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Huawei Y9 Review, Including Specs, Prices, Available Features, And Where To Buy

The Huawei Y9 is one of the best in the long lineup of Huawei smartphones produced by the company.

The company, which was founded in 1987, has received a lot of applause from people all over the world for the quality and high-performing smartphones that they produce.

Huawei released smartphones such as the Mate 10 Pro and the Nova, which were all received favorably by buyers and critics alike.

Huawei, which originates from China, is known as one of the best technology companies in the world. 

Huawei smartphones come in several price ranges and performances. In today’s article, we will be reviewing the Huawei Y9 smartphone to convince you as to why you should purchase this phone if you are looking for a smartphone that will not cause you to empty your bank account.

The Huawei Y9Let we now go through the Y9 smartphone and see what it has in store for all potential buyers.


The smartphone comes with a quality metal unibody that lets its user know that they can get a quality phone even in the budget smartphone segment.

This has made the phone feel comfy when it is held and one can easily maneuver his way around it due to the rounded edges.

However, this also means that the phone can be slippery when held without a cover. This also means that special attention should be given when holding the phone.

The design is also similar to most Huawei smartphones that are already on the market as it follows the standard layout design of those phones.

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It is also reminiscent of the Honor 7X that was released way back in 2017. The volume controls of the phone can be found above the power button.

A 3.5mm headphone jack can also bed found near the USB charging port of the phone. 


The performance of the Huawei Y9 is something that can be boasted about without regret. It comes with a big enough 5.93” OLED IS LCD display that allows users to view whatever it is they are doing on the phone with adequate clarity with vibrant colors.

The Y9 also comes with a Karin 659 octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM. Although this does not mean that it is the fastest smartphone around, it is certainly fast enough for its price range as well as the competition.   

The apps on the phone open fast enough to avoid you getting frustrated. However, the Y9 can get a bit sluggish at times when several dozen apps are all open at the same time, thereby filling up all the available 3GB RAM.

The Chrome browser can also cause this sluggishness. The Y9 is also not compatible with Google Pay because it lacks an NFC. The phone supports dual SIMs capability and the storage space be further extended by adding a memory card.


Anyone who has used a Huawei or Honor smartphone before will know what to expect from the UI of the Y9 as it is similar to its Huawei predecessors.

It runs on the Android Oreo8.0 alongside Huawei’s Emotion UI interface v8.0 which comes with a whole set of features.

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You can go to the settings, then display and toggle the home screen to the drawer as the app drawer is normally off by default when you are setting the Y9 up for the first time. 

You will find some apps that are already pre-installed such as Instagram, Facebook Messenger,, and Netflix.

You can also install a third-party UI interface if you feel like doing so. You can uninstall all these apps if you think that you do not need them.

The fingerprint scanner on the Y9 lives up to the claim of Huawei phones have one of the best fingerprint scanners in the smartphone business.

Power Supply

The Y9 comes with a 4000mAh battery that can last for a whole on a single charge as long as the user is not a phone addict.

The phone does not have anything that drains it of power as some smartphones do. You can also enable the power saving mode and the ultra power saving mode if you want to use the phone for a longer period of charging as long as you are ready to forego the use of some apps. You can also prevent the GPU from siphoning the battery power by reducing the resolution of the screen to 1440 x 720.    


The Y9 comes with 4 cameras. Unlike most smartphones that have only one front camera, the Y9 has two front cameras and two rear cameras.

The rear camera consists of a 13MP f2/2 aperture with a phased detection-autofocus and a 2MP lens.

The front has two cameras, a 16MP, and a 2MP, with specs similar to the rear camera. The images produced by the cameras are very realistic and clear as well.

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Main specs

  • 6.5” FHD+ IPS display
  • 4GB or 6GB RAM
  • 64GB or 128GB of storage space
  • 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera with LED flash and AF
  • 16MP + 2MP dual front camera
  • Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset
  • ARM Mali-G51 GPU
  • 2.2 GHz octa-core ARM Cortex
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Available in black, blue, rose gold, and violet colors
  • Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with Emotion 8.2 UI
  • 173 grams of weight


The Huawei y9 is a budget phone that does not break the bank. It sells for GHS 1,099

Where To Buy

You can purchase the Huawei Y9 I from Jumia Ghana or Frank trading service or Jiji (formerly known as OLX)


The Y9 certainly has some competition from other smartphones in its class. The Y9 competes with the Nokia G10, the Tecno Camon 16s, and the Motorola E6i.


The above review certainly paints a vivid picture of what you can expect when you get your hand on a Huawei Y9 smartphone in the budget segment. We encourage you to try yours on the Huawei Y9 if you are looking for a budget smartphone that has all the needed goodies. You can also check out the most affordable 4G smartphones in Ghana.

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