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Huawei Mate 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 537 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 really like the camera and screen. The battery and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity.

size, performance, battery, screen, 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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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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,...

May, 2017

DT Recommended Product

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...

Oct, 2017

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.

Jan, 2017

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

Jan, 2017

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

Dec, 2016

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.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: JC Torres (slashgear.com)

Huawei Mate 9 Review

 

The smartphone market, especially in the US, is at a turning point in history. Olympus has fallen and the towering Titans are stumbling. This has left the land open for explorers and conquerors or to put it less poetically, other smartphone players are...

Great performance from Kirin 960 processor ; Impressive camera with a very functional 2x zoom ; Solid, quality all-metal unibody build

Could probably do with a higher res display at its size (Pro version) ; Proprietary fast charging tech means no third party accessories

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Huawei Mate 9: Launch gallery and hands-on

 

Images and impressions from Huawei's launch event in Munich last week.

Nov, 2016

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...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Kyle Funk (techaeris.com)

Huawei Mate 9 review: The closest phone to a Note7 replacement

 

Huawei had previous success with the Nexus 6P, but are focused on getting more devices into the US. What better way to do it than by launching the Mate 9 flagship?

The build quality and design are nice and with a curved back, it adds grip to the device so you don't drop it. The display is great even with it being 1080p. The sound and camera quality are good.

Max volume had some crackling noise and music doesn't sound the same. A few times the camera would have colors look as if they're faded.

If you were thinking about whether you should get the Huawei Mate 9 or not, stop thinking and get it. It’s running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, so you don’t have to wait for any updates, 64GB of internal storage is plenty for some even if you...

Feb, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000
Battery performance:4000

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Multi-shot:Y / Yes
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 / Yes
Sensor Type:BSI CMOS
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p / 1080p,2160p / 2160p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Design

Brand color:Graphite Black / Moonlight Silver / Space Gray
Color 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:5.5 / 5.9
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Type:AMOLED / IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:337 / 373 / 534
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Messaging

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

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 compression format: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
Video formats supported: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
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
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,HSDPA+,TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / DC-HSDPA,HSPA+,TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / DC-HSDPA,HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA / HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard: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 / Yes
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 bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Carrying case: Yes
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Mali-G71 MP8
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
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 / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor:Kirin 960
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 / 6 / 64
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.295 / 0.311
Height:5.98 / 6.18
Weight:5.96 / 6.7
Width:2.95 / 3.11
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