Updated 8 Jun 2017

Huawei

Mate 9

Snapshot: The Huawei Mate 9 is an Android phone with a 20 megapixel camera and a 1080x1920 screen. How does it rate?

Mate 9
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$855

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Test results

Overall score
70
Calling
?/10
Reception
?/10
TXTing
?/10
Camera quality
?/10
Battery life
?/10

Good points

  • Very good for texting.
  • OK for calling.
  • OK camera.
  • Has a memory card slot.
  • Battery life is very good.

But

  • Reception is only just OK.
  • Heavy.
  • Bulky.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Functionality (20%) is based on reception, battery life, connections, memory and sound quality.
Ergonomics (20%) includes ease of use, portability, durability and display quality.
Calling (10%)
Texting (5%)
Camera quality (20%) including video quality
Music player (10%)
Internet and email (10%)
GPS navigation (5%)

Price is based on a September 2018 online survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$855

Specifications

Operating system
Android 7
Size
Large
Dimensions W x L x H (mm)
80 x 156 x 9
Weight (g)
191
Screen resolution (pixels)
1080 x 1920
Screen size (inches)
5.9

More test results (/10)

Ergonomics
7.4
Internet and email
8.3
Handset capabilities
7.1
Music player
8.4
Video quality
4.6
Synchronisation
6.6
GPS Navigation
6.4

Camera

Camera resolution (MP)
20
Built-in flash
Yes

Features

Memory card slot
Yes
Dual SIM
Yes
4G compatible
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
GPS receiver
Yes
Compass
Yes
FM radio
No