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 overall experience smoother. But this handset’s most appealing features are actually its stellar battery life and spacious 5.9-inch display. Unfortunately, though, despite the company’s continued collaboration with Leica, the Mate 9’s camera still struggles in low light. That said, if it ends up costing the same as it does in Europe, the Mate 9 will be cheaper than its rivals, making it a good value for its performance.
- 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
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (1)
- 83AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsCNET80Huawei Mate 9 review: Miss your Note 7? This is thIt 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.Android Authority90Huawei Mate 9 & Porsche Design Mate 9 reviewThe Mate 9 brings a familiar design with more powerful internals, a clever dual camera and a revamped software experience. The result is an excellent big-screen Android smartphone that is easily Huawei's best ever.Pocket-Lint80Huawei Mate 9 review: The big-screen bossWith that price gap now closing, the Porsche Design model casting a shadow of sorts, and few points of distinction to really set the Mate 9 apart, Huawei is largely banking on Samsung's explosive exit from this market to succeed.TechRadar80Huawei Mate 9 reviewThe 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.GSM Arena90Huawei Mate 9 reviewIt'll keep you company all day and well into the night ... it'll be with you in both vividly colorful moments and thought-provoking black-and-white dilemmas, and it'll look good while doing all of it. Okay, hold it, the Mate 9 is still nothing but a smartphone - it's just a very good one.Android Central90Huawei Mate 9 review: The best big Android phoneHuawei has finally come of age — the Chinese company's enormous new flagship phone is a huge leap ahead in software terms — backed up by top-notch hardware and epic longevity.phoneArena80Huawei Mate 9 ReviewUltimately, you're going to choose the Mate 9 because you want a big-screen smartphone above all else, and this phone offers that without making too many other sacrifices. It's not necessarily the best phablet around, but it's certainly one of the more compelling options you'll find.Digital Trends80HUAWEI MATE 9 REVIEWHuawei’s Mate 9 is an incredible big-screen behemoth that’ll make you forget all about the Note 7.TrustedReviews80Huawei Mate 9 reviewFantastic battery life and Huawei’s best software to date make for an enticing phablet, but there remains areas where it can do better – and that might hamper its overall appeal.Stuff80Huawei Mate 9 reviewA slight lack of design flair, fairly high price and the usual Huawei software quirks keep it off full marks, but if you want a phone that’ll keep you entertained on long journeys this mini cinema of a mobile is worth a very close look.
- 90AVERAGE USER SCORE1 ReviewsEngadget Reader90June 23, 2017Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget