We evaluated the functions and performance of the Honor 9S. We gave it a usability score based on different points of view

Created date: 04/28/2020, 12:20:56, Updated date: 04/28/2020, 14:59:25

We've conducted a detailed review of the Honor 9S, looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

Honor 9S's features, performance, reviews

Honor 9S's size

The Honor 9S has a width of 2.8 inches (70.9 mm), a length of 5.8 inches (146.5 mm), and a thickness of 0.3 inches (8.4 mm). It might be possible to operate it with one hand, but depending on the person it might feel big. In addition, the weight of the Honor 9S is about 144 oz (144 g). Even if you are operating it with one hand it feels almost weightless. However, depending on the person, you may feel tired after using it for a while.

Assessing the overall ease of holding the Honor 9S, it has some difficulties but if you use it based on its strengths and weaknesses it will not cause many issues.

Honor 9S's CPU specs

With the 2.0GHz+1.5GHz×8(OctaCore) for processing power, the Honor 9S has relatively high performance. Among all smartphones released to date, its performance is positioned between high level and middle class, but you won't feel any stress using most apps. For lighter 3D games you will almost always be able to play without complaint. And for 2D gaming you will probably feel hardly any stress.

With 2GB of RAM, the Honor 9S has a sufficient amount. Very occasional cases of insufficient RAM do occur, but with this sort of amount of RAM, it will rarely be the cause of feeling any stress.

Evaluating the overall speed of operation of the Honor 9S, it is a mid-range smartphone, and in everyday use operation doesn't feel very jumpy or jerky, but to enjoy games, movies and the like a grade higher smartphone is recommended.

Honor 9S's storage size

The data storage capacity of the Honor 9S is 32GB, and while it is enough for taking photos, it might feel insufficient for those who often shoot videos or who install many games.

The Honor 9S is compatible with SD cards, so it is possible to increase the capacity easily. Therefore, you probably do not need to be concerned with the storage capacity.

Honor 9S's screen

Honor 9S has a 5.45 inch display. It is fairly large and has a good presence. Photos, videos, and games will really enjoy this screen estate. It is also suited for productivity use such as creating a business document.

Honor 9S has a mid-range screen. It is OK for normal use, but if you want to enjoy photos, videos, or games at their best, you may feel dissatisfied.

Honor 9S's camera specs

Honor 9S has a 8 MP main camera, which can serve you well in most cases. However, you might feel a little dissatisfied with the quality of the images.

Also, Honor 9S has an 5 MP front camera, which is an average figure for a smartphone camera. It is good enough for taking selfies, but you may be a little dissatisfied when you need to take a group photo or print your photos.

Honor 9S's battery performance

The battery performance of the Honor 9S is 3020 mAh, so it has a relatively large capacity. Compared to other smartphones, the battery life of the Honor 9S is good. At this amount, you will not feel stressed even if you are on the internet and Twitter for a long time. Even when playing a game or watching a movie on the go, you can do so comfortably without needing to be conscious of the battery. However, some caution is necessary when watching movies or playing games for too long.

Honor 9S's general rating

The Honor 9S is a relatively capable smartphone. If used as the main smartphone, it may be somewhat inconvenient for everyday use, but it is at a generally acceptable level.

Advantages and disadvantages of Honor 9S

Advantages of Honor 9S

  • It is lightweight.
  • The display is very large, so it is perfect for watching videos or playing games.

Disadvantages of Honor 9S

  • no data

Comparing the specifications of Honor 9S against similar products

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Honor 9S

58.2-

Honor 20S

54.1

Honor 20 lite (China)

54.3

Honor 9X

48.2

Honor V30

49.7

Honor V30 Pro

49.8

Honor View30 Pro

49.8

Honor View30

49.7

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Honor 9S

72.7-

Honor 20S

61.6

Honor 20 lite (China)

61.8

Honor 9X

51.7

Honor V30

48.1

Honor V30 Pro

49.1

Honor View30 Pro

49.1

Honor View30

48.1

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Honor 9S

81.2-

Honor 20S

90.4

Honor 20 lite (China)

90.5

Honor 9X

91.0

Honor V30

91.0

Honor V30 Pro

91.0

Honor View30 Pro

91.0

Honor View30

91.0

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

Honor 9S

45.6-

Honor 20S

75.3

Honor 20 lite (China)

76.2

Honor 9X

75.3

Honor V30

76.2

Honor V30 Pro

76.2

Honor View30 Pro

76.2

Honor View30

76.2

GPU performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoGPU performance

Honor 9S

22.0-

Honor 20 lite (China)

59.2

Honor 9X

59.2

Honor V30

86.2

Honor V30 Pro

86.2

Honor View30 Pro

86.2

Honor View30

86.2

Honor Play 9A

22.0

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Honor 9S

50.0-

Honor 20S

93.4

Honor 20 lite (China)

93.4

Honor 9X

90.0

Honor V30

93.4

Honor V30 Pro

93.4

Honor View30 Pro

93.4

Honor View30

93.4

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Honor 9S

55.5-

Honor 20S

90.0

Honor 20 lite (China)

