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 Pro||Honor 9X Pro|
|6.26-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) 19.5:9 IPS display, 412ppi||6.59-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) LTPS IPS display, 391ppi|
|HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7nm) 2.27GHz octa-core CPU||HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7nm) 2.27GHz octa-core CPU|
|Mali-G52 GPU||Mali-G52 GPU|
|6GB, 8GB RAM||8GB RAM|
|128GB, 256GB storage||128GB, 256GB storage|
|microSD up to 256GB||microSD 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 camera||16MP F2.2 pop-up front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)||Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)|
|3.5mm audio jack||3.5mm audio jack|
|USB Type-C||USB 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 charging||4,000mAh battery|
|156.1 x 73.9 x 8.3 mm||163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm|
|178 g||206 g|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
- Dedicated macro lens
- Higher front camera resolution
- Fast charging capability
- 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.
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