Huawei has quickly made its name as a budget company. Providing good specifications in low prices is their forte and people usually associate Huawei with products lying below PKR 30,000 price line and most of these devices are essentially feature rich for their price bracket. Things, however, have started to change over the past few years. With devices like Honor 8 and P9, Huawei has tried dabbling their feet in the high-end devices too. While they haven’t been as successful as Huawei’s cheaper offerings, critical acclaim has generally followed suit. With Huawei P10, Huawei hopes to continue this high-end take with some interesting camera features. Let’s have an in-depth look to see how this smartphone performs as compared to other high-end offerings.
Huawei P10 has a metal back with a visor on the top which is quite similar to Nexus 6P. Unlike Nexus 6P, however, the camera is flush in the back and isn’t raised above the body. The back seems sleek and clean looking with a dimly engraved Huawei logo at the bottom and a LEICA logo at the top of the camera visor. The device feels very well built and solid in hand. It may feel bland and dull at first but as soon as you start using it, you will appreciate the good balance it gives you in the hand along with the smooth corners.
Huawei P10 with a very solid Kirin 960 chipset and Mali-G71 MP8. Coupled with 4GB of RAM, it flies through every task thrown at it. Now it is a fact that some P10 devices are slower than others due to unavailability of parts. So if you want to buy one for yourself, make sure that you are getting the correct version for your cash.
The high-end chipset has a disadvantage though. Despite having a 1080p screen and 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery, you will probably struggle to get a good day of use from this device before it running out of juice. The screen on time is also pretty average with it residing south of 5 hours most of the time. A high-end smartphone should last much longer in this day and age. The only good thing about battery life is that the “Super Charger” that Huawei provides with this device is pretty quick to refill. A charge of about 10-15 minutes can give you 4-5 hours of usage on the device.
Let’s now come to the main attraction of this device — the dual lens LEICA camera. LEICA, if you don’t know, is a well-known professional and sports camera manufacturer. It is the first time that a LEICA lens has been used in any smartphone device. As expected, the results are pretty impressive. With the dual camera setup providing a cool “bokeh” effect, and with good color production and sharpness of LEICA lens, this phone takes some pretty good pictures. The camera app by Huawei also offers some impressive shooting modes and options to help users take better pictures in low light conditions.
The front camera is also nothing short of being impressive. The 8MP f/1.9 aperture camera works pretty well in every light condition and captures some nice looking selfies. Some clever camera tweaks by Huawei also help in taking group selfies as the camera automatically zooms in and out to get the most number of people inside the frame. Overall the camera gets a big thumbs up from my side.
|Announced||01 February, 2017|
|Released||01 February, 2017|
|TypeDesign Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.||Bar|
|Dimensions||145.3 x 69.3 x 7 mm (5.72 x 2.73 x 0.28 in)|
|Weight||145 g (5.11 oz)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Colors||Mystic Silver, Rose Gold, Graphite Black, Dazzling Gold, Dazzling Blue, Greenery|
|SIMSIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Nano SIM|
|Display TypeDisplay Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Display ColorsDisplay Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.||16M colors|
|Pixel DensityPixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.||432 ppi|
|Touch Screen||capacitive touchscreen|
|Display ProtectionDisplay Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|PrimaryCamera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.||Dual 20 MP + 12 MP, f/2.2, OIS, Leica optics, phase detection and laser autofocus|
|Camera Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|FlashFlash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)||dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Secondary||8 MP, f/1.9|
|Operating SystemOS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 7.0 (Nougat)|
|ChipsetChipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||HiSilicon Kirin 960|
|CPUCPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|GPUGPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||Mali-G71 MP8|
|RAM (Memory)RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||4 GB RAM|
|Internal StorageInternal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.||32 GB (L09)/ 64 GB (L29)|
|Card SlotMemory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|SensorsSensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|BluetoothBluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|Wi-fiWi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||YES|
|GPSGPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||YES|
|NFCNFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|GPRSGPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.|
|EDGEEDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.|
|Battery TypeBattery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)|
|CapacityBattery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||3200 mAh battery|
|StandbyStandby Time is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery.||upto 400 h|
|Talk TimeTalk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.||Up to 7 h|
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