The Huawei P10 is the successor to the previous Huawei P9 flagship model, one of the finest mobile phone model produced by Huawei. With Huawei P10, Huawei continues its push to dominate the camera market. Similar to the Huawei P9, the Huawei P10 will come with an enhanced and refined version of the dual-camera setup designed by Leica. Along with some minor improvements in its design and hardware, the Huawei P10 looks like it can directly compete with Samsung’s upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6.
Huawei P10 Design
In terms of design, the Huawei P10 looks quite similar to an Apple iPhone 7, the latest smartphone released by Apple. Huawei differentiates the Huawei P10 from Apple iPhone 7 by offering some of the coloured variants with a textured finish. Basically, if it is not for the USB Type-C and Leica and Huawei branding on the back of the smartphone, you could easily mistake this smartphone as the Apple iPhone 7. The Huawei P10 metal exterior is solid and with the use of the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front display, it offers a reasonable scratch-resistance but I will advise you not to drop the Huawei P10 into your pocket with your keys. The smartphone’s 7mm thickness and 142g lightweight also make it easy and comfortable to hold.
Huawei P10 Display
The Huawei P10 sports a 5.1-inches Full HD resolution display. While it is not as great the Huawei P10 Plus, the enhanced version of the Huawei P10 that comes with 5.5-inches display with 2K resolution, there are no issues with the Huawei P10 display. By using the IPS-NEO panel, Huawei P10 has black that are better than other IPS screens and it has even better viewing angles. While they are not as deep and inky like smartphones with AMOLED screens, the whites and colours are clean and not saturated. It has a high maximum brightness level too which makes it comfortable to use it under bright lighting conditions.
Huawei P10 Software
The Huawei P10 comes with Android 7.0 Nought, the latest version of the Android operating system and has Huawei’s own user interface, the Huawei Emotion UI 5.1, over it. Like so many other Android-based smartphones that have their own customized user interface, the Huawei P10 suffers the same in user experience. A lot of these customized user interfaces are redundant because they offer the same type of services like the stock Android. The next reason is these customized user interface skins are the number one reason why a lot of mobile phones are not able to get upgrades to the new versions of Android.
Huawei P10 Performance
The Huawei P10 adopts the same processor used in the Huawei Mate 9 phablet, the Kirin 960 chipset. It also has a Mali G71 MP8 graphics processing unit and 4GB of RAM. On paper, these specifications are improvements from the previous Huawei P9 that uses the older Kirin 955 processor and puts the Huawei P10 on par with other similar competing flagship models. The performance of the smartphone is fast, it can open apps in milliseconds, and it can deal with multiple tab web browsing without showing any signs of stuttering. However, the same cannot be said when it comes to gaming. Several other competing flagship models has better gaming performance when compared to the Huawei P10.
Huawei P10 Camera
This Huawei P10 is the second smartphone to carry the renowned Lecia’s branding on its camera. It has a dual-lens camera system that pairs a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor with another 12-megapixel RGB sensor. As a result, Huawei claims that this system will offer the users a number of benefits including better performance under low lighting conditions, the ability to produce more realistic bokeh effects, and an improvement when they do black and white photograph. Despite some truth in Huawei’s first claim, the Huawei P10 is still not perfect under low lighting conditions and creating a realistic bokeh. Although the Huawei P10 is not the worst camera when it comes to taking photos under low lighting conditions, photos that are taken at night or under low lighting conditions can suffer from noise and look over processed especially when there are bright lights such as street lamps around. The 8-megapixel camera on the front is sufficient enough to take good selfie photos and even has a software to enhance and do basic touch up on these selfie and portrait photos.
Huawei P10 Price In Malaysia
According to a local tech blog in Malaysia, Lazada Malaysia is currently offering the Huawei P10 from RM1299 to RM2499 depending on the variants and colours. The Huawei P10 comes in 6 different striking colours which are Mystic Silver, Rose Gold, Graphite Black, Dazzling Gold, Dazzling Blue, and Greenery. These phones are only available for pre-order.