India, Jan. 14 -- Huawei's Honor just kicked off the New Year with a new budget smartphone, Honor 9X. The handset is available in two variants - 4GB+128GB and 6GB+128GB - priced at Rs 13,999 and Rs 16,999 respectively. At this price point, Honor 9X competes with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro and Realme 5 Pro.

We got our hands on the new smartphone for a few hours, and here's what we think about it.

For someone who has already used an Honor smartphone before, the new 9X should deliver a familiar feel in hands. The back features a plastic panel with a glossy finish at the back. The edges, however, curved, making it slightly slippery. Honor 9x is on the heavier side at 192 grams. Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue colour variants are ...