Huawei P9, these are its strongest rivals

Huawei was already determined to start playing with the largest on Android when it launched its P8 model, a terminal that already gave us clues of how far the Asian brand aspired to go. With the recent Huawei P9, it confirms expectations and places a powerful, attractive terminal on the market that, with the medium-term price policy, will be one of the most successful smartphone models, just as it happened last year with the P8 models. .

In the absence of knowing the bet of HTC, with this Huawei P9 we already have the main shortlist that will compete this year to become the best smartphone on the market. Do you want to know how the fight between the Apple, Samsung, Sony, Google, Microsoft, LG or Xiaomi models looks like? Here you have the complete comparison of Xataka.

The first big card is played with the design

With such a competitive market and paying more than 600 euros in most cases, the design, materials, efforts and care in the appearance of the terminal is an aspect that no manufacturer should ignore. It will be the first contact of many users with the terminal and if there is not a certain infatuation at first sight, they will have little to do the numbers on the technical sheet of each model.

Here the Huawei P9 definitely plays in the first division. The new model is thin, light, with very good details in the design and a finish in accordance with what the manufacturer asks for in exchange for our pocket.

Huawei P9 Samsung Galaxy S7 Sony Xperia X Perf. Nexus 6P Lumia 950 LG G5 iPhone 6s Xiaomi Mi5 screen 5,2 5,1 5 5,7 5.2 5,3 4,7 5,15 Dimensions 145 x 70.9 x 6.95 mm 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm 70.4 x 143.7 x 8.7mm 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm 145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm Weight 144 gr 152 gr 165 gr 178 gr 150 gr 153 gr 143 gr 129 gr Finish Metal Metal and glass (IP68) Metal and glass (IP68) Metal Plastic Metal Metal Metal and glass

As we have seen, not missing the opportunity to excel in finish and design is almost an obligation for large manufacturers, and exceptions such as the Lumia 950 are immediately evident.

Another issue is how each brand faces sections that give it extra and important value for a certain sector of the market. Water resistance is one of them, and there both Sony and Samsung lead a strategy that we like: give the highest level in design and materials without having to give up being a submersible terminal. And even in some cases offering more value with the possibility of removing the battery or expanding internal memory with microSD cards.

Everything for autonomy

Without entering the field of phablets exclusively, the high-end or better terminals of the most important manufacturers have in autonomy surely the greatest challenge. The compromises with the screen, power or dimensions (basically thickness and weight) make the balance quite complex.

Huawei is one of the companies that has been working more and better on that difficult combination of screen / resolution, processor power / efficiency and battery capacity. In its new P9 it has sacrificed resolution to combine it with a very efficient in-house processor, a Kirin 995, and a large battery capacity. And it promises a lot.

Huawei P9 Samsung Galaxy S7 Sony Xperia X Perf. Nexus 6P Lumia 950 LG G5 iPhone 6s Xiaomi Mi5 screen 5,2 5,1 5 5,7 5.2 5,3 4,7 5,15 Panel IPS SUPERAMOLED IPS AMOLED AMOLED IPS IPS IPS Resolution 1080p 1440p 1080p 1440p 1440p 1440p 1334 x 750 1080p Density 424 dpi 576 dpi 441 dpi 515 dpi 564 dpi 554 dpi 326 dpi 428 dpi

Among the most complete models in our comparison, it is usual for them to exceed the 1080p resolution for their panel (which at this level does not admit many doubts about the quality in general terms of brightness or contrast) as a way to stand out, although densities above 450dpi help a better experience both reading text and playing multimedia content. Then it must be borne in mind that at this level and with large-capacity batteries, fast charging is almost an obligation.

Where there are not many fissures is that these models do not neglect to bet on the best processors, a good amount of RAM and, with exceptions such as the Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, an internal memory of at least 32 GB as a point departure.

Huawei P9 Samsung Galaxy S7 Sony Xperia X Perf. Nexus 6P Lumia 950 LG G5 iPhone 6s Xiaomi Mi5 Processor Kirin 955 (8 cores) Exynos 8890 (8 cores) Snapdragon 820 (4 cores) Snapdragon 810 (8 cores) Snapdragon 808 (6 cores) Snapdragon 820 (4 cores) Apple A9 (2 cores) Snapdragon 820 (4 cores) RAM 3/4 GB 4GB 3GB 3GB 3GB 4GB 2 GB 3/4 GB M. internal 32/64 GB 32 GB 32 GB 16/32/64 GB 32 GB 32 GB 16/64/128 GB 32/64/128 GB Micro SD Not Yes Yes Not Yes Yes Not Not Battery 3000 mAh 3000 mAh 2700 mAh 3410 mAh 3000 mAh 2800 mAh (removable) 1715 mAh 3000 mAh

The big media showdown is on camera

If you ignore the design in some of its most relevant aspects, and you notice that in gross specifications the roughly majority of terminals are more or less on par, the camera will surely be the factor final determinant. It is where manufacturers are turning the most both at a technical and innovation level, as well as in comparison with rivals and at the media level.

Huawei P9 Samsung Galaxy S7 Sony Xperia X Perf. Nexus 6P Lumia 950 LG G5 iPhone 6s Xiaomi Mi5 Resolution 12 MP 12 MP (OIS) 23 MP 13 MP (OIS) 20 MP (OIS) 16 MP (OIS) 12 MP 16 MP (4-axis OIS) Opening f2.2 f1.7 f2.0 f2.0 f1.9 f1.8 f2.2 -- Manual controls Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not Yes High school 8 MP 5 MP 13 MP 8 MP 5 MP 8 MP 5 MP 4 MP Video 4K 4K 1080p 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K

The innovations range from improvements in focus, where Samsung or LG lead the way, the LG G5 module system, or different configurations such as Huawei's dual camera, from which all its possibilities will have to be tested.

And at the end of the whole, when you have almost been able to decide on one of these large terminals, the final decision comes in which the price is unforgiving. In many of the cases, and as you have asked us from the Xataka community, we will also take into account the discounts and discounts that some of these terminals already have even a few weeks after their arrival on the market.

Huawei P9 Samsung Galaxy S7 Sony Xperia X Perf. Nexus 6P Lumia 950 LG G5 iPhone 6s Xiaomi Mi5 Price From 599 euros From 660 euros -- From 615 euros From 575 euros From 699 euros From 749 euros From 400 euros

At this point, which one would you choose?

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