Notebookcheck

Huawei P9 Plus

Specifications

Huawei P9 Plus
Huawei P9 Plus (P9 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR4
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, capacitive, 10 touch points, AMOLED, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 52 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Proximity, rotation, accelerometer and G-sensor, digital compass, step counter, USB-OTG, WiFi-Direct, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G GSM(850/900/1800/1900MHz), 3G UMTS (800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz), LTE Cat.6 (Bands 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/26/28), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.98 x 152.3 x 75.3 ( = 0.27 x 6 x 2.96 in)
Battery
3400 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix (Leica dual-camera, Summarit-H 27 mm f/2.2 ASPH, BSI CMOS, 2-tone LED-flash, Full-HD video)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (f/2.4)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, Power adapter (10 Watts), USB cable, SIM tool, headset, protective cover, quick-start guide, EMUI 4.1, Phone Manager, HiCare, Health, Designs, Mirror, Compass, Recorder, Memo, 36 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
162 g ( = 5.71 oz / 0.36 pounds), Power Supply: 74 g ( = 2.61 oz / 0.16 pounds)
Price
699 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 84.91% - good
Average of 27 scores (from 49 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 85%, features: 77%, display: 86% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Huawei P9 Plus

88.5% Huawei P9 Plus Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Is everything better with the Plus? The new P9 Plus from Huawei is not just a bigger version of the standard P9, the display differs completely from the smaller sibling as well. The Press Touch feature is also reserved for the Plus model.
Xiaomi MI5S Plus VS Huawei P9 Plus Design, Antutu, Camera, Battery Review
Source: Igeekphone English
The main difference between Xiaomi MI5S Plus and Huawei P9 Plus is in their hardware, due to Snapdragon 821 processor, it makes Xiaomi MI5S enjoy higher performance than Huawei P9 Plus, but Huawei P9 Plus still performs nice in dual camera. If you are looking for a cheaper but higher performance smartphone, Xiaomi MI5S Plus can be your first choice, but if you are more into better quality, Huawei P9 Plus will not let you down.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2016
Huawei P9 & Huawei P9 Plus Review: First Impressions
Source: Know Your Mobile English
I like that there are two models, though the only difference, bar size, is to do with RAM and storage. I also like the effort, attention and innovative nature of the camera aboard both these handsets, and the fact that Huawei has kept the imaging the same on both models (take note, Apple).
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/23/2016
80% Huawei P9 Plus review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Huawei's made a classy-looking phone. The sleek metal and glass design is right up there with Apple and HTC, but it doesn’t really stand out amongst the crowd. The camera is good, but it’s not fantastic. The Leica branding is more of a gimmick, and there’s a lot to take in when you open the app up for the first time. There are some quirks, too, like heavy vignetting. But photos do look good and monochrome shots look great.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Huawei’s big-screen, dual-lens camera flagship smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
If you’re in the market for a sleek, premium phablet with a great dual-camera setup, the Huawei P9 Plus is a great option. The 5.5in SuperAMOLED FHD display is bright and crisp, and shows off the detailed photos taken by the rear-facing dual 12Mp snappers. The processor is strong enough to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S7, although it doesn’t quite compare in terms of graphical power. However, it’s worth noting that there aren’t huge differences between the P9 Plus and the flagship P9 so depending on what you want from the smartphone, it may be worth taking a look at the £100 cheaper Huawei P9. Otherwise, it’s a decent premium flagship that we’re impressed with.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
88% A smartphone for photographers and tech enthusiasts alike
Source: Android Authority English
Like the P9 and the Mate 8, the Huawei P9 Plus has excellent hardware, but I also like the software. It isn’t stock Android and if you want stock Android then you aren’t going to be happy with EMUI. True the UI is different, but it is still Android and you still get access to Google’s services, you can install the myriad of apps from the Play Store, and so on. What isn’t there to like?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 88% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Huawei P9 Plus review
Source: Stuff TV English
It looks the part, is powerful enough to compete with other top-spec phones, and takes fantastic photos - even if those twin sensors can't quite topple Samsung as the king of smartphone cameras. The pressure-sensitive screen is pretty forward-thinking, too. I don't think Android is ready for this kind of tech yet, but it's great to see Huawei giving it a go now - it'll be ready when everyone else catches up.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% The big and the bold
Source: Pocket Lint English
So P9 or P9 Plus? Well, the Plus offers a slightly larger screen with "Press Touch" technology, plus better battery life and 64GB on-board storage for its £500 asking price (making it about £100 more than the standard P9). Otherwise features are largely similar, with both phones featuring the defining dual camera - which deserves high praise for the most part. Its controls are intuitive, making it easy to fine-tune your shots, the performance is very reliable, while the monochrome sensor is a quirky addition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Bigger isn't always better
Source: Expert Reviews English
The P9 Plus isn’t a resounding success. It has marginally better battery life, more storage and a slightly bigger screen than the regular P9, but at £550 it finds itself comprehensively outgunned by rivals such as the Galaxy S7 or LG G5. The Leica branding and monochrome camera may be a big selling point for some people, but even if that is the case, you’re still better off with the standard P9.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Huawei P9 Plus review
