The idea of phablet was born when Samsung dared with the first Galaxy Note in 2011 and since then they have become an indispensable category for all major manufacturers. Even Apple has joined this trend Plus series, but the Note always have been the benchmark in the segment of the phablets.
Six generations later, the phablets are have been no King since Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was withdrawn from the market because of defective battery problems, leaving uhollow n that its competition is leverage. Today we have seen the renewal of another series of reference in this category that stands as a good candidate to fill that gap. We speak, of course, of Huawei Matt 9, it also comes in a normal version and another slightly smaller screen curve in the purest style dual-edge. Will it rise?
Two sizes, one with curved screen. This sounds us
As we have already made strides, Huawei Mate 9 was not only a smartphone, if not two. On the one hand we have the Huawei Mate 9 with FullHD 5.9 inch and on the other the new Mate 9 Porsche Design, a model with a 5.5-inch QHD screen It joins curves fashion who started Samsung with its panels dual-edge.
Huawei is committed to the same strategy of Samsung in their series S7 released the same model in two sizes. The main difference is that Huawei curved panel model is the most compact and not the other way around.
But the curved screen is not the only difference between the two members of the Mate 9 series, also there are other specifications which, ironically, make the most advanced duo compact model. The two share the same processor, a HiSilicon Kirin 960 eight-core that opens the Cortex A73 architecture and increases the graphics power with a Mali G71, but they do not have the same memory configuration.
Huawei Matt 9 has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, which is not bad but they are not the 256 GB with 6 GB of RAM that integrates the model of curved screen. Design is also another differential element, in addition to your screen by their metallic finish in black.
What if match is on camera, coming back to bet by the dual system signed by Leica saw in the P9 Huawei, but improved. Now the monochrome sensor increases 20 megapixel resolution, while the color sensor 12 megapixels which we already knew. In addition, this time it comes with optical stabilizer OIS, a feature that we couldn’t in the P9.
The two leave Android series 7.0 Nougat under interface Emotion UI version 5.0 and are equipped with a battery of 4,000 mAh fast charge system. In what does not resemble at all is in the price: 699 euros for Matt 9 and anything less than 1.395 euros for the Mate 9 Porsche Design.
Size matters, but it is not everything
It is clear that the new Huawei Mate 9 are two teams playing in the first division. They are powerful, they have very complete camera, a very metallic design, a very wide screen and up to curve QHD display in the Porsche Design model. However, must not forget that series Note provides more than just advanced specifications. Since the first model, Samsung has put special care in the user experience, and they have made by the accessory that makes the series Note is clear from the rest of the market phablets: S Pen Pencil.
Since the first model, Samsung has put special care in the user experience, and they have made by the accessory that makes the series Note is clear from the rest of the market phablets: S Pen Pencil
Despite all the scandal of batteries that burn, there’s no denying that Samsung takes advantage like no screen its phablet thanks to the pen. You can crop images, make drawings by hand and enable a complete set of functions by Air Command, something that we have seen yet in other competition equipment, including the new Mate 9.
For example, Huawei has integrated a curved screen in the most compact model, but they have not said nothing functions of software adapted to this form as it does Samsung. In addition, the fact have integrated a curved panel and upload memory they are not justification for charging 1.395 euros for a mobile, even though it comes with the seal of Porsche Design.
In this sense, model that is closest to Note 7 in terms of specifications, is out of the game due to its exorbitant price. The real competitor of the Note is the ‘normal’ Huawei Matt 9, and this a step is still below in terms of specifications and functions, as shown in the comparison table. Of course, that without the enemy on the horizon is one of the most interesting alternatives on the market.
9 MATT HUAWEI
9 MATT HUAWEI PORSCHE DESIGN
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9190 gr||——- ——-||153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm169 gr|
|SCREEN||IPS 5.9 inchResolution FullHD 1920 x 1080 pixelsGlass 2.5 d||5.5 inchResolution QHD 2,560 x 1,440 pixels||Super AMOLED dual-edge of 5.7 inchesResolution QHD 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and 373 ppp|
|PROCESSOR||Hisilicon Kirin 960 Octa-core Cortex-A53 1.8 GHz + Cortex A73 2.4 GHz Mali GPU G71 octa – core||Hisilicon Kirin 960 Octa-core Cortex-A53 1.8 GHz + Cortex A73 2.4 GHz Mali GPU G71 octa – core||Exynos 8890 octa – core Mongoose+Cortex A53 2.3/1.6 GHzMali T880 MP12Snapdragon 820 quad – core Kryo 2.5/1.6 GHzGPU Adreno 530|
|RAM||4 GB||6 GB||4 GB|
|MEMORY||64 GB + MicroSD||256 GB + MicroSD||64 GB + MicroSD 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||7.0 Android Nougat + Emotion UI 5.0||7.0 Android Nougat + Emotion UI 5.0||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow + TouchWiz UI|
|CAMERAS||Dual camera 12 MP RGB + 20 MP b & w, hybrid AF, f/2.0, dual LED flash, 4K videosFront: 8 MP, f/1.9||Dual camera 12 MP RGB + 20 MP b & w, hybrid AF, f/2.0, dual LED flash, 4K videosFront: 8 MP, f/1.9||12 MP camera, sensor 1/2.5 “, lens f/1.7, O.I.S., AF detection phase, 4K videosFront: 5 MP, f/1.7 lens|
|ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS||Google Daydream Ready Rear fingerprint reader||Google Daydream Ready Fingerprint reader front||S Pen with Air Command, magnifying glass, translator and Smart SelectWaterproof IP68Security: fingerprint sensor + scanner of iris, Samsung KNOX|
|CONNECTIVITY||4 g LTE Cat 12, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4.2 Bluetooth, GPS, USB-C||4 g LTE Cat 12, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4.2 Bluetooth, GPS, USB-C||4 g LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4.2 Bluetooth, ANT +, GPS, NFC, USB-C|
|BATTERY||4,000 mAh with Huawei SuperCharge||4,000 mAh with Huawei SuperCharge||3500 mAh with quick charge|
|PRICE||699 euros||1.395 euros||859 euros (discontinued)|