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  1. Derek W1's Avatar
    With the Honor 8 getting Emui 5/Android 7 next month, do y'all think it's worth getting a Mate 9 if you already have an Honor 8?
    01-09-2017 08:29 AM
  2. edwin walke's Avatar
    Battery and screen size processor
    libra89 likes this.
    01-09-2017 09:07 AM
  3. orangecroc's Avatar
    Unless you've had problems with your performance it probably isn't worth it until the price comes down.
    robie tse likes this.
    01-09-2017 09:29 AM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    Like @edwin walke said, it brings a bigger screen size, and battery life too. I also just learned that the Mate 9 can take black and white photos directly which the Honor 8 does with setting the filter before taking a picture.
    Guytronic and Morty2264 like this.
    01-09-2017 10:02 AM
  5. worldspy99's Avatar
    I think it's like comparing apples to oranges.
    Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    01-09-2017 10:18 AM
  6. edwin walke's Avatar
    Just saw the Mate 9 at Best Buy and it is beautiful. I will have to say that the build quality is about the same as the Honor 8. Comes with a screen protector installed and a case that covers the back and corners. Screen PPI is under 400 but looks as good as the Honor 8.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-09-2017 12:45 PM
  7. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Ok, looking carefully at the Mate 9 photos, I noticed an important factor: The fingerprint reader is on the front and is not circle!
    01-09-2017 05:58 PM
  8. pkcable's Avatar
    I'm not sure I would upgrade from an Honor 8, BUT for sure I would pick the Mate 9 over the Honor 8 if I had to choose. . I have a Mate 9 BTW.
    Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    01-09-2017 08:15 PM
  9. Derek W1's Avatar
    I'm not sure I would upgrade from an Honor 8, BUT for sure I would pick the Mate 9 over the Honor 8 if I had to choose. . I have a Mate 9 BTW.
    You have the US Mate 9?
    01-09-2017 09:59 PM
  10. pkcable's Avatar
    You have the US Mate 9?
    MHA-L29 in Mocha Brown. Now no one selling it in the US seems to have my color, not sure why, BUT I love the look of it! Maybe it's a special edition.
    01-10-2017 01:04 AM
  11. edwin walke's Avatar
    MHA-L29 in Mocha Brown. Now no one selling it in the US seems to have my color, not sure why, BUT I love the look of it! Maybe it's a special edition.
    What you have is the international version. Currently only space gray and silver are being sold in the USA with a 1 year warranty.
    01-10-2017 11:18 AM
  12. pkcable's Avatar
    What you have is the international version. Currently only space gray and silver are being sold in the USA with a 1 year warranty.
    I do have the L29, and it does have the correct LTE networks. At times I get blazing speed LTE on T-Mobile.
    01-10-2017 12:28 PM
  13. Derek W1's Avatar
    I do have the L29, and it does have the correct LTE networks. At times I get blazing speed LTE on T-Mobile.
    The international version has LTE bands for the USA.
    01-10-2017 01:02 PM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    I do have the L29, and it does have the correct LTE networks. At times I get blazing speed LTE on T-Mobile.
    Warranty is the issue for me... I had a lg g4 h815 which contained all the gsm LTE USA bands which is the international unlocked model and it had the infamous bootloop problem.lg usa refused to warranty it since it was the international model.
    01-10-2017 01:10 PM
  15. anon(9918034)'s Avatar
    Just went a looked at the mate 9. All it did for me was get me even more excited for EMUI 5 on the honor 8. I don't see myself upgrading at all and not for $600 and only a 1080 screen. That price range is reserved for all the bells and whistles which it doesn't have.
    01-10-2017 01:21 PM
  16. dpham00's Avatar
    Just went a looked at the mate 9. All it did for me was get me even more excited for EMUI 5 on the honor 8. I don't see myself upgrading at all and not for $600 and only a 1080 screen. That price range is reserved for all the bells and whistles which it doesn't have.
    It depends on how important screen resolution is for you... many people are happy to pay nearly a grand for fhd .
    libra89 and tadpoles like this.
    01-10-2017 01:36 PM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    I personally would not get a Mate 9, mainly because I was looking for a smaller phone and phablets won't work for my small hands or my even smaller budget. However, it definitely has some pluses that Honor doesn't have as of yet or at all, but I don't see the need for something bigger and better, so to speak - I like what I have!
    libra89 and Guytronic like this.
    01-10-2017 01:46 PM
  18. Derek W1's Avatar
    I think once Emui hits the Honor 8, it will be pretty much just a smaller Mate 9 for all intents and purposes.
    01-11-2017 08:09 AM
  19. pkcable's Avatar
    I think once Emui hits the Honor 8, it will be pretty much just a smaller Mate 9 for all intents and purposes.
    I had heard some negative things about EMUI, and they may well have based that on earlier versions, BUT I love EMUI 5 on my Mate 9!
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    01-11-2017 08:22 AM
  20. dpham00's Avatar
    I had heard some negative things about EMUI, and they may well have based that on earlier versions, BUT I love EMUI 5 on my Mate 9!
    I think very few people have negative points about the emui 5. It was mostly on emui 4 and before
    Guytronic, libra89 and pkcable like this.
    01-11-2017 04:18 PM
  21. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Ok, looking carefully at the Mate 9 photos, I noticed an important factor: The fingerprint reader is on the front and is not circle!
    USA version is on the back, and round. More reliable than iPhone has ever been or Sammy.

    Mate 9 is similar in size/WT to iPhone 6S+ but easier to hold and gets 5.9" screen. I've use to think AMOLD was important and should be better. I prefer M9 1080P (and 6S+) to it.

    5.5" Curved AMOLED Display of Mate 9 Pro or S7)S7E, is no longer a selling factor. Maybe 2k though but I tend to watch videos on tv.

    Huawei does an amazing job and glad I took a chance on one.
    redbirdsfan likes this.
    01-15-2017 08:02 AM
  22. digitalbreak's Avatar
    USA version is on the back, and round. More reliable than iPhone has ever been or Sammy.
    You are right. I got confused with the Mate 9 Pro which is very different to Mate 9. Mate 9 Pro has the fingerprint reader just like Sammy.
    01-15-2017 10:59 AM
  23. tsquare2112's Avatar
    I got an honor 8 from Amazon a few weeks ago. I ended up sending it back. I got the mate 9 last week and I am perfectly happy with it. It is on an entire different level than the honor 8
    libra89 and Guytronic like this.
    01-15-2017 09:11 PM
  24. orangecroc's Avatar
    I got an honor 8 from Amazon a few weeks ago. I ended up sending it back. I got the mate 9 last week and I am perfectly happy with it. It is on an entire different level than the honor 8
    That is probably down to EMUI 5, which is releasing for the honor 8 soon.
    The beta has made the honor 8 into a different phone.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-16-2017 12:49 AM
  25. andy a's Avatar
    I got an honor 8 from Amazon a few weeks ago. I ended up sending it back. I got the mate 9 last week and I am perfectly happy with it. It is on an entire different level than the honor 8
    Can I ask what was the reason for sending the Honor 8 back didn't you like it?
    01-16-2017 11:15 AM
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