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  1. DamianP's Avatar
    I got the Mate 9 back in Feb and used it as a daily driver for a while and switched to a pixel XL, and LG G6. Ultimately I came back to the Mate 9 for a few specific reasons that are important to me.

    1. Radio - it's incredibly strong. It's typically 4-10 db better than my G6 in the same location. I haven't found a phone that I have used that's better. I have been carrying both the G6 and Mate 9 lately and in areas the G6 has no signal the Mate 9 does.

    2. Battery life. It's just that good.

    3. Screen. It's incredibly bright. Do I care it's not a 2k display? Nope. I love this display even compared to the AMOLED Pixel.

    4. Camera. Specifically the black and white sensor. It's wonderful and can capture detail that is very pleasing to me. Overall the camera is not as good as the G6 or Pixel though just to be clear.
    05-22-2017 08:00 AM
  2. Derek W1's Avatar
    I agree, I've not found a better phone than my Mate 9 in my opinion. It does everything I want a phone to do and does it perfect.
    05-22-2017 01:45 PM
  3. Dimas de Leon's Avatar
    I have the S8 Plus and I too prefer the Mate 9. The only thing I wish the Mate 9 had that it doesn't that the S8 has, is the always on display and maybe it being water proof.
    05-26-2017 12:52 PM
  4. terellw's Avatar
    Isn't there an always in display option? Certainly is one on my mate 9 pro...
    06-03-2017 07:30 PM
  5. terellw's Avatar
    Always on display is options are under "screen lock and passwords" then "always display information"
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    06-03-2017 07:33 PM
  6. bigtnew's Avatar
    Not an option on​the Mate 9.
    06-03-2017 08:35 PM
  7. Dconn1975's Avatar
    I've got to pick up the mate 9 soon. I keep saying I'm going to do it but loving my honor 8 so much has kind of made it difficult to pull the trigger. Reading these posts though makes me want to order one tonight. Very tempting.
    06-05-2017 06:53 PM
  8. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Outside USA the P10 Plus is an option.

    The Mate 9 was announced around Sept '16. So...
    06-06-2017 10:29 AM
  9. FutureMech's Avatar
    Went to see s8 plus and toyed with it, the Mate 9 looks like a behemoth next to it, which ia good, mate has much more surface area and i prefer it over s8, as i had the s7 edge, battery life, 4G connectivity and unthrottled performance are top notch on the mate 9.
    06-06-2017 10:30 AM
  10. Nreeldeep's Avatar
    I got the Mate 9 back in Feb and used it as a daily driver for a while and switched to a pixel XL, and LG G6. Ultimately I came back to the Mate 9 for a few specific reasons that are important to me.

    1. Radio - it's incredibly strong. It's typically 4-10 db better than my G6 in the same location. I haven't found a phone that I have used that's better. I have been carrying both the G6 and Mate 9 lately and in areas the G6 has no signal the Mate 9 does.

    2. Battery life. It's just that good.

    3. Screen. It's incredibly bright. Do I care it's not a 2k display? Nope. I love this display even compared to the AMOLED Pixel.

    4. Camera. Specifically the black and white sensor. It's wonderful and can capture detail that is very pleasing to me. Overall the camera is not as good as the G6 or Pixel though just to be clear.
    I never left. Nothing those devices you listed are doing anything better than the Mate 9. Took 5 minutes with each of those devices to figure that out. The Note 8 might be another story. I'll check that out once it drops.
    06-14-2017 09:23 AM
  11. davidb423's Avatar
    I have to agree with you
    since I got my mate 9 I also tried
    Galaxy S8
    Asus Zenfone 3
    HTC U11
    LG G6

    None have beat out the Mate 9 in the overall package. The speed of the phone, the quality of the build, the size of the screen...
    The size of the battery--no 3000 mah--they stuck with 4000 and you get the full benefit of that battery life.
    And despite no media hype, the speakers on the Mate 9 are LOUDER than the HTC U11
    I should really keep this mate 9, until the mate 10 comes out of course!
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    06-14-2017 10:10 AM
  12. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I find that with its size and weight, adding a case was too much. Love it bare. I was looking for it's twin but in 175-180 grams or less.

