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Huawei Mate 9

Huawei Mate 9

from  $399.99+
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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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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
  • 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

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.922
Internal memory
641
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Smartphone
Android
5.922
641
Yes

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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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