Huawei mate 9
When Huawei unveiled the P9 as the company’s first smartphone to have a dual camera setup coengineered by Leica, we all knew that it wouldn’t be the last. True enough, months after came another flagship in the form of the Huawei Mate 9. Introduced early in what Huawei dubbed as the “Year of the Dual Cam,” the Huawei Mate 9 proved itself to be on top of the line.
A looker at all angles, the Huawei Mate 9 comes in a unimetal body which exposes a premium look. It has a 5.9-inch Full HD display with rich, life-like graphics that made watching videos and playing games a visually delightful experience. Its bulky body houses a powerful Kirin 960 chipset, the main reason behind the Mate 9’s fast and lag-free performance, complemented by 4GB of RAM plus 64GB of expandable internal storage. The phone is also the first to carry an Android 7.0 EMUI 5.0 out of the box, which made it equipped with a cleaner and more user-friendly interface.
Going to its main selling point, the Mate 9 carries a second generation Leica dual camera with 12-megapixel F2.2 RGB sensor plus a 20-megapixel F2.2 monochrome sensor, which captures photos with clear details and just the right amount of sharpness and saturation. It has the same professional camera mode as the P9 and a wideaperture effect capable in mimicking the performance of a 54mm DSLR lens with 4-in-1 Hybrid Autofocus. It also produces photos with bokeh that appears more natural than that of the P9. Its other camera modes include monochrome, beauty, HDR night shot, light painting, timelapse, slow-mo, panorama, good food, and audio note. It also allowed us to save photos in RAW format. The device is also capable of 4K recording.
On its front is an 8-megapixel camera that has a perfect selfie mode, allowing us to edit our selfies with its settings like smooth, whiten, enlarge eyes, brighten eyes, and thinner eyes.
We were disappointed with the battery life of the P9, which only lasted for three hours when used mainly as a camera. Huawei addressed this issue by providing the Mate 9 a large 4000mah battery that lasted for more than a day and a half with moderate to heavy use, and up to two days with light usage. We were also able to maximize our testing time with the Mate 9 because we don’t have to wait for too long to have its tank full again – less than an hour, to be specific. Equipped with fast charging, the Huawei Mate 9 was able to equate a 30-minute plug time to 67 percent of battery life.
The Huawei Mate 9 is undoubtedly one of the most powerful devices we’ve tested yet. It’s arrival in the market is yet another proof that Huawei knows very well how to set the standards in the industry.
CONCLUSION The Mate 9 is undoubtedly one of the most powerful devices we’ve tested. It’s arrival in the market is proof that Huawei knows how to set the standards.
On the back of the Huawei Mate 9 are its dual camera setup and fingerprint sensor.