While this review tries hard to make Honor 9 sound like a better deal than it is, and look OnePlus 5 inferior, it actually isn't the case.
With Honor 8 one loses out considerably in GPU, screen, battery life, audio via headphone jack, slower ram, slower internal storage, slower/no updates, old looking UI, not as good camera.
It is a clear cut fight between Superior OP5 and inferior Honor 9
Barath BB, 08 Jul 2017at last, we got the review on honor 9...thnx team:)And it's hardly awaiting to review ZTE Nubia Z17 to finish argues about how 1+5 overhyped. H9 is great phone for it's price.
I am still disappointed with HUAWEI even though I never used them before because I used XPERIA XZ. The same HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset is common, the camera too except they removed the Leica branding, more RAM. And they say more powerful? I see almost no different between this and the HUAWEI P10!
looks like not a worthy upgrade from Honor 8 Pro, but that's just my opinion
The only thing I love in OnePlus is Oxygen OS.
I am all about customisation while keeping the UI Stock Android.
And good to see Huawei's Honor is now known as "OnePlus Killer" lol
I just wish if Samsung or Huawei or LG could create an UI that looks like Stock Android yet gives plenty of features.
The-Artist, 08 Jul 2017I find on screen navigation keys to be a disappoinment which interferes with my usage. Appreci... moreIf you don't like on screen navigation, why not use the multi-function home key - tap for Back, hold for home, swipe for tasks. P10 enabled that.
The problem with all of the Chinese phone makers and Android in general is support. If you only keep your phone six months or a year, no problem. Will you get Android or security updates after a year? Most likely no. For me, that's a deal breaker. Oh look, shiny!
The-Artist, 08 Jul 2017I find on screen navigation keys to be a disappoinment which interferes with my usage. Appreci... moreJust how quiet is the jack output? I mean, do you have to crank up the volume to max for a reasonable sound? What exactly is the distortion, some sort of hissing?
Another reviewer managed to inadvertently crack the rear glass by, according to him, doing nothing. Does make you wonder just how delicate the handset is.
Overall I like it, having already seen it in the flesh I'm definitely considering it. However I think I will wait until some decent tough cases appear (if they do) before making a decision.
always something missing... no OIS, no fm radio, no water resistance
I find on screen navigation keys to be a disappoinment which interferes with my usage. Appreciate that there's no on screen navigation keys on Honor 9. Glacier Grey colour looks pretty cool. Good job Huawei. Would like to see the Pro version come with 5.5 or 5.7 inch QHD screen.