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Huawei Mate 9 Pro (2016) review

Android OS v7.0 (Nougat)
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Mali-G71 MP8
6 GB / 128 GB
5.5 inches (1440 x 2560 px)
12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

Huawei announced the launch of the Mate 9 Pro smartphone in 2016. The manufacturer is offering the Huawei Mate 9 Pro phone with 5.5 inches display, HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.

The Huawei Mate 9 Pro comes with Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box, and a Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5.5 inches phone comes with AMOLED display (1440 x 2560 px). The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

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Huawei Mate 9 Pro specifications

BrandHuawei
NameMate 9 Pro
ModelMATE9PRO
Release date2016

Body

The weight of Huawei Mate 9 Pro is about 5.96 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Huawei phone are average (5.98 x 2.95 x 0.3 inches).

Weight5.96 oz
Dimensions5.98 x 2.95 x 0.3 inches
Colorschampagne, rose-gold, silver
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Huawei Mate 9 Pro comes with Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v7.0 (Nougat)
SoCHiSilicon Kirin 960
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2.4 GHz Cortex-A73, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-G71 MP8

Display

The size of Mate 9 Pro screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.5 inches AMOLED display of Huawei Mate 9 Pro with 1440 x 2560 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size5.5 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Huawei Mate 9 Pro (6 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (128 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM6 GB
Internal storage128 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Mate 9 Pro is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of Mate 9 Pro has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

Selfie camera8 MP
Main camera12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The Huawei Mate 9 Pro supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Mate 9 Pro comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Mate 9 Pro phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of Mate 9 Pro isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The Mate 9 Pro phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Huawei phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of Huawei Mate 9 Pro phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone supports fast charging technology, which comes in handy when you need quick juice on your device.

Sensorsaccelerometer, barometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, Fast charging, EMUI 5.0
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Huawei Mate 9 Pro, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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