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Honor Pad 9: Specs, Features, and All You Need to Know

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Honor Pad 9

Honor’s Pad 9 is the Chinese company’s successor to the well-liked Honor Pad 8. It retains the large 12-inch screen of its predecessor but bumps the MSRP up in exchange for a much more competitive feature set overall.

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Read: Our Honor Pad 9 Review

We’ll cover all the essential specs of the Honor Pad 9 here, plus name some compelling alternatives if you’re in the market for a large entertainment tablet.


  • 12.1-inch IPS LCD
  • 2560 x 1600 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 CPU
  • Up to 512GB of storage
  • 8GB or 12GB of RAM
  • Ships with Android 13 (MagicOS 7.2)
  • 8300 mAh battery with 35W fast charging
  • High-quality metal build

Full Specifications

Tablet Honor Pad 9
Operating System Android 13 (MagicOS 7.2)
Display 12.1 inches, 2560 x 1600 IPS LCD
Processor Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (4x 2.4GHz Kryo 265 Gold & 4x 1.9GHz Kryo 265 Silver)
Graphics Adreno 710
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Expandable No
Memory (RAM) 8GB (128GB and 256GB), 12GB (256GB and 512GB)
Main Camera 13 Megapixel
Front Camera 8 Megapixel
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1
Ports and Connections USB Type-C
Battery Li-Po 8300 mAh
Security Face recognition unlock
Dimensions 278 x 180 x 7 mm
Weight 555g

Honor Pad 9: The Basics

Honor Pad 9

The Honor Pad 9 is an upgrade on its predecessor in every way possible. For one, its slightly larger 12.1-inch display has a much higher 2560 x 1600 resolution, so text and icons are much sharper than on the previous tablet. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 CPU is also a notable upgrade, offering decent mid-range performance. In addition, Honor offers the Pad 9 with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM depending on the storage options: 128GB models have 8GB of RAM, 256GB models have 8GB or 12GB, while the top-end 512GB model comes with 12GB of RAM exclusively. The 8300 mAh Li-Po battery is also an upgrade over its predecessor.

Honor ships the Pad 9 with MagicOS 7.2, based on Android 13. It’s a clean, mostly no-frills take on Android that has some great multi-tasking features. Honor hasn’t outlined its update policy for the Pad 9, but we expect the tablet to receive quarterly security updates like its other tablets.

Honor Pad 9

Like with the Honor Pad X9, Honor offers a Bluetooth keyboard called the Honor Pad 9 index Keyboard. It’s a simple keyboard, but if the Pad X9’s is anything to go by, it should be surprisingly enjoyable to type on.

Pricing and Availability

The Honor Pad 9 is available in some markets, but not all. Not all models are currently available, either, although we expect the situation to improve with time. You can buy the 8GB + 256GB model directly from Honor in Germany for 349€, with the keyboard available at 59.90€ extra. Honor UK sells the 8GB + 256GB model for £299 (or £349 with the keyboard).

Honor Pad 9 Alternatives

The Lenovo Tab P12 is a strong alternative to the Honor Pad 9, with a much larger 12.7-inch screen for even more immersive videos. It has an older CPU, but that shouldn’t be an issue if you only want to watch videos. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ is also worth considering: it’s much pricier, but it has better specs and offers a more premium experience overall.

Honor Pad 9
The Honor Pad 9 offers a premium design, a very pretty 12-inch display with 120Hz and solid performance at an affordable price. Thanks to a great display and good speakers, it's an entertainment tablet with a fantastic value. However, it's a shame that it will probably never get a major software update. The battery life is also very short.
  • Premium design
  • Very pretty display
  • 120Hz support
  • Solid performance
  • Lots of storage space
  • Short battery life
  • OS updates unlikely
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