Huawei Mate 9 vs Mate 9 Pro vs Mate 9 Porsche Design
Huawei has officially announced 3 new Smartphones; Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro and Mate 9 Porsche Design. The standard version of the Mate 9 comes with the larger screen compared to other 2 models. We will tell you everything about all three models.
Huawei Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, and Mate 9 Porsche Design Tech Specs, Price, and Release Date
Huawei Mate 9 : 5.9-inch, 1080 X 1920 Pixels IPS Display, 373ppi.
Huawei Mate 9 Pro and Mate 9 Porsche : 5.5-inch, 1440 X 2560 Pixels, 534ppi, curved display.
RAM and Storage
Huawei Mate 9 : The standard version of Huawei Mate 9 is available in 3 versions; 4GB RAM+32GB ROM, 4GB RAM+64GB ROM, and 6GB RAM+128GB ROM. Users can expand the storage with MicroSD card that supports up to 256GB.
Huawei Mate 9 Pro : The Pro version of Mate 9 is available with 4GB RAM+64GB ROM and 6GB RAM+128GB ROM. 32GB ROM model is not available. The storage of this model can also be expanded with Micro SD (up to 256GB).
Huawei Mate 9 Porsche : It can be purchased with 6GB RAM+256GB Storage only. There is not another version of this model, and this version doesn’t have any option to expand its storage. Well, 256GB should be more than enough for a mobile device.
System and Graphic Processor (CPU and GPU)
All three models of Huawei Mate 9 feature Kirin 960 CPU that is an Octa-core processor (4 x 2.4 GHz A73 + 4 x 1.8 GHz A53). These models also feature i6 co-processor. As far as GPU is concerned, they all are powered by Mali-G71 MP8 GPU.
There isn’t any difference in camera specs among all three models. They all feature dual-rear camera tuned by Leica. Among those 2 cameras, one of them is a 20-megapixel monochrome camera that captures Black and White photos, and another one is a 12-megapixel RGB Camera. Huawei has used 2 cameras on the back to capture images with more detail, but users can use its monochrome camera separately to capture just black and white photos. Both the rear camera features f/2.2 Aperture. The rear camera is also equipped with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Dual-Tone LED Flash.
As far as Front Camera is concerned, all the models feature an 8-megapixel front shooter with f/1.9 aperture.
Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, and Mate 9 Porsche, all of them run Android 7.0 Nougat Operating system on Huawei’s EMUI 5.0 skin.
Finger Print Scanner
All three models feature Finger Print Scanner. However, the standard version of Huawei Mate 9 has it located on the rear panel, whereas Mate 9 Pro and Mate 9 Porsche has it on the front panel (integrated with Physical Home Button).
Battery and Connectivity
All the models feature 4000 mAh Battery, and they are equipped with Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C Port, Wi-Fi 2.4G/5G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct etc..
Depending on the model and storage, the price of the devices goes up/down. Here is the list of devices and their pricing. Please do understand that these prices are for Chinese Market. It could be different for other regions.
Huawei Mate 9 Pricing
Mate 9 with 4GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage costs ¥3399 Chinese Yuan that is roughly Around $497. If you want to double the storage, you can get the one with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM for ¥3899 Chinese Yuan (Around $570). The most expensive Standard version of Mate 9 costs ¥4499 Chines Yuan (Around $657), and it comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB Storage.
Huawei Mate 9 Pro Pricing
The Pro version of Huawei Mate 9 costs ¥4699 Chinese Yuan (around $686) with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, and the one with 128GB internal storage and 6GB RAM can be purchased for ¥5299 Chinese Yuan (around $774).
Huawei Mate 9 Porsche
This is the most expensive Huawei Smartphone that is priced at ¥8999 Chines Yuan (around $1315), and it comes with 6GB RAM and 256GB Storage. This model is available in black color only.
Release Date of Huawei Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, and Mate 9 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 9 : November 14, 2016
- Huawei Mate 9 Pro : December 15, 2016
- Huawei Mate 9 Porsche : December 15, 2016
Which Model Should I Buy?
In my opinion, Huawei Mate 9 Pro with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM is the best option. This model costs ¥4699 (around $686) and features a 5.5-inch Curved QHD Display. If you need more storage, you can use a MicroSD Card. If you are concerned about more RAM, you should understand that 6GB RAM won’t make your device to run like a rocket. 4GB RAM is enough for any Android Phone. 6GB or more RAM exists only because of competition, and it’s not a requirement for any Android Phone. Huawei Mate 9 Standard Version is also good, but the display size is very large (5.9-inch), and it also features lower resolution (1080p) compared to other models. Mate 9 doesn’t feature a curved display. The Porsche version of its model is
Huawei Mate 9 Standard Version is also good, but the display size is very large (5.9-inch), and it also features lower resolution (1080p) compared to other models. Mate 9 doesn’t feature a curved display. The Porsche version of its model is
The Porsche version of its model is for those users who have so much money to spend on a Smartphone. It can never be a choice for any middle-class people.