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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 really like the camera and battery. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the size and portability. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

design, performance, screen, battery, camera

portability, size

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: Matthew Miller (

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

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Andy Boxall (

Huawei Mate 9 review


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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: JC Torres (

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...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Stephen S. (

Huawei Mate 9 Review


For a certain group of smartphone users, bigger means better, and they're going to want the largest, most feature-packed handsets they can get – while still small enough to fit in their pockets. And though manufacturers have been eager to deliver...

Super-bright, large screen for the phone's size ; Ample storage, with easy expansion ; Kirin 960 offers some speedy performance ; EMUI 5.0 is quite well done and useful ; Long-lasting battery

We expected more from the dual-camera Leica system ; No waterproofing

The Huawei Mate 9 hits a lot of strong notes: it's fast, has tons of storage, and offers a really large screen for the size of the handset. And while we wish that the display was higher-res and a little better balanced, the fact that it's incredibly...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Chance Kinney (

Huawei Mate 9 Review


We've reviewed a whole lot of phones this year, but very quietly, one of our favorites has remained a device that came out early in the year. The Huawei Mate 8 wasn't perfect — Huawei's EMUI overlay had a lot of problems and the graphics performance...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: James Lu (

Huawei Mate 9 Review: A smartphone that gets better the more you use it?


How's this for a unique feature? The Huawei Mate 9 is the first smartphone with a unique machine-learning algorithm that studies your habits and actually increases its performance over time. The 5.9-inch phablet also has a dual rear camera setup...

Great battery life ; Huge 5.9-inch display ; Performance may get better over time?

Mediocre benchmark performance ; Camera struggles in low-light conditions ; Looks almost exactly the same as last year's Mate 8 ; Quite expensive for what you get

Ultimately, despite all of the technology Huawei has crammed into the Mate 9, its two best features are its huge display and excellent battery life. While that makes it perfect if you spend all of your time watching videos on your phone, for

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Herrmann (

Huawei Mate 9 review: the first choice, not the alternative


The Huawei Mate 9 is a strong device that can stand up to heavy use with its long-lasting battery. The most discerning and demanding customers will be drawn to its reliability and appealing design. We scrutinized all aspects of the Mate 9, and it...

High performance ; Long battery life ; Fast charging ; Better value than the competition ; Stereo sound in landscape mode ; Excellent reception

Not waterproof ; Very large ; Mediocre gaming performance ; Display not recommended for VR

If the Galaxy Note 7 was still on the market, Samsung would be facing significant competition. But since that device went up in flames, the Mate 9 stands alone without any major phablet competitor. The iPhone 7 Plus makes comparable promises, but it is...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (

Review: Huawei Mate 9


The Mate 9 is Huawei's flagship handset for 2016 and it's an impressive device. This over-sized Android smartphone comes in an attractive glass-and-metal form with top specs buried within. It shows that Huawei is taking the competition seriously. Here...

Huawei crafted an attractive and powerful smartphone in the Mate 9. It's a gorgeous piece of hardware that delivers excellent performance across the board. The Mate 9 stands tall amidst the top echelon of handsets.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Jon Mundy (

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 (

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

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera aperture number:2.2
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12


Brand colour:Moonlight Silver / Space Gray


Pixel density:373
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat


GPS: Yes
Position location: Yes


2G standards:GSM
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes


Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8