Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 vs TECNO 9 Phantom comparison

huawei y9 prime 2019 vs tecno phantom 9

Over the past months, we have witnessed the release of exciting smartphones into the Nigerian market. One of such products is the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 that was launched a few days ago while another interesting device is the Tecno Phantom 9. Surprisingly, both phones have great features and also fall within the same price range.

So, the question comes – which of these devices serves as a better option? Is an upgrade to either of the devices worth the effort? Let’s check Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 vs TECNO Phantom 9 features and see what smartphone will win this battle.

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 vs TECNO Phantom 9: Design & Display

Under this category, there are several differences between smartphones. First, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 has an IPS LCD bezel-less screen without any cutouts while the Tecno Phantom 9 works with an AMOLED notched display. Next, the Huawei phone’s display stands at 6.59 inches, which makes it look more extensive than what the Phantom 9 has to offer. But both displays promises similar resolutions of 1080 × 2340 pixels.

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Looking at the design, you will observe more differences. For instance, the Tecno Phantom 9’s selfie camera is located at the notch, but the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 dazzles with its pop-up selfie which is found at the top edge of its frame.

The weights on both devices are also different. The Tecno Phantom 9 is a lightweight device at 164g while the Huawei Y9 Prime looks bulky as it weighs 196.8g. The smartphone also looks bigger with its 77.3mm width.

The Tecno Phantom 9 comes in a single colour – Lapland Aurora, however, the Huawei Y9 Prime comes in Emerald Green, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue.

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 vs TECNO Phantom 9 – Camera

Although both phones have different designs, they share a similar rear camera assembly. This setup consists of a 16MP primary sensor, 8MP ultrawide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Both phones also record 1080p videos at 30fps.

Moving to the selfie cameras, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 has a motorized pop up that supports a 16MP sensor while the Phantom 9 comes with a 32MP camera. You can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps with both smartphones.

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 vs TECNO Phantom 9 – Hardware and Software

A Mediatek Helio P35 mobile processor powers the TECNO Phantom Y9 Prime 2019 which clocks at 2.3GHz but the Y9 Prime 2019 has the Hisilicon Kirin 710F chipset at 2.2GHz.

The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is available in two variants with internal storages of 64GB and 128GB respectively. Besides, each model has 4GB worth of RAM. Looking at the Phantom 9, it has a 6GB RAM and a storage space of 128GB for media files and documents. Overall, the internal storage on both smartphones is expandable to 1TB.

Both smartphones run on Andriod 9 Pie however it is wrapped with EMUI 9 on the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019. Unfortunately, we are not sure of the UI on the Phantom 9, but details concerning this spec will be available before the month runs out.

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 vs TECNO Phantom 9 – Battery and Connectivity

A 3500mAh Li-Ion battery powers the TECNO Phantom 9 while the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 dominates this category with a 4000mAh cell. On both devices, connectivity options include WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, and MicroUSB 2.0 for data transfer and charging. However, the USB port on the Phantom 9 supports USB on the Go while the other phone does not.

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 vs TECNO Phantom 9 – Price and Availability

The TECNO Phantom 9 costs N77,000; however, it will soon be available in both offline and online stores. At this price, you will get to enjoy a good selfie camera, AMOLED screen and an in-display fingerprint of the Phantom 9.

If you want the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, then you will need to spend at least N83,900. This price comes as no surprise as the smartphone has a larger display, bigger battery, and better performance. Huawei will begin to supply this phone to retail stores before the month runs out.

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 vs TECNO Phantom 9: Conclusion

Looking at the specifications of both devices and prices they even each other out. The Huawei Y9 Prime performs better than the Phantom 9 and it costs N83,900, however, it comes with an LCD display which is poor for a phone of that magnitude. On the other hand, the Phantom 9 comes with an AMOLED display and costs N77,000 but comes with a mid-range MediaTek processor.

If you are all about performance and you do not mind display then go for the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019. If you are an average user who wants better display then the Phantom 9 will just serve you fine. That concludes our Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 vs TECNO Phantom 9 comparison.

Posted by Abiodun Adewusi

Abiodun Adewusi is a freelance writer who lives in Nigeria. As a writer, he is passionate about providing content on technology helping people keep up with the latest trends. You can see some of his work on Medium and Ezine.


  1. both great devices i must say, but i think the phantom 9 is more budget friendly considering the specs its got and the price it retails for.

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