Galaxy S7 Edge vs Mate 9 – Samsung’s Biggest Threat

Mate-9

Everybody knows by now that Huawei’s plan is to take over the smartphone market and to help them do that the company created their flagship Mate 9 device which is considered as a direct shot towards Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge. Actually, at the first look the Mate 9 has an advantage over the Galaxy S7 Edge because is significantly larger in size. Right now we will pin the two devices against each other and compare some of their most important features.

Specs

Let’s take a look under the hood and see what hardware pieces the two devices present. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge is powered by Samsung’s own octa-core Exynos 8890 processor that clocks at 2.3GHz and its coupled with 4GB of RAM. We don’t know what type of processor Huawei will use on their Mate 9 device, but we can be sure that it should be up to par with Samsung’s one, though we do know that the device has the same 4GB amount of RAM.

Design

The Mate 9 is 5.9 inches which is considerably larger than the 5.5 inch Galaxy S7 Edge, but what makes Huawei’s flagship stand out is that is uses dual side edges which makes the display appear larger and narrow. The only downside of the Mate 9 is that it’s not IP-certified, while the Galaxy S7 Edge is. This is quite an important feature because everyone dropped their phone in water at some point.

Display

Samsung is known for their great super AMOLED displays that provide great picture rendering and color contrast but Huawei stepped up their game and installed the same technology display that actually provides cleaner colors than Samsung does. The color representation might be such a big difference but the VR optimization is. Samsung already bundled their devices with VR glasses and while Huawei confirmed that their device is VR ready, we can’t know that for sure until it’s released.

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