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Huawei P9 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews of Huawei P9 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The camera and battery are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the size, while there are mixed views on the portability and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei P9 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei P9 Plus

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Huawei P9 Plus from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the usability, whereas many are critical about the price. There are some mixed reviews about the performance.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei P9 Plus Gold Smartphone 4GB RAM 128GB ROM Brand New Original UnlockedHuawei P9 Plus Gold Smartphone 4GB RAM 128GB ROM Brand New Original Unlocked

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Huawei P9 Plus Smartphone Review

 

Is everything better with the Plus? The new P9 Plus from Huawei is not just a bigger version of the standard P9, the display differs completely from the smaller sibling as well. The Press Touch feature is also reserved for the Plus model.

fast SoC ; expandable storage ; wide range of frequencies ; good cameras ; voice quality ; provided headset ; quick-charge ; USB Type-C ; very good battery runtimes ; Press Touch ; Infrared ; cover included ; 3-year warranty ; good speakers

only USB 2.0 ; only LTE Cat. 6 ; neither MHL nor SlimPort ; slight SoC throttling under sustained load ; no 4K video recordings ; no FM radio ; expensive

The Huawei P9 Plus is not just a bigger version of the standard P9. The manufacturer not only equips the Plus model with a bigger screen and a larger battery but also implements several additional features and even uses a completely different display...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Gary Sims (androidauthority.com)

Huawei P9 Plus review

 

The Huawei P9 Plus offers some extras not found in the P9 including a 5.5 inch AMOLED display, Press Touch and an IR blaster. Is this Huawei's best smartphone? Let's find out in our in-depth review.

Good camera ; Pressure sensitive display ; Nice design ; Fast fingerprint reader ; Build quality ; microSD expansion ; IR blaster

Emotion UI might not be for everyone ; Lack of OIS ; No 4K video

The Huawei P9 Plus certainly offers a lot. It's thin, has a great battery, plus a nice 5.5 inch display. The processor package performs well and the 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage is nice to have. The real selling point is the camera and it...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Kike Santamaría (androidpit.com)

Hands on: Huawei P9 Plus review

 

2015 was a dizzying year for Huawei, launching its European store and rising among the top three smartphone manufacturers. The Huawei P9 Plus is tasked with maintaining this prestige, following the fall of LG, Sony and HTC. It is a direct competitor to...

The P9 Plus is a stylish smartphone that could, together with the standard P9, provide the best camera on the market. It’s clear what Huawei needs to do make a truly excellent device. Unfortunately, the P9 falls short for me. The white ceramic produces...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei P9 Plus review: The big and the bold

 

Huawei is fast emerging as one of the most popular smartphone brands in the world. A lot of that notability is thanks to its budget sub-brand, Honor, which cranks out affordable but high quality phones. Still, Huawei has done a lot of work on its...

Fantastic battery life, fluid and fast performance, quick charging support shaves considerable plug-in time, decent camera system

Some parts of software still counter-intuitive, metal casing is shiny and slippery, huge fingerprint magnet

So P9 or P9 Plus? Well, the Plus offers a slightly larger screen with "Press Touch" technology, plus better battery life and 64GB on-board storage for its £500 asking price (making it about £100 more than the standard P9).

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Huawei P9 Plus review

 

The pressure's on

Very good battery life ; High-contrast photos ; Powerful CPU

GPU not that powerful ; Software relies on curation ; Rivals offer better low-light camera results

A phone that looks, feels, and is expensive, the Huawei P9 Plus has a generous dollop of luxury to it. Thanks to very solid battery life it's easy to live with too. However, at this price you can pick almost any phone you like, and we're not convinced...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei P9 Plus preview: Huawei's true P series flagship - Pocket-lint

 

Huawei has a new champion and it's the P9 Plus. Launched alongside a "regular" P9, it's the bigger of the two devices that might turn more heads. The Huawei

The Huawei P9 Plus offers elements above and beyond the regular model and that should give it some additional appeal. This is a fully-packed handset, carrying the novelty of that dual Leica camera on the rear.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei P9 Plus review: Slightly better specs come with a MUCH high price

 

The Huawei P9 Plus has its charms, but there are much better phones in the UK at this price

However, while the S7 and G5 are both excellent smartphones, it's OnePlus that delivers the killer blow. The OnePlus 3 doesn’t just deliver infinitely superior battery life, better all-round performance and a much more reliable camera – it does all...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei P9 Plus

 

After the success of the Nexus 6P, Huawei continued its impressive run with the P9. While its Leica branding was more of a gimmick, the P9 was a great phone capable of rivalling the HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Huawei P9 Plus review | Huawei's 2016 flagship phablet

 

Can Huawei take on the Galaxy S7 edge and iPhone 6S Plus? With the help of Leica it hopes the Huawei P9 Plus can do the job and here's our review of the 2016 flagship phone.

If you’re in the market for a sleek, premium phablet with a great dual-camera setup, the Huawei P9 Plus is a great option. The 5.5in SuperAMOLED FHD display is bright and crisp, and shows off the detailed photos taken by the rear-facing dual 12Mp...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Huawei P9 Plus review

 

Double the cameras, double the fun - and it'll feel the pressure (-sensitive screen) too

Clever, capable cameras ; Fast fingerprint sensor ; Top-notch screen with Press Touch

Pressure-sensitive screen doesn't have a lot of uses ; You'll need flagship funds to buy one

The P9 was decent, but the P9 Plus goes one better with that gorgeous AMOLED screen and Press Touch - it's just a shame about that eye-watering price

Aug, 2016
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3400
Battery performance:3400
Standby time (3G):434.5
Talk time (3G):33.7

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Sensor Type:BSI / BSI CMOS
Video recording: Yes

Design

Color of product:Gold / Grey / Grey, Quartz metallic / White
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:AMOLED / SAMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:401
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:4

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, WMA / 3GPP,AAC,AAC+,AMR,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,MIDI,MP3,MP4,OGG,PCM,RA-Lossless,WAV,WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, RM, RMVB, VP8, WMV, WMV9, XVID / 3GP, ASF, MP4, RM, RMVB, WMV / 3GP,ASF,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RM,RMVB,VP8,WMV,XVID
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RM,RMVB,VP8,WMV,WMV9,XVID / 3GP,ASF,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RM,RMVB,VP8,WMV,XVID / 3GP,ASF,MP4,RM,RMVB,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1800,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / TD-SCDMA / TD-SCDMA,UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1900,2100
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 BLE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6 / 6, EMUI 4.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Dictionary, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Dictionary, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor:Kirin 955
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A72
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor model:Kirin 955

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6 / 6, EMUI 4.1 / 6.0 / 6.0 Marshmallow

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3 / 4 / 4096
Internal ROM:65536
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:3 / 4
ROM capacity:65536

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.275 / 6
Height:0.275 / 5.98 / 6
Weight:5.71
Width:2.89 / 2.96
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