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Huawei P9 Review and Specs


Introduction of Huawei P9 :-

Huawei P9 was shown at the beginning in London in April 2016. Interestingly, the famous insider Evan Blass shortly before the announcement P9 revealed some data about the phone, in fact, called the date of the presentation. From my point of view, Huawei P9 has one major unique feature – the presence of two cameras. And, unlike, for example, LG G5 (there is one regular unit, the other wide angle), at a point P9: Additional camera features a black and white sensor, it collects all the light, thereby increasing the dynamic range and sensitivity. Moreover, thanks to the second module can be produced from the aperture F0.95 to F16. Of course, this is achieved by software, but it works better than competing models with a single camera.The rest of the chips, it seems to me, is not it interesting to the end user: a powerful chipset, sufficient RAM for all applications, a good screen, and so on. In general, all as in all. The Huawei P9 will be available in several versions: 3 GB + 32 GB, and the 4GB + 64GB. Its Official price in pakistan will be 53000 rs only and the p9 is expected in the market at the end of June.

Huawei P9

 Huawei P9

Design, size, controls:-

New Huawei’s hardly differs from their previous flagship smartphone: the shape is same, material is same and the feeling in using it is same. But really, why do something radically change, if many users who decide to replace their P8 to P9 is, will remain with the same operating experience. Huawei P9’s has a smooth shape body, fashionable at the moment 2.5D glass and has ergonomic design. In my opinion looks Excellent in the hand and its size is 145×70.9×6.95 mm due to the rounded edges. So I remember in P8 padded front panel was pure white, in P9 it has subtle cross the line. The screen protects the glass from Corning – Gorilla Glass fourth generation.However, the activation of the display everything falls into place: the right and left frame 3 mm, which is also very good. Oleophobic coating is naturally present. The finger glides across the screen is perfect which erased the fingerprints easily. The side edges and a large part of the back surface are made of aluminum. Some items are polished. Frankly, this appearance is now no surprise: every second Chinese smartphone is made of “iron” in the design similar to Huawei P9. This model EVA-L09 is available in three colors: gold, silver and gray. There are even pink gold, white ceramics, smoky gold. On the reverse side there is a plastic insert with the word Leica Summarit ASPH. insert decoration design elements similar to the front panel. With the assembly of all excellent. At the bottom end – 3.5 mm connector for headphones, the main microphone, USB Type-C and speaker. On the left there is a metal tray for inserting a memory card and simkarty nano format. There are models with two sim-cards – EVA-L19 and EVA-L29. Right – the power button scored to make it easier to find, and key-rocker volume control.P9 by Huawei fingerprint sensor works fast and I think it is similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6.

Huawei P9

Huawei P9


Huawei P9 has a screen diagonal of 5.2 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and IPS matrix with no air gap. The maximum brightness of white color – 432 cd / m2 maximum brightness black – 0.55 cd / m2, contrast ratio – 820: 1. Matrix has the highest brightness, and the brightness of a tall black number, but leaves ample contrast to the screen is not too “blind” to the sun. Schedule brightness in the normal range, excellent range in the vicinity of 2.13, according to the levels of color, there is a clear failure of the red, the temperature does not float and is about 8000 K. The data exceeds the sRGB values of the triangle. This means that the colors will be very bright and saturated.Huawei P9


This model uses a non-removable lithium-polymer (Li-Pol) battery capacity of 3000 mAh. In my mode gadget operated 1.5 days: an hour of calls, the constant synchronization with Wi-Fi (every day from 9.00 to 01.00, Twitter, e-mail, Skype, Votsapp), 4-6 hours of LTE. Glow screen in this mode – 4 h. With games the situation is slightly worse: battery lasts 3-4 hours continuous “battle.” Video device “cool” about 7:00 (HD).Included you will find the AC adapter 2 A. The Huawei’s P9 supports the fast charging, so from 0 to 100% the battery is charged full in very less time.


The Huawei P9 implemented original function «Signal + 2.0» – a virtual triple antenna. The idea is that multiple antennas are integrated inside the device. Depending on how you hold the phone, antenna switches to provide better communication quality. It is on the “paper”, but in practice not much difference noticed, especially when compared to the Samsung Galaxy S6, and other phones. Another feature – «Wi-Fi + 2.0». Gadget automatically connected to the most stable and robust network (bandwidth) Wi-Fi. There is also NFC (in models L19 and L29 is absent), the rest is standard for any expensive of Android-smartphone: GPS and GLONASS, Wi-Fi b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0 with OTG support.

