Huawei Y9s vs Huawei Y9 Prime: Everyone gets confuse when it comes to letting go of an old phone to get a new one. Especially when your current phone is doing all the job you need. But at some point, we still feel the urge to upgrade and get something new and trendy. Most times however, we wonder if the upgrade is worth the extra stress and money.

With Huawei releasing numbers of mid-range phones this year, you might wonder which is best for you. We have singled out two of Huawei mid-range devices and about to give you a full comparison (similarities and differences). The Huawei Y9s is the latest addition to Huawei mid-range devices and the Huawei Y9 prime was released in August 2019.

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Which of these phones is worth buying? Is it even worth it if you upgrade from Huawei Y9 prime to the recently released Huawei Y9s? Will it even be an upgrade or a downgrade? Well these and many more questions will be answered by this article. If you would prefer to watch the comparison video please watch it below else you can skip to the table below.

The table below shows the full comparison of Huawei Y9s vs Huawei Y9 Prime. Just below the table is a summary of both specifications of these phones and which one is better.

Huawei Y9s vs Huawei Y9 Prime Full Comparison Table

FEATURESHuawei Y9sHuawei Y9 Prime
Network2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Weight206 g (7.27 oz) 196.8 g (6.95 oz)
Screen size6.59 inches6.59 inches
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density) 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density)
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie)Android 9.0 (Pie)
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm) Hisilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
SD CardYES, microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)YES, microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
Rear Camera48 MP (wide)
8 MP (ultrawide)
2 MP (depth sensor)
16 MP (wide)
8 MP (ultrawide)
2 MP (depth sensor)
Front CameraMotorized pop-up 16 MP Motorized pop-up 16 MP
SensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
PriceStarts from About ₦88,500Starts from About ₦80,000

Aside from been more costly what more does the new Huawei Y9s have to offer that is lacking in the Huawei Y9 Prime. And are the new features worth the extra money that you’d spend to get the Huawei Y9s or should you just stick with the Huawei Y9 prime for now. Lets get to the summary of each specifications and we’ll start from the camera.

The Differences Between Huawei Y9s and Huawei Y9 Prime

Why is the Huawei Y9s a better phone than the Huawei Y9 Prime? Is it even better or it’s uust a hype to sell the phone? Well look at the differences below to help you decide.

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Build and Display

The screen size of both phones is 6.59 inches with a front/back glass, aluminum frame. There is no gorilla glass screen protector for both phones even though one might have expected the newly released Huawei Y9s to have a gorilla glass screen. However, both phones does offer you to make use of the full screen as they make use of motorized pop up selfie camera.

In the screen resolution, both phones have a 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density). Both phones also make use of same display type of LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors. The Huawei Y9s is a little bit heavier as it weighs a little more than 200g. In conclusion, expect to get same value when it comes to the display and build of both phones.


If you love taking photos then you might just like the back camera of the Huawei Y9s. The Huawei Y9s have a 48 megapixel main camera which is an upgrade to the 16 megapixel camera of the Huawei Y9 prime. Aside from that every other camera is same. Both phones have a 8 megapixel ultrawide camera and 2 megapixel depth sensor camera. There is no telephoto lens or dedicated macro camera for both phones.

The selfie camera of both phones is very much same. Both phones make use of same motorized pop up camera. They also have same 16 megapixel camera for selfie lovers. So you can expect same quality of selfies from both phones. So, except you’d like to have a taste of what a 48 megapixel camera taste like there is really no need for you to change your Huawei Y9 prime.

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RAM and Internal Storage

In the RAM section the Huawei Y9s did manage to impress. It make use of a 6GB RAM which is an upgrade to the 4GB RAM available in the Huawei Y9 prime. There is no UFS technology available for both phones so we take it that the Huawei Y9s will have a relatively faster processing rate.

Both phones make use of 128GB internal storage which is really impressive. There is even an option for external storage via microSD card up to 512GB for Huawei Y9s and 1TB for Huawei Y9 prime. Although 6GB RAM is really impressive but 4GB RAM is not bad either and if you are not heavy phone user then there is little reason for you to dump the Huawei Y9 prime for the huawei Y9s in this section.

Chipset and Processor

One would expect the newly released Huawei Y9s to come with a more recent chipset. Well that is far from been the case here. In fact, both phones make use of exactly same chipset and GPU so literally both phones perform on same level here. If you are looking for a reason to change your Huawei Y9 prime to Huawei Y9s then don’t look at the chipset and GPU. They offer same value here and there won’t be any reason for you to change.

Talk about the processor and both phones uses same processor. The CPU speed of both phones is clocked at Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) with no changes. Why expect a change when both phones make use of the Hisilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm). Again if you are looking for a reason to change your Huawei Y9 prime to Huawei Y9s then don’t look at the CPU. They offer same value and quality here.

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These two phones are powered by a 4000mAh battery. While the Huawei Y9s supports fast charging of 10W, the Huawei Y9 prime does not. If you are looking for a faster charge time then the Huawei Y9s is your choice. But if you comfortable with the charge rate of your Huawei Y9 prime then no need to upgrade.


Price is always one major factor that set phones apart. From the news we have, the Huawei Y9s is expected to cost about N88,000 Nigeria Naira while the Huawei Y9 prime costs about N80,000 Nigeria Naira. Is the Huawei Y9s worth the extra money? look check out the conclusion below.


While it is good to have a new phone, the Huawei Y9s offer no new technology, not superior in terms of chipset and CPU, make use of same display and build as the Huawei Y9 prime and even have same battery capacity. We think you should just stick with the Huawei Y9 prime until are more advance mid-range phones is released by Huawei.

However, if you still want to feel the joy of getting something new in the festive period then just move from Huawei Y9s to Huawei Y9 prime as it is not really an upgrade.

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