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October 1, 2018

Compare HONOR Mobile Phones: HONOR 7X vs HONOR 9

HONOR 7X and HONOR 9 are two different mobile phone series of HONOR, but their prices are very similar. Now, let’s compare the two flagships and find their differences.

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Here’s the full breakdown of the internal differences between HONOR 7X and HONOR 9:

Specs HONOR 7X HONOR 9
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300) LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2017, December 2017, June
Status Available. Released 2017, December Available. Released 2017, July
BODY Dimensions 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm (6.16 x 2.96 x 0.30 in) 147.3 x 70.9 x 7.5 mm (5.80 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)
Weight 165 g (5.82 oz) 155 g (5.47 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.93 inches, 90.7 cm2 (~77.0% screen-to-body ratio) 5.15 inches, 73.1 cm2 (~70.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~407 ppi density) 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~428 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
EMUI 5.1 EMUI 8.0
PLATFORM OS Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 960
CPU Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T830 MP2 Mali-G71 MP8
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM (L21) or 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM (L22) or 32/64 GB, 3/4 GB RAM (L24) 64/128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Modules 16 MP, f/2.2, 26mm, 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF 12 MP, f/2.2, 27mm, PDAF, 2x lossless zoom
2 MP, depth sensor 20 MP B/W, f/2.2, 27mm
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@60fps
SELFIE CAMERA Modules 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm 8 MP, f/2.0
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
DTS sound Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Infrared port No Yes
Radio FM radio No
USB microUSB 2.0 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 HTML5
Java No No
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player Fast battery charging: 40% in 30 min
MP4/H.265 player MP4/H.264 player
Photo/video editor MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
Document viewer Document viewer
Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3340 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3200 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 647 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 21 h (3G)
MISC Colors Black, Blue, Gold, Red, Gray Glacier Grey, Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black, Gold, Blue Bird, Robin Egg Blue
Price HONOR 7X price in your country HONOR 9 price in your country

Comparing the related parameters between HONOR 7X and HONOR 9, we can find that they have their own highlights over the other one in different aspects.

HONOR 9 has better camera resolution and more storage capacity than HONOR 7X. So if photos are a priority for you, you should opt for HONOR 9. The more resolution the camera has, the better picture quality you will have. Certainly, if you need store a lot of songs, videos, photos or install many applications in daily life, HONOR 9 with 64 GB can meet your needs more perfectly.

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What’s more, HONOR 9 supports DLNA and NFC. DLNA standard enables easy sharing of music, photos, and videos over Wi-Fi. And you can stream video from your DLNA supported device to your DLNA TV via Wi-Fi. NFC enables wireless payments through your device. You can also connect two NFC enabled devices just by touching them with each other.

However, HONOR 7X has a bigger screen and better screen resolution than HONOR 9. If you are a movie enthusiast who loves watching movies on your smartphone, HONOR 7X tends to bring you more pleasing experience. In addition, HONOR 7X supports FM Radio. With the 7X, you can listen to your favorite radio stations on your device. What enjoyment it is to enjoy music on the go with FM Radio!

According to this comparison, which mobile phone do you prefer, HONOR 9 or HONOR 7X?

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