Huawei Y9s review

Read our full review to find out how the Huawei Y9s differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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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.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Huawei Y9s specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2019, November
  • Colors: Midnight Black, Breathing Crystal
  • Dimensions: 163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm.
  • Weight: 206 g.
  • Screen: 6.59" inc, 1080 x 2340, LTPS IPS LCD
  • Camera : Triple, 48MP
  • Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM
  • Battery: 4000,  Non-removable Li-Po
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


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.

Huawei Y9s video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Huawei Y9s 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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