This device is creating quite a stir in the smartphone market and is going head to head with the Mi A1, here is a bunch of stuff the 9i has to offer:
Design and Display
The Honor 9i gives a perfectly symmetrical 5.9” display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and FHD+ resolution (1080 x 2160 pixels), viewing angles are on point and you can change the colour temperature to better suit your contrast and saturation needs, the display is bright enough to be perfectly lit even in outdoor settings, so we can say it provides a very crisp display experience.
You wouldn’t have any trouble with the build quality which is a full metal unibody, giving you a very smooth and not too slippery texture, another awesome factor which most phones skip out on today, even flagships, is the colour variants, this one gives you as many as six! vis-à-vis Glacier Grey, Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black, Gold, Blue Bird, Robin Egg Blue, so you can choose amongst many vibrant colors to best suit your style.
Performance and Battery
The chipset, HiSilicon Kirin 960 and octa core processor give for a quick user experience with Android 7.0 Nougat running right out of the box however with a custom skin which could be let go of, as it might just make the phone that bit quicker, there is the option to keep an app tray on the home screen and a bunch of other features in the settings panel which make it quite an interesting package. The non-removable 3340 mAh battery lasts you an average day giving you about 4 hours of screen on time, the metallic frame might give you some heating but nothing to worry about, the Mali-G71 MP8 gpu allows you to play casual to mid level games like the latest Asphalt and Modern Warfare but wouldn’t be able to handle heavily demanding games with much ease,
The unique factor about this device is the camera package, something which you wouldn’t have seen before, the phone rocks 4 cameras, dual, both in the front and back and as far as camera performance goes it competes head to head with flagships, the front facing 8MP, f/2.0 lets you click beautiful portraits which will have you taking selfies all day long, and the rear camera with 20MP and 12MP, f/2.2, and dual LED would have to be the best one under the price range for static pictures, so overall for stills the camera does a great job, however the same can’t be said for video performance(of the rear camera), as, for one it doesn’t support 4K which at this day and age is crucial for every smartphone looking to compete in the market, it makes do 1080p upto 2160p @30fps, it should be noted here that the front camera’s video capabilities are satisfactory.
Overall, for ₹18000 this device provides more than satisfactory results in terms of performance, display experience and camera performance (stills) and is a delight to hold with that smooth metal texture, sure it could have been better in some departments but makes up for them in other features. It’s a safe buy if you aren’t specifically looking for features like 4K video capabilities and fast charging.
Great Build Quality Doesn’t Support Fast Charging
Excellent Display The Camera Could Have Been Better
Smooth UI Battery life could be better
Overall Rating : 7.5