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Huawei P9 Review



Huawei is a Chinese company that has been making a big impact over the past few years, growing its reputation and fan base with very good phones, and the latest is the Huawei P9.

Huawei is now competing with the likes of Sony, LG and Motorola in the second tier of Android phone manufacturers, however it may not be long before they are battling it out in the top tier.

The design of the P9 is similar to that of the P8 however they have refined its look and also made it more compact than other Huawei devices which are on the market at the moment. The Huawei P9 is smaller than the iPhone 6S by a few millimetres however the screen is the important part and you will get a 5.2-inch screen with the P9 compared with the 6S which only has a 4.7-inch display.

One of the key features of the Huawei P9 is its ground breaking dual-lens which are placed on the back of the phone. The two 12MP sensors work to create very detailed images which is particularly noticeable when you zoom in on photos which you take from a distance to see the amount of detail which the phone can pick up. The improved camera in the Huawei is down to its new partnership with the German camera company Lecia, and the P9 is the first phone to be released under the agreement.


The Huawei P9 comes in six different colours with my personal favourite being the Titanium Gray which just makes the phone look brilliant. The other five colours are Haze Gold, Ceramic White, Rose Gold, Prestige Gold and Mystic Silver. However, the only colour I could see on the Carphone Warehouse website is a standard black colour, let’s hope that the range of colours in Ireland improves.

One of the main problems with the phone is its battery life, Huawei state that you will get a day out of a full charge however there have been reports from early adopters that the battery life isn’t quite at that level. For those that do make the end of the day they are saying that they have very little life left, or that midway through the day they would need to charge it for a while.

Unfortunately, there is no fast charging or wireless charging available on the phone which is an aspect which will turn a lot of people off from purchasing phones. Wireless charging spots are becoming more accessible and the fact that Huawei haven’t included it on the P9 seems rather short sighted.

Overall the Huawei P9 is a very good phone with a few setbacks but mainly positives like its fast processor and great design. The phone is available through prepay from €529.99, although there are other price plans available for the phone.

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