Initial Hands-On With The Huawei P9

Initial Hands-On With The Huawei P9

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The first thing to note about the Huawei P9 is how thin it is. At only 6.95mm, the phone feels very narrow in your palm, negating that 5.2-inch 1080p display. While I have big hands (my normal phone is a Nexus 6P, and I could go bigger), the P9 fits in my hand very well, not feeling too big or too small. Another thing you notice is its weight: it weighs only 144g, which for a phone of this size is crazy. It doesn’t feel like it weighs this, though; maybe it’s the thinness, or the compact body, but it feels like it weighs much less.
The phone is, however, a fingerprint magnet. The model I have, the titanium grey, picks up fingerprints quite quickly, which you might be able to see in the photos. Because it’s aluminum, it feels very similar to the 6P in a lot of aspects. There’s no camera bump, though, and the fingerprint sensor is proportionally¬†higher up on the P9. That said, the sensor is very fast and accurate – I touch it, hold for around 1 second (maybe less; it’s hard to tell), and I’m in.

Moving to the front of the phone, it’s sparse and clean, which looks great. It is missing front-facing speakers, though, and has a half-inch smaller screen the 6P. Pixel density is high, at 423PPI, and the AMOLED screen is bright and vivid. On the bottom there’s a USB Type-C port, a speaker, a microphone, and a headphone jack. The right side of the device has a curiously-placed power button, below the volume buttons. The power button is, like the 6P’s, textured.
Now onto the big feature: the camera. While I haven’t had a chance to properly test it yet, I can initially say it takes really good pictures; sharp and

Article originally published at: Android Police