Huawei Mate 9 Pro (Google Daydream Compatible Smartphone)

Phone Weight: 169 g (5.96 oz)
Phone Height: 152 mm (5.98 in)
Phone Width: 75 mm (2.95 in)
Phone Thickness: 7.5 mm (0.30 in)

Wiki Info: The Mate 9 is a phablet with all-metal body. It uses a 5.9-inch display, with Full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels) and sloping 2.5D shielded glass. The Mate 9 also included FPC1025 fingerprint sensor, which produced by Fingerprint Cards of Sweden. The fingerprint sensor uses a 4-level security system for speed and accuracy. The Mate 9 has an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, which features an ARM Cortex-A73/A53 Octa-core CPU and Mali G71 Octa-core GPU, which reduces power consumption by 15 percent[citation needed]. According to Huawei, the chipset is “the fastest [it has] built.” It includes 4,000 mAh high-density battery with Huawei’s SuperCharge technology, which allows 58 percent charge in half-an-hour and a full charge in 90 minutes. The battery provides the Mate 9 with over two days of battery life.


“…has the endurance to last longer and work harder…”

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Additional Information…

Price at Time of Press: £490 ($646)
Range Of Colours: Haze Gold, Titanium Grey
Memory Sizes: 64 GB, 128 GB
Headphone Jack: Yes
Central Processing Unit (CPU): Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU): Mali-G71 MP8
Battery: 4000mAh
Main Display: 5.5 in AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Pixel Resolution: 1440 x 2560
Rear camera: 20 Megapixel
Wi-Fi Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz)
Bluetooth Connectivity: 4, 4G/LTE

Final Verdict: The Huawei Mate 9 Pro is perfect for VR use. With its long battery life, upgradable memory and crisp display it can showcase almost any Daydream app or game just like the developers would have wanted. But its price still remains high and getting one on the cheap will not be easy. But if you do get one cheap (I can’t recommend paying full price) then you will have yourself a great VR ready phone that should deal with most day-by-day use as well. While not perfect its one of those phones that has the endurance to last longer and work harder than many other, more powerful phones released at the same time.


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