Review of Huawei Mate 9. Thorough explanation of the pros and cons of its functions and specifications/performances

Created date: 09/30/2018, 14:07:26, Updated date: 10/01/2019, 11:11:01

In-depth review of Huawei Mate 9's features

We compiled an in-depth review of Huawei Mate 9's battery, camera, CPU specs, etc. We also covered Huawei Mate 9's grip, portability, and screen quality.

Huawei Mate 9's features, performance, reviews

Huawei Mate 9's camera specs

Huawei Mate 9 has a 20 MP main camera, which can take very high-resolution photos and videos. While you might feel a little dissatisfied when you need better resolution for landscape photography or want to print high-definition photographs, you will be satisfied most of the time.

Also, Huawei Mate 9 has an 8 MP front camera, which is an average figure for a smartphone camera. It is good enough for taking selfies, but you may be a little dissatisfied when you need to take a group photo or print your photos.

Huawei Mate 9's battery performance

The battery performance of the Huawei Mate 9 is 4000mAh, and which is an unusually large capacity.Compared to other smartphones, the Huawei Mate 9 has an unusually long battery life. At this amount you will be sufficiently pleased with the battery life. Even if you watch movies for a long time or play games, you will not have much trouble with the battery.

Huawei Mate 9's size

The Huawei Mate 9 has a width of 31.1 in (78.9 mm), a length of 61.8 in (156.9 mm), and a thickness of 3.1 in (7.9 mm).At this size it would feel a bit difficult to operate with one hand.In addition, the weight of the Huawei Mate 9 is about 6.7 oz (190 g).You can feel some weight when holding it in one hand. You might feel tired if you operate it for a long time.

Assessing the overall ease of holding the Huawei Mate 9, it has some difficulties but if you use it based on its strengths and weaknesses it will not cause many issues.

Huawei Mate 9's screen

Huawei Mate 9 has a 5.9 inch display.It is fairly large and has a good presence. Photos, videos, and games will really enjoy this screen estate. It is also suited for productivity use such as creating a business document.

Huawei Mate 9 has a fairly high-quality screen, so you will be satisfied with it most of the time. However, note that it may not be good enough for enjoying 4K and other high-resolution content.

Huawei Mate 9's CPU specs

With the 2.4GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore) for processing power, the Huawei Mate 9 has extremely high performance and will operate smoothly without stress, whichever app you use. Among all smartphones released to date, it is one with top class performance. It is also suitable for heavier 3D games, and quite smooth play will be possible.

With 4GB of RAM, the Huawei Mate 9 has a sufficient amount. Very occasional cases of insufficient RAM do occur, but with this sort of amount of RAM, it will rarely be the cause of feeling any stress.

Evaluating the overall speed of operation of the Huawei Mate 9, it is a smartphone in the high-end category and can almost always be used without stress. However, if you want smooth and comfortable usage in heavy apps like 3D games, caution is necessary.

Huawei Mate 9's storage size

The data storage capacity of the Huawei Mate 9 is 64GB, and while it is enough for taking photos, it might feel insufficient for those who often shoot videos or who install many games.

The Huawei Mate 9 is compatible with SD cards, so it is possible to increase the capacity easily. Therefore, you probably do not need to be concerned with the storage capacity.

Huawei Mate 9's general rating

The Huawei Mate 9 is a high-performance smartphone when viewed comprehensively. It works for everyday use with hardly any inconvenience.

Advantages and disadvantages of Huawei Mate 9

Advantages of Huawei Mate 9

  • The display is very large, so it is perfect for watching videos or playing games.
  • The screen looks good.
  • It has a long battery life, so it is suited for watching videos or playing games for an extended period of time.
  • It has a high-grade CPU, so you can play 3D games without encountering stuttering.
  • It has a relatively high-grade rear camera, and it is good enough for normal use.

Disadvantages of Huawei Mate 9

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Comparing the specifications of Huawei Mate 9 against similar products.

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.body size

Huawei Mate 9

49.1-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):31.1 in (78.9 mm) x 61.8 in (156.9 mm) x 3.1 in (7.9 mm)

HUAWEI Mate S

54.8Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.5 in (75 mm) x 59.1 in (150 mm) x 2.8 in (7.2 mm)

HUAWEI P9 lite PREMIUM

57.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.7 in (73 mm) x 57.9 in (147 mm) x 3.0 in (7.5 mm)

HUAWEI Mate 10 lite

52.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.9 in (76 mm) x 61.8 in (157 mm) x 3.0 in (7.5 mm)

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

53.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.5 in (75 mm) x 61.0 in (155 mm) x 3.1 in (7.9 mm)

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro 703HW

53.6Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.3 in (74.5 mm) x 60.7 in (154.2 mm) x 3.1 in (7.9 mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.body weight

Huawei Mate 9

54.4-Weight:6.7 oz (190 g)

HUAWEI Mate S

68.0Weight:5.5 oz (156 g)

HUAWEI P9 lite PREMIUM

71.5Weight:5.2 oz (147 g)

HUAWEI Mate 10 lite

64.8Weight:5.8 oz (164 g)

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

59.2Weight:6.3 oz (178 g)

