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Huawei P9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1012 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. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The camera and performance also get good feedback. Views are divided on the apps. There are some less positive views 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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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. Comments about the design and durability are generally positive. The screen and portability also get good views.

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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

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (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. Views about the usability and portability are generally positive. The camera and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts 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 (Prestige Gold) - International Version No WarrantyHuawei P9 5.2" 32GB ROM 3GB RAM Dual SIM Kirin 955 Octa Core Dual 12 MP Camera 4G LTE Smartphone (Prestige Gold) - International Version No Warranty

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei P9

 

Huawei P9 long-term review: Huawei's 2016 flagship was its best phone to date with Dual Leica cameras and an improved software experience.

Dual lens tech is great ; Solid performance ; Decent battery life ; Super fast fingerprint scanner

EMUI skin is heavy ; Camera software can be fidlly

The best phone Huawei’s ever made, but it repeats old mistakes.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (t3.com)

Huawei P9 review: a solid smartphone - but it won't change the way you see the world

 

UPDATED. A sleek handset with two, yes TWO, Leica cameras

Sleek design ; Interesting camera set up ; Good battery life

Nothing innovative ; Screen lackluster ; Camera could be better

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei P9 review: The flagship and the folly

 

Huawei has been chipping away at the flagship smartphone block for years now, gradually adding appeal to its seemingly desired western audience with each iteration. But while last year's P8 lost its way with sloppy software and knuckle-based nonsense,...

Best fingerprint scanner on the market, slender design, dual camera solution is fun, microSD card expansion, ample power for all tasks

Some questionable software points, battery life not standout (as 3,000mAh would suggest), camera software (defocus) glitchy

The P9 is a step above and beyond last year's P8. It's got cleaner software, ample power, decent (albeit sometimes quirky) cameras, the best fingerprint scanner on the market, and a variety of features that successfully place it in among the flagship...

May, 2016

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Huawei P9 review

 

A flagship phone that's consistently different but too inconsistent to challenge the best

High-quality build ; Much improved DoF camera effects ; Bright, colourful screen

Disappointing low-light camera performance ; Software messes with Android a lot

An innovative camera, plenty of power and lovely build aren't quite enough to add up to overall perfection

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : James Peckham (techradar.com)

Huawei P9 review

 

Dual cameras worthy of a double take

Gorgeous design ; Powerful processor ; Good camera setup

Questionable interface ; Average battery life ; Lacks fast charging

The P9 is another accomplished smartphone from Huawei, with an innovative camera setup and plenty of power under the hood. But it's not perfect, and there are still issues with the heavy Emotion UI.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

Huawei P9 review: A great camera is the best thing about the Huawei P9

 

The great camera and slim design are in the Huawei P9's favour, but not the clunky Android software.

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 : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Huawei P9 Review: In Depth

 

Huawei P9 review: If it wasn't clear from the launch event, the new Huawei P9 is squarely aimed at the big dogs of the phone market. But is it any good?

Beautifully thin, lightweight design ; Rich camera experience ; Great battery life

Heavy user interface ; No 4K video recording

Huawei is growing up fast and the P9 represents the best that the company can bring to the table right now. It’s not a perfect phone, taken in some very specific directions in certain areas, but the end result is pleasing to look at and pleasing to use..

Apr, 2016

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

Huawei P9 hands-on review

 

Huawei has unveiled its latest Android flagship. We've spent some time with the phone, and here's our initial hands-on review of the Huawei P9.

Based on our first impressions of the Huawei P9, we're pretty impressed. It's a leap forward from the P8 which was already a decent smartphone, particularly due to its innovative camera and USB-C conector. We still need to thoroughly test the camera...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei P9 review: Once the camera smartphone to beat

 

The Huawei P9's Leica dual-lens camera is its crowning achievement, but the P9 isn't without its flaws

Dual-lens camera ; Lightning fast fingerprint reader

Huawei Emotion UI

It is, however, much cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, which might be preferable for those with more limited budgets. In my book, I'd probably prefer to pay a bit more for a better all-rounder, but if you're looking for a great camera...

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (alphr.com)

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus review: Once great, but in 2018 you can do better

 

The Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus are good enough to take on the best of the flagship competition – the big names should be worried

The P9 costs £449 SIM free and the P9 Plus is £549 inc VAT, which is very reasonable for this calibre of phone. However, you can pick it up for much less if you shop around and buy it in tandem with a PAYG or monthly SIM deal. For instance, pick up a...

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity: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
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):12
Multi-shot:Y
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Sensor Type:BSI / BSI CMOS / CMOS
Video recording:N / Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

Brand colour:Ceramic White / Haze Gold / Mystic Silver / Prestige gold / Titanium grey
Colour of product:Black, Blue / Black, grey / Blue / Blue, Silver / Gold / Grey / Pink gold, White / Red / Silver / Silver, White / Titanium / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:423
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
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:Y

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:Y
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
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 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,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:Y / 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:TD-SCDMA,UMTS / UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
4G standard:LTE
4G standards: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 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:N / Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / 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 (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 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
Platform:Android
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
ROM capacity:32

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.95
Height :14.5 / 145
Weight:144
Width:7.09 / 70.9