Huawei P9

price Rs. 39,490 onwards launch Aug, 2016
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
average value-for-money
currently ranked
#12
of 30 phones in Rs. 30,000 - 40,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 21 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • 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

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • 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)

21 expert review(s)


48+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS-NEO LCD
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.5 GHz, Octa Core, HiSilicon Kirin 955
GPUMali-T880 MP4
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight145 gm
Thickness6.95 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 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 Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • F/2.4 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • 2 yrs extended warranty
  • USB Type-C
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.50/5
(Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Ok
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys