I bought 3 weeks ago the Huawei P10 Plus, 128GB, 6GB RAM, VKY-L29. I live in Canada and because this model is not available through carriers I bought it from a re-seller in USA. My previous phone was a LG G3 (with a 6500mA replacement battery) and as much as I liked it, it was dated and was looking for something newer. Things that I DID NOT want to compromise: > 36 hours of battery life in normal use, 2K display, minimum 4GB of RAM, minimum 64GB of internal storage, SD card support (at this price tag, you MUST support SD card), crisp & clear pictures, software support (LG sucks at it big time).
My review: so far I am absolutely delighted by this phone! This is my first experience with Huawei UI and I found it was close to stock Android. Once I got it, I factory-reset it and configured it with my apps, I removed some bloatwares (very little btw), fully charged it, and then started testing the battery in normal conditions (working during the day so intense use in the morning or the night) until the battery dies on me: 53 hours of use. I have seen few reviews bitching the battery life though I cannot complain, even under heavy use (watching 3 movies back to back), still can expect 8H+ of use. I also noticed that the EMUI is doing a good power management job in the background, very satisfied, Huawei exceeded my expectations here with a 3750mA battery.
I like the form factor, the side buttons (LG were on the back), the fingerprint reader is very zippy, great overall build quality, bought the blue back one and it is gorgeous! :)
The display is crisp and because my friend has a Samsung S8+, we compared them side-by-side: far from being biased but we both agreed that the difference was not noticeable, maybe a tinny advantage for the S8+ for the brightness.
As for the pictures, I am biased with Leica since I used to work for one of their affiliates (!) but if you know them, then you are aware of their focus on QUALITY. Pictures are outstanding, left my LG G3 far in the dust! I compared again with the S8+ and another Huawei phone (Honor 8), P10+ walks the talk with those Leica lenses.
Can I complain? Absolutely not so far. Am I biased? Till I paid big money for this phone (USD + CDN exchange rate), I am expecting A LOT from it and I feel I get it. Water resistant? Can't care less, with this type of price tag this is my responsibility to take good care of it. Other phones? I have considered the Pixel, Oneplus 5, G6, S8, Mate 9 Pro, Honor 8, Zenfone 3, and there was always something not meeting my expectations while with the P10+ I was only annoyed with the price, higher for the S8+ or Mate 9 Pro. But since I crossed that fence and I can now enjoy the phone, no regret!!! I haven't experienced any of the issue I read in some reviews (poor battery life, battery overheating, mediocre display, average pictures), so call me lucky if you will but I rest my case - I recommend this phone!
I bought this phone with keen interest but I really shock and too much disappointed. This is one of the worst mobile I bought in my life. After restore my all data this phone start hinge pange. Two application option is worst option I advice to everyone never enable this option, since I enable this option to use double WhatsApp and Facebook but my device start heating up and the temperature reach to above 80 degree calicoes even I can not put in my pocket. Display light automatically coming high or low ring sound its self becoming high and low. Every thing was very bad. I will not advice to anyone to buy this phone. very soon the price will become less than 300 dollar.
I do not understand the hullabaloo about water resistance. I have used numerous phones for many years and I have never had any water related issues. Plus, I doubt any of us takes calls in the rain. I would have preferred to have water resistance but that is not really a deal breaker
Those who have the phone please give us more of your opinions minus the water resistance issue because I plan on buying this phone at the end of the month. Thanks guys
I love everything about this phone except for the display, it's really not something that a flagship should have, really its disappointing. In that price or less I can get an S7 edge with better camera and display. Huawei should've put AMOLED on their P10 plus, also they didn't add 3D touch like P9 plus.
Shyanne, 05 Jul 2017Which is better? Huawei p10plus & iPhone 7 plus? With good quality of camera, battery, per... moreNo doubt. iPhone 7 is best choice.
I support huawei and honor for 5 years alr. Now I totally disappointed as I start using premium phone which is around rm3000. For huawei phone, price below rm1500 can be considered coz it has better spec than others. But for p10 plus as premium, it is not matched. I guranteed that the huawei premium price will drop sharply in this year due to the quality of huawei p10 or mate series is not compatible to iPhone , Samsung and even lg and htc
Wow, 04 Jul 2017Lol, no use complaining it's your fault for making your phone wet/under rainP10 plus is totally not worth . This phone cost rm3000 plus and it is so easy be watered damage. If the phone is cheap like rm1000 plus only, then I nothing to say. If people really afforded to buy premium phone, pls but Samsung , iPhone, htc and lg which is much better than p10 plus. The worst premium phone in this world
Danny, 05 Jul 2017I am not satisfied with the Huawei P10 Plus. :-(What is wrong with it?
Danny, 05 Jul 2017I am not satisfied with the Huawei P10 Plus. :-(What about the P10+ are you not satisfied with, out of interest?
Which is better? Huawei p10plus & iPhone 7 plus? With good quality of camera, battery, performance? Can use much longer like 2-4 years?
Anonymous, 03 May 2017QHD is very good resolution but the thing is that display quality does not just depend on reso... moreoleophobic coating? Just bring your p10 to your nearest customer service centre and tell them they will apply that for you.
Gus757, 17 Jun 2017Does anyone know, why when i use my camera the phone at the top part where the camera is overheats? Maybe you got a faulty one. My p10+ dosnt overheats when I take 4k vids or take pictures
little kid, 21 Jun 2017i have bought my p10 plus in 23rd may in maalaysia. now the touch screen cannot use alr. huaw... moreLol, no use complaining it's your fault for making your phone wet/under rain
Alik, 25 Jun 2017Why this great phone have not Radio?!Why must buy a phone if what you need is a radio?
hi... can sam1 help me on how to turn on the data??? just bought the p10 plus and i cant locate where to turn on data....