Whenever we think of Huawei we picture a series of budget phone, but the trend has changed with Huawei P9. This is not a budget phone and it is sold at a price around Rs 40000 and Oneplus 3 is offered at Rs 27,999. The two phones are sold at a high budget, which implies that it is packed with features. From a visual point of view, it is difficult to pick between the Huawei P9 and Oneplus 3 and in order to get a better understanding of which one to pick, let us compare the two phones.
Design and display:
Huawei P9 looks attractive at first sight, and it has an impressive 5.2-inch screen with 1080p display. This is a slender phone and it is slimmer than even iPhone 6S, the front view of the phone is glossy and when you turn it over, you will notice a fine metal finish and there is a glass band, on top of which there are a couple of camera lenses. Customers can know if there are any notifications, you will notice a small red, green or white light that blinks from top of screen. There is a fingerprint scanner on the rear and the P9 looks good from any angle.
One Plus 3 has a professional build, and it is covered in a glossy hard aluminum casing, and the phone is enclosed in a unibody metal casing. Sources say the phone has a praiseworthy design and it is among the best looking phones engineered by OnePlus. The visual effect of the front is good and this is a robust phone covered in a strong Corning Gorilla Glass 4. There are curves at the corners of screen and it protects the phone from any kind of damage even scratches.
OnePlus 3 is engineered with a splendid 5.5-inch display with a resolution power of 1080×1920 pixels. OnePlus has engineered the phone with a polarizing cover that offers good visibility under bright sunlight. The viewing experience is good and this is a good phone to enjoy pleasurable gaming and YouTube moments.
Huawei P9 has a dual lens camera, and the picture quality is said to be exemplary, on every lens there is an admirable 12MP sensor that captures every minute detail of an image perfectly even under extremely dim light conditions. There are two lenses, indicating greater picture capture and quality. Users can capture images in manual mode, and here the quality of image is super sharp under a series of varied light conditions.
OnePlus 3 is built with an 8MP front camera and 16MP rear camera engineered with an advanced Sony IMX 298 sensor technology. The back camera shoots good videos that can extend to a maximum resolution of 4K, and it can shoot slow motion stills as well at 120fps, and the front camera can capture videos to a maximum resolution of 1080p at 30fps. The rear camera has RAW image format support, phase detection auto-focus and optical image stabilization features. The other features to take note of is panorama, manual, video, slow motion and time lapse.
Huawei P9 is engineered with Android 6.0 operating system, and according to sources, the efficiency of the operating system is not excellent. Users with first-hand experience with the phone felt there was a lot of lag when shifting from one app to another, and there are no fast shortcut methods and there are few notifications that are visible, but the visibility is not very good. The software is good, but not very effective, particularly for the price it is offered at.
OnePlus 3 is engineered with an innovative OxygenOS 3.1.1 software and this is designed based on a robust Android 6.0.1 OxygenOS software and it has a function that is incredibly similar to Android Marshmallow. The operating system is efficient, and there is a revamped app permissions system, and when the phone is Doze or Tap mode, the OxygenOS enables users to unlock bootloader and root devise or insert new firmware. There is a Shelf feature and users can access this by swiping right, and here you will get information on contacts, widgets, used apps and weather.
The performance capacity of P9 is good, and it runs on eight-core processor and 3GB RAM, and this is an efficient phone that can handle many apps, without frequent occurrences of slow down or lag. Users can download as many apps they want, and even when you use for long periods, it does not heat up that easily.
OnePlus 3 is powered with a versatile Snapdragon 820 processor and it allows efficient performance. Users can enjoy a good experience with the phone with regard to capturing images, downloading apps, listening to music and so on. The 6GB RAM enables wide storage area and good performance, and users with first-hand experience of the phone were satisfied with OnePlus 3 and did not experience any kind of overheating.
Battery and storage:
Huawei P9 is powered with a robust 3000mAh charge that is excellent and it implies that the phone can be used for a whole day without any hassle of fast battery drainage. The phone is offered with 32GB or 64GB internal storage that can expand to 128GB with the aid of microSD card.
OnePlus 3 functions on an efficient 3000mAh battery and it is offered with a 20W Dash charger that facilitates super quick charging technology. The phone charges quickly and 60% charge can be acquired in only thirty minutes. The internal storage capacity of the phone is 64GB.
Huawei P9 and OnePlus 3 are equally good phones with regard to design, but for good viewing experience OnePlus 3 is a better phone, it has a better display. OnePlus3 has better camera features and software. Huawei P9 is a better phone for better storage capacity, and now since OnePlus3 offers good features for the price offered, it is a better phone to choose from.
Huawei and OnePlus has ventured into the mid-segment phone market with P9 and OnePlus3 and both these phones are packed with good features.