It is born fast and stays fast by learning about your usage patterns and making small but significant changes to the way the chipset allocates resource to various tasks. Instead, Huawei continues to push forward, with the next wave of smartphone development and innovation the constant driving factor. Although Huawei is helping lead the push, changing the future of the consumer technology space isn't a job for just one company. That's because Huawei is bringing Amazon Alexa – the retailer's brilliant voice activated digital assistant – to today's mobile consumer experience, including the Huawei Mate 9.
While Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Samsung Bixby are squaring against each other by offering different features, Amazon Alexa is on a different track altogether. Unlike Apple Siri which made its journey from a smartphone to a smart speaker, Amazon's Alexa did quite the opposite. However, as compared to voice assistants such as Google Assistant and Apple Siri, Alexa's performance is far from being perfect. In fact, users need to download two apps -- Amazon Alexa and HTC Alexa to make the voice assistant work on Alexa-enabled phones such as HTC U11 and Huawei Mate 9.
When it comes to hardware design language, non-Apple/-Samsung phones tend to be all over the place, even within the same product line. Meizu, on the other hand, has stuck with the same design language over at least a half dozen phones released in the past two to three years. That coupled with the quad HD AMOLED display (another jump, as previous Meizu phones mostly used 1080p LCD panels) give this phone a decidedly more premium feel than not just other Meizu phones, but most phones at this price point ($2,999 yuan/US$430). The Pro 6 Plus scored a 112,795 on Antutu (left), which is among the highest of all phones released this year; the phone uses USB-C with Meizu's own fast charge technology that supports up to 24-watt charge (middle); the device scored a 1,469 and 3,471 on Geekbench's single- and multi-core tests.
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