Huawei P10 Plus Review

Intro

Huawei P10 Plus

RM 3099
Huawei P10 Plus
8.7

Build Quality

9/10

Accessories

9/10

Audio

9/10

Display

9/10

Camera

10/10

Software & Features

8/10

Performance

9/10

Battery Life

8/10

Value

9/10

Pros

  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent accessories package
  • Accurate & fast fingerprint scanner
  • Great 5.5-inch Quad-HD 1440p IPS display
  • Excellent rear camera
  • Great front camera
  • Excellent performance
  • Great battery life
  • Fast charging

Cons

  • No IP-rated dust & water resistant
  • Proprietary fast charge
  • Buggy and battery drain machine learning algorithm*

Huawei P10 Plus Review

The Huawei P series smartphone has been a tremendous success in various regions, all thanks to the P9 family where it positioned the phone in a unique category that focuses on photography. The collaboration with Leica has indeed paid off where the Huawei brand itself now is receiving more positive recognition by the public.

After a year from the release of the iconic and successful P9 family with Leica Dual Camera, today we are looking at its successor, the Huawei P10 Plus. The “Plus” suffix indicates that the phone we’re holding is having a 5.5-inch display as opposed to the standard P10 with a 5.1-inch display.

Read on to find out what do we think of the Huawei P10 Plus and whether it suits your needs or not.

Huawei P10 Plus Specifications Overview

P10P10 Plus
CPU & GPUHiSilicon Kirin 960
4 x 2.4 GHz Cortex-A73
4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
Mali-G71MP8
RAM4 GB4 GB / 6 GB
Storage64 GB
supporting MicroSD up to 256 GB (occupies SIM2)
64 GB / 128GB
supporting MicroSD up to 256 GB (occupies SIM2)
Display5.1 inches
1920*1080 Full HD
IPS-NEO LCD
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
5.5 inches
2560*1440 Quad HD
IPS-NEO LCD
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Camera (rear)12 MP RGB
20 MP Monochrome
f/2.2 aperture
OIS
PDAF
Dual LED, Dual tone flash
12 MP RGB
20 MP Monochrome
f/1.8 aperture
OIS
PDAF
Dual LED, Dual tone flash
Camera (front)8 MP
f/1.9 aperture
BatteryNon-removable 3200 mAh
Li-Ion
Non-removable 3750 mAh
Li-Ion
Operating SystemEmotion UI 5.1
Android 7.0 Nougat
SIMSingle / Dual
Nano SIM
ConnectivityGSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS with A-GPS

Unboxing

What you get in the box:

  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei SuperCharge adapter
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Earphones
  • Hard plastic clear case
  • Paperwork

The Huawei proprietary fast charger is rated at:

  • 5V/2A ~ 10W
  • 4.5V/5A ~22.5W
  • 5V/4.5A ~22.5W

Compared to some other fast chargers with ratings such as 9V/2A ~ 18W, the higher voltage usually results in a higher temperature while charging. This ultimately will decrease the battery lifespan.

I actually prefer the 3-pin UK connector type which comes with the Huawei P9. The new wall adapter interestingly used the 2-pin connector instead.

The USB-C cable is purple colour-coded to indicate that it supports the Huawei SuperCharge. We tried with other high-quality USB-C cable and found that SuperCharge still works. Hence we can deduce that it is not cable reliant as long as the cable has proper QC.

Just like the P9 and Mate 9, the Huawei P10 Plus also comes with a clear hard shell case for out of the box protection. One thing, however, I noticed that the quality of the case has dropped compared to the other two.

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