Huawei P9: A Game Changer?

Game changing is hard. Especially in this technological age where a new idea is the same in almost 20 heads simultaneously. so the truth is that the P9 is not fully changing the game. Or is it?

Huawei have shaped Kenyan history. They have made smart tech available to thousands, so easily.We all know about IDEOS. To the techies(read developers) this was a basic tool of trade. It is clearly the first piece of excitement to every Android developer(I believe). It has make app development accessible to thousands without needing hi-end tech like previously the case.

Besides that, it has made the user(normal consumer of content) discover, what smart technology can do for them. We had been for a long time been believers of Nokia. That’s before Samsung took advantage of their internal fights(a story for another day).

Huawei has actually lived to become one of the best selling brands. the P9 does that, cheaply with premium feel.

The Dual lens setup

One monochrome lens – for deeper, better light sensing and the the color lens that captures the color depths. The two 12MP sensors work together to capture super gorgeous images. These two lenses from Leica are just a masterpiece. taking pictures in low light is so much fun with this setup in a sleek package.

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Dual 12 MP, f/2.2, 27 mm, Leica optics, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Features 1.25 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, check quality
Secondary 8 MP, f/2.4, 1080p

Design

Huawei, doesn’t go over board with the design. Simplicity of the design of this handset makes it standout without pitching a fight. That is a plus. its comfortable in the hand. another plus. Its uni-body: another plus for me.

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Storage

this days anything below 32GB is just mediocre to any power user. even the content consumer know this. Huawei know this. So this is no issue. 32GB expandable to 200GB with SD card(a rare darling).

Display

The screen makes any content pop out. Important to gauge the crispy-nature of your captures. Its bright too. Important for outdoor usage.

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Security

the fingerprint reader is fast becoming a staple in the smartphone world. So, its here too. Mounted on the back, convenience cannot be thought of clearer. It pretty fast. It makes me think its not using my finger to authenticate the unlocks.

Performance

The P9 is equipped with some top tier specs. Talk aside:

OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 955
CPU Quad-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T880 MP4

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