It’s got a programmable home button. It brags about it’s new backing. It’s got a portrait mode. It even looks like one. It’s got the best processor Huawei has ever made: A Kirin 960 paired with a Mali G61. Heck, it’s UI even LOOKS like it’s blood brothers with the iPhone 7. And that’s my conclusion. This new product is basically an iPhone 7 running Android. With a headphone jack.
Compared to the P9, it’s not much different. It’s got updated specs, and that’s really the end of it what’s under the hood. Yeah, it’s got a 1080p display, a fingerprint scanner, 4 GB RAM, an (ok this is actually pretty cool) a dual camera setup clocked with a Leica Dual-Camera 2.0, 12 and 20MP sensors, f/2.2 aperture, OIS, and a front-facing 8MP sensor, f/1.9 aperture, The Plus model gets a Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 Pro Edition 12 and 20MP sensors, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, Front: 8MP sensor, f/1.9 aperture, a 3200 MAH fast-charging battery, and *hopefully* support for Google Assistant.
In short, there’s no real innovation in the phone besides the camera. Sound familiar? That’s because it is. The 7 and 7 Plus had their biggest pro in the camera, which was among the best in it’s time(and maybe, it’s still going to reign, but judging by the specs of newcomer product today, probably not). Not to mention that, just like the P10 Plus, the iPhone 7 Plus’s biggest advantage over its smaller sibling was it’s camera.
That’s not the end of it, however. EMUI is notorious for emulating iOS-style home screens and default app layouts well, and the differences STILL don’t end there. It’s got a home button that is programmable to navigate your entire phone, similar to what we saw in the Moto G5, and a design that can easily remind you of the other side: Boasting black colors, high-end edges and buttons, and a screen that isn’t as highrez as the competition.
Then of course,they’ve got a whole new exited color added onto their lineup: Green. And it actually looks quite nice, speaking honestly.
The phone is actually quite good, boasting smooth and snappy performance, an excellent camera, and a great build. Would I call it overpriced? I would, but only to a minor degree, and in general, it’s not anything too crazy like an iPhone, which now doesn’t have a justification for it’s price. Unlike the P10, it’s not competitively speedy, feature-packed, convenient, modern, and adjustable. But that’s not the point of this post.
Getting back, the similarities are undeniably uncanny