I was seriously considering this phone to replace my s7, however, 2 reviewers have confirmed that there is no oleophobic coating on the screen if you remove the factory screen protector. This may only applicable to review devices but until Huawei or someone confirms it, I will wait for s8.
Maybe someone in GSMArena can find out?
Sometimes I fail to understand how a gownup person can choose his/her daily driver smartphone based only on camera performance??!! Most flagship cameras are on per with each other and most average users will just be fine with the cameras. Difference between the flagship cameras is so minimal now days, so it boils down which Phone is an All rounder smartphone. And this is the point where I respect the mighty Mate 9! Because it's an All rounder smartphone.
Christian, 12 Mar 2017Removing the fingerprint sensor from the back and introducing an ugly front button (with very ... morei can tell you why because for whatever reason, Chinese consumers hate rear fingerprint sensor and they have been 'shouting' at Huawei to get rid off the rear sensor.
AnonD-96745, 13 Mar 2017P10 rear camera basically the same as Mate 9. I own Mate 9, and no, their camera cannot beat i... moreHave you updated to latest software yet??? Mate 9 lowlight performance is quite on par now! Check out pocketnow latest camera review of mate 9
P10 rear camera basically the same as Mate 9. I own Mate 9, and no, their camera cannot beat iphone 7 & S7 edge in low light photography. Even my old Xperia Z1 produce better low light picture (after root and install mod), but iphone 7 and S7 are more superior. In daylight, pictures great but seems underexposed, details are outstanding, even u zoom in, very nice. The Kirin 960 is very very powerful, doesn't slow down my Mate 9 at all no matter how many apps running. Aside note, can't wait to see Xperia XZ Premium camera capability, seems promising.
If price right, the p10 could be a success. In Canada, there is the high end and nothing below worth considering. Huawei can fill the need for a upper midrange.
Color 20mp are nothing like monochrome 20mp. It's more like 12mp upscale, wonder why its 20mp. Shame I don't shoot in monochrome. Maybe they should add 3rd camera for daylight shots, details in stills and 4K are missing a lot these days.
Anonymous, 12 Mar 20171 Huawei is a recognized brand and 2 the bezels have some use like fingerprint sensor and of ... moreTop of line Xperias have great stereo speakers, which I find more useful than a gimmicky button which can be replaced by on-screen buttons.
Interesting phone, I was expecting a crap Chinese phone like usually and to some extend it's gimmicky with that front "button" and the software. But the SOC is great, it's at least as good as Snapdragon 821 on a 1080p screen...and the camera amazed me. The day light shots are good indeed, but nothing special in comparison with Pixel and the monochrome mode is simply good for nothing most of the times. But in low light it's an incredible camera, because the shoots look good, the tripod takes things to near DSLR level...and the monochrome camera looks dazzling to say the least, night shoots are for it, the amount of detail, the depth of the black and the pure whites make some timeless pictures... To top it off it has bokeh and lossless zoom.
This phone is absolutely great. I have no idea what people are talking and crying about. It has a great design. Sure, it might not look as good as the P9 (which I have, by the way; and love it!), but it still has a very good-looking design, dated specifications, a great camera (A score of 87 on DxOMark) and a very decent price tag.
Quit whining, appreciate the phone, try it out and buy it. Also, do not complain before you even try the phone. It's a pathetic thing to do. This phone is great, and it is definitely better than the G6 with the ugly back design and outdated processor.
Oh, and also - the bezels are NOT that bad at all. Quit whining about that, as well. Jeez.
AnonD-584268, 12 Mar 2017Obsolete phone in 2017Obsolete comment.
Anonymous, 12 Mar 20171 Huawei is a recognized brand and 2 the bezels have some use like fingerprint sensor and of ... moreBezels are never useful , there is no arguing about that , having less is better , but question is the size of the bezel justified with some useful hardware like for example on xperia you got two large camera senors in those bezels and front facing stereo speakers , p10 on the other hand has smaller camera sensors , no speakers just one button which in particular doesn't take that much space . but it has slightly more dense battery inside , so we could maybe take that as justification for bezels on P10 . Now how can same people say that xperia bezels are huge , and at the same time P10 bezels thin ? I call that unfair double standards !
AnonD-404798, 12 Mar 2017This phone is utter crap , where are the complains about big bezels ... ??? or those complains... more1 Huawei is a recognized brand and
2 the bezels have some use like fingerprint sensor and of screen buttons unlike Xperia tho I agreed it's still overpriced for what it offers
Kirin 690 is not just performs well but it also focus on battery life and memory management. It's not as good as SNAP in gaming aspect but I'm sure that in long term using it may perform better than those phone than use the SNAP but lack of software management. Experienced from Huawei Honor6 Plus in my hand. awesome phone!
AnonD-404798, 12 Mar 2017This phone is utter crap , where are the complains about big bezels ... ??? or those complains... moreI wonder while you wasted your time for typing this. Is this make you feel you are the winner?
This phone is utter crap , where are the complains about big bezels ... ??? or those complains only apply to SONY ? and this phone has nothing unique , design wise is just what everyone else is making (not to mention that fugly dual camera), and it's not cheap as Huawei branded phone should be ( I can get flagships from better recognized brands for same amount of money !! ) , there is nothing impressive just a regular phone and standard specs...
''960 chipset offers class-leading CPU and GPU performance''
- that is simply not true bc it still can't match yet alone beat old Adreno 530 lololol and Adreno 540 is gonna knock it out of park !
camera is also junk and this proves it ''using the manual mode and a tripod makes wonders''
-sure but I'm not gonna carry that around in my pocket , with the tripod I'll actually use real camera !