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Huawei Mate 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 585 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. Reviewers really like the usability and camera. The battery and performance also get good feedback, but 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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: James Peckham (techradar.com)

Huawei Mate 9 review

 

A nice kind of déjà-vu

Incredible battery life ; Powerful processor ; Solid build quality

Higher price than expected ; Emotion UI still strange ; Not as Daydream-ready as hoped

The Huawei Mate 9 is a phablet that's built to last, with an impressive camera, powerful processor and great battery life. It's just let down a little by a larger price tag than we've come to expect from the brand.

2017-05

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Huawei Mate 9 Phablet Review

 

Think big! You should have a look at Huawei's latest product if you like big high-end phablets. Besides the new Kirin 960 SoC, you get a dual-camera, modern Android 7.0 with the new EMUI 5.0 as well as a big battery. The highlight is a 5.9-inch IPS...

fast camera ; great camera with hybrid zoom ; fast storage ; compact and appealing design ; up to three years warranty ; LTE Cat. 11 ; wide frequency coverage ; great voice quality with noise suppression ; App cloning ; IR blaster ; dual-SIM ...

... but only as hybrid slot ; microSD-cards cannot be formatted as internal storage ; no App2SD ; clattering power adapter ; slow SD slot ; mediocre WiFi performance

Huawei's Mate 9 is a strict evolution of its high-end phablet. It is another step ahead in terms of features and performance, and it is still one of the biggest devices in this class, even though it now has a slightly smaller screen. Despite the size,...

2017-05

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: Jon Mundy (techradar.com)

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design review

 

A premium phone at a beyond premium price

Innovative camera ; Beautiful design ; Great QHD AMOLED display

Ridiculously expensive ; Emotion UI drags experience down ; Fingerprint sensor = fiddly home button

When is a great screen, strong performance, a fine camera and a desirable design not enough in a smartphone? When it comes with a ludicrous price tag, like the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design.

2016-12

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

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design preview: The mini Mate 9 with a big €1395 price tag

 

You had a double take, didn't you? No, this isn't a limited edition Samsung Galaxy S7 edge , it's the limited edition Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design. What can we say? Despite the bonkers price, the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design is a lovely looking phone....

2016-11

Expert review by: Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Huawei Mate 9 review

 

Huawei has come leaps and bounds in the UK market in recent years, bringing many of its smartphones to Blighty. Recently, the company took to the stage in Munich to show off the latest in the Huawei range, the Huawei Mate 9. We've spent some time with...

Huawei’s Mate 9 is, in our opinion, the best in the Huawei line-up, boasting an impressively large battery alongside powerful internals, an improved dual-camera setup and a sleek, gorgeous design. The benchmark results were some of the best we've seen,...

2017-10

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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: 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: Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

Huawei Mate 9 review: Meet the new best Android smartphone for business users (RIP, Note 7)

 

A couple of months ago I had the chance to take the Huawei Mate 9 for a spin and posted my first impressions . Since then, Huawei has issued a few software updates and yesterday revealed that the Mate 9 was making its US debut starting Friday, January...

High quality design, fit, and finish ; Long battery life ; Snappy and stable performance ; High quality photos and enjoyable camera software ; Excellent wireless reception ; Low price for a flagship

No water resistance

2017-01

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 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
Colour of product:Black / 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+
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,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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Carrying case:Y
Headset included:Y / Yes
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:7.0

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
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

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