Recently, Huawei released Huawei Mate 9, Huawei Mate 9 Pro and Huawei Mate 9 Porsche version, Huawei Mate 9 sells at the best price in three models, aiming at large screen, dual camera. But when mention Huawei Mate 9, we can’t help thinking of Xiaomi MI5S Plus, which is also a large screen phone and dual rear camera. So which one is better, Xiaomi MI5S Plus and Huawei Mate 9?
According to specs, Huawei Mate 9 and Xiaomi MI5S Plus both have large screen, but Huawei Mate 9 screen is larger. And they both have dual rear camera with many variants.
Xiaomi MI5S Plus is divided into two versions, standard 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM and advanced version 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM. Huawei Mate 9 has three versions, 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM standard version, 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM advanced version, and 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM top version.
Huawei Mate 9 continues the style of Huawei Mate 8 with unibody, equipped with 5.9 inch FHD 2.5D curved screen, it still uses three virtual buttons and Huawei Logo under the screen.
In craftsmanship, Huawei Mate 9 adopts special magnesium aluminum alloy material with three step design on the back, the fingerprint sensor and dual rear camera are on the back, there is white coating on the back shell makes the smartphone show the ceramic quality and brightness. With the back curved line, the touch feeling is more comfortable. We need to know Huawei Mate 9 provides 6 colors for your option. So the appearance is quite beautiful.
Xiaomi MI5S Plus still uses all metal body, it adopts 5.7 inch 1080P screen, 2.5D curved screen, it also uses three traditional virtual home button.
On the back, Xiaomi MI5S Plus uses metal back cover with the dual rear camera, and there is a fingerprint scanner under the rear camera, it adopts 3D curved processing around the edge. Xiaomi MI5S Plus also has 4 colors.
According to appearance comparison, Huawei Mate 9 and Xiaomi MI5S Plus have similar design style, both adopt traditional design, and back also has dual rear camera and fingerprint sensor. They have no big difference on the design, but from the details, Huawei Mate 9 has richer color and more ripe design, especially ceramic white version and black version. Therefore, in terms of details, Huawei Mate 9 is better than Xiaomi MI5S Plus.
In performance, one factor that decides a phone’s hardware is the processor, as two hot flagship smartphones, both are powered by different processor, Xiaomi MI5S Plus is powered by Snapdragon 821 processor, RAM 4GB/6GB storage, according to Antutu test, Xiaomi MI5S Plus has got 141,824 points.
As for Huawei Mate 9, it is powered by the latest Kirin 960 Octa core processor, RAM 4GB/6GB, according to antutu test, it has got 130,989 points.
Therefore, we can know Xiaomi MI5S plus has minor difference from Huawei Mate 9, namely, Kirin 960 has gap with Snapdragon 821, but when we test by other software such as Geekbench, Kirin 960 performance is in the same level as Snapdragon 821 processor, so they both have similar performance that they will not have stuck problem to run the large games.
In camera, Xiaomi MI5S Plus is the first smartphone to come with dual rear camera, built in Sony sensor, but Huawei Mate 9 is equipped with the second Leica dual rear camera, the higher pixel sensor, whether front camera or back camera, Huawei Mate 9 has higher pixels than MI5S Plus. So according to experience, Huawei Mate 9 can win.
Xiaomi MI5S Plus runs MIUI 8 OS based on Android6.0 OS, which is one of the best android OS, but Huawei Mate 9 is equipped with EMUI 5.0 OS based on Android 7.0 OS, and Huawei has added its unique Machine Learning smart sensing OS, which can understand users’ habit, and then predict to guarantee the privilege to enjoy the resource, so as to solve the problem of stuck problem. In OS, Huawei Mate 9 can win, too.
As for battery life, Huawei Mate 9 is built in 4,000mAh battery, which is 200mAh higher than Xiaomi MI5S Plus with 3800mAh battery, due to larger screen of Huawei Mate 9, so they will have no big difference in battery life. In quick charge, Xiaomi MI5S plus supports QC3.0, but Huawei Mate 9 support the latest SuperCharge, which can charge 80% power in one hour, so Huawei Mate 9 is more excellent in quick charge.
In price, Xiaomi MI5S Plus sells at 2,299 yuan, but Huawei Mate 9 sells at 3,399 yuan, they have 1,100 yuan price ($200) gap.
Therefore, if you want to make the choice between Xiaomi MI5S Plus and Huawei Mate 9, we should consider the experience and price. We believe you will choose the cheaper one, Xiaomi MI5S plus, of course, if you pursue higher performance with much money, you can try Huawei Mate 9. You can use coupon code: MATE9 to grab one at $619.99.