Honor 8 vs Honor 9

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Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

424 ppi
428 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

72.02 %
70.03 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 35 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 27 mm

Second camera

12 megapixels
20 megapixels

Hardware Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Black and White

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 35 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 27 mm

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.73 x 2.80 x 0.29 inches (145.5 x 71 x 7.45 mm)
5.80 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches (147.3 x 70.9 x 7.45 mm)

Weight

5.40 oz (153 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Gold, Pink, Blue, White
Black, Gold, Blue

Hardware & Performance

System chip

HiSilicon Kirin 950
HiSilicon Kirin 960

Processor

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A72 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU

Mali-T880 MP4
Mali-G71 MP8

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

up to 128 GB
up to 256 GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Huawei Emotion UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3200 mAh

Charging

Yes
Yes

Talk time

28.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)
 

Stand-by time

15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

15.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)
 

Talk time (4G)

11 hours
 

Music playback

24.00 hours
 

Video playback

10.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20
Bands 1, 3, 5, 8

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
USB 2.0

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Mobile Payment

 
Huawei Pay

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Other

NFC, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 20, 2016
 

FCC ID value: QISFRD-L04 link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.07 W/kg
 

Body

0.24 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

0.17 W/kg
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 499
 
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