An affordable, high-resolution snapper
Huawei is kicking off its 2020 efforts with a new member of their budget Y family: the Y9s. Huawei’s new budget phone comes with a lot of killer features, specifically a beautiful rear, triple camera with a 48-megapixel main shooter, and a large 6.59-inch display.
Packaging and contents:
The Y9s comes in Huawei’s standard packaging for its entry-level offerings, with the phone’s name emblazoned at the front of the white box.
Inside sits the phone, a USB Type-C charger, USB Type-C cable, a pair of headphones, a silicone case and a SIM ejector.
Beautiful phone with killer features
It’s hard to believe that Huawei is calling the Y9s a budget device. While the phone looks like your typical, big-screen device from the front, the Y9s looks more like a flagship phone than a budget mid-ranger.
Huawei has infused the rear of the phone with the same color treatment that the company used on more expensive flagship phones like the P30 and P30 Pro. While the phone can be had in plain (and a little boring) Midnight Black, the phone really shines figuratively and literally with the Breathing Crystal colorway.
The rear of the Y9s has been treated with a multi-layer glass process (15 layers for the black variant and 21 for the Breathing Crystal), which give the phone a high-end look without the associated price.
There’s a slight curve to the phone on both sides that facilitates better ergonomics when holding it. The rear doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner since Huawei integrated it with the power button on the side of the phone.
The front of the phone holds the large, 6.59-inch full HD+ display without a notch. Huawei boasts an overall screen-to-body ratio of 91%, achieved by the skinny bezels around the display and the use of a pop-up camera module that houses the 16-megapixel camera.
Speaking of the cameras, the Y9s uses three cameras on the rear, headlined by a 48-megapixel camera with a 1/2-inch sensor and an f/1.8 aperture. The main shooter is joined by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera.
Keeping the Y9s running is the company’s Kirin 710F octa-core processor, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, expandable to 512GB via a microSD card. The phone runs EMUI 9.1, and has Google Play installed out of the box as well if you were wondering.
The phone’s battery is pegged at 4000mAh, which is pretty generous for a device like this. If we know Huawei’s Kirin 710F processor, then you can expect very long run times with this phone before it has to take a trip to the charger.
Huawei is pricing this phone at Php 13,990, at least, according to the company’s official Lazada store. It’ll come with freebies that include an Anytime Fitness voucher, a gift pack, and a Php 100 voucher.
Huawei Y9s Specs
- 2.2GHz HiSilicon Kirin 710F octa-core processor
- Mali-G51 MP4 GPU
- 6GB of RAM
- 6.59-inch Full HD+ LCD display; 1080 x 2310 resolution
- 128GB of expandable storage (up to 256GB via microSD)
- Triple rear cameras: 48-megapixel f/1.8 main camera; 8-megapixel f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor; with EIS, PDAF, LED Flash
- 16-megapixel f/2.2 pop-up front camera
- 4G, LTE (Dual SIM, Hybrid Tray)
- WiFi, Bluetooth
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Fingerprint scanner, Facial Recognition, USB-C
- Android Pie 9 with EMUI 9
- 4000mAh battery with 10w charging