Huawei Y9s Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Huawei Y9s Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Huawei Y9s Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2019, November
  • Dimensions: 163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 206 g
  • Screen: 6.59", LTPS IPS LCD
  • Main Camera: Triple, 48 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 16 MP
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Huawei Y9s
Release date 2019, November
Dimensions (HxWxD) 163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm | 6.42 x 3.04 x 0.35 in
Weight 206 g | 7.27 oz
Body build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
Colors Midnight Black, Breathing Crystal
Battery 4000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price220 EUR
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 ratio84.7%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 px
PPI /points per inch/ 391 PPI
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 48 MP, Triple
Camera specs
-48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0'', 0.8µm, PDAF
-8 MP, f/2.4, 13mm (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/2.2
Video 1080p@60fps
Operating system OS Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1
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 512 GB (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal memory 128GB 6GB RAM
Antutu 7 score144233
GeekBench 5 Single Core317
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core1296
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery charging 10W

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Huawei Y9s Review

Another Huawei smartphone with Kirin 710 chip is on the market. The Huawei Y9s shares some of the external and internal features of its Honor 9x relative. It is equipped with a 48 MP rear camera sensor and an ejectable front camera. You can learn what else this interesting model offers in the following lines, but right now we have to say that it is suitable for those of you who insist on autonomous operation, large display and comfortable spending of free minutes.


Looking at the Huawei Y9s, one can immediately detect similarities with other models of the company. The general trends in the design of the body part are noticeable, and the removable module is quite attractive.

The smartphone has all the currently trending features - minimalistic front bezels, maximum screen size, body with classic configuration, rounded edges and corners, etc. The rear panel, which is made of glass, traditionally houses the main camera. You'll see it in the top left corner. The company's logo is featured at the bottom.

The dimensions of the Huawei Y9s are 163.1 mm tall, 77.2 mm wide and 8.8 mm thick. Its weight is 206 grams. The prospective owner of the phone can choose from two color options.


Huawei Y9s features a touchscreen with a diagonal of 6.59 inches. Its resolution is 1080x2340 pixels, which corresponds to FullHD+. The IPS matrix used in it provides excellent viewing angles and a decent level of color rendering. The picture is clear, juicy and saturated with enough details.

The screen represents 84.7% of the front panel. The aspect ratio is 19.5:9. With such effortless characteristics, the content from the screen is perceived comfortably, whether it is text information, graphics or video.

The decent-sized display will also please mobile gamers.


In the Huawei Y9s, the manufacturer has relied on the Kirin 710 chipset, which is not the most up-to-date in the market. The RAM is 6 GB. It is ample to run various applications and game processes. The processor, which is executed on a 12-nm technological process, implements support for artificial intelligence systems, which are actively used in the creation of quality photos. The Mali-G51 MP4 video accelerator is responsible for graphics.

The internal memory is 128 GB. It can be increased using a 512 GB memory card.


Particular attention should be paid to the photographic capabilities of the Huawei Y9s. The rear camera goes with an LED flash. It is equipped with three sensors. The main one is 48 MP in symbiosis with an f/1.8 lens. We also find a sensor analyzing the depth of the scene, which has a resolution of 2 MP and an aperture of f/2.4. The third sensor is an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle one with viewing angles up to 120 degrees and an f/2.4 aperture. The main camera also shoots panorama in HDR mode. Video creation is done in 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second.

The removable front camera has a 16 MP resolution sensor and f/2.2 aperture.

The front camera functions with high dynamic range. It captures video at 1080 pixels resolution and at 60 frames per second.

Fingerprint scanner

The data safety in the device are protected by fingerprint scanner. The sensor is located on the side of the device. It detects the user's fingerprint in just a fraction of a second and reacts instantly.

Autonomous operation

Huawei Y9s has a battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh. It is non-removable and lithium polymer. It will win you over with the fact that it will last up to two nights with a moderate level of usage. In continuous phone talk mode, the device will run for about 40 hours, and in continuous audio playback mode, 80 hours.

Charge recovery is via a 10-watt charger.


Finally, we have to say that the Huawei Y9s makes a good first impression. The concept of the device is to take the best from its predecessors. The resemblance to the Honor 9X and 9X Pro is clearly noticeable. Among its key features, we have to attribute the presence of a 48 MP rear camera, an ejectable front camera, a Kirin 710 processor and 6/128 GB memory. The large battery is also an advantage.

The night mode of the Huawei Y9s is one of the best for this price category. To get the maximum result, you need to hold the device still. We recommend using a tripod or tripod.

This model does not bring with it any serious innovations. As for the front camera, such a solution definitely wins applause and will appeal to the youth audience. Absence of moisture protection creates certain limitations for the user.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Huawei Y9s was around 220 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2019, November.
The weight of the Huawei Y9s is 206 g.
The screen size of the Huawei Y9s is 6.59" inches.
The size of the Huawei Y9s is 163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
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.