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The Huawei P9 Plus is a beautiful metal unibody and is powered by the same Kirin 955 chip. There is 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage by default.
The Huawei P9 Plus builds on top of the P9 with a bigger AMOLED screen, Press Touch sensors, and stereo speakers. The bigger body of Huawei P9 Plus allowed for a beefier battery, too. Everything else is pretty much the same, starting off with the exterior and going deeper into every piece of electronics we can't see beneath the metal unibody.
Huawei P9 Plus may be a 5.5" device, but it's far from what we'd specify as a phablet. It's smaller than the 5.5" iPhone Plus model. The glossy polish on the P9 Plus doesn't help for a secure grip, but its square-ish shape provides more than enough grip when handled by one or two hands. The slim profile makes the P9 Plus barely noticeable in most pockets, which is much appreciated, too.]
The Huawei P9 Plus not only brings a bigger 5.5" display to the series. The OLED screen must have been thinner allowing Huawei to install a pressure-sensitive layer beneath it while still maintaining the impressively thin profile of the P9. The bigger screen shares the screen resolution with the P9 - it's 1080p dsiplay. This brings down the pixel density a bit to 401ppi.
The screen achieved a respectable maximum brightness of 400 nits, which is close to what the current crop of AMOLEDs offer. There is no light bleeding in the blacks, while the contrast is as excellent and infinte as on any other OLED.
Dual 12MP camera
The Huawei P9 Plus features two 12MP sensors, one is fairly standard and captures color photographs while the other is only monochrome.
The Huawei camera app offers manual mode, which has RAW shooting, manual focus, shutter speed and ISO and a few other options. The Pro camera interface is very comfortable, but only if you know how to use it.
The smartphone does support 1080p@60fps. Additionally, you get a slow motion mode, where video is recorded at 120fps, but the resolution is just 720p. The 1080p@60fps videos come out with a bitrate of 34Mbps while the 30fps ones are exactly half that. In either case, audio is recorded in stereo at 192kbps.
The P9 Plus supports dual-band 2.4/5.0GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, with Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot capabilities. Bluetooth is v4.2, where interference issues with LTE networks should be fixed.
The Huawei P9 Plus is powered by an ample 3,400 mAh battery, which is sealed as expected. The P9 Plus supports the so-called rapid charging with a 9V/2A charger, which fills 38% of the battery in 30 minutes.
The Huawei P9 Plus scored a 69h rating, which means you can count on the battery to last just few hours below 3 days if you do an hour each of calling, browsing the web and video playback a day.