#SmartphonesFaceoff: Redmi Note 6 Pro v/s Huawei Y9 (2019)
Huawei's latest budget offering, the Y9 (2019) is going on sale for the first time in India today. The phone features a full-HD+ display, impressive quad cameras, and mid-level internals. However, the Huawei Y9 will face tough competition from the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro given the latter also offers four cameras and value-for-money performance. But, which one is better? Here's our spec-wise comparison.
Pricing: The key factor
The Redmi Note 6 Pro costs Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant and Rs. 15,999 for the 6GB/64GB model. On the other hand, the Huawei Y9 (2019) is priced at Rs. 15,990 for the solo 4GB/64GB option.
At a glance
Up front, both the phones sport notched displays with sizeable bottom bezels. However, the Redmi Note 6 Pro gets a slightly wider cut-out than Huawei Y9. On the back, both of them house a fingerprint scanner and a vertically-stacked dual camera setup. That said, the Huawei offering has a more stylish look with a glossy finish and 3D curved design. Winner: Huawei Y9 (2019).
All about the screen
The Redmi Note 6 Pro features a 6.26-inch full-HD+ (2280x1080 pixels) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. In comparison, the Huawei Y9 sports a taller 6.5-inch (1080x2340 pixels) FullView Display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. In this department, both the phones offer impressive screens but the Huawei handset has a slightly sharper display panel given the extra pixels. Winner: Huawei Y9 (2019).
For the shutterbugs
The Redmi Note 6 Pro houses a 12MP+5MP dual camera setup with an f/1.9 aperture and Dual-Pixel PDAF. The Huawei Y9 (2019) sports a dual rear-camera setup comprising a 13MP main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, paired with a 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor and PDAF. Winner: Redmi Note 6 Pro for offering faster dual-pixel focusing and a better secondary sensor.
For the love of Selfies
Up front, the Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a dual camera setup comprising a 20MP (f/2.0) primary sensor with 1.8-micron pixels and a 2MP depth sensor. In comparison, the Huawei Y9 (2019) gets a similar dual camera setup but with a 16MP (f/2.0) main sensor and a 2MP (f/2.4) secondary sensor. Winner: Redmi Note 6 Pro for overall better optics.
All the important stuff
The Huawei Y9 (2019) is powered by a Kirin 710 processor, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Moreover, it also supports in-house performance-boosting GPU Turbo technology. In comparison, the Redmi Note 6 Pro runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, coupled with upto 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage. Winner: Huawei Y9 (2019) for packing a more powerful chip.
Lifeblood of your smartphone
Both the phones pack a standard array of sensors including a proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gravity sensor, and gyroscope. Further, both of them come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. In terms of software, the Huawei Y9 (2019) runs Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.2 whereas Redmi Note 6 Pro runs Android Oreo-based MIUI 10. Winner: You be the judge.
Staying connected: Connectivity options and battery
In terms of connectivity, both the phones support dual SIMs, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, micro USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Moreover, both the handsets pack a 4,000mAh battery. Winner: Tie
How things stack up!
Both the phones have near identical displays, connectivity options, and battery capacity. However, the Huawei Y9 (2019) has a more modern design and a better processor whereas the Xiaomi contender offers better cameras. So, if you're into heavy mobile gaming, Huawei Y9 is a better option. But, if you're looking for a good all-rounder, pick Redmi Note 6 Pro.