Huawei Honor 9i Price in Dubai, UAE  

Huawei Honor 9i

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INTRODUCTION

Honor 9i
Honor 9i

Huawei has recently launched its middle-range smartphone known as Honor 9i which is doing great in the market. The Honor 9i is a 64GB variant that hosts powerful octa-core processor along with 4GB of RAM. The performance of the phone is backed by a long-lasting battery. It is a four-camera device that has a dual rear camera as well as dual selfie shooter. The screen is full HD that produces crisp and clear display.

The Honor 9i comes in different colors like Aurora Blue, Prestige Gold and Graphite Black. The phone was launched in the month of September 2017 and Huawei has targeted the Android users from the medium priced segment.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Honor 9i Design and Display
Honor 9i Design & Build

Huawei Honor 9i is completely covered with metal and has sleek look. It is curved on the edge that gives a decent appearance. The dimensions of the device are 156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5 mm and it weighs only 164 grams. The front side of the phone has a large display of 5.9-inches which is full HD and has a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The screen comes with different viewing angles that make the display clear and bright even when exposed to daylight.

The dual front camera is placed just above the screen. The dual primary camera along with the flash is placed on the rear side followed by a fingerprint sensor. The volume controller and the power buttons are on the left side of the phone. The Honor 9i like other Huawei phones looks bigger in hand but it is sleek enough to hold comfortably.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Honor 9i Gaming Performance
Honor 9i Gaming Performance

The Huawei Honor 9i is encompassed with loads of premium features to provide superior performance to the users. It runs on Android 7.0 topped with EMUI 5.1 skin. The 9i is powered by a Kirin 659 octa-core processor that is clocked at 2.36GHz. The same is accompanied with a 4GB RAM. The device is smart enough to deliver seamless performance without any lags. One can easily play high-end games while doing multitasking too.

The Honor 9i is a dual SIM smartphone that supports internet connectivity to 4G along with VoLTE. It has an internal storage capacity of 64GB which is not expandable. There is no dedicated slot neither the SIM slot can be used for memory expansion. In case you require a lot of memory space on mobiles phones, only then, this would be a problem. Otherwise, the default memory can still store lots of data.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Honor 9i Camera
Honor 9i Four Camera

The Honor 9i comes packed with four cameras, two in the front and two at the back. The dual rear camera is of 16MP accompanied with dual LED flash can click great pictures even in dull lighting conditions. The front camera is again dual of 13MP assisted with a soft flashlight to capture better selfies anytime. The same can be used for video calling too. Both the cameras come with inbuilt features to give HD quality pictures.

Video recording can be performed in HD, Full HD and 2160p quality at 30 frames per second.

The 9i can play a wide range of audio and video files that makes it the best performing entertainer from the company. It hosts FM radio and also comes with 3.5 mm of the audio jack.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

The latest Huawei version is powered by a huge 3340 mAh battery which can easily last for a day. The battery is Li-Ion and is non-removable too. It is enabled with quick charging feature that will not disappoint you anytime.

The dual SIM slots of the phone are enabled with 2G, 3G, and 4G along with VoLTE. The device also provides wireless connectivity of many types like Wifi, GPS, Bluetooth V4.0, WLAN, HotSpot, etc., whereas it comes with microUSB 2.0 as wireless connectivity options.

The Honor 9i is embedded with different sensors like a fingerprint, ambient light, proximity, compass, accelerometer, and gyroscope.

PROS AND CONS

The Huawei Honor 9i is a high-end performing smartphone to deliver on par performance when compared with other smartphones in the similar price range.

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Superior processor
  • Dual front camera along with soft flashlight
  • Dual rear camera along with dual LED flash
  • Huge battery capacity
  • Embedded with many sensors
  • Larger RAM size for lag-free performance
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • A micro SD slot can be created to expand the memory if required
  • USB-C is the new norm - Huawei must adapt fast

ONLINE STORES

  • img-ques What networks is the phone capable of connecting to?
  • img-ans It can connect to 4G LTE conforming to VoLTE networks. It has the support of 3G HSPA/UMTS and 2G EDGE/GPRS cellular networks. Apart from that, the phone can connect to wireless networks compliant to IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ ac networks.
  • img-ques Is the phone Dual-SIM supportive?
  • img-ans Yes, it has support of dual Nano-SIM cards. It is an hybrid SIM slot which works as a dual SIM smartphone or put a microSD card in to expand the memory of your phone.
  • img-ques What is included in the box?
  • img-ans Apart from the device, the things that you can get in the box are : USB Connector Earphones Transparent Back Case Travel Adapter SIM Tray Ejector Tool Warranty Card.
  • img-ques What sensors are available in the device?
  • img-ans The sensor of Honor 9i are : Fingerprint sensor, Digital compass, Ambient light Sensor, Proximity sensor and Accelerometer.
  • img-ques What are the dimensions?
  • img-ans On coming to dimensions, it measures 156.2 x 75 x 7.5 mm(height * width * thickness).
  • img-ques How much the device weigh?
  • img-ans The device weighs about 164 g.
  • img-ques What are the miscellaneous connectivity options?
  • img-ans The connectivity options present in the device are Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ ac (2.4/5GHz), Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0, USB-Type C, Near Field Communications (NFC), GPS, Galileo and VoLTE support too.
  • img-ques What are the camera specifications?
  • img-ans The device has been launched with a dual camera setup at both front and back. The rear-camera features 16MP + 2MP lens with ‘bokeh’ effect whereas the front-camera features 13MP + 2MP lens.
  • img-ques Is it IP68 certified?
  • img-ans No, the device isn’t water/dust resistant.
  • img-ques Which OS is present in the phone? Will it receive OTA updates?
  • img-ans The device has been launched with Android v7.0 Nougat pre-installed with company’s own EMUI v5.1 mounted on the top. Yes. it will receive OTA updates.
  • img-ques What is the device’s battery capacity?
  • img-ans The device packs a 3340 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery. It comes with a micro-USB charger i.e no fast-charging support.
  • img-ques Which processor it is powered by?
  • img-ans The chipset is powered by company’s in-house Kirin 659 with octa-core processor with features Mali T830 MP2.
  • img-ques Does it have a fingerprint sensor?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone has a fingerprint-sensor for fast-unlocking that is present on the back side of the phone.
  • img-ques What is the type and size of the display?
  • img-ans The display features a 5.9-inch screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and has the resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels.
  • img-ques What are the colour options for the device?
  • img-ans The Honor 9i comes in three colour options i.e Prestige Gold, Aurora Blue, and Graphite Black.
  • img-ques How much the device will cost?
  • img-ans The Honor 9i smartphone costs around 999 AED in Dubai, UAE.