Chinese smartphone manufacturer; Huawei unveiled the Huawei Y9 (2019) flagship in October last year—which then succeeded the Huawei Y9 (2018). The new handset equips upgraded specs compared to its predecessor—packing key highlights such as; a 6.5-inch display, Kirin 710 SoC, and Fingerprint 4.0 identification technology, among others.

The Chinese firm claimed that the Huawei Y9 (2019) targets the young generation who favors are gaming, photography, and entertainment. Looking at its specs and features, the memory, graphics, chipsets, display, camera sensors do favor them.

The smartphone went on sale around mid-October, priced roughly at USD$246 (approx. UGX920,000). Available in Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, and Aurora Purple color variants.

Specifications of the Huawei Y9 (2019)

The 6.5-Inch Dual-SIM is powered by the Kirin 710 processor and comes with AI Power 7.0. It runs on Google’s Andorid 8.1 mobile OS topped on Huawei’s UI, EMUI v8.2.0. This is coupled with a 4GB RAM/64GB ROM or 6GB RAM/128GB ROM, supported with an expandable slot of a microSD card of up-to 256GB.

In terms of optics, the handset features a dual rear camera setup with a 13MP sensor and a 2MP sensor. Meanwhile, at the front, comes a 16MP and 2MP sensors. Both the camera setups are claimed to come with some AI-based features (this will be put to test in the full review).

The Huawei Y9 (2019) Sapphire Blue color variant.
The Huawei Y9 (2019) Sapphire Blue color variant.

Huawei claims the handsets 4000mAh non-removable battery provides 9 hours of videos or gaming, 65 hours of music and 14 hours of web-page browsing under a 4G network. Charging wise, supports fast charging.

Unboxing
Buying the package, we always stress out that customers are to ensure that the seal isn’t broken in anyway. Only if the seal is broken in your presence, you ought to return the device to the seller for a new one.

Other, the handset comes in all white packaged roughly 10-inch wide box. Underneath, the Huawei 6.5-Inch Y9 (2019) handset in your color option appears on top. Below the handset are the charging & data cable, charging plug, and user manuals.

In side the box is a 6.5-Inch Y9 (2019) handset in your color option, a charging brick, USB & data cable, a pair of 3.5mm earphones, a back plastic protective case, and user manuals.
In side the box is a 6.5-Inch Y9 (2019) handset in your color option, a charging brick, USB & data cable, a pair of 3.5mm earphones, a back plastic protective case, and user manuals.

In our box, we were given the Sapphire Blue color variant.

First Impressions

  1. Upgraded processor. Compared to it’s predecessor, the Huawei Y9 (2019) comes with the Kirin 710 SoC. This was one of the key highlights of the phone. Its predecessor had a HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC.
  2. Light weight, sleek, and portable. Even though it’s larger at 6.5-Inch fits well with those that have big fits.
  3. The design is amazing. The design has received 9/10 from critics and device reviewers.
  4. 4000mAh non-removable battery, we ‘assure’ as the company claims, that it can last for a day on a single while being used heavily.