After launching the phones earlier this month, Huawei has today released the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus in Australia today.
Huawei has partnered with Optus, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone for the launch of the P10 with the Black model available at all three carriers, while the Blue is exclusive to Optus and Vodafone gets the exclusive on the Gold colour option. While you can get the P10 on a range of plans from all three carriers, you can also purchase the phone outright for just $899 – a bargain for a phone with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage.
The larger P10 Plus is heading to retail channels only in the Graphite Black colour option for $1,099 from Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi, with the possibility of being available at some other retailers as well.
There’s a similarities between the P10 and P10 Plus, with both devices utilising the HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC but when it comes to RAM and storage there’s differences. The P10 clocks in with 4GB of RAM and has 64GB of storage, while the P10 Plus gets 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The P10 uses a 5″ FullHD (1080P resolution) display, while the P10 Plus jumps up to a larger 5.5″ QHD (2560×1440) resolution display. Obviously the P10 Plus with its larger form factor packs in more battery, with a 3,750mAh battery it’s 500mAh larger than the 3,200mAH battery in the P10.
Both devices come with the same dual 20 MP + 12 MP camera sensor setup that includes Leica optics, phase detection and laser autofocus and a dual-LED flash, there is one difference between the two. The P10 Plus has a slightly better lens on it, with an f/1.9 aperture compared to the f/2.2 aperture on the P10 – this should make a difference in low-light shots and we’ll be testing this out.
Want a spec comparison? We’ve got you:
|Huawei P10||Huawei P10 Plus||Release date||March 2017||March 2017||Screen size||5.1-inch||5.5-inch||Screen technology||IPS LCD||—||Resolution||1,920 x 1,080||2,560 x 1,440||PPI||431||—||Rear camera||20MP mono + 12MP RGB||20MP mono + 12MP RGB||Front camera||8MP||—||Chipset||Kirin 960||Kirin 960||Core config||Ram||4GB||6GB||Storage||64GB||128GB||MicroSD||Yes, up to 256GB||Yes, up to 256GB||Battery||3,200 mAh||3,750 mAh||Battery removable||—||—||Connector||USB C||USB C||Headphone Port||Yes||Yes||Headphone Location||Bottom||Bottom||Speaker Configuration||Bottom||Bottom||NFC||Yes||Yes||Android OS||Android 7.0||Android 7.0||Vendor skin||EMUI 5.1||EMUI 5.1||Dimensions||145.3 x 69.3 x 7 mm||—||Weight||145g||—||Colours|
If you want to read Chris’ thoughts on the P10 you can read his review of the P10 right here. If you’ve been waiting for the P10 or P10 Plus to arrive in Australia today is the day. So, the big question is: Are you getting one?