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Huawei Mate 9 Porsche

Specifications

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche
Huawei Mate 9 Porsche (Mate Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel 534 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 256GB
Connections
1 Infrared, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, USB Type-C 1.0
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.5 x 152 x 75 ( = 0.3 x 5.98 x 2.95 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 20 MPix Dual 20 MP +12 MP, f/2.2, OIS, 2x zoom, Leica optics, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/1.9, 1080p
Weight
169 g ( = 5.96 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75.43% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 91%, features: - %, display: 89% mobility: 92%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche

Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Porsche Mate 9 isn’t a phone you should buy. It’s an extravagant piece of branded tech that doesn’t really do anything to justify its price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2017
80% Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Porsche Design Mate 9 is a great phone selling at an insane price. It's got a gorgeous design, sure, but is it really that much better than the alternatives at half the price or less? Not really.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design review
Source: Techradar English
When is a great screen, strong performance, a fine camera and a desirable design not enough in a smartphone? When it comes with a ludicrous price tag, like the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% Huawei Mate 9 & Porsche Design Mate 9 review
Source: Android Authority English
Should you buy either of them? If you’re after a smartphone that offers exceptional battery life, an intriguing dual camera and incredible performance, the Mate 9 delivers in spades. If money is no object and you want a smartphone that is unattainable to most customers, the Porsche Design Mate 9 is certainly worth considering.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 92% display: 88% mobility: 95% workmanship: 88%
Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9 Hands-On Review
Source: Gear Open English
The Porsche Design Mate 9 is a seriously impressive phone – but with a eye-watering retail price of 1350 Euros (around £1250/$1875), I suspect most of us will have to give this one a miss.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2016
Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Porsche Design Mate 9 is a seriously impressive phone - but with a eye-watering retail price of 1350 Euros (around £1250), I suspect most of us will have to give this one a miss.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2016
Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design preview: The mini Mate 9 with a big €1395 price tag
Source: Pocket Lint English
What can we say? Despite the bonkers price, the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design is a lovely looking phone. Well made and all powerful, it overshadows the standard Mate 9 to such an extent that now all we want is this limited edition version. Saying that, the Mate 9 name is kind of misleading. The Porsche Design's different screen size, body size, curved design front to back, plus repositioning of the fingerprint scanner make it a wholly different and wholly exciting phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2016
Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 Hands On: Huawei’s Best Phone You (Probably) Can’t Own
Source: Lowyat.net English
In any case, the regular variant of the Mate 9 will be on our shores this month, while the Porsche Design edition to come some time later. We’ll be working on the regular Mate 9’s full review for the coming week, but in the meantime, here are some more photos of the best Huawei smartphone ever made.
Positive: Beautiful design; excellent cameras; good hardware. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2016

Foreign Reviews

Edel-Smartphone für 1400 Euro
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2016
El Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design Cuesta 1.400 Euros ¿Por Qué?
Source: Descargar.mobi Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; good built quality; impressive design. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2016
90`% Análise: Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 90`% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Huawei MATE 9 Porsche Design as primeiras impressões de um equipamento de 1400€
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display; solid workmanship. Negative: Very expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2017
60% Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9: Smartphone Di Lusso Made In China
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
88% Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design: un Android esclusivo da 1395 euro | Recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 88%
Smartphone Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2017
Rating: performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
60% Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design : Un Smartphone De Luxe Made In China
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design : Notre Prise En Main Photo Et Vidéo !
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Impressive design; excellent display; powerful hardware. Negative: Unsupport dust avoiding; high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2016

Comment

Model: Like a Porsche amongst automobiles, the Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design is in a class of its own in the world of smartphones. This device is the product of the joint venture between the Chinese manufacturer and Porsche Design, the merchandizing branch of Porsche, which is already famous for things like spectacle frames and even perfumes. Just like a Porsche, it is top-notched both in aesthetics and substance. At first sight, the elements of Porsche Design strongly emanates from its form factor. Its exterior boasts a True Curve Design with graphite black brushed metal body as well as a black curved Gorilla-Glass front. It maintains a slim build at 7.5 mm and weighs 169 g. It also comes accessorized with a customized leather smart cover. On the display front, it is fitted with 5.5" curved AMOLED display with WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, its major difference compared to the Mate 9, which features a regular flat display with Full HD resolution. Sharpness and clarity on this screen are highly superior. It is more than capable of handling heavy media content on its rich display. What drives this smartphone is equally inspiring. It is powered by the Kirin 960 chipset with 6 GB of RAM. Both gaming and video experience are enriched by the Mate 9 Porsche Design’s stereo speakers. Storage available on this smartphone is a massive 256 GB internal flash-memory. In this case, the lack of a microSD slot is negligible.

For optics, it is fitted with the 2nd generation Leica dual camera with hybrid zoom. This dual lens system consists of a 12 MP RGB lens and a 20 MP monochrome lens. It is also integrated with a Pro mode, which allows users to fiddle with the settings such as ISO, shutter speed, and white balance. To a large extent, this configuration renders this smartphone an ideal replacement to a DSLR. Features on this device seem to be on constant overdrive, and its battery is no exception. The battery bundled with is a huge 4000 mAh model, which is able to last up to 2 days of use. It is coupled with super-fast charging capability, which is able to charge up to 58 percent in 30 minutes. The smart touch fingerprint sensor provides the device with maximum security. It also comes preloaded with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. Further accessories provided include Porsche Design Premium Stereo Headset, a USB-C cable and two charger-plugs (UK and EU). It is definitely a ridiculously pricey phone as it is after all a Huawei Mate 9 in high gear. It is therefore hard to identify any potential rival for a smartphone with these specs.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G71 MP8: Integrated ARM graphics adapter for smartphones and tablets found in the HiSilicon Kirin 960. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Kirin 960: ARM based octa-core SoC (4x Cortex-A73 + 4x Cortex-A53) and successor to the Kirin 955. Integrates a Mali G71 MP8 GPU and is manufactured in a 16-nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.169 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
75.43%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-11-14)