Huawei P9 Review: More than just a pair of cameras?

Most of the discussion on Huawei’s latest phone has focused on photography and video performance. No surprise there, as the dual camera experiment, a joint collaboration with boutique manufacturer Leica, is an interesting development. We’re a bit guilty of that too, as our first video after unboxing, was to take that camera for a spin.

The P9 is more than just a pair of camera sensors however. Our review unit arrived with a 5.2″ 1080p LCD, 3GB, 32GB of storage, a Kirin 955 octa-core chipset, and a 3,000mAh battery. This processor was something of an unknown, as this is the first time we’ve had the opportunity to use a Kirin. The rest of these specs sound fairly competitive with other high end phones, so how does the P9 stack up to the competition? Does this deliver a well rounded mobile computing experience, or is this a compromised device built around a camera gimmick?

We’ve spent almost two weeks putting this Huawei through its paces, and now we’re ready to share our results. Here’s our Huawei P9 review!

Real Camera Review

As for the camera, if you haven’t watched the video below, then you don’t really know what the P9 cameras can produce. Looking at optics, exposure, saturation, RAW output, depth of field, bokeh, low light, and video performance, our Real Camera Review series of videos will walk you through nearly every shooting scenario you’re likely to encounter with real world samples to enjoy.

Huawei P9 Image Gallery on Google Photos

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About The Author
Juan Carlos Bagnell
Juan has been geeking out on personal computing since before PCs had GUIs. After studying Theatre in college, Juan worked with a contractor that supported servers and mobile devices for Department of Energy facilities. After moving to Los Angeles California, and working as a commercial casting director, he now dedicates his time to discussing the tech landscape as a consumer advocate. You’ll often see him pop in local news broadcasts. Passionate about mobile content creation, he recently published his first book on smartphone photography.