The Huawei P9 came a few weeks ago with the desire to gain a foothold among the best phones this year. And arguments have, including design, new dual camera system Leica certification and balance in the remaining lines.
We have devoted after a month of use to know what is able to offer the Huawei P9 calmly and focusing on more specific sections as a screen, operating system or battery. Will there be fulfilled his promise to be alongside the best smartphones on the market?
Fingerprint reader and personality in the design
You assimilate something one you get when you buy a Huawei is care for materials. They have done so for generations of its terminals and the Huawei P9 is not necessary. We saw in our initial analysis and what we have seen in this month of use.
The Huawei P9 is striking, is well finished and people will easily recognize. It is a very light and soft in their ways and in this time has become comfortable in hand terminal terminal 5 inches more manageable we’ve tested lately.
It is also a phone with personality and a good design language that we just seem improvable by the fingerprint reader. And not by his performance, because it seemed to me the fastest of which I’ve tried, but because of its location at the rear.
There makes sense because it is easy to unlock but does not often start button, which I think is a mistake because we associate the fingerprint reader to action to unlock the terminal, but to block it must change to the side. It is not something that involves a handicap but in this month of use has been something I’ve thought a lot.
On the strength and quality of materials, the Huawei P9 asks us the use of a sheath. In this month of use no clear signals beveled edges and on the rear metal part.
Display and battery that you can improve with some adjustments
In this month of use with Huawei P9 I could confirm that while the IPS screen has a good quality, as we saw in the review where we stopped at the Neo Huawei technology, there are details that I managed to feel more satisfied quality level of the terminal screen.
We told you that the brightness of this Huawei P9 had room for improvement. When we are outdoors miss a bigger hit brightness to improve visibility. Also in this month of use I found that the automatic brightness adjustment is not all fast I’d like. Overall in this month I finished setting up the automatic brightness and especially outside I finally opted to keep the maximum to activate and not have to wait that suited what I wanted to consult information at a quick glance.
Huawei screen P9 is less striking and dramatic than other rivals with which it intends to compete in the market. Calls less attention but I must say it is enough that the range in which it competes.
To compensate for the more muted tones should we adjust the color temperature slightly? It’s what my worked me in this month of use. The cooling mode is the one that has convinced me finish. Once chosen I played with color temperature to find the most acceptable balance between striking tone without actually unreal.
Contain the panel resolution has enabled Huawei exploit the less powerful than solutions Samsung or Qualcomm processor and the battery itself. This I found quite fair for a heavy user, and we also missed a charge battery faster. Huawei in comparative P9 was not very good: more than two hours is much to compete in the market.
As has happened to us with the screen, there are little tricks to get an extra battery. In the power options are a filter to keep under control the consumption of certain applications, as well as tips to optimize battery life.
There we can manage applications and services that we do not realize that not consume energy use but do not want to miss. There are some applications that come by default with EMUI and probably we will not use (as in my case this month of use) as Play Books or third party services. Best clear them to gain some autonomy.
A camera to enjoy, not to fire out of control
I commented how easy the system is intended Dual Camera Huawei and how itcompetes with LG solution. And we told the review that level or speed interface was the best on the market. I corroborated: for me it is the most convenient interface I’ve never driven on a smartphone, can access modes only sliding from the left, camera options from the right, and modes manuals from below, just above the button shooting.
In this month of use, my purpose was to see how it affected my way to a different camera photos like Huawei P9. I think in the global lags behind that of the best of the year. In addition we have used less often for photos in automatic mode and at all hours, but we have offsetting getting up more different and creative services like Instagram images.
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The monochrome mode has caused a sensation among the friends who asked me portraits for their social networking profiles. And more than a night image I could have saved has ended up as one of the most “likes” on some social networks thanks to the magic of black and white, with a fabulous contrast.
Beyond the monochrome mode, the camera gives us a lot P9 Huawei game to go further in photography with smartphone. We spent the aim and shoot and had lots of fun with the virtual management of the opening for very small depths of field, a very profitable RAW mode or long exposure.
On the opposite side we have the video mode, which no 4K or stabilization, is also at a lower level opponents.
Android layer with which it is possible to get along
EMUI allows high customization of Android on Android terminals but also has good ideas that can make you have duplicate services. The trick is to be done with it in order to feel at ease.
One of the first lessons that need to be done has to do with something we do a lot: the notification bar. Default by stretching a finger that sliding bar appears and only the left can access the controls and quick setup. It is a small nuisance when we want to go directly to enable or disable the wireless connection.
A direct solution is to remember that two fingers can lower that layer configuration directly. But if you prefer to use a single finger, there is an option to set that stretch from the left side go to notifications, and if we do it from the right, configuration.
Another option is to take a very manageable with one hand terminal is to add a fourth button to the toolbar Android to lower or recover the dropdown notifications. You pressing with one hand, see if there is something interesting, and you keep what you were doing.
The fingerprint reader also indispensable in the daily life, we can tell the system that can be used as a touchpad. Does not work with too many services but two that I liked: for notification center and to move through the gallery of images in an efficient and comfortable way. Allow one – touch button to make start had not been more.
At the interface level, there is no central hub but desktops and iOS. Here the fingerprint reader would be very easy to move between them, but it is not possible. Of those desks or screens, there are three defaults, we can group them in folders, but we need more, enough to make the gesture of pinching to expand or customize those desktops.
Waiting to see how policy operating system updates this layer so intense, a few more details: in the search application that is accessed by sliding down from desktop we can both open the application and give the icon the right that leads to the folder or site where it is anchored; in the file browser, very visual, we can easily create and direct folders protected by password or fingerprint.