Pic­ture-per­fect smart­phone

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Sam­ple pic­tures taken with Huawei P10. clearer and more vivid colours in the fore­ground, while the back­ground re­mains el­e­gantly blurred.

The nat­u­ral bokeh ef­fect is avail­able in RGB and monochrome modes, and can be re­fo­cused after the im­age is taken.


If you have some knowl­edge about photography, you can re­ally take ad­van­tage of its cam­era ca­pa­bil­ity.

Al­though you can just opt for the auto mode, the cam­era has many cus­tomis­able func­tions, just like a dSLR, for you to get cre­ative with your shots.

On the top left of the screen, in cam­era mode, you will see an aper­ture sym­bol which al­lows you to con­trol the aper­ture of the lens, based on your lik­ing.

Al­though the back cam­era has a max­i­mum aper­ture of F2.2, you can dig­i­tally go up to 0.95, which will give you the ul­ti­mate bokeh.

The Huawei P10

Still in cam­era mode, if you swipe the screen up­wards from be­low just above the shut­ter icon, you’ll go into the man­ual mode, to give you to­tal con­trol of the cam­era’s shoot­ing func­tions, such as ISO, shut­ter speed, ex­po­sure, auto-fo­cus and white bal­ance.

And if you swipe the screen to the left, you have more func­tions to play with, such as monochrome, HDR, panorama, night shot, light paint­ing, time lapse, slow-mo and wa­ter­mark.

These are all fea­tures that you would find in a full-fledge dSLR or mir­ror­less cam­eras.

Be­sides that, the Le­ica front cam­era in­cludes a new F/1.9 aper­ture and an all­new sen­sor that can cap­ture more light.

The Por­trait fea­tures are also avail­able with the eight-megapixel front cam­era for self­ies.

The cam­era can au­to­mat­i­cally de­tects whether a user is tak­ing a selfie or an adap­tive selfie with mul­ti­ple peo­ple. If the de­vice de­tects an adap­tive selfie, it switches to wide-an­gle mode.


After test­ing the phone cam­era, I can say the Huawei P10 has very re­li­able cam­eras, both back and front.

The cam­era locks onto sub­jects eas­ily and pro­duces beau­ti­ful re­sults, even in low­light con­di­tions.

The bokeh ef­fect is smooth and is on par, if not bet­ter, than a dSLR.


The P10 takes smart­phone ef­fi­ciency and cus­tomi­sa­tion a step fur­ther, thanks to the pow­er­ful Kirin 960 pro­ces­sor and the all­new EMUI 5.1.

Kirin 960 is Huawei’s lat­est high-per­for­mance SoC chipset. The CPU de­liv­ers the best mul­ti­core per­for­mance among all SoCs, and the GPU boasts a 180 per cent im­prove­ment in per­for­mance as well as a 40 per cent in­crease in power ef­fi­ciency.

Build­ing on the rev­o­lu­tion­ary EMUI 5.0, EMUI 5.1 goes a step fur­ther with UX im­prove­ments, per­for­mance op­ti­mi­sa­tion and sev­eral new fea­tures.

Specif­i­cally, the ma­chine learn­ing al­go­rithm learns users’ be­hav­iours and can an­tic­i­pate app usage to in­tel­li­gently al­lo­cate and re­cy­cle sys­tem re­sources.

With 3,200 and 3,750 mAh bat­ter­ies, the P10 sup­ports Huawei Su­perCharge tech­nol­ogy.

You’ll be sur­prised at how fast the phone recharges.

The low-volt­age, low-tem­per­a­ture fastcharg­ing solution comes with a su­per safe 5-gate pro­tec­tion mech­a­nism, which of­fers real-time volt­age, cur­rent and tem­per­a­ture mon­i­tor­ing to make charg­ing not only fast but safe.


At RM2,499, the phone is in the up­per medium range cat­e­gory. With nice de­sign, use­ful specs and great cam­era func­tions, it is money well-spent.

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