90.0

Honor 9X

90.0

Honor V30

90.0

Honor V30 Pro

91.5

Honor View30 Pro

91.5

Honor View30

90.0

process integration

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoprocess integration

Honor 9S

67.5-

Honor 20S

98.0

Honor 20 lite (China)

67.5

Honor 9X

67.5

Honor V30

98.0

Honor V30 Pro

98.0

Honor View30 Pro

98.0

Honor View30

98.0

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobattery

Honor 9S

65.3-

Honor 20S

76.3

Honor 20 lite (China)

80.0

Honor 9X

80.0

Honor V30

80.6

Honor V30 Pro

80.3

Honor View30 Pro

80.3

Honor View30

80.6

downlink data communication speed

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twodownlink data communication speed

Honor 9S

35.3-

Honor 20S

35.3

Honor 20 lite (China)

35.3

Honor 9X

70.1

Honor V30

35.3

Honor V30 Pro

35.3

Honor View30 Pro

35.3

Honor View30

35.3

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Honor 9S

50.0-

Honor 20S

97.8

Honor 20 lite (China)

97.8

Honor 9X

97.8

Honor V30

95.0

Honor V30 Pro

95.0

Honor View30 Pro

95.0

Honor View30

95.0

number of wide-angle camera pixels on the back

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twonumber of wide-angle camera pixels on the back

Honor 9S

44.5-

Honor 20S

89.0

Honor 20 lite (China)

89.0

Honor 9X

89.0

Honor V30

84.5

Honor V30 Pro

84.5

Honor View30 Pro

84.5

Honor View30

84.5

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Honor 9S

50.0-

Honor 20S

97.8

Honor 20 lite (China)

75.4

Honor 9X

75.4

Honor V30

97.8

Honor V30 Pro

97.8

Honor View30 Pro

97.8

Honor View30

97.8

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Honor 9S

65.4-Color:Black/Blue/Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (70.9 mm) x 5.8 inches (146.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.4 mm), Weight:144 oz (144 g)

Honor 20S

57.8Color:Black/Blue/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (74 mm) x 6.1 inches (154.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.9 mm), Weight:172 oz (172 g)

Honor 20 lite (China)

58.1Color:Black/Green/Blue+Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.2 mm) x 6.2 inches (157.2 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm), Weight:171.5 oz (171.5 g)

Honor 9X

50.0Color:Midnight Black/Sapphire Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (77.3 mm) x 6.4 inches (163.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.8 mm), Weight:196.8 oz (196.8 g)

Honor V30

48.9Color:Ocean Blue/Galaxy Black/Icelandic frost/Sunrise Orange, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.8 mm) x 6.4 inches (162.7 mm) x 0.4 inches (8.9 mm), Weight:213 oz (213 g)

Honor V30 Pro

49.4Color:Ocean Blue/Galaxy Black/Icelandic frost, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.8 mm) x 6.4 inches (162.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.8 mm), Weight:206 oz (206 g)

Honor View30 Pro

49.4Color:Ocean Blue/Midnight Black/Icelandic frost/Sunrise Orange, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.8 mm) x 6.4 inches (162.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.8 mm), Weight:206 oz (206 g)

Honor View30

48.9Color:Ocean Blue/Midnight Black/Icelandic Frost/Sunrise Orange, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.8 mm) x 6.4 inches (162.7 mm) x 0.4 inches (8.9 mm), Weight:213 oz (213 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Honor 9S

60.3-Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:295 ppi

Honor 20S

85.2Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:411 ppi

Honor 20 lite (China)

85.3Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:417 ppi

Honor 9X

82.9Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:391 ppi

Honor V30

85.0Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:400 ppi

Honor V30 Pro

85.0Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:400 ppi

Honor View30 Pro

85.0Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:400 ppi

Honor View30

85.0Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:400 ppi

screen quality

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen quality

Honor 9S

74.3-Display size:5.45 inch, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:295 ppi

Honor 20S

85.3Display size:6.26 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:411 ppi

Honor 20 lite (China)

85.7Display size:6.3 inch, Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:417 ppi

Honor 9X

87.2Display size:6.59 inch, Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:391 ppi

Honor V30

87.2Display size:6.57 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:400 ppi

Honor V30 Pro

87.2Display size:6.57 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:400 ppi

Honor View30 Pro

87.2Display size:6.57 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:400 ppi

Honor View30

87.2Display size:6.57 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:400 ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Honor 9S

61.0-OS:Android

Honor 20S

92.9OS:Android

Honor 20 lite (China)

92.3OS:Android

Honor 9X

90.0OS:Android

Honor V30

95.7OS:Android

Honor V30 Pro

96.3OS:Android

Honor View30 Pro

96.3OS:Android

Honor View30

95.7OS:Android

Honor 9S's specs

Honor 9S
ImageHonor 9S
MakerHonor
Release date5/4, 2020
ColorBlack/Blue/Red
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.8 inches (70.9 mm) x 5.8 inches (146.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.4 mm)
Weight144 oz (144 g)
Display size5.45 inch
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 1440
Pixel density295 ppi
Battery capacity3020 mAh
ChipsetMediatek MT6762R Helio P22
CPU specs2.0GHz+1.5GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size2GB
Storage size32GB
Rear-camera resolution8 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP

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