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Specs Comparison: Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9




Huawei announced its latest flagship line — the Huawei P10. Less than a year from the announcement of the Huawei P9, the Chinese tech giant is already giving its top smartphone a refresh to compete with the international market. Let’s take a quick look at its specifications for any upgrades on paper.

Huawei P10Huawei P9
5.1-inch Full HD IPS-NEO LCD @ 1920×1080 pixels, 431ppi5.2-inch Full HD IPS-NEO LCD @ 1920x1080 pixels, 401ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.4GHz HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor2.5 GHz HiSilicon Kirin 955 octa-core processor
Mali-G71 MP8 GPUMali-T880 MP4 GPU
4GB RAM3GB / 4GB RAM
32GB / 64GB internal storage32GB / 64GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Dual 20MP monochrome + 12MP color f/2.2 PDAF rear cameras w/ dual-LED Flash, OISDual 12MP monochrome + 12MP color f/2.2 Laser AF rear cameras w/ dual-LED Flash, OIS
8MP f/1.9 front camera8MP f/2.4 front camera
4G LTE4G LTE Cat6 300Mbps
Dual SIMDual SIM
WiFi 802.11ac, dual-bandWiFi 802.11ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
NFCNFC (Region dependent)
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
Stereo speakersMono speaker
Gyroscope, compassGyroscope, compass
Fingerprint scanner (front)Fingerprint scanner (back)
3200mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery3000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Android 7.0 Nougat w/ EMUI 5.1Fingerprint Android 7.0 Nougat w/ EMUI 5.1 (OTA Update)
145.3 x 69.3 x 7 mm145 x 70.9 x 7 mm
145 g144 g
Mystic Silver, Rose Gold, Graphite Black, Dazzling Gold, Dazzling Blue, GreeneryCeramic White, Haze Gold, Rose Gold, Titanium Grey, Mystic Silver, Prestige Gold, Red, Blue

Huawei P10 advantages:

  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Faster processor
  • Better GPU
  • Upgraded dual rear camera w/ Leica partnership
  • Brighter selfie camera
  • Stereo speakers
  • Larger battery

Huawei P9 advantages:

  • Getting the software update of Huawei P10
  • Cheaper at launch

Overall, the Huawei P10 is an upgrade of the P9. Inside and out, the P10’s improvement spared nothing for the P9 to triumph. Well, the slight redesign of the body is an aesthetic change but the new placement of the fingerprint scanner is a matter of preference.

Camera-wise, the P10 inherited the upgrades seen with the Mate 9. Complete with the larger 20MP monochrome sensor and Leica’s expertise.

Also read: Specs Comparison: Huawei P10 Plus vs Huawei P9 Plus

If there’s anything that the P9 has over the P10 is its price. During its launch, the former was priced starting at 599 Euros while the latter was announced to start 649 Euros. For local pricing, we’ll know soon as Huawei plans to launch its latest offerings next month.



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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2 Responses

  1. Juan Pablo says:

    How about the ip68 rating?

  2. Pami says:

    May balita po ba kung kailan ang release nung p9 na red dito?

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