Storming into the UK smartphone market just a couple of years ago, Chinese tech manufacturer Huawei have made a big impact, offering users fast tech with loads of features, all with an affordable pricetag.
One of their most recent models is the P10, joined by its bigger brother, the P10 Plus. But how different are they, and which should you choose?
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Huawei P10 and P10 Plus display
The hottest model from Huawei, the P10 doesn’t disappoint in the display department. The high-definition 1080p LCD screen comes with a strong pixel density of 432 pixels per inch (ppi) across its 5.1 inch screen, and thanks to the lack of side bezels, you get a screen-to-body ratio of 71.17% - size-wise, it’s 145.3 x 69.3 x 6.98 mm.
In the P10 Plus’ favour is its 5.5 inch, 1440p LCD screen that has an improved pixel density of 534 ppi. You also get more display space, and even though the body is larger at 153.5 x 74.2 x 6.98 mm, you can enjoy a screen-to-body ratio of 73.29%.
If you love watching videos or playing games on your device, either is going to give you a great experience, although if you’re happy with a bigger phone, you’ll swoon over the P10 Plus.
Huawei P10 and P10 Plus specs
Flagship devices, the P10 and P10 Plus come with specs to rival the best phones out there. The P10 has an octa-core processor and fast graphics processor, as well as 4 GB of RAM – add to this 64 GB of on-board memory (upgradable by 256 GB with a micro SD card) and you’ve got a very powerful device that can handle pretty much every app and mobile game out there, with great multi-tasking abilities too.
The P10 Plus has the same processor and graphics chip, but 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB on on-board memory, that can also be expanded by 256 GB. It’s perfectly fast and future-proof, perhaps more so than the P10 due to the improved memory and RAM (4 GB/64 GB is still very good though).
Each device runs on Android 7.0, the newest version of Android, with Huawei’s easy-to-use Emotion user interface.
Lastly, in the battery department, the P10 Plus edges ahead of the P10, offering a 3,750 mAh battery as opposed to the P10’s capacity of 3,200 mAh. Each of these will give you a good amount of charge to work with, and both come with quick charging via USB-C.
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Huawei P10 and P10 Plus camera
Each model is similarly blessed when it comes to cameras too, although the P10 Plus’ rear shooter is slightly better. The P10 has dual Lecia Summarit lenses – a 20 MP monochrome sensor and a 12 MP colour sensor that work together to give stunning shots bursting with depth and detail – the aperture is f/2.2.
The P10 Plus, on the other hand, uses Lecia Summulix sensors, albeit the same megapixel. These sensors give crisper, brighter shots, and the f/1.8 aperture is a little better too.
If you love taking pictures with the front-facing camera, both come with a sharp 8 MP sensor, again made by Lecia.
Which should you choose?
The P10 Plus is certainly more advanced, excelling with a better screen, memory and camera suite compared to its smaller sibling. Despite this, the regular Huawei P10 is still a powerhouse of tech, and is available with a lower pricetag if you don't need that massive screen.