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Huawei Mate 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 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 feedback, whereas views are divided on the price.

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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (

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,...

Expert review by: Matt Humrick (

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 (

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.

Jan, 2017

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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 (

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 (

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

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Huawei Mate 9: Launch gallery and hands-on


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

Nov, 2016

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


If you were thinking about whether you should get the Huawei Mate 9 or not, stop thinking and get it.

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

Huawei brings their flagship device, the Huawei Mate 9 over to the US with the phone's beautiful all metal design, gorgeous 1080p display, the camera capturing sharp looking photos, and up to two days battery life.

Feb, 2017

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

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:Graphite Black / Moonlight Silver / Space Gray


Pixel density:373 / 534
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat


E-mail: Yes


GPS: Yes
Position location: Yes


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

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes


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