HONOR X9a 5G Philippines Price is Just PHP 16,990 and Yes, It's Super Tough

The Honor X9a 5G smartphone has been making waves on social media platforms such as YouTube and TikTok, with videos showcasing its impressive durability and toughness. This device has quickly gained popularity among tech enthusiasts and casual consumers alike, and for good reason.

With its robust build quality and impressive features, the Honor X9a 5G is a device that has captured the attention of many smartphone users worldwide. In this article, we will explore the features that make the Honor X9a 5G a standout device in the crowded smartphone market.

Having an official suggested retail price of PHP 16,990, Honor X9a 5G is now available in the Philippines. It comes in three elegant colorways, namely, Titanium Silver, Emerald Green, Midnight Black.

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Unboxing and Package Contents

Honor X9a 5G in a simple and minimalist packaging, which is reminiscent of the Apple iPhone packaging. The device ships in a plain white box with the image of the handset printed on the cover, making it immediately recognizable. 

The design of the packaging is clean and elegant, and it reflects the understated aesthetics of the device itself. Despite its simplicity, the packaging is sturdy enough to protect the device during transit, ensuring that it arrives in pristine condition. 

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Inside the box, you will find the unit itself, the 40W travel charger, the USB Type C cable, the metal pin for ejecting the SIM card tray, the user manual, and a free soft silicone case so you won't have to purchase one separately.

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Sadly, the package does not include a free pair of wired earphones not a USB Type C adapter for it as the phone lacks a 3.5mm audio jack. Nevertheless, you can always get a pair of Honor TWS Earbuds to complement the handset.

Handsome Design, Ultra-Tough Build

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With dimensions of 161.6 x 73.9 x 7.9, weighing only 175 grams, and flaunting curved sides, Honor X9a 5G is quite easily one of the best-looking smartphones I've seen in its price category. It feels great to hold and it's certainly a handset that you will be proud to flaunt in school, at work, and even in the cafe.

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The curved sides of the Honor X9a 5G display is a flagship level feature that's a real treat to have on a smartphone that costs PHP 16,990. This physical feature truly makes this device look more expensive than it actually is, allowing it to stand shoulder to shoulder in terms of looks with new handsets that are priced more than PHP 30,000.

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The smartphone's massive display, which I will talk about later, is protected by 0.65mm Super Reinforced Glass, which is both shatter-proof and scratch-proof.

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Matched with Honor X9a 5G's shock-proof build, the handset's strong glass face allows the device to survive drops from a height of around 2 meters with just a few scratches.

So if you're someone who sadly often drops his or her smartphone accidentally and as a result, cracks its glass touchscreen, you'd be glad to know that Honor X9a 5G is strong enough to survive those horrible incidences.

Want proof of this smartphone's indestructible build? Watch TechPinas Honor X9a 5G Drop Test on Youtube!

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The Honor X9a 5G is truly remarkable device that combines a beautiful, ultra-thin design with incredible toughness. With its sleek, curved display and premium frame with metallic finish, this smartphone looks stunning from every angle.

However, its beauty is not just skin deep, as the Honor X9a 5G has undergone rigorous testing to ensure its durability. Again, this device can withstand being dropped from a height of 2 meters without its glass touchscreen being cracked nor losing its functionally, thanks to its shock-resistant design.

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As for the handset's ergonomics, the power button and volume rocker are located on the right panel while there's nothing on the left side. On top, there's a pinhole for one of the stereo microphone and an ambient light sensor. Finally, at the rear, you'll find the SIM card tray that can be ejected using the provided metal pin, another microphone pinhole, the USB Type C charging port, and a row of five holes for the loudspeaker.

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Honor X9a 5G's curved screen is an impressive feature of this smartphone, having specs that offer an immersive viewing experience whether you are playing games, browsing social media apps, viewing photos, watching vlogs, reading blogs, or just checking documents.

The display measures 6.67 inches across, providing ample screen real estate for browsing, streaming, and gaming.  It has FullHD+ resolution or 1080 x 2400 pixels, ensuring sharp and vibrant images with excellent clarity. This AMOLED panel offers vivid colors and deep blacks, creating a stunning visual experience. Moreover, the Honor X9a 5G's screen-to-body ratio is an impressive 89.9%, providing an almost edge-to-edge display that maximizes screen space.  Finally, the 120Hz refresh rate ensures a smooth and seamless scrolling and gaming experience with no lag or stuttering.

The curved nature of the display adds a flare of elegance and sophistication to the device, making it appear both premium and eye-catching.

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Imaging and Video Recording Capabilities

Honor X9a 5G boasts a Triple Rear Camera module that offers impressive photographic capabilities. The three cameras along with the LED flash are symmetrically housed in a large circular design accent, which I think is one of the identifying physical features of this model.

The main shooter is a 64 MegaPixel camera with an f/1.8 aperture, which provides excellent low-light performance and sharp images with vibrant colors. The PDAF technology ensures fast and accurate focusing, making it perfect for capturing fast-moving subjects. This main cam is what most users would rely on for everyday point and shoot photography across various lighting conditions.

The second snapper is a 5 MegaPixel ultrawide camera with an f/2.2 aperture, which allows for capturing more expansive scenes with a wider field of view. This one is ideal for architectural or landscape photography. It's also handy for conveniently taking photos of groups of people.

Finally, the third cam is a 2 MegaPixel macro shooter with an f/2.4 aperture and it's ideal for taking extreme close-up shots of subjects with good detail. 

With this impressive triple-camera setup, the Honor X9a 5G provides users with a versatile photography tool that can handle a variety of shooting scenarios with ease. Whether you're capturing sweeping scenery or intimate details, this smartphone's camera system can deliver stunning results.

