#HuaweiMate9 #iPhone7Plus – Huawei Mate 9 vs. iPhone 7 Plus vs. Google Pixel XL [Comparison] : There were a lot of rumors, but finally, the Huawei Mate 9 has been unveiled. Initially only available in a handful of countries, it will be on sale in the United States first and is expected to give the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL a run for their money. But how does it compare to these already-popular devices?
Huawei Mate 9 vs. iPhone 7 Plus vs. Google Pixel
For as long as we can remember, there have been manufacturers sitting at the top of the smartphone pile. Then there are those that come under the pretender’s title, which are those companies with an eye on the top spot that may one day get there. Lastly, there are those who produce great handsets but don’t have the brand recognition to reach great heights. Huawei is, at this moment, in the latter group and hopes the Mate 9 will be its breakthrough handset.
Will the Huawei Mate live up to its billing as a killer flagship?
RAM and chipset
The iPhone 7 Plus runs on Apple’s A10 Fusion chip, which makes it up to 40% faster than the iPhone 6s Plus. Throw in 3GB of RAM, and you’ve got the best-performing iPhone of all time.
The Google Pixel XL features the very latest from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 821, plus 4GB of RAM, which makes it one of the fastest Android handsets in existence, if not the fastest.
With the Huawei Mate 9, the Chinese firm decided to use its own Kirin 9 chipset. Developed in-house, it features the world’s first ARM Cortex-A73-A53 octa-core CPU. It has a Mali G71 GPU, which, combined with the ARM Cortex CPU, is said to be the best multi-core SoC on the planet. According to Huawei, the Kirin 9 not only provides excellent performance, but it also reduces power consumption by 15%. Working alongside the chipset is 4GB of RAM, which surely will make this handset a great performer.
Thanks to Samsung, the phablet has been with us for some years now, and the form factor has become so popular that even Apple followed suit. Its latest big-screen handset, the iPhone 7 Plus, features a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 or 401ppi.
The Google Pixel XL has the same display size as the iPhone at 5.5 inches, but, its resolution is superior at 1440 x 2560, which equates to 534ppi. Additionally, it is protected by Gorilla Glass 4, so it is safe from scratches and some knocks.
The Huawei Mate 9 is the largest of the three. At 5.9 inches, the display takes up a massive 77.5% of the handset’s face. However, when it comes to resolution, this is where it falls a little. At 1080 x 1920, it’s the same as the iPhone, but due to its large screen, the pixel per inch quality drops to 373ppi.