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Huawei P9 Plus
Huawei P9 Plus
Huawei P9 Plus
Huawei P9 Plus

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The Huawei P9 Plus currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Following the recent flagship trend of releasing multiple variations on the same phone, Huawei has debuted the P9 Plus. While other manufacturers just scale up their variations, there are some subtle differences to the P9 Plus compared to its smaller sibling.

We’ve scoured the reviews to find out the important differences and find out what others are saying. Let’s break things down!

Thanks to an upgrade in screen size, the phone is slightly larger than the standard P9. However, the changes to the screen don’t stop at size, it’s also a different screen type. Reviews note that switching from an 5.2 IPS panel to a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED has brought some additional contrast and less power usage from the display.

The P9 Plus is also one of the first Android phones with a pressure-sensitive display. Unfortunately, reviews were lackluster on the new feature. Some found it interrupted the usual flow of regular tasks, such as moving app icons or copying and pasting. Also, the feature is currently only supported by Huawei apps--many of which you’ll likely bundle in a folder and ignore anyhow.

While Huawei stuck with the same processor for the Plus, the did add 1GB of RAM bringing the phone up to 4GB total. Reviews did notice a performance boost--particularly when multitasking or playing games. You’ll also find the internal storage doubled for the Plus to 64GB.

To help keep battery life competitive, the Plus includes a 3,400mAh battery--up 400mAh from the standard model. Reviewers had no problem getting a day plus of use out of single charge and the added fast charging worked as expected for quick top offs when needed.

For additional information about the phone, including camera performance, design and thoughts on Huawei’s EMUI interface, check out our previous review summary of the Huawei P9!

Operating system
Operating system
2.5 GHz
2.5 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP, f/2.2
12+ MP, f/2.2
3400 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Huawei P9 Lite is a great choice. It doesn’t feel like a £190 phone. Performance wise, it pushes elbows in front of both our other budget favourites – the Moto G4 and Samsung Galaxy J5 – with impressive ease. Both those handsets are getting on a bit, of course, and no dou...

- Alan Martin, Alphr
Android Authority
Android Authority

The Huawei P9 Plus certainly offers a lot. It’s thin, has a great battery, there is good performance, the dual-sensor camera and the nice 5.5 inch display. The only wrinkle I can foresee that could slow its wide spread adoption is EMUI.

- Gary Sims, Android Authority

As an all-round device, the Huawei P9 Plus is brilliant in many ways. In the same breath, however, there's nothing to help it truly stand out from the competition.

- Cam Bunton, Pocket-lint
Expert Reviews
Expert Reviews

The P9 Plus isn’t a resounding success. It has marginally better battery life, more storage and a slightly bigger screen than the regular P9, but at £550 it finds itself comprehensively outgunned by rivals such as the Galaxy S7 or LG G5. The Leica branding and monochrome camera may be a...

- Katharine Byrne, Expert Reviews

A phone that looks, feels, and is expensive, the Huawei P9 Plus has a generous dollop of luxury to it. Thanks to very solid battery life it's easy to live with too. However, at this price you can pick almost any phone you like, and we're not convinced its pressure sensitive screen and dual camera se...

- Andrew Williams, TechRadar

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Huawei P9 Plus user manual here.

Huawei backs up the P9 Plus with a 3 Years parts & labour warranty.

If your P9 Plus has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Huawei P9 Plus's screen size is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

2.5 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 955 Octa core 2.5 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/2.2 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3400 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 1980 minutes, 563 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

P9 Plus Specs

Release Date April 20, 2016
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 955 Octa core 2.5 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.4 W/kg
Body: 0.72 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 3 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Standard Battery, Headset, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/2.2
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Slow motion recording, Time lapse
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, XviD, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 2.5D curved glass
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 611 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 563 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1980 minutes
Standby Time Up to 18.8 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Quartz Gray, Haze Gold, Silver, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.2 x 7.5 x 0.7 cm (6 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 162 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA):
Related Links Quick Start Guide (PDF)
Manual (PDF)
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