Intro

There has been much anticipation for what Huawei will bring to the table this year with their P-series of smartphones. Many eyes are on the Huawei P10 – so how does it perform? Let’s find out.

Unboxing

We’ve done an unboxing and first look of the Huawei P10 not too long ago – which you can check it out here. In terms of its unboxing experience, I can say that it’s indeed something refreshing.

Unboxing & First Look – Huawei P10!

Opening up the entire box and digging everything out reveals a rather interesting slew of accessories. An included hard shell case, documentations, a pair of earphones, a Huawei Super Charger with 5V-rated USB-C cable, and a SIM ejector tool.

The Huawei P10 doesn’t vary much in geometry compared to its predecessors. However, the biggest difference comes from its materials and color options.

Huawei P10

For some reason, Huawei decided to move the fingerprint sensor to the front this time around. No idea why – but it just doesn’t feel good at all. I mean, ergonomically speaking, it’s somewhat my second choice in the list, but this is purely a sensor, so no shortcut buttons there. There’s no options to set gestures, too.

Huawei P10

To add salt to injury, the Huawei P10’s bezels at the top and bottom are obnoxiously huge. There is an option to not use on-screen buttons, and navigation is done by swiping left or right towards the fingerprint sensor. It works – but not really reliable, and very slow.

Huawei P10

Huawei could’ve taken the fingerprint sensor and placed it at the back, then include a true front-facing stereo speaker instead. That would definitely win hearts of many.

One thing I do like is the red accented and textured power button. That really gives off a satisfying feel while touched, and an even more satisfying tactile click when pressed.

Huawei P10
The red is subtle, but you can definitely see it.