Pros And Cons Facts at HONOR X9b Review With Best Alternatives

HONOR X9b is considered the most durable of the year because this phone survives many Drop Tests and has absolutely nothing to the phone. Today we are going to review the HONOR X9b Phone with its advantages and disadvantages that may help you to make the right decision, whether you should buy it or not!

HONOR X9b Price

The HONOR X9b has currently introduced 8GB RAM and 256GB Storage model priced at Rs 25,999. When you apply additional coupon codes and Credit Card offers then you can get around 15% extra discount on Flipkart and Cashify.

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HONOR X9B Black Image
HONOR X9B Black Image

It is available in two color models and the price is the same– There is an Orange and Black color model and I liked the Orange Model which looks cool in hand.

HONOR X9b Reviews

I was looking for the best phone with a Curved AMOLED display But at the same time, I was also worried that if the phone dropped from its height, it could break. Now I get the best and most durable phone with the curved AMOLED display that is rated 5 out of 5 in a drop test.

Honor X9b Phone in Orange, Black and Green Color
Honor X9b Phone in Orange, Black and Green Color

In a previous post, I shared about the 10 Feet Drop Test on HONOR X9b Phone and surprisingly it survived all phases so I believe that this is one of the best and most durable phones of the year right now. Let’s dive into the deeper reviews–

Display and Build Quality

The HONOR X9b comes with a 6.78-inch, 120Hz AMOLED display supported by 1200 nits peak brightness and 1B color modules. It considers a 91.2% screen-to-body ratio and 1220 x 2652 pixels resolution.

Whether you are a gaming or movie lover then this phone may be a quite best partner for you. It will help you to play competitive gaming and can give you an excellent view when you watch videos. Its 120Hz screen refresh rate makes the graphics and performance smoother even while playing games. There are thin bezels on the bottom and upper corners and the sidebar is curved and bezel-less. Seriously, I am infatuated with this display.


As for the performance, it runs on Android 13-based Magic OS 7.2 UI skin, unfortunately, inbuilt Android 14 is missing and you can get it out of the box.

The HONOR X9b boasts an Octa-Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 (4 nm) processor with the Adreno 710 GPU. This processor is one of the best multi-purpose user chipsets and comes with a 2.2GHz good processing speed.

HONOR X9b SIlver Color
HONOR X9b Silver Color

As we sneak peek at its CPU machine, it comes with the 4 primary cores with a 2.2GHz clock speed while the rest of the 4 cores come with a 1.8GHz clock speed.

You can easily play games on 60FPS without any lag and scratch on low and Medium Settings. It is pretty optimized for the 120Hz display so you never feel trouble when you multi-tasking. It will be better if the company uses DImensity 7200 instead of it, which carries quite better performance but it is also excellent with the new machine system developed by Qualcomm.

Camera Efficiency

Moving to camera efficiency, the HONOR x9b comes with a triple rear camera setup including a 108 MP primary lens with an aperture of f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.67″, and PDAF. The rest of the two cameras are 5Mp Ultra-wide lenses and 2Mp macro sensors. Surprisingly, it jumped 108 Mp to directly 5 Mp down but the primary camera is already performing well.

It allows 4K recording at 30FPS and also a 1080 p resolution video. Unfortunately, we missing the 60FPS video recording features that should be available in this phone. For selfies, there is a 16Mp shooter that also allows you 1080p video recording at the 30FPS mode.

It works excellent in daylight mode but there is a slightly low performance at night even in video recording.

Memory & Sensors

The HONOR X9b comes with the two models right now but is currently launched and appears with the base model 8GB RAM and 256GB Storage on Flipkart and Amazon.

There is a loudspeaker with a high base and crystelic sound unfortunately missing a 3.5mm Audio jack.

