Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What is the difference

The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus have been announced at a press conference the day before Mobile World Congress 2017 kicks off in full in Barcelona. The new devices have improved designs, enhanced camera technology and a few other upgrades to refine the already impressive Huawei P9.

See the detailed difference between Huawei P10 and Huawei P9.

Huwei P10 Huawei P9
OS Android (7.0), Emotion UI Android (7.0, 6.0), Emotion UI
Size(mm) 145.3 x 69.3 x 7 145 x 70.9 x 7
Weigh(g) 145 144
Display 5.1in display 5.2in display
Resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution
Built-in storage 64GB 32GB
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 256 GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Camera Dual-camera (20-megapixel), (12 megapixels/front) Dual-camera (12-megapixel, F2.2 aperture), (8 megapixels/front)
Battery 3200 mAh 3000 mAh
fingerprint scanner Removed Y
color Graphite Black, Dazzling Blue, Dazzling Gold, Rose Gold, Greenery, White Ceramic, Mystic Silver and Prestige Gold Ceramic White, Haze Gold, Rose Hold, Titanium Grey, Mystic Silver and Prestige Gold
Keyboard cover N N
Features Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Light sensor, Proximity sensor Light sensor, Proximity sensor
Release date February 2017 April 2016
Price € 649 € 599

Referred Topic: How to Watch iTunes Movies on Huawei P10

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: Design

Much of the design on the Huawei P10 has come directly from last year’s phone. If you were to see these two phones sat next to each other, it would be a little difficult to judge which is which without studying them.

The biggest change is the fingerprint scanner, which was on the rear of the Huawei P9, but has moved around to the front of the P10. Huawei claims this is for a more minimalist design, but it hasn’t made the phone any thinner than the P9.


Another big change for the Huawei P10 is rounder corners. This helps lead to an iPhone 6S -like look, to the point that you’ll likely struggle to tell the two apart with a quick glance.

The other major difference between the Huawei P10 and P9 are the designs for the back of the phone. The Huawei P9 only comes in either a stainless steel metal uni-body or a Ceramic White version.

Ceramic White still uses metal, it just covers it with a coating that makes it look and feel different to the standard option. There’s also a Ceramic White version of the Huawei P10.


Huawei is launching the P10 in black, silver, green, rose gold and a normal gold effect.

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: Display

The Huawei P10 has a 5.1-inch Full HD display, which is a slight downsize on the 5.2-inch Full HD screen on the Huawei P9.

Both phones have bright screens, but if you want a higher resolution on a Huawei handset you’ll have to opt for the newly launched Huawei P10 Plus , which features a 5.5-inch QHD display.

The big upgrade for the screen on the Huawei P10 comes in the protection, which is now upgraded to Corning Gorilla Glass 5, from Gorilla Glass 3 tech on the P9.

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9 OS and power

The Huawei P10 has been upgraded under the hood. The P9 comes with a Huawei-produced Kirin 955 chipset, but on the newer phone there’s now a newer Kirin 960 chip, which we saw originally in the Huawei Mate 9 .

The P9 also comes in two different versions, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and another with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, but Huawei has limited it to the latter specs for all models of the Huawei P10.

As for software, the latest Emotion UI 5.1 will be running on the Huawei P10 when it’s available, and that comes with Android 7 Nougat software baked in. The P9 launched with Android 6 Marshmallow on board, but you can now upgrade it over-the-air to Android 7.


Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9 : camera and battery

The Huawei P9 has a 12MP RGB sensor for color images, but will then combine that with an image taken from a 12MP monochrome (black and white) sensor that will give extra detail to each image.

On the Huawei P10 it’s a very similar affair, but instead this time there’s a new 20MP monochrome sensor to help ensure better detail in each of your shots.

For selfies, both the Huawei P10 and P9 have 8MP sensors that should be able to help you out when shooting front-facing shots for social media.

The P10 also comes with a new facial tracking technology that can use up to 190 points of a human face to track down the best selfie shots possible. Whether this actually works in practice, we haven’t found out yet.

Battery capacity on the Huawei P10 has been upgraded from 3,000mAh on the P9 to 3,200mAh. We didn’t love the battery life on the Huawei P9, so hopefully this slight upgrade will give it a significant amount of extra life from a single charge.

Both phones also come with fast-charging features and charge via a USB-C connection on the bottom edge, but neither comes with wireless charging.


Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: Price

The Huawei P9 launched at $470 (£449.99, AU$799), but it’s expected that the Huawei P10 will launch at a higher price. The only official price we know so far is it will cost €649 in Europe, which works out at around £550/$680/AU$890.

The P9 however has already dropped to £400 in the UK and it will likely be even cheaper when the Huawei P10 is officially out.

Recommendation: Play iTunes Movies or TV shows on Huawei P10 and Huawei P9

M4V Converter Plus (for Win or for Mac) is a perfect iTunes Movie Converter, which can help you to remove DRM from any iTunes videos and convert DRM-ed M4V files to plain MP4, MOV. So you can  watch iTunes videos on Huawei P10 or Huawei P9 easily.

With it, you can legally remove DRM from iTunes purchased movies, Rentals and TV Shows by converting protected M4V to plain MP4, WMV, 3PG, etc with original subtitles & 5.1 audio tracks kept. In this way, you can play iTunes movies on any devices as you like. What’s more, it also allows you to extract audio files from M4V videos and save as MP3, FlAC, WAV, WMA and so on. See the detailed tutorial about  How to Stream and Play iTunes Movies on Huawei P10.


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