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Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

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Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2019, May
  • Dimensions: 163.5 x 77.3 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 196.8 g
  • Screen: 6.59", LTPS IPS LCD
  • Main Camera: Triple, 16 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 16 MP
  • Memory: 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Huawei Y9 Prime (2019)
Release date 2019, May
Dimensions (HxWxD) 163.5 x 77.3 x 8.8 mm | 6.44 x 3.04 x 0.35 in
Weight 196.8 g | 6.94 oz
Colors Emerald Green, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue
Battery 4000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price220 EUR
Screen
Technology LTPS IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.59" inc
Screen area 106.6 cm2
Screen format 19.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio84.3%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 px
PPI /points per inch/ 391 PPI
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 16 MP, Triple
Camera specs
-16 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
-8 MP (ultrawide)
-2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Functions LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 16 MP, Single
Specifications Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0
Video 1080p@30fps
Performance
Operating system OS Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9
Chipset - Hisilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-G51 MP4
External memory microSD, up to 1 TB
Internal memory 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
Antutu 8 score164559
Antutu 7 score140526
GeekBench 5 Single Core322
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core1321
GeekBench 4 Single Core642
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core2614
GeekBench 4 RenderScript1559
GeekBench 4 Battery2201
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat12 600/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Music and Audio
Radio
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Versions: STK-L21; STK-L22; STK-LX3

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Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) Review

Chinese company Huawei is quickly adapting to the changing needs of the mobile market and in 2019 launched the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 smartphone with a pull-out front camera. It features the distinction of being a complete copy of the previously unveiled Huawei P smart Z, apart from having a three-lens main camera. Of course, the Y9 Prime 2019 has other advantages, which will be discussed in the following lines. 

Design

Visually, the smartphone looks satisfyingly large. That's also how it feels when you take it in your hand. The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 lies pleasantly in the palm. It does not slip. Weighs almost 200 grams.

The back panel as well as the side edges are made of pleasant-to-the-touch plastic. You will like the gradient effect, which is "broken" into two sectors and looks quite interesting. It draws attention to itself from afar. In the overall design, the three cameras, flash and fingerprint scanner fit harmoniously. 

To help you get an idea of the size of the device, let us give you a hint of its dimensions: 77.3 x 163.5 x 8.8 mm. Compared to its Y9 relative, the Y9 Prime 2019 looks fresher and more contemporary. You'll find it on the market in several colors - black, blue, and emerald. 

Display 

The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 pleases the eye with a large screen with no notches on it. Its diagonal is 6.6 inches (2340 x 1080 pixels). An atypical LTPS matrix is used, which has a high response speed compared to IPS. The resolution is FullHD+ at a pixel density of 391 per inch. The result is a quality picture with natural colours. The aspect ratio is 19.5:9. 2.5D-glass protects the display against shock. 

The smartphone features automatic brightness adjustment. However, the maximum indicator when interacting with the phone in sunny weather is insufficient for comfortable use.

Performance 

Underneath the body of the satisfyingly large and stylish Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is a proprietary Kirin 710F processor consisting of 8 cores up to 2.2 GHz clock speed. Mali-G51 is responsible for the graphics. The chipset is mid-level, but performs well for this class of devices. It is suitable for most modern tasks. 

The internal memory is 64 or 128 GB and the RAM is 4 GB. For those who want to have more space to store songs, photos and videos, a memory card slot of up to 512 GB is provided. 

In standard use, there are no performance issues. Of course, if you are a fan of heavy mobile gaming, we recommend you choose another model. 

The smartphone runs on Android 9.9 operating system and a proprietary EMUI 9 interface. 

Cameras

A removable front camera in the budget segment is a rare phenomenon. Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is one of the exceptions. The removable 16-megapixel module allows you to achieve a full immersion effect and takes medium-quality photos. Only one second is needed to be ready for shooting. The opening process is accompanied by a special sound. 

The 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera is advisable to use in good lighting conditions. In daylight you will enjoy its maximum capabilities. 

The main model of Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is 16-megapixel. The photos are worthy of a budget smartphone. There is a natural color rendering, good detail and a relatively good dynamic range. 

Thanks to the front camera software, a shake mode is available. When shooting with the main unit, a separate 2MP sensor comes to the rescue for depth measurement.

Autonomous operation 

The battery capacity of the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is 4000 mAh. A full recharge takes 2 hours. It comes with a 10 watt charger. Tests show that the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 will serve you at an average load level for up to two days. 

Conclusion 

If you liked everything said so far, it's time to read our final words. Clearly, they are of interest to you. Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is a smartphone with an interesting design and a decent processor. It has an excellent set of main cameras and a hidden selfie camera to capture important moments in your life. The attractiveness of the model is complemented by the bezel-less display. The battery capacity allows you not to think about contact and enjoy working with the device for a long time. 

On the back of the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 you will find the fingerprint scanner, which recognizes the owner of the device in just a split second. Thanks to it, you'll keep your personal data safe.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) was around 220 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2019, May.
The weight of the Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) is 196.8 g.
The screen size of the Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) is 6.59" inches.
The size of the Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) is 163.5 x 77.3 x 8.8 mm (HxWxD).
No, it is not waterproof.
No, it does not support fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Triple main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.