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Huawei Y9 (2019) Review – Release Date, Price, Features and more

Without a shadow of a doubt, China’s biggest smartphone brand “Huawei” has always strived to provide an exceptional smartphone experience to the audience. Back on October 2018, with a launch of Huawei Mate 20 Series, one may think that Huawei has left out a midrange category, but Huawei Y9 2019 is here to prove that you are thinking wrong.

The midrange or middle-class Y9 2019 is a successor of last year’s Huawei Y9 2018 and will be offered under the name “Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus” in China. This gorgeous beast is the main device in a family of budget smartphones from Huawei. It’s loaded with a massive and immersive 6.5-inches screen with a frameless design and 4 cameras. It was announced back on October 2018 and now it’s available for pre-order at AliExpress. Let’s find out more below!

Huawei Y9 2019 Specifications

The Huawei Y9 2019 features include 16MP + 2MP rear and 13MP + 2MP front-facing camera. Also, it comprises a whopping 6GB or 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of onboard memory. Other details include:

  • Screen Size: 6.5-inches IPS LCD (1080 x 2340 Pixels)
  • Dimensions: 162.4 x 77.1 x 8.1 mm
  • Weight: 173 grams
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP4
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • RAM/ROM: 4GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB (Expandable Up to 400GB)
  • Rear Camera: 16MP + 2MP (f/2.0 + f/2.4)
  • Front Camera: 13MP + 2MP (f/1.8 + f/2.4)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, micro USB 2.0
  • Sensors: Gyro, Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Compass, Proximity, and Accelerometer
  • Battery: 4000mAh Non-removable
  • Colors: Aurora Purple, Sapphire Blue, and Midnight Black

Huawei Y9 Release Date and Price

The official Huawei Y9 2019 release date in India is January 09, 2019 – however, it’s right now available to pre-order from Chinese biggest platform AliExpress, as mentioned above. The Huawei Y9 2019 release date for the rest of the world is most likely to be Jan 09 2019 as well.

Price-wise, Huawei Y9 2019 Price will be somewhere in between the range of $220-320. After getting help from Google’s Quick Currency Conversion, Huawei Y9 2019 Price in Australia comes to around 310-450.

Be mindful that it’s still a budget-friendly smartphone and doesn’t offer fully-baked features one would expect out of a flagship smartphone. However, it’s coming with more features without breaking your banks. To be honest, Y9 2019 does itself justice if you are keen on getting a new handset which works smoothly and seamlessly.

Huawei Y9 Design and Build Quality

Obviously, Huawei Y9 2019 Design and build quality are one of the most appealing aspects. It’s coming up with a unibody design alongside a mix of metal and plastic. The rear consists of polished polycarbonate which successfully deceives human eyes to give a glossy glass look.

Outback, you will find a dual camera configuration placed vertically on the top left corner and a fingerprint scanner in a spine of the handset within a reach of your finger.

We bet you would fall in love with rounded edges and a curved back on all sides which flawlessly participate into one another. It creates a gorgeously crafted smartphone that sits perfectly in your hand for long periods. The right-hand side is covered with power button and volume rockers whereas a SIM Tray is available on the left-hand side of the handset. Though it’s equipped with an ample amount of storage, it’s offering a dedicated memory card slot to take storage to the next level.

Huawei Y9 Display

Jumping on Huawei Y9 Display 2019, it’s loaded with an IPS LCD screen with a maximum size of 6.5-inches diagonal. The maximum resolution (FHD+) is 2340 x 1080 pixels which resembles a density of 396 PPI for immersive visuals. The aspect ratio is 19.5:9 whereas it’s being covered by an elegant and durable 2.5 D glass.

The screen does collect prints and quite a few other marks – therefore, it’s highly recommended to wipe it or stick a film. Performance wise, images on the screen look very juicy and lively. And there are no problems with viewing angles. Though brightness can easily be adjusted independently – or else trust an automatic mode.

Huawei Y9 Performance

The Huawei Y9 2019 Performance is up to snuff thanks to its HiSilicon Kirin 710 Chipset with active support for AI (Artificial Intelligence). It’s made on 12 nano-meters Technical Process and consists of 2 clusters. TheMali-G51 MP4 graphics accelerator along with LPDDR4 Dual-Channel RAM controller is installed.

The basic variant comprises a 4GB of RAM with 64GB of onboard memory whereas advanced variant comes with a hefty 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Either you go for 64GB or 128GB, you will be allowed to expand it further up to 400GB with a help of microSD card.

It’s using Android 8.1 Oreo operating system to run on with a proprietary shell EMUI 8.2. The AnTuTu has given it 138000 points and for a budget-friendly smartphone, it’s an impressive indicator. In short, it’s offering lag-free gaming experience.

Apps load quickly, but the only exception may be heavy games. So, it’s better to run PUBG or Asphalt 9 at medium graphics setting.

Huawei Y9 Sound

It’s having a voiced multimedia speaker. The sound is pretty good but can’t hit an elaboration of frequencies. The decent sound will only come out if you are using a quality oriented headphone.

Huawei Y9 Camera

There are total 4 cameras. Outback, there is a dual main camera – consists of a mains sensor with 16MP resolution and secondary with a 2MP sensor. It’s well supported by an LED Flash as well as Phase Autofocus so that you capture quality-oriented images with a Bokeh Effect.

The front side of the handset is also covered with a dual front-facing camera with 13MP and 2MP for selfies and video calls. Interestingly, you will find an HDR Mode which will help you make juicy and bright selfie shots.

Huawei Y9 Battery

Talking about Huawei Y9 2019 Battery, it’s well-supported with fast charging. It device has a non-removable lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 4000mAh. Due to not the heaviest processor in terms of its consumption, it’s able to work for about one and a half days on a single charge.

You will be able to play for more than 5 hours and video in FHD format will only be watchable for 12 hours.

The Bottom Line

All in all, Huawei Y9 2019 is a complete package with a gorgeous looking design, smooth gaming without any lag, quality-oriented camera and massive and impressive 4000mAh non-removable battery for all day long. The battery life, in particular, is quite impressive as with the biggest screen not hindering it in any way. Display-wise, it’s well-suited for playing 3D games and watching HD movies and other multimedia consumption.

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