Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: specs comparison

At MWC yesterday, Huawei revealed its new P10 lineup, consisting of three devices – the base model P10, a Lite version, and a 5.5-inch Plus variant. The trio succeeds last year’s P9 family, which too included Lite and Plus versions alongside the regular P9.

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.

The new Huawei P10 strives to improve over its predecessor by slightly upping battery capacity and the number of effective pixels on its Leica-branded monochrome shooter, among other things, but is it a big enough step forward?

For all its fresh luster, some aspects of the Huawei P10 have remained unchanged since last year. For example, the resolutions of both its display and its RGB camera are the same as the P9's.

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

Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

432 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.17 %
72.53 %

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 28 mm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm

Second camera

20 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

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 6 oz (172 g)
5.08 oz (144 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Hardware & Performance

System chip

HiSilicon Kirin 960
HiSilicon Kirin 955

Processor

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

GPU

Mali-G71 MP8
Mali-T880 MP4

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR4

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Huawei Emotion UI

Battery

Capacity

3200 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Yes
Yes

Talk time (3G)

 
20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Internet use

 
LTE: 8 hours

Music playback

 
56.00 hours

Video playback

 
12.00 hours

Related phones

P9
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
P10
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2400 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh

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2 Comments

1. raky_b

Posts: 383; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

the is no reason to buy P10 as long as P9 is on market...and now you can buy it for almost half of P10 price.

2. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

One thing is definitely better: the fingerprint sensor position. I don't know how is the SOC, but I too see no compelling reason to get the P10.

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