PROS & CONS OF HUAWEI Y9 2019 (specs, price in Kenya & alternative)

Huawei Y9 price in kenyaHuawei released the Huawei Y9 2019 to replace the Huawei Y9 2018. According to GSM Arena, Huawei unveiled the Y9 2019 in October 2018.

The phone is available for sale in Kenya. Huawei Y9 2019 price in Kenya varies slightly depending on the shop you buy it from.

Huawei Y9 2019 Pros

  • The phone has strong network connectivity during calls.
  • The fingerprint scanner and accurate face unlock on huawei y9 2019 is very responsive.
  • The widescreen with vivid colors is perfect for watching videos.
  • You get good visibility even under direct sunlight.
  • You will have no heating issues even when playing games on this phone.
  • Huawei y9 2019 has a good design that feels premium in the hand.
  • Battery lasts for more than a day with average usage.
  • You get an LED notification light that flashes continuously when you get a notification, when you charge your phone, and when your battery is fully charged. The LED light has blue, green, and red colors.
  • Apps open very fast on this phone.
  • The Huawei y9 2019 camera takes very colorful photos.
  • You can customize the taskbar to have the most important features show up at the top.
  • AI camera mode balances pictures that show the sky perfectly. Even with a bright sky appearing in your photo, you will not get dark photos.
  • Auto-brightness feature on Huawei y9 2019 is super sensitive. It detects the slightest changes in brightness.
  • You get a reliable battery saving mode
  • You have the option of taking slow-motion videos

Huawei Y9 2019 Cons

  • No dedicated SD card slot. You choose either to have sim 2 or SD card
  • No FM radio
  • When you are watching videos, the big notch cuts into your video.
  • No fast charging. Full charge takes 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Huawei y9 2019 easily gets scratched especially the front screen. You must buy a cover for it.
  • The phone comes with many useless apps that you cannot uninstall
  • Auto-focus on cameras is a bit slow
  • No in-built beauty enhancement features for selfie camera
  • Speaker is screechy at high volumes
  • Weak vibration. You may miss calls if you do not have a sharp ear.

Other observations

  • Power button and volume keys are on the right-hand side of the phone.
  • Sim card tray is on the left-hand side of the phone

Huawei Y9 2019 Specs

Screen: 6.5 inch IPS LCD

Resolution: 1080×2340 pixels (396 ppi)

Screen to body ratio: 82.8%

Internal Memory: 64 GB


Rear Camera: Dual 16 MP + 2 MP

Selfie Camera: Dual 13 MP+ 2 MP

Battery: 4000 mAh Non-removable Li-ion

Network: 2G/3G/4G

Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo

Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 710

CPU: Octa-core

Dimensions: 162.4×77.1×8.1 mm

Weight: 173 g

Sim Card: Dual Nano sim (Dual stand-by)

Micro SD: Expandable up to 400 GB (No dedicated SD slot)

3.5 mm jack: Yes

USB: 2.0

FM Radio: No

Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, rear mounted

Who Should buy Huawei Y9 2019?

Huawei Y9 2019 suits multimedia users, which includes watching videos, taking pictures, and listening to music. Gamers will enjoy but only if they play average games.

Who must avoid Huawei Y9 2019?

Haters of Huawei phones. People who just hate Huawei phones for no reason will definitely avoid this phone. Maybe they are Samsung diehards or iPhone fans and do not want to accept that Huawei beats them.

Huawei Y9 2019 Price in Kenya

Huawei Y9 2019 costs about Ksh. 23,000 in Kenya.

Best Alternative for Huawei Y9 2019

Xiaomi MI A2 is the best option to replace Huawei Y9 2019.