Huawei Nova 5i Pro vs Honor 9X Pro specs comparison

Huawei Nova 5i Pro vs Honor 9X Pro specs comparison

The HiSilicon Kirin 810 is the latest premium mid-range chipset that Huawei has to offer this year. They launched the Huawei Nova 5i Pro a few days ago, and its specs are looking good for a mid-range device. Honor, Huawei’s sub-brand, also released the Honor 9X Pro that sports the same chip and this means one thing for us — specs comparison time! Which one is the better pick? Find out below!

Here are their detailed specs:

Huawei Nova 5i ProHonor 9X Pro
6.26-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) 19.5:9 IPS display, 412ppi6.59-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) LTPS IPS display, 391ppi
HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7nm) 2.27GHz octa-core CPUHiSilicon Kirin 810 (7nm) 2.27GHz octa-core CPU
Mali-G52 GPUMali-G52 GPU
128GB, 256GB storage128GB, 256GB storage
microSD up to 256GBmicroSD up to 512GB
48MP F1.8 (main) +
8MP (ultrawide) +
2MP F2.4 (macro) +
2MP F2.4 (depth) PDAF quad rear cameras
48MP F1.8 (main) +
8MP (ultra-wide) +
2MP (depth) triple rear cameras
32MP F2.0 front camera16MP F2.2 pop-up front camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)
3.5mm audio jack3.5mm audio jack
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
EMUI 9.1.1 (Android 9 Pie)EMUI 9.1.1 (Android 9.0 Pie) w/ GPU Turbo 3.0
4,000mAh battery w/ fast charging4,000mAh battery
156.1 x 73.9 x 8.3 mm163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm
178 g206 g

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Huawei Nova 5i Pro

  • Dedicated macro lens
  • Higher front camera resolution
  • Fast charging capability

Honor 9X Pro


  • Larger screen size
  • Full-Screen display
  • Larger expandable storage
  • More affordable Kirin 810 smartphone

Starting with the display, the Honor 9X Pro is larger than the Nova 5i Pro. It also sports a full-screen display which is ideal for a better viewing experience. People who are fond of watching or streaming videos and movies can opt for the former over the latter. The hole-punch camera design of the latter is quite distracting as this aspect is relatively new to the consumers.

Powering both the devices is the Kirin 810 chipset, which is the successor of the Kirin 710. We’ve yet to test out the CPU and gaming performance, so we’re hoping to get our hands on it very soon. They are at par in this aspect given that both of their highest RAM configurations is 8GB.

In terms of cameras, both phones have almost the same rear camera set up except for the Nova 5i Pro’s dedicated macro lens. This is a welcomed feature since it can do macro shots, which is nice to have. As for the front shooter, Huawei’s contender also takes the cake with its higher front camera resolution. Although, this doesn’t mean that it will be automatically better when it comes to having better photo quality. We’ll know more once we get our hands on both smartphones.

For battery, they both have a 4,000mAh capacity, but the Nova 5i Pro has the upper hand in this aspect thanks to its fast-charging capability. It is also apparent that it will have a longer battery life due to its smaller screen size.

Here are the prices of each smartphone:

  • Huawei Nova 5i Pro  6GB + 128GB – CNY 2,199 (~PHP 16,304.22)
  • Huawei Nova 5i Pro 8GB + 128GB – CNY 2,499 (~PHP 18,528.53)
  • Huawei Nova 5i Pro 8GB + 256GB – CNY 2,799 (~PHP 20,752.85)
  • Honor 9X Pro 8GB + 128GB – CNY 2,199 (~PHP 16,340.18)
  • Honor 9X Pro 8GB + 256GB – CNY 2,399 (~PHP 17,826.33)

If you are into the new punch-hole camera design, a dedicated macro lens, and fast charging, choose the Huawei Nova 5i Pro. However, if you are aiming for a phone with better viewing experience and wants a more affordable Kirin 810 smartphone, go with the Honor 9X.

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

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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  1. Mark says:

    Kelan ito sa pilipinas excited na ako ??

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