Huawei Y9
Huawei Y9

The dual-SIM Huawei Y9 (2019) runs on EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It sports a 6.5-inch (1080×2340 pixels) FullView Display with a 3D curved design, and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the Kirin 710 processor and comes with AI Power 7.0. it comes in 3GB RAM + 64GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage models. There’s no clarity on which variant will come to India.

The Huawei Y9 (2019) comes with Fingerprint 4.0 identification technology that is claimed to unlock the smartphone in 0.3 seconds. The upgraded fingerprint technology also includes fingerprint navigation that enables users to manage all the notifications with one key. It packs a 4,000mAh battery, and connectivity options include Bluetooth, Micro USB, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hot Spot, and GPS / AGPS / Glonass. Sensors on board include fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gravity sensor, and gyroscope.

Also known as Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus in China

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2018, October
StatusAvailable. Released 2018, October
BODYDimensions162.4 x 77.1 x 8.1 mm (6.39 x 3.04 x 0.32 in)
Weight173 g (6.10 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.5 inches, 103.7 cm2 (~82.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~396 ppi density)
MultitouchYes
– EMUI 8.2
PLATFORMOSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUMali-G51 MP4
MEMORYCard SlotmicroSD, up to 400 GB
Internal128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERADual16 MP, f/2.0, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Video1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERADual13 MP, f/1.8
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
FeaturesHDR
Video1080p@30fps
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 а/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
RadioFM radio
USBmicro USB 2.0
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
– Charging 5V/2A 10W
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
MISCColorsMidnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Aurora Purple

 

The Huawei Y9 2019 is, by far, one of my favorite mid-range smartphones this year. Its large display provides a great viewing experience while its overall performance is just enough to be used as my daily driver (do note that I play A LOT on my phone every day). The camera capabilities, especially its Night mode feature, is impressive for its price while the battery life is above average as compared with other phones that has a large screen size.