Huawei Honor 9i Specs and Price

Huawei Honor 9i
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When Huawei Honor smartphones are mentioned, you just know you have a mid-range smartphone that offers much value for money. One of the latest value-for-money phones from the coffers of Huawei is the Huawei Honor 9i. The smartphone joins the series of phones that have taken much inspiration from the iPhone X design. Leaving design apart, this smartphone is intact with its impressive features. Let’s get to know more about this Huawei Honor 9i.

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Huawei Honor 9i Key Specs and Features

  • 5.84-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels (432 ppi)
  • Android 8.0 Oreo OS (EMUI 8.0)
  • Octa-core 2.36GHz Cortex-A53 HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor with 4GB RAM
  • 64GB /128GB built-in storage, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • Dual 13MP + 2MP rear camera and 16MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • 3,000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery

Huawei Honor 9i

Design and Display

The smartphone expresses most of its beauty from its frontal appearance with the noticeable top notch. The presence of the top-notch coupled with the bezel-less design ensures the device gets as much as 79.5% screen-to-body ratio. That said, there’s the appearance of the “honor” emblem at both at the bottom bezel and the rear’s bottom region. Positioned at the top left corner, the dual camera adds aesthetics to the rear. And there’s the fingerprint scanner mounted at the back for security and a couple of other interesting functions.

The clarity of view delivered by the 1080 x 2280 pixels on the 5.84-inch display of this smartphone is impeccable. Not that alone, it also enjoys the expansive nature of the Infinity 19:9 aspect ratio. Well, if you’re the exclusive display type, this could just be what you’ve been waiting for.

Battery and Camera

Huawei Honor 9i captures images from the rear with not only one, but two cameras. The cameras have the 13MP and 2MP sensors to coordinate the image capturing as well as video recording functions. A LED flash is present to provide brightness when the rear cameras are to be used in the dark. At the top notch, there’s the quality 16MP camera with 2.0µm pixel size that takes the selfie shots. Exciting features such as phase detection autofocus (PDAF), geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, panorama and face detection are available to add spice to the photography department of the phone.

The duration of the smartphone rests on the shoulders of the non-removable Li-Po 3,000mAh battery. Through the conventional microUSB 2.0, the battery gets charged at average speed. Also, the phone can be used to charge other devices thanks to the USB OTG aboard.

Hardware and Software

Under the hood, the HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC controls the key smartphone functions. It possesses eight cores that clock at 1.7GHz, but can turbo up to 2.36GHz for rapid operations. Gaming, as well as graphics, generally is taken care of by the Mali-T830 MP2 GPU.

In the software unit, the Android Oreo OS spearheads the operations. However, the Emotion UI 8.0 brings the Huawei experience on the smartphone to a different level. The smooth running of apps can be well attributed to the effectiveness of the 4GB RAM. Meanwhile, you can choose either 64GB or 128GB for your file storage space. Either way, a memory card can be used to boost the storage to 256GB.

Huawei Honor 9i Price and Availability

The Huawei Honor 9i is available in colours Black, Blue, Purple and Lime. The smartphone costs within the range of 90,000 to 100,000 Naira depending on your location.

Huawei Honor 9i Specs

Here are a few specs of the Huawei Honor 9i:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (EMUI 8.0)
  • Processor: Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • GPU: Mali-T830 MP2
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Blue, Purple, Lime
  • Dimension: 149.2 x 71.8 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 152g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.84-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels (432 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: Dual 13MP + 2MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: dual pixel phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 16MP camera, 10800p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB/128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP. LE
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 000mAh non removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Huawei Honor 9i Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: October 27th, 2020
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