Huawei Mate 9 MHA-L29 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Space Gray)

Huawei Mate 9 MHA-L29 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Space Gray)

Huawei Mate 9 MHA-L29 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Space Gray)

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Product Highlights

  • GSM / 4G LTE Capable
  • North American Variant
  • 20MP + 12MP Rear Cameras / 8MP Front
  • f/2.2 Leica Dual Rear Camera with OIS
  • 2.4 GHz + 1.8 GHz Quad-Core CPUs
  • 64GB Storage Capacity + 4GB of RAM
  • 5.9" IPS LCD Touchscreen Display
  • FHD 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
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This device is carrier-unlocked and should work fully with the carriers listed below with green bars. Yellow bars denote partial network coverage. A SIM card and service plan must be purchased separately. Network compatibility listed here is for reference only and does not guarantee phone compatibility.

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Huawei MHA-L29 Overview

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Connect on the go with the Huawei Mate 9 MHA-L29 64GB Smartphone in Space Gray. This device combines powerful handheld performance with an advanced camera array. The Mate 9's display features a 5.9" FHD 1920 x 1080 display with 2.5D curved edges for viewing all your HD content in rich colors and crisp detail. Beneath the Mate 9's hood is the Hisilicon Kirin 960 chipset, which features a big.LITTLE configuration. This setup utilizes two separate quad-core Cortex processors, one at 2.4 GHz and one at 1.8 GHz working independently from each other to better manage performance and battery life. Supporting this configuration are 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage, with a microSD card reader (which doubles as a second SIM card slot) that will allow you to expand your base memory up to 256GB.

The Mate 9's camera setup includes two rear-facing Leica shooters: a 20MP monochrome sensor and a 12MP color sensor. An 8MP selfie camera is also on board. Bluetooth 4.2 can be used for pairing with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi is also integrated for high-speed Internet connectivity. NFC allows you to instantly connect to other NFC-enabled devices for content sharing, simply by tapping the two devices together. A-GPS with GLONASS is also available for using Google Location and Maps services. Additionally, the Huawei Mate 9 features a 4000mAh battery which can be quickly recharged with the reversible USB Type-C connector.

Leica Dual Camera
The back of the Mate 9 features a pair of Leica cameras. The f/2.2 20MP monochrome and 12MP RGB color cameras shoot simultaneously, and their images are combined for bright colors without sacrificing detail. The Hybrid Zoom function lets you zoom in 2x while retaining sharpness. Dual-camera pixel-binning technology provides brighter images in low light, and optical image stabilization reduces shake and vibration. The dual cameras also enable bokeh and refocusing. 4K recording with h.265 compression lets you take high-resolution video. Dual-LED, dual-tone flash improves lighting, and three types of auto-focus (phase detection, laser, and contrast detection) reduce unwanted blur.

At the front of the device, an 8MP f/1.9 camera with autofocus takes self-portraits and shoots FHD 1080p video. It can take a shot with a touch of the fingerprint reader or when it senses a smile.
Turn your Mate 9 into a personal assistant with the Amazon Alexa app. The app lets you manage your smart home, ask questions, shop with Amazon and other connected establishments and retailers, hear the news, and work out. Just open the app and press the mic button to launch Alexa.
GSM / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports. You can check which bands this phone works with in the Specifications.
North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
The MHA-L29 is a US variant of the Mate 9. The MHA-L29's LTE radio is tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America. It can also be used in other parts of the world; however, LTE access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found here, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.
The 4000mAh battery features 4.5V input and accepts up to 5A of current, enabling it to gain up to a day's use with 20 minutes of charging. Power is controlled for voltage, current, and temperature for safety.
Fingerprint Reader
The Mate 9's fingerprint reader uses 3D fingerprint recognition and can be used to unlock an encrypted file safe. Two fingerprints can be set up for separate privacy spaces.
Audio Recording
Video recording utilizes directional audio capture to reduce noise by only capturing audio from the direction the lens is pointing. Each of the four microphones are equipped with noise cancellation technology.
Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) allows you to lower your mobile costs when traveling while staying connected. Once your SIM cards are installed, you will be able to receive phone calls and text messages from either without needing to manually choose which one is active. When you want to make a call or send an SMS message, you can select the correct SIM card. When one SIM card is being used for a phone call, the other will not be active until you hang up. Operator charges may apply.
Android 7.0 Nougat
The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your homescreen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to more than one million apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 7.0 Nougat adds major productivity capabilities to the operating system in the form of a multi-window view, which allows for two apps to be placed onscreen at a time. An improved notification system allows you to interact with texts and emails right from your notification pane - without needing to open the app. Other features include file-based encryption, a Data Saver mode, the ability to scale text and icons to better suit your phone's screen, and more

