Huawei P9 : Is it The Phone for Photographers ??

Huawei recently launched their new flagship phone Huawei P9 which has sharp premium look and feel and they mention it has the best camera thanks to Huawei association with Leica, premium Lens brand.
The phone has Dual 12 MP Primary camera co-engineered with Leica to promise the photographs which standout and look lively.

All Metal body Merging with Glass gives Huawei P9 "Premium Executive look"

Lets find if Huawei P9 has enough mettle to challenge its Competition


Huawei P9 features Premium All-Metal body, Seamless merge of Metal and Glass towards the back of the phone gives it very executive and classy look.

5.2 inch screen with 1080p runs all the way from edge to edge curving slightly towards the corners, leaving very thin metallic bezel, hence it looks superslim in-spite of sizeable screen, which makes it slimmer and lighter than other flagships, comfortable for everyday use and comfortable to hold.

Towards the back P9 has Sandblasted Metal finish with glass towards the top featuring 12 MP Dual-Camera with Dual Flash and laser autofocus, right side of the phone contains Leica branding.
Under camera section we have Fingerprint sensor toward the back of the phone. Fingerprint sensor has great sensitivity and was able to function seamlessly even after numerous use, it also functions programmable button to work for you on the go, be it opening application or reading/dismissing notifications.

Left of the phone contains Volume and power buttons

SIM and Micro SD card trays towards the right

Speaker, USB Type-C port and 3.5mm socket at the bottom.

Huawei P9 features IPS LCD 1080p screen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, at pixel density 423ppi which provide crisp sharp resolution. Color reproduction is great with feature to set colour temperature as per your preference.

Specifications and Performance

Huawei P9 uses Android 6.0 as carrier with Huawei's Emotion UI 4.1, provide bright and vibrant colors.
Powered Octa-core Kirin 955 SoC clocked at 2.5GHz with four cores and 1.8GHz for another four, it has enough power to let you play that 3D game seemlessly without heating, now that’s fantastic.

P9 contains 3000mAh battery, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage, expandable upto 256GB using microSD card.  Android 6.0 allows your feature to treat your SD card as native storage which gives you feasibility to install apps and add contacts directly to your SD card without any restrictions, which keeps your phone memory always available.

Vibrant colors of Hotel Taj Palace Coffee Shop- Captured with Huawei P9
It supports Single SIM one, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and 4G connectivity on both Band 3 and 40, and NFC chip.
Phone manager app is excellent giving you enhanced control over System optimization, data usage, battery consumption, Securing apps with the fingerprint sensor.


Leica’s collaboration with Huawei has build a fantastic camera. With 12 MP sensor under each lens of Dual-Lens primary camera you will be able to achieve best pictures with great details even under low light conditions and wider focal range.

Peacock made of Candles - Clicked with Huawei P9 HDR mode
Beautiful Delhi Night shot - Clicked with Huawei P9 Night mode
Camera has wide aperture mode for shooting subjects closer than 2 meters. The shallow depth of field allows you to take pictures with Bokeh effect, with sharper subjects and blurred background, the effect which you will find only when clicking with DSLR’s.

Beautiful Hotel Taj Palace Room - Captured under low light with Huawei P9
Clicked against High Intensity outside light - With Huawei P9 Manual mode
Swiping up from within the camera gives you access to professional mode and you can enjoy full control of ISO and shutter speed. Camera can provide great options to shoot in manual mode, Auto mode is equally good and produced sharp pictures with vivid colors and contrast level.

Final Verdict

Priced at Rs. 39,999/- Huawei P9 is phone with Great looks and features one of the Best camera in market right now. Dual Camera developed in collaboration with Leica is one of the best choices. If taking pictures is your priority this is the phone for you, till will spoil you with best picture quality and literally it will be difficult for you to choose from best picture. Bokeh effect is something to die for. 
I was specifically really impressed with night shot clicked with this phone and Depth of Field which you can change on the go with wide aperture mode.

Overall this phone can give any Camera phone a run for their money. 
Its Photographer's must have..

Till next time....Keep it STYLISH By Nature !!
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