In this post, we’re do a Huawei Maimang 9 vs Huawei Maimang 8 specs comparison. The Huawei Maimang 9 was launched on 27th July 2020 and the best thing about the device is that it is 5G enabled. With multiple Smartphone brands racing to produce cheap 5G smartphones, Huawei is way ahead with several of it’s 5G enabled devices in the market already.
On the other hand, the Huawei Maimang 8 was released in June 2019, and considering its specs, I’d say it’s an entry-level device. The phone comes in 2 colors; Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue. Here’s the comparison between the two devices;
Huawei Maimang 9 vs Huawei Maimang 8;
Huawei Maimang 9 sports a 6.8 inches IPS LCD display with a 1080 x 2400 screen resolution. The phone has a 20:9 aspect ratio and approximately 90.33% screen to body ratio. The phone also sports the punch-hole display design for the front camera which is a the top left corner of the display.
Huawei Maimang 8 sports a smaller 6.1 inches IPS LCD display with a 1080x 2400 screen resolution leaving the display with a pixel density of 415 pixels per inch. The phone has a 19:5:9 aspect ratio. Unlike the Maimang 9, the Maimang 8 sports the water-drop notch for the selfie camera.
Software & Hardware
Huawei Maimang 9 runs on Android 10 out of the box and the EMUI 10.1 launcher. The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 800 SoC chipset with an Octa-core CPU. For the graphics processor, the Huawei Maimang 9 utilizes the Mali G57 MP4 GPU.
The Huawei Maimang 8 runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box and the EMUI 9.0 launcher. Under, the hood, the Maimang 8 runs on a Hisilicon Kirin 710 chipset with an Octa-core and a Mali G51 MP4 GPU.
Suggestion – Huawei Maimang 9 Specifications and Prices
The Huawei Maimang 9 comes with 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM models. It comes with 128 GB of internal storage. There’s also a dedicated MicroSDXC slot that supports memory cards of up to 512 GB.
On the other hand, the Huawei Maimang 8 ships with 6GB of RAM + 128 GB of internal storage. It also includes a MicroSDXC slot in case you’d like to expand your storage that supports memory cards of up to 512 GB.
At the rear of the Huawei Maimang 9, you get a 64 MP main camera + 8 MP ultrawide lens + 2 MP depth sensor. There’s also a Dual LED flash located next to the vertical camera module. At the front, there’s a single 16 MP shooter located at the top left corner of the display (punch-hole design).
Huawei Maimang 8 sports a triple camera setup. The setup includes a 24 MP main camera + 16 MP ultrawide camera + 2 MP depth sensor and an LED flash. At the front, the Maimang 8 utilizes a single 8 MP selfie camera (water-drop design).
The Maimang 9 packs a 4300 mAh battery with a 22.5 W fast charging capability. It also includes the USB Type-C.
The Maimang 8 draws power from a 3400 mAh battery. However it uses the dated Micro USB 2.0.
Huawei Maimang 9
5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 502.11, Fingerprint sensor(side-mounted), Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C, GPS, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light, Compass, Gyroscope, Dual Nano SIM, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Fast charging
Huawei Maimang 8
4G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11, USB 2.0, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Dual Nano SIM, Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted), Compass, NFC, 3.5 mm headphone jack
The Huawei Maimang 9 start price is set at CYN 2,199, that’s approximately $314. On the other hand, Huawei Maimang 8 goes at a way cheaper price. The Huawei Maimang 8 goes for around $200 with prices varying depending on the store.
Differences Between Maimang 9 & Maimang 8
- Display size (maimang 9 has a bigger display)
- Chipset (maimang 9 utilizes MediaTek whereas Maimang 8 utilizes Hisilicon)
- Dedicated MicroSDXC slot (only in Maimang 9)
- Rear camera (Maimang 9 is better)
- Selfie camera (Maimang 9 has better)
- Software (maimang 9 runs on Android 10 while maimang 8 runs on Android 9)
- Launcher (maimang 9 runs on EMUI 10.1 while maimang 8 runs on EMUI 9.0)
- Battery (maimang 9 has bigger battery)
- USB port (maimang 9 has USB Type-C whereas maimang 8 has MicroUSB 2.0)