HUAWEI Y9s vs HONOR 9X Comparison : 48 MP vs 48 MP!

The resemblance of the HUAWEI Y9s to the HONOR 9X is so remarkable, we decided to compare them for those who are wondering which model to get!

 

HUAWEI Y9s vs HONOR 9X Comparison : 48 MP vs 48 MP!

The HUAWEI Y9s and the HONOR 9X are remarkably alike – both offering 48 MP photography on the cheap!

However, as much as they may look alike, there are still some differences between the two smartphones…

HUAWEI Y9s vs HONOR 9X Comparison : 48 MP vs 48 MP!

Basic Design : Same

Both HUAWEI Y9s and HONOR 9X use the same pop-up 16 MP selfie camera, with a 6.59-inch notch-free display.

There are some minor differences in dimensions and weight, but they are basically the same in this respect.

Platform : Depends On Variant

The HUAWEI Y9s uses the same Kirin 710F as the HONOR 9X Malaysia Edition. The HONOR 9X Global Edition, on the other hand, is powered by the newer Kirin 810.

RAM + Storage : Depends On Variant

Both the HUAWEI Y9s and the HONOR 9X Malaysia Edition come with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.

The HONOR 9X Global Edition, on the other hand, is available in 4 GB or 6 GB RAM options, and 64 GB or 128 GB storage options.

Rear Cameras : Depends On Variant

The HUAWEI Y9s has the same triple-camera setup as the HONOR 9X Malaysia Edition. The HONOR 9X Global Edition lacks their 8 MP ultra-wide angle camera.

HUAWEI Y9s front and back

Connectivity : Depends On Variant

Both the HUAWEI Y9s and the HONOR 9X Malaysia Edition support WiFi-N, Bluetooth 4.2 and 4G LTE Cat13 uploads and Cat12 downloads.

The HONOR 9X Global Edition, on the other hand, supports WiFi-AC, Bluetooth 5.0 as well as 4G LTE Cat18 uploads and Cat21 downloads.

Fingerprint Sensor : Depends On Variant

The HUAWEI Y9s and HONOR 9X Global Edition come with a side fingerprint sensor, integrated into the Power button.

The HONOR 9X Malaysia Edition, on the other hand, uses a rear fingerprint sensor.

HONOR 9X rear

Battery + Charging : Same Battery, Different Fast Charging

Both HUAWEI Y9s and HONOR 9X come with the same 4,000 mAh battery, but differ in their fast charging support.

The HUAWEI Y9s only support 10 watt fast charging, while the HONOR 9X models support 18 watt fast charging.

Price : Same!

Here in Malaysia, the HUAWEI Y9s and HONOR 9X Malaysia Edition are priced at just RM 999 / ~S$326 / ~USD239 / ~£185 / ~A$353!

 

HUAWEI Y9s vs HONOR 9X Specifications Comparison

For an easier comparison, we created this table comparing the HUAWEI Y9s against the two HONOR 9X variants :

Specifications HUAWEI Y9s HONOR 9X Malaysia HONOR 9X Global
Display 6.59-inch IPS display
Display Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels (391 ppi)
Operating System EMUI 9.1
Platform HiSilicon Kirin 710F HiSilicon Kirin 810
Processor 4 x ARM Cortex-A73
4 x ARM Cortex-A53
2 x ARM Cortex-A76
6 x ARM Cortex-A55
Graphics Processor ARM Mali-G51 MP4 ARM Mali-G52 MP6
Memory 6 GB 4 GB / 6 GB
Storage 128 GB internal storage
microSD slot (up to 512 GB)
64 GB / 128 GB
microSD (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 16 MP camera (f/2.2)
Rear Cameras 48 MP main camera (f/1.8)
8 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.4)
2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
48 MP main camera (f/1.8)
No ultra-wide camera
2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
GPS GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / Beidou
SIM Support Dual nano SIMs, Dual Standby
4G LTE UL : Cat13 (150 Mbps)
DL : Cat12 (600 Mbps)
UL : Cat18 (200 Mbps)
DL : Cat21 (1.4 Gbps)
WI-FI 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz) 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
802.11a/ac (5 GHz)
802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 + 5 GHz)
Connectivity Bluetooth : BT 4.2
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Side-Mounted Rear-Mounted Side-Mounted
Battery 4,000 mAh Li-Po battery
10 W fast-charging
4,000 mAh Li-Po battery
18 W fast-charging
Dimensions 77.2 mm wide
163.1 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
77.3 mm wide
163.5 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
Weight 206 g 197 g

 

HUAWEI Y9s : Where To Buy

The HUAWEI Y9s is available in two colour options – Midnight Black and Breathing Crystal – starting 29 November 2019 in a single variant :

  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : RM 999 / ~S$326 / ~USD239 / ~£185 / ~A$353

Here are the online pre-order or purchase links :

Here in Malaysia, HUAWEI is offering a FREE HUAWEI Band 4 smartwatch worth RM 139. To redeem this free gift, please follow these steps :

  • Go to HUAWEI AppGallery and search for Member Center
  • Install and open the HUAWEI Center app
  • Scroll down to the Activities section
  • Tap on the HUAWEI Y9s Free Gift Redemption banner.
  • Fill in your personal information and submit them.

That’s it! HUAWEI will deliver your FREE HUAWEI Band 4 to you!

HUAWEI Y9s free gift redemption

 

HONOR 9X Price + Availability

The HONOR 9X Malaysia Edition is available in either Midnight Black or Sapphire Blue colour options beginning 28 November 2019 in a single variant.

  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : RM 999 / ~S$326 / ~USD239 / ~£185 / ~A$353

Here in Malaysia, HONOR is bundling it with a free HONOR Band 5 Sport.

Here are the online pre-order or purchase links :

 

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