Huawei MHA-L29 Specs

Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
Memory 4 GB
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 960
CPU 2.4 GHz ARM Cortex A73 Quad-Core
1.8 GHz ARM Cortex A53 Quad-Core
GPU Mali G71 MP8
Storage 64 GB
Size 5.9"
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Pixel Density 373 ppi
Display Technology IPS-Type LCD
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1 x USB 2.0 - Type C
Audio 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone
1 x Integrated Stereo Speakers
Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
SIM Card Size Card 1: Nano
Card 2: Nano
GSM 2G GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA 3G CDMA2000, EV-DO: 800 MHz
GSM 3G/3.5G UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTE LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41 Bands
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 + LE 
Infrared Yes
Sensors Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer (Altimeter), Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Proximity
Water Resistance None
Keyboard Virtual
Pointing Device None
Battery Internal Lithium-Ion (4000.0 mAh)
Fast Charging Technology Huawei SmartPower
Wireless Charging Technology None
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.1 x 6.2 x 0.3" / 78.9 x 156.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight 6.70 oz / 190 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 6.9 x 1.5"

Huawei MHA-L29 Reviews

Mate 9 MHA-L29 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Space Gray) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 92.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beats all the other smart phones! THE GOOD: I have had the Huawei Mate 9 phone for a month now and couldn't be happier with it. Very fast, clear and many, many apps available. THE NOT SO GOOD: I can't say anything bad about the phone, however, since it did not come with a warranty card I e-mailed Huawei asking how to register my phone. That has been more than 3 weeks now and not a peep from Huawei--still do not know how to register it. Also as mentioned above it comes with many apps, some of which are already installed. I would recommend to Huawei to let the customer install the apps that they want to have. Would I recommend this phone? Absolutely. It is great.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Best Phone Yet Best phone yet. Super fast, 7.0 nougat is excellent. Ive owned iphone 6 plus, the mate 8, note 5, samsung A9... this phone is by far the best. Battery life is most impressive, I get way more then a day with heavy use, usually with 30% left. By heavy use i mean streaming music 8am - 6pm, with phone calls in between and teathering around 4 hours per day when not streaming music. Camera is the best ive used. Finger print sensor the best in the business. Super clean design. Dont hestitate.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a Great Surprise! I am extremely picky about my phones and love to try out different phone. In the past I was never a fan of Chinese phone but boy was I wrong. Some of the highlights include: - operating system and its user interface (this WAS A BIG SURPRISE as I was expecting it to be very poor based on various reviews on WWW); very clean and easy to use - smoothness when using the phone - camera performed very well for me - excellent battery life For the first time I am recommending a Chinese phone!
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice device Beautiful display and very fast processor. I have? the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge which is a nice phone but the mate 9 equals that and so much more in performance. Battery life is fine but probably could be better. I gave it 4 stars only because it doesn't support wireless charging and isn't water resistant like the S7. Display is quite good for being 1080p and having basic ppi. You get a lot of phone for the money . I will be selling my S7 edge soon. I compared both phones side by side and decided that I liked the mate 9 better. Hope this review helps. For the price you get one very nice phone.