The Huawei P9 was a neat phone, with its stylish design and slim profile, responsive user interface, and the great dual-camera setup on its back.
Being on the heels of P10’s official unveiling yesterday, it is still early to give a definitive answer as to whether the update is worth the new price tag, but we can still pit the P10 against the P9 in a good old-fashioned specs battle, using the all information Huawei has provided us.
Let’s have a look:
Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9
|OS||Android (7.0), Emotion UI||Android (7.0, 6.0), Emotion UI|
|Dimensions||5.72 x 2.73 x 0.27 inches (145.3 x 69.3 x 6.98 mm)||5.71 x 2.79 x 0.27 inches (145 x 70.9 x 6.95 mm)|
|Weight||5.11 oz (145 g)|
the average is 5.3 oz (153 g)
|5.08 oz (144 g)|
the average is 5.3 oz (153 g)
|Materials||Main body: Aluminum||Main body: Aluminum|
|Features||Fingerprint (touch)||Fingerprint (touch)|
|Physical size||5.1 inches||5.2 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.
|432 ppi||424 ppi|
Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.
|IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Screen-to-body ratio||71.17 %||72.53 %|
|Colors||16 777 216||16 777 216|
|Camera||12 megapixels||12 megapixels|
|Flash||Dual LED||Dual LED|
Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.
|Camera sensor size||1/2.9"|
|Pixel size||1.25 μm|
|Hardware Features||Dual-camera, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus||Dual-camera, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)|
|Software Features||RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging||Manual focus, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Geo tagging|
|Camcorder||3840x2160 (4K)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)|
|Features||Video calling, Video sharing||Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing|
|Front-facing camera||8 megapixels||8 megapixels|
System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.
|HiSilicon Kirin 960||HiSilicon Kirin 955|
Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.
|Octa-core, 2400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit||Octa-core, 2500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A72 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit|
|Graphics processor||Mali-G71 MP8||ARM Mali-T880 MP4|
System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.
|4 GB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR4||3 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 900 MHz) / LPDDR4|
|Built-in storage||64 GB||32 GB|
|Storage expansion||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|Capacity||3200 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||20.00 hours|
the average is 38 h (2284 min)
|Music playback||56.00 hours|
|Video playback||12.00 hours|
|Mirroring||DLNA, Wireless screen share||DLNA|
|GSM||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|UMTS||800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz|
|LTE (FDD)||Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29||Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28|
|LTE (TDD)||Bands 38, 39, 40, 41||Bands 38, 39, 40|
|Data||LTE-A, HSPA||LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA|
|MSRP price||€ 649||€ 599|