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro 703HW

59.2Weight:6.3 oz (178 g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.screen size

Huawei Mate 9

88.4-Display size:5.9 inch

HUAWEI Mate S

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

HUAWEI P9 lite PREMIUM

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

HUAWEI Mate 10 lite

88.4Display size:5.9 inch

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

90.0Display size:6 inch

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro 703HW

90.0Display size:6 inch

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.RAM capacity

Huawei Mate 9

70.0-RAM size:4GB

HUAWEI Mate S

60.0RAM size:3GB

HUAWEI P9 lite PREMIUM

60.0RAM size:3GB

HUAWEI Mate 10 lite

70.0RAM size:4GB

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

90.0RAM size:6GB

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro 703HW

90.0RAM size:6GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.storage size

Huawei Mate 9

67.0-Storage size:64GB

HUAWEI Mate S

90.0Storage size:128GB

HUAWEI P9 lite PREMIUM

50.0Storage size:16GB

HUAWEI Mate 10 lite

67.0Storage size:64GB

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

90.0Storage size:128GB

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro 703HW

90.0Storage size:128GB

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.battery

Huawei Mate 9

80.0-Battery capacity:4000mAh

HUAWEI Mate S

60.5Battery capacity:2700mAh

HUAWEI P9 lite PREMIUM

65.0Battery capacity:3000mAh

HUAWEI Mate 10 lite

70.1Battery capacity:3340mAh

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

80.0Battery capacity:4000mAh

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro 703HW

80.0Battery capacity:4000mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.rear-camera resolution

Huawei Mate 9

78.2-Rear-camera resolution:20 MP

HUAWEI Mate S

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

HUAWEI P9 lite PREMIUM

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

HUAWEI Mate 10 lite

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro 703HW

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.front-camera resolution

Huawei Mate 9

58.3-Front-camera resolution:8 MP

HUAWEI Mate S

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

HUAWEI P9 lite PREMIUM

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

HUAWEI Mate 10 lite

71.2Front-camera resolution:13 MP

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro 703HW

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.grip

Huawei Mate 9

51.8-Color:Agate red,topaz blue,space gray,moonlight silver,champagne gold,mocha brown,ceramic white,black,obsidian black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):31.1 in (78.9 mm) x 61.8 in (156.9 mm) x 3.1 in (7.9 mm), Weight:6.7 oz (190 g)

HUAWEI Mate S

61.4Color:Luxurious Gold/Titanium Gray/Mystic Champagne, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.5 in (75 mm) x 59.1 in (150 mm) x 2.8 in (7.2 mm), Weight:5.5 oz (156 g)

HUAWEI P9 lite PREMIUM

64.3Color:Gold/White/Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.7 in (73 mm) x 57.9 in (147 mm) x 3.0 in (7.5 mm), Weight:5.2 oz (147 g)

HUAWEI Mate 10 lite

58.4Color:Graphite black-111|Aurora Blue-3D5E86, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.9 in (76 mm) x 61.8 in (157 mm) x 3.0 in (7.5 mm), Weight:5.8 oz (164 g)

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

56.1Color:Titanium gray-555|Midnight blue-3E6F99, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.5 in (75 mm) x 61.0 in (155 mm) x 3.1 in (7.9 mm), Weight:6.3 oz (178 g)

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro 703HW

56.4Color:Midnight blue,titanium gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.3 in (74.5 mm) x 60.7 in (154.2 mm) x 3.1 in (7.9 mm), Weight:6.3 oz (178 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.screen cleanliness

Huawei Mate 9

78.7-Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:373ppi

HUAWEI Mate S

85.0Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400ppi

HUAWEI P9 lite PREMIUM

85.5Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

HUAWEI Mate 10 lite

85.1Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:409ppi

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

84.9Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:402ppi

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro 703HW

84.9Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:402ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.performance

Huawei Mate 9

88.3-OS:Android, Chipset:HiSilicon Kirin 960, CPU specs:2.4GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

HUAWEI Mate S

75.9OS:Android, Chipset:Hisilicon Kirin935, CPU specs:2.2GHz+1.5GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

HUAWEI P9 lite PREMIUM

61.6OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952, CPU specs:1.2GHz+1.5GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

HUAWEI Mate 10 lite

88.0OS:Android, Chipset:HUAWEI Kirin659, CPU specs:2.36GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

90.6OS:Android, Chipset:HUAWEI Kirin970, CPU specs:2.36GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro 703HW

90.6OS:Android, Chipset:HUAWEI Kirin 970, CPU specs:2.36GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Huawei Mate 9's specs

Huawei Mate 9
ImageHuawei Mate 9
MakerHuawei
Release date12, 2016
Coloragate red,topaz blue,space gray,moonlight silver,champagne gold,mocha brown,ceramic white,black,obsidian black
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)31.1 in (78.9 mm) x 61.8 in (156.9 mm) x 3.1 in (7.9 mm)
Weight6.7 oz (190 g)
Display size5.9 inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 1920
Pixel density373ppi
Battery capacity4000mAh
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 960
CPU specs2.4GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB
Storage size64GB
Rear-camera resolution20 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP

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