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Huawei Mate 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 451 reviews of Huawei Mate 9. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and battery are generally positive. The screen and size are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity.

performance, size, screen, battery, usability

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

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Huawei Mate 9 Review [International Edition]

 

The Huawei Mate 9 represents a real maturation of Huawei in a number of areas - most importantly in the company's dedication to a solid final product. What we've seen from Huawei in the past is a set of fairly good or really great components mixed with...

The Huawei Mate 9 is an interesting combination of elements, one that sees the company move from strong branding to entirely solid smartphones in the international market. SEE ALSO: Huawei Mate 9 Review from an alternate point of view We’re still...

Feb, 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

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.

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: (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: (techaeris.com)

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

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Design

Brand colour:Graphite Black / Moonlight Silver / Space Gray

Display

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

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

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

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Processor

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