Huawei Mate 9 Review
The Huawei Mate 9 is not just any other phone in the market as the smartphone manufacturer pu5 in work to make the final product masterpiece. Although not the best in the tech market, the smartphone packs on it some pretty impressive features that may incline you to reconsider it especially as an option in selecting your new smartphone.
The Mate 9 coming in to replace and succeed the earlier launched Mate 8 in 2015 could not have hit the market at a better time seeing as Samsung was indeed battling with the Note 7 fiasco. The Huawei Mate 8 came into the market with a huge battery capacity which blew virtually every other smartphone off the chart with the smartphone’s battery lasting days on a single charge.
The Mate 9 looks, however, to be living up to the expectations created by its brother, the Mate 8 as the smartphone comes packing a crisp display along with the sensitivity of the nature of its design. The design sets the smartphone apart probably,y because it spots the stylistic clues taken from Taiwanese OEM, HTC and Apple’s footpath. The phablet comes in close resemblance to an Apple product as it sports an all-metal yet superior design.
The rear panel on the smartphone comes with the aluminum shield with a tiny assortment of the power key and the volume rockers, all metallic layered in a stylish way to give an ultimate clicky feeling experience to users.
The base of the smartphone comes featuring the USB Type-C port with the speaker grilles set on the side portion of the basal region. The top panel, however, features second speaker grille with the 3.5mm jack port sitting chiefly along with the sensor or microphone on the top panel of the device.
The back panel houses a Leica-branded dual-camera sensor with a dual LED flash module for lighting in low-light conditions. The rear camera appears to be a hybrid autofocus module and beneath it lies the added security feature which allows for fingerprint scanning.
On the front panel, the smartphone boasts of an impressive IPS LCD on its 5.9-inch screen with 1080FHD resolution. The purity of the images displayed on the smartphone is top notch although the default screen setting gives a rather slightly yellowish tint to the display. The smartphone company worked harder on this one to improve on the earlier version in term of the display.
Under the hood of the stylishly built device comes the firm’s own HiSilicon Kirin processor which runs on the smartphone. The Huawei Mate 9 runs on the high-end in-house Kirin 960 processor which boasts of some impressive runnings and performance including its rivalry with Samsung, Apple, and Qualcomm’s chipsets.
The processor is. However, a 64-bit Octa-core chip using the 6-nanometre FinFET semiconductor architecture which means four ARM Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. The processors are clocked at a speed of 2.4GHz and 1.8Ghz respectively and also pack under the hood 4GB of dual channeled RAM which suggests that the smartphone company is not kidding around on this one.
For graphics, the Huawei Mate 9 Pack the Mali-G71 MP8 graphics processing unit which is clocked at a speed of 900MHz translate to an over 170 percent performance improvement when compared to the T880 GPU.
Along with these features comes the support for Nano SIM and microSD card with an onboard storage of 64GB. Other connectivity options include support for 4G, Wi-Fi and other connectivity protocols including the Wi-Fi 802.11 dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, GPS, WiFi Hotspot, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 LE and Type-C USB all powered up by the 4,000mAh battery which is sadly non-removable.