Huawei Y9 (2018) review
Huawei Y9 (2018) is a mid range smartphone which comes with extremely good features. It has a massive 4000mh battery, 18:9 aspect ratio display, and Quad camera setup. The handset is powered by Kirin 659 chipset, Octa core processor, Mali T830 GPU, 3G RAM and 32GB Memory. There is a 5.93-inch diagonal touchscreen and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Huawei Y9 (2018) runs Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box. EMUI 8.0 interface installed there to polish apps and boost performance.
1 – 18:9 Display, Android Oreo
2 – Dual Rear and Dual Selfie optics
3 – Longer Life 4000mAh battery
4 – Kirin 659 SoC, Fingerprint sensor
1 – Only 5.93 inches screen
2 – Fast Charging not supported
3 – NFC and USB-C unavailable
Body and Design
Huawei Y9 (2018) is fabricated with metal. It is featuring 2.5D curved glass design. It measures 157.2 x 75.3 x 7.89 mm dimensions and weighs in 170 grams. You feel strong grip whenever you hold device. It has a 5.3-inch screen which follows trendy 18:9 format. Above the touchscreen, there are dual optics lenses embedded alongside notification LED and ear-piece. At the bottom, microUSB port is equipped along with speaker and 3.5 mm audio socket. On the right side, you are getting a Power Key and two Volume rockers. Dual SIM tray is situated at the left hand of device. Coming to the back, Dual Camera lenses are mounted with a LED flash. Fingerprint Scanner is embedded on back to fast unlock device. Its overall design is elegant and beautiful. You can buy Huawei Y9 in either of black, blue and gold.
Display and Software
Huawei Y9 (2018) flaunts a 5.93-inch IPS LCD display which is slightly small according to latest trend of 5.7 inches screen but good from all viewing angles. It is supported with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution to provide you perfect bright, sharp and beautiful pictures. You can enjoy each moment on screen with vivid and vibrant colors production. The color saturation is too good. Its contrast ratio is just fine. Here is negligible issue is that display reflects rays in direct sunlight which make it slightly difficult to watch videos.
Talking about software, Huawei Y9 has latest software of its era, The Android 8.0 (Oreo), which is skinned with EMUI 8.0 overlay. The Combo gives perfect smooth performance. Android Oreo is 2X faster than the previous Android Nougat. Huawei Y9 (2018) has more beautiful interface and it enables several new features such as Picture-in-Picture mode, Background apps optimization, Quick Autofill, Smart Text Selection, Notification Dots, Background limits, Android Instant Apps, and Google Assistance. It supports ‘Batter Life Saver’ which restrains device to consume extra battery power.
Chipset and Performance
Huawei Y9 (2018) has a HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC which is a mid-range chipset aimed to approach the flagship level performance. The device is equipped with an Octa core processor which has 4 cores ticking at 2.36GHz frequency and 4 cores runs at 1.7GHz speed. The Huawei Y9 ensures that you can play heavy apps steadily without any pause. It is aided by 3GB RAM which lets you run your favorite heavy games smoothly. Sadly sorry, The Y9 (2018) is not available in 4GB RAM variant. In terms of graphics, Mali-T830 GPU is enough to manage your graphical videos and animated games.
Camera and Selfie
Nowadays, Photography and Selfies are the part of our life. It offers you to save your precious moments to share them with your friends. So, Huawei is introducing Y9 (2018) which has a Quad Camera setup to make your experience better in moderate price. Dual optical eyes are present on rear while the other dual lenses are installed on front. Talking about photography, the 13MP + 2MP snappers are quick responsive and shoot amazing FHD videos and more beautiful images. Daylight camera performance is so good and the performance of low light photography also can’t be neglect. LED flash assists camera to shoot more brightness. You can get brighter pictures with HDR mode. Panorama and other camera features are enhanced to add beauty effect. It can take fine blurred background images.
Selfie section is so cool. It has Dual Selfie Cameras 16MP and 2MP respectively. Bokeh effect and intelligence camera technology made it feel for you to have good shooting experience. You can express your feelings in a better way by capturing splendid selfies. With the Huawei Y9 (2018), you can enjoy Skype, Google Duo and other video calling apps under the brilliant output. Display brightness is enough to capture your vibrant pictures. Camera interface allows you to insert some additional beauty effects.
Battery and Price
Huawei Y9 (2018) is fueled by a longer life 4000mAh battery which gives you satisfactory play time. You can talk on 3G, run games, watch videos and browse websites for a lengthy period. It can last you through your whole working day with ease. You will frustrate when you want to get device recharged because Fast Charging option is not available and the Huawei Y9 takes more than 1 hour and 30 minutes to refill battery power. The Price of Huawei Y9 (2018) is around $220.
Huawei Y9 (2018) is better smartphone than average devices in mid price range. It has 18:9 format, big battery, fast performance and four cameras but it disappoints users at some points such as small 5.3 inch display, missed fast charging option, lack of NFC and microUSB port C. If you feel you can manage these drawbacks then you can go for Huawei Y9 (2018) only for $220.