Honor 9 + Free Orange Band 3Sapphire Blue, 64GB, UK £379.99 @ honor store
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Honor 9 + Free Orange Band 3Sapphire Blue, 64GB, UK £379.99 @ honor store

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Found 27th Jun 2017
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20MP + 12MP Dual Camera

64GB ROM (up to 256GB expandable storage)

3D Curved Glass back design

Kirin 960 processor 4GB RAM

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Good deal if this is supposed to be considered a Flagship competitor to the S8, I suppose... oO

Call me Mr Tight A*se if you choose, but these phones are getting more expensive each year like the OnePlus 5.

The Honor 7 was £229 when I got it. and now these Honor phones are been released at prices around £150+ more, which takes the shine off them. For that money they are not really doing much more than last year's phone did, other than a tad quicker and maybe the camera slightly improved.

For these prices I would be tempted to look at buying last year's flagship phones from the big manufacturers which areca similar price.

Also you can get this year's LG6 cheaper if happy to take a punt buying from a HK, as per previous posts.

Suppose I'm just a little deflated, as had high hopes for a great phone at a sub £300 price.
Edited by: "g-diddy" 27th Jun 2017
pablomalin

I paid circa £130 for Honor 7 (Amazon), £199 for Honor 8 (Sainsbury's), b … I paid circa £130 for Honor 7 (Amazon), £199 for Honor 8 (Sainsbury's), but £379 for 9? Hmm.. no thanks.


£379 is the launch price.
Was the Honor 7 £130 at launch?
Was the Honor 8 £199 at launch?
lmulli3 h, 24 m ago

Think i'd rather enjoy a week away in the sun with the money that I would …Think i'd rather enjoy a week away in the sun with the money that I would spend on this!


And I guarantee you are the kind of person that pays £45 a month for 2 years for an iPhone. Lmfao
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****... Where is the BLACK version?

In France / Italy / Germany.. everywhere you can buy also Silver version with BLACK band.

Looks like UK isn't important anymore...
Not a bad price, as the almost identical Honor 8 Pro (with 2Gb extra RAM the only probable difference) is just over £100 more from the same store: vmall.eu/de/…00/

Far-East stores are ~£50 lower (if you're brave enough).
Edited by: "Crossbow" 27th Jun 2017
Ah damn you beat me to it - I thought this was a good deal and was going to post it.

Price is very competitive especially when compared to pricing for equivalents, even from China the Xiaomi Mi6 costs more than this, and don't get me started on the price of the OnePlus 5!!!
noirnaranja20 m ago

...even from China the Xiaomi Mi6 costs more than this...


Mi6 has 2Gb extra RAM, & lower price actually at present (under £335 w/o the so-called warranty): aliexpress.com/ite…tml
Crossbow

Mi6 has 2Gb extra RAM, & lower price actually at present (under £335 w/o … Mi6 has 2Gb extra RAM, & lower price actually at present (under £335 w/o the so-called warranty): https://www.aliexpress.com/item/BRAND-NEW-Xiaomi-Mi6-Mi-6-Snapdragon-835-Octa-Core-Smartphone-6GB-64GB-Adreno540-Fingerprint-ID/32806870520.html


Roughly £290 on sale on the 28th
sale.aliexpress.com/__p…nq1

But I still want the Honor 9 because it's blue and shiny. Hope three get it listed online soon.
Edited by: "mug51" 27th Jun 2017
Crossbow

Not a bad price, as the almost identical Honor 8 Pro (with 2Gb extra RAM … Not a bad price, as the almost identical Honor 8 Pro (with 2Gb extra RAM the only probable difference) is just over £100 more from the same store: https://www.vmall.eu/de/honor-8-pro-de-64gb-black-301400/ Far-East stores are ~£50 lower (if you're brave enough).




Plus it is a 5.7" 2K screen, metal unibody not glass so they are not in the same league. However this one much more compact. FHD is just fine 5.15", new camera, new audio experience. Very nice price.
Crossbow

Mi6 has 2Gb extra RAM, & lower price actually at present (under £335 w/o … Mi6 has 2Gb extra RAM, & lower price actually at present (under £335 w/o the so-called warranty): https://www.aliexpress.com/item/BRAND-NEW-Xiaomi-Mi6-Mi-6-Snapdragon-835-Octa-Core-Smartphone-6GB-64GB-Adreno540-Fingerprint-ID/32806870520.html



​True but 4gb RAM is absolutely fine, & I was price checking against the 128gb Mi6 as the Honor has upgradeable storage.
Incidentally I have a 128gb Mi6 arriving hopefully this week but may have gone for this if I'd known the pricing would be so keen.
it's not 64GB ROM, it's 64GB storage...!
Don't forget topcashback!
Good deal if this is supposed to be considered a Flagship competitor to the S8, I suppose... oO

Call me Mr Tight A*se if you choose, but these phones are getting more expensive each year like the OnePlus 5.

