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Huawei Mate 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Huawei Mate 9. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and battery. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the size, while some have doubts about the portability.

performance, design, screen, battery, camera

portability

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: 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: 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.

Dec, 2016

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

Huawei Mate 9 preview: The big-screen boss - Pocket-lint

 

The big phone market is in something of a spin: Samsung has crashed out with the Note 7, leaving Apple and Google to cruise along with the respective iPhone

Overall the Huawei Mate 9 is a big, bold and enticing prospect. It's a phone that houses a huge battery for longevity, while progressing the lineage with amped-up power and a dual camera experience too.

Nov, 2016

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: 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

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design

 

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 limited edition Android phone : Huawei proudly introduces the Mate 9 Porsche Design. The Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design is a limited edition smartphone combining Porsche Design's signature brand aesthetic with Huawei's mobile...

The second generation dual lens camera co-engineered with Leica has a world-leading 20 megapixel monochrome camera and 12 megapixel color camera. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 smartphone delivers premium photography and videography to match users’...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Huawei Mate 9 Android smartphone

 

Huawei proudly presents the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 : At an exclusive global press event, Huawei Mobile unveiled two of the most anticipated devices of the year - the Huawei Mate 9 and the exclusive Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9. Building on...

With the introduction of EMUI 5.0, the Huawei Mate 9 reimagines the native Android operating system using Linux to improve the experience, aesthetics and functionality. With EMUI 5.0, the Huawei Mate 9 becomes more intelligent and efficient over time...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Adam Shepherd , Rene Millman (itpro.co.uk)

Huawei Mate 9: First look

 

The Mate 9 will supposedly be the first phone to feature Amazon's Alexa AI

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000

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
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera aperture number:2.2
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Sensor Type:BSI CMOS
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p / 2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Brand colour:Moonlight Silver / Space Gray
Colour of product:Grey / Silver
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

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

Ergonomics

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported: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

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): 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 / UMTS, WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 BLE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB Type-C
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port: Yes

Processor

Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor Cores:4
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)
Internal RAM:4 / 64
Internal storage capacity:4 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9
Height :156.9
Weight:190
Width:78.9