Huawei Y9 (2019) vs Honor 8X specs comparison
Kirin 710 chipsets are on the rise thanks to Huawei and Honor’s recent releases this year. Just a few days ago, the Huawei Y9 2019 was launched sporting the same processor with an affordable price. In this specs comparison, we’ll be putting it beside the Honor 8X to see which one has the upper hand aspect. Check it out!
Here are their detailed specs:
|Specification||Huawei Y9 (2018)||Honor 8X|
|Display||6.5-inch 19.5:9 Full HD+ IPS display @2340 x 1080px, 396ppi||6.5-inch 19.5:9 Full HD+ IPS display @2340 x 1080px, 396ppi|
|Glass type||3D Curved Glass||2.5D Curved Glass|
|CPU||HiSilicon Kirin 710 4x cortex a73 2.2ghz + 4x cortex a53 1.7ghz Octa-core Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 710 4x cortex a73 2.2ghz + 4x cortex a53 1.7ghz Octa-core Processor|
|GPU||Mali-G51 MP4||Mali-G51 MP4|
|RAM||3GB + 4GB RAM||4GB RAM|
|Storage||64GB internal storage||64GB/128GB internal storage|
|SIM||Dual-SIM (nano, nano)||Dual-SIM (nano, nano)|
|MicroSD||Expandable via microSD (dedicated)||Expandable via microSD (dedicated)|
|Rear Camera||16MP f/2.0 + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras||20MP f/1.8 PDAF + 2MP rear cameras, LED flash|
|Front Camera||13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 AI dual front cameras||16MP f/2.0 front camera|
|LTE||Dual 4G LTE||Dual 4G LTE|
|WiFi||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Port||Micro USB 2.0||Micro USB 2.0|
|3.5mm audio port||Yes||Yes|
|Biometrics||- Fingerprint scanner|
- Face Unlock
|- Fingerprint scanner|
- Face Unlock
|OS||EMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)||EMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)|
|Battery||4,000mAh battery||3,750mAh battery|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
Huawei Y9 (2019)
- 3D curved glass
- Secondary front camera lens
- Larger battery capacity
- Larger maximum internal storage capacity
- Higher main rear camera resolution
The Y9 2019 and the Honor 8X almost have the same specs with some slight differences. In terms of display, the 3D curved glass of the former gives a better curve on the display as compared with the latter’s 2.5D. We could say that it is an advantage since it gives the device a sleeker look. However, it could come off as a disadvantage if users decided to equip the screen with a tempered glass.
As said earlier, these smartphones sport the Kirin 710 which is the latest premium mid-range chipset of Huawei. Expect that both devices will perform smoothly during simple tasks such as browsing, file transferring, and social media posting. As for the gaming capabilities, if you have read our review on the Huawei Nova 3i then you should already have an idea by now how well it can run moderate to heavy games.
The Y9 2019 comes with a secondary front camera lens which helps in achieving that bokeh effect. The Honor 8X, on the other hand, has a higher main rear camera resolution. This doesn’t mean that the latter has a better camera performance. We’ll know more once we’ve taken sample shots from both devices and compare them with each other.
In terms of battery capacity, the Y9 2019 carries a larger one as compared with the Honor 8X. However, this does not mean that the former will have a longer battery life. Stay tuned as we’ll check their performances in the coming days.
Both the Huawei Y9 (2019) (4GB + 64GB) and the Honor 8X (4GB + 128GB) are priced at PHP 12,990. If you are aiming for a more “stylish” design (due to the 3D curved glass) and is fond of large battery capacities, you should pick the former. However, if you want more storage with a higher camera resolution, go with the latter.
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