Huawei Mate 9 review: Is this phone still worth it?


We’ve seen Huawei launch the brand new P10 and P10 Plus in Malaysia — two very capable smartphones with pretty much the best the company has to offer including their latest processor, latest camera system and a brand new look.

But, these two phones come in 5.1” and 5.5” form factors. But what if you want something bigger? Is the Mate 9 still worth your time?

On paper, Huawei’s Mate 9 is no slouch. It’s also got the best processor Huawei makes mated to a generous amount of memory and base storage. What’s more, it’s got a big battery and a fancy build.

Looking at its camera, the device is lacking a little when compared to the P10 Plus — and even the P10, according to DxOMark — but that doesn’t mean the camera isn’t capable.

The biggest reason for getting this smartphone over the new P10 duo is the fact that it comes with a large display — and a really nice one at that too.

So I guess the short answer to my question earlier is yes, the Mate 9 is still a very capable smartphone that you probably won’t regret buying today. But, it isn’t without its flaws.