The Huawei Mate 9 Philippines Is Here To Solve Your Problems

Now available in the Philippines, the Huawei Mate 9 

Huawei Mate 9 Philippine price and details click here.

If you’re like most Americans, you probably don’t know the name Huawei, and you’ve never heard of smartphones called the Mate 7 or 8 much less the Mate 9

But this is more than just another super phone out of China, it’s a device meant to solve three of the biggest problems facing smart phones today.

Here with a quick look at the Huawei Mate 9.

Bad battery life, slow software performance, and poor camera quality.

Those are the three main problems Huawei set out to solve with the Mate 9.

I’ll report on whether it succeeds in my full review, for now I’ll just tell you how the phone tries to solve them.


First up, battery life.

The Mate 9 packs a 4,000 milliamp hour power pack, that’s about 30% larger than most of the Android smart phones I’ve reviewed this year.

Plus, the display here is a modest full HD resolution.

Now that means it’s not as sharp as some of its super high end competitors, but it also means that there are fewer pixels for the processor to drive.

While I still would have preferred an ammo led panel over the LCD here, this screen is more than serviceable.

And if it does allow for increased endurance, then I’m all for it.

There’s also a new fast charging protocol here called Huawei Supercharge, with the inbox adapter the company claims you can get from zero to 58 percent in a little over half an hour.

And in the shadow of Samsung’s Note 7 recall, Huawei was sure to tell me several times how safe and cool the charging system is.

Next on the check list, slow performance.

Every Android phone is pretty quick out of the box these days, but over time performance erosion sets in.

The phones slowing down as app junk piles up and weighs down the system.

Huawei’s mantra with the Mate 9 is “born fast, remain fast,” which I like despite its clunkiness.

At the heart of the phone is the all new Kirin 960 system on a chip, which includes a bunch of speed improvements, but Huawei puts a lot more emphasis on software.

The Mate Nine uses machine learning algorithms to essentially figure out how you use your phone over time, and then it uses that information to optimize the performance of your favorite apps.

There’s also stuff like GPU acceleration and memory compression that Huawei says it does differently than stock Android.

It even uses a different file system all together, which explains why the company has stuck with its own user interface.

With EMUI5, Huawei thinks it can deliver a better software experience than Google can, especially in terms of keeping the phone speedy as it ages.

Now only time will tell when it comes to that, but all I can say today is that the new interface looks pretty nice and gives you the typical Huawei customizations.

Knock on the glass for a screenshot, use the fingerprint scanner as a track pad.

Put custom buttons in your nav bar.

My favorite, you get to keep the traditional Android app drawer if you want.

And yes, I want.

Finally, there’s the camera, which has been completely reworked since the last Mate.

We’ve now got a recommended two camera system featuring a 12 mega pixel color sensor and a 20 megapixel monochrome shooter.

The spec sheet says the color camera is optically stabilized, but there’s a lot of questions I still have on that and also where the second camera factors in is alien to me, I didn’t get to use the Huawei P9, so this is uncharted territory for Mr. Mobile.

And a little worried about the F2.2 aperture, it’s not the largest around, so image quality in low light is an open question.

On the other hand there’s plenty of toys to play with in the view finder here, so we’ll just have to see how this performs out in the real world.

The rest of my impressions span the spectrum.

Nice surprises like an IR transmitter, and old favorites like a headphone jack, and “meh” moments, like boring bottom firing speakers.

And as for how it feels, it feels like a Mate Eight, or a Mate Seven, or a smoother Nexxus 6P.

In other words, it’s a big yet thin aluminum phone.

Huawei isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel here.

Now available in the Philippines, the Huawei Mate 9 

Huawei Mate 9 Philippine price and details click here.

Huawei Mate 9 Philippines


“After the successful launch of the Mate 8 in the Philippine market, we are pleased to finally bring the highly anticipated Mate 9 to all Huawei fans in the country,” stated Huawei Mobile Philippines Marketing Director Mark De Joya. “Mate 9 not only delivers professional smartphone photography quality, but enhances the entire smartphone experience with high-grade processor and long-lasting battery fit for today’s fast-paced and always on-the-go lifestyle of the new breed of entrepreneurs and businessmen.” – See more at:

Huawei Mate 9 Philippines Review


Official Product Video from Huawei


Here are the SPECS:

Huawei Mate 9
CPU HUAWEI Kirin 960, Octa-core CPU (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) + i6 co-processor, Mali-G71 MP8
OS Android 7.0
Memory MHA-L29:
Micro SD card slot, support up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Micro SD card slot, support up to 256GB
Display 5.9″ FHD Display
1080p (1920 x 1080), 373ppi
16.7M colors, Color saturation(NTSC) 96%
High contrast 1500:1 (typical
Camera Main camera
20MP Monochrome+12MP RGB, F2.2
OIS (Optical image stabilization)
Dual-tone flash
PDAF+CAF+Laser+Depth auto focus
2x Hybrid zoom
4K video recordingFront camera
8MP AF, F1.9
Dimensions (H x W x D) 156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9mm
Weight 190g

Source: Huawei


Now available in the Philippines, the Huawei Mate 9 

Huawei Mate 9 Philippine price and details click here.

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