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  1. dpham00's Avatar
    I doubt there us much they can do with an f 2.2 lens. They would need some serious HDR to help with that. HDR on the Mate is lacking compared to the competition and isn't automatic.
    That kinda sucks. Hopefully they will at least improve hdr mode.
    07-04-2017 11:33 AM
  2. VAYinzer's Avatar
    I'm really interested in the Mate 9 but two things are holding me back, the software (I'm coming from Moto XPE/near stock android) and the lack of waterproofing. I'm really used to minimalist skin or pure Android (still using Nexus 10 tablet) and I think the software change/added skin is the biggest drawback for me. All the other specs - great battery, camera, screen are making me strongly consider the Mate 9. Is the skin ok and does Huawei support updates? Thanks.
    07-05-2017 11:39 AM
  3. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    5 hrs sot and 70% left. How many phones can do that?

    5.8" screen real estate. Would love to see more but hey.

    There were 4 updates. Bought it Jan 5th from Amazon. So yes it does.
    Would like to see 7.11 and EMUI 5.1 but at least seems to get essential security update.

    Wickedly fast fps.

    Paying is more reliable fast and easy without even installed Android Pay, even than iPhone 6S Plus.

    It felt too fat and heavy with case so went without. 190 grams is not a lite phone. There are times I pickup my BlackBerry DTEK 60 but that is sluggish by comparison, same Samsung S7.
    I have a small light 5" phone as handy backup that I use too. If pickup Mate 9 Lite, but Amazon doesn't see USA warranty model.

    Will Mate 10 be announced in Sept and ship Jan '18, I'll pick one up.
    07-05-2017 01:47 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    5 hrs sot and 70% left. How many phones can do that?

    5.8" screen real estate. Would love to see more but hey.

    There were 4 updates. Bought it Jan 5th from Amazon. So yes it does.
    Would like to see 7.11 and EMUI 5.1 but at least seems to get essential security update.

    Wickedly fast fps.

    Paying is more reliable fast and easy without even installed Android Pay, even than iPhone 6S Plus.

    It felt too fat and heavy with case so went without. 190 grams is not a lite phone. There are times I pickup my BlackBerry DTEK 60 but that is sluggish by comparison, same Samsung S7.
    I have a small light 5" phone as handy backup that I use too. If pickup Mate 9 Lite, but Amazon doesn't see USA warranty model.

    Will Mate 10 be announced in Sept and ship Jan '18, I'll pick one up.
    Wow, 5 hours SOT with 70% battery life remaining is crazy good. That's like 16-17 hours SOT with a full battery drain. Reminds me of my Moto Z Play Droid though that has a less capable CPU. Are these typical numbers that people are seeing?
    07-05-2017 01:55 PM
  5. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Honor 9 - don't count it out. Huawei promises "more to come" this fall, too.

    For every hour sot mine uses ~5% and that's no joke. Much better after last update, but was good before, too, less than but closer to 10% per hour.

    And I don't take any measure to conserve battery.
    07-05-2017 03:41 PM
  6. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    07-05-2017 04:54 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    Honor 9 - don't count it out. Huawei promises "more to come" this fall, too.

    For every hour sot mine uses ~5% and that's no joke. Much better after last update, but was good before, too, less than but closer to 10% per hour.

    And I don't take any measure to conserve battery.
    That's really great battery life! Beats any other flagship out there by a lot!
    07-05-2017 04:56 PM
  8. magichoward's Avatar
    Wow reading the replies here it seems amazing. I've only had Samsung's and currently have the s7edge.. But waiting for note 8.
    Im looking for loud speaker long battery and the best camera. Also would like hdmi (for projectors) and infra red control.
    Your thoughts
    07-06-2017 05:49 AM
  9. VAYinzer's Avatar
    Wow, it does sound great. Any issues with EMUI (heard its geared to Chinese consumer so therefor hard to get used to for us Westerners) and the lack of being waterproof?
    07-06-2017 06:43 AM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    Wow, it does sound great. Any issues with EMUI (heard its geared to Chinese consumer so therefor hard to get used to for us Westerners) and the lack of being waterproof?
    Emui 5. Should be fine for those of us who are more familiar with regular Android
    07-06-2017 07:33 AM
  11. VAYinzer's Avatar
    I jumped on the Amazon Prime deal for the Mate d I'm excited to start using it. Should arrive today!
    07-12-2017 05:48 AM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    I jumped on the Amazon Prime deal for the Mate d I'm excited to start using it. Should arrive today!
    Awesome! That's pretty fast shipping. Did you pick next day shipping? Let us know how you like the phone when you get it!
    07-12-2017 08:04 AM
  13. adamspt2's Avatar
    5 hrs sot and 70% left. How many phones can do that?
    THAT is insane! I'm getting really good battery but nothing like that. I typically don't use my phone as much though I've gotten 5 hrs/2 days and 3 hours/3 days out of it so far. Only got mine a few weeks ago.
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    07-13-2017 08:00 AM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    THAT is insane! I'm getting really good battery but nothing like that. I typically don't use my phone as much though I've gotten 5 hrs/2 days and 3 hours/3 days out of it so far. Only got mine a few weeks ago.
    When you say 5 hours/ 2 days, are you saying 5 hours total over 2 days,or 5 hours on average over 2 days?
    07-13-2017 08:08 AM
  15. VAYinzer's Avatar
    Yes. Next day shipping on Amazon Prime and this time it was free. It did arrive yesterday, but with one issue. I just missed the delivery and they sent it back to the distribution center until I answered where I wanted it left. The phone did arrive later that evening, but I had just enough time to set it up.

