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Huawei P9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1020 reviews of Huawei P9. 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 size and screen. The camera and performance also get good opinions. Views are divided on the apps. Many are critical 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 94/100 = 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. Views about the design and durability are generally positive. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably.

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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

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei P9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Huawei P9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the usability and portability are overall positive. The camera and design also get good views, but many are critical about the size and screen.

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95% 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

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Huawei P9 Smartphone Review

 

Leica style. Huawei relies entirely on the camera in the P8's successor, and once again sets up an impressive overall package. The new showcase smartphone is even higher quality and the battery is also larger. However, there is still room for improvement.

fast SoC ; expandable storage ; wide frequency configuration ; good cameras ; call quality ; headset included ; Quick Charge ; USB Type-C ; decent battery life

no App2SD ; LTE Cat. 6 only ; no radio receiver ; no infrared ; no MHL or SlimPort ; USB 2.0 only ; DNGs cannot be stored on the micro-SD ; SoC throttles under permanent load

The Chinese company continues the success story of its P series with the Huawei P9, and consistently develops its flagship further. Once again, the great IPS panel, good performance, photo quality of the Leica dual-camera, the strong battery life and...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

Huawei P9 camera deep dive: Is the Leica brand and dual-camera design worthy of the hype?

 

Huawei has placed major stars and advertising around it's Leica-branded P9 smartphone. Testing shows the camera is special, in large part due to the software experience.

Jun, 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: (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: (techaeris.com)

Huawei P9 review: Another solid Android choice for some

 

I'd be lying in this review if I didn't say that smartphone design just seems to be in a stagnant sense of being.

Really nice design keeps up with mid-tier standards, great cameras

Huawei skin isn't for everyone, will need custom launcher, design isn't ground breaking and weak speaker

The P9 is a really nice phone, the UI is not for everyone and those who don't know how to use custom launchers will be stuck here. But if you can get used to the iOS like skin, then this is a great phone choice.

Nov, 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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery performance:3000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):526
Standby time (3G):552 / 556 / 566
Standby time (4G):566
Talk time (2G):33
Talk time (3G):18

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):12
Multi-shot: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Sensor Type:BSI / BSI CMOS / CMOS
Video recording:No / Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

Brand color:Ceramic White / Haze Gold / Mystic Silver / Prestige Gold / Titanium grey
Color of product:Black, Blue / Black, Grey / Blue / Gold / Grey / Pink gold, White / Red / Silver / Silver, White / Titanium / White
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.2
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:423
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:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, Mid, MIDI, OGG, PCM, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, WMA / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,PCM,WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, MP4, RM, RMVB, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, RV, VP8, WMV9, XVID / 3GP, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG2, MPEG4, RV, VP8, WMV9, XVID / 3GP, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, RV, VP8, WMV9, XVID / 3GP,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RV,VP8,WMV9,XVID
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, H.264 / H.262,H.263,H.264 / H.264, H.265, MPEG2, MPEG4, VP8, WMV9, Xvid
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,MP4,RM,RMVB,WMV / 3GP,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RV,VP8,WMV9,XVID / 3GP,H.263,H.264,H.265,MPEG2,MPEG4,RV,VP8,WMV9,XVID / 3GP,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RV,VP8,WMV9,XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,1900 / 800,850,900,1900 / 800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 BLE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:WPA2-PSK
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / 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 / IEEE 802.11ac

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:No / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6, EMUI 4.1 / 6.0
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15 / 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. / 6.0
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3 / 3072 / 4
Internal ROM:32
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:3 / 4
ROM capacity:32

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.274
Height:5.71
Weight:5.08
Width:2.79