Huawei P9 vs Huawei P10 – What’s the Difference?

Huawei P9, if you remember, was one of the most exciting smartphones of the year 2016; now the tech giant from China have unveiled the successor to their flagship device – Huawei 10 and P10 Plus.

With the launch of P9, Huawei came shoulder to shoulder with Apple and Samsung in terms of competition and the partnership with Leica definitely gave them an edge. On the launch event of P10 and P10 Plus at MWC, people witnessed a jam packed hall with many people standing outside due to lack of space.

Let us put both the devices side by side and analyse Huawei P9 and Huawei P10 – What’s the difference?

Camera

Huawei P9 set a new trend in mobile photography while introducing Dual Leica lens where monochrome lens gave more depth and wider dynamic range and combined with the colour lens provided brighter and sharper images even under bad lighting.

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus have taken their camera game a step forward with the introduction of a 12MP colour camera for regular shots and a 20MP sensor dedicated to monochrome imaging. Both the devices also offers an 8MP front shooter for impeccable selfies.

Huawei have equipped their smartphones with new camera effects making it stand out from the crowd. The company offers a new Portrait mode in both front and rear cameras. The phones can focus on the subject by identifying and isolating people in the frame. You can even select to blur out both the foreground and background to focus attention on the subject in the picture.

The camera also offers an adaptive selfie feature that detects whether you’re taking a solo or group selfie (groufie). It will thus, automatically expand to a wider angle to include more people in a group shot.

Display

Like the Huawei P9, the new smartphones comes in two sizes; Huawei P10 has a 5.1-inch 1080p display, while P10 Plus offers a 5.5-inch WQHD panel. There is not much difference between the new and old handsets when it comes to the screen size.

Huawei P10 comes in eight exciting colours with new hyper cut finish at the back, giving the smartphone glass like finish, without the worry of landing fingerprint smudges all over the phone.

Battery & Performance

Huawei’s new smartphones offer generous battery life where P10 packs a 3,200mAh and P10 Plus has a 3,750mAh battery. It is definitely an improvement from its predecessor as more battery means more power to the user.

Just like P9, Huawei P10 and P10 plus both offers a Supercharge feature, which means one doesn’t have to wait for too long for a quick battery top up. The new smartphones also have a new Kirin 960 processor, powering its EMUI 5.1 software.

Other Features

Huawei have changed the location of fingerprint reader and it can now be found in the new home button (reminds anyone of Apple’s iPhone?)

The new home button serves multiple features, where pressing it for long will take you to Home, tapping it for short time will take you back and just swiping the home key will take you to your recent activity.

Our Final Verdict

Huawei P10 offers smarter camera, long battery life and better performance than its predecessor.