Huawei P9 Pros And Cons; Impressions


First launched in April in UK, Huawei P9 is one of the unique smartphones that comes with dual rear cameras by Leica Camera AG. Recently, Huawei has launched this handset in many countries including India, and it has also got the European Consumer Smartphone 2015 – 2016 award by EISA.

This handset comes with a 5.2 inch Full HD Display which is having a pixel density of 423ppi (pixels per inch). It is powered by a Kirin 955, Octa-Core processor with 1 set of cores clocked at 2.5GHz and 2nd set clocked at 1.8GHz coupled with Mali T880 GPU and it has 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage. However, in some countries Huawei has also launched a 4GB RAM variant with 64GB of storage, plus there is also a dual SIM variant, which is not launched here in India.

The key feature of Huawei P9 is the dual rear cameras which Huawei has co-engineered with Leica. Both the cameras are using a 12 Megapixel sensor and the aperture is f/2.2. It also has dual LED flash but it complete misses out the optical image stabilisation feature and no 4K video recording as well. On the front side it’s having an 8 Megapixel selfie camera.

Huawei P9 comes running on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system along with EMUI v4.0. In India Huawei has launched the 3GB RAM variant with 32GB Storage, with a single SIM slot.

It packs a 3,000 mAh battery which support quick charging but inside the box you get a standard 5V2A charger.

Also see: Huawei P9 In India With Dual Cameras By Leica (Launch Event Coverage).

Currently Huawei P9 is selling at 39,999/- at exclusively at Flipkart in mystic silver, prestige gold and titanium grey colour options. And, Huawei has not announced any thing about launching the 4GB RAM variant or the Huawei P9 Plus as of now.

Huawei P9 Pros And Cons; Impressions

Huawei P9 Pros And Cons

Huawei P9 Pros

  1. 5.2 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080p) display, 423ppi, (easy to use with single hand)
  2. Kirin 955 Octa-Core processor (2.5GHz + 1.8GHz)
  3. 3GB RAM / 32GB internal storage
  4. Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) OS
  5. Dual 12 Megapixel cameras by Leica (RGB + Monochrome sensors) with dual LED flash, hybrid focusing and f/2.2 apeture.
  6. 8 Megapixel front facing selfie camera
  7. Reliable and super fast fingerprint scanner
  8. NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, USB Type C Port, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  9. MicroSD card supported up-to 128GB
  10. 3,000 mAh Battery supports fast charging
  11. All metal uni-body design
  12. Light weight, measuring 144 grams

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Huawei P9 Cons

  1. Mali T880 GPU (not best for high-end gaming)
  2. Single SIM slot device
  3. Even at this price it does not come with quick charger inside the box.
  4. No 4K Video Recording
  5. No OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation)

Recommended: Huawei P9 Full Specifications.

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