If durability is your top priority, the HONOR X9b 5G is your go-to choice. I was pleasantly surprised to find a USB-C converter along with wired earphones included in the package while unboxing-it brought back nostalgic memories of the good old days when such accessories were standard.

The design of the Honor X9b 5G is both stylish and practical. The screen elegantly curves at the sides, enhancing comfort during use and grip. I particularly appreciate the aesthetic touch of the golden ring encircling the camera module, reminiscent of a luxury watch crown. Despite its large battery and 185 grams weight, the device feels surprisingly light and comfortable to use for extended periods. The Ultra Bounce Anti-Drop feature truly stands out, providing remarkable durability that put my worries about accidental drops at ease.

A friend of mine admired the Sunrise Orange color of the phone, and I couldn’t agree more. While some may argue that vegan leather backs have become a trend, they do offer a good grip and add a premium feel to the device. I also appreciate the design choice of the rear camera module, which prevents wobbling when the phone is laid on a flat surface.

When it comes to storage and RAM, the HONOR X9b steps it up. With 256GB of storage using UFS 3.1, everything opens lightning-fast, complemented by 12GB of actual RAM and an extra 8GB of virtual RAM for impressive multitasking capabilities.

With its whopping 5800mAh battery capacity, the HONOR X9b 5G delivers an impressive three days of battery life, making it perfect for power users. The triple-camera setup on the back, including a 108MP main camera and 5MP ultra-wide camera, ensures stunning photography experiences.

Ultimately, the HONOR X9b 5G is an excellent choice for those concerned about durability. It’s tough enough to withstand everyday drops and even doubles as a secondary phone for tough tasks. With its affordable price tag of R12,999.00 and availability at MTN, Vodacom, Telkom, and Cell C, it’s a reliable companion for daily life.