Review of Huawei P9
27 May 2016

Last year, Huawei launched the P8 with an emphasis on photography. This year, the P9 is one step up for Huawei as it improves it’s design with faster Kirin 955 SoC and Dual Rear Cameras with Leica certification.

The Huawei P9 currently retails at at S$768 and on Amazon at USD 589


Huawei’s dual camera design is different from previous dual camera smartphones from HTC or LG – one is a color camera and the other is a black and white camera.

The Huawei P9 captures brilliant colour, striking black and white and the emotional appeal of Leica images.

Capture more light with two sensors, one RGB and one monochrome. Get incredible shots with the Huawei P9’s merging algorithm, which intelligently combines the colours taken by the RGB sensor with the detail of the monochrome sensor.

Shoot better in low light with the 1.25µm pixel size of the dual 12-megapixel cameras, and bring a professional quality to your photos in all conditions with the Huawei P9’s IMAGEsmart 5.0 technology.

Achieve professional camera like photo quality with the Leica co-engineered Picture Quality Algorithm, even in low light.


The P9 comes with a 5.2″ IPS LCD screen with 1080p resolution (424ppi). It also has a fingerprint sensor for unlocking the phone.


Specifications for P9

CPU: HUAWEI Kirin 955 (64-bit), Octa-core (4 x 2.5 GHz A72+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53)
RAM 3GB or 4GB (depending on variant)
Internal Memory 32 GB or 64 GB (depending on variant)
Display: 5.2″ FHD Screen, 2.5D, 1080p (1920 x 1080), 16.7M colours
Main Camera: 12MP x 2, F2.2
Dual-tone flash
Front camera 8MP, F2.4
Sensors: Fingerprint Sensor, G-Sensor, Gyroscope sensor, Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity sensor, Hall effect sensor
Battery 3000mAh (Non-removable)

By Harry