Huawei Mate 9 64GB

Positive Reviews
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  • Excellent processing power
  • Awesome battery life
  • Solid build quality
  • Attractively large screen


  • EMUI can be annoying
  • Camera has poor low light performances

Bottom Line

The Huawei Mate 9 has powerful processing capabilities that competes with the top brands, but the low light performance of the camera is lacking and the software isn’t for everyone.

The Huawei Mate 9 has received positive reviews for its octa-core Kirin 960 processor and 4GB of RAM, its phenomenal battery life thanks to the 4,000 mAh battery, its decent design and build quality and its attractively large screen. However, some thought that screen resolution could be higher and others found the camera slightly unreliable, particularly in lower light environments. The EMUI software also received mixed reviews. The Huawei Mate 9 smartphone delivers a stellar performance thanks to its octa-core Kirin 960 processor and 4GBs of RAM, but the EMUI may not be for everyone.

  • Weight: 0.42 lbs
  • Processor: Hisilicon Kirin 960
  • Display Size: 5.9-inch
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Battery Life: 24 hours

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 84
    Cnet January 17, 2017

    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.

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  • 80
    TechRadar May 31, 2017

    The Huawei Mate 9 is a phablet that's built to last, with an impressive camera, powerful processor and great battery life. It's just let down a little by a larger price tag than we've come to expect from the brand.

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  • 80
    TrustedReviews February 10, 2017

    The Huawei Mate 9 is an unashamedly big phone, and that’s becoming an increasingly rare thing since the demise of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

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  • 80
    DigitalTrends January 13, 2017

    Although it wasn’t the only big-screen smartphone released in 2016, the Galaxy Note 7 will be the device everyone remembers, and not for the right reasons. Samsung’s next big thing turned out to be a big disaster, and what was almost the Android phone everyone could heartily recommend, became the Android phone we told people to run screaming from.

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Operating System Google Android 7.0 Nougat
Weight 0.42 lbs
Battery Life 24 hours
Connectivity Wi-Fi | Bluetooth | GPS | NFC | GSM | CDMA | HSPA | EVDO | LTE | v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Internal Storage 64GB
Removable Memory microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Display Size 5.9-inch
Display Resolution 1080 x 1920
Display Type IPS
Display Technology LCD capacitive touchscreen
Front Camera 8 MP
Rear Camera 20 MP
Graphics Mali-G71 MP8
Additional Features Dual 20 MP +12 MP camera, microSD card reader, Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Dimension (LxWxH) 6.18 x 3.11 x 0.31
Warranty US warranty

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