Huawei Mate 9 Review

By | 16th July 2017
Huawei Mate 9 Review

Huawei set out to solve some common smartphone problems when it built the Mate 9: bad battery life, slow software, and underwhelming photos (among others). And aside from being a behemoth of a smartphone, the Huawei Mate 9 does a really good job of solving most of those issues. But now that the Mate 9 is officially on sale in the US, the biggest problem might be convincing Americans that it’s worth buying. This is the Huawei Mate 9 review from MrMobile.



MrMobile’s Huawei Mate 9 Review was produced following three weeks with a production retail Huawei Mate 9 and several months with a preproduction Huawei Mate 9 review device. The units were tested on T-Mobile US in Greater Boston and paired with a variety of wearables, including the Moto 360 v2.


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Additional information and context for MrMobile’s Huawei Mate 9 review were provided by a visit to Huawei’s corporate campus in Shenzhen and a Kirin 960 briefing in Shanghai, for which Huawei provided travel and lodging expenses.

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20 thoughts on “Huawei Mate 9 Review

  1. High Velocity

    I just purchased the mate 9. I also have an iphone 7 plus and a galaxy s7edge. This is hands down the fastest phone I have! The camera is just as good as the former two and the battery life is superior. It took lots of research for me to come across this device and I do not regret it one bit.

  2. Khotta Bogard

    i have it, i hate it, great internals, horrible LCD, bad resolution for the size, the camera sucks ass, the front facing camera feels like it's from a 200$ mid range phone, IT SUCKS IN MID LIGHT.
    other than that, the rest is great, but since you will be looking at your phone all the time, the pale cold uncolorful LCD is a deal breaker.

  3. Allison Pinkston

    I have been using a Huawei Honor 5X for about a year and I have really enjoyed it. The interface is a little weird and it has become laggy over time but it does everything I need it to and It is a very durable phone, I have dropped this thing countless times and it survived all but the last fall. I have liked my phone so much that I am sticking with Huawei and ordering the Mate 9 next.

  4. Apex Gaming

    I use an Honor 5x. I like it a lot but a hate the EMUI it's so horrendous. And while it's outdated and kinda slow, what do you expect from a $200 phone?

  5. Еремей Кудрявцев

    I have become devoted to Huawei devices not for nothing. Even though the software is not perfect, it sure is way better than other options, and the amount of cool features and options it has is astonishing. At least, this is true for the European-oriented version of EMUI. Relatively low price, high specs, Leica cameras and the freedom of Android makes one hell of an offer. I love my Huawei P9 Plus, as well as my previous Mate 7, and I probably will buy Mate 9.

  6. JOSE

    i got to try it in the store and was amazed with its blazing fast animations. faster than the s8

  7. Roby robert

    I got my Mate 7 from the moment it got released in Romania (Europe) and I loved it! Screan/body ratio was amazing, and the phone is amazing. I love it. Used iPhone in the past, but wanted something "different" and a bigger screen. Even now a days, despite a better camera, I have no complains for it, it runs v smoothly, multimedia, gaming etc.

  8. Ryan Moore

    honestly the mate 9 is the best phone I've ever had. it runs smooth, and it's dummy fast. great phone

  9. MuffinDuffelBag _

    I don't even care about the Mate 9, I just like watching your reviews

  10. William Magann

    I don't see a review of the Moto g 5 plus. How about it? I need another phone to be used as backup. Worthy?

  11. Kamadev888

    Amazing how apple sells its inferior phones for twice the price of Androids which are twice as good and feature-rich for half the price.

  12. Gheorghita Melinte

    look, it's far from a real review. the battery is very good and cpu/gpu are top notch. combined with a very decent 6" screen it's a very convenient alternative to samsung and apple. the UI flies and if you don't like their skin you can put a launcher. the only part where you can't customize is notification tray and recent apps but they're as close to stock as any other OEM skin. i won't be changing it any time soon.


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