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Huawei Honor 9i: An Admirable Performer

The communication is the most required element in routine life. There are various means of communication invented and innovated over a period. Before a few years only, the prime mean of communication was a telephone which got replaced by cell phones. However, the basic cell phones had limited utility as people were able to send an SMS or make a phone call only. With the introduction of high speed internet and smartphone, the mode of communication also got changed to a large extent. The present age is known as the age of smartphone where the user is no more dependent on phone calls or SMS.

There are messengers and applications with the help of which it is easy to talk or exchange information over the internet. For this reason, only the use of smartphone has been increased and so is the demand. Various makers have therefore come up with different models with latest features. One of such known Chinese brand is Huawei. 

Until a few years, back very less people used to know that Huawei also manufactures mobile phones. So from no recognition to the famous brand introducing best in class features better than any other mobile phone manufacturer, Huawei has raised the bar. Everything about Huawei’s mobile handsets keeps getting better and better. Each new device that they introduce turns out to be astonishingly amazing. Continuing their streak of introducing a most remarkable smartphone, Huawei has come up with the new handset, and they call it Honor 9i. So the new Huawei Honor 9i has specs and features which are mentioned below. Let’s have a thorough reading:


So Huawei launched Honor 9i on October 14th, 2017. The device is manufactured by Huawei under the brand name Honor, and there is no model number assigned to the device it’s just 9i. Honor 9i runs on Android Nougat and shockingly the not updated Nougat which is Android v7.0. The user interface is designed by Huawei itself and is referred as EMUI by the company. Honor 9i arrives with Android 7.0 topped by EMUI 5.1 which is the latest user interface. This model supports dual SIM and has a hybrid slot which means the user can use either one SIM and a memory card or two SIMs. Both the SIM slots require nanoSIM to function. This device supports 4G (Indian bands), 3G and 2G. VoLTE support is provided for highquality calling experience. There is a fingerprint sensor added an extra layer of security.

Design and Display

The dimensions of this handset are 156.2 x 75.2 7.5 mm, and it weighs 164 grams which is pretty heavy compared to other smartphones in the same budget segment. The device is made in all metal both on front and rear sides. There are three colour variants available for this device namely, aurora blue, graphite black and prestige gold. The display on this device is 5.9 inches which is fairly large compared to its competitors. Screen resolution on this handset is 1080 x 2160 pixels with pixel density of 409 pixels per inch (PPI). The display on this device is IPS LCD type so it the view isn’t changed whenever the viewing angle is changed. This handset works on capacitive touch and supports multi-touch up to 10 finger points. The screen to body ratio is 76.48% which makes clear that the device will be a bit bulky. Hence as per the experts, the design of this model gets full marks.

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Performance and Storage

Huawei Honor 9i is backed by HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor. It contains two quadcore chipsets. Namely, Cortex A53 clocked at 2.36GHz, and other Cortex A53 clocked at 1.7GHz which makes it an octacore device. The 64bit architecture of the processor makes sure that the device performs efficiently and the battery use is optimal. Graphics on this device are handled by Mali-T830 MP2 GPU which can handle highend gaming graphics with ease. Moreover, this device also has a 4GB RAM for efficient multitasking without any lag. The device has internal memory of 64 GB which can be expanded up to 128 GB with the help of the memory card. For the user, therefore, it becomes much easy to store lots of data in the form of images, videos, and songs.

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The device has the impressive feature of the camera. Unlike any other device in the same budget, this device arrives with four cameras. The rear camera is not a single one; there are two lenses of 16MP + 2MP combining to form a rear camera. The shots captured on the rear camera are well lighted and have balanced exposure. Clarity is not compromised in the picture taken by the rear camera. However, this device doesn’t support OIS, but it comes with dual LED flash to capture bright images in the night. It captures the images with 4616 x 3464pixel resolution. One can control exposure compensation and ISO from settings. The videos recorded in this videos have 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second frame rate. The front camera is also a 13MP + 2MP shooter with an aperture of f2.0 and an LED flash. The battery on this device is 3340mAh and non-user replaceable.

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Network and Connectivity

This device supports dual SIMs but it has a hybrid slot, so if one uses a memory card then only one SIM can be used. Wi-Fi is provided on this device to access the internet wirelessly; one can also use Wi-Fi directly to cast device screen on smart TV. Bluetooth v4.1 is provided for wireless data sharing and other media pairing requirements. This device can be charged, and files on it can be synced with microUSB v2.0. GPS on this device can be used for navigation purpose provided there is an internet connection.


The device has a 3.5mm headphone socket for the better sound experience. Light, proximity, accelerometer and compass sensor are inbuilt on these devices. The price of Huawei Honor 9i in India has been set to Rs.18000. It is a fair purchase considering the price and features provided.


He is an advisor with an experience of more than 7 years. He has worked for topmost firms in India and has been a visiting faculty at many reputed institutes in India. Currently based in Pune, He is a name to reckon with when it comes to financial management for big brands. A post-graduate in business economics, he is an alumni of Princeton University, USA. During his free time, Arwind teaches children from marginalised sections of society and also work on his blog. Tech Brief Stuff

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