T3’ S EARLY VERDICT
THE P10 LOOKS IMPRESSIVE, BUT CAN IT MATCH THE BIG NAMES?
The P10’s fingerprint scanner is something to behold – not only is it seamlessly integrated within the design, it also features quick navigation, enabling you to use finger gestures to control the interface. You can slide your finger right to show recent apps, or left to go back.
Let’s be fair, the P10 looks pretty stunning, but it’s been designed with practicality in mind, too. Take the recessed power button, for instance, which prevents it being accidentally pressed when you’re in the middle of something. It’s a simple thing, but it’ll make a big difference in everyday life.
Compared to the competition, the P10’s screen is a little middling. Sure, it still looks good, but with the majority moving beyond Full HD, and others – Sony, that is – pushing the mobile boundaries with a 4K HDR screen on its latest model, you can’t help but feel a little disappointed by its display tech.
The P10 Plus contains the Kirin 960 – the same chipset that appears in the P10, and the Huawei Mate 9. It would have been nice to see something new in its latest flagship, though you do get 4GB of RAM on the P10 and 6GB of RAM on the P10 Plus. Performance is certainly swift, if not spectacular.