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Huawei Y9 2019 Unboxing and First Impressions

Huawei Y9 2019

Even though it’s still 2018, Huawei Philippines has officially released the new Huawei Y9 (2019) in the market.

Why so advanced? Let’s find out more about this new device.

Huawei Y9 2019

What’s in the box:

  • Huawei Y9 2019 unit
  • jelly case
  • wall adaptor
  • data / charging cable
  • earphone
  • SIM tray ejector


Huawei Y9 2019

On our first look, the Huawei Y9 2019 has a similar profile with the Nova 3 series. The one that we have has a Sapphire Blue color with a reflective polymer glass-like back cover. It has a very slim body construction despite having a huge battery capacity.

Ports and Buttons:

  • Right: volume rockers, power button
  • Left: SIM tray
  • Top: microphone
  • Bottom: loud speaker, microUSB port, 3.5mm headphone jack port, and microphone


Huawei Y9 2019

The Huawei Y9 2019 now comes in a more modern design as compared to the older Huawei Y9 2018. It is closely similar to the Nova 3 series with a smaller notch when you look at its display.


Huawei Y9 2019

This device is running on Android 8.1 Oreo with Huawei owns EMUI 8.2. Pre-loaded apps are minimal, only few third-party apps and games are pre-installed but are also easy to uninstall if you don’t want them.

We also received an OTA update with a file size of 600MB which includes updates on the camera, screen, messaging, system, and security.


Huawei Y9 2019

The Huawei Y9 2019 now comes in a quad-camera setup just like the Nova series. On the back, it has a dual 16MP (f/2.0) + 2MP (f/2.4) cameras. While on the front, it also has a dual 13MP (f/1.8) + 2MP (f/2.4) cameras.

Inside the camera app, it has an Aperture mode, Portrait, Photo, Video, and the Night mode that can capture long exposure hand-held shot in low-light. On the More section, other modes are also available like the Pro mode, Panorama, Time Lapse, and Light Painting mode.

Sample shots:


The Huawei Y9 2019 has many promising specifications for the price like the big 6.5-inch display, good processor, quad-camera setup, fair memory configuration and a huge battery capacity. This is a good alternative to the Nova 3i if you don’t have the enough budget.

For now, we still have to test it and see what are the other things we find interesting about this new device from Huawei.

Huawei Y9 (2019) specs:
  • 6.5-inch Full HD IPS display (1080 x 2340 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • HiSilicon Kirin 710 Octa-core processor
  • Mali G51 MP4 graphics
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
  • 64GB internal storage expandable via microSD
  • 4GB RAM
  • 13MP (f/1.8) PDAF + 2MP (f/2.4) rear facing cameras
  • 16MP (f/2.0) + 2MP (f/2.4) front facing cameras
  • 4G/LTE, Dual SIM
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • WiFi 802.11 а/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • Price: P12,990

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