Huawei Mate 9 has released with a 5.9-inch display and Leica integrated dual-lens camera. Google recently released Pixel XL with a 5.5-inch high-resolution display with a pixel density of 534PPI. In this article, we will compare the specifications of Huawei Mate 9 and Google Pixel XL.
Huawei Mate 9 vs Google Pixel XL: Display and Performance
Huawei Mate 9 features a 5.9-inch FHD IPS display with a pixel density of 373 PPI. On the other hand, Google Pixel XL flaunts a 5.5-inch display (1440 x 2560 pixels) with a high pixel density of 534PPI.
Huawei Mate 9 features a Hisilicon Kirin 960 processor, Mali-G71 MP8 graphics, and 4GB RAM. Regarding storage, the phone is equipped with 64GB internal storage, which can be extended up to 256GB. Google Pixel XL offers a Snapdragon 821 processor, Adreno 530 graphics, and 4GB RAM with both 32GB/128GB storage variants.
Huawei Mate 9 vs Google Pixel XL: Camera and battery
Huawei Mate 9 is equipped with a 20MP and 12MP dual rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, IOS, phase detection, laser autofocus, and dual-LED flash. The phone ships with 8MP front-facing sensor with f/1.9 aperture. If you look at Google Pixel XL, it features a 12.3MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, EIS, and dual-LED flash. On the front-facing arena, you have an 8MP sensor alongside f/2.4 aperture.
Huawei Mate 9 includes a 4000mAh battery. However, Google Pixel XL provides a 3450mAh battery with fast charging support via USB Type-C technology.
Huawei Mate 9 vs Google Pixel XL: Platform and Price
Huawei Mate 9 ships with Android 7.0 Nougat. Hence, you will be able to work with the latest features of Android 7 Nougat. In future, you will get an update for Android 7.1 as well. Google Pixel XL also ships with Android 7.0 Nougat.
Huawei Mate 9 is priced at EUR 699, which equates to Rs. 51000. The 32GB storage model of Google Pixel XL is priced at Rs. 67,000. If you would like to purchase a 128GB storage model, you need to pay Rs. 76,000.
We recommend Google Pixel XL because it is available in India. Moreover, Google has infused camera-centric features into the phone. The low battery capacity will not be a problem since you can easily charge it via fast charging. The resolution of Pixel XL is high and hence you can read more content in the small area. Huawei Mate 9 is only available in China. If the company releases the phone in India, we will be able to recommend it after considering the pricing and other features.