Review: Huawei P9 Smartphone (with unboxing video)

I recently had the opportunity to get my paws on the newly Huawei P9 Smartphone. This is the latest offering from Huawei and is packed with some amazing features.

The biggest selling point of this phone has to the Dual 12MP Leica Camera lenses on the phone. The 2 lenses are a colour and a monochrome lens which provides for the ability to capture more light through the black & white lens. This means your photography ends up looking a lot sharper and easier to shoot in low light environments. This also means there a number of preset shooting modes (Standard, Vivid Colours and Smooth Colour) which look fantastic.

As with my review on the Mi5, which I did a few weeks ago, I did a quick unboxing & first impressions video. Any comments welcome :)

Some of the specs of the P9 include:

  • 1080 x 1920 resolution screen
  • 5.2 inches in size
  • Android OS 6
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • 3GB RAM
  • 12MP Back & 8MP front camera

One of the other things that I noticed with this phone was the speed of the device, and that i

I was very impressed with the phone and although the price is a bit higher than some of the other phones available in this spec range, it is a great phone for the specs it offers. The 3000 mAh battery means you get quite a bit of battery life out of the phone (Some reviews have even said up to 3 days standby time!!)

The one thing the phone seems to lack is the ability to record in 1080p or 4K, which looks like it is becoming a standard now on most high-end Smartphone devices. The design of the phone is also great and slightly curved on the edges to make it easier to hold.

Overall, the phone seems to cover a few good points, but not an all rounder. Having said that, if you looking for a phone dedicated to taking amazing photography on the go, the Lecia lenses are a must-have addition to your photography stable. All in all a great phone all round!