1. bigmick777's Avatar
    Apologies if covered elsewhere - I had a search around first.

    Looking at replacing my nexus 6 - Mate 9 is near the top of the list as like the larger screens.

    Looking around a bit looks like the MHA-L09 is the one sold in the UK, the MHA-L29 is sold on the chinese market but with international ROM (and significantly cheaper!)

    So I have a couple of questions:

    Are there any differences / considerations between these two models in day to day use? Such as.......
    OTA updates and fixes
    Languages and installed software
    UK banking app restrictions
    Experience of good sellers and warranties for the L-29?

    Thanks in advance, Mick.
    07-06-2017 02:56 PM
  2. brutos08's Avatar
    I have the UK visa version bought sim free from Three UK, they are the same specs across region with OTA updates the major difference. North America i.e( USA ) which for some reason all manufacturers think the world revolves around bar Apple get Huawei updates way before Europe and I suspect the wider EMEA region.
    07-06-2017 03:07 PM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    If it's not a UK spec variant then probably no UK warranty.

    Assuming that it is an official rom and an unlocked model, then updates would come from Huawei.

    Sorry, not sure about your other questions
    07-06-2017 03:09 PM
  4. bigmick777's Avatar
    If it's not a UK spec variant then probably no UK warranty.
    Thanks for the quick responses!

    Think wondamobile do a UK warranty return address no idea how reliable. I also have phone insurance with my bank as a possibility!
    07-06-2017 03:37 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    Thanks for the quick responses!

    Think wondamobile do a UK warranty return address no idea how reliable. I also have phone insurance with my bank as a possibility!
    There are some retailers that will honor warranty for international models sold outside of their area , but that is done by the vendor. Usually manufacturers will not honor it. You would then need to determine if the vendor is reliable and keep their word.
    07-06-2017 03:51 PM
  6. Ranny99's Avatar
    The MHA-L09 is single sim the MHA-L29 is dual sim, reason why the 09 is sold in uk.

    They are both global versions though. The MHA-L00 is the chinese version without playstore and other google services.

    I'm recent new owner of a MHA-L29 in white, bought on ebay for £380 from a seller with uk service centre and 12 month warranty.

    Updated today via firmware finder to B181.

    Great phone, with excellent reception (previous Axon 7 struggled at work).
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    07-06-2017 05:13 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    The MHA-L09 is single sim the MHA-L29 is dual sim, reason why the 09 is sold in uk.

    They are both global versions though. The MHA-L00 is the chinese version without playstore and other google services.

    I'm recent new owner of a MHA-L29 in white, bought on ebay for £380 from a seller with uk service centre and 12 month warranty.

    Updated today via firmware finder to B181.

    Great phone, with excellent reception (previous Axon 7 struggled at work).
    That's great! £380 with 12 month warranty is a great deal for the mate 9.
    07-06-2017 05:17 PM

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