Source: Techradar English
The P9 Plus offers a good impression of Apple's 3D Touch with its pressure-sensitive screen, but we'd advise not getting too excited about it. Its applications are all Huawei's, so even if pressure sensitivity is the future, this is at best a very good tech demo of what's to come. Add in software that many struggle to get on with - much as we've grown accustomed to it - and this feels like a phone to hunt down when some sweet deals are available, not while it sells at full price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Huawei P9 Plus Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Huawei’s P9 Plus is yet another 5.5-inch smartphone, a previously niche category that’s rapidly expanding in 2016 with the likes of the OnePlus 3 and Moto G4 handsets hitting UK shelves. Good news is, the P9 Plus more than holds its own thanks to the gorgeous design, effective dual-lens camera and impressive battery life, although the software could use a bit of love.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Huawei P9 Plus
Source: Gadgetspeak English
It is a little larger at 15x7.5cm and weights 20grams more. Neither of which you would probably notice unless you have the two units side by side. The P9 is an excellent camera and phone, look back and you will find two reviews of it on this site, however launched at the same time – but not immediately available - is the P9 Plus which was stated to cost £100 more so what exactly does the extra get you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
80% Huawei is on top form
Source: PC Pro English
In fact, given the sheer all-round quality of the P9 it's a fantastically capable phone for the money. It's tough to argue with an attractive, capable smartphone that undercuts much of its competition on price, yet still packs in a superb camera, good performance and a whole heap of premium features. This is a huge leap forward for Huawei, and on this evidence the other big-name manufacturers should start to worry – it's not perfect, but the P9 is a force to be reckoned with.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei P9 Plus review
Source: GSM Arena English
We liked the Huawei P9 even though it had a few setbacks, so we were already decided on the Huawei P9 Plus - it was going to be likable, too. We knew the P9 Plus will treat us with an AMOLED screen, Press Touch tech, and stereo speakers in exchange for a few extra bucks, so we knew what we were getting into. Of course, we are always in for some surprises and we got a few with the Huawei P9 Plus. While confirming its beautiful design, awesome camera capabilities, snappy processor, great fingerprint scanner, and useful Emotion UI, we found a few novelties we really liked.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2016
80% Huawei is on top form
Source: PC Pro English
The P9 costs £449 SIM free and the P9 Plus is £549 inc VAT, which is very reasonable for this calibre of phone. However, you can pick it up for much less if you shop around and buy it in tandem with a PAYG or monthly SIM deal. For instance, pick up a Huawei P9 from O2 along with the PAYG deal of your choice, and the 32GB model is only £370 – that's £110 cheaper than our current favourite phone, the Huawei-built Nexus 6P, and dramatically cheaper than the other high-end smartphone rivals.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Huawei P9 Plus review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei P9 Plus is an accomplished smartphone. It's got a great feature set, impressive performance and a premium design - trouble is the competition is also excellent. In the past Huawei's flagship handsets have had a lower price than the likes of Samsung, Apple, LG, Sony and HTC, but the P9 Plus is priced at a similar level. You then have to look to see if it offers a better experience all round than our current best phone in the world, the Galaxy S7 Edge.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/30/2016
Huawei's true P series flagship
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Huawei P9 Plus offers elements above and beyond the regular model and that should give it some additional appeal. This is a fully-packed handset, carrying the novelty of that dual Leica camera on the rear. The larger 5.5-inch display is likely to be popular, but the phone's higher price could be a barrier. With an asking price of €749 (although rumour has it at £549 in the UK) this model sits a little too close in price to some of the established flagships out there.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2016
Hands-on with the bigger Press Touch iPhone 6S Plus and Galaxy S7 edge rival
Source: PC Advisor English
If a bigger screen with Press Touch and a bigger battery is what you’re looking for then the Huawei P9 Plus might be a good shout. However, it is otherwise very similar to the regular model so isn’t necessarily worth the addition 150 Euro – the main selling point is the camera co-engineered with Leica which you get on the P9. We’ll bring you a full review when we get a review sample.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/07/2016
Hands on: Huawei P9 Plus review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei P9 Plus is an accomplished smartphone. It's got a great feature set, impressive performance and a premium design - trouble is the competition is also excellent. In the past Huawei's flagship handsets have had a lower price than the likes of Samsung, Apple, LG, Sony and HTC, but the P9 Plus is priced at a similar level. You then have to look to see if it offers a better experience all round than our current best phone in the world, the Galaxy S7 Edge.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/07/2016
Huawei P9 and P9 Plus hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
Huawei's charge towards becoming a global brand continues with the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus. Both are sleek metal phones with a powerful chipset and a unique dual-camera setup, the duo is all set to tackle the global flagships.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/06/2016

