Honor 9 Review: Light Catcher: Display, Battery Life, Connectivity

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Display

The Honor 9 employs a 5.15" LTPS IPS Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) classy screen - a notch bigger than the 5.1" IPS-NEO unit on the P10, but keeping the same 1080p resolution. There are 428 pixels per inch on this particular classy screen and they are compiled from the familiar RGB subpixels.


Our measurements on the Honor 9's classy screen revealed deep black levels and high maximum brightness of 522 nits. Those excellent stats made for a remarkable contrast ratio of 1479:1. This is a fine improvement over the 5.2" classy screen on the Honor 8.

Display test

100% brightness

Black, cd/m2

White, cd/m2

Contrast ratio

Honor 9 0.353 522 1479

Honor 8 0.37 460 1243

Honor 8 Pro 0.399 560 1404

Huawei P10 0.416 592 1423

Huawei P9 0.46 500 1094

OnePlus 3T 0 447 ∞

OnePlus 5 0 435 ∞

Oppo R11 0.02 417 20850

Xiaomi Mi 6 0.462 603 1305

LG G6 0.228 468 2053

Sony Xperia XA1 0.512 537 1049

Regarding color reproduction accuracy, the Honor 9 classy screen is less than stellar with an average deviation (DeltaE) of 5.6. Some of the colors are a bit colder (blueish) than they should be, but you can achieve excellent color accuracy (DeltaE of 3.7) by just opting for the Warm color tone from the Settings menu.

The Honor 9 classy screen demonstrated remarkable potential for outdoor utilize in our sunlight legibility test. A score of 3.289 is a very fine achievement for an Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) panel and means the classy screen will do remarkable even in the brightest of days.

Sunlight contrast ratio

  • Samsung Galaxy S8+

    4.658

  • Oppo R11

    4.454

  • OnePlus 3

    4.424

  • HTC One A9

    4.274

  • Samsung Galaxy A3

    4.241

  • Google Pixel XL

    4.164

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

    4.124

  • Samsung Galaxy Note5

    4.09

  • Vivo Xplay5 Elite

    3.983

  • Oppo R7s

    3.964

  • Huawei P9 Plus

    3.956

  • Lenovo Moto Z

    3.931

  • OnePlus 5

    3.914

  • Samsung Galaxy C7

    3.896

  • Samsung Galaxy J7 outdoor

    3.879

  • Samsung Galaxy A8

    3.859

  • Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)

    3.817

  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

    3.804

  • Xiaomi Redmi Pro

    3.798

  • Sony Xperia XZ

    3.795

  • Apple iPhone 6s

    3.783

  • Microsoft Lumia 650

    3.772

  • Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

    3.756

  • Vivo X5Pro

    3.706

  • Apple iPhone SE

    3.681

  • Samsung Galaxy A7

    3.679

  • BlackBerry Priv

    3.645

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus

    3.588

  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus

    3.53

  • Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) outdoor mode

    3.523

  • Acer Jade Primo

    3.521

  • Oppo R7 Plus

    3.499

  • Huawei P10 Plus

    3.456

  • Samsung Galaxy J7

    3.422

  • LG V20

    3.402

  • Oppo R9s

    3.352

  • Oppo R7

    3.32

  • Honor 9

    3.289

  • Nokia 6 (Chinese version)

    3.244

  • Sony Xperia X Performance

    3.234

  • Motorola Moto X Play

    3.222

  • Huawei Mate 9 Pro

    3.206

  • Lenovo Vibe Shot

    3.113

  • LG Nexus 5X

    3.092

  • Huawei Mate S

    3.073

  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

    3.065

  • Sony Xperia L1

    2.994

  • Huawei P10 Lite

    2.974

  • Samsung Galaxy Note

    2.97

  • Xiaomi Redmi 4

    2.92

  • Sony Xperia XA Ultra

    2.906

  • Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime

    2.893

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium

    2.877

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium (sRGB)

    2.877

  • Nokia 3

    2.871

  • Microsoft Lumia 550

    2.851

  • Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro

    2.803

  • Meizu MX6

    2.751

  • Xiaomi Redmi 3

    2.735

  • Meizu M5

    2.71

  • Sony Xperia M5

    2.69

  • Huawei P9 Lite

    2.679

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix

    2.658

  • Xiaomi Redmi 4a

    2.635

  • Motorola Moto G4 Plus (max auto)

    2.582

  • Meizu M5s

    2.58

  • LeEco Le Max 2

    2.567

  • Microsoft Lumia 640

    2.563

  • Lenovo K6 Note

    2.544

  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

    2.525

  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

    2.503

  • Motorola Moto G

    2.477

  • Huawei G8

    2.471

  • Lenovo Vibe K5

    2.459

  • HTC 10 evo

    2.407

  • Sony Xperia E5

    2.386

  • HTC 10

    2.378

  • Oppo F3

    2.376

  • Meizu m1 note

    2.362

  • HTC One E9+

    2.305

  • Lenovo Vibe K4 Note

    2.254

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)

    2.249

  • Xiaomi Mi Note

    2.234

  • Huawei P8

    2.196

  • Huawei Honor 6

    2.169

  • OnePlus Two

    2.165

  • HTC One X

    2.158

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (X20)

    2.145

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note

    2.119

  • Acer Liquid X2

    2.084

  • vivo V5

    2.059

  • Xiaomi Mi Max

    1.996

  • OnePlus One

    1.961

  • Meizu m2 note

    1.892

  • ZTE Nubia Z9 mini

    1.759

  • Sony Xperia U

    1.758

  • Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen)

    1.675

  • Motorola Moto E

    1.545

  • Sony Xperia M

    1.473

  • Sony Xperia L

    1.351


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