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.