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Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 price in Kenya and features

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 review

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 price in Kenya and features

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 price in Kenya is around Ksh. 21,500 to 24,000. It comes with a 4,000 mAh battery, 6.59 inches display and a 16 MP pop up selfie camera. It was released in 2019, August. Y9 Prime 2019 runs Android 9.0 (Pie), up-gradable to Android 10.0 with Magic UI 2.1 skin on top. Product website.


Take for example the two-tone back. The fact that I keep calling it a two-tone back when it actually isn’t even two-tone at all is kind of confusing. Huawei’s marketing team actually just calls it a dividing line. Because while it is all it does is actually give off the impression that the top and bottom of the back are slightly different from each other, where in fact the reason the top gradient is slightly different is due to that green mat, that fingerprint scanner being placed.

Let’s take a deeper look at what I think is the number one selling point of this device. The display of the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 gets a 6.59 inch full HD plus LTPS LCD display. In terms of display protection. You don’t get any of that on this device, so I do recommend you snap a better screen protector on this device, especially if you are unsatisfied with the one that comes in the box for media consumption, The fact that this display is completely unobstructed is great and that’s actually why I think this is the biggest selling point of this device.


Luckily you still get a headphone jack here and Bluetooth is still a thing. If you’re planning to turn this thing into your media consumption machine, get your audio coming from a headset. Next up. Performance for hardware. The Y9 prime 2019 is equipped for the Kirin 710F (12 nm) chipset and a Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. The only configuration officially available locally is the 4GB of RAM. It’s 64 GB of internal storage option (see Galaxy A51).

You do get expandable storage of up to 512GB if you decide to use that hybrid card software, a micro SD card instead of a second SIM. For software, you get Android nine pie out of the box with EMU nine skinned on top. Oh and did you guys hear the Huawei ban has been lifted, so yay.


Last but not the least, the cameras. The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 gets a triple camera set up. It consists of a 16 megapixel main shooter, an 8 megapixel ultra wide and a 2 megapixel depth sensor. On the front facing side you can find that 16 megapixel pop-up selfie camera. Overall image quality could be better, but for how much this device costs, it’s pretty usable in my opinion. So if you guys are into portrait photos, rear or selfie portrait shots on this device, it’s definitely something I slightly recommend for video. The Y9 prime 2019 is capable of shooting up to 1080p@30fps.


I did find that having a larger screen was extremely useful for productivity work intensive. Gaming on this device could be improved, but since I don’t find myself gaming too much nowadays, I didn’t find it to be too much of an upset. Now for battery, the Huawei Y9 prime 2019 gets a 4000 mAh battery (see Oppo A52) with no form of fast charging.

With PC Mark’s battery test. The Y9 primes 2019 the gene day score of 16 hours and 50 minutes. And our standard video nuke test, which entails the phone being at 50% brightness, 50% volume airplane motors on and with headphones plug in the device lasted a pretty good 18 hours and 53 minutes.


If you’re someone who just likes to consume media on your phone all day and then this phone is awesome. Though if you’re coming from an LED panel, you shouldn’t be surprised to find that the contrast would be better on the Y9 prime 2019. Since we’re talking media consumption, we definitely have to give those speakers and listen as well. And to be frank, they are okay. Volume seriously needs an improvement for a larger device.

The sound that comes from it speaker makes it feel small. To be fair, sound-stage does sound good for a single downward firing speaker. But what’s the point when it doesn’t get loud enough and when you max out the volume at a hundred percent you do hear some sort of distortion as well.

See also affordable Redmi Note 9 with design of Redmi Note 9 Pro 

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