Huawei P10 vs P10 Plus: Which one to Buy

Posted by Nick Orin on April 25, 2017 12:46:29 PM.

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Review

It has been some time after the Huawei's latest flagship mobile phones P10 and P10 Plus have been unveiled at Barcelona Mobile World Congress 2017 and now they are available to buy in many countries like England, Germany, Australia etc. Have you considered to buy such a phone? Compared to the previous version P9/P9 plus, it has been improved considerably in battery endurance, photographing and performance with similar sleek appearance. As an electronics enthusiast, I am really fascinated by this fashionable phone for its beautiful design and high performance. If you are also looking for a comfortable and beautiful phone, P10/P10 Plus will be one of the best choices, you can learn more about P10/P10 Plus and the comparison difference with me.

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P10 Plus: Tech Specific Overview

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus both come with the top performance hardwares and latest system such as Android 7.0 Nougat, 20M(monochrome) + 12M(RGB) dual back cameras, 8M front camera, 2.5GHz + 1.8GHz octa-core Kirin 960 Processor, front home button fingerprint sensor, USB-C connector etc. They are available with 8 colors of diverse versions including dazzling gold, prestige gold, mystic silver, rose gold, ceramic white, graphite black, dazzling blue, green. But they also have differences in many aspects as follows:

  P10 P10 Plus
Screen size 5.1 inch 5.5 inch
Pixel density 432ppi 534ppi
Resolution 1080P 2K
Main camera aperture F2.2 F1.8
Ram 4GB 6GB
Storage 64GB 128GB
Battery 3200mAh 3750mAh
Dimension 145.3mm*69.3mm*6.98mm 153.5mm *74.2mm *6.98mm
Weight 145g 165g
Horizontal stereo effect no yes
Infrared no yes
Front camera PDAF no yes
Price £570 £680

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P10 Plus: Operating Experience

With these specific differences, you will get different operating experiences when using the two phones which are actually designed for different groups of users.

One-handed operation: P10 is very comfortable to hold with its 5.1 inch size. You can use it by one hand for browsing web online or any other daily use and you can put it into your pocket easily and take it everywhere. P10 Plus is a little bigger with 5.7 inch, so it is not so easy to hold as P10, but still feels very good though.

Photographing: With the dual Leica Cameras, both are specialized in taking photos with best quality. The P10 Plus is equipped with a larger aperture F1.8 camera. When talking photos in dark environment, the P10 Plus can have a better output picture quality and clarity. Besides, the P10 Plus front camera supports PDAF, so you can take selfies more quickly.

Playing movies: P10 Plus has a 5.7 inch screen with 2K higher resolution for vivid and vibrant display and it supports the horizontal stereo sound effect. In addition, it has a bigger storage 128GB to download and store more videos. So P10 Plus is perfect for playing videos. P10 doesn't have 2K resolution etc., but it can save battery for longer usage when playing videos.

In Conclusion

P10 and P10 Plus are almost the same in appearance and performance, both are very excellent phones, the biggest difference is the size and price. It is hard to tell which one to buy because this totally depends on everyone's preference. If you are thinking about using a phone to play videos and take photos often, then you'd better get P10 Plus. Else you just want to use it for daily use such as calling, texting, browsing the web talking photos outside or traveling, maybe it is better to choose P10. Personally I'd like the P10 Plus as I prefer large screen and I need to use my phone for entertainment all the time such as playing games and watching movies.

Just like other Android phones, Huawei P10/P10 Plus doesn't have the iTunes player and it is impossible to play iTunes videos on P10/P10 Plus by transferring them directly. That is because iTunes videos are Apple DRM digital copyright protected which can only be played on the authorized devices with iTunes etc. If you want to play iTunes videos on your P10/P10 Plus, you will have to find other alternative ways. Thanks to the DRM removal technology, you can now break DRM from your iTunes movies within a few clicks by a DRM software. ViWizard DRM M4V Video Converter for Windows/Mac is one of the most popular DRM remover with fastest converting speed, you can download it to have a try if you want to enjoy iTunes M4V movies on P10/P10 Plus. For the complete tutorial, please visit: How to Convert iTunes Movies to Huawei Smartphones and Tablets.


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