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Huawei Mate 9 is a new large phone from Huawei that got released in December. It also has a bigger brother that came in January 2017 called Huawei Mate 9 Pro! More official information available on Huaweis website here. First impressions on the Mate 9 is a well built phone with a glass back and a pre-installed screen protector on the front. The phone is large but still easy to hold in the hand if you are used to Samsungs Galaxy Note series.

The OS used is Android 7.0 with EMUI as a top layer. All the menus are clean and with a simple user interface. When swipe down from the top screen you get a new dark menu with a bunch of different quick toggles. Unique things such as record screen. Something Sony has had on some smartphones.

The camera is a Dual LED on the rear. Which produces very clear photos. The front facing camera isnt as impressive. One thing that really stands out is the super fast fingerprint id sensor under the camera. I was really shocked at how fast it unlocked the device and how easy it was to setup!