Latest flagship smartphone from Chinese manufacturer has premium build, excellent Leica camera, fast fingerprint scanner – but its EMUI software is not quite up to scratch
Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone, the P9, goes toe-to-toe with the best of Samsung and Apple, while undercutting the lot.
At least that’s Huawei’s aim. Being the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, it wants a larger slice of the high-end market. Previous efforts, including last year’s P8, were decent if not standout. The P9 is a different story.
Pros: excellent camera, brilliant fingerprint scanner, good screen, great build and feel, microSD card support, USB-C, good battery stats, decent battery life
Cons: EMUI not quite up to scratch, fixed-focus selfie camera, no quick charging, no removable battery, screen not good for VR (low res)