The Honor 7 was £229 when I got it. and now these Honor phones are been released at prices around £150+ more, which takes the shine off them. For that money they are not really doing much more than last year's phone did, other than a tad quicker and maybe the camera slightly improved.

For these prices I would be tempted to look at buying last year's flagship phones from the big manufacturers which areca similar price.

Also you can get this year's LG6 cheaper if happy to take a punt buying from a HK, as per previous posts.

Suppose I'm just a little deflated, as had high hopes for a great phone at a sub £300 price.
Edited by: "g-diddy" 27th Jun 2017
band 20?
How much would the Orange Band thingy sell for on ebay? I cant seem to find any info on it and i doubt i'll want to keep it.
noirnaranja

Ah damn you beat me to it - I thought this was a good deal and was going … Ah damn you beat me to it - I thought this was a good deal and was going to post it. Price is very competitive especially when compared to pricing for equivalents, even from China the Xiaomi Mi6 costs more than this, and don't get me started on the price of the OnePlus 5!!!



Me too.
How good is the camera? I have lenovo p2 This and upgrade?
gilesrdavies

Good deal if this is supposed to be considered a Flagship competitor to … Good deal if this is supposed to be considered a Flagship competitor to the S8, I suppose... oO Call me Mr Tight A*se if you choose, but these phones are getting more expensive each year like the OnePlus 5.The Honor 7 was £229 when I got it. and now these Honor phones are been released at prices around £150+ more, which takes the shine off them. For that money they are not really doing much more than last year's phone did, other than a tad quicker and maybe the camera slightly improved.For these prices I would be tempted to look at buying last year's flagship phones from the big manufacturers which areca similar price.Also you can get this year's LG6 cheaper if happy to take a punt buying from a HK, as per previous posts.Suppose I'm just a little deflated, as had high hopes for a great phone at a sub £300 price.



​Agree to some degree. I had Honor 7 & loved it. In fact have regretted selling it pretty much every day since. Price was utterly astounding too, but like each OnePlus iteration they've got more expensive (relatively)
The bargains now sit with the Redmi Note series, but they are more midrange than Honor ever was.
Crossbow

Mi6 has 2Gb extra RAM, & lower price actually at present (under £335 w/o … Mi6 has 2Gb extra RAM, & lower price actually at present (under £335 w/o the so-called warranty): https://www.aliexpress.com/item/BRAND-NEW-Xiaomi-Mi6-Mi-6-Snapdragon-835-Octa-Core-Smartphone-6GB-64GB-Adreno540-Fingerprint-ID/32806870520.html



MI 6 review

I'd read this review before buying. sounds like a lot of people won't get 4G with this phone. shame
Yes they tried to get you hooked with a big loss leader - the H7 - and keep you brand loyal. How may models have they released in the last 2 years?? Although, its got a vital for me, microSD slot (or second Sim, as before) unlike the Xiaomi, not for me at £150 extra, will keep the H7, for a wee while yet. Is an upgraded processor, etc really worth it in a phone?
sadly that is the same as the way Google went, nexus 4 and 5 were amazing value, then it all went wrong.

Think the band thing is about £40, so probably get £20 for it. It also isn't available for delivery, so I have got a part shipment.
Anyone ordered from vmall.de before? They have ore colour options of band 3 available and 30euros cashback.
mug514 h, 30 m ago

Roughly £290 on sale on the …Roughly £290 on sale on the 28thhttps://sale.aliexpress.com/__pc/brands_0628xiaomi.htm?spm=2114.11010108.15.2.U8vnq1But I still want the Honor 9 because it's blue and shiny. Hope three get it listed online soon.



Wow, that's a brilliant price for the Mi6 although Band 20 not supported.

Are there any codes for Aliexpress for further discounts?
Also Xiaomi Redmi 4X 32G International version is on sale at Aliexpress tomorrow for £94 approx. Is it any good?
wilburscoville9191

Anyone ordered from vmall.de before? They have ore colour options of band … Anyone ordered from vmall.de before? They have ore colour options of band 3 available and 30euros cashback.


You'll probably find that you can only claim the cashback if you have a registered address in Germany. Also, perhaps the delivery is likely to cost?
Order through Amazon germany may be good option to get the cashback?
Not a bad launch price. Appeals more than the OP5.
Absolutely loved the Honor 8 and while I'm not wild about the horrendous decision to move the fingerprint sensor around to the front making it a complete eyesore, I'll still get an Honor 9.

how does this compare to s8 ?
1080p, large bezels. seems poor value to me. P2 is half the price.
gilesrdavies

Good deal if this is supposed to be considered a Flagship competitor to … Good deal if this is supposed to be considered a Flagship competitor to the S8, I suppose... oO Call me Mr Tight A*se if you choose, but these phones are getting more expensive each year like the OnePlus 5.The Honor 7 was £229 when I got it. and now these Honor phones are been released at prices around £150+ more, which takes the shine off them. For that money they are not really doing much more than last year's phone did, other than a tad quicker and maybe the camera slightly improved.For these prices I would be tempted to look at buying last year's flagship phones from the big manufacturers which areca similar price.Also you can get this year's LG6 cheaper if happy to take a punt buying from a HK, as per previous posts.Suppose I'm just a little deflated, as had high hopes for a great phone at a sub £300 price.



