GB + 64GB – CNY 1,399 (~PHP 10,395.60)
  • Honor 9X 6GB + 64GB – CNY 1,599 (~PHP 11,881.74)
  • Honor 9X 6GB + 128GB – CNY 1,899 (~PHP 14,110.96)
  • VIVO Y17 4GB +128GB – PHP 12,999

If you are looking for a smartphone that has better viewing experience and performance, go for the Honor 9X. However, if you want a smartphone with a large battery capacity with longer battery life, go for the VIVO Y17.

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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