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Huawei Mate 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 reviews of Huawei Mate 9. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the camera and battery. The screen and design also get good opinions.

performance, design, screen, battery, camera

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 97/100 = 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.

Apr, 2017

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.

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.

Jan, 2017

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.

Dec, 2016

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.

Nov, 2016

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.

Feb, 2017

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.

Dec, 2016

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...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Huawei Mate 9 review

 

The bigger the better?

Great screen-to-size ratio ; Gadget-packed camera ; Seriously powerful CPU and GPU

Not as striking as some rivals ; Battery spec is better than real battery stamina ; AAA price

A geek-pleaser Android phone with serious power and huge screen, in a surprisingly manageable body

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei Mate 9 review: A poor Note 7 replacement

 

It's fast and has a fantastic screen, but poor battery life means the Mate 9 just doesn't measure up as the next Note 7 replacement

Right now, the Mate 9 simply doesn't do enough to make it a worthy Note 7 replacement, and I'd advise opting for one of its cheaper 5.5in rivals instead. The Moto Z Play or OnePlus 3 both surpass the Mate 9 in several key areas and cost significantly...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Huawei Mate 9 Review: In Depth

 

Huawei Mate 9 Review: Huawei's latest Mate phone is a mighty 5.9-inch mobile packing a Kirin 960 processor and a fresh new dual-lens Leica camera.

Great software ; Premium finish ; Excellent battery life

Expensive

The Huawei Mate 9 isn’t quite the essential purchase that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was (before the whole burny screamy saga), but it is a very good super-sized handset.

Nov, 2016

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
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,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

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,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
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
Personalization: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 / 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