’s editor John Kennedy reviews the Huawei P9 smartphone.

The Huawei P9 is a powerful smartphone with two quad-core processors and an impressive 1080×1920 display, which you would need to get the most out of the kind of photos you will get from two 12MP lenses.

As smartphones go, performance-wise it is as good as any Android competitor and could give the iPhone a run for its money, only for the fact that it is very low on features and feels quite stripped down. Then again, in a world of on-demand apps, you are only limited by your imagination.

The real standout feature is the camera. Huawei has really upped the game in terms of smartphone-based photography and for people who really put effort into snapping good pictures, the Leica dual-lens camera system makes the P9 stand out.

Appearance-wise, it is also ahead of the competition, probably the best-looking smartphone on the market right now. And that’s saying something in a market where all smartphones look the same.

Verdict: 3/5

Words by John Kennedy