When budget is the main factor, there are tons of affordable phones out there. The Huawei Y9 (2019) is all for that specific market but the likes of Realme 2 Pro poses a threat due to its very competitive price tag.
Huawei Y9 (2019) and Realme 2 Pro Differences
Huawei Y9 (2019) pros over Realme 2 Pro
- glass and aluminum build
- gradient hue design
- Kirin 710 (12nm)
- microSD up to 400GB
- 13MP + 2MP selfie camera
- 4000mAh battery
Realme 2 Pro pros over Huawei Y9 (2019)
- dedicated microSD slot
- 2160p @ 30fps video recording
- smaller notch
- up to 8GB RAM
Huawei Y9 (2019) and Realme 2 Pro Similarities
- starts at 4GB/64GB
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- dual main camera
- microSD support
- rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
- 10W charging
- BLuetooth 5.0
- audio jack
- microUSB 2.0
- IPS LCD panel
- 1080p resolution
Which is a better buy between the Huawei Y9 (2019) and Realme 2 Pro?
At a glance, both midrange phones look alike. But upon holding them, the Realme 2 Pro is made out of plastic from the shiny metal-looking sides to the glass-like finish on the back. Clearly, the Huawei Y9 2019 takes the design with its real glass and aluminum build. Not to mention its gradient hue design.
Up front, both displays sport 1080p IPS LCD screen with Realme sporting a teardrop notch. But then again, you can’t hide the notch for some reason.
Due to the smaller node process of the Kirin 710, it’s a slightly more efficient performer for Huawei.
Both again are coming in with dual main camera setup featuring 16MP + 2MP depth sensor. While quality is pretty much a toss up, expect better low-light images from Realme 2 Pro with its larger f/1.7 stop. Moreover, you can record up to 2160p @ 30fps.
Selfies on the other hand will go to the Huawei Y9 2019 due to its dual camera setup for better self-portrait shots.
Lastly, longevity will go to the Huawei Y9 2019 yet again due to its larger 4000mAh battery.
Now, for the price. Realme 2 Pro is estimated at Php10,990(after taxes) while Huawei Y9 2019 already retails for Php12,990. Either way, both are great for their respective prices. If anything, Realme 2 Pro proves that phones on midrange performance can still get cheaper.
|Specs||Huawei Y9 2019||Realme 2 Pro|
|Display||6.5-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 396ppi, 19.5:9 ratio||6.3-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 409ppi, 19.5:9 ratio|
|Dimensions||162.4 x 77.1 x 8.1 mm, 173 g||156.7 x 74 x 8.5 mm 174g|
|Chipset||Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)|
|GPU||Mali-G51 MP4||Adreno 512|
|Memory||64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM + microSD, up to 400 GB||128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM + microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Main Camera||16 MP, f/2.0, PDAF2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor||16 MP, f/1.7, 1/2.8″, 1.12µm, PDAF +|
2 MP, depth sensor
|Front Camera||13 MP, f/1.82 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor||16 MP, f/2.0|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, microUSB 2.0, headphone jack||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, microUSB 2.0, headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery (10W charging)||Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ColorOS OS 5.2|
|Official Price||Php12,990 – 4GB/64GB||estimated at Php10,990|