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Huawei Mate 9 Review: Specifications, Features, Price

Huawei Mate 8 got quite popular last year especially due to its amazing battery life. Huawei fans have been desperately waiting for the new model to launch.

Huawei Mate 9 Design & Display

Huawei Mate 9 has an awesome design and display. It resembles the Apple’s Plus model devices. It is quite stylish with a complete metal exterior. Both the power key and volume rocker are made of metal and give a very nice feeling. It has integrated antenna bands and a beautiful USB port. The speakers are quite unique as they look like candy shaped openings. The other speakers are located at the top front of the phone which go well with its surroundings. You can see two small round holes at the top of the phone. One is for the 3.5mm headphone jack and the other one must be for a microphone or maybe some sort of a sensor. The card tray can be seen on the side of the phone.

At the back of the camera there is a huge candy shaped dual-lens camera sensor with Leica name adorned on it. On both sides of the camera there are two smaller lozenges. One of them appears to be a duel-LED Flash module while the other one looks like a hybrid autofocus module. Under the camera is the fingerprint scanner. Due to its sunken design you can easily feel the fingerprint scanner by just touching it.

Simon Dyer, UK smartphone reviewer at SwiftContractPhones. com is a huge fan of the Mate 9, he says: For me, the Huawei Mate 9 is now the best large screened Android phone on the market. Make no doubts about it Huawei put out awesome phones and they have even made leaps and bounds with their EMUI 5 which has really improved. A big buy rating from me.

The stunning display has a 77% screen to body ratio. There is only 3mm of edge on the sides which makes the display look gorgeous. It has a huge 5.9 inches IPS LCD with 1080p FHD resolution. The view is quite sharp with its 373ppi pixel density. The colors are bright and the viewing angles are quite good and wide.

The white purity has a little yellowish tint which is not a big deal as Huawei has included different color settings which can be chosen from the menu. You can also pick your own hue on a color wheel or just choose from the default, cold or warm color settings. In short the display is quite admirable with impressive image quality. Huawei Mate 9 is an excellent phone but it lacks some of the practical features that are being offered by its rivals; for example it is not waterproof.

Battery Life

It has a large 4000mAh non-removable battery. If you do not use much apps then the battery can last for a week even with one charge.


Huawei Mate 9 has an excellent picture quality due to its dual-sensor setup. One sensor is for the monochrome image data and the other one is for color. It can merge the two images together with its advanced image signal processor and the end result is a beautiful high quality image.


This is an extraordinary phone with great design and display. It offers outstanding battery life and its picture quality is quite sensational too.

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