It carries all the necessary sensors like Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NFC, Infrared Port, Under-DIsplay fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity and Compass, etc

Battery And Charging

HONOR X9b comes with a massive 5800mAh battery with a charging support of 35W. Surprisingly it supports wired reverse charging also. It supports USB Type-C 2.0 which disappoints us because this generation’s phone upgraded itself with the USB Type-C 3.0 but this phone is still rendering with a standard machine.


The phone is certified with the IP53 rating protection means the phone can survive normal water drops and dust but when it is dumped in water, it can’t survive. So you have to strictly save it from the water and sweat, even not all the phones, few region dependant phones get this so that is very disappointing it.

Pros And Cons At HONOR X9b Reviews

The Pros And Cons fact stands for advantages and best features vs Disadvantages and Improving features of the phone. It will be very useful for you when you decide to buy it–

Pros/Things I Like

  • Have excellent build quality with the massive 6.44 x 2.97 x 0.31-inch dimension
  • Featuring an excellent 6.78 inch, 120Hz AMOLED Display certified with an SGS in 5 rating that claims it will survive even from a 10-foot drop test.
  • The display allows you 1200 nits peak brightness with this help you can enjoy movies perfectly even in the hot sun.
  • The phone comes with a good Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 processor with 4 Primary cores with a 2.4GHz clock speed paired with Adreno 710 GPU.
  • Have an excellent 108 MP primary rear camera which is amazing for photography and videography at this cost.
  • It comes with the Excellent 8 GB and 12GB RAM model with 256GB onboard storage and UFS3.1 storage support.
  • It has all the necessary sensors including an in-display Fingerprint Scanner.
  • The HONOR X9b boasts a 5800 mAh non-removal battery with the support of 35W Wired Charging Support. The battery capacity is excellent but we are disappointed with the 35W charger, it should be around 50W charging support.
  • It allows Reverse and Wired Reverse Charging.

Cons/Things I Don’t Like

  • The display is quite good but the protection is just a standard mode. Even if it is protected with the IP53 Rating protection which can only save the phone from normal water drops, when your phone is dumped in the water, it may damage your phone.
  • The phone comes with the in-built Android 13 Os support which is not a good decision because it claims to provide you with 2 years of security and major updates, so it can only get two major Software from now. However, you can install the Android 14 out of the box.
  • The HONOR X9b does not support External Card Support, which means you can not increase the internal storage.
  • The rear camera’s primary sensor is good but the rest of the two sensors should little improvements.
  • The front display is also good but not the best, it needs improvements
  • No support for a 3.5mm Audio Jack, so in this case you can use Best Earbuds or USB Type-C port earphones.
  • It comes with the USB Type-C 2.0 Charing Port which is disappointing.

5 Reasons To Buy HONOR X9B

  1. If you are looking for the best and most Durable Phone with a Curved AMOLED Display at a 120Hz screen refresh rate then this is the best option for you because it survived the 10-foot drop test with no kind of damage and scratches.
  2. If you are looking to get a phone with the Latest Engine with good performance then the HONOR X9B will be also the best option. The HONOR X9b comes with the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 Support which allows you a good performance for gaming and multitasking.
  3. If you are looking for a phone with Reverse Charging And Large 5800 mAh Battery Capacity then this phone is quite good because it allows you all these things you want. Unfortunately, it has only 35W charging support.
  4. If you are looking for a phone with good photography and videography then this is one of the best phones with the 108 Mp primary camera on the rear camera setup allows you 4K recording features.
  5. The HONOR X9b comes with 8GB and 12GB RAM with 256GB Onboard storage that will give you massive storage in your phone with the fast UFS3.1 storage type.

HONOR X9b Alternatives

As an alternative to HONOR Z9b, There are a few rival options like iQOO Z7 Pro and POCO X6 Pro. These all are mostly similar specifications But the price of all these can go up or down.

iQOO Z7 Pro

The iQOO Z7 Pro also comes with a 6.78 Inch Curved AMOLED display with a 120Hz Screen Refresh Rate. Also, it has a better performance as compared to the HONOR Z9b because it provides you with 2.8GHz core speed with the Mediatek Dimensity 7200 (4 nm). It is slightly better performance but in terms of durability test, HONOR X9b is better.

