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Huawei P9 Plus

Huawei P9 Plus
5.5"
1080 x 1920 pixels
12 MP
8 MP front
HiSilicon
Octa-core, 2500 MHz
RAM: 4 GB
BATTERY: 3400 mAh
MEMORY: 64 GB
Announced: Apr 6, 2016
Market status: Released
Release date: Apr 20, 2016
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Big display (5.5 inches)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.27 inches)
  • Lots of RAM (4 GB RAM)

Cons

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Description

The Huawei P9 Plus is a powerful, high-end smartphone aimed at power users and those who demand a no-compromise Android device. It stands out with its potent hardware setup and premium design, but the feature we're intrigued by the most is the dual 12MP camera system at the back. One takes photos in color, while the other shoots monochrome images in greater detail. The increased light sensitivity of the camera tandem should result in outstanding low-light performance.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (7.0, 6.0), Emotion UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 6.00 x 2.96 x 0.27 inches (152.3 x 75.3 x 6.98 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.71 oz (162 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (153 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Aluminum
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Colors:
    • Gray, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    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.

    • 401 ppi
  • Technology:

    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.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 72.78 %
  • Features:
    • Pressure-sensitive, Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 12 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Aperture size:

      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.

      • F2.2
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/2.9"
    • Pixel size:
      • 1.25 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Dual-camera (12-megapixel, F2.2 aperture), Autofocus (Laser), CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • Manual focus, RAW image capture, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
    • Shooting Modes:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Night mode
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus

Hardware

  • System chip:

    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 955
  • Processor:

    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, 2500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A72 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:
      • ARM Mali-T880 MP4
  • System memory:

    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
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 3400 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable

Multimedia

  • Mirroring:
    • DLNA
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 06 Apr 2016

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • € 749

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 22 Apr 2016
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        QISVIE-L09 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.40 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.72 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.19 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.59 W/kg

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Huawei VIE-L09, Huawei VIE-L29


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Huawei P9 Plus (VIE-L29)

(Dual SIM)

differences:

  • Colors:
    • Gold
  • Camera:
    • Software Features:
      • Manual focus, Geo tagging, RAW image capture
  • System chip:

    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.

    • Kirin 955
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 27 Apr 2016
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        QISVIE-L29 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.37 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.68 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.17 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.59 W/kg

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