Huawei Honor 9N review

7.4/10 AVG.
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7.4/10
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The Huawei Honor 9N currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.36 GHz
Screen Size
5.84"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gizbot

Honor 9N is basically the Honor 9 Lite with a bigger and better display. The device has some impressive set of features in the sub-Rs 15,000 price range that will please masses. For a starting price of Rs. 11,999, Honor 9N does a commendable job of being a budget Android device. It offers a premium...

- Sandeep Sarkar, Gizbot
Firstpost

While it does match the quality of both the Moto G6 and the ZenFone Max Pro M1 in terms of camera performance and looks far more appealing than both the phones, its the ageing chipset paired with the EMUI skin which brings the Honor 9N down. That said, if you want a notch on your phone, neither of i...

- Shomik Sen Bhattacharjee, Firstpost
Tech Ticker

The Honor 9N starts from Rs. 11,999 which is a good price for a phone that looks premium, has a good display and performs well. The battery backup is also decent. However, at this price point, there are other phones from manufacturers that offer better battery life and performance than Honor 9N. If...

- Anish, Tech Ticker
The Mobile Indian

The 9N is a gorgeous looking smartphone, which comes with the glass body and a premium looking display. On top of it, the device follows the latest 19:9 screen to body ratio, which makes the most affordable smartphone with a notch.

- Parth Pundir, The Mobile Indian
India Today

Having said that, if you're someone who liked the Honor 9 Lite and did not buy it for x, y or z reasons, the Honor 9N should fit your bill. To be a little more precise, if you're someone who likes to show off their smartphone and don't want to spend a fortune buying it, the Honor 9N should perfectly...

- Saurabh Singh, India Today


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Huawei released the Honor 9N on July 31, 2018.


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Huawei backs up the Honor 9N with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.84"

The Huawei Honor 9N's screen size is 5.84 inches with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.36 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 659 Octa core 2.36 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64/128 GB

Internal memory is 32/64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3000 mAh battery.

Honor 9N Specs

Overview
Release date July 31, 2018
Regions available India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1900/2100/850/900 /1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 659 Octa core 2.36 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64/128 GB
RAM 3/4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.42 W/kg
Languages English, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Carrying case, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, Robin Egg Blue, Sapphire Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.92 x 7.18 x 0.77 cm (5.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 152 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
Pixel density 432 pixels
Size 5.84 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Dual camera feature (2MP second camera), Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Huawei Honor 9i

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Critic Reviews


Gizbot

Striking design and feature-rich camera

from Gizbot

Honor 9N is basically the Honor 9 Lite with a bigger and better display. The device has some impressive set of features in the sub-Rs 15,000 price range that will please masses. For a starting price of Rs. 11,999, Honor 9N does a commendable job of being a budget Android device. It offers a premi...More

Honor 9N is basically the Honor 9 Lite with a bigger and better display. The device has some impressive set of features in the sub-Rs 15,000 price range that will please masses. For a starting price of Rs. 11,999, Honor 9N does a commendable job of being a budget Android device. It offers a premium design, crisp LCD display, and a feature-rich camera.

Read full review

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Firstpost

A good-looking device with a commendable camera

from Firstpost

While it does match the quality of both the Moto G6 and the ZenFone Max Pro M1 in terms of camera performance and looks far more appealing than both the phones, its the ageing chipset paired with the EMUI skin which brings the Honor 9N down. That said, if you want a notch on your phone, neither o...More

While it does match the quality of both the Moto G6 and the ZenFone Max Pro M1 in terms of camera performance and looks far more appealing than both the phones, its the ageing chipset paired with the EMUI skin which brings the Honor 9N down. That said, if you want a notch on your phone, neither of its contenders have that on offer, so it makes selecting the phones easier for you.

Read full review

Less

Tech Ticker

The budget premium phone

from Tech Ticker

The Honor 9N starts from Rs. 11,999 which is a good price for a phone that looks premium, has a good display and performs well. The battery backup is also decent. However, at this price point, there are other phones from manufacturers that offer better battery life and performance than Honor 9N....More

The Honor 9N starts from Rs. 11,999 which is a good price for a phone that looks premium, has a good display and performs well. The battery backup is also decent. However, at this price point, there are other phones from manufacturers that offer better battery life and performance than Honor 9N. If you are looking for a sleek phone for calls and occasional gaming, you cannot go wrong with this one.

Read full review

Less

The Mobile Indian

Impressive display and selfie camera

from The Mobile Indian

The 9N is a gorgeous looking smartphone, which comes with the glass body and a premium looking display. On top of it, the device follows the latest 19:9 screen to body ratio, which makes the most affordable smartphone with a notch.

Read full review

The 9N is a gorgeous looking smartphone, which comes with the glass body and a premium looking display. On top of it, the device follows the latest 19:9 screen to body ratio, which makes the most affordable smartphone with a notch.

Read full review

Less

India Today

Premium looks on a budget

from India Today

Having said that, if you're someone who liked the Honor 9 Lite and did not buy it for x, y or z reasons, the Honor 9N should fit your bill. To be a little more precise, if you're someone who likes to show off their smartphone and don't want to spend a fortune buying it, the Honor 9N should perfectly fit your bill.

Read full review

Having said that, if you're someone who liked the Honor 9 Lite and did not buy it for x, y or z reasons, the Honor 9N should fit your bill. To be a little more precise, if you're someone who likes to show off their smartphone and don't want to spend a fortune buying it, the Honor 9N should perfectly fit your bill.

Read full review

Less

Deccan Chronicle

The budget notch

from Deccan Chronicle

The Honor 9N is a great option for those who want a beautiful looking phone with the trendy notch. The handset does have its drawbacks such as a clunky interface and a delicate screen protection, for example.

Read full review

The Honor 9N is a great option for those who want a beautiful looking phone with the trendy notch. The handset does have its drawbacks such as a clunky interface and a delicate screen protection, for example.

Read full review

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NDTV

A sleek phone with a great display

from NDTV

The Honor 9N is a compact smartphone that sports a vibrant display, a fresh and modern design, and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The colour options are also quite funky, especially Robin Egg Blue, which is set to go on sale soon. That said, battery life is mediocre, performance is below averag...More

The Honor 9N is a compact smartphone that sports a vibrant display, a fresh and modern design, and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The colour options are also quite funky, especially Robin Egg Blue, which is set to go on sale soon. That said, battery life is mediocre, performance is below average, EMUI seems cluttered, and the cameras falter in low light.

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