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Huawei Mate 9


The Huawei Mate 9 was released in December of 2016 running Android 7.0 Nougat. Beneath its 5.9 inch IPS LCD display lies the HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, featuring an octa-core processor clocked up to 2.4 GHz, paired with the Mali-G71MP8 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Powering the device is a 4000mAh battery. Huawei included a dual rear camera setup, 20MP and 12MP, with Leica optics, Phase Detection & Laser Autofocus, and Dual-Tone flash. The Mate 9 has an 8MP front-facing camera. The phone offers 64GB of internal storage and up to 256GB extra either via the dedicated microSD card slot or the second SIM slot depending on the variant. The Mate 9 also packs fingerprint recognition, USB Type-C, and a variant also features dual SIM support.


Compact size for a large phone
Porsche Design Mate 9 has a great display
Excellent performance
Feature-rich hardware
Dual camera can take stunning photos
Battery lasts for days
EMUI 5 is a polished interface


Low-light camera could be better
Porsche Design Mate 9 is expensive
EMUI 5 still has a few quirks
"Only" a Full HD screen on regular Mate 9

  • Screen Size
    5.9 in (15.0 cm)
  • Pixel Density
    373 ppi
  • Display Screen Technology
    LCD (IPS)
  • Chipset
    HiSilicon Kirin 960
  • CPU
    ARM Cortex-A73
  • Number of CPU Cores
    8 CPU cores (Octa Core)
  • System Memory (RAM)
    4096 MB (4.0 GB)
  • Internal Storage Capacity
    64 GB
  • Operating System
    Android 7.0 Nougat
  • User Interface (UI) / Skin Overlay
    Huawei Emotion UI
  • Operating System (Current)
    Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Camera Resolution
    20 MP
  • Battery Capacity
    4000 mAh
Current Android Version: Android 7.0 Nougat
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