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Huawei Y9 2019: Unboxing and First Impressions

In this article, we will be unboxing and taking our first look at the new Huawei Y9 2019. The Y series from Huawei has always been a bang-for-buck, no gimmicks smartphone for its younger user-base. Carrying this strategy, the new Y9 2019 has the same ethos. Over from last year, the new Y9 2019 brings a new paint-job as we have seen with other Huawei devices such as Nova 3 — read our full review on it.  Further, for the Pakistani market, this is meant to replace Mate 10 Lite from last year — which itself was quite a successful phone. Let’s now unbox the new Y9 2019 — first impressions shared ahead as well.

Huawei has recently started to standardize all their smartphone designs. Just as we see on the Nova 3, new Y9 2019 brings a dual camera setup that is placed vertically on the right rear edge plus there is a center mounted circular camera. Further, there are few stunning paint color options that you can choose to have on the back. This standard design strategy, however, makes it quite difficult to differentiate each smartphone from afar. As a starting configuration, Y9 comes with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM whereas it can be upgraded to 128GB storage and 6GB RAM which is plentiful. Ahead we have the complete unboxing experience of Huawei Y9 2019 as well as tech-specs listed.

Straight off, the box features a prominent Y9 colored logo on top. Rest, the opening procedure is standard. As we open the plastic seal, we are greeted with waranty cards that come standard when you purchase a brand new Huawei phone. Further, once the top half of the box itself is removed, we are immediately greeted with Y9 2019 — the smartphone itself. We will come back to the smartphone shortly but lets proceed further to see all of the box contents.

After removing the phone, you will get your standard literature which also includes your SIM tray ejection tool and a screen protector. Ahead, there is a standard USB to microUSB cable, a pair of basic earphones with microphone and also a standard charger. That completes it for all the box contents.

Huawei Y9 2019 Unboxing

Coming back to the phone, it comes with a big 6.5-inch front display at full HD resolution. Internally, Y9 2019 has 4GB RAM and comes with 64GB internal storage and no microSD card slot. This is where it differentiates itself from the Nova line as all Nova 3 smartphones come with 128GB storage.

Powering the new Y9 is Huawei’s Kirin 710 processor which also powers the 4 cameras with AI on the phone. This phone has 2 cameras at the front and 2 at the back. The 2 front sensors are 16 megapixels and 2 megapixels whereas, the ones on the back are 13 and 2 megapixels. Externally, Huawei Y9 2019 has its power button and volume keys on left, micro USB slot at the bottom and a fingerprint sensor at the back. Wrapping up hardware, Y9 2019 also comes with a massive 4,000mAh battery which should provide ample juice! Lastly, on the software side, the phone comes with Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2 on the top.

Huawei Y9 2019 – What’s Inside The Box

Ahead is the complete list of items that ship with the Huawei Y9 2019.

  • Huawei Y9 2019
  • Power adapter
  • USB cable
  • Earphones
  • Quick start guide
  • Warranty card
  • Eject tool
  • Screen protector

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Technical Specifications:

Find ahead detailed specifications for the Huawei Y9 2019.

Design:

  • Size 162.40mm x 77.1mm x 8.05mm
  • Colors Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Aurora Purple

Network and connectivity:

  • 4G FDD
  • WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz&5GHz
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC: No
  • USB connector: microUSB
  • USB type: USB 2.0

Performance:

  • Operating system Android 8.1 Oreo
  • RAM 4 GB
  • CPU HUAWEI Kirin 710

Storage:

  • Internal memory 64GB

Display

  • 6.5 inch 19.5: 9 FHD + (2340 x 1080)

Camera

  • Front camera: 16 M + 2 M, F / 2.0 + F / 2.4 aperture
  • Rear camera: 13 M + 2 M, F / 1.8 + F / 2.4 aperture

Sensors

  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Gravity sensor
  • Gyroscope

Battery and charging

  • Battery type 4,000mAh, non-removable

This was Huawei’s Y9 2019 unboxing experience and our initial thoughts. As always, we will be covering the device in greater detail in our full review so stay tuned for that!