With the change of time and technology, there are lots of new things that have affected the human life. The way of communication is the first point that has changed the life of people. The last decade was dedicated to the use of basic mobile phones where the user was able to call or send text messages. However, the human requirements have been much more than that, and that is why the expert minds invented the Android technology and smartphone with touchscreen. This small but magnificent device has changed the whole way of communication as there is almost no task left which cannot be achieved with the help of the smartphone. That is the reason why many new brands are also seen in the smartphone market as the makers know that the demand for smart devices is regularly increasing.
Honor is a sub-brand of the company Huawei. This Honor series includes mobile computing devices like smartphones, tablets and other wearable technologies like water-proof activity tracker and health band. Honor’s headquarters is located in Shenzhen, China. Honor is currently sinking its roots in the world market, like Redmi. With the growing number of sales of brands like Redmi, Moto, Samsung – Honor is one of those brands which take care of your needs at a cheaper rate and is power packed with amazing features. Honor 9i runs on Android Nougat which power packed cameras, smooth user interface, and a powerful 4GB ram.
Honor 9i has a bezel-less 5.9-inch display while it has the same size of a regular 5.5-inch display phone. The seamless bezel-free display of Honor 9i gives it a stunning and striking display. The pixel density is 409 PPI. It has a fullview screen. It has FHD view, 2160 x 1080, which means it has four times more pixels as compared to normal HD view, 1080 x 720. With the help of the better screen quality, the users can have a better view of images and videos.
The design is one of the highlights of this phone. It has a metal unibody which gives it a premium feel and a strong solid built. The rear camera is slightly raised and protected by a metal rim from scratches. The phone also has a matte finish, curved edges, a very slim bezel and a display aspect ratio of 18:9 which make it very comfortable to hold.It dimensions are 156.20 x 75.00 x 7.50. It weighs 164 gms. The design of the device makes it look more elegant.
The phone supports dual sim facility–two NANO sim slots. It also supports 2G,3G,4G network connections. Apart from this, the regular connections include Wi-Fi Direct, Huawei Share, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG support, and BT v4.1 with A2DP, EDR, and BLE. With the help of the excellent connectivity options, the device can be easily connected to any other device for the transfer of the data.
Sensors included on this phone are – proximity sensor, accelerometer, fingerprint sensor, digital compass, and ambient light sensor.They help the user to carry out various tasks effectively and also make them easy.
Software and performance
Honor 9i runs on the company’s proprietary skin of EMUI 5.1 out of the box. Running on Android Nougat 7.0, the overall effect of a smooth and sleek user interface is there. It also exudes the single-hand mode which complements the large screen display. Honor 9i has a Huawei Kirin 659 Octa Core Processor, with 4*cortex -A53 2.36 GHz and 4*cortex A53 1.7 GHz. This is quite a powerful processor. It does not get heated up but long gaming hours can warm the phone a little bit. Playing games and watching HD visuals is a pleasure on this phone. Power intensive tasks like gaming do drain the battery, but otherwise, the battery life is quite decent and would last a working day. Using the power saver mode will hamper other background apps as it aggressively shuts down most of the apps. The quality processor of the device helps the user to chat, call and use other features quickly as the device does not lag.
The camera is known as the most important feature of any of the device, and hence the makers have paid sufficient attention to this part of the device as well. One of the best features of this phone is the camera. Honor 9i is packed with two front-facing cameras – 13 MP and 2 MP with ‘soft flash’ and f2.0 aperture which also provides you with bokeh effects and pro finishes, and two rear cameras – 16 MP and 2 MP.
Battery and storage
It has a non-removable battery of 3340 mAh. The battery does last a normal working day. However, there is no fast charging option available with this phone. Hence those who use it for profession or business also do not need to worry about being the battery discharged.
Since Honor 9i sports a 4GB RAM, it has inbuilt 64 GB storage. It is expandable up to 128 GB with a micro SD slot.
Currently, Honor 9i is priced at Rs. 17,999. With four inbuilt cameras and 4 GB ram, this phone is probably the only phone in the market, which boasts these features along with an FHD+ display (2180×1080).
Honor 9i comes in three colour variants – Prestige Gold, Graphite Black and Aurora Blue
Honor 9i has a stunning display no doubt, and the camera feature is sure to bring out the explorer in you. What sets apart Honor 9i is the camera and display, but the performance is average. Popular for its high-end bezel-less screen design, but overall it exhibits poor execution and lacklustre efforts precisely because there are other phones with near about the same specifications but at a cheaper rate. If camera, display and how the phone looks in your hand are your biggest concerns, then Honor 9i is the phone for you. The front camera is much better than the rear camera. There are other phones which would give Honor 9i a run for its money.