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a fantastic phone! The Huawei Mate 9 is a great phone! Easy to set up, fast, and easy to use. The fingerprint sensor is instantaneous. The best dual sim phone I have ever had. Very easy to move back and forth between the sim's and both the text and dialler apps can make use of both sim's without a hassle. Have used the phone in the US, Italy and Switzerland with no problems. The only issue for me was the factory installed screen protector. It is a magnet for finger prints. I ended up removing the screen protector the Gorilla 3 glass is a lot better at avoiding fingerprints.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Phone That Trumps the iPhone 7 Plus This is now my favorite phone and I dumped the iPhone 7 Plus. Well it's good bye to Apple as the Huawei Mate 9 is a much better phone at a lower price. I now have a micro sd slot, head phone jack, 4GB ram, super fast charging, a 5.9 screen and the camera takes awesome RAW photos. I can't say anything bad about the Mate 9, it's a great fast phone. Just buy it you won't be disappointed!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a surprise! I bought this without a high expectation, mainly due to a 1080p screen on a 5.9 device. I was wrong. Just like a lot of other reviews (professional or non-professional), this is a fabulous device. I've had every single flagship out there, and the Mate 9 does many things right. Despite the huge screen, 1080p looks sharper than my 5 Pixel 1080p mainly due to the great IPS panel that they have. Phone is blazing fast (time will tell if it slows down), EMUI 5 has a lot of useful customization, camera is good enough as a flagship with tons of great options for anyone that's photo savvy. The phone definitely doesn't feel like a 5.9 device beside my V20. The list could go on and go. Overall, if you are after a device of this size, give this one a shot. Let Huawei surprise you.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't hesitate, this is an excellent phone! Excellent phone! I am moving from a iPhone 6+ to this one. At first, I was apprehensive about making the change after being with the iPhone for so many years. I did some homework to figure how I would be able to do the functions I use in the iPhone. If you are willing to learn the Android system, then you should not hesitate to buy this phone. Saw it at the CES 2017 and was impressed with the build and display quality. The price is a little on the high side when compared to comparable Chinese phones, but I am happy that I made the purchase.
Date published: 2017-02-01
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does this come with BH 30 day return?
Asked by: John C.
Yes, you can return this phone within 30 days. For more info on our return policy, please follow this link; <a href= target= _blank ></a>
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27


can support daydream VR
Asked by: Anonymous
While the Mate 9 Pro and Porsche DesignMate 9 are Daydream ready, this version is not. It's possible there may be software upgrade in the future, but we cannot promise it.
Answered by: Steve M.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Will this phone operate on the Tracfone network (GSM)?
Asked by: Timothy L.
Sure looks like it, but be sure to check with Tracfone directly prior to purchase or activation.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does it come with a Case or bumper?
Asked by: Ricardo P.
I really like this leather cover for mate 9, QIALINO Slim Genuine Leather Cover Mate 9 Wallet Phone Case for Huawei Mate 9, very good quality, it sold in amazon or ebay
Answered by: Songchun J.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Is this phone loaded with Google Play?
Asked by: Songbo L.
Yes, it comes with all the usual Google Apps installed as well (Music, Play Video, Google Search, Books and so forth).
Answered by: Julio P.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does this work on Verizon ?
Asked by: Nichakamol S.
no it is gsm only phone as the description states.
Answered by: Richard W.
Date published: 2018-08-27


can you purchase this phone with payment options
Asked by: Anonymous
We do not offer in house financing. We accept all major credit cards as well as Paypal credit though.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Will it be a CDMA capable at some point for this unit ?
Asked by: Raimundo F.
Specs do show CDMA 3G CDMA2000 which is a Sprint 3G, it also shows 2G at CDMA: 800 MHz not sure about compatibility with 2G on Sprint network.
Answered by: Wayne P.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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