Huawei maiden Y9 (Unboxing) smartphone in this year 2019 in India comes under the midrange segment of its cost around Rs. 15,000 offers in a memory configuration of 4GB of RAM & 64GB of Internal storage crafted in Sapphire Blue and Black color variant and it available for sale through Amazon India.

Design: 8/10

It has made of polycarbonate plastic rear panel fully designed alike glowing glass reflected with gradient colors it has crafted in 77.1mm of wider helps to keep and hold the device for single hand usage, carrying the device feels lighter in weight (173g) since it fully made of plastic material and it not slippery to hands. It has designed with rounded edges in all four sides of device, on front Huawei crafted with minimum bezel size in top & sides and has minimum size of chin that gives the huge screen real estate.

The bezel has wider cutout at the top for the placement of earphone, proximity sensors, LED notifications then at the bottom micro USB port centralized between 3.5mm headphone jack & speaker grill, on left has SIM card inserting slot option and on top microphone, stirring to right volume rockers, power buttons are placed also, accessing volume keys feels slightly hard but, no issue on that. Moving back to rear dual-camera module with LED flash mounted in portrait view beneath that finger print sensor is located.

The rear panel is designed alike glass preview with gradient colors reflection based on the surrounding lights and holding the device in single hand will not feels slippery but rear panel will filled with finger tip dots, to avoiding this transparent protective will helps in rear panel attractiveness and also on holding the device.

Display: 8.5/10

Huawei Y9 has huge 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD display in 19.5:9 aspect ratio with 2340*1080-pixel resolution and has a 2.5D curved glass display with Notch design which styles bigger screen to body ratio, inside the notch cut dual-camera is mounted also, the device has an option for Show/Hide the notch and app loading will be optimized automatically for notch display also, you can force incompatible apps to view in full screen mode with conditions.  

The display gives the huge screen land with better viewing angles at any lighting condition produces good colors and display better clarity and good screen response, also you can adjust screen color temperature & enabling the eye protection mode to reduce the eye fatigue even viewing the display for long time by watching videos, playing games or browsing on the web also, the gestures feature instead of navigation buttons crop the full screen display makes you a good feel of viewing experience.

And other features of EMUI 8.2 will further enhance the display like adaptive brightness option which optimize the device brightness based on the light surrounds and adaptive display which helps the display to turn on while lifting up the device and they skip the option for double-tap display also, the option is skipped in all honor & Huawei devices from budget to flagship. Then it has three finger screenshot, Shifting Keyboard that helps you to adjust the keyboard position left & right as per your feasibility, and screen recording, split screen mode, one handed operation which minimize the screen resolution for accessing the device in single hand comfortably and photo orientation feature which helps viewing the photos in landscape mode without enabling the Auto rotate option, all these features with 6.5-inch LCD screen in Huawei Y9 will definitely give you an admirable viewing experience with good screen response.

Camera: 7.8/10

Huawei Y9 2019 has dual rear camera with 16MP as primary camera with F/1.8 aperture size and supports with LED flash and 2MP secondary sensor for depth effect. And it has dual front camera with 13MP camera with F/2.0 aperture opening and 2MP secondary sensor for selfie Portrait mode. The both cameras are supported for portrait mode and has AI photography features.

Huawei packs with more customized features in the camera department, the rear camera has different modes of capturing photos like Aperture mode, Night mode, Portrait mode, HDR mode, Normal mode with Moving picture, AI & HiVision feature, Pro mode which allows to change the camera settings, AR lens, Stickers mode, Filter mode, Panorama mode and Light painting mode. And the front shooter has Portrait mode with AI feature, normal photo mode, Sticker mode, Filter mode, Stickers mode and AR lens.

For video recording Huawei skipped the 4K video recording feature and the Y9 is supports up to 1080P FHD in 18.7:9 resolution with beautification level from 0 to 10. In video recording it has Time-lapse recording feature at 720P HD resolution and it renders for 15 seconds as 1 seconds to record. The time-lapse video recording supports for both front & rear cameras. The video recording via front shooter has a support of up to 1080P FHD in 18.7:9 aspect ratio and it allows for recording video with beautification in 720P & 1080P resolution. And both the cameras are not supported for Slow-motion video recording.

