This is a thin smartphone with a frame made from metal, it also comes with back made from vegan leather, and it is 5 stars certified in SGS test. You can do this to the device (slams it on the table), and supposedly, nothing will happen to it. However, being this resistant to breakage doesn’t mean that you should slap it.
I am just showcasing that it break resistant, and that your investment in it will be worthy, This is the new HONOR X9b 5G.
Let’s start with the design of this device:
This device from HONOR is thin with a metal frame, and it only weighs 185g. The thickness of the device is 7.98mm. The screen has curved edges, and there’s a hole in the top middle of the screen to house the front facing camera. The back is made from vegan leather, for environment reasons. The circular design of the rear camera module is really beautiful.
The details of the module are beautiful, The device comes with 3 different colors: Sunrise Orange, Midnight Black, and Emerald Green. The device is IP53 water and dust resistant. The screen of the device is AMOLED 6.78″ with curved edges. The resolution is 2652×1200. It is considered 1.5K. What this means is that the resolution and quality are great.
The screen comes with 429ppi density. It supports 1200nits of brightness. The screen to body ratio is 92.8%. The screen supports Eye Comfort with 1920Hz. It also supports Always-On Display. And supports 120Hz refresh rate. The screen produces 1 billion colors. HONOR names the screen Ultra-Bounce Anti-Drop Display.
According to HONOR, this is the first device to support this technology. The screen is 360-degree protected. This includes the curved edges. The screen is 5-stars certified from SGS. The screen was tested for 1.5 drop tests from all angles. This device scored the best results compared to all other competitors from the same category.
And as you will can see , I’ve been drop testing the device all video long. Other companies may have gotten 4 stars or 320-degree protection, but HONOR managed to get 5 stars and 360-degrees protection.
What are the specs of this device?
It supports 5G, and comes with Qualcomm SD 6 Gen 1 with 8 cores and 4nm architecture build. The GPU is the Adreno A710. In Geekbench 6, the CPU scored 939 points for the single core and 2781 points for multicores. Here’s where the CPU performance is ranked among other competitors. In Call of Duty game, the device offered smooth performance with 60fps with the highest settings. There’s a feature supported in the device called Game Manager, which turns the device to be a gaming device.
There are two different modes: Balanced, which balances the performance and battery life, and Game Mode, which offers the highest performance. This makes it great for gamers. The device runs Android 13 with HONOR’s MagicOS 7.2. It comes with 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM with the option to virtually upgrade it with up to 8GB.
The device supports an in-display fingerprint sensor. It also supports pattern, passcode and face recognition, but it doesn’t have dedicated 3D sensors, making it unsafe to use. The device comes with 3 rear cameras: 108MP main camera, 5MP Ultra Wide, and 2MP Macro. It supports 3x optical zoom and 8x digital zoom. The front facing camera is 16MP. The cameras offer very good performance. The front facing camera supports recording videos with 1080p@30fps.
The rear cameras support either 4k@30fps or 1080p@60fps. Here are samples of the cameras. Note that the more light there is, the better the photos will be. The colors are saturated and warm. In video recording, the device offers acceptable performance.
However, stabalization could’ve been better. The device comes with a 5800mAh battery despite its thinness, and it charges with 35W using the included charger. The battery has scored a high mark on DXOMark. The device supports dual sim cards, 5G, WiFi 5, bluetooth 5.1 and NFC to enable payment methods. The box includes the device, charger, charging cable, 3.5mm headphones and a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle.
The battery is huge, and it supports fast charging, it is drop resistant. The design of the rear camera module is beautiful.
It doesn’t support eSIM. Hopefully, they’ll fix it soon. I also wished it supported 4K@60fps. It also doesn’t support WiFi 6 and wireless charging, so, It is up to you to decide whether this device is suitable for you.
The device costs 141 euros, it is considered from the entry mid-range category with it comes to the price, but it packs great specs and features. Evaluate your needs before making a decision.
See you later.😇😍
Content Editor, & Ceo of OTTO Magazin.