Huawei Mate 9 Review

Huawei Mate 9 Review

Huawei is back in market after the huge success of Huawei P9, this time they are back with their flagship device “Mate 9”. Huawei Mate 9 is attracting customers by giving them a new feature of dual camera and engaging everyone with its stylish design. The Huawei Mate 9 has normal price range according to its features and specifications. Price of Huawei Mate 9 in Pakistan is PKR.69,900/-. Let’s look at the Huawei Mate 9 Review in detail to see how much does it worth.

As Huawei Mate 9 is flagship device so it is obvious that it has extra ordinary features which we will explain in detail one by one. Huawei Mate 9 has big 5.9 inches IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with latest android version 7.0(nougat). It supports full 1080 x 1920 pixels with very efficient multi-touch support.

It is LTE supported smart phone while the system is mechanized with 1.8 GHz Octa-Core Processor furthermore it has 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM. The most prominent feature of Huawei Mate 9 is dual camera compatibility, it has 20MP and 12MP lens for its back camera and 8MP lens for its front camera. It will easily engage the camera lovers because of dual camera feature. Fingerprint Scanner is also present at the back body for security purpose while the big battery of 4000 mAh is fixed inside the back cover.

Huawei Mate9 Unboxing:

Huawei Mate 9 is packed in simple and elegant dark brown mix black color box further we can easily recognize from its box that it is flagship device. The box has two apartments in which one has back body cover and screen protectors while the other one has super charger, headphones and data cable.

Price and Specifications of Huawei Mate 9:

LAUNCHReleased December,2016
Availability Available
BODYDimensions 156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight 190 g
SIM SlotSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYType IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.9 inches (~77.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Multi-touch Yes
NETWORKNetwork Support GSM/3G/LTE
2G Bands 900/1800
3G Bands 2100
4G Bands 1800
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
PLATFORMOs Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Hisilicon Kirin 960
CPU Octa-core, 2.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-G71 MP8
MEMORYCard Slot microSD, up to 256 GB
internal 64 GB, 4 GB
CAMERAPrimary Dual 20 MP +12 MP,  OIS, 2x zoom, Leica optics,  phase detection &  laser autofocus
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection,  panorama, HDR
Video [email protected]
Secondary 8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p
COMMSWLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi  Direct,  hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
RadioNO
USBv2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connecto
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
PRICEPKR.69,900/-
OTHERSColorsSpace Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown, Ceramic White, Black

Pros :

  • Dual Back Camera (20MP and 12MP)
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.0
  • Big Screen
  • 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM
  • Stylish Device
  • LED notification light

Cons :

  • No Radio
  • Pricey Device

Display of Huawei Mate 9:

Huawei Mate 9 has 5.9 inches big IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with the supportive resolutions of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It has 16M colors with 373 ppi (pixel density) further the screen is layered with 2.5D glass.

The brightness, color and sharpness is top-notch furthermore maximum brightness is excellent and in sunlight Mate 9 does a wonderful job here also. It has Mali-G71 MP8 as its graphic processing unit (GPU) that works for graphics mainly. It increases energy efficiency by 150% more than other graphics unit.

Design of Huawei Mate 9:

Huawei Mate 9 is a big device with almost 6 inches and its dimensions are 156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm and weight is little bit heavy because it contains big battery so it makes no issue, weight is 190 grams. The device has very stylish and decent design and for big screen lovers mate 9 is perfect choice.

Huawei Mate 9 has big 6 inches front screen while the front borders has simple white display. At top it is equipped with front camera, sensor and LED notification light. At down side only name of Huawei is displayed while the function keys are enabled inside the screen. A shiny silver bezel layer has covered the whole screen from every corner.

After front side now come to its edges in which right edge has volume keys and power button while left one has SIM jacket. In SIM jacket you can either insert SIM or memory card in Slot 2 but you cannot have both SIM and memory card together. At top edge we have 3.5mm audio jack and mic while below edge has type-c connector and dual speakers.

The most important features of Huawei Mate 9 which are Dual Camera and Fingerprint Scanner both are present at its back body. At top we have lens of 20MP and 12MP while at its left it has dual LED flash light furthermore below to camera lens we have fingerprint scanner. Rest of the body is totally simple metal body.

Memory for Huawei Mate 9:

Huawei Mate 9 has awesome memory features because it has 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM which is the best option. Internal memory of 64GB can work totally fine without even memory card but if you are applications and games freak then maybe you need of it. RAM is totally worth for multitasking and fast performance moreover we have tested mate 9 in multi-tasking and it has worked super-fast.

