Huawei P9

The much awaited Huawei P9 was launched in London in April this year. The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) has already named Huawei P9 as the “European Consumer smartphone 2016-17”. Now the phone has launched in India, it is priced at Rs. 39,999 and it is available on Flipkart. Let us take a look at the Pros & Cons and Common Queries about the Huawei P9.

Huawei P9

Pros

  • Dual 12 MP rear camera
  • Good display
  • Full HD resolution
  • Good processor
  • Fingerprint sensor & NFC
  • 4G VoLTE support

Cons

  • Non removable battery
  • Hybrid microSD slot
  • 3GB RAM/32GB Storage

Huawei P9 Specifications

Key SpecsHuawei P9
Display5.2 inch IPS-NEO LCD
Screen Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor 4 x 1.8 GHz
4 x 2.5 GHz
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 955
GPUAdreno 306
Memory3 GB
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 256 GB via microSD
Primary CameraDual 12 MP with f/2.2, PDAF and Dual LED flash.
Video recording1080p@60fps
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight144 grams
Price 39,999/-

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Question- How is the Design and Build Quality?

Answer – Huawei P9 has a metal unibody design which looks very premium. It has a 5.2 inch display with 72.9% screen-to-body ratio and on screen navigation keys. On the back it has a squircle shaped fingerprint sensor and a Leica dual camera setup at the top. The dimensions of the phone are 145 x 70.9 x 7 mm, which makes it pretty thin and it weighs just 144 grams.

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Question – How is the Display Quality ?

Answer – The phone has a 5.2 inches IPS-NEO LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD) and a pixel density of 423 ppi pixel density.

Huawei P9

Question – What is the hardware used inside?

Answer – Huawei P9 has a Octa-core processor with 4 Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.5 GHz and 4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. It has a HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset and Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. All this is coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card.

Question- Which GPU is used in this handset?

Answer –Mali-T880 MP4

Question – What are the Camera Specifications?

AnswerIt is equipped with a Dual 12 MP camera setup on the rear with dual tone LED flash, 1.25 µm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, Leica optics and phase detection autofocus. On the front, it is equipped with a 8 MP with f/2.4 aperture.

Question – Does it support Full-HD Video-Recording?

Answer – Yes, it supports 1080p recording @60fps, 1080p (FHD) @30fps, 720p(Slow motion) @120fps

Question- How is the camera performance on Huawei P9?

Answer – Camera performance is really good. Although the shutter speed was a little slow in night mode, but overall, it is at par with the expectations.

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Question – What are the battery specifications ?

Answer – It is backed by a 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery that is non removable.

Question – Does it support Fast charging?

Answer – Yes

 

Question – Will it come in more than one variants?

Answer – No, unlike European markets, Huawei P9 is available in only one variant in India.

Question- Does Huawei P9 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer – Yes

Question – Does it have a 3.5 MM audio jack?

Answer – Yes

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Question – Does it have a USB type C port?

Answer – Yes

Question- Does the Huawei P9 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer – Yes, up to 256 GB.

Question – Does it have a dedicated microSD slot?

Answer – No, it has a hybrid slot that uses SIM2 Slot

Question – Does Huawei P9 has any special features?

Answer – The Leica dual camera setup on the back can be credited to the special features.

Question- Does the Huawei P9 support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer – Yes

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Question- Which OS version, type runs on the phone?

Answer – It runs on Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) with Emotion UI 4.1 on the top.

Question – Are navigation keys backlit?

Answer – They are on screen.

Question – What are the connectivity options ?

Answer – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC and Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.

Question – What are the sensors on board?

Answer – Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.

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Question- How much RAM was free on first boot?

Answer – Out of 3GB, around 1.7GB was free on first boot.

Question- How much storage was free on first boot?

Answer – Out of 32GB, approximately 26GB was free.

Question- What are the benchmark scores of Huawei P9?

Answer

Benchmark AppHuawei P9
Geekbench 3Single Core - 1687
Multi Core - 6055
Quadrant35746
AnTuTu80902
Huawei P9 benchmarks

Question – What are the dimensions of the phone?

Answer – 145 x 70.9 x 7 mm.

Huawei P9

Question- How much does Huawei P9 weigh?

Answer – Around 144 grams.

Question- Can you move apps to SD card on the Huawei P9?

Answer – No, you cannot move apps to SD card.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer – Yes, on the earpiece.

Question- Does the Huawei P9 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer – Yes, it offers different themes to customize the look and feel of your phone.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer – Call quality is good.

Question- What Color Variants are Available for Huawei P9?

Answer – It is available in 3 color variants, namely prestige-gold, titanium-grey and mystic-silver.

Question- Does it support VoLTE?

Answer – Yes

Question- Is there any offer with the device?

Answer – Yes, it has a exchange offer upto Rs. 15,000 and No Cost EMI on credits cards.

Question – How was the gaming performance?

Answer – We tested the device, gaming experience was great. There was no lag while playing asphalt 8.

Question- Does  Huawei P9 have heating issues?

Answer – No major heating issues on the front and back but the sides were slightly hot after continuous gaming

Question- Can the Huawei P9 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer – Yes

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer – Yes

Question- When the phone will be up for sale? 

Answer- The phone is available on Flipkart.

Conclusion

Huawei P9 has a thin & lighweight premium looking design, good camera, 5.2 inch display, FHD resolution, good processor, enough RAM and storage, nice battery, Fingerprint sensor and 4G VoLTE support. On the downside it does not have a dedicated microSD slot plus the battery is also non removable. The price is fixed at Rs. 39,999 that is a little high than our expectations. Overall the phone has good specs with a unique camera setup, but still, it would have been more worth, if it was priced a little less.