Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 vs Realme X vs Vivo Z1 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Price, Specifications Compared

Here we compare the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 smartphone with three of its rivals in the Indian market - Realme X, Vivo Z1 Pro, and Redmi Note 7 Pro.

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Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 vs Realme X vs Vivo Z1 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Price, Specifications Compared

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 comes as India's most affordable pop-up selfie camera phone

Highlights
  • Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 price in India is set at Rs. 15,990
  • Realme X features an in-display fingerprint sensor
  • Vivo Z1 Pro carries a hole-punch display design

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 was launched in India on Thursday. The new Huawei phone debuted as the most affordable pop-up selfie camera phone in the country. Alongside its pop-up selfie camera, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 offers a 19.5:9 FullView Vivid Display panel that sports a notch-less design. The smartphone also carries a triple rear camera setup and comes preloaded with artificial intelligence (AI) backed camera features to take on the competition. However, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 belongs to the price segment that already has some of the most popular phones of 2019. There is the Realme X that also sports a pop-up camera module and comes with up to 8GB of RAM. Similarly, the Vivo Z1 Pro is in the race with a hole-punch display design and triple rear cameras. Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 Pro has also existed in the segment for some time with three distinct RAM and storage combinations. Here, we've compared the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 with the above mentioned smartphones, which are its biggest rivals in the price segment it has been launched in.

Let's compare the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 price in India and specifications with those of the Realme X, Vivo Z1 Pro, and Redmi Note 7 Pro to find out the major differences.

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 vs Realme X vs Vivo Z1 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro price in India

The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 price in India is set at Rs. 15,990 for the lone 4GB RAM+128GB storage option. The phone will go on sale from 12pm (noon) on August 7 in Emerald Green and Sapphire Blue colour options. The initial sale will be exclusive to Amazon Prime members, though regular customers will be able to purchase the handset from the online marketplace starting 12pm (noon) on August 8.

In contrast, the Realme X price in India is set at Rs. 16,999 for the base 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, while its 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option is priced at Rs. 19,999. The phone is available through limited-period sale rounds that take place via Flipkart and the Realme online store. Moreover, it comes in Polar White and Space Blue colour options.

Realme X Review

The Vivo Z1 Pro price in India, on the other hand, starts at Rs. 14,990 for the entry-level 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. There is also the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage option at Rs. 16,990, while the top-end 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model is priced at Rs. 17,990. All the three variants come in Mirror Black, Sonic Black, and Sonic Blue colour options and are available for purchase through an open sale via Flipkart and Vivo India E-Store.

Vivo Z1 Pro Review

Distinctly, the Redmi Note 7 Pro price in India is set at Rs. 13,999 for the base 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, whereas its 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model is priced at Rs. 15,999 and the top-of-the-line 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option has a price tag of Rs. 16,999. The phone comes in Nebula Red, Nebula Blue, and Space Black colour options and is available for purchase through Flipkart, Mi.com, Mi Home, Mi Studio, and Mi Preferred Partner stores.

Redmi Note 7 Pro Review

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 vs Realme X vs Vivo Z1 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro specifications, features

The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, Realme X, Vivo Z1 Pro, and Redmi Note 7 Pro all come with dual-SIM (Nano) support. On the software front, the phones have Android 9 Pie with distinct custom skins on top. The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 runs EMUI 9.1, whereas the Realme X comes with Android Pie-based ColorOS 6.0. On the other hand, the Vivo Z1 Pro has Funtouch OS 9 based on Android Pie, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro has Pie-backed MIUI 10.

Huawei has provided a 6.59-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) TFT display on the Y9 Prime 2019 that has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The Realme X, on the other side, sports a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) AMOLED display but with the same 19.5:9 aspect ratio that's available on the Huawei phone. The Vivo Z1 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro both also have the 19.5:9 aspect ratio. However, the Vivo Z1 Pro has a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) display with a hole-punch design, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro carries a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) display with a waterdrop-style notch.

Vivo Z1 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme X vs Samsung Galaxy M40

Under the hood, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 has the octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The Realme X is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, paired with 4GB and 8GB RAM options. In contrast, the Vivo Z1 Pro has the octa-core Snapdragon 712 SoC, along with 4GB and 6GB RAM versions. The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with the octa-core Snapdragon 675 SoC, paired with 4GB and 6GB RAM options.

In terms of optics, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 has the triple rear camera setup that includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor, 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor. The Realme X, on the other hand, has a dual rear camera setup that sports a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor with an f/1.7 lens and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor along with an f/2.4 lens.

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Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 sports a pop-up selfie camera

 

However, the Vivo Z1 Pro also has a triple rear camera setup that comprises a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.78 lens, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with a 120-degree super wide-angle f/2.2 lens, and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor with an f/2.4 lens. The Redmi Note 7 Pro, on the other front, comes with a dual rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor.

Vivo Z1 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro vs Samsung M40: The Ultimate Comparison

For selfies, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 has a 16-megapixel sensor that is available as a part of the pop-up selfie camera module. The Realme X has the pop-up selfie camera module that houses a 16-megapixel Sony IMX 471 sensor along with an f/2.0 lens. However, the Vivo Z1 Pro comes with a 32-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.0 lens on top. The Redmi Note 7 Pro, on the other hand, has a 13-megapixel selfie camera.

