5 reasons why Huawei Mate 9 is the best phablet in the market

mate-9-camera5 reasons why Huawei Mate 9 is the best phablet in the market

Year 2016 has been a fruitful year in the mobile industry and phablet devices has become the most popular category among smartphones.

Huawei has introduced two flagship phablets to the market this year and undoubtedly Huawei Mate 9 is the masterpiece that managed to catch major consumers especially phablet lovers.

The Mate 9 has successfully established itself as the direct competitor to both the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the iPhone 7 Plus. Many are already aware of how well the latter two performed, and here we shall unveil why the Mate 9 is considered as the best phablet in the market right now.

Large display in a compact body

Everyone loves BIG SCREEN! Although we like large display but it’s not necessarily have to be bulky, right? Huawei Mate 9 offers a enormous 5.9 inch screen yet it has a decent body size comparable to the likes of iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S7 edge.


Presumably the Mate 9 should be way larger than iPhone 7 Plus considering it is equipped with a larger display compared to the latter. However, we are surprised to found out that when both devices were placed side by side, the 5.5 inch iPhone 7 Plus is actually similar sized to the Mate 9.

Mate 9 is able to achieve this advantage with its superbly high screen-to-body ratio at 77.5%! Huawei has cleverly squeezed its body dimensions into a compact design which can accommodate its gorgeous sizable screen.

On top of that, the Mate 9 also boasts an exquisite slim body depth of just 7.9mm, along with its body weight of 190g rendered it into a elegantly well-built device.

Top notch hardware that offers excellent performance

As usual, Huawei adopts its homemade Kirin processor on its flagship smartphones, and the Mate 9 is not excluded from this tradition.


Huawei Mate 9 is equipped with Hi-Silicon Kirin 960 chipset which features four A73 cores and four A53 cores architecture design. It has improved a massive 18 percent in terms of performance when compared to Kirin 950 chipset. Bundled with a Mali G71 GPU that increased a further 180% from its predecessor in terms of performance along with the Vulkan API makes the Mate 9 now a must have Gaming monster!

Its 4GB LPDDR4 RAM with dominant frequency increased by 40% compared to its previous generation. The new UFS 2.1 internal storage also boosted 100% of its storage speed from its predecessor.

On a daily basis, using the Mate 9 for multitasking is a breeze. Not only that, playing games on the Mate 9 is such an enjoyment with its given smooth gameplay experience.


Dual Leica Cameras gives amazing photoshooting experience

When choosing a new smartphone, major consumers will consider its camera performance for the priority feature. Huawei has collaborated with Leica to produce a Leica co-engineered Dual cameras setup.


Both the color and monochrome sensors that make up the main camera are 20MP Sony sensors, coupled with f/2.2-aperture, 27mm focal-length-equivalent lenses. One of the image sensor adopts a RGB sensor, while the other is monochrome, capturing a grayscale image without any intervening color filter array. The front camera uses a 8MP shooter which can shoot great looking selfie shots. The Mate 9 supports both JPEG and RAW image capture as well as 4k 30fps and 1080p video.

Recently, DXOMark has given a 85 high score for the Mate 9 which is ranked among the top in camera performance for mobile devices.

It features overall excellent image quality in a wide variety of conditions. Image lovers will appreciate its preservation of fine details, and its generally accurate white balance. Those looking to capture action scenes will appreciate its accurate autofocus.

Here are some photo samples captured by Huawei Mate 9 (Image Credit: DXOMark.com):

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DXOMark — For the most part, the Mate 9 does an impressive job of capturing outdoor scenes. In many cases, the two-sensor combination produced levels of detail you’d expect to find on a camera with a larger sensor. Images taken outdoors in good light have accurate exposure and excellent detail. In poor light, the Mate 9 is prone to slight underexposure and loss of detail in shadow areas compared to top-rated phones.

The Mate 9’s second sensor is ideal for helping it capture low-light scenes with low noise. That makes it an excellent choice for capturing the moment when shooting indoors and flash isn’t practical. There are some tradeoffs, though, as reliance on the monochrome sensor in low light can detract from the quality of color rendering.


EMUI 5.0 + Android Nougat OS = Lagfree Experience

Software for smartphone plays a major role nowadays. Even if the device offers strong hardware but doesn’t come with good operating system, it would still ended in disaster.

Huawei’s latest EMUI 5.0 built on the Mate 9 offers user a whole new experience with numerous changes from basic to complexity. Huawei uses its own technical advantages to solve Android’s unresponsive issue starting from the basic perspective of hardware support to Android’s system optimization.

Huawei Mate 9 runs on the latest Android Nougat OS. The EMUI 5.0 retained the native Android features with multi-window, quick app switching and Google Now on tap. This gives the Mate 9 the convenience to reach your favourite Google functions while still can enjoy the multiple features provided by EMUI 5.0.


Outstanding Battery performance with superb Battery Life and incredibly fast charging speed


Inherited the strong reputation built up from the Mate 8, the 4,000 mAh capacity battery on the Mate 9 is destined to become the true successor as the long-lasting monster!

For moderate usage, the Mate 9 can easily last for two days for a full charge. Heavy users can also sustained a full day of intense use.

For those who need extra battery juice on the go, the Mate 9’s “SuperCharge” technology onboard gives 5A fast charging which is now 50% much faster than the Mate 8. Being said, the battery will be the last thing you need to worry about.

Huawei Mate 9 is no doubt one of the best of its class in the mobile market now. For those who are interested, you can head over to Vmall Malaysia today and learn more about it.