The count down to 2019 is almost done, we’ve seen phone manufacturers release some innovative devices as well as some not so intended mishaps in the sector, yet we’re so eager to see what 2019 has to offer. In the layman’s language, the Huawei Y9 (2019) attempts to cover some ground ahead of the competition with its unexpected early release. But to the potential user, was this really necessary? We’ve taken a dive into what the device has to offer while critically analyzing the cons against what has come to be the industry standard. From our Huawei Y9 (2019) review, we’ll provide unbiased assessment of this handset but it remains the readers’ sole discretion whether or not to go for it.
Huawei Y9 (2019) Design
We’ve come to get used to company’s using all the fancy words to market their devices and we don’t expect Huawei to be an exception. From its own site, the Huawei Y9 (2019) smartphone earns some really acclaimed vocabulary. Its described to have a finely crafted 3D arc design; basically meaning you’d be amazed by its carefully curved plastic body. Nonetheless, we were fair enough to assume this was necessary to keep costs within reach for the average Kenyan consumer. If you feel you can live with this shortcomings, be prepared to have a case on it; you’d be amazed just how first this device will collect scratches. It’s comfy to hold owing to a slightly curved body, phones with a 6.5inch footprint are traditionally hard to operate with a single hand; however, the Huawei Y9 (2019) keeps bezels really small and maintains a not so big overall size.
Every device out there has a strong point as much as the cons could outweigh the pros. For the Huawei Y9 (2019), it’ 6.5″ FullView Display panel is definitely the soft spot for many consumers. Since we came to embrace the notch from Apple, so many devices have implemented it even better and this device is no exception. The notch is just a tad bigger to accommodate two front selfie sensors as well as important sensors that include proximity and light sensors. The screen resolution is just out of this world, at 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution text and images are vivid and detailed.
To create a perfect handset, there are several factors to consider, for example some manufacturers might need to accommodate a diverse segment of consumers, while others target a specific genre with specialized specs. On my part, I’d wish to see a combination of a little of that and this. To be fair, the Huawei Y9 (2019) tries to achieve both by combining really nice functionality components while cutting down on some corners to keep prices within reach. Beside an impressive display panel, you’d be definitely be amazed with the quality of photos taken on this device. Inside the notch for example, there’s two sensors; a 16MP shooter and a 2MP depth sensor. On the back, we also get a test of 2 sensors; a 13MP camera as well as a 2MP depth sensor.
There’s two options of internal storage and amount of RAM to choose from. Either 128 GB internal with 6 GB RAM or 64 GB internal with 4 GB RAM, both options won’t disappoint as additional storage can be achieved with a MicoSD card of up to 400GB. In terms of horsepower, this model comes with Kirin 710 octa-core chip that tremendously improves single-core performance by up to 75% and multi-core performance by 68% compared to previous models.
From the above specs, everything looks great, except for unexpected bummer; unlike most handsets that I’ve embraced USB type C as an industry standard, you’ll be disappointed with this models dated MicroUSB port.