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HONOR X9a 5G

This new smartphone with 24-hour plus battery life can withstand a car running over it

By NICK GARCIA Published Jan 25, 2023 4:51 pm Updated Jan 27, 2023 12:25 pm

Do you have butterfingers and tend to drop your phone? Are you tired of charging it at least twice a day? Well, such concerns may be changed, as a new premium budget phone in HONOR X9a 5G is already in the market.

HONOR X9a 5G prides itself as a durable phone with long-lasting battery, yet boasts of specifications that satisfy function and aesthetics alike.

During its official launch in Tagaytay last Jan. 19, guests subjected the phone to durability tests like shooting it with a pellet gun, smashing it with shuttlecocks, and dropping it five meters from the ground.

Taking it to the next level, guests were also asked to smash walnuts and garlic using the very phone. The ultimate test was when a car ran over it back and forth—not scratching the phone screen at all!

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Aside from withstanding extreme conditions, the durable screen allows for an immerse viewing experience, with its 6.67-inch OLED curved display. It can support a resolution of 2400x1080 pixels and displays up to 1.07 billion colors.

It also supports up to a 120Hz refresh rate and a 300Hz touch sampling rate, letting the device almost instantly register and react to user inputs. Using it with one hand, meanwhile, is no big deal, as it has an AI technology-powered mistouch prevention.

In terms of battery life, it has an ultra-large 5100mAh battery that can support up to 29 hours of YouTube Music, 24 hours of YouTube videos, 19 hours of TikTok, up to 21 hours of social media exploring, or 11 hours of gaming. It also has 30-minute fast-charging technology, making it usable again in just a while.

The HONOR X9a 5G also has a respectable 64-megapixel ultra-clear main camera, a 5-megapixel wide angle camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera for capturing daily photos and videos.

Design-wise, it's a slim phone that's 7.9mm thin coupled with ultra-slim bezels which lead to a remarkable 93% screen-to-body ratio. It also has a 175gin weight, making it a easy to carry.

The phone is also reasonable at P16,990 when you pre-order from Jan. 20 to Feb. 3. The pre-order comes with a free HONOR Earbuds X3 Lite worth P3,999. Colors include Titanium Silver and Emerald Green.

Overall, this phone is an ideal choice for outdoor users or for those who drop their phones all the time as it will survive any impact without damaging the screen.