Huawei Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T: Can the Rookie Beat the Demobee?

The best mid-range and cost-effective smartphone made by a Chinese manufacturer is considered to be the OnePlus 3T. The latter is the worthy successor of the original OnePlus 3. It has won millions hearts due to stylish design, decent specs list and affordable price tag. But this is very attractive niche and other manufacturers won’t sit tight. A few days back Huawei announced the Honor V9. It comes with identical features including Kirin 960 chip, 6GB of RAM, and many more. I am not talking about its price tag. So it’s quite reasonable why many people think the Huawei Honor V9 can affect the popularity of OnePlus 3T. That’s why we decided to compare these awesome devices in order to find out whether the newly launched Honor V9 can make a competition to the well-known OnePlus 3T.

Before we start comparing these handsets let’s take a look at the comparison table.

Huawei Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T

Huawei Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T: Design

The Huawei Honor V9 is the improved version of the previous-gen Honor V8 with more rounded corners as well as narrower borders. The device is covered with a 2.5D arc glass. But when it comes to the back panel, we see the manufacturer has made a lot of changes. First, it uses a nano-injection metal housing. The latter passes a sandblasting processes. Thanks to it no fingerprints can be left on the body. As you can see, the Huawei Honor V9 still uses a back-mounted fingerprint scanner. At last, the phone comes with a dual-camera, which is not prominent.

Huawei Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T

Well, when talking about the Honor V9 we mentioned it has many common lineaments in comparison to its successor. But what about the OnePlus 3T. If looking attentively it’s the same desing as the OnePlus 3. So it sports the same body with a nano-injection feature as well as sandblasting process. If comparing to the Honor V9, the OnePlus 3T comes with a slight matte texture. The back panel comes with a certain degree of curvature fitting the palm more comfortably.

Huawei Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T

I guess no one will mind if I say the biggest shortcoming of this phone is the prominent back camera. Though it comes with a protective cover, it still looks annoying.

Huawei Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T

Verdict: both handsets come with high-quality bodies; both of them are made of metal; but the Huawei Honor V9 looks more stylish, and its color options are modern. As for the OnePlus 3T, it is at taste of tory customers. I guess the winner is the Honor V9.

Read: Huawei Honor V9 Magic Night Black

Huawei Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T: Performance

The Huawei Honor V9 comes with a self-developed Kirin 960 SoC, while the OnePlus 3T is packed with the most powerful chip. The Snapdragon 835 is not available yet, that’s why the Snapdragon is still the best CPU in the globe.

AnTuTu results showcase the OnePlus 3T is a leader. Thanks to better 3D performance it outruns its competitor. But the Kirin 960 is better when taking into account CPU performance and RAM.

Huawei Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T

It can be proved by the 3DMark test. Adreno 530 is really the best GPU at the moment.

Huawei Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T

As for the screen, the Honor V9 faces no problems, as its 2K screen can beat any 1080P display.

Verdict: none of them wins this duel.

Huawei Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T

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Huawei Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T: Battery

To test the discharging speed of both handsets we put them into a 4-hours test. As the screenshot below shows, the Huawei Honor V9 still remains 50% of power, while OnePlus 3T’s power is 56%. However, this is not surprising. Though the Honro V9 sports a larger capacity battery, do not forget it is packed with a larger display at higher resolution. Therefore it will drain more power.

Huawei Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T

When it comes to fast charging options, both devices offer such a feature. But if the Honor V9 support 18W input power, the OnePlus 3T support 20W input power. Though both devices are charged by 18% after the first 10 minutes, the OnePlus 3T provides faster charging. That’s why it is fully charged after 80 minutes, while the Honor V9 is done in 100 minutes.

Huawei Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T

Verdict: the winner is the OnePlus 3T.

Read: First Real Photos of Huawei Honor V9 and Honor 8 Lite

Huawei Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T: Camera

The OnePlus 3T is packed with a 16MP camera sporting an IMX298 sensor. It comes with a f/2.0 aperture and OIS support. Its software known as Intelligent Pixel Technology is very popular.

Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T

The Huawei Honor V9 sports the third-gen 12MP dual-camera capable of recording 4K videos.

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Verdict: Both devices are equipped with great camera, but the Huawei Honor V9 is more acceptable, as it provides brighter photos and better shooting experience.

Read: OnePlus 3T – Top 10 Unique Features You May Not Know!

Wrap Up

Huawei Honor V9 vs OnePlus 3T

The pros of the Huawei Honor V9 are the design and dual-camera, but it yields the OnePlus 3T in terms of performance and battery. This means many people will prefer the latter. But those who agree to sacrifice the performance in benefit of better look and camera, the Honor V9 will win the race. As a final verdict, we can say the Huawei Honor V9 can compete with the OnePlus 3T, but whether it can beat is disputable.


Argam Artashyan

Back in 2010, he was dismissed from his position as a lecturer at the university. This made him get another job at his friend’s digital marketing company as a blog writer. After a few years, when he was thinking the article writing is his mission, Google pushed the Panda update and affected the company and websites he was working at. (Un)fortunately and surprisingly, he got an offer to head a large knitting factory. In 2016, he got his Ph.D. and resumed teaching at the University … and writing tech-related articles following his passion.

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