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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge or Huawei Mate 9 Which one do I buy?

Are you thinking about buying a cell phone? We compare the Samsung Galaxy S7 with the Huawei Mate 9 to help you choose.

The S7 is one of the phones of the year we knew from the very moment he was introduced, Huawei introduced a month ago Mate 9 , but which of the two I choose?

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge or Huawei Mate 9?

We will start by comparing each of the two terminals point by point to help you when buying one or the other, spoiler: both are two great options.


The S7 Edge love at first sight, curved screen of 5.5 inches on both sides has a Quad HD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels which gives a density of 534 pixels per inch, Super AMOLED technology and protected by Gorilla Glass Four.

The Mate 9 has a larger panel of 5.9 inches, and its resolution is Full HD so the density is much lower than that of S7 Edge of 373 ppi.

The screen of the S7 Edge is clearly superior although the Mate 9 has an ace in the sleeve, smaller resolution in favor of the duration of the battery, in spite of it here we clearly chose by Samsung.

Processor and RAM

Samsung bets on two versions of processor, the Snapdragon 820 and one other house brand, the Exynos 8890. To Spain we get the version with the Exynos, an eight-core processor that comes accompanied by 4 GB of DDR4 RAM.

Huawei also mounts a processor manufactured at home, the eight - core Kirin 960 that is also accompanied by 4GB of DDR4 RAM memory.

On paper both processors have a similar though in the presentation of Mate 9 guys Huawei performance we showed yields in Geekbench where the Kirin 960 was higher than the Exynos 8890 and passed over the Snapdragon 821.


The S7 Edge comes with 32 GB of storage in its basic model, although there is also a 64 GB version, it can be extended with microSD cards up to 200 GB.

The Mate 9 comes with 64 GB in its base version and also offers one with 128 GB, can also be expanded with microSD cards in its famous slot where you can use both a SIM card and provide dual SIM or microSD for more storage .


Samsung had a difficult role, improving the S6's camera, but it did. The S7 Edge incorporates a camera with 12 MPx Sony IMX260 sensor, f / 1.7, auto focus and optical image stabilizer. Its performance is simply spectacular, possibly the best camera you can find in a phone today.

With this information about the camera S7 Edge have little to do Huawei about it but the Chinese manufacturer developed its collaboration with Leica to provide the Mate 9 camera with double lens, a sensor 20 MPx in black and white and the other with 12 MPx RGB sensor, also with optical image stabilizer and capable of recording video in 4K.

The samples we saw in the presentation left us surprised and even thought that Huawei would take the cat to the water this year with this spectacular camera, unfortunately it was not so and after the tests we saw that they still have a long way to go and that despite the Efforts remain a step below the camera that the S7.


Edge S7 battery is 3,600 mAh, the previous model we saw a remarkable evolution in terms of performance and the S7 has remained the essence. You can reach easily at the end of the day if you are an intensive user and if you are not, it is possible to move your mobile from the charger a day and a half.

But here Samsung has a great team to beat, Huawei, the Mate 9 will have gotten a battery of 4000 mAh with a spectacular fast charging that gives us one day of use (of the truth) in just 30 minutes of charging. If you are a normal user it is possible that you arrive to the two days of continuous way.

Other features

If you are looking for a high - end mobile by which you invest a huge amount of money you may look that has some features that make the price difference in Samsung have understood this and have relocated water resistance His star model.

We hoped that Huawei also made the jump but no, Mate 9 is not waterproof, something that should be a must in any mobile whose price is above 600 euros.

Price and Review

Now we can find the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge for close to 640 euros price but its starting price was 819 euros, the Huawei Mate 9 has been put on sale this week and its price remains at 699 euros announced in the launch.

So which one do I buy? We have reviewed all the characteristics of both terminals highlighting the good and bad of each of them to help guide you in your decision, whatever you choose will not fail since both phones are the best of the year.

If you are looking for a more compact and water resistant phone buy the S7 Edge, if you like big screens and premiums the battery life get to Mate 9.

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