Huawei Y9a

Huawei Y9a Review, Pros and Cons – A new mid-range smartphone Huawei Y9a was introduced by Huawei and appears to be a scaled-down version of the flagship device Mate 30 with a pop-up camera. The handset comes with the best design in its class featuring a gradient finish as well as a shiny appearance at the rear panel in this price range. Although Huawei plans to sell the Y9a only in selected countries according to its strategy, then, unfortunately, it may not be available to everyone. Let’s look at a detailed review of this mid-range smartphone Huawei Y9a.

Huawei Y9a Review


  1. The Ultra Fullview screen with a fairly decent 92% body-proportion screen offers an exceptional viewing experience.
  2. Huawei’s 40W Supercharge (22.5W for others) exists to quickly charge your phone in less time. The 40 W charger is only available for the Middle East and Africa, and some Central Asian countries.
  3. The wonderful design of the Y9a offers an advantage over other similar devices.
  4. Quad camera with 64 MP main camera present in a circular plate paired with an advanced motorized pop-up selfie camera.
  5. Remarkable performance as well as efficiency are expected from the Mediatek Helio G80 gaming processor without any problems.

Design and Display

The smartphone comes in three vibrant and bright colors that would undoubtedly captivate those who are planning to go ahead. First of all, the back panel is something to be considered, keeping in mind the aesthetic appearance and the gradient feel that provide a premium touch to the phone in general.

In addition, the 3D arc design on both sides of the back makes the phone stand out from the crowd, along with better grip support. In addition, the camera module involves a beautiful ring design. Thanks to the pop-up selfie camera, the screen glows with an attractive frameless design.

Moving on to the next department, the Huawei Y9a has a 6.63 inches Full HD+ IPS LCD screen that should fit well in this price range, as we can’t expect something like OLED or AMOLED. No extra screen saver looks disappointing from the company, compared to other phones in the same price range.

Memory and Internal

Speaking of processor, Mediatek Helio G80 maintains the ability to handle any type of application with great ease, as its AI-based algorithm improves overall stability, as well as the performance with a high Antutu score.

In addition, the new Game Turbo 3.0 feature should help improve the game’s performance in terms of good fps and touch response. Despite being banned from Google, Huawei is still in the game to continue with its own EMUI 10.1 based on the current Android 10. With EMUI 10.1, the phone has no Google Play service and instead has its own Huawei AppGallery.

With regard to internal storage, it varies depending on the region where the Huawei Y9a will be marketed. In the Middle East and Africa and in some Central Asian countries, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage are integrated into the device, while in others the RAM drops to 6 GB. Both options are decent, but the reason for different RAM variants in different regions is quite unusual.


When it comes to cameras, the Y9a performs exceptionally well, as its 64 MP quad-camera setup has all the essential components needed for some incredible photography. Viewed from the outside, there are four cameras packaged on a camera plate – a 64 MP high-resolution lens for normal photos, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens to include more information in a frame, and two 2 MP sensors for two purposes different – one is for macro and the other is for producing bokeh effect.

With this incredible camera setup, the user does not have to worry about taking pictures during travel trips, weddings and birthdays, and daily activities to keep wonderful memories for a lifetime. Some outstanding features are Super night shot, video stabilization using a gyroscope sensor, 4k recording, etc.

Note that the front selfie module is powered by a 16 MP motorized pop-up mechanism that only appears when you open the camera app. Therefore, this mechanism is better, as it helps to increase the ratio between the screen and the body.

Battery and Others

Talking about the power supply, the device draws energy from a decent 4200mAh battery (4300mAh for others) limited to specific countries in the Middle East and Africa, and some countries in the Middle East.

The battery can easily offer one to two days of backup, depending on the type of use. The battery is supported by 40W Supercharge technology (22.5W for others) with limited availability only in the Middle East and Africa, and in some Central Asian countries, so you are always voltage-free to charge the device frequently and wait 1-3 hours.

In addition, the company claims that the device can charge up to 70% in about 30 minutes. To conveniently unlock the Y9a, the side-mounted fingerprint reader kicks in and also acts as an on/off button.

With a price tag of around $ 237 (approximately Rs 17,500), Huawei’s Y9a mid-range smartphone is a must-buy if you want a modern design.

Huawei Y9a Pros and Cons

Huawei Y9a Specifications Detail

Down below you can see the full specifications of Huawei Y9a phone.

SpecificationsHuawei Y9a
Network2G, 3G, 4G
AnnouncedSeptember 2020
Dimensions163.5 x 76.5 x 9 mm
Weight197 g
Size6.63 inches
Displaycapacitive touchscreen IPS LCD, 16M colors
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
OSAndroid 10 and EMUI 10.1
ChipsetMediatek Helio G80
GPUMali-G52 MC2
Card slotYes
Camera64MP, 8MP, 2MP and 2MP
SelfieMotorized pop-up 16 MP
3.5 mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,
dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, LE
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
USB On-The-Go
SensorsSide-mounted Fingerprint, accelerometer,
gyro, proximity, and compass
BatteryLi-Po 4200/4300 mAh (region dependent)
Fast charging 22.5W/40W
ColorsSilver, Pink and Black
Expected Price$ 237 (17,500 INR)

Huawei Y9a Pros and Cons

Down below you can see the list of pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of Huawei Y9a phone.


  1. 40 W Supercharge technology (22.5 W in some countries)
  2. Best in class in terms of design
  3. Advanced 16 MP pop-up camera mechanism
  4. Super night shot for night photography
  5. 64 MP quad camera with quad LEDs


  1. Without on display fingerprint
  2. No Gorilla glass protection
  3. Without Google Play Services
  4. Heating problems may appear during heavy tasks


In summary, you always have the Huawei Y9a as an option, but it is important to keep in mind that Google services are unavailable, which is very preferred by most users. However, if you can ignore Google’s stuff, we still have many reasons to go after it due to its beautiful design, 64 MP quad camera, 40 W charging functionality (22.5 W in some countries), and more. One more thing to consider is its availability, as it is limited to certain countries.

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Sumit Pandit
Sumit Pandit is a senior news reporter for Oispice. He is an expert on smartphones, apps, gadgets, and the tech industry. He writes for different tech news and has an excellent ability to make complex matters easy to understand. Sumit can be reached on Twitter @sumitkrpandit or Email at [email protected]