HONOR X9b 5G with ‘toughest display’ now available in PH

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HONOR‘s latest and much-hyped smartphone is now available in the Philippines, following a successful marketing campaign that focused on the HONOR X9b 5G‘s class-leading impact resistance and all-round durability, largely thanks to its Ultra-Bounce Anti-Drop display glass.

HONOR says the glass on the X9b 5G uses ” advanced cushioning technology using newly developed materials, which increases the shock absorption capacity by up to 1.2 times, ensuring utmost durability even when subject to drops from a height of 1.5 meters and all angles.” Impressively, it achieved a five-star Overall Drop Resistance rating courtesy of Switzerland-based firm SGS, one of the leading testing, inspection, and certification companies in the world.

But you don’t have to take HONOR’s word for it. Google it, or search for the phone on social media to see how it fared in a variety of drop and smash tests. Just keep in mind that you don’t have to put your unit through the same rigorous testing to prove a point.

If anything, you can think of the HONOR X9b 5G as one of the handful of non-rugged phones you can use without a case, as the device also comes with an IP53 rating to protect it against dust ingress and accidental water damage.

Online, you can purchase the HONOR X9b 5G on Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop

We noted in our HONOR X9b 5G review that the other standout features of the device are its curved AMOLED display, 108-megapixel rear camera, and very generous 5,800mAh battery that supports fast charging and lasts days instead of hours.

In the Philippines, the HONOR X9b 5G is priced at P16,999 or about $304 converted for the lone configuration with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in storage. It is available in Emerald Green, Midnight Black, and Sunrise Orange, with the latter sporting a unique vegan-leather back that gives the handset a more premium vibe.

As a bonus, those who bought the smartphone during the local presale period will receive a free gift box and a pair of HONOR Choice Earbuds X5 worth P4,000 ($72). The HONOR X9b 5G is available at retailers nationwide, as well as online on Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop. You can also get it with a Home Credit or Skyro 0% financing offer, if you don’t have a credit card.

Additionally, you can pick up the X9b 5G with a data plan on Globe’s website or at any Globe physical store via GPlan 1299 to enjoy 8GB of data monthly, plus unlimited calls and texts to all networks, all for a one-time cash out of P3,300 ($59).

HONOR X9b 5G specs

  • 6.78-inch curved AMOLED display, FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate
  • 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chipset
  • Adreno GPU
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • Triple 108-megapixel main, 5-megapixel ultrawide, 2-megapixel macro rear cameras
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • Under-display fingerprint reader
  • 5,800mAh battery with 35-watt fast wired charging
  • MagicOS 7.2 based on Android 13
  • IP53 rating
  • Colors: Emerald Green, Midnight Black, Sunrise Orange

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.