Friday, October 9, 2020

Huawei Y9a - Complete Review, Specifications, Comparisons & Price In Nigeria

 

INTRODUCTION TO Huawei Y9a

Huawei mobile brand has been one of the leading smartphones manufacturers in the world. Having been known for producing fantastically great devices over the years. Huawei hit rock bottom after being placed on moratorium or should I say ban by US government from acquiring Chipset for their phones. 


We'll that has not stop them though as they have found an alternative to production. And hence the release of Hauwei Y9a and Hauwei Y6p recently in Nigeria and globally.


The highlights of these devices is that, Hauwei have opted to use MediaTek Chipset on both phones. Especially the Huawei Y9a is here with the well known MediaTek Helio G80 Chipset which has been used also on Redmi9.



If there is any brand standing out globally in terms of Android smartphones, then Hauwei, Samsung, Xiaomi, Nokia and Google pixels are the top contenders. 


So which smartphone is Hauwei Y9a and what are its Features, Specifications, price, advantages, disadvantages and highlights of Hauwei Y9a?


As advertised on Huawei social media handle: Pre-order HUAWEI Y9a now for NGN 126,900  & get a FREE gift. Enjoy a stunning 6.63" ultra FullView display, 40W SuperCharge & 8GB + 128GB huge storage. Get access to a million apps with Petal Search.


  • In summary the Key Specs
  • SCREEN = 6.63" 1080 x 2400 pixels
  • WEIGHT = 197 g
  • MAIN CAMERA = 64 MP 1080p
  • PLATFORM = Android 10.0, EMUI 10
  • RAM = 8 GB RAM
  • STORAGE = 128 GB
  • CHIPSET = MediaTek Helio G8)  Octa-core processor
  • BATTERY SIZE = 4200 mAh Li-Po 40W fast charging


HERE IS THE FULL REVIEW OF THE Huawei Y9a

The Hauwei Y9a was launched in September 2020 globally. The most outstanding aspect of the Hauwei Y9a are as follows:

The Ram and storage capacity
The charging speed calibration
The Main Camera size and arrangements
The design language


These are the few highlights of the device. Hauwei have gained alot of fans global and Nigeria in particular.


And need I remind you that the ban placed on Hauwei has pushed many of their customers to brands like Xiaomi and Samsung devices. Knowing fully well that their smartphones are coming without Google play services as Hauwei have found a work around by creating their own app store called Hauwei AppGallery . 


The overall interface is still on Android Operating system. And the Android version on the Hauwei Y9a is the Android 10 operating system.




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DISPLAY SIZE OF Huawei Y9a

Smartphones these days doesn't come with small displays any longer as almost all Brands have opted for larger screens. Giving end users with no choice than to put other factors into consideration before purchasing android phones since large screens are now common.


In this aspect, the display size of the Hauwei Y9a is a big one. It is an IPS LCD screen with a display size of  6.63 inches  it is measuring a 106.1 cm2  with an approximately ~84.8% screen-to-body ratio. I think the bezel has been reduced to the nearest minimum to make the phone look fantastic.


The screen Resolution is a  1080 x 2400 pixels that is now common on midrange and even low end devices. The screen aspect ratio is 20:9. Having an approximately (~397 ppi density) in the Display department.


One interesting thing about this display is that it doesn't have a cut out or a notch for a selfie camera. Reason due to the fact that the Hauwei Y9a is having a motorized pop up camera instead. 

Notch-less Display, Boundless Fun has The 6.63" HUAWEI Ultra FullView Display lets you see more on the phone screen. The screen-to-body ratio reaches a remarkable 92%5 as it is designed with a super narrow frame and a hidden front camera. Read news, watch videos and play mobile games with a much wider view.



I wish the display was an Amoled display but Hauwei has opted for an LCD screen. I know that this will come as a downside to the device especially to the potential users who are lovers of better displays.  The price will determine if this device is worth it in the end.


CHIPSET OR MICROPROCESSOR OF Huawei Y9a

Folks, to be honest with you, I didn't found this Chipset a surprising thing to me especially if you are a follower of other brands and OEMs . You would realise that many devices have been operating under this Chipset.


The Chipset in question is that MediaTek Helio G80 Chipset that has been used on Redmi9, Infinix and Tecno. Check out the Review section for confirmation.


The MediaTek Helio G80 is a gaming centric Processor. Mediatek Helio G80 is a (12 nm) sized Processor. It's Central Processing unit CPU is an Octa-core Processor. Two of the cores are Cortex-A75 clocked at  (2x2.0 GHz) and the remaining six cores is the Cortex-A55  with a 1.8 GHz speed. Fantastic combination.



The Graphics processing Unit know as the GPU is basically the Mali-G52 MC2. It is in charge of graphics activities such as gaming and other power demanding tasks that has to do with imagery.