Foreign Reviews

89% Huawei P9 Plus (Single-SIM)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 11/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% mobility: 87%
Huawei P9 Plus mit Leica-Kamera
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2016
Huawei P9 Plus
Source: eTest German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2016
89% Bigger is better?
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 65% performance: 96% features: 91% display: 93% mobility: 76%
88% Huawei P9 Plus (Single-SIM)
Source: Connect - Heft 9/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 88%
100% Wirklich das Beste vom Besten?
Source: Android TV German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% workmanship: 100%
90% Huawei P9 Plus Im Test - Grösser Und Besser?
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Huawei P9 Plus (Single-SIM)
Source: Connect - Heft 8/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
93% Mit AMOLED und Press Touch
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 95% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
89% Huawei P9 Plus (Single-SIM)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 12/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 89%
P9 Plus ist Huaweis Sahnestück
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2016
80% XXL-Modell mit Touch-Funktion
Source: Verivox German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80%
90% Huawei P9 Plus
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Das Smartphone Mit Der Leica-Kamera
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei P9 und P9 Plus
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2016
das Hands-on
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2016
Huawei P9 Plus, análisis: un P9 grande con más autonomía y pantalla sensible a la presión
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High quality sound; long battery life. Negative: Imperfect design; mediocre screen solution.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2016
86% Huawei P9 Plus : Análise / Review em Português
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
80% Huawei P9 Plus Recensione: Lo Smartphone Con Fotocamera Leica
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Huawei P9 plus, recensione del phablet con 4GB di RAM
Source: Tecnoandroid.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 87% features: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
Huawei P9 Plus: la recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; long battery life; excellent display. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/20/2016
Recensione Huawei P9 Plus, il miglior Huawei mai prodotto
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: High autonomy; good hardware; fast charge; excellent display; decent cameras. Negative: High price;
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2016
Recensione: Huawei P9 Plus
Source: InstaNews Italian IT→EN
Positive: High autonomy; excellent cameras. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/04/2016
Huawei P9 Plus, un gran bel terminale -Recensione-
Source: Tech Different Italian IT→EN
Positive: Low price; large screen; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2016
Recensione Huawei P9 Plus, il miglior Huawei mai prodotto
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; nice display; decent cameras; elegant design; long battery life; quick charge. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2016
Recensione Huawei P9 Plus, il miglior Huawei mai prodotto
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; good autonomy; fast charge; nice display; good cameras; elegant design. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2016
Test Huawei P9 Plus - Większy, szybszy i droższy brat P9 Lite
Source: PurePC Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice design; good cameras; flexible fingerprint sensor; very good display; decent speakers. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/09/2016
Тест-обзор фаблета с двойной камерой Huawei P9 Plus
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Metal case; solid workmanship; high performance; good screen; quality sound; support LTE. Negative: Sim and microSD are on the same slot; relatively high price; inflexible USB Type-C.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2016
95% Teszt: Huawei P9 Plus – Egy lépéssel előre
Source: Technokrata HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 100% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Test Af Huawei P9 Plus
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; good built quality; flexible fingerprint sensor; good price. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2016

