Huawei Mate for is both experimental and at the same time in some degree of premium. Setting a benchmark the previous smartphones, Huawei must to stick to that level and not lower it below. Therefore, each new device in the line Mate will be harder for the company – it should be the flagship with better specifications, but with a twist, chip.
In the case of Huawei Mate 9 it turned out that the main feature, the dual camera the company introduced earlier, but to add something for “nine” is still required. Added how exciting the machine and what are the prospects, discuss briefly in this first look.
The combination of metal and glass and smooth curves, Huawei Mate 9, you can see a signature, but, in my opinion, in smartphones in General, he can hardly guess. It’s not bad and not good, just a fact.
The frame is relatively slim and trim, padding at the top and bottom also tried to make not too large. It is evident that despite the enormous screen size, the engineers were trying not to “blow up” the device in size.
The build quality is very high, no complaints.
The smartphone is large and it would be surprising to expect other device with a screen diagonal of 5.9″. Naturally, because of the dimensions of the device is not suitable for everyone, but as I said above, in General, the body as compact as possible for such a large screen diagonal. There are no wasted spaces.
Smartphone on-screen control keys, a fingerprint scanner on the back as well as a mechanical power key and volume adjustment. There is a multipurpose tray under the SIM card or memory card format microSD.
3.5 mm Jack in place for charging and connecting to a PC using a USB Type-C.
In Huawei Mate 9 installed 5.9’ screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, and uses IPS-matrix. The display is excellent, with maximum viewing angles, good color reproduction, also have the color temperature setting.
The main question – why is FullHD? And, frankly, I have no answer. Indeed, according to the canons for the flagship with a screen size of almost 6″ I wanted to see a 2k screen, and the reasons for the choice of FHD resolution is unclear.
In Huawei Mate 9 there are two main types of displays, the display 12 and 20 MP. And if in P9 and P9 Plus company resorted to the algorithms Leica, Huawei Mate 9 also have Leica lenses. Have a laser focus, the other features you already know and I write this text, when the presentation has not started yet, but also I will soon.
To take pictures on Huawei Mate 9 I had literally 10 minutes and first impressions are very good. The camera is quick, with immediate focus (almost SGS7 EDGE), with a huge number of modes, settings and filters. For Huawei Mate 9 also stated to double the zoom (not digital). The quality of photos from a test sample you can assess below.
9 Huawei Mate is equipped with the latest chipset HiSilicon Kirin 960. This OCTA-core chip with four cores Cortex-A53 operate at a frequency of 1.8 GHz, four cores Artemis (Cortex-A73) – 2.4 GHz.
In the apparatus 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, and a combined slot for a microSD card (instead of the second SIM card).
About the firmware update interface will talk to a complete review of the smartphone, a cursory familiarity all over the place.
First impressions of the Huawei Mate 9 I have mixed. However, I definitely can say that this smartphone aroused my interest, but with several caveats.
First, it is unclear why they refused the 2k screen. Yes, to see the pixels is difficult, and overall quality FullHD the matrix of the device removes the problem. But some users will have to pick it up again and again, no matter how it is justified from a practical point of view (I mean using 2k).
Secondly, I think the price of Huawei Mate 9 will be very high. Yes, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was removed from production and the device is now available, which frees the niche and gives scope for other manufacturers. But to use the failure of the Koreans will be able to unless Apple and other brands are not so strong in this segment.
Huawei Mate 9 is intriguing for its photo capabilities, and I hope that the smartphone will indeed be the most powerful in the line of Huawei as part of photos and just one of the best in the world in this category because seen the company’s efforts in this direction. Let’s see what happens.