Huawei P10 unboxing and Early Review

Here is my Unboxing and Early review of the Huawei P10. Huawei’s top Flagship of 2017. And I am overall impressed with it, the Leica Dual Cameras in particular are impressive and works great even on low light. The performance, build quality and everything about the phone top notch.

Impressive Flagship with Dual Cameras from Leica

SpecsHuawei P10
BuildHigh Gloss, Hyper Diamond Cut, Sandblast
ChipsetHuawei Kirin 960
(64-bit), Octa-core (4 x 2.5 GHz A72+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53)
GPU: Mali-G71 Octa Core
MemoryRAM: 4 GB
ROM: 64 GB
Expansion: Supports MicroSD up to 128 GB
OSEMUI 5.1 (Android 7)
Display5.1" 2.5D Glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
1920 x 1080p
Main CameraRear: Leica Dual-Camera 2.0, 20MP Monochrome & 12MP RGB, SUMMARIT-H F/2.2, OIS, 1080p @ 60fps, 4K @ 30fps with Stereo Audio
Front Camera8MP, F/1.9
NetworkDual Nano SIM, Dual Standby
2G: GSM B2/B3/B5/B8
3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19
4G: FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B9/B12/B17/B18/B19/B20/B26
ConnectivityDual Nano SIM
Bluetooth 4.2
Dual Band WiFi 802.11 ac/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz)
USB Type C
SensorsAccelerometer, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Fingerprint Scanner, Hall Sensor, E-compass
IO2x Sim Card Slot
1x 3.5mm Audio Port
1x USB Type C
Dimensions145.3 x 69.3 x 6.98mm
Weight: 148g
Huawei Super Charger (5V 4.5A)

I believe the Hype, it really is a great Flagship

The Huawei P10 has been hyped so much that it seems to be unbelievable. But after having tinkered with it for some time, it really is an impressive Smartphone. The Dual Cameras from Leica is really good, and that is the first thing I’ve tested on this phone when I unboxed it. Low Light performance is decent too and I think much better than the Xiaomi Mi 6, which has been my go to phone for quite some time now.

Slick OS

The System is also stable, slick and it runs like iOS. I mean, the UI looks like iOS and it performs without a hitch. It has been updated twice since I had this and it has improved the performance a lot. And speaking of performance, the Kirin 960 might not deliver benchmark numbers compared to Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, but the performance is top notch and you can’t really notice the difference on real world test.

Unexpected Audio Quality and Super Charger

Audio Quality from the 3.5mm and Loudspeakers are also impressive. Connectivity from the Dual Band Wireless is also excellent and that includes the GPS performance. What is also noteworthy is that it came with a Super Charger. The first time really that I’ve seen a 5V 4.5A Charger.

Overall, I am impressed with this phone and am looking forward for my full review. If you want impressive camera and performance on a Flagship, then look no further to the Huawei P10. More so, if you want a much higher quality screen, then go for the Huawei P10 Plus, but this one is good enough for me.


(International Gold version) Huawei P10 Gold version at $459

PLUS/Advance version

(International Black version) Huawei P10 Plus at $560

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Pros (First Impressions)

Great packaging and contents included, it came with plastic rear case cover and High Quality Earphones

Built to last, as expected from Huawei, the build quality of this phone is all premium, it is polish and has great ergonomics

Ultra light at just 148g, it is also portable and easy to carry

The Hisilicon Kirin 960 Chipset and Mali-G71 GPU offers impressive performance, it is also well optimized

The phone supports memory Expansion or MicroSD/TF, which is quite rare to see on a Flagship

The EMUI  or OS looks like iOS and is slick and gorgeous. It has a lot of customization built in

The UI has a lot of customization, namely on the Notification Window and also on the Camera UI

OS is stable, it is all in English and has no issues with Playstore or any apps.

OS has been updated twice, both major updates to fix bugs and system issues

It only has a 1080p Screen but it is a high quality screen, protected with Gorilla Glass 5

Connectivity is overall excellent, Dual Band Wireless is fast, stable and has long range. GPS is also fast and accurate

The Dual Cameras from Leica is impressive, the Camera UI has a lot of customization and shooting modes available. The settings menu is also intuitive and easy to navigate

Low Light Performance is very good and better than other Flagships that I have tested. The Dual Tone Flash is also strong enough to cover a whole room.

It has a 20 mp main Camera and can shooting even on Mono Mode

Portrait or Bokeh mode is easy to use and offers creamy bokeh shots.

The camera can also shoot video 1080p @ 60fps with Stereo Audio and maxes out at 4K @ 30 fps.

You can add more shooting modes on the menu, which is provided by Huawei

The Front Touch ID or Fingerprint Scanner is fast and accurate in recognition

Impressive audio Quality, 3.5mm Audio from the included Earphones is also very good.

USB type C Port for Charging and Data and supports Easy transfer of Data to PC

It comes with a 5V 4.5A Super Charger, it really charges fast (less than an hour of charging)

International version supports multiple bands and FDD Frequencies worldwide


It isn’t waterproof or splash proof

Huge Bezels

By Default, the Front Touch ID doesn’t work as Home Button

Other Flagships already have 6 GB RAM

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