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Huawei P9 And P9 Plus Establish Brand Identity Surpass 10 Milllion Mark; Honor 8 A Good Alternative [VIDEO]

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The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, the flagship phones of Huawei has surpassed the 10 million shipments mark and established Huawei's brand identity as a premium phone contender. Moreover, for those in a budget, Huawei's mid-range Honor 8 is a cheaper alternative to the P9 with its impressive specs and features.

In its official website, the company posted that its Huawei P9 and P9 Plus have reached the 10 million shipments mark prior to CES 2017. By Q3 2016, the P9 sales went up by 23 percent with more than 33 million units sold the bulk of which comes from international markets including France, Germany and the U.K., more than its domestic market in China.

Huawei P9 Winning Features

The Huawei P9 is Huawei's flagship phone that has clearly established Huawei's brand identity. The Chinese smartphone maker partnering with the German lens optics manufacturer, Leica, contributed to its success, Latin Post reported.

The Huawei P9 has the dual-lens camera setup with 12MP for each sensor, complete with the Leica optics and the phase detection auto-focus technology. It provides more depth and the bokeh effect, which blurs the background when shooting subjects in the foreground.

Huawei P9 vs. Honor 8, A Cheaper Alternative

The Huawei P9 price starts at $480 dollars, but for those in a budget, Huawei offers its highest mid-tier phone, the Huawei Honor 8, at $399.99 dolars. The mid-range phone shares similar features with its high-end cousin starting with the 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD display with 432 ppi pixel density.

The Huawei P9's advantage is that it features deeper blacks, richer colors and better saturation levels as compared to Honor 8 with not so vibrant color display. Nonetheless, both phone has the dual lens camera setup with 12MP on both sensor, but the Honor 8 has none of the Leica branding.

The Huawei P9 is powered by the highest-end Kirin 955 processor clocking at 2.5GHz with 3GB of RAM. The Honor 8 has the lower Kirin 950 processor at 2.3GHz and 4GB of RAM.

Nonetheless, both the Huawei P9 and Honor 8 perform well without lags or stutters in playing high-end games. Both handles with relative ease tasks like web browsing, multi-tasking and switching apps according to PC-tablet.

The Huawei P9 and Honor 8 also has the same 3000mAh battery capacity bit the quick charging technology of the P9 allows it to recharge fast by 40 percent in just half an hour, Meanwhile, the Honor 8 requires two hours to fully recharge when drained.

To recap, the Huawei P9 has a more powerful processor, comes with Leica lens and quick charging. However, the Honor 8 with almost $100 dollars less than the P9 can be a good alternative for those sticking to a budget.

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