Huawei P10 Plus review

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This time, the high-class brothers of the Asian manufacturer that we know as Huawei will pass through our hands, referring to the newcomer to the P10 Plus.

  

This smartphone has almost all the specifications of the current normal P10 model, but with the difference that here the device is larger because we have a 5.5-inch screen with QHD resolution, in addition to having improvements in the camera, more RAM, batteries Higher capacity, more storage, greater connectivity and an infrared port to use as a remote control and stereo speakers.

Thanking our friends. Huawei Chile To provide us with this kit, we invite you to read our full review of the new P10 Plus.

Let's see the review!

Design and display

One of the things that stands out from our protagonist is mainly due to its elegant design so that, if it is seen, it wastes elegance, especially if it is in front of the black model that Huawei calls "Graphite Black".

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Normal model reaches 5.1 inches with Full HD resolution, while the Plus model increases to 5.5 inches and the resolution is 2K QHD, both IPS LCD, and has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The image quality is quite good , achieving a very high brightness level makes the colors look very clear. The definition of the screen is better in the P10 Plus because it has a higher resolution, although the difference between the two models is not so much, but it is remarkable.

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The dimensions of the equipment are 153.5 x 74.2 x 7 mm, but the weight of the equipment is almost the same as the normal model, because the P10 weighs 145 grams, while the Plus version weighs 165 grams, which makes it the equipment is light and comfortable to wear. In fact, its physical size is not as big as people imagine and it doesn't bother you at all when you use it with one hand or when you carry it in your pocket.

The material chosen is quite good at first glance, because we will find it as the protagonist of a body that is completely metallic both behind and along the curved edges, while in the front we will find glass. On this side we will find its fingerprint reader, as well as its front camera, LED notifications, sensors and headphones. At the edges we will see SIM and MicroSD card slots, power and volume buttons, speakers, USB Type-C port, main microphone, 3.5mm connector, second microphone and infrared port. Finally on the back we see a dual camera, dual LED flash and laser for autofocus.

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✔ Excellent design and construction ✔ Very elegant design with good materials ✔ Good quality screen with good color, brightness and definition ✔ Light and comfortable equipment

Side The back is a magnetic fingerprint.

The camera

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Like the regular model, the P10 Plus has two rear cameras developed in conjunction with the prestigious Leica brand. Both cameras have a 12 megapixel resolution for color sensors, while the black and white sensors are 20 megapixel camera. The difference between the two models is the aperture of the sensor, because in normal P10 we have SUMMARIT f / 2.2 while in the Plus model we have SUMMILUX f / 1.8 to further improve the image quality. It has optical stabilization, dual LED flash with different shades, laser focus and 4K video recording at 30 frames per second.

On the other hand we have a front camera that reaches 8 megapixels and f / 1.9 aperture, it stands out because it has automatic focus so that your selfie does not blur, in addition to having the ability to take photos in portrait mode and have a much broader perspective. wide

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The camera app is quite comprehensive, it has many options and capture modes, as well as a full manual mode to get more out of this powerful dual camera.

Do you want to meet him? Here we will leave you with a video to see it work and know that its function is the most extraordinary.

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After learning how the camera works, I now invite you to see how these photos take the Huawei P10 Plus, so I will leave you with a series of test photos taken at the highest resolution, with automatic settings and under different lighting conditions:

Our protagonist also has the ability to record video, because he can do it in Full HD up to 60 frames per second or in 4K at 30 frames per second. So here I will leave you with two videos recorded in Full HD at 60 fps and 4K at 30 fps so you can appreciate the quality of the image and sound. Remember that YouTube slightly degrade the quality of the original video.

Full HD

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4K Ultra HD

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✔ The camera application is very complete and easy to use ︎ The photo quality is quite good Video quality Good video quality in Full HD and 4K recordings ✔ Digital optical stabilization and laser focus ︎ Autofocus on the front camera ︎ mode Manual mode is very comprehensive and allows you to take a photo in RAW format

❌ Optical stabilization cannot be used when recording in Full HD at 60 fps❌ Sometimes night photos come out with a lot of noise

Hardware, system and battery

Our Huawei P10 Plus has an 8-core, 4-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor to be 2.4GHz, while the other four cores run at 1.8GHz speed and showcases a Mali-G71 MP8 GPU, exactly the same as we saw on the normal P10 . However, here we will find 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded with a MicroSD card.

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As for connectivity, this device can connect to the following networks:

3G NETWORK: 850/900/1700 AWS / 1800/1900/2100
4G NETWORK: B1, B2, B3, B4 AWS, B5, CHILE B7, B8, B9, B12, B17, B18, B19, B20, B20, B26, B28, CHILE and B28 B29
LTE Category 12 600/100 Mbps – Compatible with 4G + – Prepared for 4.5G
Compatible with WOM, Entel, Claro and Movistar networks.

This device also has Wi-Fi that is compatible with the network. 2.4GHz and 5GHz, have Bluetooth 4.2 Low consumption, NFC is compatible with Android Pay, in addition to having A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO and USB Type-C ports, compatible with USB On-The-Ve.

Everything you see works thanks to the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, which is customized by the exclusive EMUI 5.1 interface, which brings minor changes compared to version 5.0 that presents devices such as Mate 9 for example

I can't criticize the performance, because the operating system works very well with the P10 Plus hardware, the slowness or "lag" are not present in this equipment, achieving the same good experience that is currently obtained with the normal P10.

