Last year was fantastic for Huawei, and 2021 doesn’t look like it’s going to be any different. Phones like the P family are largely to blame for their growth since they bet on growing closer to the high-end with solutions that offered much less than other competitors. With the Huawei p9 and P9 Plus, we reach the fourth generation of a family that wants to play with the biggest technical revolution. Before going to analyze section by section, we have to remember that the camera is a purchasing factor, especially in the price at which these phones move.
Design: prettier, better made
For a phone so focused on proving that its camera is special, Huawei has chosen an aluminum structure to make the smartphone reliable and durable. Huawei knows how to make attractive, elegant phones, and with the passage of time, it is gaining a personality with its design language. The phone tries, by all means, to be comfortable in the hand, despite its metallic force. It is very well made and at this size it can still be used easily with one hand. The camera area we can consider to have a special design, placed on the upper rear part of the phone, and completely protected by a Gorilla Glass 3 type glass.
Compared to the competition, it is quite powerful in thinness and lightness: 144 grams. In just 7 millimeters thick they have put 3,000 mAh of battery. On the back, there is a fingerprint sensor, a place that seems more uncomfortable than on the front, but this is already a matter of taste. The Huawei P9 is a great evolution with respect to P8. What colors can you get it in? Well, we have a Mystic Silver that mixes aluminum with white. There is also the very fashionable Rose Gold, a Titanium Gray, and Prestige Gold.
A remarkable and conservative display
The screen of the Huawei P9 is 5.2 inches. The design is very successful so that almost its entire surface occupies the front of the phone. From a technological point of view, it is remarkable, for technology and resolution. Gorilla Glass protection extends across the entire front of the phone, also on the camera. Moving on to contrast, the level is outstanding in an IPS. Comment that the 5.5-inch Plus model has the same resolution, but a Super AMOLED panel has been assigned that is possibly better in many sections. A system called Press Touch, which is like Apple’s 3D Touch, also debuts in it.
The application interface is very good. It is easy to learn and easy to use. The P9’s automatic mode works very well, you don’t have to be an ax to take good photos. With a gesture from the left, we have access to the main modes of use, with another from the right, as we access more advanced settings. If we do it upwards, a fairly decent manual mode appears – manual focus, shooting speed, balance, ISO -, and support for saving in RAW. Although not new, we like the ability to tactilely separate the light metering point from the focus point.