Amazing phone that can change your life
The Huawei P9 is a gorgeous looking device with an aluminium chassis and a curved, smooth glass around the front. It has a polished brushed metal finish on its rear that stops fingerprints from showing. The P9's fingerprint scanner is on the the back, just under the camera housing. It also functions as a programmable button that can be used to display and dismiss notifications with a swipe.
The phone flaunts a 5.2-inch IPS panel having a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels which is obviously lower than the 4K displays of high end phones, but considering its pricing, the manufacturers had to compromise on something. The FHD display works absolutely fine and is sharp and bright.
Configuration and Storage
The Huawei P9 is powered by its own octa-core Kirin 955 chipsets, which has four cores running at 2.5GHz and another four cores running at 1.8GHz along with a meaty 4GB of RAM. Despite such a powerful processing power, it shows no signs of getting heated up and also handles almost all applications, no matter how heavy with utmost ease. The smartphone houses an internal memory of 64GB. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The main highlight of this device are its cameras which are made by the renowned camera company, Leica. It has dual cameras carefully and neatly placed on top of its rear. The two lenses, one color and one monochrome have 12 megapixel sensors with 27 mm equivalent f/2.2 aperture. this camera system produces above average results that exhibit some pleasing post-processing. The colored lens takes normal pictures while the monochrome lens takes black and white pictures and also absorbs twice as much light which provides useful contrast information that is integrated into the composite 12-megapixel image. This helps in producing amazing noise-free snaps. Leica has loaded in three custom filters Â Standard, Vivid and Smooth Â which offer a simple way for casual photographers to tweak the colors in their images. At the front is an 8MP camera, which also offers a variety of photo and video modes, and delivers crisp pictures.
Connectivity and Battery
The Huawei P9 comes with a range of connectivity options which includes USB Type-C, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and micro USB port. The Wi-Fi of the device comes with certain perks like automatically turning on and off when you enter and leave your house. It also ranks wireless sources by strength of connection which is a commendable feature when you have to swipe through multiple Wi-Fi connections. The P9 has a 3,000mAh battery that will last for around a day with moderate use.
The Huawei P9 seems to be a great device at the price it is being offered at. Its camera, design as well as the configuration is simply praise-worthy. Though the phone could have done a lot better with an autofocus for the front camera, and also a better battery backup. But nevertheless, with the launch of the P9, Huawei has managed to give us hopes of even better smartphones from this company.