Oh boy! Mate 9 is available in the US, will you switch?

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I love that it is a big phone but I'm in the club of preferring smaller. The Honor 8 is the biggest I would go.
 

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It's interesting...to me i don't see it as being twice as good as the honor 8.

Battery is big... But battery life is around half of my Moto z play droid.
 

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I've had my Mate 9 for about a month and I LOVE it! Huawei/Honor make great phones!
 

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Been very interested and been waiting anxiously for an official US release. Price is fair and it's unlocked. Feared that it was going to be a carrier locked phone.

I recently bought the ZTE axon 7 because it was on sale and I am liking this phone a lot. My first official android phone, after switching from iphone and Note 7, but I am very curious about the mate 9. I will wait till they have some demos on the floor of Best buy to actually try it/feel it out. If I really like the feel, might get it to try it out and if I really like it, sell my axon 7.

Read good reviews on this phone. Will wait to see reviews from actual US models.
 

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Been very interested and been waiting anxiously for an official US release. Price is fair and it's unlocked. Feared that it was going to be a carrier locked phone.

I recently bought the ZTE axon 7 because it was on sale and I am liking this phone a lot. My first official android phone, after switching from iphone and Note 7, but I am very curious about the mate 9. I will wait till they have some demos on the floor of Best buy to actually try it/feel it out. If I really like the feel, might get it to try it out and if I really like it, sell my axon 7.

Read good reviews on this phone. Will wait to see reviews from actual US models.

It does sound like a good device, for sure! Also, congratulations on your Axon 7! I've heard really good things about this phone, as well. What's your favourite part about the experience so far?
 

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Well, Huawei just announced Mate 9 is Google Daydream ready.

The only reason that keeps me away from Axon 7 and in fact OP3T is the dual-lens camera. They are now pretty standard in Honor and Huawei flagships.
 

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Nope. They announced the mate 9 porsche edition and mate 9 pro is daydream ready and not the normal 5.9" one which is available in the US.
 

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The only reason that keeps me away from Axon 7 and in fact OP3T is the dual-lens camera.

Dual lenses are the rage it seems.

Off topic:
That ZTE Blade V8 Pro (what a name Lol ...) has the 2 cameras at 13MP each with a monochrome mode.
I wish the honor 8 cam had monochrome straight out of the camera.
 

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While monochrome while shooting would be nice, you'll probably find changing it to monochrome after leaves you with sharper images anyway.
 

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I was ready to jump on the bandwagon, Note 4 is ready to be replaced, but no CDMA capability has stopped me dead in my tracks. Now, what comparable spec phones are coming CDMA way?
 

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I was ready to jump on the bandwagon, Note 4 is ready to be replaced, but no CDMA capability has stopped me dead in my tracks. Now, what comparable spec phones are coming CDMA way?

The mate 9 does have CDMA support and works on the worlds largest CDMA Carrier. It even supports Verizon's primary CDMA frequency. It also supports 3 of 4 Verizon LTE bands in case you were wondering, but of course no b13. Of course this is just specs... Verizon activating it on their network is another story.
 

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I can verify that the Mate 9 does NOT support Daydream, as I have a Mate 9 and a Daydream and they don't work together. I have some VERY small hope that a software update will eventually come that will make it work BUT I heard the same as above that only the more expensive models would support Daydream. Although I DID pay more than 599 for my Mate, lol. Not TOO much more thankfully but that is the price you pay to get it early. ;)
 

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