Abhi D, 08 Jul 2017While this review tries hard to make Honor 9 sound like a better deal than it is, and look One... moreHonor 8's gpu is faster than e.g. galaxy S5 which started this 5,x" trend. And that phone can still be used adequately today. The Honor 9's gpu is about 3 times faster so what's wrong with that?
The cpu's inside these Honor's is considerably faster then many if not most phones that cost a lot more.
Then these IPS screens used in these phones are really good. Why do you exaggerate the loss of 0.05 inch? You can't even see the difference IRL.
Then your remark about audio which contradict the review/test which literally states: "..All in all, the readings remain very good to excellent..." and as for the Honor 8 its review starts with "...Audio clarity is perfectly clear, nicely loud..." Sure we, end-users, would have liked a system wide equaliser on the Honor 8 but that is rectified with the Honor 9. Again why complain?
Also please stop exaggerating the importance of Android upgrades. The Honor 8 has Android 7 with Emui 5.0 while the new one has the same Android but with Emui 5.1. You can't even see the difference between the 2. In fact I still run the Honor 8's Android 6 with Emui 4.1 which looks the same apart from the app-drawer. Sure, the colours of the notification quick toggles is cyan instead of blue. So what? I couldn't care less for "app twin" and the main functionality between Android 6/Emui4.x is mostly the same. You can make a theme with blue toggles and stick Nova or any other launcher for an app drawer. Also the UI looks great, adheres to Material design (which I personally dislike) and can be customised completely with themes. So if you find Emui 4.x/5.x "old looking" then I wonder what you expect?
In fact I think both the Honor 8 and 9 are great devices with good specs and no misleading or false promises. It even has kept the audio-jack AND Ir-blaster which everybody was keen to add in the past but then took away after users got accustomed to it. And they both have a very reasonable retail price unlike everyone else whom charges near and sometimes even over 900 euro's. Which is completely ridiculous.
nice phone, but that fingerprintscanner is horrid. Sam and Apple remove it from the front just so huawei and oneplus bring it back to the front...that piggy nose I hate deeply.
Anonymous, 10 Jul 2017Funny how they're praising its power, even though flagships with S820 chips back from the prev... moreThat power is gigaflops but in the reality the Adreno 530 has a weaker performance than the Mali-G71 MP8 at 1037MHz of frequency inside of Hisilicon Kirin 960. Remember that the Kirin 960 gpu has 282 GFlops which is better than the gpu inside of the Exynos 8890 which has a gpu with 265 GFlops.
Funny how they're praising its power, even though flagships with S820 chips back from the previous year have twice as powerful GPUs.
ZloiYuri, 08 Jul 2017OP has just proprietary charging tech. You need to buy extra charger from OP with DASH charge ... more> Honor supports QuickCharge 2
It does not. Similar as OP - proprietary charger. Which is slower than OP's.
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2017Remember one thing, only the Mate line is that start the use of new chipsets of Huawei and whe... moreSince HUAWEI MATE 9, HUAWEI HONOR 8 PRO, HUAWEI P10 & HUAWEI HONOR 9 have been the same all along. Only till HUAWEI MATE 10 they will use the HiSilicon Kirin 970. And that is going to take some time just look, 4 flagships with the same chipsets
xXENDER FREAKXx, 09 Jul 2017They have been using this chipset for so many flagships. What? u want it again?Remember one thing, only the Mate line is that start the use of new chipsets of Huawei and when the Mate 10 be released is when they put a new chipset, the Kirin 970.
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2017What do you wanted? Isn't a good phone? Probably the Galaxy Note 8 will get the sames Snapdrag... moreThey have been using this chipset for so many flagships. What? u want it again?
I think honor should be only midranges, while high ends carry huawei's logo
I was disappointed to see that that the screen to body ratio is even worse than that of the Honor 8. Battery life is great, as it already is on my Honor 8. Camera is exceptional. If you can neglect huge bezels and prefer Android over iOS, this phone is a great choice for its price.
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2017Don't they give one anyways? BTW Honor 8 pro is better than thisI have three QuickCharge 2 chargers (at home and at my works) plus Aukey QuickCharge 3 powerbank. So OP can sell anything wonderful (10 minutes of charge less, wow!!!/sarcasm), but not to me
zodiacfml, 08 Jul 2017The G6 here is cheaper. No brainer.Not for me. I've had two LG phones with boot loop issues and even the G5 has been added to the class action lawsuit against LG. Only time will tell if the G6 will be added to this list also! Their attitude to ignoring the issue and hoping it will just go away rather than fixing it means I'll never go near the brand again.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 08 Jul 2017HUAWEI u suck. U suck at improving performance and camera when there is no difference with pre... moreWhat do you wanted? Isn't a good phone? Probably the Galaxy Note 8 will get the sames Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 which use the same based technology of arm processing than Kirin960, Cortex A73 and even so the Kirin 960 still is a good chipset with a good cpu and gpu.
Abhi D, 08 Jul 2017And OP5 has much superior charging and fingerprint sensor as well.OP5 doesn't have superior fingerprint scannet. It's as good as.
Was actually considering for a Huawei device under $300.
Here the P9 Plus is in a good deal, but it can't record 4K videos. Not huge deal breaker, but considering, the Zenfone 3 and the older LG G4 does for the same price.
I'm leaning for the Honor 8, but is just the same story as the P9 Plus.
Mate 9 is still quite expensive and battery doesn't seem to perform as promised by its capacity.
Now just looking away from Huawei and try a Samsung, looking forward to see if I can deal with lags, or if they even exist at all.
S7 Edge price seemed to be dropping bit by bit, and as soon as it reaches below $300 like the G5, I might get it.