The best phone yet from HuaweiKey features:
- 5.2-inch, 1080p screen
- Leica engineered cameras
- 3,000mAh battery
After aiding Google with the fantastic Nexus 6P, Huawei has finally crafted a phone of its own worthy of all the hype the Chinese brand likes to heap on itself. The P9, a follow-up to the already quite impressive P8, takes a bunch of high-end specs and crams them into a very thin and light metal shell.
Like all of Huawei's phones, the P9 is powered by a Kirin CPU and that's paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It's a fast device, that can handle all the high-end games we threw at it. It has a lovely screen too, even though it's not quad-HD. The 1080p panel is sharp and accurate with great viewing angles.
The biggest boon for Huawei though is getting Leica to bless its cameras. On the back there are two 12MP sensors, one is your regular RGB colour sensor and the other takes solely monochrome pictures. Using these cameras together is supposed to improve low-light performance and while we didn't find it to be quite as impressive as the Galaxy S7 or LG G5 it still takes decent low-light shots.
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At time of review the Huawei P9 was available for £499.