With the Huawei P9 Dual SIM which promoted brand in China, offers for their new flagship equal also a dual-SIM mobile phone at. In Germany, although is only the "solo" variation in the trade, but when importing you can also buy the 2-SIM version. This provides a further alternative for a very well equipped smartphone with 2 SIM slots. What does the New of Huawei compared to its predecessor Huawei P8 dual SIM ? Before extensive testing we have here first information around P9 with two SIM slots.
Huawei P9 Dual SIM Test
  • Android 6.0
  • 5.2 inch display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Octa-Core Hi-Silicon Kirin 955 processor (4x 2.5 + 4x 1.8)


No surprises in the image quality on the screen: 5.2 inch screen are good standard - There are all units pack around this value. In addition, even a P9 Plus with 5.5 Inch announced which Huawei similar Apple and Samsung will offer its top model in two different sizes.
With classical Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), the image resolution is good enough and in everyday life from easy. Also for longer viewing photos or videos, the view is great. In direct comparison to a quad-HD screen (2560 x 1440) drops the brilliance from but.
Although you can tell no more pixels at P9, the focus seems weaker. Interesting observation at P9 Plus will be, which also uses full HD on even more viewing area.

operating system

Huawei continues as usual on Android, in the current version 6.0. Also in the tradition of all predecessor is the in-house user interface Emotion UI, which is present here in the latest version: EMUI 4.1. A hearty P9 Dual SIM test we can not make, but EMUI 4.0 and the older updates were both very easy to use and offer several (including optical) settings. However, the surface acts sometimes quite clunky and kitischig - but you can adjust and adapt to your own ideas.


With the camera Huawei touts first and foremost, to sell the P9. After all, the main camera is a partnership with Leica owe that enjoys a legendary reputation in the camera market. But is also known for extreme prices. How then the cooperation explains precisely with a rather aggressive price-oriented mobile provider ? The 12 megapixel lens of the Leica sub-brand " Summarit delivered". It is similar to Honor Huawei, the budget line in the range. Say: The quality is high , the outstanding characteristics of the parent brand can not be expected but. This is also reflected in the technical data of the main camera. With the camera resolution of 12 megapixels, the P9 Dual is on a level with the new Samsung Galaxy S7 (Test) . This can, combined with a good lens, etc., promise very good pictures. However, the bezel is much weaker: With f / 2.2 compared to f / 1.7 at other top smartphones is less sensitive to light. Especially in low light conditions (dusk, larger rooms) means more noise or pale contrasts.

SIM slots

To date, the technical data is known only for mono-SIM variant: In this one puts a nano-SIM one. Probably the P9 Dual is also set on this card format. Interestingly: The new Huawei flagship could incidentally be one of the last top models of the major manufacturers that still (only) focuses on the traditional SIM cards. For the successor to the Galaxy S7 is already speculating about tightly integrated chips, which are then recorded only via software with the SIM data. This so-called eSIM is likely to end the year are used in the first Super Phones.


Huawei equips the P9 from the latest version of HiSilicon Kirin processor series. It is the Kirin 955, following the Kirin 950th The clock rate has increased compared to P8. Instead least 4x 2.4 GHz rises slightly to now 4x 2.5 GHz in faster quad-core part of the chip. The slower quad core area runs at 4x 1.8GHz. To ensure that all apps and games should be good to use, also racing or other 3D games. At the forefront is the Kirin or the P9 not.
In the classical benchmark apps, test the various applications on a smartphone, reveals a respectful distance from the top models of Samsung and LG G5 (Test) . How it feels specifically with complex games for the user, a more accurate test P9 cleared the later in detail. However, the AnTuTu benchmark measurement shows a projection of S7 and G5 in the range of about 30%. Especially the graphics output still prevented better values. Thus, the P9 is still very good, but not groundbreaking.
  • High performance values
  • Very good camera lens
  • Relative (!) Low price
  • Year open
  • LTE bands still unclear

Technology and mobile Details

property value
Display / Screen size 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display WQHD
resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels, 518 ppi
operating system announced Android 6.0 update to 7.0 ()
main camera 12.0 megapixels
front camera 5 megapixel
SIM 1 Nano SIM
SIM 2 Nano SIM
transmission standards LTE, UMTS, GPRS
Supported frequencies LTE / 4G: 800/1800/2600 MHz UMTS / 3G: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz GSM / 2G: 1900 MHz
processor Octa-Core 2.15 GHz
memory 4 GB of RAM 64 GB of internal memory
sensors Bullets
battery pack 3500 mAh
Dimensions 15.35 x 7.39 x 0.79 cm
weight 169 g

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