Google Nexus 6P vs Huawei Mate 9 Review: Battle Of Flagships
With the Note 7 gone, there are a couple of different choices for those searching for an experience of a whole phablet at this moment. Fortunately, Huawei's recent Mate 9 and Google's old Nexus 6P fit the bill for different reasons. Let us have a look at what these two have to offer.
The 6P has a 5.7-inch Quad HD AMOLED display that brags vibrant colors and decent viewing angles, while the Mate 9 presents a bigger 5.9-inch IPS LCD, which packs brighter, all the more accurate colors and unrivaled viewing angles. Full HD resolution means it's not exactly as stick sharp as the Nexus, but maybe less demanding on the battery.
The Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 and 3GB of RAM control the Nexus 6P, and still hold up well a year later, helped to some extent by the stock Android 7.0. The Mate 9 features the home-made Kirin 960 octa-core chipset with 4GB of RAM.
Talking about the camera, the Nexus 6P has a 12.3-megapixel snapper with laser focus, a dual tone LED flash and 4K video recording. With the Mate 9, Huawei's proceeded with its association with Leica, giving a 12-megapixel camera with laser self-focus, a double tone LED flash and 4K video recording. Both have a front camera of 8 megapixels.
Storage on the 6P cannot be expanded. It comes in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB alternatives. The Mate 9 packs 64GB internally but suits microSD cards up to 2TB.
In terms of battery life, the 6P has a large 3450mAh battery which keeps it alive for almost a day and a half and quick charges for 7 hours use in ten minutes.
On the other hand, there's a considerably bigger 4000mAh cell inside the Mate 9 that celebrates quick charging by an in-box Super Charger - charging the device up to 58 percent in 30 minutes and a full charge in around an hour and a half.