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Huawei Mate 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 658 reviews of Huawei Mate 9. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and usability. The battery and performance are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Mate 9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

Huawei Mate 9 review

 

Huawei's Mate 9 is an incredible big-screen behemoth that'll make you forget all about the Note 7.

Surprisingly compact body ; Amazing dual-lens Leica camera ; Revised and improved software ; Alexa support ; Big battery

Not water-resistant ; No U.S. release date yet ; Uninspired design

It’s a giant smartphone that doesn’t feel like a big smartphone when you pick it up. We love the camera’s ability to inspire and the sheer processing power, but perhaps most of all, it’s the software alterations that make the Mate 9 the first Huawei...

2017-10

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9

 

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 is a phone you probably won't buy. Most people shouldn't even consider it. Why? Well, because it costs over £1,000.

2017-02

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Huawei Mate 9 review: Time-saver edition

 

Huawei continues its rise in the smartphone maker ranks, and the Mate 9 is its latest flagship phablet. As such, it shows everything the company is currently capable of, both in terms of design and hardware.

Top quality aluminum unibody is both great to look at and premium to the touch ; Excellent bright and contrasty display, very good in sunlight too ; Solid battery life, excellent at web browsing, very good at video playback ; Class-leading CPU...

2017-01

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on the Huawei Mate 9

 

Huawei has set itself apart from its competitors by making an actually smart phone that can adjust its performance based on your habits. The Mate 9's machine-learning algorithm prioritizes resources to apps that it anticipates you'll use, making your...

Unique machine learning algorithm ; Impressively thin for such a large-screen device ; Long battery life ; Brisk performance ; Large, bright display ; Actually has a headphone jack

Only supports GSM carriers ; Mediocre camera quality in low light ; Polarizing skin will turn off Android purists

2016-12

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei Mate 9

 

The Huawei Mate 9 is an unashamedly big phone, and that's becoming an increasingly rare thing since the demise of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. For the albeit pricey RRP of £600 you get a huge screen, beefy battery, brand-new CPU and plenty of storage and...

2016-12

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Huawei Mate 9 review

 

So you've got to send back your Galaxy Note 7 before it explodes , but you still want a high-performance giant phone in your pocket. Come and check out the Huawei Mate 9.

The Huawei Mate 9 has more power than you'll need, a camera that's great for arty shots and a battery that won't quit on you by dinner.

Its screen is only full HD and its design is utterly forgettable.

It doesn't have the flame-prone Note 7's beautiful lines and curves, but if you're after a high-performance big-screened phone that won't set your pants on fire, the Mate 9 is a great option.

2016-12

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Huawei Mate 9

 

If you think bigger is better, the Huawei Mate 9 fills the gap for super-big-screen Android phones in the US.

Big screen. Dual cameras for sharper images. Large battery. IR blaster.

Screen resolution is relatively low.

The Mate 9's big, low-resolution screen may appeal to an older crowd—for instance, the folks who subscribe to Consumer Cellular (which also carried the earlier Ascend Mate 2). If Huawei can find a good partner and attach a reasonable price to the Mate...

2016-11

Expert review by : Matt Humrick (anandtech.com)

The Huawei Mate 9 Review

 

Flagship phones give manufacturers the opportunity to showcase their latest technology, and because they attract attention and generate buzz, they help raise brand awareness. For Huawei, currently the world's third largest smartphone producer by market...

The Mate 9 still is not perfect, but it improves on the Mate 8’s core strengths while fixing some of its issues. If you’re looking for a phone with a big screen, the Mate 9 is definitely worth consideration.

2017-01

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei Mate 9 review: The big-screen boss?

 

The Huawei Mate series did big-screen before big-screen was even fashionable. Now that it's an increasing norm, the Mate 9 finds itself the focus of greater attention than its predecessors - and for good reason. What might come as a surprise about the...

A well-built big-screen device, huge battery for longevity (around 16-hours of proper use), decent dual camera arrangement (with optical stabilisation), dual SIM and twin-app support

Pricier than previous Mate models, only has Full HD screen, Pro version (China only) is so much nicer, EMUI 5.0 is ultra-strict with app permissions and persistent in notifications

What might come as a surprise about the Mate 9 is just how much it's like the Mate 8 - and we were expecting bigger changes, the kinds of changes we've only got to witness in the Mate 9 Pro and special edition Porsche Design models.

2017-01

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 review

 

The best phone you probably shouldn't buy

Fancy design ; Great cameras ; Mammoth 256GB storage ; Loads of power

Insane price ; Not water resistant

A true rival for the best phones around. As long as you don’t look at the price.

2016-12

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Multi-shot:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2.2 / 22
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera aperture number:1.9 / 2.2
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:BSI CMOS
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p / 1080p,2160p / 2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Brand colour:Graphite Black / Moonlight Silver / Space Gray / Space Grey
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Gold / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1 / 70000:1
Display diagonal:14 / 15
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Type:AMOLED / IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:337 / 373 / 534
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, eAAC+ / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, WMA, eAAC+ / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,MP4,OGG,PCM,WAV / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,PCM,RA-Lossless,WAV,WMA,eAAC+ / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA,eAAC+
FM radio:Y
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, RM, RMVB, RV, VP8, WMV, WMV9, XVID / 3GP,ASF,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RM,RMVB,RV,VP8,WMV,WMV9,XVID / 3GP,ASF,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RM,RMVB,RV,WMV,WMV9,XVID / 3GP,ASF,MP4,RM,RMVB,WMV
Voice codecs:AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:DC-HSDPA, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, WCDMA / DC-HSDPA, HSPA+, UMTS, WCDMA / DC-HSDPA,HSDPA+,TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / DC-HSDPA,HSPA+,TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 BLE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Carrying case:Y
Headset included:Y / Yes
Protective case:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Mali-G71 MP8
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A73
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor Model:Kirin 960

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / Not supported
Internal RAM:4 / 6 / 64
Internal storage capacity:256 / 4 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256 / 64
RAM capacity:4 / 64
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.5 / 7.9
Height :152 / 156.9
Weight:169 / 190
Width:75 / 78.9