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All posts tagged "Huawei P10"

  • Spec comparison: Huawei P9/Plus vs Huawei P10/Plus

    The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus launch in South Africa today, so you'd obviously expect the phones to be an improvement over the P9 and P9 Plus But just how big is the difference between the four phones then? We've got a spec comparison for you. Battery The P9 wasn't bad in the battery department, featuring a 3000mAh pack that's about standard for a flagship phone these days. Meanwhile, the P9 Plus offered a notable 3400mAh battery. The P10 ups the capacity somewhat, moving to a 3200mAh pack. The P10 Plus sees a jump from 3400mAh to 3750mAh. Combine the slightly larger batteries...

  • Huawei Q&A: water resistance, Huawei Watch 2 and more

    Huawei held the launch event for its P10 and P10 Plus this week, also revealing that the P8 Lite 2017, Huawei Watch 2 and P10 Lite would be coming to the country. We also interviewed SA consumer business group GM Zhao Likun and senior director for smartphone product line marketing, Justin Zhang. Both the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are water resistant, and Huawei CEO Richard Yu initially claimed water resistance at the P10 global launch. Unfortunately, this wasn't quite the case, but Zhang has clarified the comments. "The reality is that we do want to have everything in the phone, but...

  • Huawei P10, P10 Plus launch in South Africa

    Huawei has launched the P10 and P10 Plus in South Africa, being available from Friday 12 May. The company previously confirmed the price of the two phones, coming in at R12 999 for the P10 and R13 999 for the P10 Plus. The two phones share the same powerful Kirin 960 processor (four A73 cores, four A53 cores), but differ in a number of key areas. The P10 features a 5.2-inch full HD screen, 4GB of RAM, a 3200mAh battery and 64GB of expandable storage. Meanwhile, the SA version of the P10 Plus packs a 5.5-inch 2560x1440 screen, 6GB of RAM, a...

  • Camera comparison: Huawei P10 Plus vs LG G6 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

    The 2017 smartphone war is heating up in South Africa, as the LG G6 (review) and Samsung Galaxy S8 recently launched in the country. Throw in this week's launch of the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, and consumers are really spoiled for choice. What about the cameras though? How do they fare? Well, the G6 is packing two 13MP cameras (one f/1.8 shooter and an f/2.4 wide angle camera), the S8 has a solitary 12MP f/1.7 camera and the P10 Plus packs two f/1.8 cameras (one being a 20MP monochrome camera, the other being a traditional 12MP shooter). It's all well...

  • An important note on our Huawei P10 SA launch coverage

    We're attending the South African launch event for the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus tomorrow (10 May), so we thought we'd bring you up to speed regarding a commercial agreement we've signed with Huawei. Gearburn and Huawei have reached a deal, with the smartphone manufacturer asking for guaranteed coverage from the event, via our social media account and website. Once again, we retain complete editorial independence with this deal, as the company only asks for guaranteed coverage. We thought that it made sense to go ahead with the deal as we cover local smartphone launches on our website and social media account...

  • Huawei back on top in China – Canalys

    Oppo and Vivo have enjoyed several months at the top of the Chinese smartphone pile, but the latest stats show that Huawei has reclaimed the top spot in the market. According to analysis firm Canalys, Huawei shipped 21 million P10 and P10 Plus units, claiming 18% marketshare in Q1 2017. Meanwhile, Oppo dropped to second place, despite "strong annual growth of 55%" and smartphone shipments of just under 20 million units. Vivo managed to occupy third place, with 17 million units shipped. It's a strong performance from Oppo and Vivo nonetheless, being owned by parent company BBK. In fact, BBK founder Duan Yongping...

  • Spec shootout: Huawei P10 vs LG G6 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

    South Africans will have several top-end smartphones to choose from over the next few weeks and months. We've already seen the LG G6 launch, but Samsung's Galaxy S8 is released on 5 May, while the Huawei P10 is also set to appear next month. How do these phones compare to one another though? We've put together a spec rundown for you. Horsepower Image: Kirin 950 chip The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus features the same, in-house Kirin 960 processor as the Mate 9 (review), featuring four ARM Cortex A73 cores and four A53 cores. In saying so, the heavyweight...

  • Huawei P10, P10 Plus to hit SA next month, pricing in tow

    The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will launch in South Africa next month, the manufacturer announced this week. The news comes after Huawei originally said that South Africa was one of the first-wave countries for the device. "The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus smartphone will arrive on South Africa shores in May," the company revealed, without giving a specific launch date for the new handsets. However, it noted that preorders start "early" this month. In response to an email query from Gearburn, the company's local representatives said the devices would cost R12 999 and R13 999 respectively. Its latest phones feature powerful Kirin 960...

  • Huawei Mate 9, P10: a few interesting camera tidbits

    The Huawei Mate 9 (and thus the P10) is quite a technical achievement in the camera department, it must be said. There's a familiar dual-camera setup, "hybrid" zoom technology, the ability to produce 20MP snaps (despite the monochrome shooter being 20MP only) and the depth of field trickery. Naturally, we wondered about the thinking behind some of the technology, so we fired off a few questions to Huawei's product team... For starters, the Mate 9 and P10 both make use of pixel binning technology, effectively distilling the pixel detail from a higher resolution sensor to create a better (albeit lower resolution) result....

  • Huawei P10: what else to know about their 2017 flagships?

    Huawei took the wraps off the P10 and P10 Plus yesterday, coming just a few hours after LG unveiled their G6. Now, we know the Huawei phones pack the same camera setup as the Mate 9, as well as the same chip... But what else is worth knowing about the new Huawei handset? We've got a few pointers. Huawei lifts Meizu's navigation system Well, the first thing you'll notice is that Huawei has shifted the fingerprint scanner to the front of the device, turning it into a home button as well. However, the company has also been heavily inspired by Meizu, allowing you...