Huawei, the giant smartphone maker from China, is coming up with its latest budget offering, the Y9 (2019). The phone is already launched in India and going for an exclusive sale on Amazon.
The phone sports a full-HD+ display, remarkable quad cameras, and powerful specs.
However, the journey for Huawei Y9 will not be a smooth one since it is bound to experience a fierce competition from its Chinese counterpart, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro that is loaded with quad cameras and impressive performance.
Here are some key differences in specs that will help you in choosing the right phone for your needs.
Design and Build Quality
Both the phones are featured with notched displays and whopping bottom bezels. However, the cut-out in Redmi Note 6 is wider than the one present in Huawei Y9.
On the rear panel, both the phones house fingerprint scanner and vertically-asymmetrical dual camera setup. The offering from Huawei flaunts a snazzier look with a dazzling finish and 3D curved design.
Winner: Huawei Y9 (2019) wins this segment.
Screen and Display
The Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a 6.26-inch full-HD+ (2280×1080 pixels) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. On the contrary, the Huawei Y9 is featured with a larger screen size of 6.5-inch (1080×2340 pixels) enabled with FullView Display of 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
Both the phones have impressive displays and screen size. But the Huawei variant has been loaded with extra pixels and provide a slightly sharper display compared to its rival.
Winner: Huawei Y9 (2019) marginally goes past Redmi Note 6 Pro.
The Huawei Y9 (2019) is housed with a dual camera setup of 13MP+2MP with an f/1.8 aperture coupled with double depth sensor and PDAF. In the front-end, the Huawei phone sports a similar dual camera setup comprising of a 16MP (f/2.0) main sensor and a secondary sensor of 2MP (f/2.4).
Redmi Note 6 Pro flaunts a dual rear-camera setup comprising a 13MP main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, clubbed with a 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor and PDAF. It comes with the ability of faster dual-pixel focusing and an improved secondary sensor.
In the front-end, the Huawei phone sports a similar dual camera setup comprising of a 16MP (f/2.0) main sensor and a secondary sensor of 2MP (f/2.4). It comes with a dual camera arrangement in the front too consisting of 20MP (f/2.0) primary sensor with 1.8-micron pixels and a 2MP depth sensor.
Winner: Redmi Note 6 Pro wins the optics segment courtesy of its better pixels.
Processor and RAM
The Huawei Y9 (2019) is propelled by their in-house processor, Kirin 710. The chipset is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Moreover, it is also supported with in-house GPU Turbo technology that boosts the performance of the device.
Redmi Note 6 Pro is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, with a RAM capacity of upto 6GB and storage capacity of 64GB.
Winner: Huawei Y9 (2019) wins this segment since it is composed of a more powerful chipset.
OS and Add-ons
In the software front, the Huawei Y9 (2019) runs Android Oreo-based EMUI 8, but its competitor Redmi Note 6 Pro operates on Android Oreo-based MIUI 10.
Both the phones are packed with multiple sensors that include the likes of a proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gravity sensor, and gyroscope.
The phones are embedded with a fingerprint sensor on the back
Winner: Both the phones are equally good. Hence, it’s a tie.
Battery and Connectivity
In terms of connectivity, both the phones are supported with dual SIMs, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, micro USB. Both Huawei and Xiaomi variants come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Both the handsets are fuelled by a robust 4,000mAh battery.
Winner: The handsets come with the same assortment of specifications. Hence it is an even competition.
Pricing is the determinant.
The Redmi Note 6 Pro comes at a price tag of Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant while for the 6GB/64GB model, the price is Rs.15,999. Its rival in the same segment, the Huawei Y9 (2019) is priced at Rs. 15,990 for the only 4GB/64GB variant.
Both the handsets are identical when it comes to displays, cameras, connectivity features, and battery capacity. Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 is packed with a better camera while the Huawei Y9 (2019) has a contemporary design paired with powerful processor.
Hence, if you are addicted to high-voltage gaming, you should opt for Huawei Y9. But if you are planning to purchase an all-rounder, Redmi Note 6 Pro is your best option in this range.