Huawei Mate 9 User Reviews

Overall user rating

9.8

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Multimedia
9.8
Internet
9.8
Call quality
9.8
Battery
9.8
Reception
9.8
Display
9.2
Build quality
9.5
Text input
9.8
Everyday usage
10.0
UI speed
9.8
Camera
9.5
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madbmd posted on Mar 09, 2017, 7:18 AM
Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

9.0

The devil is in the details.

madbmd has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

A stunning screen with a crisp display and an impressive screen to body ratio, an outstanding dual camera, a stunning performances, a bottomless battery, one of the best (if not the best) fingerprint in the market, all that in a perfect body, easy to handle despite its 5.9”.
We could say that it is already good. Well, there is more!
An amazing software, easy to customize, malleable as desired to fit all your needs (themes, on or off App drawer, motion control gestures,). A unique set of features: alarm while phone turned off (quite simple but AMAZING!), protect the access to apps of your choice by fingerprint (seams naturel to have, but not for other manufacturers), App Twin (to have more than an active account for Facebook, WhatApp,…).
Well, the devil is in the details.

Build quality
9.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
9.0
Display
8.0
Battery
9.0

Pros

  • Dual Camera
  • Motion gestures with Fingerprint
  • UI easily customizable tha fit all your needs
  • Outstanding performences
  • Easy to handle despite the 5.9
  • Bottomless battery

Cons

  • No QHD Display

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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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Sesto_Sento posted on Jul 05, 2017, 9:03 AM
Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

10.0

One of the MOST AWESOME smartphone on Market

Sesto_Sento has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

The Best PHABLET on the Market right now !!! (For me at least)
Really big screen ( a MUST for me), really AWESOME battery life, really good cam, and really good design.
For more info, check each of the scores individually, to check my oppinion.

Build quality
10.0
Strog and durable feeling and sensation when you hold it
Reception
10.0
Even inside my flat, that with my previous HTC One M8, only had on average 1 or 2 bars of network, with my new mate 9 i allways have full network
Call quality
10.0
Even inside my flat, that with my previous HTC One M8, only had on average 1 or 2 bars of network, with my new mate 9 i allways have full network. Voices nice and clear, and very loud when you turn the speaker.
Internet
10.0
4G LTE going strong in Portugal. Can easily get around 300 mbps down and around 90/100 mbps up near antena. Even inside my flat, can easily get 180~200 mbps down and 60~80 mbps up in speedtest.net
Multimedia
10.0
Huge screen awesome for media comsuption, and really good sound (and LOUD) from the speakers make it one of the best devices for media comsuption i've ever used (tablets included)
Camera
10.0
This is my personnal oppinion. All the flagship phone camera's, have AWESOME camera quality, and this MATE 9 is on top level. Very good pics during daylight (with 12mp cam, or if you use both at same time (20mp collor photos) you can get even better results. The black and white cam is also very very good, and can take some pics that from time to time, can let you with your jaw dropped. Low Light photos are also quite good, especially if you use both cams at same time, and have a really good grip
UI speed
10.0
I came from an HTC ONE M8, with SENSE UI, that i believe it to be BY FAR one of the BEST UI on Android Phones. Sense is super fluid and fast, with no slowdowns whatsoever, so i was kind of expecting to be difficult to have same level of snappiness from my new Huawei. I have to say i was very impressed with Huawei EMUI 5. It's really light and snappy, and i've never had(EVER since i own it for 2,5 months) any slowdown until today. Really great job Huawei =)
Everyday usage
10.0
Simply awesome.
Text input
10.0
It came from factory with Swiftkey installed as main keyboard, and as for me, it is one of the best keyboard apps available, i've nothing to say. 10/10 experience
Display
9.0
Really good quality screen, with awesome Sunlight Legibility in my personnal opinion. It's 1080p only, so that can "be bad" for some people, but you get to have extra battery life, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING on a Smartphone for me.
Battery
10.0
AWESOME BATTERY LIFE. PERIOD !!! I get usually between 10 to 12 hours SOT everyday, and this with some "intense" usage from my side. wifi, 4g, bluetooth, location, gps and email syncing allways on. Plenty of web browsing, and lot's of gaming too. I've even let some days my son, play pokemon go non stop, and battery last around 6 hours playtime with screen brightness on max auto all the time walking around. My HTC ONE M8 would not last more than 3hours playing Pokemon GO...

Pros

  • Awesome Quality & Superb Construction
  • Really GREAT for media comsuption
  • ONE OF THE BEST battery life's you'll get on the market
  • Great Camera
  • Really Snappy

Cons

  • A little bit too costly (649€) (For me, NO PHONE, whatever it is, whatever it does, whatever specs, really something like, WHATEVER ANYTHING, is worth more than 600€

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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cross89 posted on Apr 20, 2017, 11:58 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Apr 20, 2017

10.0

mate 9..beast!!

cross89 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

This Phone is a beast, I have had them all! The feel is amazing, the display graphics are deep and clear. The system, oh my god, is so fast i was shocked!!! This phone super proceeds it self. The phone has all kinds of features. THIS PHONE IS HIGHLY UNDER ESTIMATED!!! I believe because of the name of company does not get it's full recognition!! The BATTERY LIFE!!! No comparison!!! I get 14 to 16 hours a day...i dont even carry my charger no more!!!! I am fully active on the phone two to three movies a day plus streaming facebook...THE PHONE GETS A FULL WORKOUT!!! Oh , DOES NOT SLOW DOWN!!!!! NOT TO MENTION YOU CAN HAVE TWO ACCOUNTS OF FACEBOOKS AND WHATSAPPP AND FEW MORE ON THE PHONE!!!

Build quality
9.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • BATTERY LIFE EXCELLENT
  • DISPLAY IS GREAT
  • TWO ACCOUNT FEATURES
  • UPDATES REGULARY
  • GREAT HEADPHONE SOUND
  • SYSTEM IS FAST
  • CAMERA IS EXCELLENT
  • PERFORMANCE IF GREAT
  • FINGER PRINT SENSOR IS GREAT

Cons

  • A LITTLE ON HEAVY SIDE
  • BETTER CASE BE GOOD

6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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farasuhaa posted on Sep 21, 2017, 11:32 PM

10.0

BEST COMPANION

farasuhaa has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

EVERYTHING WAS AWESOME until........ i accidentally dropped it into seawater. Rip. T___T

As review from a not so pro-phone person, i really love everything about its camera features. Front facing camera was the best cuz it is auto focus hence we selfie queens really loved it. Effortlessly captured panorama as it has image stabilization which is awesome.

I love watching online movies using mate 9 since the graphic itself was absolutely perfect as well as the audio. The brightness really helped me when i needed to watch it under the lights off and also its 'eye care' feature.

Never had problems with wifi. Perfectly detected and connected.

4Gb ram really helped when i needed to run many apps at once.

For its body, THE MOST SEXY phone i ever had! The metal shines every angle of mate 9. Dropped few times (with tpu case) and never had problem with cracked screen. Really strong i would say.

What else then?? EVERYTHING IS AWESOME. I recommend all of you to have mate 9!

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Not water resistance :(

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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