Huawei Honor 8  Huawei P9 
Huawei Honor 8 Huawei P9
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Excellence Score
43.1
44.6
Value for Money Score
70.1
59.4
Price Rs. 18,334 onwards Rs. 25,900 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 Aug, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0, Expected upgrade to 8.0 Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.2 inches 5.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass Display, 96% NTSC Colour Gamut, Eye-care mode IPS-NEO LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.3 GHz 2.5 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Kirin 950 HiSilicon Kirin 955
GPU Mali-T880 Mali-T880 MP4
RAM 4 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 12.0 MP 12.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (12MP + 12MP), Full HD Video Recording, Laser Auto Focus, F/2.2 Aperture, 6P Lens, 1.4um Pixel Size, Screen-lock snapshot, Virtual aperture shooting, Night shot, Professional Mode, Beauty mode, Food mode, Panorama, HDR, Watermark, Light painting, Time-lapse, Slow-motion, Audio note, Document scan, Capture smiles, Touch to capture, Sound Snap, Delayed Shot F/2.2 Aperture, 27 mm, Leica Optics, Phase Detection Auto-Focus, Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash, Dual Camera (12 MP + 12 MP), BSI Sensor
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.4 Aperture, Delayed shooting, Panoramic Selfie support, Perfect Selfie mode Full HD Video Recording, F/2.4 Aperture
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM
Thickness 7.45 mm 6.95 mm
Weight 153 gm 145 gm
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Other Battery Parameters Online Video Streaming Time: up to 9 hrs, Online Music Streaming Time: up to 24 hrs, Video Playback Time: up to 10 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features 2.5D Curved Glass Back Panel; Smart Control 4.0; 2 yrs extended warranty ; NFC; USB Type-C; USB On-The-Go; WiFi Dual Band; Noise Filtration 2 yrs extended warranty; DLNA; NFC; USB Type-C; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Stylish, premium design, and striking aesthetics - curved-edge metal frame with both front and back glass - with a 15-layer "light-catching finish" for the back that plays with ambient light in a way that looks great!
  • Very good, bright display
  • Huawei's EMUI looks good, and a has an iPhone-like app-drawer-less interface
  • Very good speed/performance
  • Superlative rear camera with a dual lens setup - overall, one of the best cameras on a smartphone - and comparable to the very good camera of it's top competitor - the OnePlus 3
  • Good front camera, too
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Good call quality
  • Good audio quality
  • Good battery life - should get you through the day comfortably - although not as good as it's top competitor - the OnePlus 3
  • Fast charging support (full recharge in under 100 minutes) - although again not as fast as the "dash charging" on OnePlus 3
  • Incredibly fast, accurate fingerprint scanner
  • Excellent build quality and handling
  • Exceptional, high-end design - the Huawei P9 feels like a piece of jewellery in hand
  • That along with the compact and lightweight chassis makes for a standout design
  • Very good display - among the best IPS displays out there
  • The P9 continues the improvement of Huawei's Emotion UI on top of Android - it is very intuitive and easy to use, but still has lots of tweaks and customizations settings that will please everyone
  • The Kirin 955 chipset offers stellar CPU performance (although graphics performance is below expectation) and runs cool for most of the time
  • The P9 has one of the fastest and most accurate fingerprint readers
  • Excellent (Leica) dual camera setup - the B&W samples turned out great, while the regular ones are flagship-worthy too
  • Especially good low-light photography options, far ahead of any other smartphone at present
  • Very good front camera too, with enough detail and accurate colors
  • Good battery life, especially standby endurance
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Good call quality
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • All glass design attracts smudges/ fingerprints and is slippery (so using a case is a good idea)
  • Video recording quality could be better
  • While the phone performance is pretty good, it doesn't hold up against the top performing Snapdragon 820 phones that rule the market currently
  • Fails to deliver a punch in the graphics performance, so high-end games will not run as seamlessly as other flagship devices
  • No 4K video recording, and even 1080p videos are below par - there is not enough detail, and the samples look like they have been upscaled from 720p resolution
  • No support for quick charging (unlike most of its competitors)
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