Huawei P10 Plus Review

We were just hours away before the scheduled Huawei Mate 10 global launch, I knew from the fact that we set this deadline to finish one of Huawei Mobile Philippines three high-end devices but at least we got to test it's latest version. Here is the Huawei P10 Plus review

For the local market, we were lucky that we have the 6 GB RAM/128 GB ROM variant with it's processor Kirin 960 processor based on Android Nougat 7.0. For this write-up, we reviewed this device based on version VKY-l29C636B162-FULL

On overall UI and processor performance, I can say that it is 70% perfect, 30% not-so-good in my over a week that I used this one as my daily driver. Light tasks and some multi tasking (including multi-window) is a breeze thanks to it's 6 GB RAM but as from it's first boot, I never got at more than 4 GB out of 6 GB RAM which is kinda sad for me compared on what I am experiencing in the Huawei phone that I own, Huawei GR5 2017 which usually can give me up to 2.2 GB of 3 GB RAM (by percentage, you can distingush the difference). For some reasons, there were some apps that has some choke situations on me including updated versions of Facebook Pages Manager and V. 75.1 and 77.1 of Pokemon Go. I tried this one without power-saving mode on either on it's natural Quad HD reso or settling it to a lower-resolution screen. I recommend you to use the given protective case as it has some heat produced for some reason even only for a few minutes of just mobile browsing on LTE which is not that much compared to GR5 2017.




On connectivity, Huawei continues to bring it's excellence to the said department. I brought this one back to the same test site that I did from my recent prepaid home LTE WiFi review (which has scarce LTE connections from two known telcos) and somehow, P10 Plus gives me that window to the online world that my GR5 2017 can't give in. Even GPS was one of the most accurate that I saw in an Android device that I experienced in the number of years that I am reviewing. As usual, calls, texts, WiFi, Bluetooth were excellent


On benchmarks and gaming, it flies definitely but on Antutu it is behind on the likes of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. From titles like Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 5, it will give you a wonderful experience


On battery with it's 3,750 mAh battery, it is also a mixed bag for me. Light usage can go a full day for me but using it's cameras and some heavy usage can only gonna give me almost a working day. There was a time that I had 3 blogging coverages that I need to top up in the middle of the night on a max. of 6 hours on screen on timke with low resolution power saving mode on. Good thing the Huawei Super Charge with 5V 4.5 A output is on the rescue as can I add some additional double-digit battery life in just minutes. 105 minutes from 0-100% when the phone is off.

On camera, there were a lot of modes which some of those were already there in my first impressions article. There might be confusion on which is better to use, the 12 or the 20 MP rear camera?  I prefer the 12 MP as always as you cannot use zoom photos on the 20 MP. In most all conditions, there is almost no difference in terms of still photos from any given light conditions. The f/1.8 aperture sometimes give me a good kind of problem as there are some scenarios that there is too much light that you can have to reduce some on the EV or on ISO. Definitely, it was a pleasure that I brought this one in a lot of blogging coverages and out of town trips












Huawei P10 Plus rear camera samples

Doin' some pro mode


Huawei P10 Plus rear camera normal versus HDR


Huawei P10 Plus front camera sample and portrat mode selfie samples

In terms of overall looks, functionality, power and camera prowess, Huawei P10 Plus is a go-to flagship that I will gonna put in my pocket but it was a bit disappointing for a high-end with 6 GB RAM that I am only getting less on the RAM than usual and some hiccups on some not-heavy-at-all apps. I will gonna give 4 out of 5 for the Huawei P10 Plus

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October 16, 2017

Huawei P10 Plus Review

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We were just hours away before the scheduled Huawei Mate 10 global launch, I knew from the fact that we set this deadline to finish one of Huawei Mobile Philippines three high-end devices but at least we got to test it's latest version. Here is the Huawei P10 Plus review

For the local market, we were lucky that we have the 6 GB RAM/128 GB ROM variant with it's processor Kirin 960 processor based on Android Nougat 7.0. For this write-up, we reviewed this device based on version VKY-l29C636B162-FULL

On overall UI and processor performance, I can say that it is 70% perfect, 30% not-so-good in my over a week that I used this one as my daily driver. Light tasks and some multi tasking (including multi-window) is a breeze thanks to it's 6 GB RAM but as from it's first boot, I never got at more than 4 GB out of 6 GB RAM which is kinda sad for me compared on what I am experiencing in the Huawei phone that I own, Huawei GR5 2017 which usually can give me up to 2.2 GB of 3 GB RAM (by percentage, you can distingush the difference). For some reasons, there were some apps that has some choke situations on me including updated versions of Facebook Pages Manager and V. 75.1 and 77.1 of Pokemon Go. I tried this one without power-saving mode on either on it's natural Quad HD reso or settling it to a lower-resolution screen. I recommend you to use the given protective case as it has some heat produced for some reason even only for a few minutes of just mobile browsing on LTE which is not that much compared to GR5 2017.




On connectivity, Huawei continues to bring it's excellence to the said department. I brought this one back to the same test site that I did from my recent prepaid home LTE WiFi review (which has scarce LTE connections from two known telcos) and somehow, P10 Plus gives me that window to the online world that my GR5 2017 can't give in. Even GPS was one of the most accurate that I saw in an Android device that I experienced in the number of years that I am reviewing. As usual, calls, texts, WiFi, Bluetooth were excellent


On benchmarks and gaming, it flies definitely but on Antutu it is behind on the likes of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. From titles like Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 5, it will give you a wonderful experience


On battery with it's 3,750 mAh battery, it is also a mixed bag for me. Light usage can go a full day for me but using it's cameras and some heavy usage can only gonna give me almost a working day. There was a time that I had 3 blogging coverages that I need to top up in the middle of the night on a max. of 6 hours on screen on timke with low resolution power saving mode on. Good thing the Huawei Super Charge with 5V 4.5 A output is on the rescue as can I add some additional double-digit battery life in just minutes. 105 minutes from 0-100% when the phone is off.

On camera, there were a lot of modes which some of those were already there in my first impressions article. There might be confusion on which is better to use, the 12 or the 20 MP rear camera?  I prefer the 12 MP as always as you cannot use zoom photos on the 20 MP. In most all conditions, there is almost no difference in terms of still photos from any given light conditions. The f/1.8 aperture sometimes give me a good kind of problem as there are some scenarios that there is too much light that you can have to reduce some on the EV or on ISO. Definitely, it was a pleasure that I brought this one in a lot of blogging coverages and out of town trips












Huawei P10 Plus rear camera samples

Doin' some pro mode


Huawei P10 Plus rear camera normal versus HDR


Huawei P10 Plus front camera sample and portrat mode selfie samples

In terms of overall looks, functionality, power and camera prowess, Huawei P10 Plus is a go-to flagship that I will gonna put in my pocket but it was a bit disappointing for a high-end with 6 GB RAM that I am only getting less on the RAM than usual and some hiccups on some not-heavy-at-all apps. I will gonna give 4 out of 5 for the Huawei P10 Plus

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