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September 30, 2018

Compare HONOR Mobile Phones: HONOR 7 vs HONOR 9

HONOR 9 was born two years after HONOR 7, so what new features have been added to HONOR 9 compared with HONOR 7?

Let us take a look at the differences the two generations of HONOR smartphones. Here’s a full breakdown of the differences in specifications between HONOR 7 and HONOR 9.

Specs HONOR 7 HONOR 9
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 - Europe HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - Europe 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-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2015, June 2017, June
Status Available. Released 2015, July Available. Released 2017, July
BODY Dimensions 143.2 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm (5.64 x 2.83 x 0.33 in) 147.3 x 70.9 x 7.5 mm (5.80 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz) 155 g (5.47 oz)
Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~72.4% screen-to-body ratio) 5.15 inches, 73.1 cm2 (~70.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~424 ppi density) 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~428 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Emotion UI 3.1 - EMUI 8.0
PLATFORM OS Android 5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow) Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) - Enhanced Edition
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 935 HiSilicon Kirin 960
CPU Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T628 MP4 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 16/64 GB, 3 GB RAM 64/128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
32 GB, 3 GB RAM - Enhanced Edition
MAIN CAMERA Modules 20 MP, f/2.0, 27mm, 1/2.4", PDAF 12 MP, f/2.2, 27mm, PDAF, 2x lossless zoom
20 MP B/W, f/2.2, 27mm
Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps, HDR 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@60fps
SELFIE CAMERA Modules 8 MP, f/2.4, 26mm 8 MP, f/2.0
Features LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
- 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 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/ BDS (market dependant) Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC NFC-SIM Yes
Infrared port Yes Yes
Radio Stereo FM radio No
USB microUSB 2.0 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, 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
- Fast battery charging - Fast battery charging: 40% in 30 min
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player - MP4/H.264 player
- MP4/H.265 player - MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
- Photo/video editor - Document viewer
- Document viewer - Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3200 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 350 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 8 h 20 min (3G)
MISC Colors Gray, Silver, Gold Glacier Grey, Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black, Gold, Blue Bird, Robin Egg Blue
SAR EU 1.13 W/kg (head)     0.52 W/kg (body)    
Price HONOR 7 price in your country HONOR 9 price in your country

Now based on the table above, let’s categorize the differences between the two smartphone models in the following aspects.

Compare HONOR 7 vs HONOR 9: Display

The display of HONOR 7 features a 1500:1 high contrast ratio with the RGLED technology, 50% higher than that of regular displays and high color saturation rate at 85% (NTSC). And the HONOR 9’s color saturation levels of up to 96%, making images look brighter in vivid and genuine colors.

Compare HONOR 7 vs HONOR 9: Design

HONOR 7

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HONOR 9

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A huge difference between the HONOR 7 and the HONOR 9 is that HONOR 7 has a supremely elegant full metallic body, but the body of HONOR 9 use the glass over aluminum except its frame.

Compare HONOR 7 vs HONOR 9: Performance

The HONOR 9 has an octa-core Kirin 960 (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73) and Mali-G71 MP8 GPU as well as 4/6 GB RAM, while HONOR 7 has an octa-core Kirin 935 (4x2.2GHz Cortex-A53) and a Mali-T628 graphics chip with 3GB of RAM. And with Android 8.0 running in the background and EMUI 8.0 running over the top of that, HONOR 9 is much improved than older versions.

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Compare HONOR 7 vs HONOR 9: Camera

The camera of HONOR 9 is equipped with a 20MP monochrome and 12MP colour. Its upgraded dual-lens camera brings the dual-lens hybrid zoom. Its dual-lens technology is up to a new level of clarity.

Picture taken by HONOR 7

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Picture taken by HONOR 9

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Compare HONOR 7 vs HONOR 9: Battery

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The HONOR 9 is powered by a large 3200mAh*6 battery and Smart Power 5.0, whose battery is a bit larger than the HONOR 7. Its 9V2A Quick Charge technology gets you from 0 to 40% in just half an hour, which has become much faster.

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