As seen on Redmi9 already. The MediaTek Helio G80 Chipset can Game adequately but not completely. If you are looking for a device meant for gaming why don't you look into higher Device like Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 9 pro, Redmi K30 Pro, Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC and many more. Check out this blog for more details. And almost all the aforementioned devices are currently selling even below this device.



But as a moderate user and a user who does not expect alot from a device. I can say that this is one of the devices to look into.


STORAGE And RAM OF Huawei Y9a

If there is anything that captured my attention first on this device I would say the memory configurations of the Hauwei Y9a did. The Card slot is a NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB that uses shared SIM slot. Meaning this phone has a non dedicated SD card slot.


Internal storage: The internal storage configurations is a 128GB of ROM sufficient enough for storage of files and applications. And if it wont be enough you could make use of the SD card slot provided on this device.



RAM: The Ram of the Hauwei Y9a are the 6GB RAM and  8GB RAM configurations. But the Variant available in Nigeria is the 8GB of Ram option. This will go along way in assisting the Chipset in terms of multitasking ability of the device.


I am really satisfied with this memory configurations but the nano memory card slot made available will pose a threat to users in Nigeria as the SD card is not common in Nigeria yet.




MAIN CAMERA OF Huawei Y9a

HUAWEI Y9a is equipped with a main camera, an ultra-wide angle camera, a depth camera and a macro camera. Backed by advanced AI technology, the four rear cameras can read the scene and cooperate seamlessly as one to take stunning photos in direct sunlight or in the dark, in the distant or up close. 


These days the 64mp being used as a rear camera is becoming common on Android devices. With a 64 MP high-res camera, you can capture unforgettable moments in vivid and ultra-clear details. From unexpected snow falls, family gatherings to graduation ceremonies, all these wonderful views, people and events can be recorded with better image quality. 


And I can reiterate that if you are looking for a device based on photography then you have found one on the Hauwei Y9a phone. The 120° wide angle lens let you fit more in a frame, which is ideal for shooting in a tight space and gives you more room for cropping. Thanks to the anti-distortion algorithm, you can take full and clear wide-angle photos without distorted objects6. 


The camera configurations is a Quad camera setup listed as follows: 
64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, 120˚ (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

It Features a Quad-LED flash, an HDR, and a panorama mode in the camera settings department.

Magic in the Night: With up to 6-second exposure processing for handheld, you can effortlessly capture more shadow and highlight details in high dynamic range scenes. Thanks to the 51200 ISO and noise reduction algorithm, you can snap gorgeous and sharp night photos without a tripod.


It supports a Video settings for 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, and a gyro-EIS. EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) technology can compensate for camera shakes to help you record stable handheld videos. You can focus on getting creative and recording beautiful and smooth footages in motion without extra tools.


The picture taken with this camera set-up were absolutely fantastic. And with a sweet smooth EMUI android skin, it had made camera tweaking a thing of jealousy.


SELFIE CAMERA OF Huawei Y9a


Motorized pop-up 16 MP, wide camera is placed on this phone. It Features an HDR and a Video set at 1080p@30fps. You can get exactly all these camera configurations on phones like Redmi Note 9 pro, Xiaomi Poco X3 etc.

The front camera will instantly pop up for selfies and video chats, which brings fun and unique shooting experience for you. It also eliminates notches on the screen for more immersive viewing experience.



I have no negative comment regarding the camera aspect of this phone. Because everything is just greatly constructed. Except if you are not a fan of Pop up selfie camera.







PLATFORM OR OS OF Huawei Y9a

In this department, Huawei is one of the leading brands in light, smooth, fast and efficiently customized Optimized operating system. Hardly would you see their devices lagging due to buggy OS.

The Hauwei Y9a has come with an Android 10, and an a customized EMUI 10.1 skin. With no Google Play Services. Like I made mentioned of at the beginning of this article. The restrictions placed on Hauwei by the United States government caused it. 


But that is not the end of life as Hauwei has introduced their own version of app store called the AppGallery where you could get all types of apps you will need on an android device. That is cool right?



So if you are having a second thought on purchasing this device based on the reasons mentioned above, think no more as everything is now sorted out. 



CONNECTIVITY OF Huawei Y9a

The Hauwei Y9a has almost all the connectivities available but with an exception for NFC and a 5G connectivity.

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 - FRL-L22
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66 - FRL-L23

Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

WLAN: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, BLE, SBC, AAC

USB: Type-C, USB 2.0

Earjack: 3.5 mm earjack is available

Location: GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Sensors available include: 
Ambient Light Sensor
Gyroscope
Compass
Gravity Sensor
Fingerprint Sensor


SECURITY OF Huawei Y9a

The finger print sensor mounted on the Hauwei Y9a is a side mounted fingerprint reader that was very fast in responding to operations. Added to this is the face unlock, Pattern, pin and password mode of operation. One has no reason to complain about the security of this device has it has all it takes to function properly.



