HONOR X9b 5G review: Another smash hit? [Video]

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HONOR has kicked off 2024 with what could be another another smash hit in the Philippines.

The former Huawei sub-brand has introduced the now-all-angle-ultra-tough HONOR X9b 5G locally, giving it roughly the same price tag as last year’s HONOR X9a 5G — P16,999 (around $304) — and freebies worth P4,000 ($71).

This year’s model boasts a 6.78-inch curved 120Hz AMOLED screen with SGS Five-star Overall Drop Resistance Certification tucked under its belt. In normal speak, it means you get a durable display in all angles, allowing it to withstand severe impacts. And while we don’t recommend dropping or smashing your phone like what we, other content creators, and HONOR did to the X9b, isn’t it reassuring that at least your unit won’t easily break if you do drop it accidentally?

But then what if you’re looking for a smartphone that’s not only tough, but has other important features such as a long battery life, large storage, an efficient processor, and a decent camera, not to mention a striking design? Is the HONOR X9b 5G even worth considering? Watch the video we embedded on this page for our full review of the device! And if you do think it’s for you, you can order the newly launched HONOR model online on the following platforms:

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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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.