By Bonita Soren | Updated: December 31, 2020 13:49 IST


Is Honor 9S the cheapest smartphone of the year 2020?

Is Honor 9S the cheapest smartphone of the year 2020?

The generation that we are living in, we cannot think of our life without the internet and the smartphone. After the Lockdown and the entire pandemic that we are going through, we have realized the importance of the online world. We have understood that from shopping to working, and from socializing to getting an education, we have to rely on the smartphone or the digital medium. We all are staying most of the time at our houses and we need to get access to the outer world and that is possible with the digital world. And the best and the most convenient way is the smartphone. That is why in recent times the market is full of new launches. The companies are having tough competition. And they are targeting every group of society. They are trying to reach every bit and corner of society with their brands. Nowadays the brand is launching not only high-end smartphones but also mid-range smartphones. All the companies are now in marketing trying to give their best. Now in this competitive market, the brand Honor is also stepping their foot on. They are in this competition in a new and unique way. They are not concentrating on high-end smartphones, but rather they are focusing on giving the users the cheapest possible smartphone with the most possible feature and results.

Today we are going to discuss the launch of the Honor smartphone brand. And according to them, this is the most affordable smartphone that has the entire needed feature. So, let’s see the details of this smartphone.


This smartphone by Honor is going to be online for sale from the first weekend (Approximately). This is the Honor 9S. And the main thing because of which this phone is getting all the attention is the price range according to the specifications. This smartphone has 2GB RAM and for the processor, this smartphone uses the MediaTek Helio P22, and for a smartphone that falls under the category of being the cheapest smartphone, the processor is impressive. In addition to this, the Honor 9S also has the Android v10 (Q) operating system which is like the icing on the cake. This smartphone has got an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera which is decent for this category. This smartphone has got a 3020 mAh battery which may be a drawback but to be honest according to the piece this is justifying. The screen size of this smartphone is 5.45inches which is again a very decent screen size. This smartphone has dual sim-card slots both for the Nano sim-cards. And this is a 4G supporting smartphone. In addition to that, this smartphone will also be able to access the 3G and 2G internet speed as well. The one thing that is missing is the fingerprint sensor, but again, in a smartphone of this range, we cannot ask for more.

Display and performance:

This Honor 9S is a lightweight smartphone. This is available in the color Black, and blue. The screen size of this smartphone is 5.45 inches which is decent and the screen resolution that you are going to get is 720 x 1440 pixels which are good. The pixel density that you are going to get is 295 PPI. The display is an IPS LCD and in this budget, this screen is impressive. The aspect ratio of this smartphone is 18:9. When we talk about the touch, this has got the captive touchscreen, and also the multi-touch screen. The chipset that this smartphone uses is the MediaTek Helio P22 and the processor is the Octa-Core, 2 GHz, and Cortex A53 with 64 bit architecture. Even for gaming, this smartphone has PowerVR GE8320 graphics. And this smartphone has got 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 512GB with the help of an expandable memory card. This smartphone also has USB OTG support. The main problem for Google pay store users may face is that this smartphone does not have the option for the Google play store. Instead of it, this has got the Huawei App Gallery.


Let’s talk about the camera of the Honor 9S. This smartphone has got a single camera setup at the back. This is the 8MP Primary camera with an aperture of f/2.0. This also has the autofocus feature available. For a better picture experience, this also has an LED Flash. The image resolution that you are going to get after clicking pictures with this smartphone is 3264 x 2448 which is decent according to the price range. Besides, this also has the exposure compensation, ISO control feature, continuous shooting mode, High dynamic range Mode, everyone's favorite digital zoom feature, auto flash, Face detection, and touch to focus as well.

In the front camera or the Selfie camera, this smartphone has got a 5MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.2. This front camera has got a fixed focus.

Connectivity and Sensors:

This smartphone by Honor has got the latest Bluetooth connectivity of v5.0. In addition to that this also has GPS connectivity. This smartphone does not have access to NFC connectivity. But this smartphone has got the feature of FM Radio, Loudspeaker, and an audio jack of 3.5mm.

This smartphone does not have a fingerprint sensor, but this smartphone has got a Light sensor, a Proximity sensor, and an accelerometer.


The moment that we all are waiting for is the price of this smartphone by Honor.

The price in India of the Honor 9S smartphone

However, this is the price range for the first sale only, after that the price range will be uplifted to INR: 6,499/-.

NOTE: This is an impressive smartphone compared to the price and the specifications. But you cannot expect more from this smartphone is a low-budget smartphone. Though the company has tried its best to improve the features, and some of the features are amazing according to the price range, but you cannot expect this to be super cool. This is a very decent smartphone by Honor, and this is for the user who is planning to buy a new phone but is not able to have their smartphone, or if you want to have two smartphones together, then this can be easily your second smartphone or the backup smartphone. In addition to that, most of the online classes are happening on online meeting apps and sources like that, so for the student who needs a smartphone every day for their classes, this is going to be the best option for them.

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