Huawei are making some incredible devices from past couple of years, they have launched many devices like Honor 5C, nexus 6P and many other which gives excellent performance with great battery life too. So, there is one more incredible device which they have launched a few weeks back, the Huawei P9. This time they have focused more on all expect like battery looks, quality and especially focused on there camera.
They have used Dual Camera with branding of Leica on it. If you are a Photography enthusiast you musty be knowing what is Leica and what quality images they can provide with there camera and there incredible lenses. Huawei is the first company who has used Leica camera with dual lens technology in there phones, and take my words the quality is impressive. You can even take RAW images. RAW images means you can create anything with that images anything is possible the end is just your imagination.
The Huawei P9 with Dual Leica Lens is a marvelous piece of engineering and art. They have again worked a lot on their EMUI software which is now one of the most stable skins over Android, even in some aspect better than stock Android.
So, Let’s see how the Huawei P9 fares and its dual lens performs:
The Huawei P9 is having a premium look with a uni body design. It is being solidly built with compact design and specially designed for one-handed use. It is having chamfered edges and is nicely curved under the aluminum frame.
As it is having a compact design with 5.2″ screen size means , it can easily be used using one hand. These days most of the flagships which are made are having compact design so that it can be used easily. The Weight of the device as per its specification is also very low. It comes up with only 144 grams and 7mm of thickness. While holding the hand it gives you a proper grip, means you wont able to slip the device so quickly.
At the back houses the dual 12 MP camera which is very advance with the top branding of Leica next to it. This time, they are also not having any bumped out camera, so you need to worry about any scratches onto it.
So, there is no doubt that P9 is one of the best camera phones till date. Coming to the hardware part of the phone:
|Operating system||Android Marshmallow 6.0 with EMUI 4.1|
|Display||5.2 Inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) IPS LCD | 423ppi|
|Processor||2.5GHz Huawei Kirin 955 Quad-core|
|Internal Storage||32 GB; expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card|
|Rear Camera||Dual 12MP (color & monochrome) | ƒ/2.2 lens | Co-engineered with Leica|
|Dimensions||145 x 70.9 x 6.95 mm|
So after Honor 5C, Huawei enter with there own processor in the market which is Kirin. SO, as it was going successful in the market they came up with Kirin 955 chipset in Huawei P9 with four Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.5GHz and 4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz, the phone is packed up with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is also expandable up to 128 GB. The Only drawback is, the phone is not having dual Sim Compatibility.
Like there previous Kirin Processor, Kirin 955 has enough power which can handle anything you want. i have install about 10 High intensive graphic games and play them simultaneously without clearing the Ram and they all work fine with no frame drops, The device wont even heat up on high end gaming. From multi tasking to multiple browsing, from Videos to hD movies P9 can handle almost everything smoothly.
The only drawback of this phone which i personally think is its price and its RAM, in this price we are getting excellent hardware and camera but still the RAM is 3 GB. It can handle anything but still there are so many other device with better hardware, but here the camera and the EMUI is the only point of deal. Overall Kirin 955 offer a fluid Android experience with great camera.
Now coming to the Fingerprint sensor of the phone. P9 is having one of the fastest fingerprint sensor till now even better than iPhone. P9 fingerprint can recognize your finger from any direction which means it support 360-degree recognition, which you will find on very few devices. But this is not enough you can even configure the fingerprint sensor for additional functions like answering calls, taking phones and swiping screens and many more.
Even in its software which is EMUI, you will get several gesture and different feature which will help you in the day to day usage.
One con which i have already explained in P9 is that it is not having any Hybrid SIM slow where as it is having only nano sim slot + a Micro SD card support. One more thing that nano sim car only supports 4G LTE and no VoLTe till now, may be in future they will shoot out some update for it.
The Huawei P9 comes with a compact 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD. The display is perfectly sized for regular and professional users. In personal experience i watch movies, play games and most of the time surfing on internet and take my words the display is great. The pixel density P9 is around 423ppi . The colors are crisp, and you can watch movies and videos from any angles as it is also having high viewing angles. P9 is also protected with 2.5D curved glass which add up more premium look to the phone.
The sunlight legibility is good enough but still you need to increase the brightness or set is to Auto. Overall, the display is sharp and watching a movie give enhanced experience.
The software which P9 comes with is EMUI which is a custom UI skin on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Just from a skin, it is having a tons of features and optimized system. It is one of the best optimized Skin till now in the market with so many added geatures and other feature which you wont find in any other Android UI.
In EMUI you won’t find any app drawer and will give you a feel of using a IOS. It supports and looks almost like like IOS with Android capability. They have there own phone management system which helps you to increase the battery life as well optimize it for better memory and usage.
EMUI is stable and very user-friendly. And still, if you don’t like EMUI launcher you can switch it normally with other launchers which are available on play store.
The P9 comes with a non removable 3,000mAh battery, even with this massive size battery they have managed to make the device so slim and light weight. With even high usgae you can easily last the battery for whole day, thanks to optimized EMUI which they have updates i was using it with Jio 4G on full time with call messages, movies and games and it last me easily for 2 days. You can even get more juice by using ‘ROG power saving’ mode which reduces the phone’s resolution to 720p which is an excellent feature and all the smart phone brand should also opt it..
Overall, the battery life on the P9 is pretty good and as it support fast charging but the supplied charger is the standard 5V/2A charger which makes it charge more than 2 hours to charge the phone from 0 to 100%, you need to get additional fast charger to charge the device rapidly.
As well all know the most highlight feature of P9 is its camera which is powered by Dual Leica lens. And after using the phone the photos clicked with the P9 are some of my best shots clicked with a smartphones. The 12-megapixel camera has a lot with it, and the amazing part is that, you can capture RAW images which i mostly use as you can add numerous effect in it with compression loss.
The back side of P9 is packs two sensors one is TGB for colored images and other one is Monochrome from black and white excellent clicks which only talks with your imagination clicks. Beside it sits a dual-tone LED flash, which works fine with low light images. Even by using the Dual Lens you are getting better 3D effect in images as well as better dept of feel in pictures.
The P9 has also added a dedicated mimic depth sensor which allows users to get the depth of field like we get while shooting with DSLRs.
Coming to the front, you will get a 8 MP camera which also capture some great shots but in low light sometime it struggle to get images without noise. They is a separate manual mode using which you can add your professionalism into your shots by adjusting focus, IOS, shutter speed and all the other function. You can also select RAW image function for more control on your shots.
Now coming to the video recording, P9 can capture videos at 1080p with 60fps and you cannot shoot at 4K at this price WHY?. But still i don’t care about 4K recording because i never use it because of precious low memory i am having with my Lapie. You still get manual controls over there which most of the phone lack behind.
SO, overall P9 is a formidable choice which come up with high quality premium material and excellent camera with added EMUI optimized software. At ₹39,999, the P9 is a bit expensive but the quality it offers its worth it if you can afford it.
Huawei P9 360 Degree View is also coming soon.
If you love smartphone photography, then this deal is for you. Go ahead with it.