Huawei P9 vs iPhone 6S – We put the hottest new Android handset up against the best that Apple has on offer.
Published: Monday, July 25th 2016
The battle for the top spot in consumers’ hearts, and hands, has heated up over the years and Chinese phone giant, Huawei is eager to make their mark and take on the likes of Apple and Samsung.The iPhone 6s is the latest offering from Apple and is one of their most popular variants to date. As for the Huawei P9, the challenger smartphone maker is entering new territory with the device, which is exciting to see.So just how does the P9 stack up against the iPhone 6s? As it turns out, very well indeed.Let us help you with your Debt! Click here for a free consultation and become debt-free today!
Design, Display and Features
The iPhone 6s is a 4.7 inches aluminium smartphone and features Retina HD display as well as the ground-breaking 3D touch, allowing you fingerprint locking and protection.The Huawei P9 comes in at 5.2 inches, is also made from aluminium and features FHD display, as well as Touch ID, which also allows for finger print locking and protection.Both are sleek, stylish and come in a range of colours and hues for all, with strong and striking display capabilities and offerings. While Apple is renowned for its sleek design, Huawei’s offering is no less impressive, in both looks and usability.SoftwareThe iPhone 6s is powered by iOS 9.3.2 and offers a streamlined and easy to use host of apps, suggestions and features that make every use a breeze. It’s also powered by the 64-bit, Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister A9 processor, which means it’s powerful and fast.The Huawei P9 makes uses of Android Marshmallow, one of the latest variants of Google’s operating system. It’s sleek, well designed and easy to use. It’s powered by the Kirin 955 2.5GHz 64-bit ARM-based processor, which means it’s equally fast and powerful.Both the iPhone 6s and the P9 have similar software design cues, are easy to use and have a range of unique features and settings that make them great. Both also come in 32GB and 64Gb variants, meaning no matter your usage, both are up for the challenge.
The camera specifications and capabilities are where things get interesting. Proving they are serious about smartphone photography, Huawei teamed up with Leica to co-engineer and design their dual camera.The Huawei P9 features dual 12-megapixel cameras, two sensors and thanks to these, it means of the best smartphone photography on the market, while the 8-megapixel front-facing camera, means you're high-quality selfies. The iPhone 6s features a 12-megapixel iSight camera and has a 5-megapixel front facing camera (it came out earlier than the P9 which explains the slight difference in capabilities).Both the iPhone 6s and Huawei P9 have the options to shoot 4K video.Huawei comes out on top in terms of the options and settings, as well as having a dual 12-megapixel camera and 8-megapixel front facing camera compared to the 5-megapixel to the 6s.
Arguably the most important feature of any smartphone is the battery life. The iPhone 6s has a talk time of around 14 hours, thanks to its lithium-ion battery, while the P9, with its 3000 mAh battery, manages closer to 16 hours, depending on your usage.
Wifi / LTE Capabilities
Both the iPhone 6s and Huawei supports 4G LTE, with a wide range of coverage and bands. They also have advanced WiFi connection capabilities.
Overall, it is hard to fault either and proves to be more a matter of preference towards Android, or iOs and the compatibility each offers. The Huawei P9 is one of the most formidable offerings on the market yet to take on Apple. It is certain that if momentum is kept up, their assertions to dethrone Apple may very well happen, and sooner than most think.