Camera within Huawei Mate 9:

Huawei Mate 9 has latest feature in camera category because it is carried with dual lens for back camera and another lens for front camera. Back camera has 20MP and 12MP lens while front camera has 8MP lens, so this is perfect and brilliant lens combination for camera lovers. With all these specs some more new features have been introduced in camera section, let’s have a look at them one by one.

Rear Camera of Huawei Mate 9:

 This time Huawei has collaborated with Leica to set up the dual lens for back camera in which 20MP lens is monochrome sensor and 12MP has RGB quality with f/2.2 lens. Back camera can make videos in [email protected] which is ultra HD. The main modes for back camera are monochrome, beauty, HDR, panorama, night shot, light painting, time-lapse, slow motion, watermark, audio note, document scan and many others.

The high-resolution 20MP lens provides us the detailed and fine quality picture while 12MP lens better work in color details because it is RGB. The main interface of back camera is loaded with features, at top it has option of flash light, wide aperture, colors choice and camera switch option. Down side has all professional settings such as ISO, Auto focus, manual focus, aperture and all. Briefly I can say Huawei Mate 9 has mini DSLR camera in it because it has all professional camera options. It has light painting mode which includes for sub-modes such as car light trails, light graffiti, silky water and star track.

Let’s discuss the camera result and from its lens we can say in mate 9 it’s all about Leica look. Huawei Mate 9 has best camera results so far as compare to all other giant devices. It takes very detailed pictures with no noise, textures are clearly visible, dynamic range is also very good. Brightness and intake of images are top-notch and sharpness is very well-managed. Mate 9 does an impressive job in low-lighting setting and also give us details up to some extent.

Front Camera of Huawei Mate 9:

The front camera has 8MP lens f/1.9 shooter with auto focus and with accessible flash light. It has perfect results in day light, balanced brightness, enchanting colors, detailed selfies and good dynamic range.

Beauty Camera beautify yourself little bit too much as compare to real camera so if you want to change yourself then it is best mode for you.

Network / Connectivity of Huawei Mate 9:

Huawei Mate 9 is 4G/3G/2G supportive device further it supports all the bandwidths of networks in Pakistan. It has full-fledged Wi-Fi support all standards a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, with Wi-Fi direct and hotspot support.

Bluetooth version is 4.2 and it doesn’t have Radio in it further it has type-C USB connector which also supports fast charging. Mate 9 is dual SIM compatible device in which one SIM supports LTE/3G network and SIM 2 will work as 2G.

Battery Performance of Huawei Mate 9:

Huawei Mate 9 has one of the best battery power among all of its competitors because it has powerful 4000 mAh Li-Po battery. The battery is present inside the fixed back cover of mate 9 and if we talk about its battery timing then it has worked better than IPhone 7 and Samsung S7 edge.

Mate 9 has larger screen as compare to normal devices so it will consume little bit more battery but we have tested it in full brightness and games and we are extremely amazed that it has worked brilliantly. Excessive use of 4G/3G with full brightness can drain the battery quickly.

Interface of Huawei Mate 9:

Huawei Mate 9 has latest and very improved android version 7.0 (nougat) while mate 9 is using EMUI interface of version 5.0. EMUI has improved a lot with some minor changes in it. Color accuracy of the screen is top-notch moreover the brightness is very well-balanced. Brightness can be automatically adjust in sunlight as well as in night scene. Icons and backgrounds have clear visibility and colors are very well used.

The lock screen has amazing wallpapers which changes automatically after every few minutes. Time and date is displayed at the bottom side while top side has battery and SIM status. The main screen has Google search bar which is present in center side while at top date and time widgets are displayed. Applications are arranged in the form of rows and columns. The visibility of icons and backgrounds are up to the mark and color of icons are also clear and looking perfect on the screen.

It doesn’t have application menu separately because it has slider bar menu, you just have to slide it and see the applications and further it doesn’t have any search bar. Some bloat ware applications are already installed on it such as Game loft, WPS office, Booking.com, True caller etc. Different themes are available to change the home screen, lock screen and main menu.

Processor of Huawei Mate 9:

Huawei Mate 9 has super-fast processor because it has 2.4 GHZ Octa-core processor with Hisilicon Kirin 960 chipset. This chipset boost the performance of Mate 9 30% more than previous devices of Huawei.

Mate 9 is also carried with 4GB RAM so 4GB RAM and octa-core processor will work efficiently in every category. No delays and hanging issues are seen while testing the device.

 Conclusion for Huawei Mate 9:

Huawei Mate 9 is the master of all devices as compare to its other competitors like IPhone and Samsung. It can easily compete any other heavy featured device because it has Dual Camera lens, big battery, perfect RAM and many other features in good price range. Huawei mate 9 is perfect for those users who like to have big screen device with big features.

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