    Spoiled 😸🙏
    06-14-2017 05:23 PM
  13. cert15z's Avatar
    I just requested a refund for my U11 and I ordered another Mate 9
    06-15-2017 02:17 PM
  14. DamianP's Avatar
    I just requested a refund for my U11 and I ordered another Mate 9
    What didn't you like about the HTC? The only other phone I keep going back to is the Pixel XL. That camera is just amazing.
    06-16-2017 12:08 PM
  15. Dhiraj Varma's Avatar
    I think the camera is only topped by the iPhones rendition of the dual lens set up.... I have still to test a camera that matches it otherwise.... I have owned Samsung S6 s7 s7 edge tested the s8 too.... All lovely.... But the screen tech outweighs photo quality in my opinion the iPhone cameras in general are quite soft tuned for the California sun I have owned every single one since 3g up to iphone-7-plus. but the Leica on mate 9 produces photos accurate natural and fast with all the usual editing options on every phone plus a few extra
    06-17-2017 07:23 AM
  16. Guytronic's Avatar
    I bought the Mate 9 new and never looked back.
    Just not seeing any or many reasons to move over to any other mobile phone right now.

    The Mate 9 killed my desire to upgrade.
    06-18-2017 10:44 PM
  17. DamianP's Avatar
    Do you have any issues with low light pics? I notice you get some great ones. I definitely notice a difference(compared to the Pixel, which isn't fair to be honest).

    I bought the Mate 9 new and never looked back.
    Just not seeing any or many reasons to move over to any other mobile phone right now.

    The Mate 9 killed my desire to upgrade.
    06-19-2017 09:18 AM
  18. Guytronic's Avatar
    Do you have any issues with low light pics? I notice you get some great ones. I definitely notice a difference(compared to the Pixel, which isn't fair to be honest).
    I do have a tough time with hand held low light. Sometimes we get lucky though. I'll normally try to use manual or support the phone to help in dim conditions.
    06-19-2017 04:32 PM
  19. FutureMech's Avatar
    OnePlus 5 is out, not impressive at all, the Mate 9 is much better than it pretty much in every aspect, except maybe low light photography, which is the biggest issue with P10P and Mate 9.
    06-20-2017 05:28 PM
  20. edwin walke's Avatar
    I've got to pick up the mate 9 soon. I keep saying I'm going to do it but loving my honor 8 so much has kind of made it difficult to pull the trigger. Reading these posts though makes me want to order one tonight. Very tempting.
    Thought you were an Apple man. MATE 9 IS GREAT
    06-21-2017 11:32 AM
  21. dpham00's Avatar
    Thought you were an Apple man. MATE 9 IS GREAT
    He's used both. He had the honor 8 for a while but i think he is getting a priv now
    06-21-2017 02:20 PM
  22. Guytronic's Avatar
    I know someone else on AC and WC that just bought the Mate 9.
    Don't think they have it yet...be interesting to read his opinion about the M9.

    I told him he'll love the phone...hope I didn't jinx it for him
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    06-21-2017 03:55 PM
  23. NeilMex's Avatar
    Do you have any issues with low light pics? I notice you get some great ones. I definitely notice a difference(compared to the Pixel, which isn't fair to be honest).
    Low light photos are my only issue with this phone, my wife's nexus 6p kicks this phone butt in low light. You can get some great low light photos but not without going into manual mode and using a tripod.
    07-03-2017 08:04 AM
  24. dpham00's Avatar
    Low light photos are my only issue with this phone, my wife's nexus 6p kicks this phone butt in low light. You can get some great low light photos but not without going into manual mode and using a tripod.
    Interesting. Sounds like maybe this could be fixed with a software update?
    07-03-2017 02:12 PM
  25. DamianP's Avatar
    Interesting. Sounds like maybe this could be fixed with a software update?
    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.
    07-04-2017 08:29 AM
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