Huawei Y9 (2019) versus Honor 8X

Ciara Alarcon
When Huawei launched its new AI-ready Kirin 710 chipset with 12nm FinFET, we already knew that the brand would soon feed us with more mid-range smartphones carrying this SoC. And through the said processor, no one could stop Huawei, together with its sub-brand Honor, to unveil capable devices with affordable price tags.

Huawei Y9 (2019) versus Honor 8X
Huawei Y9 (2019) versus Honor 8X

The latest additions to the growing Kirin 710-smartphones were the Huawei Y9 (2019) and Honor 8X. Packed with almost similar offerings, the two devices also have the same asking price of just Php12,999. Now, let’s put them inside our own battle sheet to see which phone can match you better.

Let’s dig deeper here!

Device Huawei Y9 (2019) Honor 8X
Dual SIM Yes, Nano + Nano Yes, Nano + Nano
Display 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD (2340 x 1080) 19.5:9 aspect ratio 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD (2340 x 1080) 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 396ppi
Dimensions 162.4mm x 77.1mm x 8.1mm 160.4mm x 76.6mm x 7.8mm
Weight 173 grams 175 grams
O/S Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2 Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
Chipset Kirin 710, 12nm FinFET HiSilicon Kirin 710, 12nm FinFET
CPU 64-bit 2.2GHz octa-core (4x2.2GHz Cortex-A73 + 4x1.7GHz Cortex-A53) 64-bit 2.2GHz octa-core (4x2.2GHz Cortex-A73 + 4x1.7GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G51 MP4, 28nm HPM Mali-G51 MP4, 28nm HPM
Memory 64GB 128GB
Storage Expansion up to 400GB, dedicated slot up to 256GB, dedicated slot
Main Camera 13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 20MP f/1.8 + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP f/2.0 + 2MP f/2.4 16MP f/2.0
Radio No Yes
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
Infrared No No
USB Micro, 2.0Micro, 2.0
OTG Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Face Recognition Yes Yes
Battery 4000mAh Li Ion, non-removable 3750mAh Li-Po, non-removable
Fast Charging No Yes
Wireless Charging No No
Price Php12,990 Php12,990

The Huawei Y9 (2019) and Honor 8X nearly look identical, and their similarities didn’t stop on their design, as the two smartphones have common denominators even on their features and specs.

Let’s begin with our display section. Putting them face to face, you’d hardly recognize which is which as they were both dominated by the same 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD panel with 2340 x 1080 resolution. In addition, they sport the same notched design, resulting into a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. To differentiate them, remember that the Y9 has dual selfie snappers housed inside its notch.

Under the hood, the Y9 and 8X are armed with a Kirin 710 chipset, paired with Mali-G51 MP4 graphics. Although they both have 4GB of RAM, Honor packed its device with a larger 128GB memory. The tricky part here, on the other hand, is that Huawei allows the Y9 to expand its storage up to 400GB, while the Honor 8X is limited only up to 256GB.

Honor 8X
Honor 8X

See Also: Honor 8X versus Huawei Nova 3i

In terms of its photography department, the Honor 8X is mounted with dual rear cameras that have better resolution, but Huawei Y9 bounced back easily through its dual front shooters. The Honor 8X boasts 20-megapixel f/1.8 + 2-megapixel main sensors, while Huawei geared the Y9 with 16-megapixel f/2.0 + 2-megapixel f/2.4 selfie snappers.

Jumping off to their stamina, the Huawei Y9 (2019) is juiced with a larger 4000mAh battery capacity. But even if the Honor 8X has a slightly smaller 3750mAh battery, the device still supports fast charging. 

The Huawei Y9 (2019) and Honor 8X are both priced at just Php12,990.

Which side are you on?


Huawei Y9 (2019) - Larger storage expansion, better front camera setup, bigger battery capacity
Honor 8X - Larger internal storage, better main camera resolution, Fast Charging

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