Tracing a strategy that was already implemented in the last course, the Chinese firm Huawei has sought a date in the calendar, already important fairs like the MWC 2016, allowing you to receive all the attention media around their new P9 Huawei and Huawei P9 Plus remote.
With them comes an interesting change to the catalog of a Huawei already converted into large sector, and that presents its candidature to the throne Android from the hand of Leica does your lenses and their experience for a camera that seeks excellence.
There is still time until the month of May to reach stores Huawei P9, and much further until early June when premiering the P9 Plus, so we will surely try them with patience and care to eliminate all doubts that now generates us device in its two variants.
It is difficult to still say that dual camera with Leica lens module is the best on the market, and we also have doubts with this small difference in diagonal (0.3 inch) between the two versions. Is this a good strategy?
At the moment, we know that Huawei opt again for three versions of the device – but at the moment we do not know the model ‘Lite’ – with a excellent construction focused on metal, minimum side frames and hardware at the height of the best without renouncing HiSilicon Kirin chipsets from his own crop.
That Yes, this year Huawei has wanted the P9 debuts the new Kirin 955 with eight-core processor and identical GPU that used by Samsung in a solvent 8890 Exynos that prevails in the interior of the S7 Galaxy.
Where the Chinese manufacturer has not moved is the box of the panels FullHD both one and another model, without doubt best option in terms of performance hardware and energy consumption, but giving up the experience of virtual reality that other manufacturers have Yes wanted closer.
Already served the battle and waiting for new contenders, who will have them and very juicy this year, see as how and where the new Huawei P9 and P9 Plus stand with respect to the rest of the high-end Android:
On paper, technical specifications
|Huawei P9 | Huawei P9 Plus||Samsung Galaxy S7 | Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge||LG G5||Sony Xperia X Perfomance||Xiaomi Mi5|
|Screen||5.2 inch IPS | 5.5 inch SuperAMOLED||5.1 inch SuperAMOLED | 5.5 inch SuperAMOLED ‘dual-edge’||5.3 inch IPS||5.0 inch Triluminos IPS||5.15 inches IPS|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels424 ppp | 1920 x 1080 pixels400 dpi||2560 x 1440 pixels576 DPI | 2560 x 1440 pixels534 ppp||2560 x 1440 pixels554 ppp||1920 x 1080 pixels441 ppp||1920 x 1080 pixels428 ppp|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 955Quad-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 & Quad – core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53GPU ARM Mali-T880 MP4||Samsung Exynos 8890Quad-core Samsung Custom & Quad – core Cortex-A53GPU ARM Mali-T880 MP4||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996Quad-core 2.2 GHz KyroGPU Adreno 530||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996Quad-core 2.2 GHz KyroGPU Adreno 530||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996Quad-core 2.2 GHz KyroGPU Adreno 530|
|RAM||3 GB | 4 GB||4 GB||4 GB||3 GB||3/4 GB|
|Memory||32 GB | 64 GBSlot microSD up to 128 GB||32 GBSlot microSD up to 200 GB||32 GBSlot microSD up to 200 GB||32 GBSlot microSD up to 200 GB||32 or 64 / 128 GBNot scalable|
|Version of Android||6.0 Android MarshmallowEMUI||6.0 Android MarshmallowTouchWiz UI||6.0 Android MarshmallowLG UI||6.0 Android MarshmallowXperia UI||6.0 Android MarshmallowMIUI|
|Cameras||Rear: DUAL 12 MP (f/2.2) & 12 MP (f/2.2). Leica lens. Auto focus laser. Dual-LED flash. HDR. FullHD videoFront: 8 MP. FullHD||Rear: 12 MP. Aperture f/1.7. Optical stabilizer. Ultra fast hybrid autofocus by phase detection. LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 5 MP. FullHD. HDR||Rear: DUAL 16 MP (f/1.8) & 8 MP (f/2.4). Optical stabilizer. Auto focus laser. Sensor color spectrum. LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 8 MP. FullHD. HDR||Rear: 23 MP. Sony G. Apertura f/2.0 lens. Optical stabilizer. Ultra fast hybrid autofocus by phase detection. LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 13 MP. FullHD||Rear: 16 MP. Optical stabilizer. By phase detection autofocus. Dual-LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 4 MP. FullHD. HDR|
