Honor 9 review:

Design and first impressions

The Honor 9 is in a class of its own when it comes to the aesthetics.

Indeed, its flat glass front, “3D” curved glass at the rear and textured, coloured underlay beneath is reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S7, a phone that currently sells for around £440.

It comes in blue or silver and both look far more glitzy and glamorous than the OnePlus 5 with its more functional matte-metal finish.

It really does look like something you’ve paid twice the price for and the 5.15in screen size means that it slips into the pocket far more easily than most of the monster flagship smartphones I’ve reviewed recently.

As you’d expect from a modern smartphone, it's slim (7.5mm front to back) but it feels quite heavy for its size at 155g.