Friday, July 15, 2016

Huawei P9 LTE Review, Specification, Pros and Cons

Huawei is offering the third variant of the P9 and P9 Plus. The P9 LTE is built with the aim of building on the success of last years P8 LTE. The Chinese smartphone makers knows that people are more interested in the ingredients so they made the P9 LTE to taste more.

The P9 LTE has a display size of 5.2-Inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1080p, the screen is very bright and contrast is as high as the P9. The device supports dual SIM Card with 4G Cat to provide high speed internet browsing at the speed of 300Mbps download and up to 50Mbps upload, and can connect locally, it has 2.4GHz Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1 LE. NFC is available but not all the models - check the model for your region.

Wired connectivity is handled by microUSB 2.0. There's no Type-C here like the flagship P9 has. USB On-The-Go is not supported either so you can't connect peripherals. There's no wired TV-out option either. It is also powered by a HiSilicon chipset, a Kirin 650 with a more modest resources than its flagship P9. With a long lasting battery of 3000mAh Non-Removable, the device also features fingerprint sensor, HTML5 Browser, FM Radio, GPS.

The performance of this awesome, powered with an octa-core processor, but has eight Cortex-A53 cores in the 955 chipset half of the cores are faster A57s. Also, a GPU of Mali-T830 similar to the T880 in the Kirin 955, but with only half the cores and at a lower clock speed to boot and has a ram of 3GB. However, heavier apps tends to take more time to load, but if completely loaded it works just fine.

It also feature a high quality 13MP camera based on an average-sized 1/3" Sony sensor with 1.12µm pixels and a fairly bright f/2.0 lens. For comparison, the 12.3MP camera on the other P9 has bigger 1.25µm pixels, but a narrower f/2.2 lens. Obviously, the P9 LTE camera has been upgraded. You can adjust shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation, white balance and metering mode.

The camera Auto Focus has three modes - continuous, single and manual focus. You're not completely without a paddle when the phone decides the image is too bright or too dark, it pops up a sun icon, which you can tap to restore all settings to auto, the camera also has face detection and geo tagging features.

Specification of Huawei P9 LTE
  • Display size of 5.2" 1080p
  • IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 423ppi
  • HiSilicon Kirin 650 chipset: octa-core
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16GB of inbuilt storage
  • Expansion slot of up to 200GB MicroSD Card
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 146.8 x 72.6 x 7.5 mm dimension
  • Weight of 147 gram
  • 13MP camera, f/2.0 aperture, 1/3"
  • 8MP front camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • LED Flash light
  • Hybrid Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE Cat, Wi-Fi. Hotspot, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou; microUSB
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Loudspeaker with dedicated amp
  • 3,000mAh Li-Ion battery
Pros of Huawei P9 LTE
  • Premium design quality
  • Fast internet browsing
  • Long lasting battery life
  • Quality camera
  • Excellent display
  • Above average performance
  • Excellent Audio output
Cons of Huawei P9 LTE
  • Non-removable battery
  • No quick charging
  • Heavy softwares takes time to come up
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