Unite youth, fashion and technology. That is what Honor wants since its birth. And judging by the 220 million fans he has around the world, he is getting it, supported also by another factor of the utmost importance, the price. With those wicks, Honor managed to increase its sales by 21% during 2019, a remarkable result for the Huawei subsidiary. However, the new model of the company, as already happened with the latest Huawei terminals, reaches the market without Google services. So we have to see if this growth is also sustained this year …
A very careful terminal
Careful design, 16 megapixel retractable front camera, large Full HD + screen of 6.59 inches and a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels … The new Honor 9X Pro has just been presented in society. Online presentation, yes, instead of the one provided in the Mobile de Barcelona, suspended because of the alarm by the coronavirus.
The previous Honor 9X already left a very good taste, given its quality and performance. And now, with the Pro, which retains the same screen and battery, the Asian firm has wanted to polish many of its features.
One of the most prominent differences is in memory, which has gone from Ram’s 4 GB to 6 GB of the Pro model and 128 GB to 256 for storage. The processor is one of the last outputs of the Huawei factory, the Kirin 810, manufactured with 7 nanometer technology, with its brilliant features and no less brilliant Artificial Intelifencia, capable of multiplying the sensitivity of the cameras by four. The previous Honor 9X wore a Kirin 710F.
Also the battery, of 4,000 milliamps, is conserved, something logical since it has not increased, in the Pro version, the size of the screen. Nonetheless, from Honor ensure that its duration is 32% longer to that of previous models.
Where the difference is most noticeable, however, is in the cameras, which go from two of the 9X to three of the 9X Pro. Thus, to the previous 48 and 2 megapixel sensors (the latter in depth, especially useful in the portrait mode) 8 megapixel wide angle is now added. The front 16 megapixel periscope camera is also the same in both models. Not having notch, the screen ratio is exceptional: 92%.
Its half-inch sensors, larger than average, ensure good photos even in low light. Something that HDR algorithms also contribute to. The team has a Super Night mode (made by Huawei), capable of revealing details of a subject that is almost in total darkness.
The dimensions are also maintained with respect to those of the previous model: 1,631 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm. The weight is 206 g. The Honor 9X Pro carry the fingerprint reader on one of the sides and retains the 3.5 mm input for wired headphones.
As for the software, the 9X Pro will arrive, due to the blocking of the US authorities, without Google services, although it is possible to avoid this inconvenience by installing an Api that can be obtained on the internet. Without the need for technical knowledge, just download and run it to have a mobile with all the apps and services to which we are accustomed.
In the absence of Google, the phone is equipped with a series of “alternative” apps, available in the Huawei store, including a “Huawei Assistant»That reminds us of appointments, events and gives us all kinds of recommendations and news.
But what stands out in the new terminal is the price: 249 euros. Difficult to find a configuration in which a manufacturer offers similar benefits for that money.
View 30 Pro, the most sophisticated model
Honor also presented its new View 30 Pro, a 5G terminal and that at the moment will not come to Spain. It incorporates the Kirin 990, with dual neural processor, the most powerful of the processors manufactured by Huawei. This luxury smartphone arrives equipped with what Honor has called «Camera Matrix», with an ISO of 409,600 and capable of photographs with excellent colors even in the middle of the night. It is a triple camera with a main sensor of 40 megapixels, another 12 MP specially equipped for video and an 8 megapixel telephoto.
In the front, the terminal incorporates a double camera with a 32 megapixel main sensor supported by a super wide angle of 8 MP.
The 12-megapixel sensor, equipped with a five-axis stabilization system, allows you to capture wider scenes thanks to its wide angle.
In this premium terminal, the battery grows to 4,100 milliamps. Of course, it does not include Google services either.