With over 200 million phones shipped, Huawei was among the top three Smartphone makers last year and the ambitious brand aims to hit the top spot before the end of 2019. In India, Huawei started off the year with Y9 (2019), which strikes the right blend of premium and sassy.

The Y9 (2019) offers lucrative specs for a very reasonable price of Rs 15,990. Huawei further bundles a pair of free Boat Rockerz wireless headphones worth Rs. 2,990 to sweeten the pot. We have been using the phone for almost a week now, and are quite convinced that this is the phone that we’d recommend to young Indian buyers. Let’s elaborate why we think so.

Big screen, Big Entertainment

One of the most consumed pieces of content among millennials is online video. And the Huawei Y9 has a gorgeous, extra large screen to relish those videos on.

In spite of its reasonably compact casing, the Huawei Y9 houses a sizeable 6.5-inch IPS LCD panels, thanks to the extremely narrow bezels surrounding it. The color reproduction and contrast are just excellent, and you may also customize the screen based on your individual color preferences.

Flawless Performance

The 12nm process based octa-core Kirin 710 that powers the Y9 is a very dependable and power-efficient mid-range chipset. The handset also benefits from second generation GPU Turbo technology that further helps enhance the gaming experience.

We could sail through all popular high-end gaming titles without any hiccups or frame drops. The day-to-day performance is equally impeccable. Apps open quickly, multitasking works as it should, and there is ample storage space, with the option of adding up to 400GB of microSD storage – all of which makes it ideal for young consumers who need to engage with multiple apps, often simultaneously, and also to keep their world on their phones.

Long-lasting Battery

No matter how powerful the chipset or how wonderful the screen, your entertainment or gaming experience would be incomplete if you have to perpetually worry about running out of charge.

Huawei is one of the rare few smartphone makers that manufacture their own chipsets, and this enables the company to deeply integrate its software and hardware. This, in turn, results in excellent battery efficiency.

Moreover, on the Huawei Y9, there is a vast 4000mAh battery reserve to tap in and we could easily last for up to two days with moderate to heavy usage. Needless to say, you can bid goodbye to all your battery anxieties.

Design

Of course, for young consumers, there is no compromising with the design. The Huawei Y9 is up with the modern design trends, sleek and every bit as fun as stylish.

It has an absolutely premium glass-finish and the 3D arc glass panel has curves in all the right places which makes the phone extremely comfortable to handle.

Camera

The 16MP rear camera and the 13MP selfie camera on the Y9 are each assisted by secondary depth sensors. They are also complemented by smart AI-powered software that has been designed keeping the youth in mind.

The Huawei Y9 has AI beautification for both front and rear cameras, that also works for videos. The camera has AI filters that you can use across apps like Tik Tok. Using the extra sensors, you can shoot selfies and portraits with creamy background blur, and the software is smart enough to compensate for ambient lighting just so you effortlessly get fabulous shots in all situations.

Free Boat Rockerz wireless headphones

In an age where most online phones don’t include basic headphones, Huawei bundles a pair of quality Boat Rockerz Sports Bluetooth Headphones worth Rs 2,990 with the Y9, thus further reducing the effective cost of the complete package. Without a doubt, this is a gesture that young consumers would appreciate.

Apart from Boat Rockerz headphones, Huawei Y9 customers will get Rs. 4,450 worth of Jio Cashback and additional 100GB 4G Data. In addition to this, Vodafone prepaid customers will get 1.1GB additional data/day on recharge of Rs. 199 with a validity of 28 days. For post-paid customers, the company is offering additional 30 GB data per month for 12 months on Red/Nirvana Postpaid rental plan of Rs.499 and above.

So, overall, the Huawei Y9 (2019) has everything that young Indian consumers ask for. It is a trendy phone you could flaunt, has a dependable front and rear camera, is excellent for gaming and multimedia, has a mesmerizing big screen, abundant storage space, and a battery that refuses to die – all that for a competent and accessible starting price of just Rs. 15,990.

You can buy Huawei Y9 on Amazon India starting January 17.

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