Before I show you the pictures, here is a small confession: Huawei phones are the only ones that I bought twice, consecutively. I won’t count Nokia of the old — my phones back then were basically all Nokia, including the famed 3310.
Back to Huawei, the P9 was my first Huawei and when it stopped working after a drop into the water during a rafting mishap back in February this year, I bought the company’s flagship phone, the Huawei Mate 9 Pro. It would have been the P10 had it come much earlier.
At first I kind of missed the P9’s way of rendering colours. Its colour contrast was excellent, and you can see a hint of the monochrome sensor adding to punch. With the Mate 9 Pro, and I guess the “ordinary” Mate 9 as well, this appears to be not immediately evident. With the Mate 9 Pro, you need to tinker with the shutter and ISO a bit in the Pro mode to get there.
Sharpness is where the Mate 9 Pro excels over the P9, and after three month with the Mate 9 Pro, I no longer missed the P9.
The pictures below are all shot in “Auto”, with some from behind the windscreen of a car, or through the glass window.