    First impressions though are this is an awesome phone! I immediately appreciated the fit and finish and the upscale feel of the phone. Very solid and well put together. Also, for a 5.9" inch screen I was shocked with how easy it was to handle. My Moto XPE has a smaller 5.7" inch screen but the Mate 9 was much easier to handle one handed and had a slightly smaller footprint in comparison.

    I downloaded the Google Launcher and set it as my default launcher and as of now, it feels like a typical Android phone. So far very impressed - great screen (watched Amazon Prime and it was very bright), super fast fingerprint scanner, nice speakers and super snappy/responsive doing routine searches.

    A couple of issues I need to work out though - it doesn't read my microsd card and says it needs to reformat it, which will delete everything on it. Definitely don't want to do that, so hopefully I can figure it out and secondly - its saying I don't have a mobile data plan, but its reading my sim (name and number). Looking into registering it on AT&T when I get home today. Hopefully that does it.

    Overall, great hardware and still need to figure out the software/camera. Very impressed though!
    07-13-2017 10:02 AM
  16. DamianP's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Gayle Lynn
    5 hrs sot and 70% left. How many phones can do that?



    wow thats crazy, the most I ever got was about 6 hours of SoT with my usage.
    07-13-2017 10:09 AM
  17. dpham00's Avatar
    Yes. Next day shipping on Amazon Prime and this time it was free. It did arrive yesterday, but with one issue. I just missed the delivery and they sent it back to the distribution center until I answered where I wanted it left. The phone did arrive later that evening, but I had just enough time to set it up.

    First impressions though are this is an awesome phone! I immediately appreciated the fit and finish and the upscale feel of the phone. Very solid and well put together. Also, for a 5.9" inch screen I was shocked with how easy it was to handle. My Moto XPE has a smaller 5.7" inch screen but the Mate 9 was much easier to handle one handed and had a slightly smaller footprint in comparison.

    I downloaded the Google Launcher and set it as my default launcher and as of now, it feels like a typical Android phone. So far very impressed - great screen (watched Amazon Prime and it was very bright), super fast fingerprint scanner, nice speakers and super snappy/responsive doing routine searches.

    A couple of issues I need to work out though - it doesn't read my microsd card and says it needs to reformat it, which will delete everything on it. Definitely don't want to do that, so hopefully I can figure it out and secondly - its saying I don't have a mobile data plan, but its reading my sim (name and number). Looking into registering it on AT&T when I get home today. Hopefully that does it.

    Overall, great hardware and still need to figure out the software/camera. Very impressed though!
    If you have a computer then you can copy the contents to a computer first, then let the phone format the sd card, and copy the contents back to the sd card
    07-13-2017 12:12 PM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Gayle Lynn
    5 hrs sot and 70% left. How many phones can do that?



    wow thats crazy, the most I ever got was about 6 hours of SoT with my usage.
    Wow that's a huge difference. Hopefully I will be able to get like Gayle got, if I ever get one.
    07-13-2017 12:13 PM
  19. FutureMech's Avatar
    I got 7sot today with usb dac eating battery too, music playing at background for 2 3 hours, some ppsspp gaming and YouTube.

    Keep in mind SOT alone is NOT indication of battery life, there are many things that can happen in the background
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    07-13-2017 12:33 PM
  20. adamspt2's Avatar
    Keep in mind SOT alone is NOT indication of battery life, there are many things that can happen in the background
    Speaking of, what's to be expected usage of Phone idle and Cell standby? For example, right now my battery is at 41%, 2hr 15 min SOT, 18% Phone idle and 16% cell standby. Phone has been on same charge for 1day 17hours.
    07-13-2017 12:42 PM
  21. adamspt2's Avatar
    When you say 5 hours/ 2 days, are you saying 5 hours total over 2 days,or 5 hours on average over 2 days?
    I'm not sure I understand what you are getting at. Generally, I charge the phone every other day. On one occasion I had 5 hours screen time, but every other time my screen time is closer to 3 hours. Does that answer your question?
    07-13-2017 12:44 PM
  22. dpham00's Avatar
    I got 7sot today with usb dac eating battery too, music playing at background for 2 3 hours, some ppsspp gaming and YouTube.

    Keep in mind SOT alone is NOT indication of battery life, there are many things that can happen in the background
    Yes that is a good point. It comes down to what you are doing. And how you are doing it.

    Also brightness could play a significant roll in battery life.
    07-13-2017 04:30 PM
  23. dpham00's Avatar
    I'm not sure I understand what you are getting at. Generally, I charge the phone every other day. On one occasion I had 5 hours screen time, but every other time my screen time is closer to 3 hours. Does that answer your question?
    Yes that makes sense. I just wanted to make sure that you were getting 5 hours total SOT in two days, not 5 hours SOT a day.
    07-13-2017 04:31 PM
  24. FutureMech's Avatar
    True, i hate Auto brightness so i always adjust it myself, unless i'm outdoors.

    Mate 9 is really an underrated phone.
    07-13-2017 04:44 PM
  25. Guytronic's Avatar
    I'm so glad the auto-brightness works for me on the Mate 9.
    That honor 8 I had drove me nuts with it's nonfunctioning auto brightness.
    So glad I was able to sell it off on Swappa.
    07-13-2017 04:49 PM
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