At the end of February 2017, Huawei presented the two new smartphones Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus at the MWC. Only a few days later, the two phones are already available at first dealers. We already had the opportunity to take the Huawei P10 in our hand and to test briefly, in this article I would like to describe our first impression of the Huawei P10 and, of course, a short overview of the technical data. In addition, we share the images from Huawei about the new phone, in which it presents you the details of the Huawei P10 and also the differences between P10 and P10 Plus!
The Huawei P10 would be available soon in the colors black, blue, silver and gold. We could see the gold version; this version left a very positive impression. The body is completely gold, a visible frame is not available through the metal design. The display glass is slightly rounded to the sides, which makes the device very handy. It’s in extremely strong similarity to the Apple iPhone 7, which is the first expression when hand the phone. But this should not be a disadvantage, because like the iPhone, the P10 can convince with its case on full line and even offers some advantages: there is a 3.5mm headphone connector and the camera is completely integrated in the case. Nice detail: the power button is red colored like the predecessor Huawei Nova and looks particularly beautiful in connection with the gold case.
The internal memory of the Huawei P10 is 64 GB and can be expanded with a MicroSD memory card, the memory measures 4 GB. As a processor, the HiSilicon Kirin 960 is used, the same model is already used in the Huawei Mate 9. Of course, again, a fast LTE modem is on board, according to Huawei, LTE category 11 is supported, ie up to 600 MBit/s in the downlink and up to 50 MBit/s in the uplink.
The battery of the Huawei P10 is 3,200 mAh large and cannot be changed by the user, which is very common for current flagship smartphone. Huawei supplies a power supply with quick charge function so that the battery can be recharged very quickly. As a connection for charging and data transfer, USB Type C is used, wireless charging function is not available in the Huawei P10.
The Huawei P10 Plus is larger than the P10: 153.5 x 74.2 x 6.98 mm are the dimensions, compared to 145.3 x 69.3 x 6.98 mm for the P10. Moreover, it is about 165 grams heavier than the P10. The reason for the larger dimensions is the 5.5 inch display with 2560 x 1440 pixels, while the P10 “only” offers a 5.1 inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels. The processor is the same as the P10, but the memory is somewhat larger with 6 GB and also the internal memory space is 128 GB twice as large as the P10.
The 12 megapixel dual camera of the Huawei P10 Plus is slightly better than the P10, which applies to both the front and the rear. So the P10 Plus has a f1.8 aperture, so more light should be on the sensor than with the f2.2 aperture of the P10. The 8 megapixel front camera of the P10 Plus also offers an autofocus, but the P10 is only a fixed focus. As with the predecessor model Huawei P9, the camera was developed in cooperation with the German company Leica. In a first test, the quality of the P10 camera in bright environments was very good, but in dark environments, the effect is not as good as expected.
Below are the main difference between Huawei P10 and P10 Plus:
|Model||Huawei P10||Huawei P10 Plus|
|Screen Size||5.1 inch||5.5 inch|
|Display Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels||2560 x 1440 pixels|
|CPU||Hisilicon Kirin 960, octa-core, 4*Cortex A73 2.4GHz + 4*Cortex A53 1.8GHz||Hisilicon Kirin 960, octa-core, 4*Cortex A73 2.4GHz + 4*Cortex A53 1.8GHz|
|GPU||Mali G71MP8||Mali G71MP8|
|RAM||4GB DDR4||6GB DDR4|
|ROM||64GB/128GB (Expandable to 256GB)||128GB (Expandable to 256GB)|
|Primary Camera||20MP(Monochome) + 12MP (Color)||20MP(Monochome) + 12MP (Color)|
|Quick charge||5V/4.5A, Super fast charge||5V/4.5A, Super fast charge|
|Dimensions||145.3 x 69.3 x 6.98 mm||153.5 x 74.2 x 6.98 mm|
According to Huawei, the P10 is commercially available from March 15, 2017, but a few providers are already delivering it. You can get more information about the P10 and the P10 Plus on the Huawei website or the distributor on www.4gltemall.com .