Huawei P9 – Practical innovations and attractive device
DIMENSIONS: 145 x 70.9 x 7 mm (5.71 x 2.79 x 0.28 in)
WEIGHT: 144 g (5.08 oz)
SCREEN: IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors - 5.2 inches
RESOLUTION: 1080 x 1920 pixels (~423 ppi pixel density)
PROCESSOR: HiSilicon Kirin 955 - Quad-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
RAM: 3 GB RAM (EVA-L19/EVA-L09)
4 GB RAM (EVA-L29)
MEMORY: 32 GB (EVA-L19/EVA-L09)
microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
SOFTWARE: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
CAMERA: 1.25 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
* Primary: Dual 12 MP, f/2.2, 27 mm, Leica optics, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash,
* Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.4, 1080p
BATTERY: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
It’s been a while since Huawei doesn’t do things slightly bad, and has again demonstrated a Smartphone with which they plan to fight to gain the place in the high-end competed, the Huawei P9.
The Huawei P9,a new mobile device of this manufacturer is the successor of a Huawei P8 last year and proved to have practical innovations that added to a very attractive hardware bet. All these virtues give a twist more on the Huawei P9: Attentive, this Smartphone will be talking, above all, for its dual camera.
The new Huawei P9 has a design that is actually very similar to its predecessor. The front is dominated by the 5.2-inch screen has virtually no side frames (only 1.7 mm), although there are pronounced frames at the top and bottom. It is at the top where we find the front camera and flash, plus speaker for calls.
The overall size is almost identical to an iPhone 6s, but with a screen instead of 4.7 inches comes to 5.2, as highlighted makers Huawei at launch. They stressed also that there is no protrusion on the back for the cameras as it does with the iPhone 6s / Samsung Galaxy Plus or S7.
We have six colors available: ‘ceramic white’, ‘haze gold,’ titanium gray ‘,’ mystic silver ‘,’ prestige gold ‘and’ rose gold ‘, which makes it clear that in this area trends also make the choice of Huawei , which also points that pink gold we saw for the first time devices, although Apple will not sell the P9 with that tone in Europe.
That front on which the protective glass of the screen is the dominant element is combined with metal edges and the back. As with the P8 corners are rounded, but only slightly. The edges have a small -typical bezel that trend marked by 2.5D- screens by joining with the screen, but they are also rounded and follow the trend that certainly favors a more comfortable grip.
The bottom edge is dominated by the headphone jack -here again, the debate on whether to place it in the top- and USB-C connector is one of the important news in their specifications. On the right side are the volume controls both as an on-off button which, yes, is separated from that volume, thanks to locating some “blind” each of these physical buttons.
In that design without great revolutions the main innovations are however in the back, where we find a band for the antenna that also inherits from his predecessor, but where above all there are two key elements: its dual camera and fingerprint sensor, that unlike other devices is also a power button but is specifically geared to that purpose. As with the Mate 8, it is a flat slit yes, has a square design, not circular as in this model.
The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus are authentic, and the P9 Lite is additionally anticipated that would show up soon. Yet another cell phone from the Chinese producer is by all accounts on the cards – the P9 Max, which has perhaps appeared on a benchmark with a 6.9-inch show initiating the element list. The expansive presentation is the thing that shows the likelihood of the gadget being the P9 Max, as the P8 Max from a year ago had a likewise huge screen.
The P9 Max’s showcase is nearing just about tablet region with the 0.1-inch increment over its antecedent (with Full HD determination), and in the engine is the Huawei Kirin 950 chipset with eight handling centers.
The integrated processor is the Kirin HISILICON 955 of its subsidiary in this field. This micro is a modified version of Kirin 950 already debuted at Huawei Mate 8. One Smartphone “the endless battery”, he showed remarkable performance in general purpose synthetic benchmarks thanks to this combination of four Cortex-A53 cores 1, 8 GHz and 4 Cortex-A72 at 2.3 GHz, and here we gain in performance with the Cortex-A72 working at a frequency of 2.5 GHz.
GPU Mali T880 900 MHz represents a more relevant comparison to previous SoCs signature change, and although tests with Mate in August proved to be a step below the powerful GPUs integrated Apple A9 and Snapdragon 820 that set the standard in this field. Here, as AnandTech analysis showed a few months ago, there is a clear winner: energy efficiency. Everything in this device is designed to maximize battery life, but that does not mean that the Kirin 950 again confirmed as one of the most powerful SoCs of this generation of devices.
The processor is accompanied by 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage that can expand to another 128 GB through the microSD slot always welcome. There is a top model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage that also has that slot, but not available in the European market. There will be a Dual SIM model, but it seems that European markets we can only access the model with an SIM, thanks to which we can also have the microSD slot.
Curiosity – Huawei has implemented an optimization system that reduces file fragmentation and which they say allows response times in mobile management that are reduced by 20%.
The new Huawei P9 has the support of 18 bands plus 4 4G 2G bands, 9-band 3G and support in 217 countries and 1,334 operators. As in previous models, the nanoSIM slot with the dedicated to the MicroSD combined, and to improve reception in Huawei have integrated that they believe is the first “virtual antenna triple” that achieves maximum coverage and connection quality throughout moment.
This section will be reinforced by the new battery of 3,000 mAh, much higher than the 2,680 mAh in P8, and will surely spend amply allow day use without our having to be concerned about recharging the device.
The USB-C connector Huawei debuts at P9 and with it comes to a better speed transfer and rapid charging system that will be key to at least partially recharge the battery takes very little time. In half an hour we will have 44% of the battery charged while it will take 110 minutes to fully recharge the battery.
The most striking novelty of this new Huawei P9 Smartphone is the dual camera system that we saw in his Honor 6 Plus. In that model, this combination allowed access interesting effects of post-production and refocusing, simulation aperture setting or applying filters of all kinds.
We also have a duo-tone flash and a laser LED autofocus system, but unfortunately has no optical stabilization system although Huawei indicates that thanks to this combination are not required. The sensors feature 1.25-micron pixel, which allows these sensors collect more light. According to Huawei, these images can be 200% brighter with a 50% improvement in contrast.
The software developed in collaboration with Leica allows a Pro mode that can activate with a simple shift left finger. By doing so, we can control the ISO or shutter speeds, among other preferences. There is even a mode low depth of field (bokeh) -in fact, an edition of a posteriori approach to simulate apertures up to f / 0.95.