Huawei has launched the Huawei P9
in August, 2016. The unique selling point of the new offering from Huawei is its camera. The phone has been designed in association with Leica Camera AG, who are the world leaders in camera and sports optics arena. The phone is available in Ceramic White, Haze Gold, Rose Gold, Titanium Grey, Mystic Silver and Prestige Gold color options.Design and bulid
It features all metal unibody design. It is quite slimmer and lighter in comparison with other competing devices. The physical dimensions read 145 x 70.9 x 7 mm and it weighs 144 grams. The screen curves over the edges giving it a rounded appearance. The phone is quite easy to handle with its 5.2 inch display. DisplayHuawei P9
has a 5.2 inch full HD IPS display. The pixel density reads 423 ppi. Some of us can feel disappointed with the lack of quad HD display given the high price point that the phone has been targetted at. However, there are no reasons to worry, the screen is quite bright and provides a great deal of clarity. Color temperatures seem to be on a warmer side, though you can set it as per your preferences. The display does come with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Hardware
The Huawei P9 is powered by Kirin 955 octa core processor that clocks at 2.5 GHz. The internal storage reads 32 GB, coupled with a whopping 3 GB of RAM. The storage capacity is expandable by another 256 GB. For the uninitiated, Huawei uses its own processors in its devices. Software and performance
The smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow. We are aware of the goodies that have been brought with the Marshmallow update like the Doze, improved RAM management and permissions management. The software has a personalised skinning by Emotions UI. It does come with an excellent phone app.
The phone does run quite smoothly and effortlessly with the high end processor and a 3GB RAM. Resource hungry games and apps work seamlessly and do not stutter. Cameras
Well, as said before, this is the best ever feature on Huawei P9. The rear camera has a resolution of 12 MP, but what makes it stand apart is the dual sensors for the rear camera. One of the sensors handles the RGB, while the other is for Monochrome. The monochrome sensor takes care of how much light is let inside the the camera and the RGB sensor manages to capture the colors. The software then combines both those sets of information and arrives at a single image. The autofocus system is again quite experimental with a combination of laser auto focus and phase detection. However, there is no Optical Image Stabilisation. The camera app comes with three modes viz standard, vivid, and smooth. Low light photography is quite excellent. Having said those positive things about the camera, I am a little disappointed with the lack of 4K video capability. The phone supports slow motion and time lapse video recording. What I liked about it?
Well, the camera is indeed impressive. Agreed, there are a few shortcomings, but still it is one of the best. The able hardware and RAM make it a winner when it comes to the performance. The display size makes it one of the best phones when it comes to comfortability. What I did not like?
Well, nothing much comes to the mind in terms of negative aspects of the device. The Emotions UI appears a little out of date and dull. The interface is not classy as it should have been at the price point that the device has been launched. Price and availability
The Huawei P9 has been priced at Rs. 39999. It is available on Flipkart which is the official E Commerce partner for Huawei. You may also buy it on the official Huawei store.