The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) and Huawei Mate 8 have already released in China and are soon expected to release worldwide. The Galaxy A9 may cost AU$620, but its exact release date in Australia is not yet known. The Huawei Mate 8, on the other hand, is expected to be priced between € 599 and €699 (approx. AU$905 and approx. AU$1056) in Europe and it will launch in the country this month.

According to Mobile with Prices, the Samsung Galaxy A9 is a powerful Android smartphone that has a dual SIM option. It has a very powerful battery which is the most highlighted point of the device. The Huawei Mate 8 is equally competitive and the Chinese manufacturer has decided to introduce its flagship phone for the first time in the US this year, reports The Wall Street Journal. Let’s draw a comparison between the two smartphones and find out if there is a winner.


According to GSM Arena, the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) features a 6-inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that offers 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. On the contrary, the Mate 8 has a 6-inch full HD display screen that covers a wider colour range than its predecessor, the Mate 7, reports Android Pit.

Software and processor

Running on v5.1.1 Lollipop, the Galaxy A9 has plans for the latest Android v6.0 Marshmallow upgrade to the phone. The device is equipped with quad-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A72 and quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 processor. It has Qualcomm’s MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 chipset inside.

Powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 950 processor, the Huawei Mate 8 promises 100 percent better performance than the Mate 7’s Kirin 920. The most significant part of this is that the phone will use the Mali T880 GPU for the first time.


The Galaxy A9 boasts of a massive non-removable Li-ion 4000mAH battery. Huawei promises a better battery life in the Mate 8 than the Mate 7’s battery, which the company says will offer “30 percent more life”.

Thus, based on abovementioned specs, the Huawei Mate 8 emerges as the winner with its great processor and long battery life.