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A brief review of the Huawei P10

Huawei is becoming one of the top smartphone brands on the world. While the top two are still a ways out, Huawei is now the biggest smartphone makers in China, which is a big achievement. Like many other smartphone manufactures from China, we altogether see significant improvements from the company’s the recent devices. The latest flagship, the Huawei P10, is not an exception. The device was first introduced at MWC this year and expresses another step forward.

Taking a look at the overall design of the P10, it looks just like the iPhone 6S design. In spite of looking like Apple’s device, almost of the design language on the P10 is similar to its predecessor, the Huawei P9. But it’s now slightly more comfortable for holding, thanks to rounded corners which help it more comfortable in the hand.

The Huawei P10 also owns a full metal with the Home button flanked by a pair of capacitive ones at front. The Home button now take responsibility for both bringing you to the home screen and housing the fingerprint scanner, but it’s now a touch rather than a press.

Huawei P10 is slim, light, and nice looking when just flaunting a 5.1-inch IPS FullHD display that’s bright and colorful with a 2.5 Corning Gorilla glass protection on top. At the bottom side is the Micro, loud-speaker, a USB port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. It’s great when Huawei still keeps it on its flagship this year.

Besides, the combination of the HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset accompanying with 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of built-in storage with a micro SD card slot are expected to be a great performance. The Huawei P10 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with the Emotion UI 5.1 custom skin on top that we’re happy to see that. However, Huawei did not add the two of the best features of Android Nougat that are Google Assistant or Google Daydream on the P10.

In terms of camera, camera on Huawei P10 this year is an innovation. Besides inheriting the perfect Leica-branded dual-lens camera on the P9, the P10 continues to upgrade it. On the back is a dual camera setup including one 12MP sensor and a 20MP monochrome one with f1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization (OIS). Huawei claims that the dual-lens system will bring users a variety of benefits, including better low-light performance, the ability to make a more realistic bokeh effects, and especially black-and-white photography improvement. While a, 8MP snapper certificated by Leica on the front also performs well in low light and is good enough for selfies requirement.

In conclusion, at the retail price at £569.99 for UK market, the Huawei P10 is really a great choice, especially for those who are a fan of the iPhone design but not Apple’s iOS.

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