Huawei third largest smartphone manufacturer and primarily known for bringing competition by offering new at a low price. This year Huawei has launched many smartphones in budget price range including Huawei’s Y series and Mate 10 Lite and P20 Lite. In this article, we will review Huawei Y9 2018.
We are going to see one of the Huawei latest smartphone Huawei Y9 (2018), which is a mid-range smartphone.
- The device features a 5.98-inch FHD+ screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160 x 1080 resolution.
- Under the hood, the device is powered by Kirin 659 Octa-core processor with 3GB of Ram and 32GB of native storage (MicroSD card slot for expansion).
- Quad camera configuration, a Dual rear camera which is 13MP with aperture f/2.2 + 2MP sensor, a dual front camera which is 16MP with aperture f/2.0 + 2MP with AR lens that changes the background in real-time and supports 1080p videos.
- Facial Unlock feature- fast but not secure as iPhone X’s Face ID.
- EMUI 8.0 on the top of Android 8.0 Oreo.
- Non-removable 4,000 mAh battery powers the device.
- Dual-SIM phone.
Design and Display
Huawei Y9 (2018) is made up of aluminum alloy body with smooth furnished rear and edges are well rounded. Volume and power buttons are present on the right side of the smartphone.
On the back side of the phone, dual cameras and dual tone dual-LED flash are present at the top left corner. There is fingerprint sensor which is at the center of the back of the phone and on Huawei emblem is present which is very close to the bottom.
At the front side of the phone, top bezel contains a dual camera setup, earpiece, and some sensor while bottom bezel includes Huawei logo.
The dimensions of the phone are 75.3 mm width, 157.2 mm length and 7.89 mm thickness and the smartphone weighs 170g.
The screen size is 5.93-inch, with display type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and 1080 x 2160 pixels. Its pixel density is 407 PPI while the screen-to-body ratio is 77% and 16M colors. Huawei Y9 (2018) has an FHD+ display with 2.5D curved glass.
Huawei Y9 (2018) has Quad camera setup. The rear dual camera setup which has a 13MP primary with aperture f/2.2 and 2MP secondary snapper and dual tone dual-LED flash on the board to provide brightness in low light conditions
The front dual camera setup which has a 16MP primary with aperture f/2.0 and 2MP secondary snapper with features like HDR, panorama, autofocus, touch focus and geotagging.
Portrait mode on the front and back both work fine depend highly on the lights.
Huawei Y9(2018) is powered by Silicon Kirin 659 chipset with Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.36Ghz and ARM Mali-T830 MP2 type of GPU is used, which is adequate and runs most mid-level 3D games without any hiccups or issues
The smartphone has 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage, and there is microSD card slot which allows memory to expand up to 256GB.
Facial unlocking and fingerprint sensors are available, and other sensors like ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity are also present.
Huawei Y9(2018) comes with Android Oreo 8.0 and EMUI 8.0. EMUI 8.0 is Huawei’s simple version of the Android skin. The company claims that this EMUI 8.0 is much lighter than the other home skins. Although there is some lag when shifting through multitasking view or opening new applications.
Network and connectivity
The smartphone has 2G (GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps), 3G (Up to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA) and 4G (Up to 300 Mbps) support.
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile is available with Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Wi-Fi Direct) and allows connectivity through micro USB v2.0.
There is no wireless charging.
Non-removable Li-Poly 4,000 mAh battery powers the smartphone. Which provides a 2-day battery life but the battery life highly depends on your usage. Even under heavy usage, it lasts for 1 day without any worries.
Huawei Y9 (2018) is available in three colors Blue, Black and Gold for just 25,000 PKR.