The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 has 128GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB). The Realme X also has 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage but without any microSD card support. On the other hand, the Vivo Z1 Pro has 64GB and 128GB storage options that both are expandable via microSD card (with dedicated tray). The Redmi Note 7 Pro also has 64GB and 128GB internal storage versions that are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

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Connectivity options on the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port. You'll find similar connectivity options on the Realme X, Vivo Z1 Pro, and Redmi Note 7 Pro as well. However, the Vivo Z1 Pro has a Micro-USB port instead of a USB Type-C port.n

The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, Vivo Z1 Pro, and Redmi Note 7 Pro have a traditional fingerprint sensor at their back. However, the Realme X offers an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Huawei has provided a 4,000mAh battery on the Y9 Prime 2019 that supports regular 10W charging. The Realme X, on the other hand, packs a 3,765mAh battery that supports VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 fast charging tech. However, the Vivo Z1 Pro packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging tech. The Redmi Note 7 Pro includes a 4,000mAh battery that works with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4.0.

On the dimensions and weight part, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 measures 163.5x77.3x8.8mm and weighs 196.8 grams. The Realme X measures 161.2x76x9.4 and weighs 191 grams. However, the Vivo Z1 Pro measures 162.39x77.33x8.85mm and weighs 201 grams, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro has dimensions of 159.21x75.21x8.1mm and is weight at 186 grams.

Vivo Z1 Pro vs Realme X vs Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 vs Redmi Note 7 Pro comparison
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GENERAL
BrandVivoRealmeHuaweiXiaomi
ModelZ1 ProXY9 Prime 2019Redmi Note 7 Pro
Release date3rd July 201915th July 201913th May 2019February 2019
Launched in IndiaYesYesYesYes
Dimensions (mm)162.39 x 77.33 x 8.85161.20 x 76.00 x 9.40163.50 x 77.30 x 8.90159.21 x 75.21 x 8.10
Weight (g)201.00191.00197.00186.00
Battery capacity (mAh)5000376540004000
Removable batteryNo--No
Fast chargingProprietaryVOOC-Quick Charge 4+
Wireless chargingNo-No-
ColoursMirror Black, Sonic Black, Sonic BluePolar White, Space BlueSapphire Blue, Emerald GreenClassic Space Black, Nebula Red, Neptune Blue
Body type-Polycarbonate-Glass
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches)6.536.536.596.30
Resolution1080x2340 pixels1080x2340 pixels1080x2340 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Aspect ratio19.5:919.5:919.5:919.5:9
Protection type-Gorilla Glass-Gorilla Glass
Pixels per inch (PPI)-394391409
HARDWARE
Processor1.7GHz octa-core (2x2.3GHz + 6x1.7GHz)2.2GHz octa-core (2x2.2GHz + 6x1.7GHz)octa-core (4x2.2 MHz + 4x1.7 MHz)2GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 712Qualcomm Snapdragon 710HiSilicon Kirin 710Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
RAM6GB8GB4GB4GB
Internal storage64GB128GB128GB64GB
Expandable storageYesNoYesYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD-microSDmicroSD
Dedicated microSD slotYes---
Expandable storage up to (GB)--512-
CAMERA
Rear camera16-megapixel (f/1.78) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)48-megapixel (f/1.7) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)16-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)48-megapixel (f/1.79, 1.6-micron) + 5-megapixel
Rear autofocusYes--Yes
Rear flashYesLEDLEDLED
Front camera32-megapixel (f/2.0)16-megapixel (f/2.0)16-megapixel (f/2.0)13-megapixel
Front flashNo---
SOFTWARE
Operating systemAndroid PieAndroid 9 PieAndroid PieAndroid Pie
SkinFuntouch OS 9ColorOS 6.0EMUI 9.1MIUI 10
CONNECTIVITY
BluetoothYes, v 5.00Yes, v 5.00Yes, v 4.20Yes, v 5.00
USB OTGYes--Yes
Micro-USBYes---
Number of SIMs2222
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYesYesYesYes
Wi-Fi standards supported-802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
USB Type-C-YesYesYes
NFC--Yes-
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYesYes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYesYes
SENSORS
Face unlockYes--Yes
Fingerprint sensorYesYesYesYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYesYesYesYes
Proximity sensorYesYesYesYes
AccelerometerYesYesYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYesYesYes
Gyroscope-Yes-Yes
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good build quality, premium design
  • Vivid OLED display
  • Good overall performance
  • Capable cameras
  • Bad
  • A bit too large for some hands
Display6.53-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 710
Front Camera16-megapixel
Rear Camera48-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM8GB
Storage128GB
Battery Capacity3765mAh
OSAndroid 9 Pie
Resolution1080x2340 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good overall performance
  • Very good battery life
  • Decent cameras
  • Good value for money
  • Bad
  • Bulky and heavy
Display6.53-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 712
Front Camera32-megapixel
Rear Camera16-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM6GB
Storage64GB
Battery Capacity5000mAh
OSAndroid Pie
Resolution1080x2340 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Premium design
  • Good cameras
  • Long battery life
  • Smooth performance
  • Bad
  • Heats up quickly
  • Bloatware and ads in MIUI
  • Shared slot for second SIM/ microSD card
Display6.30-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 675
Front Camera13-megapixel
Rear Camera48-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM4GB
Storage64GB
Battery Capacity4000mAh
OSAndroid Pie
Resolution1080x2340 pixels
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