Review Huawei Y9 (2018)
Huawei Y9 2018 is a mid-range smartphone with four cameras. The device is equipped with a large screen with a fashionable aspect ratio of 18: 9. The announcement of the gadget took place in March 2018.
Appearance and Ergonomics
Huawei U9 2018 has a modern and practical design. The metal case of this unit received a matte texture. Therefore, fingerprints will not spoil the appearance. In this case, the device almost does not slip in the hands. There are rounded corners, and there is also a 2.5D glass on the front side. There are no physical buttons under the screen, only the company logo remains. Now all navigation keys are virtual. It should be noted that the display with minimal frames occupies almost the entire front part.
At the back is a round fingerprint scanner. It also houses the main dual camera with flash in the upper left corner. Originally made of plastic strips for antennas that have become U-shaped. They are ideally disguised as a common design style.
The assembly is very high quality. The device feels great in the hand. At the same time, there are no various creaks and clicks during use. Inside is a powerful 4000 mAh battery, which can significantly increase autonomy. Available colors: gold, blue and black. Dimensions: height. 157.2 mm, thickness. 7.89 mm, width. 75.3 mm, weight. 170 g.
The Y9 2018 has a 5.93-inch screen with an advanced 18: 9 aspect ratio. This IPS display occupies the vast majority of the front panel. Its resolution is 2160 by 1080 pixels. The image is characterized by increased detail, as well as decent color reproduction. The stock of brightness is not so much, but almost always enough for comfortable use. The picture looks very realistic, and thanks to the new aspect ratio, much more useful information is placed on the screen.
Iron and performance
The U9 2018 smartphone got the eight-core Kirin 659 processor. Four of its economical Cortex-A53 cores operate at a frequency of 1700 MHz. Four more Cortex-A53 cores are more productive, as they have a clock frequency of 2360 MHz. There is a graphics accelerator Mali-T830 MP2. The device is sold in several versions: with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, as well as with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB of file storage. There is support for microSD cards up to 256 GB.
The Android 8.0 operating system is installed here, as well as the EMUI 8.0 shell. In the AnTuTu test, the gadget scores about 65,000 points, which for a mid-range smartphone seems to be a good result. In everyday tasks with performance there are no problems, but certain difficulties arise with games that are demanding on hardware.
Communication and sound
Huawei Y9 2018 is equipped with a slot for two Nano-SIM. The sound of the speakers can be called good, but without any miracles. There are no special claims to the maximum volume level. A little lacking in low frequencies. In headphones with sound, everything is fine, much can be adjusted through the equalizer.
On the back of the Huawei U9 2018 there is a dual camera with 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors. Aperture 2.2 is complemented by phase detection autofocus and a powerful LED flash. Such a camera can create photos with a blurry background. In the daytime, the quality of the picture is very high, and the detail deteriorates under artificial lighting. There are flexible settings and several shooting modes.
It is noteworthy that in the front there is a dual camera of 2 megapixels and 13 megapixels (or 16 megapixels, depending on the version). At the same time, aperture 2.0 allows you to make high-quality self-portraits even in low light conditions. With such advanced cameras, you can safely experiment with depth of field, making photos of a practically professional level.
The Y9 2018 received significant improvements over its predecessor. Particularly impressive is the presence of two dual cameras at once, and of rather high quality. Pleasantly surprised by the large display of the new format with high resolution. Obviously, the manufacturer tried to equip this gadget with the most modern hardware in the middle segment. Therefore, the buyer receives a very balanced and beautiful device, which at the start of sales costs about 200 euros.