Matt Huawei 9 Porsche Design: our grip photo and video! [Exclusive Guide]
Huawei presented yesterday my new Mate 9 in Munich as well as an ultra high-end called Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design. Car brand for put all its knowledge do in this atypical smartphone at the price amazing 1395 euros. We were able to take it in hand. Here are our impressions.
a design signed near the Galaxy S7 Edge Porsche
as described you in our handling of the Huawei Mate 9 , the smartphone in its ‘classic’ version is already very successful and very elegant. The Porsche Design version differs somewhat from the classic 9 Mate and particularly at the level of the format.
Mate 9 Porsche Design is indeed equipped with a curved, in the manner of the Galaxy S7 Edge 5.5 inch screen. 9 Mate screen Meanwhile a 5.9 inches not curved. You feel it immediately in the grip.
for the rest, it is at the level of detail that the difference is. Some make the smartphone even more elegant, but a detail close to bad taste: on the top of the screen a huge mention ‘Porsche Design’ through almost the whole width of the smartphone . This mention comes clearly spoil the general appearance of the front of the smartphone. As the ‘Porsche Design’ logo is already visible at the back of the smartphone, just below the camera.
Among the differences between the two models, so there the format but not only. Also changes the layout of some items. fingerprint is not backward but forward on the Porsche Design version, under the screen. The left and right of it we find tactile keys that allow access to the keys back and multitasking of Android. Samsung smartphone users are accustomed while here the Center button is not physical but tactile.
at the rear, the logo ‘Porsche Design’ is therefore placed in the middle of the shell . At the top we find double photo with the Leica reference sensor , and the LED flash and autofocus 4 in 1 are no longer beside but above and below the double sensor.
Another small detail, the Jack was deported on the bottom edge of the smartphone instead of an audio output. For the rest, the design for been worked differently with an aluminum at different levels of treatment that is approaching the “Jet Black” iPhone 7 . Very successful.
a Huawei Mate 9 overboosted
the design isn’t the only change to the Huawei Mate 9 for its special edition Porsche Design. Screen passes so 5.9 to 5.5 inches, but its definition is improved. On the classical model we have right to Full HD. The technology used is unclear, but it seems that the LCD for been chosen. The Porsche Design model, we got a screen Amoled 2 K (2560 x 1440 pixels).
Under the hood, there are also entitled to an inflated to block engine. There are always the Kirin 960 processor but it is along with 6 GB of RAM against 4 GB to the classic model. Internal memory increases considerably since switching to 256 GB (64 GB on the classic). For the rest, the two models are identical.
our first impressions
if it must be acknowledged that the Mate Huawei 9 Porsche Design is still a notch above the classical model in terms of design and care technical, we believe that its price is completely disproportionate.
Yes Mate 9 Porsche Design is beautiful, successful, upscale. my grip is excellent thanks to its compact size and its curved screen comes nothing hinder its use. The feelings are very good, particularly worked aluminum is very nice. The grip is generally more comfortable than on the standard model. Unfortunately, it tends to take the dust a little too fast.
Moreover, the difference between the classic 9 Mate screen and the amoled of the Porsche Design edition does not jump in the eyes. Blacks are more deep thanks to the technology used, but other than that, nothing very maddening. Moreover, the mention ‘Porsche Design’ at the top of the screen is really ugly , let’s not mince words.
obviously, the 6 GB of RAM and the 256 GB internal memory drive up the price of the smartphone but at this point it is delusional. The 1395 euros requested for this version are clearly exaggerated, the smartphone’s absolutely not worth it. At this price, you will pay just the logo and mention Porsche , not much more.