Huawei P10 Plus – brother or slightly enlarged twin P10, especially in terms of design. Externally devices are no longer allocated among its famous competitors – developers from Huawei, as well as their colleagues and rivals, came to the universal, the most ergonomic shape. Perhaps the main difference of plus-P10 Plus model did not enlarged to 5.5-inch LCD screen with a higher resolution, and the camera with a large aperture and improved software for shooting. Well, let’s check how much better to shoot at the “plus”, and will cover in this article.
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Specifications Huawei P10 Plus (VKY-L29):
- Screen: 5,5 “, IPS, 2560×1440, 534 ppi
- Processor: eight-Huawei Kirin 960 to 2.4 GHz
- Graphics accelerator: Mali-G71 MP8
- Operating System: Android 7.0 + EMUI 5.1
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal memory: 64 GB
- Memory card support: up to 256 GB microSDXC
- Communication: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz || UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz || LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40
- SIM: nano-SIM + nano-SIM (slot combination)
- Interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2,4 / 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC, USB Type-C
- Navigation: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
- Camera: main – 20 Mn monochrome and RGB 12 Mn, f / 1.8 (flash, autofocus PDAF + CAF + Laser + Depth, OIS, 4x zoom hybrid), front – 8 Mn (AF)
- Sensors: lighting, proximity, accelerometer, compass, microgyro, fingerprint reader
- Battery: 3750 mAh non-removable
- Dimensions: 153,5×74,2×6,98 mm
- Weight: 165 grams
The smartphone has arrived to the Editor in black and embodiment “as is”. According to information from the manufacturer, in a box buyer finds the handset itself, headset, charger, USB Type-C cable to extract the tool “Sims”, Quick Start Guide and the preset screen protection.
Design Huawei P10 Plus is virtually identical to P10. Because of the increased screen diagonal body slightly larger in length and width, and thickness of remained the same. Weight increased by 20 grams. The rear metal cover is integrally formed with rounded side walls, which have front milled chamfer. In the black variant, they are practically invisible.
The same can be said of the lower plastic insert on the rear cover. Outer contrary, characterized by its gloss to matte rear panel. This – the protective glass under which the left are the main lenses of cameras and in the middle – double flash and focus sensors. Right – Leica logo and name Summilux-H-series lenses.
The screen is covered with a protective 2,5D-glass Gorilla Glass 5. The side frame of the screen is quite subtle, but noticeable.At the bottom end is located in the center of the port USB Type-C, right – Elementary and microphone grille main speaker on the left – 3.5 mm audio jack.At the top end is located in the center of the IR emitter, and the left – a second microphone.For the manufacture of Huawei P10 Plus quality clearly refers to smartphones top class – the quality of materials and workmanship is very high. The device will be available in several colors: white, blue, gold, black, silver, pink, gold and green.
Small thickness and rounded sidewalls provide increased comfort working with a smartphone. Compared with the conventional the P10, building “positive” model most widely 5mm, so the horizontal is still possible to reach with your thumb to any UI element, but without the vertical intercept it is not enough. Or you can use a special function, “pinning” a smaller copy of the screen panel to the bottom right corner, which is more convenient. Also facilitate control screen smart button for quick command menu.
Control settings allow you to give prioritization location screen Android-buttons “Back”, “Home” and “Menu”. An alternative, and probably much more convenient way to control – the use of the touch navigation button, which is combined with a fingerprint sensor. For a set of commands to get used to it quite easy.Touch button is located quite well – just to control the thumb. Volume rocker and the power button is also well placed – at the optimum height, and comfortable to work with both hands.
In Huawei P10 Plus screen installed IPS-c diagonal of 5.5 inches and a resolution of 2K (2560h1440 points) that provides density 534 ppi. The picture is so clear and smooth that see pixelation is not possible, even with a magnifying glass low multiplicity.
The range of screen brightness is quite sufficient: the maximum value will be enough to work on a sunny day, and at the minimum possible to read in a dark room. Huawei proprietary feature for eye protection – filtering ultraviolet radiation of the screen – on the spot, and it can be activated on a schedule.
Huawei P10 Plus runs on Android 7.0 Nougat in conjunction with the shell EMUI 5.1. In appearance and function it is quite customary for owners of devices with older versions EMUI differs from P10 only preset background image and color scheme icons.
“Out of the box” on the smartphone installed Google standard applications, browsers and Yandex Opera, Booking.com popular application, and corporate “Health”.
In terms of photo and video Huawei P10 Plus – the most advanced smartphone. As with several other models from a Chinese company, there are two main cameras are installed. One – a RGB-sensor 12 Mn, second – 20 with monochrome Mn. Developed with Leica lenses have aperture ratio f / 1,8 (at P10 – f / 2,2), and have an equivalent focal length of 27 mm. The focus of the phase system involved, laser autofocus and depth. There is a system of optical stabilization and a hybrid system with a smooth zoom 2x zoom ratio. Operation of the main camera supports dual LED flash that can illuminate your subject and pulsed and continuous mode.
The smartphone is good to shoot video in Full HD resolution and 4K, both in bright and dark.
Model Huawei P10 Plus (VKY-L29) works with two SIM-cards and supports the work of Russian LTE networks. Data is transferred stably and at a fairly high speed in both directions.
To optimize the data transfer can use the function of Wi-Fi + – it will combine traffic LTE networks and Wi-Fi. Communication via Wi-Fi was stable after being hit in the zone of the registered hotspots quickly restored. Bluetooth-connection worked flawlessly.
The Huawei P10 Plus officially supports four satellite systems: GPS, Glonass, Galileo and Beidou. Installed application detects only the first two satellites systems. When the initial search for 45 seconds P10 Plus is up to 15 satellites. When the “hot” start it spent less than two seconds.
In Cmartfon used non-removable battery capacity of 3750 mAh, which supports fast charging technology. Complete the charger does not come to us, and we tested with a conventional charging device with a current of 1.5 A. At charging from zero to 90%, we took 2 hours and 7 minutes.
In daily use, the battery power is consumed rather sparingly, especially if you use “smart” application or integrated energy-saving technologies. If we work intensively with the device, according to the benchmark PCMark battery will last only 5 hours and 32 minutes. Note that this result was obtained when working WI-Fi and brightness 70% screen. In reality, quite often a much lower brightness.
When viewing a continuous video Full HD on the maximum brightness of the screen in the “flight” mode smart phone capable lasted slightly more than eight hours. An hour into the game WoT Blitz when on the Wi-Fi and the average brightness of the screen is spent about 32% of the charge. Well, once again we see that the 5.5-inch screen, “eats” a lot, if not mute its brightness.
Huawei P10 Plus left a good impression. He is very handsome in appearance and pleasant to handle. Comfort in the entertainment and provided high-filling and extended screen with 2K resolution and a very high pixel density.
As is the case with the model of the P10, the main reason to complain about – the combined card slot of the second SIM-card / microSD memory card, but in the device with 64 GB of internal memory is not so critical. And, of course, I would like to see the machine working longer without recharging, even if the owner has a good time to its fullest.
- quality 2K-screen with a diagonal of 5.5 inches;
- large amount of RAM and internal memory;
- high quality photographic and video;
- convenient fingerprint, able to work as a navigator;
- support fast charging;
- a large number of colors of the housing.
- not too high levels of autonomy;
- combined slot a second SIM-card and memory card.