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October 23, 2018

Compare HONOR Mobile Phones: HONOR 9N vs HONOR 7X

With an affordable price, the HONOR 9N is one of the hot HONOR products this year. Compare the classic product, the HONOR 7X, what difference between them?

With an affordable price, the HONOR 9N is one of the hottest HONOR products this year. Meanwhile, the classic product, the HONOR 7X is also a budget handset. Then do you know what the difference between them?

Take a look at the following table. What can you find?

Specs HONOR 9N HONOR 7X
NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2,
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA - China
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – China,
HSDPA 900 / 2100 - India
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – China,
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300), 41(2500) - India
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2018, July 2017, December
Status Available. Released 2018, July Available. Released 2017, December
BODY Dimensions 149.2 x 71.8 x 7.7 mm (5.87 x 2.83 x 0.30 in) 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm (6.16 x 2.96 x 0.30 in)
Weight 152 g (5.36 oz) 165 g (5.82 oz)
Build Front/back glass & aluminum frame Front glass, aluminum body
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 IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.84 inches, 85.1 cm2 (~79.5% screen-to-body ratio) 5.93 inches, 90.7 cm2 (~77.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~432 ppi density) 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~407 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Firmware version EMUI 8.0 EMUI 5.1
PLATFORM OS Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 659
CPU Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T830 MP2 Mali-T830 MP2
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM (L21) or 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM (L22) or 32/64 GB, 3/4 GB RAM (L24)
MAIN CAMERA Modules 13 MP, PDAF 16 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF
2 MP, depth sensor 2 MP, depth sensor
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Modules 16 MP 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide)
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 No Yes
Noise cancellation Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Infrared port No No
Radio FM radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go microUSB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, 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
Player MP4/H.264 player MP4/H.265 player
MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Features Document viewer Document viewer
Photo/video editor Photo/video editor
BATTERY Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3340 mAh battery
MISC Colors Lavender Purple, Robin Egg Blue, Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black Black, Blue, Gold, Red, Gray
Price HONOR 9N price in your country HONOR 7X price in your country

Design: The HONOR 7X uses the classic metal design while the HONOR 9N uses a glass look-like design on the back. The aluminum body means the HONOR 7X has good resistance to mill but the HONOR 9N’s glass body which has mirror-like effect looks more stylish.

honor 7X’s design honor 9N’s design

Display: The HONOR 7X’s screen is slightly larger than the HONOR 9N. The 5.93-inch screen will bring you enjoyable visual experience whether you are watching a movie or playing a game. However, the HONOR 9N’s display has more pixel density, which means it owns much clearer picture quality.

Camera: For the rear camera, the HONOR 7X has more mega pixels whereas for the front camera, the HONOR 9N has more mega pixels. It is a real problem for the photography enthusiast to choose which HONOR phone to buy.

Battery: Because of the bigger screen, the HONOR 7X has larger battery capacity to suit to it. But which smartphone can last more time is waiting for you to experience.

However, the hardware of the HONOR 9N and the HONOR 7X is almost the same, the HONOR 9N provides a bit more budget price. Take into account the above differences between them and which mobile phone do you think is better, the HONOR 9N or the HONOR 7X?