The P10 is a former flagship. Although not as expensive as it once was, you’ll still have to pay a pretty penny for it. You can purchase it for around Rs.75,000 island-wide.
It was released in the beginning of 2017. It’s rather old, which is why it’ll stick out like a sore thumb. Nothing about its appearance screams modern.
To begin with:
It has a small front. How do you feel about a 5.1-inch display? If you have small hands, holding it might be hard. The device has some serious bezel action too. Handsets these days are all about infinity displays.
Most of all, it has a tactile home-button.
The device is pretty thin, though. The following are its dimensions: 145.3 mm x 69.3 mm x 7 mm. More expensive phones are thin, which is why we appreciate the width.
The P10 doesn’t come with the most weight. It’s 145 grams. The more weight a phone has, the better built it feels.
What materials were it made from? It rocks an aluminum body. If your hands are slippery, you might constantly drop it.
You can pick the P10 up in an array of colours. The following choices are available: Mystic Silver, Rose Gold, Graphite Black, Dazzling Gold, Dazzling Blue, and Greenery. I’m a fan of the Rose Gold – it looks the richest.
If you look across its sides, you’ll notice a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The handset has expandable storage too. But the ROM it comes with is already pretty good.
As its front isn’t big, you won’t be able to immerse in whatever you’re watching. This is especially true as the panel placed was IPS NEO LCD – the colours produced are more vibrant that regular LCDs.
There’s some serious bezel action going on, as its screen-to-body ratio is 71.2%. Its display is quite sharp, though. Its screen-to-body ratio is 1080 x 1920 pixels.
Don’t worry about scuffing its front. Huawei placed Gorilla Glass 5.
Let’s talk about its insides. It runs Android 7 out of the box. You can upgrade its systems to Android 9. Unfortunately, Android 10 or 11 won’t be possible. This is a shame as between Android 9 to 11, several security features have been placed.
The OS is available through EMUI – Huawei’s proprietary interface. It’s quite customizable.
The chipset housed was the Kirin 960. It was a chipset that was meant for a flagship, so it’s not weak. But it gets overshadowed by the processors currently around. Just look at this comparison with the newer Kirin 980.
You’re getting quite a bit of RAM. It comes with 4 GB, which is more than enough to prevent apps from force-closing. The 4 gigs make it apps load fast too.
ROM-wise, how does the P10 do? You’ll be picking it up with either 32 or 64 GB of space. Whichever option you choose, you’ll be able to expand its storage. Just know that you’ll have to buy the microSD cards separately.
As its width is so thin, it shouldn’t surprise you that a large battery wasn’t placed. Huawei placed a 3,200 mAh unit inside of it. The mobile fully drains in less than a day. You’ll be able to extend its battery life with its power saving modes of course. No, its battery is non-removable.
To charge it, you’ll be using a 22.5 W fast charger. You’ll have to place it inside of its USB-C port. The mobile takes around 2 hours to fully charge. We’re glad that a micro-USB port wasn’t placed. This was common in devices back in the day. If the P10 had such a port, it would take much longer to charge.
Huawei is a company that isn’t known for the best cameras. The set-ups the company produces that can be hits or misses. There is a dual set-up on the mobile. It consists of a 12 MP primary wide lens along with a 20 MP secondary wide lens. The pictures taken are not too bad. However, they get grainy in low light.
Speaking of shooting in dim settings, it has a bright dual LED flash. It’s only on its rear, not on its front. Its selfie camera houses an 8 MP sensor. Would you be left Instagram ready? Not really.