Huawei P9 takes the challenge of catching up the Chinese manufacturer of high-end: the photo. By partnering with Leica, Huawei book a successor to its enticing P8 with an originality, a double device consisting of a RGB sensor and a monochrome sensor. What is placed in good position against the Samsung Galaxy S7 or LG G5?

Huawei P9

Taking the codes of the P range, including the top glass in which integrates the camera, it sports more rounded lines than Huawei P8, recalling the iPhone 6 / 6s, but not at the same point as it still retains chamfers cut diamond.

P9 finally welcomes a fingerprint reader, square and not round like the Huawei Mate 8, but a good size and easy to spot in the dark. It remains divided on the back placement. While it is nice to be able to unlock the phone just by entering, we must deprive the sensor when the terminal is on the desk: not practical for quickly read an email or SMS.

After Mate 8 finally live up to its reputation, the Chinese book a P9 close enough to specifications. The chip HiSilicon Kirin 955 is an improved version of the giant Kirin 950 Huawei smartphone. Engraved in 16 nm, it is composed of 4 Cortex A72 cores at 2.5 GHz (2.3 against the Kirin 950), and 4 Cortex A53 cores at 1.8GHz. The graphic part is ensured by a Mali T880MP4.

The processor is supported by 3GB of RAM, a little less than 4 GB of its big brother, the Huawei P9 Plus. P9 Lite with 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, P9 Max with 3GB RAM, 64GB ROM.

No change screen side Huawei has a LCD Full HD IPS panel of 5.2 inches. And if the Mate 8 and 6 inches format does not seem we already need more, there obviously is the same for P9. Be confined to 1080p, this is to avoid problems of performance or autonomy, for absolutely no impact on readability.

Huawei mobile declines his P9 in two internal storage capacity. 32GB and 64GB Unfortunately, the last is reserved for the Asian market. We caught up with the integration of a Micro SD slot which is on the European model, at the expense of the second SIM slot.