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Huawei P9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 303 reviews of Huawei P9. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and usability. The camera and size also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the text input.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei P9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Huawei P9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Huawei P9 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and durability. The screen and portability also get good feedback.

performance, portability, screen, durability, design

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei P9 32GB UK Smartphone 4G - GreyHuawei P9 32GB UK Smartphone 4G - Grey

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei P9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Huawei P9 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. Reviewers really like the camera. The usability also gets good reviews.

portability, usability, camera

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

This summary is based on the products: Huawei P9 5.2" 32GB ROM 3GB RAM Dual SIM Kirin 955 Octa Core Dual 12 MP Camera 4G LTE Smartphone (Titanium Grey) - International Version No WarrantyHuawei P9 5.2" 32GB ROM 3GB RAM Dual SIM Kirin 955 Octa Core Dual 12 MP Camera 4G LTE Smartphone (Titanium Grey) - International Version No Warranty

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Huawei P9 review: good design outshines dual cameras

 

I finished writing my review of the Huawei P9 on Friday. Today's Tuesday, I have a Galaxy S7 and two iPhones in my immediate vicinity, and I'm still using the Huawei P9. Have I taken leave of my...

True premium design ; Perfect dimensions for single-handed use ; Super fast fingerprint sensor ; Information-dense notifications

Not the best battery life or performance from an Android flagship ; Display and camera are just fine, not outstanding ; Fans of stock Android should look elsewhere

May, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Huawei P9 review:

 

Huawei's flagship P9 is perhaps best seen as a camera with a smartphone attached.

The dual-lens camera takes great photos, particularly in black and white, and the phone's slim design makes it easy to carry around.

Huawei's Android skin is awkward to use and loaded with bloatware. The screen resolution should be higher, given the price.

It might take fancy photos, but the Huawei P9's high price means it's not a good choice over the similarly priced Samsung Galaxy S7.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Huawei P9 ( 64GB, rose gold)

 

Sporting not just the Leica brand name -- one of the most well-respected names in the photography industry -- it also has not one but two cameras on its back. One lens shoots exclusively in black and white, while the two together provide a DSLR-style...

The dual-lens camera takes great photos, particularly in black and white, and the phone's slim design makes it easy to carry around.

Huawei's Android skin is awkward to use and loaded with bloatware. The screen resolution should be higher, given the price.

It might take fancy photos, but the Huawei P9's high price means it's not a good choice over the similarly priced Samsung Galaxy S7.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Steve Ranger (zdnet.com)

Huawei P9 review: Smart camera has it snapping at the heels of the flagship titans

 

Despite its innovative dual-lens camera system, the P9 doesn't threaten today's leading flagship smartphones. However, it wouldn't take much to turn the P-series into a genuine challenger.

Dual-lens (RGB, B&W) camera system ; Excellent fingerprint scanner ; Good battery life

Emotion UI overlay may not appeal ; Uninspired design ; Moderate screen resolution ; Lacks wireless and fast charging

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Huawei P9 review: New phone, familiar tricks

 

If there's one feature that will convince you to buy Huawei's P9, it's the clever camera. Two separate sensors let you take gorgeous, native monochrome images and play around with depth of field, not to mention other fun and useful shooting modes....

Fun, versatile camera ; Excellent performance

Unexciting design ; Lacking in standout features ; Questionable value for the money

The P9 is a perfectly good smartphone, particularly when it comes to performance and camera tricks. I had a ton of fun playing around with all the shooting modes, ogling the gorgeous native black-and-white images, and fiddling with bokeh. But the dual...

Apr, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

Huawei P9 review

 

Huawei's P9 is ready to rumble with it's incredible Leica camera tech and sleek metal body.

Huawei has been searching for a winning smartphone for years. The Chinese company has come close to perfection before with the Mate 8 and the Nexus 6P, which we called the best Android phone of 2015, but it hasn’t quite landed on the right combination...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Huawei P9 Review

 

Some say that the best camera is the one you have with you, which is one of the reasons why people now turn to their phones for snapping the occasional photo. The Huawei P9, however, doesn't want to be just another phone with a good camera. It is here...

Smooth UI performance ; Fingerprint scanner is fast and accurate ; Good call quality

Battery life is average at best ; Display colors are saturated, but artificial ; No NFC for 64GB and dual-SIM models

There’s a steep price tag attached to the Huawei P9. In its basic configuration, the smartphone retails for $600 to $650, which means that buyers will be expecting to get tons of value in return.

Apr, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Amy Davies (photographyblog.com)

Huawei P9 Review

 

The announcement of the Huawei P9 was met with much fanfare surrounding the inclusion of Leica branding. The Huawei P9 features a dual camera set-up, which was claimed to have been designed in conjunction with the historic camera manufacturer. There...

The biggest problem with the Huawei P9 is the huge fanfare that was made about the partnership with Leica. The resulting camera(s) is very good, and produces some great quality, detailed shots, but a “DSLR in your pocket” this really is not.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Hadlee Simons (gearburn.com)

Huawei P9 review: best camera phone of 2016?

 

The Huawei P9 delivers a pleasant design and a standout photography experience. Now, if only the video recording department was better...

Huawei’s P9 delivers nippy performance, one of the best camera experiences of the year and another polished design. Now, if the company could fix the woeful low-light video recording, I’d be a super happy camper. 8.8/10

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Huawei P9 Review Tim Schiesser

 

The Huawei P9 is a high-end flagship constructed with precision and quality while packing modern hardware in every corner. But it isn't just your typical collection of high-end specs. Huawei has attempted to think outside the box in some respects,...

Excellent, ergonomic design. The dual-camera system is unique and produces wonderful photos. Decent system performance with a blazing fast fingerprint sensor.

EMUI is a heavy, lackluster software skin. Poor GPU performance. No 4K video recording.

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12

Design

Brand colour:Mystic Silver
Curved Design: No

Display

Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G standards:UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8