Huawei P9 review: Ascension
The Huawei P9 handles voice calls with ease and sound quality doesn't disappoint.
The P9's stock dialer app is a trinity of tabs bundled together - these include the Dialer, Contacts, and Favorites. The phonebook offers all the usual sorting and display options, it supports multiple accounts, and there are lots of fields available for each contact.
The Huawei P9 scored a Good mark in our standardized loudspeaker test. Our impressions from the speaker's sound quality are mostly positive - it produces deep and rich sound, but the default ringtones are rather quiet and you may miss some calls. Perhaps you can load a ringtone of your choosing.
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The P9 ships with WPS office, which can be used for some basic document editing on the go. It can handle text documents, spreadsheets and presentations as well as PDF files. It can also export to PDF.
Phone Manager is Huawei's do-it-all app for keeping control over your phone. It lets you control all sorts of features from call/message privacy and Do Not Disturb settings, to phone optimization and app permissions, to network and battery usage.
The app features a one-touch optimization feature that frees up memory space and gives you settings recommendations for maximum battery performance. It's a hell of a slick feature that few manufacturers offer.
Battery Manager is part of Phone Manager and includes a selection of three power plans with varying degrees of feature limitations. From here you can also control which apps can remain active after you send the phone to sleep.
Huawei has bundled the P9 with its Health app, which tracks steps and calculates calories burnt, but can also supposedly count the number of floors you've climbed. A file manager is also present, and it supports batch actions.
- 19 Mar 2022
Great phone still works now ended up selling mine as cound get the screen off to replace the battery ended up sold sad tbh
- Antonio CC
- 02 Nov 2021
I had it for a couple of years. Great phone, elegant and with a great camera.
- 28 Aug 2021
great phone I own it since 2017, the only disadvantage lately is the battery but for a 4 year old phone I guess its the same as with any of the best phones