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Informr score
The Huawei P10 Plus currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 16 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Fast everyday performance
  • Sharp, colorful display
  • Dual-camera produces detailed images
  • Good low-light camera performance

What's bad

  • No oleophobic coating leads to grimy screen
  • Game play not as smooth and fast as expected
  • Lower contrast display

Huawei has come a long way in terms of name recognition and quality. As of 2017, they're the third-largest smartphone maker on the planet. With the P10 Plus, Huawei shows why they have earned that spot. Still, is it enough to entice users to make the switch from more popular brands?

Let’s see what reviewers have to say.

Design-wise, the P10 Plus takes inspiration from the iPhone 7. It has the same matte finish, curved sides and flat back.

Reviewers aren’t complaining though. While it skews a bit large, they note that the smooth edges, light weight and overall slender proportions make it comfortable to hold and use one-handed.

Reviewers enjoyed a new design addition: the serrated power button. They said the texture made it easier for them to press the correct button without looking at the phone.

The reason for the P10 Plus’s large size is the 5.5-inch 1440-by-2560 LCD screen. Critics noted its sharpness and also add the pixel density of 540ppi. They were very impressed with its color reproduction and its overall brightness. Most had no problems using the phone under bright sunlight.

Unfortunately, they discovered the screen fell flat in terms of contrast. Blacks never achieved the inky blackness offered by other flagship phones.

It lacks an oleophobic coating—something most flagship phones offer today. Instead, you'll find a removable plastic screen protector. Once critics removed it, the screen gathered grime after only a few minutes.

Performance is where the P10 Plus excels. It comes equipped with a 2.4GHz octa-core chip and 6GB of RAM. Both in benchmark and every day tests, the P10 Plus performed admirably.

Reviewers noticed no slowdowns or stutters when opening apps. Multitasking was a breeze. They did, however, have issues when it came to graphics. Despite the strong processor and large amount of RAM, graphics intensive games were not as smooth or fast as they expected.

Due to the powerful processor and qHD display, the P10 Plus comes equipped with a large 3,750mAh battery. Most reviewers could get through a full day of moderate use on a single charge. With heavier usage, they recommend carrying around a charger.

The biggest draw of the P10 Plus is its main camera. On the back of the phone, you'll find a dual-camera layout with a 12MP color sensor and 20MP monochrome version.

Why two cameras? The monochrome sensor captures better detail and light. The color sensor focuses on accurate color reproduction.

While this is the same layout as the smaller P10, the P10 Plus comes with a wider aperture (f/1.8), which allows in more light.

When put to the test, the detail captured by the camera—even in low light settings—wowed reviewers. Their daylight shots were also crisp with excellent color reproduction. With little-to-no shutter lag and optical image stabilization, they could capture more usable pictures in almost every setting.

Despite its high price tag, reviewers recommend the P10 Plus, especially over the smaller P10. Pocket Lint states, “… it’s one of the best looking Huawei devices to date… the battery life is great, the dual cameras are capable, there’s loads of power and storage on board…” Trusted Reviews adds, “It’s fast, looks attractive and has an excellent sized display.”

Operating system
2.4 GHz
Screen Size
20+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


P10 Plus has many similarities with the classic P10, while their most significant difference lies in the dimensions. The display is now 5.5″ which will appeal to the users looking for bigger working space. What’s more, the resolution is also increased, so if you insist on the really high...

- LaptopMedia Team, LaptopMedia

The P10 Plus is two steps forward and one step back for Huawei, it must be said. You’ve got a phone that delivers flagship-level camera quality, brisk performance and sturdy build quality. But you’ve also got a new take on user navigation that just doesn’t work and an unimpressive...

- Hadlee Simons, Gearburn
Mobile Syrup

If you're a budget-minded Android user looking for a premium phone with a great camera, this handset is for you. If battery and a powerhouse chipset are your main concern, I’d look elsewhere.

- Rose Behar, Mobile Syrup

The Huawei P10 Plus is a totally decent phone: it's got brisk performance, a camera that's more flexible than most, and a big, high-res screen. But at the same time, it's also a phone that's really difficult to feel very passionately for.

- Stephen S., PhoneArena

Offers a premium product, with high quality build, slim feel and significantly improved software over previous models. Huawei's modifications to Android aren't all perfect, but mostly, they're improvements. I have no hestitation recommending this phone to just about anyone.

- Scott Plowman, Ausdroid

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Common Questions

Huawei released the P10 Plus on March 28, 2017.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Huawei P10 Plus user manual here.

Huawei backs up the P10 Plus with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your P10 Plus has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Huawei P10 Plus's screen size is 5.5 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

2.4 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa core 2.4 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat (Update Available: 8.0 Oreo) operating system (OS).

20+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 20+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3750 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 1225 minutes, 641 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

P10 Plus Specs

Release date March 28, 2017
Regions available Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat (Update Available: 8.0 Oreo)

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa core 2.4 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.44 W/kg
Body: 0.53 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3750 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 747 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 641 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1225 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Ceramic White, Dazzling Blue, Dazzling Gold, Graphite Black, Mystic Silver, Rose Gold, Greenery
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.3 x 7.4 x 0.7 cm (6 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 165 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density 540 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
ƒ/ 2.2
20+ megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera)
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
8+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, Real Audio, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, ASF, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Huawei VKY-L29

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