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All posts tagged "Huawei P9"

  • 5 other dual camera smartphones you should know about

    To the die-hard fan and some casual observers, Apple is breaking new ground with the iPhone 7 Plus and its dual-camera setup. Although its use of optical zoom is certainly innovative, it's not the first time we've seen dual-camera features on a smartphone either. Plenty of mobile manufacturers have beaten Apple to the punch, using dual camera technology in some rather fascinating ways. Don't believe me? Then take a look at five examples... HTC One M8 It's technically not a dual camera system but rather a main camera paired with a depth sensor. In any event, the HTC One M8 (review) still offers...

  • Huawei P9 review: best camera phone of 2016?

    Dual-camera smartphones excite me. It's a rather unique way to overcome the limitations of traditional mobile cameras, while also offering some interesting novel features. The HTC One M8 (review) for instance (while technically having a depth sensor), showed what dual-camera devices could be capable of, offering the ability to have any image you shoot be refocusable. LG took a different route with its dual-camera LG G5 (review) earlier this year though, delivering two cameras that operated independently of one another. Now, Huawei has joined the party with its Huawei P9 flagship, offering two 12MP rear cameras that work together. So did the Chinese...

  • Camera shootout: Huawei P9 vs Sony Xperia X

    The Huawei P9 and Sony Xperia X are pegged at around R11 999 each, with both devices featuring unique selling points. However, both companies are heavily advertising their cameras, so which one is better then? The Chinese brand's contender features two Leica-branded 12MP f/2.0 cameras (one colour and one monochrome), operating in tandem to produce simulated aperture tricks and refocusable images. However, Huawei also claims that the camera setup results in better low-light photography. The Sony Xperia X packs a similar 23MP f/2.0 shooter to the Z5 range, which means we should be in for some quality shots on paper. Anyway, I want to...

  • Gorgeous ‘Huawei P9’ image actually taken using R48k Canon DSLR

    Huawei's social media department is under fire today thanks to a rather beautiful photograph. The image of a woman holding her hair in fading sunlight was part of a Huawei P9 pseudo-advertisement posted on Google+. The post read: We managed to catch a beautiful sunrise with Deliciously Ella. The #HuaweiP9’s dual Leica cameras makes taking photos in low light conditions like this a pleasure. Reinvent smartphone photography and share your sunrise pictures with us. #OO Note: Huawei has since removed the post from Google+. With that purple prose, you'd think the camera used was the Huawei P9, right? Well, this wasn't quite the...

  • Huawei P9 trio launched in SA, but more devices to come?

    Huawei officially launched the P9, P9 Plus and P9 Lite in South Africa on Thursday night, so what should you know about it then? We interviewed Charlene Munilall, general manager for Huawei’s Consumer Business Group in SA, to find out more... Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus The two flagship models launch on Friday 3 June, offering a rear-fingerprint scanner, dual 12MP cameras and an impressive Kirin 955 octacore chipset (four heavy-lifting A72 cores and four power-efficient A53 cores) as highlights. There are a lot more technical details, but what about the price though? The Huawei P9 is in the R12 999 range, while...

  • Huawei P9 vs LG G5 camera shootout: which mobile snapper is best?

    The Huawei P9 possesses quite possibly the most innovative camera setup on the market. Featuring dual 12MP cameras at the back, the Chinese company has certainly put the hype train in motion. So when we went hands-on with the device, courtesy of local tech writer Brendon Petersen, we decided to pit it against our LG G5 review unit. The LG G5 is no slouch either, packing a 16MP main camera and 8MP wide-angle camera on its back. We opted to only shoot with the 16MP camera. As for shooting conditions, we opted against changing any settings or enabling HDR, merely shooting with the...

  • So, what else can you do with a dual-camera smartphone?

    Both LG and Huawei have revealed high-end dual-camera smartphones recently, upping the photography stakes in a big way. "Is it a simple case of two is better than one?" the casual observer might ask. We give you a few reasons why dual-camera phones are worth considering. All your photos can be refocused after the fact HTC showed this feature off in a big way with 2014's One M8, revealing a phone with an added depth sensor. So not quite two cameras but more than close enough. Almost every photo taken with the One M8 could be refocused after it was snapped - no need...

  • When can you get your hands on a Huawei P9 in SA?

    Huawei has confirmed a release date and tentative price window for the upcoming P9 and P9 Plus smartphones. The company revealed the P9 and P9 Plus on Wednesday in London, showing off phones with dual 12-megapixel cameras on the rear. South Africans will need to wait until June to get their hands on the P9 though, said Charlene Munilal, general manager for Huawei's Consumer Business Group in SA. "P9 Plus might be slightly later - the early part of July," Munilal said. "We're looking at targeting a R499 contract price point," Munilal said of the P9, adding that it was targeting an R11 999...

  • Here are 5 things to keep in mind with the Huawei P9

    Huawei peeled the curtain back on its latest flagship phones this week, making for quite the impression. Whether it's the innovative dual-camera trickery or the powerful processor, the P9 phones are shaping up to be something special. What else should you know about them though? It doesn't do 4K recording Ultra HD recording, or the lack thereof, is the Achilles' Heel of Huawei's processors right now. The Kirin 955 processor is a slightly upgraded version of the Kirin 950 chip in the Mate 8, which didn't support 4K either. So if you must have 4K recording on a phone, you'll want to look elsewhere. The...

  • Yep, Huawei announced the P9 and P9 Plus flagships

    Were you expecting something else? Huawei announced the P9 and P9 Plus at an event in London on Wednesday. True to the leaks, the P9 line offers a dual-camera setup with Leica lenses (two 12-megapixel sensors with F2.2 aperture), a front-facing 8MP/F2.4 shooter and a rear-mounted "3D" fingerprint scanner. A big focus (hah!) on the cameras Huawei is claiming a world first for the dual-cameras, as one camera features an RGB sensor and the other features a "monochrome sensor". The company says that this will go a long way to improving low-light performance and producing richer colours. Huawei also touted the P9's autofocus technology, revealing that the...