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Huawei Honor 9i: An Affordable Gaming Smartphone With Turbo Tech GPU

Huawei Honor 9i was launched by Huawei’s sub-brand Honor, it’s an affordable gaming smartphone and a cheaper alternative to the Honor 10 flagship. I said it’s a gaming smartphone because if its Turbo tech GPU, which allows seamless graphics processing.

It comes with a notched screen, this allows for a more taller display, however, they’ll be a toggle to disable it. Internally, it houses Huawei’s mid-range chip, the Kirin 659. There’s 4GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB storage variant and dual rear camera.

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Huawei Honor 9i Key Specs and Features

・5.84-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels
・Android 8.0 Oreo with 4GB RAM
・Octa-core 2.36GHz HiSilicon Kirin 659
・64GB/128GB built-in storage, upgradeable up to 256GB
・13MP + 2MP rear camera and 16MP front camera
・3000mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery


The Honor 9i comes in attractive bright colours to fit any type of personality. It has a Plastic-like back with a Metal frame, making it look attractive. There’s a rear fingerprint scanner at the back which grants quick access, that’s if you don’t want Face ID.

Huawei Honor 9i

At the top left corner, we can see the dual shooters, just like on the Honor 10. Sitting beside the cameras is the LED flash for night shots. When you turn over to the sides, it measures 7.7 mm in thickness and weighs 252g overall. It’s available in Black, Blue, Purple and Lime colours.


A lot of Honor fans love the notch on the Honor 10, so the company brought it on this affordable alternative as well. Apart from the notch, there seems to be a tiny bezel on top as well. While the bottom chin is super minimal with the Honor logo on top.

Huawei Honor 9i specs

The 5.84-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen dishes out a 19:9 aspect ratio and boasts of 1080 x 2280 pixels in resolution. It brings out your games really nice with 432 pixels per inch density, making the details sharp even when out in the Sun.


Huawei’s powerful mid-range chipset, the HiSilicon Kirin 659 is in control here with 8-Cores of processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The Octa-core processor clocks at a fast speed of 2.36GHz. The Mali-T830 MP2 graphics processor handles graphics with Turbo tech.

Multitask through your games with 4GB of RAM space available. While for storage, there’s a standard version with 128GB and a cheaper variant with 64GB. Nonetheless, you can get rid of a SIM slot and upgrade up to 256GB. The device runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0.


In terms of photography, the dual 13MP + 2MP rear shooter comes with portrait mode, a LED flash and other features as well. While the AI-powered 16MP selfie camera brings along several selfie enhancement features and supports Face ID.


The Huawei Honor 9i is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 3000mAh battery with fast charging technology.


Huawei Honor 9i is available on shopping stores, starting from $249 to $299, that’s about (N85,000 – N100,000).

Huawei Honor 9i Full Specs

・Announced: June, 2018
・Status: Available. June, 2018

・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: 850/1700/1900/2100
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

・Material Type: Plastic + Metal
・Dimensions: 149.2 x 71.8 x 7.7 mm
・Colour: Black, Blue, Purple, Lime
・Weight: 152g

・Screen Type: FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5.84-inch
・Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels
・Pixel Density: 432ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 79.5%

・Operating system: Android 8.0 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 2.36GHz
・Chipset type: HiSilicon Kirin 659
・Graphics Processing Unit: Mali-T830 MP2

・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 64GB/128GB

・Back Camera: 13MP + 2MP
・Front Camera: 16MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No

・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass
・USB: Yes
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

・Capacity: 3000mAh
・Type: Li-Po
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

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