I invite you to discover what our main operating system looks like and is like in the following video. Remember to play it at 60 frames per second so you can see the true fluidity of the team.

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All of the above works thanks to an internal battery capacity of 3,750 mAh (from 3,200 mAh of normal P10), which we have tested provides absolutely normal use.

Let's continue with the details:

App used: Twitter, Facebook, MessengerGoogle Chrome, Google Now, Spotify, Music, Gmail, YouTube, Earthquake Detector, Google Fit, Android Wear, Instagram, WhatsApp and Telegram.
Connected clothing products: LG G Watch R
Active connectivity: Wi-Fi (5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth and A-GPS
Brightness of the screen: Automatic

With the use described above, P10 Plus managed to give me autonomy 24 The time with 11 minutes and 7 Screen clock approx.

Additional technical details of the unit tested

The manufacturer: HuaweiModel: P10 Plus – VKY-L09Initial state: NewOpen the box: Equipment – Chargers compatible with fast charging – USB type C cable – Manual – SIM / MicroSD tray extractor device – Stereo handsfree – USB type C to MicroUSB adapter – USB to USB type C adapter – Protective case.

✔ Excellent performance✔︎ Very well optimized customization and with a variety of useful functions✔︎ Compatible with all Chilean networks and prepared for 4.5G✔︎ Excellent battery life✔︎ Very fast to install Google Play applications✔︎ Compatible fingerprint reader with various body movements︎ Battery status of compatible Bluetooth devices

❌ An outdated Android security patch (February 2017)

Multimedia and audio

Huawei P10 Plus has an audio player and also a very complete video player, which are owned by the manufacturer. Unfortunately we do not have an FM radio tuner.

Music player

Starting with the audio player, I tell you that we will find a beautiful interface where you can see the album covers with small visual effects around the images that follow the rhythm of the music.

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This player supports FLAC files so you can listen to your songs in high quality or high resolution, and it also has the option to synchronize the lyrics of the songs we listen to when they are available and display them on the screen.

The player incorporates DTS effects to improve the audio and is only available when we use wired headphones. However, we did not find an equalizer or other effects, despite the fact that the DTS effect was sufficient and sufficient to have a good quality.

Video player

This player offers basic controls, in addition to being able to control the playback speed, we have DTS audio and screen lock to avoid accidental touches while watching something. This will be enough for most, but remember that Google Play always has more and better options to improve your experience.

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Audio

In P10 Plus we can find 3.5 mm Jack at the bottom of the device to use your favorite wired headphones. The audio quality is very good, the bass and treble are quite good, in addition to having a good volume power, which is not limited by software like other manufacturers of Android equipment. I acquired that experience with my own headphones, because those who came in the team personally did not like me. Our protagonist also supports high-resolution audio with 24-bit / 192kHz DAC.

On the other hand, we also tested Bluetooth headphones, which I got the same good experience as I said before with wired headphones. Unfortunately, this device is not compatible with the Apt-X codec that improves the audio quality in this type of hearing aid.

Stereo speaker

The system here works with the main speaker located on the bottom of the set and this will be responsible for reproducing the sound of the bass, while the earpiece itself will act as a tweeter to hear the high sounds.

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When you use the equipment vertically, the audio is automatically output in MONO, if you change the equipment horizontally, the audio changes to stereo, and the left and right channels are changed according to the orientation of the equipment.

The audio quality is quite good, giving a serious sound that turns out to be very visible and sounds quite loud. That is, when you exceed more than half the volume, the bass is reduced so as not to saturate the audio.

✔︎ Excellent sound quality, both in headphones and internal speakers ✔︎ Power volume is not limited by software ✔︎ Supports 24-bit / 192kHz high-resolution audio ✔ Stereo speakers

❌ Not compatible with Apt-X codec when using Bluetooth stereo Bluetooth headphones For some people, the DTS effect may not be enough. It has no equalizer or other audio effects besides DTS

Conclusions and availability

The Huawei P10 Plus is the big brother of what we already know as the P10, because it is not only physically larger, but also has a larger screen and higher resolution. We have more memory in storage and RAM, more batteries, an increase in the camera, we get stereo speakers and infrared ports to use it as a remote control and more antennas (two to four).

When I try normal P10, I like it, but I prefer P10 Plus because it is identical in specifications to Mate 9, only here we have smaller and much more elegant equipment, but it is just as complete.

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I like P10, but now I recommend P10 Plus more because for me it is more complete, in addition to the size difference, the two are not so much, so I do not think it bothers many people who prefer smaller teams, especially now because there are more persons. who are used to a great team

Of course I recommend P10 Plus, because together with Mate 9 they are one of the most complete equipment on the market, so if you don't like that smartphones With curved edges or an almost non-existent frame, like current fashions, the P10 Plus is the best alternative you can find.

Where can I get it?

The Huawei P10 Plus will not be available with any cellular operator, so it can only be accessed through retail stores such as Paris and Ripley, as well as PC Factory … among others. Of course, you can also find it at the Huawei store located in the Plaza Vespucio shopping center. The price is CLP $ 599,990 and it is sold fully launched.

Thanks

Huawei ChileNelson Salazar (photo)Iván Acuña