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Huawei P9 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews of Huawei P9 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The camera and battery are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the size. There are some mixed reviews about the portability and durability.

performance, battery, camera, screen, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei P9 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei P9 Plus

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Huawei P9 Plus from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. Comments are divided on the performance, and many are critical about the price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei P9 Plus Gold Smartphone 4GB RAM 128GB ROM Brand New Original UnlockedHuawei P9 Plus Gold Smartphone 4GB RAM 128GB ROM Brand New Original Unlocked

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei P9 Plus review: The big and the bold

 

Huawei is fast emerging as one of the most popular smartphone brands in the world. A lot of that notability is thanks to its budget sub-brand, Honor, which cranks out affordable but high quality phones. Still, Huawei has done a lot of work on its...

Fantastic battery life, fluid and fast performance, quick charging support shaves considerable plug-in time, decent camera system

Some parts of software still counter-intuitive, metal casing is shiny and slippery, huge fingerprint magnet

So P9 or P9 Plus? Well, the Plus offers a slightly larger screen with "Press Touch" technology, plus better battery life and 64GB on-board storage for its £500 asking price (making it about £100 more than the standard P9).

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Huawei P9 Plus review

 

The pressure's on

Very good battery life ; High-contrast photos ; Powerful CPU

GPU not that powerful ; Software relies on curation ; Rivals offer better low-light camera results

A phone that looks, feels, and is expensive, the Huawei P9 Plus has a generous dollop of luxury to it. Thanks to very solid battery life it's easy to live with too. However, at this price you can pick almost any phone you like, and we're not convinced...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei P9 Plus preview: Huawei's true P series flagship - Pocket-lint

 

Huawei has a new champion and it's the P9 Plus. Launched alongside a "regular" P9, it's the bigger of the two devices that might turn more heads. The Huawei

The Huawei P9 Plus offers elements above and beyond the regular model and that should give it some additional appeal. This is a fully-packed handset, carrying the novelty of that dual Leica camera on the rear.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei P9 Plus review: Slightly better specs come with a MUCH high price

 

The Huawei P9 Plus has its charms, but there are much better phones in the UK at this price

However, while the S7 and G5 are both excellent smartphones, it's OnePlus that delivers the killer blow. The OnePlus 3 doesn’t just deliver infinitely superior battery life, better all-round performance and a much more reliable camera – it does all...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei P9 Plus

 

After the success of the Nexus 6P, Huawei continued its impressive run with the P9. While its Leica branding was more of a gimmick, the P9 was a great phone capable of rivalling the HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Huawei P9 Plus review

 

Double the cameras, double the fun - and it'll feel the pressure (-sensitive screen) too

Clever, capable cameras ; Fast fingerprint sensor ; Top-notch screen with Press Touch

Pressure-sensitive screen doesn't have a lot of uses ; You'll need flagship funds to buy one

The P9 was decent, but the P9 Plus goes one better with that gorgeous AMOLED screen and Press Touch - it's just a shame about that eye-watering price

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Huawei P9 Plus hands-on review

 

Can Huawei take on the Galaxy S7 edge and iPhone 6S Plus? With the help of Leica it hopes the Huawei P9 Plus can do the job and here's our first look at the 2016 flagship phone.

If a bigger screen with Press Touch and a bigger battery is what you’re looking for then the Huawei P9 Plus might be a good shout. However, it is otherwise very similar to the regular model so isn’t necessarily worth the addition 150 Euro – the main...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Huawei P9 Plus Review: In Depth

 

Huawei P9 Plus Review: We test out this 5.5-inch version of the original Huawei P9 & decide if the P9 Plus can stand up to it's rival 5.5-inch mobiles.

Great battery life ; Sleek design ; Capable cameras

Pricey ; Software issues

Huawei’s P9 Plus is yet another 5.5-inch smartphone, a previously niche category that’s rapidly expanding in 2016 with the likes of the OnePlus 3 and Moto G4 handsets hitting UK shelves. Good news is, the P9 Plus more than holds its own thanks to the...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Huawei P9 Plus

 

Huawei P9 Plus smartphone co-engineered with Leica : Looking for a smartphone capable of taking images with strong emotional appeal? Stop searching, here's the solution. Huawei and Leica reinvented smartphone photography. Take the Huawei P9 experience...

The Huawei P9 Plus price in Euro for the 64GB model is set at € 749,- including VAT. Retail prices vary from country to country. Availability of colors and optional Huawei P9 accessories may differ depending on the country. Please visit the Huawei...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Huewei P9 Plus

 

The P9 is an excellent camera and phone, look back and you will find two reviews of it on this site, however launched at the same time – but not immediately available - is the P9 Plus which was stated to cost £100 more so what exactly does the extra...

The Huewei P9 Plus is available on contract from the first link below for £15 plus £42 a month.

Aug, 2016
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3400
Standby time (3G):434.5
Talk time (3G):33.7

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Sensor Type:BSI / BSI CMOS
Video recording:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Grey, Quartz metallic / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:14
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:AMOLED / SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:401
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:4

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, WMA / 3GPP,AAC,AAC+,AMR,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,MIDI,MP3,MP4,OGG,PCM,RA-Lossless,WAV,WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio:No / Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, RM, RMVB, VP8, WMV, WMV9, XVID / 3GP, ASF, MP4, RM, RMVB, WMV / 3GP,ASF,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RM,RMVB,VP8,WMV,XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1800,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / TD-SCDMA / TD-SCDMA, UMTS / TD-SCDMA,UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1900,2100
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 BLE / 4.2 / 4.2 BLE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6, EMUI 4.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Dictionary, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A72
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor Model:KIRIN 955

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6, EMUI 4.1 / 6.0 / 6.0 Marshmallow

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3 / 4 / 4096
Internal ROM:65536
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:4
ROM capacity:65536

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:152.3 / 6.98
Height :15.2 / 152.3 / 6.98
Weight:162
Width:7.35 / 7.53 / 73.5 / 75.3