Talking to the battery, it is also better than the HONOR X9b because the iQOO Z7 pro has a 4600mAh battery with a superfast 66W charging speed while the HONOR X9b has a good 5800mAh battery but the charging is only 35W fast.

Moving to the camera, the HONOR X9b carries a 108Mp shooter with the support of 4K recording at 30FPS but the iQOO Z7 pro has only a 64Mp primary shooter at the same 4K resolution recording.

As for the pricing, its price starts at Rs 23,999 for the base model 8GB RAM and 128GB Storage model while the top model 8GB RAM and 256GB Storage model cost at Rs 25,999.


The POCO X6 Pro is also one of the rivals of the HONOR X9b because it also gives you similar performance but eh price is cheaper than the HONOR X9b.

The POCO X6 pro also comes with a 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED Display but unfortunately, it is not a curved display, it is a flat display but thin bezels. It comes with a Mediatek Dimensity 8300 Ultra (4 nm) processor with a processing speed of an excellent 3.35GHz which is massive.

Moving to the camera, it has a good 64Mp primary camera shooter with 4K recording-enabled features. also, it has a 5000mAh battery with a 67W super fast charging speed.

As for the pricing, its base model is priced at Rs 26,999 while the peak model 12GB RAM+5122GB Storage model costs at 28,999.


Overall, as seen the phone status, looks quite good compared to other brands. The most interesting thing is its durability. Even though it has a curved display the phone is extra durable without losing the performance.

But when we compare HONOR X9b to its rivals iQOO Z7 Pro and POCO X6 Pro it is hard to say which is best because it depends on what you want.

If you are looking for the most durable phone with a Curved AMOLED display then you can go with the HONOR X9b.

If you looking for a curved AMOLED display phone with better performance then you should go with the iQOO Z7 pro because it has slightly better performance than the HONRO Z9b mobile while having a good camera and charging features.

If you are looking for a most powerful and excellent performance and you are ready to sacrifice the Curved Display then my first choice is POCO X6 pro. The POCO X6 pro has 3.35GHz clocked cores which provide you with seriously buttery smooth graphics and system stability and it is far better than HONOR X9b and iQOO Z7 pro in terms of Performance and Graphics Optimizations.

No, it depends on you, what do you want. There is an option with the Most Durable Phone with a Curved AMOLED display, Better Performance, And Curved AMOLED Display but not the most durable finally also an option that has No Curved display but the most powerful performance better than both of the phones.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Does HONOR X9b Have a 144Hz Refresh Rate Display?

No, The Does HONOR Z9b comes with a 6.78 Inch, 120Hz AMOLED Display that supports 1B colors and 1200 nit peak brightness which allows you to enjoy movies and videos even in the hot sun. Its resolution is 1220 x 2652 pixels and protected by IP53 Rating Protections.

Is HONOR X9B a Good Gaming Phone?

HONOR X9B comes with a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 (4 nm) processor with a 2.2GHz core speed that allows you to play on low settings. So it is just a good phone for gaming, not the best. You can’t play competitive games on it.

Is the HONOR X9b the best Camera Phone?

The HONOR X9b has a 108Mp primary shooter on the rear side but unfortunately, we can’t say it is the best camera phone because it needs a few optimizations. It clicks good videos and photos but we feel natural color optimization in the videos and pictures. It is just an acceptable best camera phone at this cost.

How Fast Charging Speed Is in HONOR X9b Mobile?

The HONOR X9b comes with a 5800mAh massive battery but unfortunately, it has only 35W charging speed support only which is not good because its rival iQOO Z7 Pro and POCO X6 pro provide 67W and 66W super fast charging speeds respectively.

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