Comment

Model: The P9 Plus is a 5.5 inch Android 6.0 smartphone powered by a Huawei Kirin 955 octa-core processor and 4 GB of RAM. Its elegant build is crafted mainly on aerospace-class unibody aluminium. It is boosted with not one, but two rear-facing cameras. With Leica’s co-engineered Picture Quality Algorithm, it is virtually capable of performing like a professional camera. With 7 mm it is slim and it weighs about 162 g. One outstanding feature of the P9 Plus is its superior responsiveness. Enhanced with the PressTouch technology, screen pressure may be customized to improve ease of use and interaction with the smartphone.

Connectivity on the P9 Plus is remarkable as it is equipped with a virtual triple antenna, whereby signals will not be affected by hand positions. It is further supported by a fingerprint sensor, which can be easily customized with gestures for unlocking purposes and ID recognition, thus improving security and convenience. Audio performance on the P9 Plus is equally impressive with differing listening experience at landscape or portrait mode. It comes with a 3400 mAh battery with dual AC rapid charging. In addition, it is NFC-compliant. The smartphone comes in three color variants: quartz grey, gold and ceramic white.

ARM Mali-T880 MP4: Mobile graphics solution for tablets and smartphones, which can be found in ARM SoCs like the HiSilicon Kirin 950. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Kirin 955: ARM based octa-core SoC containing four Cortex-A72 cores for performance tasks and four Cortex-A53 cores to save power. Furthermore, the SoC integrates an LTE radio and a ARM Mali-T880 MP4 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.162 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
84.91%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Elephone Soldier
Mali-T880 MP4, Mediatek Helio X25 MTK6797T
Lenovo K8 Note
Mali-T880 MP4, Mediatek Helio X20 MT6797
Alcatel Flash 2017
Mali-T880 MP4, Mediatek Helio X20 MT6797
UMI Z Pro
Mali-T880 MP4, unknown
UMI Z
Mali-T880 MP4, unknown
Huawei Honor Magic
Mali-T880 MP4, Kirin 950
Vernee Apollo
Mali-T880 MP4, unknown
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 High Edition
Mali-T880 MP4, unknown
Vernee Apollo Lite
Mali-T880 MP4, unknown
Elephone S7
Mali-T880 MP4, Mediatek Helio X20 MT6797
Doogee F7 Pro
Mali-T880 MP4, unknown
Zopo Speed 8
Mali-T880 MP4, unknown
Xiaomi Redmi Pro
Mali-T880 MP4, unknown
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Mali-T880 MP4, unknown
Honor 8
Mali-T880 MP4, Kirin 950
Huawei P9
Mali-T880 MP4, Kirin 955

Devices with the same GPU

Land Rover Explore
Mali-T880 MP4, MT6797X, 5", 0.232 kg
Kodak Ektra
Mali-T880 MP4, Mediatek Helio X20 MT6797, 5", 0.163 kg
Honor Note 8
Mali-T880 MP4, Kirin 955, 6.6", 0.219 kg
Huawei Mate 8
Mali-T880 MP4, Kirin 950, 6", 0.185 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Huawei Y7 Prime 2019
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450, 6.26", 0.168 kg
Huawei Y Max
Adreno 512, Snapdragon 660, 7.12", 0.21 kg
Huawei Y6 Pro 2019
PowerVR GE8320, unknown, 6.09", 0.15 kg
Huawei Mate X
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 8", 0.295 kg
Huawei Y7 Pro 2019
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450, 6.26", 0.168 kg
Huawei Nova 4
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 6.4", 0.172 kg
Huawei P Smart 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.2", 0.16 kg
Huawei Mate 20 X
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 7.2", 0.232 kg
Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.39", 0.187 kg
Current Prices
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Huawei P9 Plus
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-04-13)