Huawei Y9 (2019) vs Honor 8X specs comparison

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:

SpecificationHuawei Y9 (2018)Honor 8X
Display6.5-inch 19.5:9 Full HD+ IPS display @2340 x 1080px, 396ppi6.5-inch 19.5:9 Full HD+ IPS display @2340 x 1080px, 396ppi
Glass type3D Curved Glass2.5D Curved Glass
CPUHiSilicon Kirin 710 4x cortex a73 2.2ghz + 4x cortex a53 1.7ghz Octa-core ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 710 4x cortex a73 2.2ghz + 4x cortex a53 1.7ghz Octa-core Processor
GPUMali-G51 MP4Mali-G51 MP4
Storage64GB internal storage64GB/128GB internal storage
SIMDual-SIM (nano, nano)Dual-SIM (nano, nano)
MicroSDExpandable via microSD (dedicated)Expandable via microSD (dedicated)
Rear Camera16MP f/2.0 + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras20MP f/1.8 PDAF + 2MP rear cameras, LED flash
Front Camera13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 AI dual front cameras16MP f/2.0 front camera
WiFiWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHzWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
PortMicro USB 2.0Micro USB 2.0
3.5mm audio portYesYes
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
- Fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
OSEMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)EMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery4,000mAh battery3,750mAh battery

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Huawei Y9 (2019)

  • 3D curved glass
  • Secondary front camera lens
  • Larger battery capacity

Honor 8X


  • 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.

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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18 Responses

  1. jet says:

    di ba 6.3 screen lang si honor 8x? and ung sa y9, 4gb ung available, wala naman 3gb.

  2. John says:

    Have you guys tested if the Y9’s battery performs better? Since you did mention in the article that a bigger battery doesn’t mean better or longer performance. Hehe

  3. Joyce says:

    Im gonna go with the y9 in this one…… but i have yet to choose between the huawei y9, the samsung a7, and the zenfone max pro m2. Any suggestions?

  4. maria luisa tamayo says:

    HOW about when it comes to warranty? it has been said that the 8x are no longer connected to huawei . ??

    • Zhems says:

      Yes it’s not connected sa Huawei, kasi may sarili na silang brand and it is “Honor”.

  5. pogi si arvin duque ng tarlac

  6. Pits says:

    Honor 8x does not support 802.11ac or commonly known as 5G wifi.

  7. marvin says:

    check natin mabuti specs depende sa kung ano ang gusto natin. For me Honor 8x sa battery 250mah lang ang difference. Although Honor 8x is generally a Huawei software. It has bigger RAM and ROM including Megapixel of camera. For me bigger capacity of storage is better. About the deisgn, maganda rin ang kakayahan ng Honor 8x. waterproof siya saka maganda ang style. simple yet much functionable.

    • Ton says:

      Yes boss. Same observation. Between Y9 and Honor 8x, sa Honor 8x ako. Very worth its price, matibay at mabilis.

  8. Noemi ando says:

    For me i’ll Go with the honor 8x

  9. anne says:

    tagal ko na gusto bumili ng phone pero di ako makadecide kung y9 or honor 8x. former nova 3i user ako. sabi di daw kasing durable at quality ng huawei ang honor kaya mejo hesistant ako. may isa pang nga akong option, honor 10 lite. i like the specs of honor 8x but prefer it slim like nova 3i. ang hirap kasi hawakan, ang lapad.. any suggestion please… thanks!

    • kramark says:

      Hi, just wondering kung bakit pinalitan mo yung nova 3i mo. Di ba mas maganda yun kaysa sa y9 (2019) at honor 8x? ?

  10. Imlil says:

    Who has a better camera?
    Y9 4000mb on battery which is good

  11. Imlil says:

    Who has a better camera?
    Y9 4000mb on battery which is good
    I think I go with honor x8

  12. jobert_sucaldito says:

    The battery used on the y9 2019 is li-lon which are cheaper to produce than the honor 8x which has li-po, hence the 8x is more premium, even build materials, I just bought both.

  13. marrakech says:

    Does Wich one have a better camera? and also on the battery wich, one is good?

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