The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not worth your tears. The Huawei Mate 9 could, however, make you feel special and you will miss it after using it as the device is a big-screen device with all the magical specs. The producer, Huawei, is following the well-established plan of launching a “mainstream” pocketable flagship Huawei Mate 9 in the spring and releasing the phablet in the fall time. Here is the review:
Specifications of Huawei Mate 9
The China-based smartphone maker remains relevant throughout the year by launching amazing devices in 2016. The Huawei Mate 9, which is available on several online retailing sites, comes around 7 months after the P9. Yes, the Mate 9 is not the only big-screen smartphone launched in 2016 but it is surely the safest.
We do not want what happened to several people with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to happen to you as well. Also, the Korean-smartphone maker will take some time before releasing its S8 as it does not want to repeat the same mistake it did with the Galaxy Note 7. If you are one of those people who are wondering which smartphone to buy this Christmas, there is the 5.9-inch Mate 9 that is the follow-up to the well-received and loved Mate 8, which came out last year. The Mate 9 has a big screen, the latest version of the superb Leica camera and a strong processor. Buyers loved the P9 and guess what, Mate 9 is even better in specs.
It has the same width as the LG V20, which is just 3mm wider and 2mm longer than the Google Pixel XL. LG V20 has the 5.7-inch screen as well. Also, the Mate 9 looks almost identical to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Was Huawei trying to emulate some specs from iPhone 7 Plus? We are not certain but it looks like that.
Key Features and Demerits
The smartphone sits quite comfortably in the user’s hands. The user will have to stretch their thumb from one side to the other side of the screen to use the phone properly but it is a simple task. The smartphone has an ideal screen size, neither too small nor too large. In addition to this, the Mate 9 has on-screen menu keys, which comes handy at times. The phone has a sleek metallic body and smooth sides but a little edge as well to keep the phone from slipping from your hand.
Here are some key features:
– 4GB RAM, 190 grams
– Premium aluminum unibody
– An i6 co-processor, Octa-core CPU, octa-core Mali-G71 GPU
– Huawei EMUI 5.0 overlay and Android 7.0 Nougat
– Dual camera – 12MP color sensors/20MP monochrome
– 8MP autofocus selfie camera
– 64GB of built-in storage (expansion up to 256 GB)
– Fingerprint reader
– 4,000mAh battery with fast charging (22.5W charger)
There are a few shortcomings with the smartphone as well, including not water or dust resistance, no FM radio and non-removable battery. The smartphone’s FullHD display resolution is not flagship-grade and is not for virtual reality use. For a phone that is 5.9-inch large, this is a huge shortcoming.