Last year I had the opportunity to go to San Francisco and was introduced to the brand, Honor. Honor is a subsidiary of Huawei, with a focus on creating affordable flagship devices. One of the highlights of the trip was the opportunity to meet a lot of fellow YouTubers and bloggers. At the event, they unveiled the Honor 8 and I got to go home with one. It beat out several other phones for my favorite phone of 2016 and was my primary device for the majority of the year.
Last month Honor announced a new device, the Honor 9. In many ways, the devices are practically identical but a few key elements that differentiate them. The biggest difference is that the Honor 9 doesn’t support the network bands in use by the major carriers in the US. So even though it is one of my favorite devices and I would love to use it as my primary device, I’m not able to until they release a version for the US. Unless I’m willing to sacrifice 4G speeds and I’m ok with slower 3G.
Check out the video below to see our deep dive comparison and see all the differences we’ve found! We cover everything from the dimensions, the fingerprint scanner, the branding, the specs, and the operating system! Did you see something we missed? Hit us up in the comments section and let us know!
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Roy likes to dabble in all things Android and contributes everywhere he can. He owns the site rwilco12.com and its accompanying forum, he develops his own apps and ROM’s, is a Moderator and Recognized Developer on XDA-Developers.com and is the VP of Public Relations for AndroidFileHost.com.