|Connectivity||LTE (nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, dual-band, DLNA, hotspot4.2 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCUSB v3.0, reversible Type-C 1.0||LTE (nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot4.2 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCmicroUSB v2.0, USB Host||LTE (nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot4.2 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCUSB v3.0, reversible Type-C 1.0, USB On-The-Go||LTE (nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot4.2 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCmicroUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host||LTE dual active SIM (2 x nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot4.2 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCIR portUSB v3.0, reversible Type-C 1.0|
|Dimensions||145 x 70.9 x 6.95 (mm) | 152.3 x 75.3 x 6.98 (mm)||142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 (mm) | 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 (mm)||149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 (mm)||143.7 x 70.4 x 8.7 (mm)||144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 (mm)|
|Weight||144 (g) | 162 (g)||152 (g) | 157 (g)||159 (g)||164 (g)||129 (g)|
|Battery||Li-ion 3000 mAh (non-removable). Turbo Charging | Li-Ion 3400 mAh (non-removable). Turbo Charging||Li-ion 3000 mAh (non-removable). Turbo Charging | Li-ion battery 3600 mAh (non-removable). Turbo Charging||Li-Ion 2,800 mAh (removable). Turbo Charging||Li-Ion 2700 mAh (non-removable). Turbo Charging||Li-ion 3000 mAh (non-removable). Turbo Charging|
|Other data||Gorilla Glass 4Metal constructionFingerprint reader||‘Always-on’ screenGorilla Glass 4Metal constructionIP68 certificationFingerprint readerHeart rate sensor, oxygen saturation in blood and UV raysLoading Wireless QiDisplay curved (only on Edge)||‘Always-on’ screenGorilla Glass 4Metal constructionFingerprint readerModular system for inserting components or peripherals||Gorilla Glass 4Metal constructionIP68 certificationFingerprint readerSony Multimedia Add-ons (Cyber-shot, Sony Music, X-Reality Engine)||New ceramic materials and metalFingerprint reader|
Two versions of great quality and a destination
In this market It’s not always good to let talk competition, and in this 2016 Huawei has returned to expected movements in the first weeks of the year, with the important trade fairs of means, to assess towards where moves its competitors in the Smartphone market.
However, the aspirants to the throne usually Crouching is waiting for new generations of manufacturers, although at this point We must no longer considered applicant to a Huawei that has been placed among the manufacturers that distribute more smart phones around the world.
Thus, the strategy of Huawei should be assessed within the open by the high-end and uncompromising war, and here is where the P9 and P9 Plus cast doubt.
No more differences, perhaps a QHD panel of 5.5 inch would have better explained these 0.3 inches diagonal differ in two virtually identical smartphones in everything else. Or perhaps a Q9 model with 5-inch and FullHD resolution could also justify two versions too much overlapping each other.
What is undeniable is the good level reached by Huawei to build smartphones the best quality, and these Huawei P9 give good faith of this.
Huawei P9, betting everything on camera
Already chilled the race hardware and all the manufacturers busily in the innovation in design and materials, the truth is that few elements were left to differentiate well a bumper end smartphone and justify the prices that are handled around 700 euros.
Obviously, all you have noticed that This element is the camera, He pointed out ways for months and already it has become the great horse of batallo battle of the highest range in the Smartphone market.
The good thing in this respect is that the stakes of each other could not be more different, and so it will be easier to evaluate objectively a few modules or others in empirical evidence. In this case, although LG also shares the double sensor option for example, the fact is that Huawei chooses two 12-megapixel sensors -monochrome and rgb – while the Koreans mounted two different sizes with focal different.
With a hardware platform of own manufacture which is solvent as well as others, and worsening a specification as important as the screen of the device, with a FullHD resolution in both models resignation directly to virtual reality – probably a fad of the moment that will settle in the future-, at Huawei not was obliged to give the coup with a camera that, on paper, seems outstanding.
As important as Leica signature collaboration with negative results, not can be expected although better we shall wait for the analysis to assess. For the moment look good, but is that this year the competition is too tough and both Samsung and LG or Xiaomi have set the bar too high.
Where do you put to the new P9 Huawei? Are you prepared for war in the high-end Android?