Huawei P9

Huawei P9


Finally we got to the most important and the right section of the review. At least, I would be interested to receive information specifically about cameras, as the rest of the parameters and functions of the same plus or minus on the background of modern flagship smartphones. In this model we established two chambers. At this time, not to create a stereo image, or not fully implemented correctly background blur (so to say, not only that), but for the very real things. Let’s start with the fact that both modules have the same resolution of 12 MP (matrix BSI CMOS Sony IMX286), f2.2 aperture, angle of view of 27 mm, pixel size 1.25 μm. If you look at the camera, the right module is designed for shooting in color, and the left – in monochrome. The fact that the module uses a black and white sensor. This is necessary to obtain the maximum amount of light. Thus, the sensor receives more information about the dynamic range and high sensitivity is achieved. The second module fixes the color. Further data are combined with the two matrices.Two cameras are also needed for more precise focus, despite the fact that there is a laser autofocus and slow standard contrast. Another application of the second module – receiving frames with F0.95 aperture! Yes, it is a hole in the lens mimics P9. In fact, here again comes into the fight software. However, we must pay tribute to programmers of Huawei: this time the function is much adequate, any other device with the software blurring the background. Happy footage obtained of excellent quality and accurate white balance. By reducing the lighting level quality begins to decline sharply. Appears monochrome noticeable noise, especially in the lighter areas, details worsening. To control the diaphragm need to click on the corresponding icon. Tip indicates that the object is to shoot at a distance of no more than two meters. Then specify the focus point and select the aperture value from 0.95 to 16. Naturally, all this is implemented in software. About the effect I have already said – frame looks good, but often enough in the picture seen obvious “shoals”: the blur in the wrong place, the part of the subject is out of focus and so on. Indulge yourself is possible, but is often used – is unlikely.

Huawei P9 camera

Huawei P9 camera

Huawei P9 camera

                                               Huawei P9 camera


As the “heart” of the device acts as a chipset of its own production – HUAWEI Kirin 955: 64-bit, 8 cores (4h2,5 GHz A72 + A53 4h1,8 GHz), graphics Mali-T880. I think we should not talk about what P9 is very fast and bug free. No problems with games and other applications on the phone no. When you load metal casing heats up a bit, but the stove is not converted. P9 The smartphone runs on Google Android 6.0 marsh mallow operating system. There is a proprietary shell EMUI 4.1, so by “six” almost nothing left.


This model uses its own music player. The sound quality of the headphones is very good I liked it, lacking and bass, and high medium is very well designed.Huawei P9 battery


After a long test Huawei P9 smartphone, I can say that the phone has made a positive impression when you create a device-quality materials, a top “iron”, one of the best screen IPS-matrix was used, a good camera and decent battery life. In fact, the carp is almost to nothing, except that the price would like to be slightly lower. I think, P9 should be considered as a substitute for P8 or other weaker device. Accessories decomposed into separate little boxes of the same material as the main box. The kit also includes a metal remover SIM tray, USB cable type C, Headset (almost complete copy of the “ears» EarPods from Apple) and AC adapter.


Dimension:146.8 x 72.6 x 7.5 mm
Battery:3000 mAh
Size + Resolution:5.2 Inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density)
Display Color:IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Muktitouch, Emotion UI 4.1
MEMORY:16GB Built-in, 2/3GB RAM, MicroSD Slot (support up to 128GB) (uses SIM 2 slot)
SIM(SIM1 + SIM2 Both SIMS), Dual SIM + Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
GSM:GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Band:HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G: Band:LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
3G + 4G Speed:HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Communication:WlAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot), Bluetooth v4.1 + A2DP, LE, NFC (L31, L21 only), USB (microUSB v2.0), GPRS, EDGE , A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
Sensors:Fingerprint, Accelerometer, proximity, compass
CAMERA:13 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, LED flash, 1/3" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, Video (1080p@30fps)
Secondary camera:8 MP, f/2.0, LED flash
OS:Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
ProcessorQuad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
Chipset:HiSilicon Kirin 650
Colors Availability:Black, White, Gold
Messaging:SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Other features:Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Youtube, Calendar, Speakerphone, Photo/video editor, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player, MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
Price :54000 PKR

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Ellena Rehman

Ellena is passionate about smartphones and have working experience with various smartphones companies.