Honor 9X, the latest Huawei mobile with WhatsApp and YouTube?

The Chinese brand renews its mid-range dodging Trump’s veto and maintaining all Google services.

Honor, the second Huawei brand, has presented its new Honor 9X mobile phone in Spain that, despite its notable advances over its predecessor the 8X, above all presumes that it has managed to dodge Donald Trump’s stocks to the brand’s mobiles China and continues to integrate the Android 9 Pie operating system and all Google services (Maps, WhatsApp, YouTube, Gmail, etc.).

In this way, the Asian manufacturer takes a truce in his fight against the US veto, which led him to present his Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, the new series of high-end mobiles that, for the first time, do not have pre-installed Google services.

The trick is that the Honor 9X was released in China at the end of July, taking advantage of the suspension of the ban from the US Administration for technology such as Google to support their devices. Now it arrives in Europe with all the features that Google and its Play Store app store allow.

And it is that the Chinese brand wants to position itself with strength in the mid-low range – mobile phones that cost between 200 and 350 euros -, increasingly competitive, especially for its Chinese rivals such as Oppo (which has just launched its second brand Realme) and Xiaomi. And it is difficult, if not impossible, to convince that millennial audience that demands strong benefits at a moderate price to spend 300 euros on mobile without WhatsApp or YouTube.

Technical characteristics

The Honor 9X comes equipped with a triple camera with a 48-megapixel (MP) main lens, an aperture of f / 1.8 and a half-inch sensor that allows users to capture photos more clearly. Its night mode (SuperNightMode), based on artificial intelligence algorithms, takes quality photos even in low light environments. It includes a camera with a wide-angle of 120 degrees with an eight-megapixel sensor and a third two-megapixel depth lens, especially for portraits.

The 6.59-inch screen uses IPS technology with a maximum resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels (Full HD +), which takes advantage of 91% of the front of the device. And it is that this Honor 9X adopts the periscope or pop-up front camera, which is hidden inside the chassis when it is not in use, which has already been used by other manufacturers such as One Plus (7Pro), Xiaomi (Mi 9 and Redmi K20), Oppo (Reno) or Samsung (Galaxy A80).

The camera includes a fall detection mechanism that retracts the camera when it detects a sudden acceleration such as a fall and also prevents any speck of dust or liquid from entering the mechanism.

In addition to the front screen, Honor also includes a touch of design on the back of your smartphone, with geometric diamond-shaped mosaics that reflect and refract the light to create an X-shaped design.

The Honor 9X works thanks to a Kirin 710F processor designed by Huawei, with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, which can be expanded up to 640 GB with a microSD. The 4,000 MHA battery, gives it a range of more than one day at full capacity. 

Mazhar Hassan

By Mazhar Hassan

Mazhar Hassan is a performance-driven and highly accomplished IT security specialist with more than 7 years of significant experience in Quality and Risk assurance. He had applied his skills in diverse domains which cover Business and Banking solutions. When not working you will find him spend his weekend watching movies or clubbing around.