Huawei P9 Plus Review

Huawei P9 Plus Review
n'ozuzu Akara4.5
  • The P9 Plus bụ kacha mma ama Huawei mere ka ụbọchị ... ma ọ bụrụ na ị na-adịghị gụọ Nexus 6P. Ọ na-ewe na-emeri usoro nke P9 na dị nnọọ na-agbakwụnye a obere bit na ya.

Chinese ike si ibu-sized flagship dị ukwuu, na fun igwefoto, magburu onwe selfies, snappy arụmọrụ na ihe siri ike ndụ batrị – ọ bụ naanị a ihere banyere ahaziri gam akporo

Kwadoro site na a na-akpọ “Huawei P9 Plus review: elu-klas phablet nwere azụ site sub-par software” e dere site Samuel Gibbs, maka on Tuesday 7th June 2016 06.00 UTC

The Huawei P9 Plus bụ a ibu version nke Chinese ama emeputa mbụ magburu onwe àjà. Ọ na-azọrọ na ha bụ "plus n'ụzọ ọ bụla" - na ọ na-adịghị ewute.

Dị ka "plus" nsụgharị nke ọzọ Nsukka 'smartphones, na P9 Plus anya dị ka a P9 blown site 5% na a photocopier. Ọ bụ nta nwanne bụ ihe mara mma, ọma-mere ama, na P9 Plus dokwara ka, n'agbanyeghị magnification.

Metal ahu na mma metụrụ

Huawei p9 plus review
The P9 Plus nwere mma obere metụrụ dị ka red ịdị gburugburu ike button na a nta purple tint na metal ahụ. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian

Ọ nwere a ibu 5.5in ihuenyo, bụ ubé ogologo, wider na arọ. Ọ na-abịa na otu na agba – quartz isi awọ – ihe mara mma gunmetal isi awọ na agba ya na ihe na-akpali red olu okwu gburugburu ike button.

The azụ mụrụmụrụ karịa P9 na na ubé ahazi n'akụkụ, na-ele n'ezie dị mma na aka. Ọ na-ese na-ele ọ bụla bit a adịchaghị top-ọgwụgwụ ama.

Tụnyere Samsung si 5.5in Galaxy S7 Edge, na P9 Plus bụ 1.4mm ogologo, 2.7mm wider na 5g arọ, ma 0.7mm thinner, mgbe Apple iPhone 6S More bụ 5.9mm ogologo, 2.6mm wider, 0.3mm thicker na 30g arọ, nke dị kwesiri ngosi n'aka, na-eme ka o siere ha ike aka.

Ihuenyo bụ a 5.5in full HD AMOLED, nke dị mma-na-achọ, yi na ukwuu inky ojii. Na 401ppi ọ bụghị ezi dị ka pin-nkọ dị ka rivals si Samsung na Google, tinyere Huawei onwe Nexus 6P, ma nwere oké ikiri akụkụ na ga-amasị ọtụtụ.

Huawei p9 plus review
The Ịma Ọkwa ndo yiri iOS karịa Google si gam akporo. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian


  • Ihuenyo: 5.5na zuru HD AMOLED (401ppi)
  • Processor: Octa-isi Huawei Kirin 955
  • Ram: 4GB nke Ram
  • Nchekwa: 64GB + microSD kaadị
  • Sistemụ nrụọrụ: Android 6.0 na mmetụta uche UI 4.1
  • Igwefoto: 12MP sọrọ n'azụ igwefoto, 8MP n'ihu-eche ihu igwefoto
  • Njikọta: LTE, Wi-Fiac, NFC, nA, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C na GPS
  • Akụkụ: 152.3 x 75.3 x 6.98mm
  • Arọ: 162g

Snappy na siri ike ndụ batrị

Huawei p9 plus review
Huawei ike na-azọpụta ntọala na Monitors nyere aka chọpụta nsogbu ngwa ọdịnala na-eme ka batrị ikpeazụ aba. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian

The P9 Plus udeme P9 si processor, Huawei si octa-isi Kirin 955 mgbawa, ma na-agbakwụnye, onye amara 1GB of RAM eweta ya 4GB na nwere okpukpu abụọ nke nchekwa na 64GB wuru na, mgbe ọ ka na-enwe na microSD kaadị oghere maka agbakwunye ọzọ.

The P9 Plus bụ snappy, powered through everything I threw at it and ran cooler than its smaller sibling. Battery life was also good, lasting 38 hours between charges using Huawei’s smart power plan, na narị Ịma Ọkwa, 10 hours of music listening, five hours’ browsing and app usage and the odd spot of photography and gaming. Most people will likely get two days between charges. Ndị ọzọ na-, more aggressive power-saving modes are available, as well as app usage monitors, which helps weed out power-hungry apps.

Unlike the P9, the P9 Plus includes fast charging in line with most other top-end smartphones, so topping up doesn’t require hours connected to a power supply.