​I agree with you. I bought the Honor 7 on release as Honor's first flagship for £209.99.
I could have almost bought two for the cost of their new flagship (albeit with a free fitness band that I don't want). It is disappointing
Got the honor 8 for £200 brand new with deal here... didn't like it at first but love it now... however doesnt seem much point upgrading to this one from the 8 as not a lot in it (and smaller screen!).
gilesrdavies

Good deal if this is supposed to be considered a Flagship competitor to … Good deal if this is supposed to be considered a Flagship competitor to the S8, I suppose... oO Call me Mr Tight A*se if you choose, but these phones are getting more expensive each year like the OnePlus 5.The Honor 7 was £229 when I got it. and now these Honor phones are been released at prices around £150+ more, which takes the shine off them. For that money they are not really doing much more than last year's phone did, other than a tad quicker and maybe the camera slightly improved.For these prices I would be tempted to look at buying last year's flagship phones from the big manufacturers which areca similar price.Also you can get this year's LG6 cheaper if happy to take a punt buying from a HK, as per previous posts.Suppose I'm just a little deflated, as had high hopes for a great phone at a sub £300 price.




"The Honor 9 is only £10 more than the Honor 8 was at launch but, crucially, it's £60 less than a OnePlus 5 and a massive £185-or-so less than the Huawei P10. "

pocket-lint.com/new…nce
gilesrdavies

Good deal if this is supposed to be considered a Flagship competitor to … Good deal if this is supposed to be considered a Flagship competitor to the S8, I suppose... oO Call me Mr Tight A*se if you choose, but these phones are getting more expensive each year like the OnePlus 5.The Honor 7 was £229 when I got it. and now these Honor phones are been released at prices around £150+ more, which takes the shine off them. For that money they are not really doing much more than last year's phone did, other than a tad quicker and maybe the camera slightly improved.For these prices I would be tempted to look at buying last year's flagship phones from the big manufacturers which areca similar price.Also you can get this year's LG6 cheaper if happy to take a punt buying from a HK, as per previous posts.Suppose I'm just a little deflated, as had high hopes for a great phone at a sub £300 price.



Sell the band on fleabay and then you will be close to your £300 price for the phone...
Admast79

****... Where is the BLACK version?In France / Italy / Germany.. … ****... Where is the BLACK version?In France / Italy / Germany.. everywhere you can buy also Silver version with BLACK band.Looks like UK isn't important anymore...



#Brexit
Please count on rhat the pound has devalued by about 15 % since brifian decided to be great again. Ot all adds up to the hike in price.
Honor 7 still a great phone, only thing is I do have a couple of screen fractures even though I put on a screen protector. it cracked from the edge. Still fast enough, fingerprint sensor very responsive and perfectly placed at the back.
Honor 9 with all its strength's price point not right for me to bite.
Purchased the Redmi 4X for partner, great phone at under £100, fingerprint sensor works well, does the job, camera decent. Once my Honor 7 dies I think I may go to the Redmi 4Z.8)
It's a tight race in that price range.

Honor 8 can still be had for £300 if you shop around. Last year's tech, but quite honestly things haven't advanced all that much since then. Slippery as an eel, mind you. Better at updates than I thought it would be, but not great there.

OP5 has better specs all-round and a better history for updates, but you're looking at £450 and no SD card for music/photos.

Honor 9 slots into the middle. But is a minor bump from the 8 really with the extra £80? The 8 will still sweep the floor with any of those cheap A53-only phones.
How are these phones for long term Android updates?
noirnaranja

​True but 4gb RAM is absolutely fine, & I was price checking against the … ​True but 4gb RAM is absolutely fine, & I was price checking against the 128gb Mi6 as the Honor has upgradeable storage. Incidentally I have a 128gb Mi6 arriving hopefully this week but may have gone for this if I'd known the pricing would be so keen.



​How much did you end up paying for the Mi6 128gb?
I paid circa £130 for Honor 7 (Amazon), £199 for Honor 8 (Sainsbury's), but £379 for 9? Hmm.. no thanks.
NitrousUK

How are these phones for long term Android updates?


My Honor 8 is on the April security patches, but still 7.0 instead of 7.1.1. They've said to expect 7.1.1/EMUI 5.1 this summer sometime.

Not great, but more than I expected from Huawei , if I'm honest. Google's put so much of the Android core into apps update-able from the Play Store that I'm not convinced it makes a major difference any more.
Android sucks
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