Back in April 2016, Huawei’s P9 and P9 Plus entered into a highly competitive smartphone market with high-end specifications, Leica-branded dual cameras, and a really sleek design. But that was almost a year ago, and focus has now shifted to their successors, the P10 and P10 Plus.
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The Huawei P10 is not a perfect ten, as enticing as that wordplay would be. But it, and its larger P10 Plus variant, come as tantalizingly close to achieving that milestone as any P series devices ever have. While the flagship Mate series typically comes in bigger and better, the more diminutive P series has been steadily closing the gap for awhile now. Join us as we find out just how good the P series has become in our full Huawei P10 and P10 Plus review!
The P10 and P10 Plus, like their forebears, bring a solid metal construction with very impressive build quality. However, this time, there’s a bit more curvature to their smooth sides and corners. Rather than the old chamfered edge on the back, both phones have a slightly rounder edge that curves nicely onto the back of the device.
Both phones are very thin, making them light, manageable and easy to grip while still retaining the thinness the P series has always been known for
All buttons are on the right hand side of the phone, with a nice color accent around the power button that both Josh and I appreciate much more than we probably should. Both phones are also very thin at 7mm, making them light, manageable and easy to grip while still retaining the thinness the P series has always been known for.
The P10 is the easier device to handle out of the two, with its 5.1-inch screen compared to the P10 Plus’ 5.5-inch diagonal. Both devices use an IPS-NEO LCD under Gorilla Glass 5 although their resolutions differ: the P10 features a Full HD display (1,920 x 1,080 pixels, 431 ppi) while the P10 Plus has a QHD display (2,560 x 1,440 pixels, 534 ppi) with more than 25-percent greater pixel density. It’s worth noting that the P10 Plus has a display mode setting to render text and images larger than might be expected, which reduces the obviousness of its higher resolution screen.