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Honor 9 Review

Honor is one of those smartphone manufacturers who has been slowly but surely building their reputation in the market. Over the years, they have been improving their phone designs and specifications. We feel that their latest outing, Honor 9, is the culmination of their efforts.

This review delves into what makes this particular smartphone standout from the rest of the competition. We weigh all of its positive and negative aspects in order to help you make an informed choice on whether to get this phone or not.

Initial Thoughts

Despite being the brand’s latest model, the Honor 9 is an overly familiar phone in more ways than one. If there is anything wrong with it, it is that it lacks the spirit of innovation. It feels very much the same as the other phones put out by Honor in the past couple years albeit with a few updates in terms of hardware and software. Of course, this does not mean that the Honor 9 is not a great phone because it is.

Prospective buyers need to understand that the Honor 9 will not be obliterating its competition anytime soon. Instead, we guarantee that you that you will get a rather reliable device in the Honor 9. However, you can rest assured that it will be able to do what the other flagship phones do at a fraction of the price.

Design Elements

Right off the bat, the Honor 9 is able to catch your attention through its attractive shiny glass design. It comes in four different colors: blue, black, gray, and silver. In a time when everyone is trying to stand out, the Honor 9 is able to so in the simplest way possible and that is certainly commendable.

The front screen itself is rather plain yet it is not without merit. Interestingly, the fingerprint sensor at the bottom of the display works particularly well. This particular design choice is certainly a major change for the brand since they usually put their sensors on the back of the phone. Such a simple change does wonders as the fingerprint sensor is definitely easier to use here compared to other Honor phones.


It is also worth noting that the Honor 9 is a bit smaller than other flagship smartphones. It has a 5.5-inch screen with a 1080p resolution.  While it may be unimportant to some, but the phone’s screen size makes it fit into one’s hand perfectly. It also features Full HD that is well optimized.

Interface and User Experience

The Honor 9 sports the latest Android 7 software, coupled with Huawei’s Emotion UI 5.1, which is a pretty stellar combination, if we do say so ourselves. It offers users a better alternative to the stock Android OS while also giving room for users to customize as they see fit. Also, I would buy additional headphones for this model. Check out the latest gear at Headphoned.

Overall, we would say that the Honor 9 is a great buy. While it fails to break new ground, it is still a reliable phone that can do everything you need it to.

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