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Back in the days during my review of the Huawei P10, I was rocking an Honor 8 as my daily driver. I was content with that little smartphone – top-of-the-line hardware with a 5.1-inch 1080p screen. There’s just something about getting such hardware in a small little form factor that intrigues me.
I mean, there are people who like tinier smartphones out there – so why is 5.5-inch the standard for smartphones nowadays – be it flagship or not? To be honest, I’m not sure, but I’m glad that the Huawei P10 has a screen that is smaller than 5.5-inch.
With its hard core specs – HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset with an octa-core processor that are both made with 14nm FinFET technology (click here to learn why it matters), that means the Huawei P10 can keep a relatively low temperature with its fantastic efficiency while maintaining great performance.
But just how exactly does it do it?
Glad you asked. One paper, the Huawei P10 has a pretty great ecosystem going on. HiSilicon Kirin chipset is designed in-house (HiSilicon owned by Huawei) and with in-house software like Huawei’s EMUI, tight optimizations can be done within the ecosystem of products and services they offer. Take for example the Huawei’s Machine Learning Algorithm that we took a look here. It can only be done when everything is designed in-house.
A better way to understand this is by looking at Apple and how they consistently have brand new ground-breaking features that are only available for Apple users. Macs and iOS users know this, and that’s why they’re always going back to Macs, iPhones, and iPads though the price is insane. They know Apple has tight integration and their trademark Apple design (both software, hardware, general aesthetics and build quality) will be propagated across all their products.
Until the iPhone 5S, Apple has been reluctant to release a larger-than-5-inches smartphone. A year after the release of that, Apple knows that need to offer larger phone screens – hence the iPhone 6S. However, they still maintained the 4.7-inch smartphone in the market.
Huawei knows that there are people who want a smaller smartphone too, and hence the P10 and P10 Plus – a 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch variant of the same smartphone with the exact same core hardware, other than the camera, battery, and screen.
Speaking of its camera, the Huawei P10 is the one and only smartphone that offers stereoscopic dual-camera system in the market today. You can learn more about what’s the difference between Huawei’s stereoscopic dual-camera system and other competitors’ dual-camera systems here.
Huawei is definitely stepping up their game too, as they offer unique colors like the Dazzling Blue and Greenery that I love so much.