Huawei P9 – FAQ, Pros and Cons

Last Updated On : Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Huawei P9, the flagship smartphone finally launched in India yesterday [August 17th, 2016]. At an event in New Delhi, the company has launched its new P-series smartphone, Huawei P9 in India. Huawei in collaboration with Leica, a renowned manufacturer of cameras, sport optics products made this smartphone. P9 is the first smartphone co-engineered by the companies that have a dual-lens camera. Apart from the camera, the company has more focused on other parts of the device like design, processor and more. The overall specifications of the device look great and outstanding.

I have attended the event and had a chance to experience the Huawei P9. Here are the frequently asked questions about the device.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Huawei P9:

How does Huawei P9 look, design and its dimensions?

Huawei P9 has a full aircraft-grade aluminium alloy body and it is easy to carry, hold, operate with its 5.2-inch display. The phone is very thin at just 7 mm thickness. One the top we have 3.5 mm audio jack. We have the mic, speaker grill and charging port at the bottom. Volume rockers and the power button is present on the right side of the phone. On the left side, we have the SIM slot. Dual 12 MP rear cameras with LED flash, Fingerprint sensor is present at the back side of the phone. On the front side, we have 5.2 inches Full HD 1080p IPS display, 8 MP Camera, notification light, sensor, earpiece.

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What is the weight of Huawei P9?

The weight of the smartphone is 144 gms.

What is the dimension of the device?

The dimension is 145 x 70.9 x 7 mm.

What processor is used in Huawei P9?

The phone is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset, Octa-core Processor. This processor comes with 4 x Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.5 GHz and 4 x Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The Kirin 955 also comes with silicon-chip level protection. There is a dedicated security module within the silicon chip that ensures user security, handling key information like fingerprints, keypad, and voice.

What is the GPU used in this device?

It has the powerful Mali-T880 MP4 GPU which ensures the powerful gaming performance.

What is the Screen size of Huawei P9 smartphone?

The screen size of Huawei P9 is 5.2 inches Full HD 1080p IPS display. The screen has 1920 x 1080 with 423 PPI pixel density, 16.7 million colors with improved color reproduction. It has 72.9% screen-to-body ratio. The low-reflection, fully laminated LTPS GFF screen renders images that are vivid and crisp.

Does Huawei P9 have any screen Protection?

The screen of Huawei P9 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on the front and also on the camera mobile strip at the back.

Does it support Adaptive Brightness?

Yes

Does the Huawei P9 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Yes, it has dual hybrid SIM slots.

What type of SIM supported in Huawei P9?

Nano SIM is supported in this smartphone.

Both SIM supports 4G data?

Yes, both SIM supports 4G.

Does it have VoLTE support?

Yes, P9 has VoLTE support.

What are the other connectivity options in Huawei P9?

Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct and Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.

How many antennas present in Huawei P9?

Huawei P9 has a virtual triple antennas for seamless connectivity. One is present at the top and the other two at the bottom of the device. The advanced RF performance-system automatically switches to the antenna with the best signal to prevent call drops.

Does Huawei P9 has 3.5 mm audio jack?

Yes, it has 3.5 mm audio jack and it is present at the top.

How is the sound quality in Huawei P9?

It has integrated speaker box with bottom speaker design for greater clarity and more powerful audio. Huawei’s super wide sound technology is used to produce a rich, immersive audio experience in this device. The overall sound quality is pretty decent.

What is the inbuilt memory in Huawei P9 and whether it has micro SD Card support?

Huawei P9 has 32 GB internal memory and the memory can be expandable up to 256 GB with the microSD card.

Does it have separate microSD slot?

No, it has a hybrid SIM slot, in which you can use the second SIM slot, in case you want to insert the microSD card.

How much RAM does Huawei P9 have?

It comes with 3 GB RAM.

What is the battery capacity of Huawei P9?

Huawei P9 comes with a non-removable Li-polymer 3000 mAh battery. The back panel is completely sealed.

Can we remove the battery?

No

Does it support fast charging?

Yes

Does it have USB Type-C port for charging?

Yes

What is the Camera feature in Huawei P9?

Rear Camera :

The phone is bundled with a Dual 12 MP rear camera with Leica optics lens, PDAF, f 2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED. The camera has anti-reflective, oleophobic and infrared-absorbing lens coating which reduces glare, prevents fingerprints and also stop unwanted IR light from reaching the sensor.

The camera has Professional functions like shutter mode, ISO, white balance, exposure compensation, focus mode and metering mode. You can adjust each and every setting to take a better photo.

Front Camera:

The phone has 8 MP front camera with F 2.0 aperture and 77-degree wide-angle lens.

What are the Camera modes available in Huawei P9?

The camera modes include light painting, Super night, Pro camera, beauty, beauty video, Panorama, HDR, watermark, audio note, Ultra snapshot, capture smiles, audio control, timer, touch to capture, monochrome, document recognition, virtual aperture photo, film mode.

Does Huawei P9 support OTG?

Yes

Does Huawei P9 has the fingerprint sensor?

Yes, Huawei P9 has the Fingerprint sensor and it is placed on the backside of the phone. The sensor unlocks the device in just 0.5 seconds.

How many Fingerprints can be registered on Huawei P9?

You can add up to 5 fingerprint profiles.

Does it have physical navigation buttons?

No. It has on-screen navigation buttons.

Does Huawei P9 has IR blaster?

Yes

Does Huawei P9 has NFC feature?

Yes

Does Huawei P9 has LED Notification light?

Yes

What are the sensors available in Huawei P9?

  • Proximity Sensor
  • E-Compass Sensor
  • Gyroscope Sensor
  • Fingerprint Sensor

What Operating System is loaded in Huawei P9?

Huawei P9 runs on Android Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on top.

Does it offer theme options?

Yes.

What are the color variants available for Huawei P9?

The phone comes in 3 different colors prestige-gold, titanium grey, and mystic silver.

When is it launching in India?

Huawei P9 is launched in India on 17th August 2016.

Where can I buy the device?

You can buy the device on Flipkart.

What is the price of Huawei P9?

Huawei P9 is priced at Rs.39,999 [32 GB ROM + 3 GB RAM].

What are the box contents of Huawei P9?

Inside the box, we have

  • Smartphone
  • Adapter
  • Charging Cable
  • Earphone
  • Warranty and User Guide
  • SIM ejector tool

Pros:

  • Dual 12 MP Camera with Leica Lens
  • Compact Size
  • Kirin 955 Processor
  • VoLTE Support
  • Fast Fingerprint Sensor
  • NFC
  • HD Display

Cons:

  • Non-removable Battery
  • Hybrid SIM Slot

If you have more questions, please feel free to comment. I will answer it after the official launch and add it to the post. Stay tuned.