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 P9 vs Huawei P10

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Display

Size

5.2 inches
5.1 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

72.53 %
71.17 %

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

HiSilicon Kirin 955
HiSilicon Kirin 960

Processor

Octa-core, 2500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A72 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T880 MP4
Mali-G71 MP8

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
64GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3200 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
Fast charging

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)
 

Internet use

LTE: 8 hours
 

Music playback

56.00 hours
 

Video playback

12.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP (Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

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

Second camera

12 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF)
20 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

8 MP
8 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.71 x 2.79 x 0.27 inches (145 x 70.9 x 6.95 mm)
5.72 x 2.73 x 0.27 inches (145.3 x 69.3 x 6.98 mm)

Weight

5.08 oz (144.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)
5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

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P9
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Huawei Emotion UI
P10
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Huawei Emotion UI

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