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May 22, 2020

HONOR 9X PRO Hands-on Look: Compelling Package with an Attractive Price

HONOR 9X PRO Hands-on Look: Compelling Package with an Attractive Price

The HONOR 9X PRO sports a 6.59-inch bezel-less screen with a screen-to-body ratio of up to 92%. The rear cover is a 3D gradient color glass and comes in two colors: Phantom Purple and Magic Night Black.

HONOR 9X PRO Hands-on Look: Compelling Package with an Attractive Price

The power button and fingerprint sensor are integrated into one for easier use.

HONOR 9X PRO Hands-on Look: Compelling Package with an Attractive Price

The phone comes with the familiar 3.5 mm headset jack.

HONOR 9X PRO Hands-on Look: Compelling Package with an Attractive Price

The front camera is a brand new pop-up design and provides intelligent drop protection, dustproof, waterproof, and anti-magnetic interference functions.

HONOR 9X PRO Hands-on Look: Compelling Package with an Attractive Price

At the back, from top to bottom, there is a 2 MP depth camera, a 48 MP UHD camera, and an 8 MP ultra wide-angle camera.

The 48 MP primary camera uses a 1/2'' sensor and HONOR-developed algorithm for night photography. The highest ISO sensitivity is 102400, allowing the camera to take photos even in extremely low light and dark conditions.

Here are some examples.

HONOR 9X PRO Hands-on Look: Compelling Package with an Attractive Price

This close-up of a flower shows the phone's excellent performance in color rendering, background blurring, and AI recognition.

HONOR 9X PRO Hands-on Look: Compelling Package with an Attractive Price

This exhibits the phone's blue sky auto-detection and AI enhancement. As you can see the 48 MP camera works astonishingly well.

HONOR 9X PRO Hands-on Look: Compelling Package with an Attractive Price

The HONOR 9X PRO also supports Kirin Gaming+, which includes system-level AI frequency modulation and scheduling, an upgraded underlying GPU driver, GPU load optimization, and optimization for HD game special effects. The Gaming+ technology reduces repeated instructions and the GPU load. It also accelerates data transmission between the CPU, GPU, and memory, improving the image quality, definition, and contrast in games.

HONOR 9X PRO Hands-on Look: Compelling Package with an Attractive Price

GPU Turbo 3.0 delivers lower power consumption and faster, even millisecond-level, touch response through graphics acceleration. Currently, more than 70 games are supported.

The Extendable Read-Only File System (EROFS) can compress storage capacity to improve the random read and write speed by 20% and reduce the space taken up by the system by 14%, for a smoother phone.

The Ark Compiler improves the app execution efficiency by 29%, system smoothness by 13%, and system response by 32%.

HONOR 9X PRO Hands-on Look: Compelling Package with an Attractive Price

In addition to these, the phone also boasts features like Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.1, upgraded AI-powered communications, and more. Packed with new features alongside some of its signature designs, the HONOR 9X PRO is a fantastic budget option and is well worth the price tag.