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Huawei P10 Plus Review


By Mr Steven Right | 27/04/2017 08:12:52

Huawei continues its partnership with Leica with the new production of the Huawei P10 Plus mobile phone. The Huawei P10 comes with dual cameras, a longer than even battery life and a great screen making this a potential big time seller. At 20MP and 12MP, these lenses combine both monochrome and RGB sensors along with a creative Wide Aperture mode to make photography more interesting and functional. The large screen area and substantial RAM are winners on the spec sheet. Huawei has made this device even more attractive by offering a good selection of colour choices, including Pantone’s colour of the year, which is a great little feature that most people don’t notice.

Huawei P10 Plus Review

THE GOOD

  • The camera is great
  • Comes with a beautiful, bright QHD screen
  • Ninety billion colour options
  • Way better than the P10

THE BAD

  • Overpriced
  • Navigation key is poorly designed

Huawei P10 Plus Review

Design

One of the first things you notice with the P10 Plus, other than the size is that it is amazingly thin. At exactly 7mm, it is much slimmer than the iPhone 7 Plus. The Huawei P10 Plus resembles its Apple competitor with a classic all-metal body with rounded corners. Its sleek design means that holding it is an absolute pleasure and it slips into almost any pocket!

On the bottom edge is located the solo speaker, a USB Type-C port (which is now, more or less that standard for charging) and a headphone jack.

On the top, you will find an IR blaster, a rare feature to find in a phone at the moment. The left side of the phone edge provides the SIM and micro SD slot, and on the right edge there’s the volume rocker with the power key edged in red.

Huawei P10 Plus Review

Display

Once the P10 Plus is out of its good-looking double-doored box, you then peel off the plastic screen covering and you will find another below it. The screen is not oleophobic, so if you decide to get rid of this protector then not only are you more likely to smash it but worse of all is that it becomes real smudgy real fast and horrible grease-fest too. The display comes with Gorilla Glass 5, so there is some inbuilt crack guard even without the plastic cover, but we do recommend a protector as a first addition to this phones purchase!

The screen itself is clear and colourful, with slim side bezels. The P10 Plus works well for mobile VR, screen size, 1440 x 2560 resolution and 540 pixels per inch providing you with an very rich and colorful immersive experience, if that’s what you are after.

Videos look good on this sizeable QHD screen, the brightness can be brought up remarkably high, and the colours are nice and even.

Huawei P10 Plus Review

Performance

The P10 Plus comes with the Huawei-made Kirin 960 CPU, an octa-core SoC which consists of four 2.4GHz cores at 1.8GHz, more power than a lot of other competitive phones out there and this one makes it very quick. This device also comes with a generous 6GB of RAM, which should last you for a while. This phone is not water or dust proof unlike its competitors like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The device has only one speaker, but the sound quality is reasonable good.

Battery life

The Huawei P10 Plus is packed with one of the bigger battery packs on the market right now, at 3,750mAh, which makes this phone last. We never saw it run out for a day use even when using it all the time and seeing a couple of videos as well, very impressive.

Huawei P10 Plus Review

Camera

The Huawei P10 Plus camera app is one of the better ones out there. It has many features, and in this case, makes the camera genuinely fun to use. Auto mode is simple to use and very fast: it is quick to open and to get snapping. Manual mode is simple to access with a flick up from the bottom of the app, allowing you to mess about with white balance and exposure. It is also easy to lock a setting where you want it, which displays a little dot to show it is fixed at that value.

Swiping the device left brings up the settings panel, and swipe to the right gives you Modes. The camera gives excellent real depth shots and its in built zoom is good, it max out at x2 but that’s okay, after all this is a phone! However, as a bloggers camera this can be a good choice as the shots and videos are really that good. Even as a secondary back up camera on the road this is the one we would recommend.

Huawei P10 Plus Review

Conclusion
This device is one of the best out there and can be recommended to people with deep pockets and a passion for photography and blogging. However, at this price level there are a lot of competition that represent a better phone for less money, but, this phone does takes excellent pictures.

Huawei P10 Plus Review

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