Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder said, someone. But, as far as smartphones are concerned, beauty lies in the hands of one brand - Honor. Huawei's sister brand Honor has been the at the forefront of infusing colours into the dull and lifeless machine-line smartphone creations in Grey and Black.
Honor's latest - the Honor 9N - not only looks good but packs a punch internally as well.
Honor 9N: good looks are in the DNA
The Honor 9N, like it's predecessors, has gone through some intense industrial engineering to create a stunning look. Firstly, the 9N is one of the very few phones in this price range to use glass. To top it off, the glass has gone through at least seven layers of processing. Now while the Black and the Blue variants look good, it's the Robin Egg Blue and the Lavender Purple that will turn heads.
Trust us when we say this, pictures don't do justice to the Honor 9N's new colour variants at all. Especially, the Robin Egg Blue colour is a stunner. We're sure the fashionistas are going to be fans of this new colour.
Moreover, the Honor 9N is one of the lightest budget phones you can buy. It almost feels like you aren’t holding a phone. Also, let’s not forget that now you get this crisp and bright 5.84-inch IPS LCD panel on the front. And, thanks to the inclusion of a notch you get a bigger screen estate as well. Watching movies and immersing yourself in hours of PUBG is going to be easy. Additionally, EMUI gives you the option to switch off the notch as well. We love this feature on the 9N.
Honor 9N: cameras that will do all it takes to make you look good
As if Honor's selfie cameras weren't already good enough, the brand has gone ahead and improved the selfie camera on the front. Instead of a dual camera set up on the front, like you get on the Honor 9 Lite, you get a single 16MP big sensor. This sensor has a 1-micron pixel size and with pixel binning - which combines four pixels to create a composite 2-micron big pixel size - you get more detailed selfies in low light as well.
Also on the rear, you get a 13MP primary sensor+2MP depth sensor for enhanced portraits. The camera app has a specific Pro mode for both photos and videos. Also, the Night Shot mode in the Honor 9N reduces the shutter speed to capture better photos in low light settings. Take a look at all the camera samples to judge for yourself.
Honor 9N: powered by the ever-dependable Kirin 659 SoC
Now, the Honor 9N is also powered by the Kirin 659 SoC and couple with 4/6GB of RAM, you should get the same great performance that we’ve come to expect from Huawei’s homegrown chip. But the 4GB/64GB variant is evidently the killer variant of the two. But with a 128GB variant incoming, we are even more stoked.
A lot of the good performance can also be attributed to the fact that EMUI 8.2 running on Android Oreo 8.1 is beautifully optimised on the Honor 9N.
EMUI 8.2 comes with a ton of cool features. Allow us to list down a few:
- You get a universal search that allows you to search for apps and content across your phone.
- You get a very deep access to your battery details.
- There’s a special Ride mode for motorbike riders. This mode allows a biker to bike freely, and the phone will send an automated message on any incoming calls. Safety comes first.
We aren’t even scratching the surface when it comes to the cool features on the Honor 9N’s EMUI software.
Honor 9N: the phone for everyone
After using the Honor 9N, we can say with a fair amount of confidence that this is the phone made for everyone. From great cameras to a stunning design, the Honor 9N has something for every user. Honor 9N is evidently a beautiful smartphone with top-notch features under 15K.
We have no doubt in our minds that the Honor 9N will sell like hotcakes and the Robin Egg Blue variant will be the one to flaunt.