Emotion UI 4.1

Huawei p9 plus review
EMUI adds ugly borders to apps and makes a significant amount of changes to the look and feel of Android. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian

The P9 Plus has Huawei’s modified Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system called Emotion UI (EMUI 4.1). It’s exactly the same as the P9 and resembles Apple’s iOS, including forcing all the apps installed on the phone to be on the homescreen, not tucked away in the standard Android app drawer.

Some will like the look, others won’t. It has tighter control of apps, nke dị mma, and isn’t as bloat-filled as other customised versions of Android but isn’t as good as the standard Android experience.

akara mkpisiaka nyocha

Huawei p9 plus review
The fingerprint scanner on the back is one of the fastest and most accurate on the market. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian

The fingerprint scanner on the back is very fast, accurate and well placed for the size of phone. Not once in my testing did it fail to recognise my finger. You can’t unlock the phone using the fingerprint scanner without picking the phone up, Otú ọ dị.

Pressure sensitive screen

Huawei p9 plus review
Press your finger harder on a photo in the gallery app pops up a magnifying loupe. The harder you push the greater the level of magnification. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian

The P9 Plus is one of the first Android devices to have a pressure sensitive screen, which Huawei calls Press touch.

Its implementation basically mirrors Apple’s approach on the iPhone 6S Plus. Pressing hard on a Huawei app icon pops up some quick actions and shortcuts. Pressing harder still takes you immediately to one action of your choice, such as straight to the selfie mode within the camera app.

Users can also choose to hide the navigation home, back and recently used apps buttons at the bottom of the screen and to activate them with increased pressure, or set the top left or right corners as shortcuts to launch apps.

In the gallery app, pressing hard on a photo brings up a magnifying loupe with zoom directly proportional to how hard you press. It’s very responsive, and a decent little tool for inspecting detail, but most people don’t look that hard at their photos.

Press touch faces the same problems as Apple’s 3D Touchit’s difficult to know what supports it, third-party app support is highly unlikely and I’m not sure whether anyone will end up using it. It actively gets in the way of moving icons around on the homescreen, but can be deactivated.

Android might add native support for pressure sensitive screens in the future, but I remain unconvinced by any implementation thus far.

Dual camera

Huawei p9 plus review
The dual camera setup on the back: one black and white camera, one colour. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian

The rear dual camera “co-engineered with Leica” is the same camera system as fitted to the P9, and as such produces good looking images and is quite a lot of fun to use.

The monochrome camera is particularly sharp, and makes the right sort of subjects really sparkle.

The front-facing selfie camera has a faster lens, which lets in more light with an f-stop of 1.9, compared to the P9’s f2.4. The difference is noticeable. Selfies look sharper, brighter and more detailed. In the relatively poor lighting it produced some of the best, most detailed selfies I’ve seen. There are various beauty modes too, but they all just end up losing detail.

Huawei p9 plus review
The Huawei camera app is pretty good, but the lack of automatic HDR mode is irritating. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian


  • The back is a lot smoother and polished than the P9, but isn’t as slippery as some other metal smartphones
  • Double press the volume button when locked to quickly take a photo in less than one second
  • Huawei’s app-control tools are excellent for monitoring power drain etc
  • A few third-party apps come pre-installed, but can be removed
  • There’s a third-party theme that removes the ugly bubbles around app icons on the homescreen I’d still install a third-party launcher such as Nova or Google Now Launcher
  • There’s an IR blaster in the top to control your TV


The Huawei P9 Plus is exclusive to Vodafone in the UK at the moment, starting at £500 on a pre-paid tariff. Prices from third-party retailers vary.

In comparison, na smaller P9 costs £449, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge costs £639, na Google Nexus 6P costs £449 and the Apple iPhone 6S More costs £619.


The P9 Plus bụ kacha mma ama Huawei mere ka ụbọchị ... ma ọ bụrụ na ị na-adịghị gụọ Nexus 6P. Ọ na-ewe na-emeri usoro nke P9 na dị nnọọ na-agbakwụnye a obere bit na ya.

The selfie camera is great, the rear dual camera is fun and the look and feel of the phone is top notch. The screen isn’t as crisp as rivals, but is still good looking, while the fingerprint scanner on the back is arguably the best in the business.

It’s just Huawei’s EMUI that holds the phone backit isn’t as attractive or usable as most other Android versions. Some will like it, I do not.

Uru: Good-looking, feels great, excellent selfie camera, great dual rear camera, brilliant fingerprint scanner, ezigbo ndụ batrị, USB-C, IR blaster, microSD card support

Ọghọm: EMUI isn’t quite up to scratch, screen not good for VR (low resolution), Press touch a bit of a gimmick, exclusive to Vodafone in the UK, batrị adịghị mbughari

Huawei p9 plus review
USB-C with fast charging. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian

Ndị ọzọ na-erite © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010