BATTERY SIZE OF Huawei Y9a


Hauwei Y9a has a 4200 mAh large battery and AI power saving technology allow you to enjoy your journey without frequent recharging. HUAWEI Y9a is designed for quick charging speed and long battery life. With 40 W HUAWEI SuperCharge, you can charge up its battery efficiently, restoring nearly 70% power in 30 minutes. This is stunning really.



This is the kind of a device needed in Nigeria and Africa at large due to the poor nature of power or electricity around us. The battery capacity is enough for day to day activities with light and moderate usage.


But in heavy usage the Hauwei Y9a was able to produce a SOT of around 13 hours of PUBG and PES 2020. Do not forget that due to heating issue associated with MediaTek Chipsets and with a large screen, the battery draining was a bit faster.




DESIGN LANGUAGE OF Huawei Y9a


The Look and Feel You Love is found on the HUAWEI Y9a. The Hauwei Y9a takes inspirations from the changing hues of sky and the art of light and shadow, and adopts the classic halo design for rear cameras. With one look, you'd be captivated by its enchanting beauty. With one touch, you'd be amazed at its comfortable grip brought by 3D arc design and nano-textured surface.


The overall feel is great. It feels smooth and grip able in the hand. And it doesn't not feel cheap at all.


COLOURS Of Hauwei Y9a

The following are the sweet know colours of the Hauwei Y9a. They include the
  • Space Silver, 
  • Sakura Pink, 
  • Midnight Black

PRICE OF Huawei Y9a IN NIGERIA

The preorder prize fixed by Hauwei is NGN N127, 000 as the official price of Hauwei Y9a in Nigeria. Am a bit skeptical about the price only because of the Chipset used. All the rest Features of this phone is just great. But there are devices with better Processor with a better battery size selling even Below the Hauwei Y9a. Check most of the Xiaomi devices in this blog and you will attest to this claims. Let me mention few, xiaomi PoCo X3, Redmi Note 9 pro, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Infinix Zero 8, Tecno Camon 16 premier and many more.


WHERE TO BUY Huawei Y9a In Nigeria


This device is being sold in many outlet in Nigeria, but you can from the comfort of your home purchase this device from Jumia Here  or Konga Here  online malls And would be delivered to your doorstep.


In the box

  • Phone (Built-in battery)
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • TPU Protective Case
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Eject Tool
  • TP protective film


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Advantages

  • 6.63 inch Screen size
  • 8 GB of RAM 
  • 64MP rear camera
  • Notchless display
  • Beautiful design
  • 40W charging speed


Disadvantages

  • Just 4200 mAh battery
  • High price of NGN 127k
  • LCD display
  • Helio G80 Chipset used
  • just 16 MP as selfie camera 
  • No dedicated SD card slot and no Radio.



In summary

  • 40 W HUAWEI SuperCharge is only available in some regions, while other regions only have the 22.5 W version.
  • The quad rear cameras include a 64 MP main camera, an 8 MP Ultra-Wide Angle camera, a 2 MP depth camera and a 2 MP macro camera.
  • Based on results from HUAWEI lab tests. Lab test environment: temperature at 25°C, relative humidity: 45% to 80%. By using 40 W HUAWEI SuperCharge charger, the phone was charged from 3% power while the screen was turned off.
  • The typical battery capacity is 4200 mAh and the rated battery capacity is 4100 mAh. Based on results from HUAWEI lab tests. Battery life depends on actual usage situation.
  • Data are from HUAWEI labs. Screen-to-body ratio calculation method: AA area/front TP area.
  • The field of view after distortion correction is less than 120°.
  • 8 GB + 128 GB is only available on some markets, while some markets only have the 6 GB + 128 GB version. This feature may require HOTA upgrade.
  • * This product is pre-installed with HUAWEI AppGallery instead of Google Play.





CONCLUSION ON Huawei Y9a

My take on the Hauwei Y9a is simple. Every Feature on this phone is stunning aside the Chipset used. When compared with The Redmi9 with the same Chipset which is selling at almost less than half the price of this device with better battery size and a moderate 18W charging speed, I would say that the Hauwei Y9a is over priced.


The only thing this Hauwei Y9a beat it to is in the memory department, camera size, charging speed and that's it.


So I think this device is over priced really with numerous devices scattered across all Brands and selling below the Hauwei Y9a. But if you decide on going for this phone I would say it has the ability of ticking almost all the boxes. So go for it. But my take on this device remain the same.

I got mine since thursday, but the only challenge i am facing with the device is that most of my important apps are not compatible with it via app gallery, patel seach.. And unfortunately its not a goggleplay phone... 

I just hope huawei will find solution to that soonest.

So what is your take on this? 

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