In my opinion it’s one of the best phones to have been announced last year. Now it’s available on the high street for the buying public. Three and Huawei have just announced that the Mate 9 is going on sale in some of the Three stores and also online today.
If you are interested in this phone it is going to be available on both the AYCE tariffs and the Essential tariffs. On the Essential plan it’ll cost £99 upfront and £33 per month, and that will get you AYCE minutes and texts plus 4GB of data. On the AYCE plan it will start from £41 per month with an upfront of £29. There is no word on SIM-free pricing yet but we have seen suggestions of it being £549.99.
I have been fortunate to be using this phone since the beginning of November when it was announced and I have to say I am mightily impressed with it. Check the Mate 9 review for all the details.
The camera is awesome and and the phone flies for day to day tasks. It also holds up very well with regard to gaming. It was very recently tested by DXO Mark and they rated the camera at 85 which does place it a bit lower than some of its competitors. I personally think that this is a bit harsh as I have been very pleased with it.
The phone also comes with its own “super charge” system, allowing you charge the phone up to 60% in about half an hour. This is brilliant for those of us with busy lives. That 60% will actually give you (at least in my testing) a days usage.
The phone also comes with Android 7.0 out of the box and feature the vastly improved EMUI 5.0, which brings some significant changes including the much wanted traditional style launcher
It also makes EMUI look a lot more grown up and allows the default app icons to be used instead of.making everything confirm to the “Squircles” of the past.
If you want to find out a bit more about this awesome phone then please check out my Huawei Mate 9 review.
The Mate 9 arrives at the Three network first
Three is pleased to announce that it is first network to offer the hotly anticipated Huawei Mate 9 in space grey in-store andonline from today. The Huawei Mate 9 is perfect for those that love a bigger screen at 5.9” in full HD, alongside some great new photographic capabilities, all in the one device.
It has a 64GB of storage built into the device, dual-SIM capability, split screen functionality, and increased battery capacity to name a few of its new features. Three customers will be able to stay up to date and also make the most of more data heavy applications such as streaming movies or gaming, taking full advantage of its ramped up graphics, borderless screen and battery life.
The Mate 9 takes advantage of Leica designed camera that consists of a 12MP colour sensor combined with a 20MP monochrome one to capture amazing colours and taking your photography to the next level with some nice in-built features such as light blurring. The Mate 9 also has 4K video shooting with optical image stabilisation ensuring that your videos will look better than ever before. Plus it boasts Huawei SuperCharge, which claims you can enough power for the whole day with just twenty minutes charging.
This device is available on Three with the following 24 month contracts and an upfront cost of £29:
Call and text allowance
The Huawei Mate 9 is also available on an Essential plan for a cost of £99 upfront and £33 per month for AYCE minutes and texts plus 4GB of data. For full details all available tariffs for the Huawei Mate 9, exclusively available on Three, please visitwww.three.co.uk/Huawei/Mate-9.
“We wanted to improve the smartphone experience in every way and give people more of what they want: longer battery life, faster processor, best-in-class camera, all in a stunningly designed handset,” comments Rhys Saunders, sales and marketing director, Huawei UK Consumer Business Group. “We’re proud of what we’ve achieved in the Mate 9. It is our fastest and smartest device yet and the response from the tech community has been fantastic. We’re delighted to bring it to Three customers from today.”