Huawei officially released a new annual flagship mobile phone Huawei Honor 9 in Shanghai on June 12. It is the same as Huawei Honor 8 in the product positioning that still with the main theme of design and camera. It also invited Hu Ge as the spokesperson, which attracted a lot of fans not only of the Xiaomi but also the fans of Hu Ge.

Appearance

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It offers four colors to choose, namely the charm of the sea blue, amber gold, magic night black and the seagulls gray which was released after invited Hu Ge as the spokesperson. In these colors, the charm of the sea blue, magic night black and seagulls gray is more similar to each other. In the light, the back cover can see a few vertical stripes, and they could change with the changes of the light when turn the phone, which gives us a sense of flowing.

Huawei Honor 9 Review

The camera still uses a flat design that the two cameras are not raised, which are hidden in the glass after the shell below, and the fingerprints moved to the front of the machine from the back, making the integration of the back of the phone has improved a lot.

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As for the front of the machine, it uses a concealed breathing light design, which is placed under the earpiece, the earpiece is placed at the top of it, the 8 million pixel front camera and three openings of the distance sensor.

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And the place of the "Honor" Logo was replaced by pre-fingerprint identification, which is not use the design of press-fit, and the color of the fingerprint area is the same as the front panel that is the first application in the mobile phone industry.

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There is a infrared remote control module at the top of Honor 9. It also built-in intelligent remote control APP in the Honor EMUI5.1 that the user can achieve the control on the TV, air conditioning, set-top box through the APP , which with highly practical.

Huawei Honor 9 Review

It uses a USB Type-C data interface, and retains the 3.5mm headphone jack. In addition, its Type-C interface also supports the output of digital music, which means that you can also use it to listen to music on the precondition that you have a corresponding headset.

Camera

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What makes us surprises is that Honor 9 did not use the double 12 million pixel black and white dual-shot program as Huawei Honor V9, but with a more high-end "black and white zoom dual camera" program. The main camera for the 12 million pixels (color), and the secondary camera for the 20 million pixels (black and white). It should be the same as Huawei P10 and Huawei Mate 9 with the paragraph of the Sony IMX286 + IMX350 or similar models without accident.The two lenses have the same focal length that both are 27mm, and have F / 2.2 aperture, supporting for laser focus, depth of focus, contrast focus and PDAF phase focus. We can look at the two pictures of its zoom contrast above.

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The Honor 9 continues the advantage not only in the two-shot zoom, but also the big aperture shooting. From the two photos above we know that there are obvious differences between them: one did not open the big aperture mode, the other opened a large aperture mode.

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Moreover, with the help of the large aperture mode that Honor9 has the excellent performance in the processing of the blurring edge that there will not happen the situation of excessive blur or fuzzy is not in place. As for the light source, it will automatically synthesize the effect of light points in order to further enhance the perception of photos.

Not only the big aperture camera and two times zoom, its basic imaging quality such as the white balance of the master, color reproduction, the details of the resolution is also enough to be satisfactory. And the camera function of Honor 9 also joined the portrait mode and dynamic photo shoot , which makes much upgrade in the play.

Performance
As for the hardware, it uses the Kirin 960 processor, which is the same as Huawei Mate 9, Huawei Mate 9 Pro, Huawei P10, Huawei P10 Plus, Huawei Honor V9 etc.This processor uses a 16nm process technology. Comparing to the Huawei Honor 8 with the Kirin 950 that the multi-core performance of the A73 architecture of Kirin 960 CPU has increased by 18%; the graphics processing performance of Mali G71MP8 GPU has increased by 180%.

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The Antutu run points of Huawei Honor 9 has reached as high as 1473.64 million, in which its CPU performance is 354.59 million that it is the best in this generation of mobile processors (in addition to Apple A series). The performance was very good in the Geekbench test that Kirin 960's Single-core run points up to 1869, and the multi-core is 6423 points.

It is equipped with a 3200 mAh battery that is much smaller than the Honor v9 while it is 4000 mAh. But the Honor 9 with a smaller size of the screen that the actual life should not be too much difference. Combined with our experience in the use of Huawei P10, its life should be enough for most users to support a day. In addition, it comes standard with a 9V 2A fast charge, which is the same as the honor 8 and Honor V9. In the test we know charge 50% of the electricity takes about 40 minutes, and about an hour to charge about 70% that fully charged will take about 100 minutes. What's more, it may be added to the power protection that about rest 2% power it will automatically shut down.

Special feature

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Hi-Fi: At the release conference, the CEOof the Honor said that it uses an AKM Hi-Fi chip, but unlike other Hi-Fi-enabled phones for there is no Hi-Fi switch in the system, maybe it is the default whole Hi-Fi.However, we can go on to set up the Huawei Histen sound in the music player like the picture.

Huawei Honor 9 Review

Multi-function Home key: it using the front fingerprint design. As for the program, it also supports multi-function Home button which is similar to Honor Magic that we can set their own in the navigation keys. As for the function, the Home button of Honor 9 can not only be used to unlock, it also has the function of touch back, long press the Home button, left and right sliding multi-tasking and voice assistan. What's more, it also supports infrared and NFC etc.

Summary:
Honor 9 as the first flagship product after the sell number of Honor reaches to the peak that almost all aspects have upgraded for us. Whether it is appearance, camera, or the spokesperson of Hu Ge that can become the reasons for people to buy it. In addition, the guarante of the supply which will promote the Huawei Honor 9 to become the most popular production in the mobile phone market this year.