Huawei P9 Smartphone with Dual-Lens Leica Camera Review
The Huawei P9 phone was actually released back in April, but I never managed to try it thoroughly until few weeks ago. What makes this phone extra special is the fact that is was co-engineered with Leica, the notorious camera / lens maker and was packed with a dual-lens camera.
The phone was aimed to primarily compete with the Samsung S7, sold at around $480, it stands out as a very competitive device.
The Huawei P9 is not the most gorgeous smartphone, the overall design is fair. It has a moderate friendly user interface and lacks the fast charging that is found in the Samsung S7. The fingerprint scanner is not available at the front of the phone but rather on the back side. This means that you need to enter a passcode every time you need to unlock the phone when placed on a tabletop. On the other hand, the fingerprint scanner found at the back is extremely practical and can be used to unlock the phone, take pictures, scroll and navigate and more.
Under the hood, there is a good machine. It is powered by the Kirin 955 processor, it can support double SIM, up to 256GB external SIM, Dual-Lens Camera 12MP back cam and 8MP front one, 5.2 inch display with 1080×1920 pixels, and good loudspeakers.
The camera is packed with professional features and a very easy to use camera user interface, it is very easy to switch between auto and professional settings. The camera has 14 shooting modes for photography enthusiasts, that gives you the ability to take regular and artistic pictures during the day or night like a pro. Light painting, star tracking, smooth water shoots, beauty shots, monochrome, panorama as well as adding watermark on your pictures are some of the key features.
Here are a few RAW, non-retouched (low res) pictures that I took with the Huawei P9 camera:
Focus Point Control:
Colors and Details:
Daytime and Outdoors:
Depth Of Field: