Huawei Mate 9 Real Audio Review: BIG phone, small sound?

Pocketnow’s Real Audio Review gives you the full scoop on what our phones can do with headphone and speaker playback.

We’re digging deep into the performance on Huawei’s Mate 9, one of the few truly big screen phones of 2016. This device packs a big display, a big battery, and some big benchmarking scores. New for this year, Huawei is moving to stereo speakers, which feature the nifty trick of being orientation aware. In portrait mode the earpiece focuses more on highs, and the bottom speaker boosts mids and lows. In landscape, the phone will more evenly distribute audio to create a standard stereo environment. Also, Huawei proudly boasted of keeping the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Huawei Mate 9 is a BIG phone, but does that mean we get BIG audio? We’ve listened to a variety of musical genres, recorded some samples of headphone and speaker output, and we’ve analyzed playback quality. Tallying up all of those numbers, we’re ready to share our results!

Huawei Mate 9 Real Audio Review: BIG phone, small sound?

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About The Author
Juan Carlos Bagnell
Juan has been geeking out on personal computing since before PCs had GUIs. After studying Theatre in college, Juan worked with a contractor that supported servers and mobile devices for Department of Energy facilities. After moving to Los Angeles California, and working as a commercial casting director, he now dedicates his time to discussing the tech landscape as a consumer advocate. You’ll often see him pop in local news broadcasts. Passionate about mobile content creation, he recently published his first book on smartphone photography.