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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 vs Huawei Mate 9: Which Chinese Smartphone Is Better?

By Luis Fran , Dec 26, 2016 08:38 PM EST
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Two Chinese smartphones namely the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and the Huawei Mate 9 are in strong competition against each other's specs and features.<br /> (Photo : Xiaomitore/YouTube)

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and the Huawei Mate 9 are two of the most incredible Chinese smartphones that you can buy right now, given the fact that both flagships excelled its philosophy of offering excellent performance at a low price. If you are interested in having one but unsure which to buy, the comparison below will guide you in selecting the most ideal model suitable for your needs.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Vs Huawei Mate 9: Design

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 offers a Fingerprint scanner in the front, and glass and aluminum as its main body and accents materials. Also, this incredible mobile device has Android (6.0), MIUI 8 UI on the operating system, and its dimensions are 6.15 x 3.04 x 0.30 inches (156.2 x 77.3 x 7.6 mm), with a weight of 166 g. It comes in black and silver colors so you can roll with style.

On the other hand, the Huawei Mate 9 also has a Fingerprint scanner, and is made exclusively with metal, which makes it more resistant. Another important difference between both phones, is that this one has Android (7.0), EMUI 5.0 UI on the operating system and its dimensions are 6.18 x 3.11 x 0.31 inches (156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm), with a weight of 190 g, which might be a detail in which the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 wins, since customers like lighter phones. However, the Huawei Mate 9 offers more variety in the colors, since you can find it as brown, gray, white, silver or even gold.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Vs Huawei Mate 9: Camera

The Xiaomi Note 2 offers a primary Dual LED camera of 22.5 MP, with phase detection autofocus, face detection, flash, panorama and HDR. Its sensor size is 1/2.6", and its software features includes digital zoom, geo tagging, digital image stabilization and face detection. Also, the Xiaomi Note 2 is equipped with an 8MP front-facing camera with autofocus.

On the other hand, the Huawei Mate 9 has primary Dual LED camera of 20 MP, with laser autofocus, flash, phase detection, 2x zoom and Leica Optics. This camera has manual focus, self-timer, face detection, geo-tagging and digital zoom as software features. Also, just as the Xiaomi Note 2, this incredible smartphone is also equipped with an 8MP front-facing camera with autofocus.

This field is absolutely conquered by the Huawei Mate 9, given the fact that its camera offers more options and quality to the customers since the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is a non-performer.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Vs Huawei Mate 9: Display

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has a 5-7-inch display of 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, with OLED technology and an incredible 74.26 percent of screen-to-body ratio. Its pixel density is 386 ppi, and it offers amazing features such as a proximity sensor and a light sensor that turns this phone into a must-have.

On the other hand, the Huawei Mate 9 has a 5.9-inch display of 1080 x1920 pixels resolution with IPS LCD technology and an outstanding 77.39 percent screen-to-body radio. Also, this mobile device offers a 373 ppi pixel density and the same features as the Xiaomi Mi Note 2.

Although both smartphones are extremely similar in this feature, there is a notable difference between the two. For example, the Huawei Mate 9 has a bigger display -which could be an important point if you like big phones-, while the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 offers the OLED technology, which is more popular than the IPS LCD.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Vs Huawei Mate 9: Hardware And Battery

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro system chip with a Quad-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit processor and 6GB of RAM with 128 GB on built-in storage. Also, this mobile device has a replaceable battery of 4070mAh capacity, which means that you can change it for a fresher one wherever you feel is not working as usual.

The Huawei Mate has a HiSilicon Kirin 960 system chip with an Octa-core, 2400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit processor, Mali-G71 MP8 graphic processor, 4GB of RAM and 64 GB. This mobile device has a microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC up to 256 GB on the storage expansion, and a non-removable battery of 4000 mAh capacity.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Vs Huawei Mate 9: Price And Other Features

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has great sensors that include barometer, gyroscope, compass, hall and accelerometer, with haptic feedback notifications and USB Type-C (reversible) connection with USB charging. This phone is priced at $650, and even when is not exactly Xiomi´s cheap, is still a good price when comparing it with other important flagships.

By its part, the Huawei Mate 9 has the same sensors and notifications, and you can buy it at $687. In conclusion, we´re talking about two incredible Chinese smartphones that offers great specs and features and a price that even when is not exactly those that customers were used to, the Huawei Mate 9 and the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 are not only a cheaper alternative, but also great mobile devices that are great for any kind of user.

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