Honor 9X Camera Review – Mid-Ranger with Flagship Versatility
Every year Honor pushes the boundaries of what we can expect from budget devices with their X-Series phones. As we approach the holidays, Honor launches their newest addition to the family, the Honor 9X. Powered by the Kirin 710F, the Honor 9X brings a few newer features that set this phone above others in its class. A full-screen notch-less display is made possible by the motorized pop-up camera that houses the selfie sensor.
Focusing on Photography
With the 9X, Honor put a great deal of attention into the photography aspect of this phone. The device is fitted with a 48MP triple camera that includes an 8MP ultrawide lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The f/1.8 aperture is paired with the half-inch sensor to produce super clear photos. The AIS super night mode promises improve your low-light photos. Observe some of our initial sample shots below.
|Display||6,59″ 1080 x 2340p|
|Chipset||HiSilicon Kirin 710F|
|Main Camera||48MP/8MP (Ultrawide)/2MP (Depth Sensor)|
|Selfie Camera||16MP Motorized Pop-up|
|Operating System||Android 9.1.0 EMUI 9.1.0|
FullView Display and Dynamic X Design
Honor has been very bold with their design choices for their X-series phones. The Honor 9X has a textured reflective back made from geometric diamond-cut tiles that creates a dynamic “X” pattern when held in the light. The back is made up of a dual 3D curved panel with an 8.8mm thick frame. The model shown in these pictures is the Sapphire Blue model. The Honor 9X also comes in Midnight Black. See the video below to see the effect in action.
The display is 6.59″ and takes up 91% of the front of the phone, thanks to the selfie camera being hidden in a pop-up mechanism. The three back cameras are stacked vertically, with the fingerprint sensor sharing the back of the phone. The power and volume buttons are located on the right side of the Honor 9X, and the sim tray is located at the top next to the pop-up camera.
One of the biggest complaints of past X-series phones was the use of a micro-USB port for charging and data transfer. It’s great to see that we finally have USB-C on the Honor 9X. You’ll also notice that a 3.5mm headphone jack is still present at the bottom of the device.