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Huawei P9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1023 reviews of Huawei P9. 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. Reviews about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The camera and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the text input. Opinions are divided on the apps.

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

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Consumer review ( review summary for Huawei P9


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Huawei P9 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the design and durability. The screen and portability also get good feedback.

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei P9 32GB UK Smartphone 4G - GreyHuawei P9 32GB UK Smartphone 4G - Grey

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Huawei P9


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Huawei P9 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Opinions about the usability and portability are overall positive. The camera and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the size and screen.

performance, design, camera, portability, usability

price, screen, size

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei P9 5.2" 32GB ROM 3GB RAM Dual SIM Kirin 955 Octa Core Dual 12 MP Camera 4G LTE Smartphone (Prestige Gold) - International Version No WarrantyHuawei P9 5.2" 32GB ROM 3GB RAM Dual SIM Kirin 955 Octa Core Dual 12 MP Camera 4G LTE Smartphone (Prestige Gold) - International Version No Warranty

May, 2018

Expert review by : James Peckham (

Huawei P9 review


Dual cameras worthy of a double take

Gorgeous design ; Powerful processor ; Good camera setup

Questionable interface ; Average battery life ; Lacks fast charging

The P9 is another accomplished smartphone from Huawei, with an innovative camera setup and plenty of power under the hood. But it's not perfect, and there are still issues with the heavy Emotion UI.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Huawei P9 review: The flagship and the folly


Huawei has been chipping away at the flagship smartphone block for years now, gradually adding appeal to its seemingly desired western audience with each iteration. But while last year's P8 lost its way with sloppy software and knuckle-based nonsense,...

Best fingerprint scanner on the market, slender design, dual camera solution is fun, microSD card expansion, ample power for all tasks

Some questionable software points, battery life not standout (as 3,000mAh would suggest), camera software (defocus) glitchy

The P9 is a step above and beyond last year's P8. It's got cleaner software, ample power, decent (albeit sometimes quirky) cameras, the best fingerprint scanner on the market, and a variety of features that successfully place it in among the flagship...

May, 2016

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Huawei P9 review: a solid smartphone - but it won't change the way you see the world


UPDATED. A sleek handset with two, yes TWO, Leica cameras

Sleek design ; Interesting camera set up ; Good battery life

Nothing innovative ; Screen lackluster ; Camera could be better

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (

Huawei P9


Huawei P9 long-term review: Huawei's 2016 flagship was its best phone to date with Dual Leica cameras and an improved software experience.

Dual lens tech is great ; Solid performance ; Decent battery life ; Super fast fingerprint scanner

EMUI skin is heavy ; Camera software can be fidlly

The best phone Huawei’s ever made, but it repeats old mistakes.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Christopher Minasians (

Huawei P9 review: The ultimate dual-lens camera?


The Huawei P9's Leica dual-lens camera is its crowning achievement, but the P9 isn't without its flaws

Dual-lens camera ; Lightning fast fingerprint reader

Huawei Emotion UI

For many people, camera quality is right up there with battery life as one of the most important considerations when choosing a new smartphone. In both regards, the Huawei P9 acquits itself well, and its camera performance, in particular, is very good...

May, 2017

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Huawei P9 review


A flagship phone that's consistently different but too inconsistent to challenge the best

High-quality build ; Much improved DoF camera effects ; Bright, colourful screen

Disappointing low-light camera performance ; Software messes with Android a lot

An innovative camera, plenty of power and lovely build aren't quite enough to add up to overall perfection

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (

Huawei P9 hands-on review


Huawei has unveiled its latest Android flagship. We've spent some time with the phone, and here's our initial hands-on review of the Huawei P9.

Based on our first impressions of the Huawei P9, we're pretty impressed. It's a leap forward from the P8 which was already a decent smartphone, particularly due to its innovative camera and USB-C conector. We still need to thoroughly test the camera...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Alex Todd (

Huawei P9 Review: In Depth


Huawei P9 review: If it wasn't clear from the phone's launch event, the new Huawei P9 is squarely aimed at the big dogs; namely Apple's iPhone 6S and Samsung's Galaxy S7. With that in mind, we…

Beautifully thin, lightweight design ; Rich camera experience ; Great battery life

Heavy user interface ; No 4K video recording

Huawei is growing up fast and the P9 represents the best that the company can bring to the table right now. It’s not a perfect phone, taken in some very specific directions in certain areas, but the end result is pleasing to look at and pleasing to use.

Apr, 2016

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Huawei P9 review

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Throwing one of the glitziest unveiling ceremonies we've ever seen, Huawei really wants its P9 mobile phone to be noticed. One of its claims to fame is that the cameras were developed in collaboration with premium photography brand Leica. We found the...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (

Huawei P9


With the P9, Huawei finally decided to stop pretending and commit themselves fully to the high-end smartphone market.

Smart and stylish, Excellent camera functionality, Not the most expensive flagship, Great fingerprint reader

Processing strength behind the rest, Battery life not great

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):526
Standby time (3G):552 / 556 / 566
Standby time (4G):566
Talk time (2G):33
Talk time (3G):18

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
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands: Yes


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
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Sensor Type:BSI / BSI CMOS / CMOS
Video recording:N / Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p


Brand colour:Ceramic White / Haze Gold / Mystic Silver / Prestige gold / Titanium grey
Colour of product:Black, Blue / Black, grey / Blue / Blue, Silver / Gold / Grey / Pink gold, White / Red / Silver / Silver, White / Titanium / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:423
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


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


Internal RAM:3


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


FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, H.264 / H.262,H.263,H.264 / H.264, H.265, MPEG2, MPEG4, VP8, WMV9, Xvid
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, MP4, RM, RMVB, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, RV, VP8, WMV9, XVID / 3GP, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG2, MPEG4, RV, VP8, WMV9, XVID / 3GP, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, RV, VP8, WMV9, XVID / 3GP,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RV,VP8,WMV9,XVID / 3GP,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RV,VP8,WMV9,XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,1900 / 800,850,900,1900 / 800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:TD-SCDMA,UMTS / UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 BLE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:WPA2-PSK
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
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 / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Packaging Content

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


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6, EMUI 4.1 / 6.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
vCard: Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15 / 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


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6, EMUI 4.1 / 6. / 6.0
vCard: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3 / 3072 / 4
Internal ROM:32
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:3
ROM capacity:32


Subscription type:No subscription


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14.5 / 145
Width:7.09 / 70.9