Huawei Honor Note 8 vs Huawei P9

As we all know, there are many Flagships devices in the market. Nowadays, No one want a Flat Box device. So, today we are going to Talk about the Chinese brands which are taking over the Indian Smartphone Market. In this article, we are comparing the handsets, Huawei Honor Note 8 and Huawei P9.


The Huawei Honor Note 8 and Huawei P9 have exclusive and high end features. Huawei Honor Note 8 is launched in July, 2016 in China and on the other hand Honor P9 is launched from the April in China. Both the devices have different color options. Honor Note 8 device is available in White, Gold, Gray. Honor P9 is available in Ceramic White, Haze Gold, Rose Gold, Titanium Grey, Mystic Silver, Prestige Gold.

Design and Display

Both the devices have differences in display. Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels at a PPI of 443. Honor P9 which have 5.2 inch IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at a PPI of 423. Honor Note 8 and Honor P9, both the devices doesn’t have any glass protection. Huawei Honor Note 8 measures 178.8 x 90.9 x 7.2 mm (7.04 x 3.58 x 0.28 in) and weighs 219 g (7.72 oz). On the other hand Huawei P9 measures 145 x 70.9 x 7 mm (5.71 x 2.79 x 0.28 in) with weighs 144 g (5.08 oz). Here’s difficult to choose one from these devices in display.

Hardware and Software

Both phones have little differences in their hardware section. Honor Note 8 comes with Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) operating system, which boasts a Quad-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53, HiSilicon Kirin 955 Processor. On the other hand Honor P9 comes with Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) which boasts a Quad-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53, HiSilicon Kirin 955 Processor. But one thing, Mali-T880 MP4 GPU is same in both the devices. Again it’s difficult both have some same features and different Android version OS.


Huawei Honor Note 8 stands with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB/128GB of internal storage which can be expand up to 256GB via Micro SD card. On the other hand Huawei Honor P9 stands with 32 GB, 3 GB RAM (EVA-L19/EVA-L09)/64 GB, 4 GB RAM (EVA-L29) of RAM
and 32GB/64GB internal storage which can be expand up to 256GB via MicroSD card. Now it is up to users that what internal STORAGE and RAM they want. Honor Note 8 Wins.


Honor Note 8 packs a 13MP camera module on the rear. It can record video with [email protected] resolution. Compared with Honor P9 handset, it comes with a Dual 12MP camera module on the rear. It can record video with [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] As comparing to selfies camera the Honor Note 8 has 5 MP, f/2.4, LED flash and later on P9 have 8 MP, f/2.4, 1080p. So, with the quality of Primary camera Honor Note 8 wins from the Honor P9, Compared to front camera.


There is a huge difference between the battery Type on these handsets. Honor Note 8 offers Li-Po 4500 mAh capacity battery with fast charging. On second one, uses the  Li-Ion 3000 mAh capacity battery with fast charging : 44% in 30 min is present on the Honor P9. So, there is a difference in the types and capacities of battery of the devices. Honor Note 8 have much greater battery than the Honor P9.


Huawei honor Note 8 and Huawei P9 have some same connectivities. Honor 8 includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE, GPS with A-GPS, Radio, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Honor P9, it includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, GPS  A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Here’s difficult to choose because these devices have same connectivity options.


Huawei Honor Note 8:

  • 4 GB RAM + 32GB/64GB/128GB Internal: $511.09 (Rs.22999 approx)

Huawei P9:

  • 3 GB RAM + 32 GB Internal: Rs. 23,900.


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  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar Bar
  • Dimensions
    178.8 x 90.9 x 7.2 mm (7.04 x 3.58 x 0.28 in) 145 x 70.9 x 7 mm
  • Weight
    219 g (7.72 oz) 144 g
  • Colors
    White, Gold, Gray Ceramic White, Haze Gold, Rose Gold, Titanium Grey, Mystic Silver, Prestige Gold
  • Waterproof


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  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    6.6 inches 5.2"
  • Resolution
    1440 x 2560 pixels 1920 x 1080
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M colors 16.7M colours
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    443 ppi pixel density ~423 ppi
  • Touch Screen
    Multitouch Yes, Multitouch
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    EMUI 4.1
  • Features
    SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
    Browser HTML5
    Java No
    - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
    - MP4/H.265/XviD player
    - Photo/video editor
    - Document viewer


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  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    HiSilicon Kirin 955 HUAWEI Kirin 955 (64-bit)
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Quad-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-core (4 x 2.5 GHz A72+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53)
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Mali-T880 MP4 Mali-T880 MP4
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    4 GB RAM 3GB / 4GB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    32/64/128 GB 32GB/ 65GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    up to 256 GB Yes, via microsd up to 256 GB
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


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  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    - EMUI 4.1


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  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    13 MP 12MP x 2, F2.2 BSI CMOS, Dual-tone flash
  • Image
    - 12MP x 2, F2.2
  • Video
  • Camera Features
    Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash 1.25 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    dual-LED (dual tone) flash Dual-tone flash
  • Secondary
    5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p 8MP, F2.4


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  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer) Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    4500 mAh battery 3000 mAh
  • Placement
    Non-removable Non-removable at back
  • Standby Standby Time is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery.
  • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
  • Music Play


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  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.2, A2DP, LE
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    Type-C 1.0 reversible connector Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, A-GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Microphone Jack
  • Headphone Jack


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