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Honor 9i ₹ 17,999

Sujith Gopinath

Huawei recently celebrated the third anniversary of its brand Honor in India. Globally, they are on a roll, having claimed the second spot in the largest smartphone makers’ list, overtaking Apple. This time, they have come out with the Honor 9i with a full view display and four cameras— understandably, a world first.

Design and Build Quality

The Honor 9i is beautifully crafted with a full view display and a metal unibody design. A rounded bezel with 2.5D curved glass provide a smooth contour. The dual lenses of the front camera are placed to the side of the speaker grille. The flash, dual lenses of back camera and the fingerprint sensor are aligned vertically at the back. The antenna lines run parallel to each other along the top and bottom of the back panel. Overall, a neat design with a stunning display.

Key Features

The Honor 9i is based on Android Nougat with an EMUI5.1 skin. The device uses a Huawei Kirin 659 octacore processor with two cores clocked at 2.36 GHz and the other two at 1.7 GHz. A decent 4GB of RAM ensures smooth operation. The device has dual nano SIM slots, one being a hybrid SIM/microSD slot. The 64GB onboard storage is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card in the hybrid slot. The 9i is compatible with OTG devices and uses a micro USB interface for connectivity. The Honor 9i uses a 5.9-inch full view display. This has a bezel-less screen with the LCD covering al


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