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HONOR X9b 5G Review - The Toughest unbreakable smartphone


HONOR X9b 5G Price: From RM1,499

Pros

Cons

​Very Durable

No Audio Jack

Perfect for clumsy people

No dust and water protection

Good Software Performance

Good Battery

Officially launched in Malaysia, the HONOR X9b 5G stands out as a super-durable smartphone, carrying forward the legacy of its predecessor with an almost indestructible display. Alongside, it boasts substantial internal upgrades, positioning itself as one of the most value-packed mid-range phones in the market.


What's in the box?

1) Phone (battery included)

2) Super Charger

3) USB Type-C Cable

4) Eject Pin

5) Quick Start Guide

6) TPU Protective Case

7) TP Protective Film

8) Warranty Card

Design


In comparison to its predecessor, the X9a, the HONOR X9b exhibits a slight increase in thickness, weight, and width, measuring at 163.3mm in height, 75.5mm in width, 7.98mm in depth, and weighing 185g. The screen gracefully curves at the sides, enhancing comfort in both usage and grip. In terms of weight, the phone hits the sweet spot, in my opinion.


On the back, the Matrix Star Ring continues to host the triple camera setup, while the lower chin houses the phone's sole speakers, USB-C port, and SIM tray. The Sunrise Orange variant, crafted in Vegan Leather, adds a touch of class to the smartphone's aesthetic.


Display

With a sleek design boasting rounded corners on its vibrant 6.78-inch AMOLED display, featuring a 19.9:9 aspect ratio and 1.07 billion colors, the HONOR X9b offers a visually stunning experience complemented by a resolution of 1200x2652 pixels, all responsive to multi-touch gestures supporting up to 10 touch points. With a peak brightness of 1200 nits, the exceptional brightness enhanced readability even under direct sunlight. The display supports a 1.5K resolution that are sharp and brimming with detail to deliver smooth visuals.


When it comes to the display, the HONOR X9b boasts one of the most robust screens in any phone I'm aware of. Not just that, the phone's frame is exceptionally sturdy and dependable. You can toss it around and give it a good smack, yet it stays unscathed. What's more, in the unlikely event of even a single crack, HONOR backs it up with a 365-day Front and Back crack replacement, showcasing their confidence in this all-angle ultra-tough smartphone.

Feature: World’s First 5-star Overall Drop Resistance Certification From Switzerland’s SGS

Introducing the HONOR Ultra-Bounce, an all-angle ultra-tough marvel offering three-level protection for unrivaled durability. This innovative safeguard ensures all-round drop resistance, fortifying the screen, frame, and internal compartments.


With the All-angle Ultra Tough 360° Anti-Drop Protection 8, HONOR introduces a cutting-edge cushioning material featuring micron-sized pores capable of absorbing up to 1.2 times the impact of a drop, setting new standards in phone durability.


Performance

Empowered by the formidable Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, boasting a 40% boost in CPU power and a 35% surge in GPU prowess, the HONOR X9b's 4nm advanced processor delivers exceptional performance, effortlessly tackling even the most intensive tasks. With an ultra-large and ultra-smooth configuration of 20GB (12+8) RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage, you can store your content at will and play it as you like, ensuring a seamless and immersive experience on the device.


Battery


With an impressive 5800mAh capacity, the HONOR X9b promises a remarkable 3 days of long-lasting battery life. The ultra-high density battery not only takes pride in its endurance, perfect for intensive users, but also boasts ultra-durability, maintaining a remarkable 80% capacity even after three years and 1,000 charge cycles, leaving it as good as new.


Camera

Equipped with a cutting-edge 108MP Ultra Clear Camera featuring a sizable 1/1.67” sensor, an impressive f/1.75 aperture, and 3X optical-level zoom, the HONOR X9b captures every detail with precision. Boasting a 9-in-1 1.92μm pixel size, motion capture capabilities, and additional lenses like the 5MP Ultra Wide Angle, 2MP Macro, and a 16MP Front Camera, this device ensures a versatile and high-quality photography experience.


108MP Ultra Clear Camera Feel liberated to crop your images to your heart's content; you'll find that the clarity remains exceptional, staying ultra clear and pristine even after making adjustments to suit your preferences.


Ultra Wide Angle Embark on a visual journey with the Ultra Wide Angle feature, allowing you to explore and capture a broader expanse of the world, fitting more of the things you love seamlessly within the frame and enhancing your overall photography experience.

3x Optical-level zoom Elevate your photography experience with the exceptional capabilities of the 3X Optical-level Zoom, offering high-quality magnification that triples your perspective and, coupled with the outstanding motion capture engine, guarantees the capture of dynamic moments with unparalleled clarity and fascinating detail.


Verdict


Overall, the HONOR X9b 5G seems tailor-made for individuals who prefer a case-free experience, dislike the added bulk, find themselves prone to phone drops, and appreciate a phone that doesn't require frequent charging. The phone's camera is average, and its seamlessly integrated system and hardware contribute to a delightful smooth phone experience. Taking into account the retail price of RM1,499, I find the HONOR X9b 5G to be an absolute bargain.


Get your HONOR X9b 5G here in the link below! Official site: https://www.hihonor.com/my/phones/honor-x9b/



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