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October 23, 2018

Compare HONOR Mobile Phones: HONOR 9 vs HONOR 7X

Do you want to know the difference between the HONOR 9 and the HONOR 7X? Please read this article.

The below table shows the internal parameters of the two products.

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), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2017, June 2017, December
Status Available. Released 2017, July Available. Released 2017, December
BODY Dimensions 147.3 x 70.9 x 7.5 mm (5.80 x 2.79 x 0.30 in) 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm (6.16 x 2.96 x 0.30 in)
Weight 155 g (5.47 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 LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.15 inches, 73.1 cm2 (~70.0% screen-to-body ratio) 5.93 inches, 90.7 cm2 (~77.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~428 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 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 960 HiSilicon Kirin 659
CPU Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G71 MP8 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, 4/6 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 12 MP, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), PDAF, 2x lossless zoom 16 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF
20 MP B/W, f/2.2, 27mm (wide) 2 MP, depth sensor
Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@60fps 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Modules 8 MP, f/2.0 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 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
NFC Yes No
Infrared port Yes No
Radio No FM radio
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go microUSB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, 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 3200 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3340 mAh battery
MISC Colors Glacier Grey, Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black, Gold, Blue Bird, Robin Egg Blue Black, Blue, Gold, Red, Gray
Price HONOR 9 price in your country HONOR 7X price in your country

Compared with the HONOR 7X, the HONOR 9 has the following advantages:

Better Camera Resolution: The HONOR 9 is claimed that it has upgraded dual-lens camera and 20 MP dual-lens hybrid zoom. For the camera, it makes more improvement than the HONOR 7X. The 25% more mega pixels (MP) than the HONOR 7X will bring better picture quality. And its 2x lossless zoom enables you get the picture with higher texture.

Better Screen Resolution: The HONOR 9’s screen pixel is 1080 x 1920 while the other handset packing a 1080 x 2160 resolution has more pixels, but the HONOR 9 should have better screen resolution, for a pixel density of 428ppi on the HONOR 9 and 407 ppi on the HONOR 7X. The more pixel density gives you a sharper and crisper screen.

Higher Performance: The HONOR 7X comes with 4GB of RAM and an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset, which has four cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four at 1.7GHz. And the HONOR 9 comes with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and Kirin 960 chipset, which has four cores running at 2.4GHz and four at 1.8GHz. Apparently, this HONOR 9 has better CPU performance than the 7X.

More Storage Capacity: The HONOR 7X only has 4GB RAM variant with 32GB and 64GB storage, whereas the HONOR 9 has both 4GB and 6GB RAM options with 64GB and 128GB storage. Obviously, the HONOR 9 offers more inbuilt memory than the other phone. More memory allows you to store more pictures, videos, songs and install more application software.

Supports DLNA: The HONOR 9 supports DLNA while the HONOR 7X hasn’t, which enables easy sharing of music, photos, and videos over WiF. You can stream video from your DLNA supported device to your DLNA TV via WiFi.

Supports NFC: The HONOR 9 has NFC while the HONOR 7 doesn’t. NFC enables wireless payments through your device. You can also connect two NFC enabled devices just by touching them with each other.


Compared the HONOR 9, the HONOR 7X has the following advantages:

Bigger Screen: The HONOR 9’s screen isn’t massive at 5.15 inches, while the HONOR 7X’s is much bigger at 5.93 inches. The screen of HONOR 7X is 15% bigger than the HONOR 9. Reading, browsing internet and watching movies is more pleasing experience on a bigger screen.

Supports FM Radio: The HONOR 7X has a useful function for the radio enthusiast. It supports the FM radio. You can listen to your favorite radio stations on your smartphone. Enjoying music on the go with FM Radio is a wonderful thing.

Budget Price: If you click the‘HONOR 9 price’and the ‘HONOR 7X price’, you will find that the HONOR 7X owns a more budget price than the other HONOR handset. But both of them are the affordable options in the smartphone market.


After the comparison of the two mobile phones, which one will you pick?