Smartphone manufacturers have been overlooking one of the key features that a device should have: durability. Thankfully, HONOR is stepping up with the release of the X9a 5G.

The HONOR X9a 5G, as per its official website, has an ultra-tough OLED curved screen. It is protected by a 0.65mm reinforced glass which HONOR put in marble drop test, squeeze test, random roll test, and steel ball impact test.


As for the screen itself, well, it’s equally interesting. It has a 45-degree curvature that has AI anti-mistouch technology and a fingerprint scanner is also put under the display for an extra premium feel.

Plus, it uses a vibrant OLED panel, a fast 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, sub-pixel fine control, 1920Hz PWM dimming, and 800-nits peak brightness.


Despite its thin profile, HONOR was still able to rig it with a large 5,100mAh battery, which they claim can last for up to two days. It also has a 40W SuperCharge support that can already provide 12.5 hours of video streaming with just a 30-minute charge.

Speaking of being thin, this device is only 7.9mm and only weighs 175g.


Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 octa-core processor, with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. HONOR RAM Turbo can up the memory by up to 5GB by borrowing from the storage.

Around the back, we have the classic camera ring design from HONOR. It holds a 64-megapixel main camera, 5-megapixel ultra-wide, and 2-megapixel macro.


The HONOR X9a 5G has been launched in Malaysia for a price of MYR1,499 (~Php18,800). It will then arrive in the Philippines on January 19, 2023, via a live event on HONOR Philippines‘ Facebook page at 7 PM.

HONOR X9a Specs

  • Android 12, MagicUI 6.1
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 394ppi
  • 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling
  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • Adreno 619 GPU
  • 256GB internal storage, non-expandable
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • 64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 5-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Under-display fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Loudspeaker, Hi-Res Audio, Hi-Res wireless
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 161.6 x 73.9 x 7.9mm
  • Weight: 175g
  • Colors: Emerald Green, Titanium Silver, Midnight Black
  • 5,100mAh non-removable battery, 40W HONOR SuperCharge

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