Honor 9N has attention grabbing aesthetics
Huawei phones have lately been really stylish, and Honor 9N is no less. For the budget which the phone falls in, Honor 9N makes a serious style statement compared to its competitors. It is the only phone in the budget to have notched display like the flagships and thus it would make a lot of buyers sway towards it. The front has less bezels around the FHD+ 5.84 inched screen with 2.5D glass that feels premium. The back however has the trademark Huawei glossy finish like the Honor 9 Lite.
Notched display on a Budget
The phones costs between 11,999 INR to 17,999 INR with the top spec getting 4GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage for all your movies, games, music and more. The phone has a notch just like the flagship phones from Apple and OnePlus. If you do not like the notch you can turn it off in the settings. The notch, though small houses a front camera, earpiece, proximity sensor and Huawei has even managed to drop in a notification light in the notch. The display itself has resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels with an aspect ration of 19:9, it is an LCD panel but its really good. We personally feel the display is slightly on the cooler side, which is not a big issue as this is adjustable in the settings.
Good Performance, does not heat!
Huawei Honor 9N comes with an older processor i.e. Kirin 659 SoC. Huawei has reserved this processor for their budget smartphones but the processor seems to show its age now. During intense gaming sessions you can definitely see dropped frames but the phone does not seem to heat up at all, which is a good thing. 9N comes with Anroid 8.0 Oreo and with a layer of EMUI 8.0 skin on top of it. As much as we love the stock android this skin is actually feature rich. The skin is customizable in looks and it also comes with a security patch making your phone even safer. Not all is rosy when it comes to EMUI, a lot of bloatware is also comes preinstalled on the device. Though in Huawei’s credit you can actually uninstall most of the bloatware apps.
We feel the animations and transitions are a bit too heavy on the hardware that results in jerky and laggy experience which plays a spoilsport more often than not. The older SoC is to be blamed here but the only good point is host of customizations and features you get with the skin.
Average Battery Life
9N comes with a 3000 mAh battery which seems disappointing on paper. The same is not the case in reality, the battery does last a day with casual usage. Even with slightly busy usage of the phone the battery does last well. Huawei could probably improve its charging times as a full charge takes longer than we are used to with other devices in the same price range.
Camera shoots good photos, not great
On the back, Honor 9N has horizontally aligned dual camera setup with two sensors being at 13MP f/2.2 and 2MP for gauging the depth information in frame ( bokeh ). The camera specs seem bland even for midranger but the camera is actually impressive. The camera app is easy to use and all the features are decently accessible. The camera takes natural skin tones but we felt the dynamic range could have been better, as brightly lit scenes had blown highlights in multiple conditions.
Focusing speed is good but drops significantly I low light conditions, even the focus accuracy seemed to suffer but it was not a deal breaker. Hold the phone steady for another 1-2 seconds and you will get sharp images. The edge detection in portrait mode is not all that great and more often than not we came up with not so amazing images. Regular seflie camera at 16 MP is actually good.
Overall we feel the camera setup is marginally better than Moto G6 but definitely falls way behind than redmi note 5 pro camera.
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