Huawei is a premium company who are well versed in the electronics field for many decades. Smartphones are one of their business. They are the top most Chinese brand and third in the world in the smartphone market share next only to Apple and Samsung. They are one of the premium smartphone makers without any doubt. But the rivalry they face from Xiaomi and Lenovo in the world market is huge. At the same time, they are not able to beat the Samsung and Apple who are standing strong in the market.
With the fight for market share is going on between these brands, Huawei released their new models Huawei P9 and P9 Plus (also called as P9 Max in some regions).Now we look into the Huawei P9. Soon we will post the details of Huawei P9 Plus.
The specs of P9 are so far interesting. Highlighted specs are the Dual Primary camera. It is producing amazing photos which are confirmed by many reviewers and experts who got the opportunity to test the smartphone.
Huawei P9 Specs
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Operating System||Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|CPU||HiSilicon Kirin 955|
Quad-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 & Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
|Inbuilt Storage||32GB / 64GB|
|Storage Upgrade||128GB micro SD card|
|Primary Camera||Dual 12 MP with Leica Optics and dual-LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||8.0 MP|
|Battery||3000 mAh (Non-removable)|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, 2.0|
|SIM card type||Dual SIM (Hybrid)|
Specs Details and Opinion of Huawei P9
A 5.2-inch screen at FHD 1920 X 1080 pixels resolution gives more sharpness and clarity on the screen. Corning Gorilla Glass 4.0 is the protective glass over the display. IPS-NEO LCD touchscreen is used in the display which can produce more sharpness and clarity than AMOLED displays.
Huawei P9 equipped with HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset which is an Octa-core processor with Quad-core Cortex A72 with 2.5GHz clock speed and Quad-core Cortex A53 with 1.8GHz clock speed. This is a powerful processor without any doubt. This power puffed processor got Graphical support from Mali-T880 MP4.
There are two variants announced based on the RAM and Internal Storage. One is a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, and another is a 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Further, there is a micro SD card slot also available in exchange of a one of the Dual SIM card slot.
Rear Camera is the highlight, as we told it has two cameras with both has 12MP sensor with Leica Optic lenses. Leica Optic lenses made of special camera technology. So, while using this camera, Huawei claims we can do more than a smartphone camera of past. The selfie camera got an 8MP, which is pretty decent in picture quality.
The battery has a decent backup with a 3000mAh capacity. A more powerful battery could be good, but still a 3000mAh from Huawei will do well.
Other important details to be notified are Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Emotion UI 4.1, Fingerprint 2.0 to unlock the phone in a second, WiFi, 4G LTE, GPS, USB Type-C and Bluetooth 4.2.
Pros and Cons of Huawei P9
Huawei P9 Pros
- Dual Primary Camera with Leica Optical technology
- Powerful Octa-core Processor and GPU
- 3GB RAM
- Lightweight design
Huawei P9 Cons
- Non-removable battery
- High Price
Huawei P9 plus also released along with P9. So, anyone thinking of buying P9 must compare both the P9 and P9 plus before you decide to buy either of the ones. When to look alone this Huawei P9, I feel the camera is the selling point. It got a lot of features with the Leica technology. 3GB RAM itself an enough memory in a smartphone nowadays. The Processor is a power beast.
But after all, we have to look the value of the smartphone with the price we pay in. It is selling approximately 599 euros for the 3GB variant and 649 euros for the 4GB variant. If you don’t care the price when you buy a premium product, then go with this (after comparing to P9 Plus).