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Huawei Mate 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 272 reviews of Huawei Mate 9. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and screen. The camera and design also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the connectivity.

performance, design, camera, screen, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Mate 9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: Sine Pat (

good but might consider another brand


the camera give me a nice shot. great for selfie but sometimes it look exaggerated as it too light. fast, long battery and have saving mode which it over 24hrs. the screen is large enough to enjoy movie via phone. bought online with optus, 24 months...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Tim (

Great phone and great battery life


I changed from Samsung to Huawei and the process was easy. I find it to be an easy user friendly phone, one of the best details is the battery life. The camera is top quality, it processes well and it has been quite durable. I would definitely...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Neha (

Excellent colours


The best thing I like is colours and screen. Colours are bright without being over-saturated, and deeper shades, such as reds, blues and greens, are lovely and rich. Since it's an AMOLED panel, blacks are inky and it makes for a superb media...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: ausreviews (

Amazing Phone Great Price


For the price, this truly is an amazing flagship level phone. Looks, hardware and software are all amazing. Highly recommend for buyers who find samsung and apple too expensive, but still want the same premium features. PROS: -back LEICA camera is very...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Jason (

Love this phone, 4,000mAh battery is a nice bonus!!


This phone is really nice, it has 4,000mAh battery which would last whole day or two (if you're an light user). The phone is quite big at 5.9inch but nothing to complain about and the performance wise is very fast on this one. The camera and video is...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Ethan (

Great phone


Ar first I was skeptical about the screen size coming from a Galaxy S4. Still too big when I am at the gym but everywhere else the screen size pays off. Had the phone for over 6 month now. Some lag has started but nothing serious. Phone is set on 2...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Susanna (

This is perfect


I bought it for my boy friends. Coz before he use Huawei mate 8. And when I saw it have a new one I bought for him. And he said it's better than mate 8. I was very happy because I did a good choice and also we are happy too.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: cheryanne (

Love this phone


First phone I have not rooted within the first week. Fantastic battery life and easy to optimise. Coming from a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 the audio volume is so much greater. As usual I used Nova Launcher over the default launcher. I've had one update but...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: tj (

Much improved since software updates + great customer service


OK I wrote the review on terrible Bluetooth connectivity 6 months ago when the phone first came out. Since then Huawei has implemented a number of software upgrades so I have been able to connect to U-Connect in the car, UE Boom, Plantronics headset,...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Margiemarchie (



I never used to like Huawei Phone because i never heard anything great about it until i met HUAWEI mate 9... Previously i was a samsung galaxy user and my last phone was samsung s6...was a great phone!! but i found it Huawei even way much more better!!...

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:4000

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Image stabilizer:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2.2 / 22
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera aperture number:1.9 / 2.2
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Sensor Type:BSI CMOS
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p / 1080p,2160p / 2160p
Zoom capability:Y


Brand colour:Graphite Black / Moonlight Silver / Space Gray
Colour of product:Black / Gold / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar


Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1 / 70000:1
Display diagonal:14 / 15
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Type:AMOLED / IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:337 / 373 / 534
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, eAAC+ / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, WMA, eAAC+ / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,PCM,RA-Lossless,WAV,WMA,eAAC+
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, RM, RMVB, RV, VP8, WMV, WMV9, XVID / 3GP,ASF,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RM,RMVB,RV,VP8,WMV,WMV9,XVID


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 BLE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Carrying case:Y
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y


Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Mali-G71 MP8
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes


64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A73
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor Model:Kirin 960


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / Not supported
Internal RAM:4 / 6 / 64
Internal storage capacity:256 / 4 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256 / 64
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.5 / 7.9
Height :152 / 156.9
Weight:169 / 190
Width:75 / 78.9