Huawei has been making quality smartphones for years, but is still not well known in the Western market. The Huawei P10 smartphone is the newest phone on the market from the company, and it has kept parts of the previous version, the P9, but also added a few new features to try and keep up with bands like Samsung and Apple.
The features, although new, are small and hard-to-notice changes, which could be why the brand hasn’t been picking up In the Western world. Currently, the Huawei P10 is out for sale in the UK and Australia, but not in North America. So, why is this?
To answer that question, let’s review the P10.
The P10 looks similar to the iPhone 6S, and has a unique fingerprint scanner that you need to interact with in order to use the phone. On the back of the phone, there is a dual camera set up and there is also the added camera feature of ‘portrait mode’ which tracks the users face to take better portraits.
The device is easy to hold, and the screen is easy to navigate as it sits at the comfortable size of 5.2 inches, making it easy to touch each part of the screen with one hand.
The P10 comes with the latest Google software, but is missing the beloved features of Google Assistant and Google Daydream. However, it is ideal for music and movie lovers. It has a dedicated Music app to play audio files that are uploaded onto the phone, and there is also Google Play Music preinstalled on the device.
The Huawei P10 is also great for gaming, as it has a fast processing system and enough RAM to ensure that games run smoothly on the device.
As for battery life, the battery life on the P10 isn’t the best but can get most people through the day on one charge if the phone isn’t used too much. It was found that on an hour-long car ride, listening to music and occasionally browsing the internet brought the battery down 15%. Leaving the screen on for long periods of time kills the battery quite quickly.
Overall, the P10 is a decent phone. It has made minor changes to the already successful P9, but it’s hard to say whether or not the changes were worth making a whole new phone over. Regardless, the phone is of good quality and reliable.