Huawei Mate 9

Huawei Mate 9
85

Engadget Review

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.

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Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on the Huawei Mate 9
Consider it for the long battery life and brisk performance.
Engadget
EngadgetDecember 24, 2016

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Only supports GSM carriers
  • Mediocre camera quality in low light
  • Polarizing skin will turn off Android purists
Huawei

Mate

Engadget

85

Critics

10 reviews

83

AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE

Users

1 review

90

AVERAGE USER SCORE
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Key Specs

TYPE
Smartphone
OPERATING SYSTEM
Android
SCREEN SIZE
5.922
INTERNAL MEMORY
641
CAMERA
Yes

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