Huawei Mate 9 (SIM Free)
Huawei is producing some great products which feature the latest in technology, offering great design and processing power with plenty of unique touches.
The Mate 8 was a huge hit among smartphone fans and now the Mate 9 has carried that on by delivering the latest and greatest technology in a slim and beautiful form factor.
SIM Free / Unlocked Stock
This phone is unlocked and can be used with any compatible network SIM card. It is also official UK or EU stock, which means it is supplied with a 3 pin UK or 2 pin EU mains adapter (please check the version selected before purchasing).
The Huawei Mate 9 is a Dual SIM handset. It has 2 x nano-sized SIM slots, making this a Dual SIM phone.
This means you can have one or two SIMs in the phone at any one time. Use both a personal and work SIM card in the same phone or maybe a local and international SIM, the choice is yours. Or if you need only one SIM slot, leave the other empty.
Please Note: The second SIM slot only functions if no microSD memory card is being used. You have the option of 2 SIM cards and no memory card or 1 SIM card and 1 memory card. You cannot use 2 SIM cards and a memory card in the phone at the same time.
Reasons to buy the Huawei Mate 9
- Leica Dual Camera – 12MP RGB Sensor and 20MP monochrome sensor
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.0 - access to all the latest apps with an intuitive interface
- Metallic uni-body design – for a great look and feel
- Super fast and secure 4 Level Fingerprint Sensor – 20% faster than the Mate 8
- Latest Kirin 960 chipset – powerful & efficient
- Large 4000mAh battery - enjoy two days of usage*
- 5.9” FHD display with 1080p resolution – great for viewing
- 4GB RAM – great for multitasking
- 64GB internal storage – plenty of space for your apps
- MicroSD card slot - Expand your storage, up to 256GB SD card support
Colour and memory variants
The Huawei Mate 9 has 64GB internal storage and 4GB of RAM.
Huawei has announced 5 colour options: Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Mocha Brown, Champagne Gold and Ceramic White.
Please be aware not all colours may be available in every territory.
- Huawei Mate 9
- Mains charger (EU)
- USB-C to USB-A cable
- USB-C to Micro USB Adapter
- SIM eject tool
- Quick Start Guide
- Screen Protector (Pre-applied to screen)
Huawei is pushing the boundaries of Android smartphones. Be it design, construction, photography or user interface, the Mate 9 is an example of a modern smartphone that makes no compromises.
Every specification is reaching for excellence in an attempt to be the most desirable device you'll lay your eyes on.
The first thing you'll notice is the incredible screen. The Mate 9 showcases a truly stunning 5.9" display with Full HD resolution. This is encased in a super-svelte chassis that's only 7.9mm thin.
Slim bezels and 2.5D curved glass that seamlessly transitions to the metal edging, make for a phone that hides its size by being a dream to hold. Polished aluminium edges contrast with the glossy rears for a contemporary finish.
The circular fingerprint sensor can be found centre-mounted on the reverse of the phone, just below the cameras. This can be set up just for unlocking the screen, or for accessing secure areas of the phone and authorising online payments.
The speaker and microphone systems have also seen an improvement since earlier Huawei Mate phones. There are now 4 noise-cancelling mics for ultra-clear call quality and audio capture during video recording.
Two Brilliant Cameras
Why have one camera when you can have two? Dual-camera systems are fast becoming the way to challenge the perceptions of mobile photography.
Both of the Mate 9's dual cameras use Leica lens technology. The main camera is a traditional 12MP colour sensor, complemented by a 20MP monochrome (black and white) module.
By combining the images taken by these two sensors, stunning results are created. The standard RGB sensor captures a deep colour range, whilst the monochrome sensor is able to discern fine details and contrasts.
You also have the option to produce stunning native black and white photography, without resorting to a post-production filter.
Another neat effect of using two sensors simultaneously is simulating depth of field. Huawei's advanced camera application allows you to modify the virtual focal length and achieve incredible Bokeh and Zoom effects previously unattainable on smartphone cameras.
It's not all about the back though - the Mate 9 also provides a powerful 8MP selfie camera with autofocus and automatic shutter modes.
Speed & Performance
With their size and prominence, Huawei has been able to develop their own range of powerful processors. The HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor is one of the most advanced mobile chips available today.
An octa-core unit, the Kirin 960 has a high speed 2.4 GHz four-core and complementary 1.8 GHz four-core CPU. Supporting DDR4 RAM and utilising the incredible new Mali-G71 GPU for graphics, the Mate 9 can handle anything the modern world of mobile computing and gaming can throw at it.
Huawei has also implemented a new Machine Learning algorithm. This runs continuously in the background, monitoring your usage habits. This takes information on the apps you regularly use and is constantly optimising CPU, RAM and ROM resources in the background.
This is known as Smart Resource Allocation. Memory intensive background apps are automatically closed. Fine-grained scheduling maximises CPU efficiency. RAM resources are automatically recycled, so there is more memory for priority apps. Even the ROM is improved: an exclusive channel of Storage I/O makes the apps you use the most work faster by retrieving and saving data more quickly.
The result is a phone that responds as fast as possible, with improved battery life.
User interface - EMUI 5.0
Huawei's EMUI is an example of how to modify the Android system into something almost completely different. All of the core Android elements are available, styled into a fresh and unique experience.
Messages, Alerts, Photos and Notifications are all easier to interact with thanks to the EMUI modifications.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Custom Skin||EMUI 5.0|
|Speed||Octa Core (4 x 2.4 GHz & 4 x 1.8 GHz)|
|Make/Model||Hisilicon Kirin 960|
|Capacity (Up to)||up to 256GB|
|Type||LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels (~373 ppi pixel density)|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Frequencies||800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps|
|Frequencies||LTE Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Speed||LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps|
|Version||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Data||USB Type-C (1.0)|
|Power||USB Type-C (1.0)|
|Video Out||Yes, Wireless via Google Home / Miracast|
|Hardware Buttons||Power / Volume|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS / Beidou / Galileo|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Megapixels||DUAL 20MP & 12MP|
|Camera Lens||Leica optics, f/2.2, 2x zoom|
|Other||OIS, Phase Detection & Laser autofocus|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Type||8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p|
|Formats||MP3 / eAAC / WMA / WAV / Flac player|
|Formats||DivX / XviD / MP4 / H.265 / WMV player|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|Dimensions||156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm|
|Software||Google Play, Google Apps|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes. If you do not use a second SIM card, the second slot can be used for Micro SD memory cards.
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone takes 1x or 2x Nano SIM cards.
DUAL SIM - is available on the MHA-L29 model. If you use the second SIM slot, you cannot use a micro SD card.
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes – this phone is compatible on the following international LTE Bands / Frequencies:
1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area
Does this phone have a removable battery?