B&W camera shots are really very compelling
Leica delivered according to their status this time Hats off
I personally liked the modes because I personal preference pics are more eye pleasing ones rather than original looking ones (I prefer shooting raw though and edit thereafter)
Plenty of night shooting modes is just awesome
My set of concerns
Huawei has launched a compelling VR with so called 360 audio
But the videos will appear too pixelised due to FHD screen but it's given away for a reason due to weaker GPU
And I don't think this gpu could have handled QHD
And even the blacks of screen is not deep enough much like mid Ranger phones have
FHD screen didn't help battery endurance like it did with MI5
And no 4k video is let down too. It's better to have that option. This is omitted due to weaker gpu only imo
P9 plus is much more compelling with the added extras like AMOLED ( personal favorite)
And guys u r not accepting the weaker GPU con and blaming instead trying to support by giving some reason
Huawei is off to make perfect device help them make by complaining about cons
robogo, 16 Apr 2016I believe the inability to record 4K video is not really a dealbreaker. First of all, what are... moreYup. My thoughts exactly. All of a sudden everyone became a professional video recorders, that can only record in 4K and no less. Geeeez.
AnonD-100398, 16 Apr 2016I know the real world performance matters but it does not mean that you wud completly ignore t... moreSee? You don't even listen. What are you talking about slouch performance? They tested the phone extensively. There is nothing out there to make it stutter! So if you use S7, G5 and P9 next to each other, your eyes won't see the difference. It's just your brain, that tells you: "Yeah, it's a flagship, so it has to have those top numbers right. Otherwise it's crap." I'll take that "inferior" speeds (as you say) over an overheating Snapdragon with Adreno.
AnonD-100398, 16 Apr 2016QHD screen matters at 5.5" and above you can see the diffrence!Not really. The maximum, that person with the best eye sight could see (vision 20/20, which in current times is as rare as the unicorn) is 720PPI. And that's holding your phone very close to your eyes. If that same person is holding phone at a foot distance from eyes, like most people do, P9s 423PPI density is more than enough, to make that person fail to see a single pixel on the screen. And we're talking about the person with a perfect 20/20 vision, which if you don't know how rare it is, ask an optician. Average person is totally fine with the density of 300PPI and above. If you can distinguish pixels looking at 5.5" 1080p screen, then it's not the pixel count, rather technology of its matrix. Now higher resolutions can be benefited from, when you use your phone for VR, but I'm yet to find a single person, that actually uses phone for that purpose.
robogo, 16 Apr 2016I believe the inability to record 4K video is not really a dealbreaker. First of all, what are... moreBut this P9 also failed to nail the quality of 1080p video capture. Hopefully they manage to sort it out with an update because the hardware is good
AnonD-507785, 16 Apr 2016Yeah. I can second that. Also I always say, that higher than FHD resolution on a phone is an o... moreBcos interest in smartphones are just naive teenage boys they has no idea.. but this problem cannot be solved yeah ...
Huawei P9 can play any android game without any issues .
Other phones have way more power in GPU sector .
But P9 has FHD screen , so MP4 GPU isn't a problem .
But it's better to go for the 4GB RAM version as it's better in multitasking.
3GB version is a bit slower in multitasking compared to Galaxy S7 .
But the 4 GB version is par with SD820 phones in multitasking.
To me The 'PLUS' variant is the one to go for ...
The GPU is about the resolution rendered to be displayed onscreen and not the resolution capability for recording video.
robogo, 16 Apr 2016I believe the inability to record 4K video is not really a dealbreaker. First of all, what are... moreI agree. 4k in a phone is a nice to have. If you're serious about video recording are you really going to do it with a phone? Most the audio available with the video also isn't up to parsons why does someone really need it? I'd be interested in hearing the reasons.
I believe the inability to record 4K video is not really a dealbreaker. First of all, what are you going to record that you absolutely need 4K? If you plan on making Youtube videos, you're far better off with professional or semi-professional video cameras. Second, if you do make a Youtube video, you need to upload it, of course. 4K videos are HUGE. And in most of the world, data is still expensive, so if you plan to upload more than a couple of videos, you need a lot of gigabytes in your monthly plan, or access to a solid wired connection via Wi-Fi (or physical connection via USB to a computer) to be able to upload them. If you want to film, say, family occasions... I don't see why FHD wouldn't be enough.
I am sorry, everyone, but I'd rather take a good quality Full HD video than an awful 4K.
robogo, 16 Apr 2016Yes, in the long run 2K is best and mostly seen in the abysmal battery life of the phone.Not really! It hardly matters check out the P9's & S7's battery endurance levels they are with the same battery power of 3000mah..
.In long run every phones battery degrades, No one needs to be a genius to understand that.
AnonD-100398, 16 Apr 2016QHD screen matters at 5.5" and above you can see the diffrence!Yes, in the long run 2K is best and mostly seen in the abysmal battery life of the phone.
ethereal, 16 Apr 2016What will you do with the performance? Gaming? Come on!! Most of the users don't give a F to h... moreAlthough i use my ps4 for mainstream gaming however i do play some nice fps,arcade games etc on my NOTE5 more over it has more games than a PSP due to android platform...so the smartphone performance does matter .If you do not consider gaming even then the performance is important for multi tasking,overall response time of all the features depends upon chipset and gpu performance so dont count performance benchmarks any less.
Definitely among the better flagships this year only let down by a high initial price, Fm radio omission and lack of 4k. Otherwise no complaints,althpugh battery life should have been better and they should have made the base model 64 GB to really pitch it against the mighty competition. These are small things (for a company as big as Huawei) but would have turned it to one of its kind beast.
The photo took by P9 are excellent, it is sharp without overshapening, the contrast is high, color is accurate, noise level are low ;)
The only one missing is OIS.. making it not "perfect"
If the price is lower a bit, sure grab one for my collection.
The supernight mode is very good, it is like P8, like it, and also the light painting (star track mode :D
AnonD-100398, 16 Apr 2016I know the real world performance matters but it does not mean that you wud completly ignore t... moreWhat will you do with the performance? Gaming? Come on!! Most of the users don't give a F to high end phone gaming. Get over it!
AnonD-507785, 16 Apr 2016Read the review mister. No matter what you throw at it right now, it won't make it stutter. An... moreI know the real world performance matters but it does not mean that you wud completly ignore the performance benchmarks.afterall its a flagship smartphone and it sud be worth the price consumer will pay for it ..I know they used the expensive camera setup and gave a very premium design but for performance its a slouch!This is where S7 and LG G5 shines with somewhat the same camera experience.