The Y9 captures best shot with good details and color reproduction in day light & good lighting condition then in artificial condition the camera tries at the best with good details and sharpness in the subject but color optimization is not the best and the picture is over exposure in artificial lighting mostly in the front camera since the Huawei Y9 is not supported for HDR mode in front camera. Then the Y9 enhance the picture color and sharpness further by using AI mode and also you can enable & disable the feature after capturing the picture.

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And while capturing the shots in night mode and here Y9 struggles to produce the detailed photos, on capturing itself in view finder so much of digital noise is observed but after capturing Huawei manages the digital noises completely and bring the output picture without grains but you’ll see the grains and blur in subject in 2X zoom. It also has separate mode for Night which increases the exposure time to get the brighter photos but here also subject details are missing.

The Huawei Y9 camera has some of the handy features by default in the camera by customized the maximum option using the EMUI 9.0 UI in the camera by enabling options like Ultra snapshot which used to take snapshots or open camera application instantly while the screen in off condition by double-press the volume down button Watermark, GPS tagging, Assistive Grid, timer control, audio control to capture photos and photos can be captured when smile is detected. Also, through finger print sensor honor made more customizable features like switch the next & previous photos by swiping on left and right in the finger print sensor.

Performance: 8/10

The Huawei Y9 is powered by Hi Silicon Kirin 710 octa core processor manufactured at 12nm process technology. It has the CPU architecture of quad A73 cores clocks at 2.2Ghz speed combined with Quad core of A53 cores clocks at 1.7GHz speed for performance and efficiency respectively. And it’s accompanied with Mali G51 GPU for graphical performance. And it runs on EMUI 8.2 skin based on Android 8.1 Oreo

Based on AnTuTu benchmark score the Huawei Y9 scores about 131013 marks in terms of CPU, GPU, UX and Memory categories. It comes with the configuration of 4GB + 64GB of RAM & ROM respectively and out from the box we have 54GB of available memory out of 64GB and also the storage space can be expanded up to 500GB through SD card. Also, the device has installed with some of the third-party application by default like Facebook, Netflix, Messenger, Vigo video & Camera 360.

The Y9 is more responsive and it has many in built features that gives the better user experience like navigation gestures control to access the devices easily by just swiping on the devices and navigation dock support as like iPhone and Vivo devices it helps to easily switch between application and managing the recent application in user friendly and instant google assistant support.

The devices handier features while the device in off condition by lift up the device wake up for unlocking, reducing the volume of incoming calls and Alarm tones. Then flipping the device to mute the incoming calls sounds and alarm sounds. And the interesting thing is that the Huawei Y9 has enabled the features through the finger print sensor mounted on the rear side, using that by swiping down on the fingerprint it brings the notification panel and double tap on fps will clear all notifications.

Security: 8.5/10

The Huawei Y9 has special features in terms of security by default like App lock, Lock screen notification which hide the content of notification of locked applications, Screen pinning that allows to pin the particular application even at the gestures navigation and to unpin swipe from the down two times then unlock the device, And File safe which stores the files safely through encryption method.

It controls the device securely through Face lock, Fingerprint sensor and Passwords. The face lock recognizes the face through the front shooter, it waits for recognize for maximum 3 seconds then, unlocks the device instantly at good lighting condition but, in low light & no light situations it fails to unlock and alternatively finger print sensor is available to unlock the screen. But honor has to bring the update like assistive lighting feature to unlock the screen even at no light conditions.

Then using the face lock and finger print sensor can be able to unlock the locked application and file safe place this will helps for better user-friendly moves with more secure.

Battery: 7.5/10

The device is packed with 4000mAh battery charged through normal 5V charger and it takes almost 2.5 hours to complete the full charge. The battery consumption also like to good enough the device discharges about 15% of battery for continuous 1 hour of game play and 9% battery percentage is reduced for a day of idle.

The device has the Huawei native feature for battery power saving that limits the background app activity, disables email auto-sync and reduces screen brightness even to reduce the power. Also, discover the battery monitoring through that you can view the detailed power consumption of each applications.

The device is inbuilt with two memory variants having 4GB + 64GB of RAM and ROM respectively and the device has dedicated slot for expanding memory using SD card up to 400GB. The Huawei Y9 2019 comes in three color variant which is Midnight Black, Aurora Purple and Sapphire Blue and sold for the price of Rs.15,990 through Amazon India.