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Huawei P9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1008 reviews of Huawei P9. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The camera and performance also get good comments, whereas there are some negative comments about the text input. There are some mixed views about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei P9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Huawei P9


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Huawei P9 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the design and durability. The screen and portability also get good views.

performance, portability, screen, durability, design

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Huawei P9


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Huawei P9 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Opinions about the usability and portability are overall positive. The camera and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the size and screen.

performance, design, camera, portability, usability

price, screen, size

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

A great camera is the best thing about the Huawei P9


Huawei's flagship P9 is perhaps best seen as a camera with a smartphone attached.

The dual-lens camera takes great photos, particularly in black and white, and the phone's slim design makes it easy to carry around

Huawei's Android skin is awkward to use and loaded with bloatware. The screen resolution should be higher, given the price

It might take fancy photos, but the Huawei P9's high price means it's not a good choice over the similarly priced Samsung Galaxy S7.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (

Huawei P9 smartphone review - dual-lens camera makes it a standout device


There are plenty of smartphones on the market and the big point of difference for most is the quality of the camera. Huawei's new P9 stand out from the crowd with not one, but two cameras on the device. The Chinese company has cleverly partnered with...

The Huawei P9 is a standout smartphone in the mid-range thanks to its innovative camera. But throw in the sleek styling and thin design it’s a lot more than just a fancy camera. With its sharp display and snappy performance, the Huawei P9 is a pleasure...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Trevor Long (

Huawei P9 Australian review – This is a spectacular phone


The Huawei P9 has been a long time coming for Australia, the launch in London a few months ago, then the Asia-Pacific launch in Bali in May and finally this week we get Australian pricing and availability. Normally, I don't think I'd care so much, but...

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Best 4G phone I have ever had.


Great phone. Lost without it. Great reception (Replaced a Samsung Note 3 which struggled with LTE reception). This phone is the bomb, still finding new functions and features many months after purchase. The best feature I think is the Dual lens Leica...

Jul, 2017

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unable to resolve some basic issues


Have been unable to increase ring time on my Huawei p9, as I miss most phone calls nor can I create new folders in email to move important emails in or rename old folders I created from my Samsung. Unable to find anything on google to resolve these...

Jul, 2017

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Love this phone.


I have never purchased a phone that wasn't your common brand so after seeing such positive reviews and watching countless Youtube video's on this phone I made the decision to get it. So far I cannot find anything that I don't like. Visually it looks...

Jul, 2017

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Love it


Bought my Huawei P9 in NZ as it wasn't readily available in Australia at the time (well I didn't think so)... The screen size is perfect, takes great photos, with fantastic editing options. It's light weight, and easy to fit into my bag. If ever need...

Jul, 2017

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good price good performance


i have used this phone almost one year. this is a good price and good performance mobile phone i have. the camera is very very good, easy control with good color picture. the UI design of this phone is easy for using. but the battery is not big enough...

Jul, 2017

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Almost perfect


Very similar to the Samsung but with a MUCH better camera. Easy and logical to navigate and use. Only improvement could be on the Calendar view and appointment setting options (the Samsung is better) but they're still good and I use them everyday. Not...

Jul, 2017

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If only we could buy the 5.5" down here I'd give it 5 stars


Great device. Amazing camera and the zooming feature Bukka affect I think it's called. Battery has been good. Only issue is my fingerprint senor can be dodgy at times. Other then that I am happy I got this phone. UI also easy to get used to. Huawei...

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):526
Standby time (3G):552 / 556 / 566
Standby time (4G):566
Talk time (2G):33
Talk time (3G):18

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands: Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.4
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):12
Photo effects:Vivid
Rear camera aperture number:2.2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Second rear camera aperture number:2.2
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Sensor Type:BSI / BSI CMOS / CMOS
Video recording:N / Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p


Brand colour:Ceramic White / Haze Gold / Mystic Silver / Prestige gold / Titanium grey
Colour name:Haze Gold / Mystic Silver / Prestige gold
Colour of product:Black, Blue / Black, grey / Blue / Blue, Silver / Gold / Grey / Pink gold, White / Red / Silver / Silver, White / Titanium / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar
Product colour:Black,Blue / Black,Grey / Blue / Gold / Grey / Grey,Titanium / Silver


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:423
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Internal RAM:3


Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text-to-speech message reader:Y


FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, H.264 / H.262,H.263,H.264 / H.264, H.265, MPEG2, MPEG4, VP8, WMV9, Xvid
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, MP4, RM, RMVB, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, RV, VP8, WMV9, XVID / 3GP, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG2, MPEG4, RV, VP8, WMV9, XVID / 3GP, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, RV, VP8, WMV9, XVID / 3GP,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RV,VP8,WMV9,XVID / 3GP,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RV,VP8,WMV9,XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,1800,1900 / 800,850,900,1900 / 800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 BLE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:WPA2-PSK
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Headset included:Y / Yes
Interface adapters included:Micro USB-B male - USB Type-C female
Protective case:Y
Quick start guide:N / Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6, EMUI 4.1 / 6.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
vCard: Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:N / Y / Yes


64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15 / ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53+Cortex-A72 / ARM Cortex-A72
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor Model:KIRIN 955


Operating system installed:Android / Android 7.0
Operating System Version:6 / 6, EMUI 4.1 / 6. / 6.0
vCard: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3 / 3072 / 4
Internal ROM:32
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:3
ROM capacity:32


Subscription type:No subscription


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14.5 / 145
Width:7.09 / 70.9