Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) review

Read our full review to find out how the Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
Added by on 06.18.19 | Last update 01.14.22
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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. 

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2019, May
  • Colors: Emerald Green, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue
  • Dimensions: 163.5 x 77.3 x 8.8 mm.
  • Weight: 196.8 g.
  • Screen: 6.59" inc, 1080 x 2340, LTPS IPS LCD
  • Camera : Triple, 16MP
  • Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Memory: 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Battery: 4000,  Non-removable Li-Po
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


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. 


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.


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. 


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. 


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.

Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Huawei.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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