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H0nor 9S has a sturdy plastic built that makes it resistant against some falls while being immune to any fingerprint marks and smudges. It is equipped with an entry-level specs sheet and it is available at superbly affordable pricing making it a must-try for those on a tight budget.
- Sturdy & easy to grip form factor
- Dedicated memory card slot
- No Google Play Services
- Average entry-level processor
- Average cameras
Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei, launched Honor 9S in April 2020 with an Helio P22 processor on-board along with a bunch of other features. It runs on Android 10 which is the latest OS although without Google Play Services. The phone arrives with a justifiable display tech with HD resolution, a decent camera setup, and a decently-sized battery along with 32GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. Honor 9S is available at a price tag of Rs 6,990/-.
Honor 9S Price in India
Honor 9S being an entry-level smartphone from the brand comes with very affordable pricing. Honor 9S is available in 2GB + 32GB storage variant and is priced at RUB 6,990. Honor 9S is expected to launch in India by the end of June. Honor 9S price in India is speculated to be around Rs.6,990 and will be targeting the budget audience at this price.
Honor 9S is truly a budget phone and you can see it in its design as well. Upfront, the phone has thick bezels around the edges. There’s no notch on top but an old school notch-less form factor with thick top with a strongly thick chin. There’s a power button & volume rocker to the right. Flip the phone and you’ll get an unobstructed plastic-clad rear panel with Honor branding on the bottom half and a single camera setup arranged in a square camera setup on the top-left corner.
Talking about the display, Honor 9S sports a decent panel that justifies its entry-level tag. It has a 5.45” 720×1440 pixels resolution with a 73.8% screen-to-body ratio and 295 PPI density. Although the display isn’t anything like an AMOLED panel, it does justifies its price point with a competent display.
Honor 9S is equipped with an entry-level MediaTek Helio P22 12nm chipset clocked at a max 2.0GHz. It is accompanied by PowerVR GE8320 GPU along with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The phone also has a dedicated slot to extend memory further. The phone runs on Android 10-based Magic UI 3.1 but without Google Play Services on-board.
Honor 9S takes the queue from a boat-load of other smartphones who started taking cues from the iPhone 11. Here, Honor 9S sports a single 8MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture and autofocus along with a LED flash arranged in a square camera bump. It can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps and the same goes for its front camera. Flip the phone and you’ll get a 5MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.2 on its front in an old school notch-less display with thick bezels on top and chin.
Talking about the battery, Honor 9S packs in a decently sized 3,020 mAh Li-Po battery that should get your around a day worth of battery backup on light to moderate usage. The phone is equipped with an average charging speed so feel free to use your time somewhere else when the phone is charging.
Honor 9S, the entry-level phone from Huawei’s sub-brand has some of the most entry-level specs without any bragging and high pricing on it. The phone arrives with a decently sized battery, an entry-level processor, and a sturdy plastic body that allows it higher resistance against smudges & a few falls here and there. In all, it is a great phone for those looking for a phone that isn’t that expensive while enabling doing everyday tasks easily without any hassle.