About Huawei Honor 9X - Review, Specs + more The Honor 9X is a smartphone from Huawei, as part of their trendy Honor sub-brand. It is running Android 9.0 operating system with a full 6.59-inch 1080 x 2340 pixel display. The pop-up selfie camera, like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro and a couple of OnePlus models, means that the screen is one uninterrupted piece of art. And we love it, but is it worth buying on pay monthly? Let's find out... Summary of contents Essentials - At a Glance: Will I be able to use Google Apps? Honor 9X Screen & Display Honor 9X: Camera setup Our Verdict How much does Honor 9X cost in UK? Essentials - At a Glance: 6.59 inch display - notchless Octa-core processor and 4 GB of RAM Triple camera with optical image stabilisation Under the bonnet: Installed in the 9X is the Hi-Silicon Kirin 710F processor with 8 cores each, and 2 GHz clock speed. There is a fairly generous 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. You can extend this by up to 512 GB though, thankfully, for all your photo and video needs. The Internet support is either LTE-A or ac-WLAN for Wi-Fi. Will I be able to use Google Apps? Yes. Future phones from this sub-brand, including its main range as well as the Honor V and Honor X series, will no longer have Google apps after 2020. The last Honor phone to be confirmed to have Google Mobile Services (GMS) is the Honor 9X, a phone which succeeds the Honor 8X. So this really is one of the last of a generation. Honor 9X Screen & Display Given that this is meant to be an affordable mid-range smartphone, the Honor 9X has a rather large screen. It’s a 6.6-inch display, which is a little on the large side for a smartphone, so unless you have rather big hands it may be hard for you to properly use the device. This model does not have an NFC chip needed for contactless payment, nor fast pairing with Bluetooth devices, which is slightly baffling as some reviewers noted like TechRadar here. It does however offer dual-nano-SIM support, a headphone jack and pletny of decent camera equipment. Honor 9X: Camera setup So, onto the cameras. In addition to the aforementioned 16-MP front camera, these include 3 lenses on the back.The main camera resolves with 48 megapixels. There are also an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and a sensor for the depth of field with 2 megapixels. You can record videos in Full HD with 30 fps. The advantage here is the optical image stabilisation, but we didn't really come away too impressed with the cameras. Huawei could have done better, particularly as this phone is aimed at the youth market - who highly value camera quality for selfies. Our Verdict Additional features of the Honor 9X include the fingerprint sensor on the back and the USB Type-C interface. The battery comes with 4,000 mAh capacity - which is about average for this price/range. There is no fast-charging function sadly. This is a mid-level phone with mid-level options. It's not going to be blowing anyone away with its specs, but it isn't really meant to. The Honor 9X is a fine phone for its price range, and while it won't impress too many people with its performance, cameras or display, it still works perfectly well as your day-to-day smartphone. Other similar phones to consider: Honor Play Galaxy A20e Xiaomi Pocophone F1 How much does Honor 9X cost in UK? Right now, you can buy the Honor 9X for £250 in the UK, or about £18 a month on contract with Tesco Mobile. This is a mid-range smartphone with a decent price, and we expect the price to fall further after a few months by which point it'll be a steal.