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For those who love to take selfies, Honor X9a 5G comes equipped with a 16 MegaPixel front-facing camera that is neatly housed in a punch hole above the display. With an f/2.5 aperture, the front-facing camera delivers decent performance even in low-light conditions, ensuring that selfies are sharp and vibrant. 

Additionally, the camera is powered by Honor's own beautification software for self-portraits, which provides users with a range of tools to enhance their selfies. With features like skin smoothing, eye enlargement, and face slimming, users can customize their selfies to achieve the perfect look so they are instantly ready for sharing on social media.

Now, for aspiring vloggers, Youtubers, and TikTokers, Honor X9a 5G's main camera at the back and front-facing camera can shoot FullHD 1080p 30fps videos with good quality, especially during daytime or when there's ample ambient light. You can certainly rely on this handset to be your video content creation tool and as proof, here's a Binondo Travel and Food Vlog featuring my mom that I recorded only using the Honor X9a 5G:

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Internal Hardware

Taking into account its relatively affordable price tag, I'd say that Honor X9a 5G is fairly smartphone that offers excellent performance and capabilities to users.

The device runs on the latest Magic UI 6.1 user interface, which is based on the Android 12 operating system, providing users with a smooth and intuitive user experience that's both easy to use and a joy to navigate.

Under the hood, Honor X9a 5G is powered by a 6nm Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G processor, which delivers excellent performance and energy efficiency. With eight cores and a clock speed of up to 2.2GHz, this chipset can easily handle demanding applications. It also incorporates an Adreno 619 GPU, which enables smooth graphics performance when running light to moderately resource intensive games.

The smartphone also features 8GB of RAM, which ensures smooth and responsive performance when running multiple applications simultaneously. The Honor RAM Turbo technology, which adds up to 5GB to the RAM borrowed from the internal storage, further enhances the device's multitasking prowess, ensuring that apps load quickly and run smoothly. Honor X9a 5G also offers a spacious 256GB of internal storage, providing ample space for storing apps, games, photos, and other files -- even if the smartphone lacks a microSD card slot for memory expansion.

Privacy and Security Features

Honor X9a 5G comes replete with advanced privacy and security features, which provide users with peace of mind when using the device. 

The handset comes with the usual Pattern and Passcode unlock options, which are standard security measures for smartphones. However, the Honor X9a 5G also features more advanced security options, such as Facial Recognition and an Under-Display fingerprint scanner. The facial recognition feature allows users to unlock their device by simply looking at it, providing a convenient and secure way to access the device. The under-display fingerprint scanner is also a welcome addition, allowing users to unlock their device quickly and easily by pressing their fingerprint on a specific section of the touchscreen. This feature is particularly impressive, given the device's price point of PHP 16,990, reinforcing its great-value-for-money proposition.

Battery Size and Charging Speed

Honor X9a 5G is designed to keep up with the fast-paced and multi-faceted lifestyle of modern users.

One of its standout features is the large 5,100 mAh Li-Po battery pack, which provides extended uptime for most users. With this powerful battery, users can expect to use their device throughout the day without worrying about running out of power.

The handset also features 40W Fast Charging, which ensures that users can quickly recharge their device when needed. With just 30 minutes of charge time, the device can deliver up to 12.5 hours of video playback, making it an ideal option for users who are always on the go.

Honor X9a 5G's large battery pack and fast charging features provide users with the power and flexibility they need to stay connected and productive throughout the day.

TechPinas Recommendation

To wrap up, Honor X9a 5G is a smartphone that is definitely worth considering for anyone in the market for a new device.

With its handsome design and beautiful curved display, the device is sure to turn heads wherever you go. Its imaging features are also impressive, with a circular triple rear camera module and a front-facing camera that is ideal for taking selfies. Honor X9a 5G premium privacy and security features, including facial recognition and an under-display fingerprint scanner, make it a standout in its price category. The device also boasts a large 5,100 mAh Li-Po battery pack and fast charging speed, making it an ideal option for users who want a handset that can keep up with their very active lifestyles. 

However, the true highlight of Honor X9a 5G is its ultra-durable build, which ensures that it can survive high falls without its glass touchscreen being cracked, providing users with an extra layer of protection and peace of mind.

Overall, the Honor X9a 5G is a great smartphone that delivers on all fronts, making it an excellent value for money option. You should definitely check it out in the flesh. I am sure that you will be more than impressed.

Honor X9a 5G Specs
161.6 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm
175 grams
6.67 inches, FullHD+, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9, AMOLED
89.9% Screen-to-Body ratio
120Hz Refresh Rate
Shatter-Resistant Glass
Triple Rear Camera Module:
64 MegaPixels, f/1.8 Aperture, Wide, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, Ultrawide
2 MP, f/2.4, Macro
Front-Facing Camera:
16 MegaPixels, f/2.5,
Video Recorder:
Front and Back - FullHD 1080p 30fps
Magic UI 6.1
Android 12
6nm 2.2GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G
Adreno 619 GPU
8GB RAM + 5G Honor RAM Turbo
No MicroSD Card Slot
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.1
In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
No FM Radio
No 3.5mm Audio Jack
USB Type C
40W Fast Charging
Non-Removable 5,100 mAh Li-Po Battery Pack
Ultra-Tough Polycarbonate Shell with Iridescent Finish
Titanium Silver, Emerald Green, Midnight Black

Honor X9a 5G Price in the Philippines
Official SRP - PHP 16,990
Official Launch in PH - January 19, 2023

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