Photos taken from my Huawei P9

I am so happy. I won a Huawei P 9 from “Nuffnang’s #ChangeTheWayYouSee by Huawei P9” contest . The Huawei P9 dual lens will surely change the way you see mobile photography. I am sharing a few photos taken by my Huawei P9. I am not an expert photographer so I just take photos as I please. These photos are not edited or does it use filter.

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Huawei co-designed the dual-lens cameras with the help of Leica and the result is awesome photos.

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Look at the two lenses. Sure they may look the same, but each have their own function. One shoots in RGB which produce a color image, while the other lens takes photos in monochrome . Huawei’s software combines the two lens together to create a single, high-quality image. The “monochrome lens brings out the detail, and lets in 200 percent more light than the RGB lens, which takes care of the colors.”

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My favorite is the bokeh mode. The bokeh effect are parts of the photo that are artistically blurred out . You will find the bokeh mode by opening the camera app. Look at the second icon on the top left. Tap the icon to activate the bokeh mode. Just position the subject close to the lens . Less than two meters is recommended . All you do is tap to focus, and then take the photo.

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You can read more bokeh effect tips here.

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Here are more photos using the bokeh mode.

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The bokeh mode  works only in the photo mode.

Now look at my selfie. The selfie mode takes decent photos at an 8-megapixel front camera with an f/2.4 aperture.

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Monochrome is just as good.

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I also took photos in normal standard mode.

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There are so many ways to use the Huawei P9 dual lens. There is settings for pro users.  Huawei’s Pro mode allows you to have complete control over the camera’s main functions. I am just showing only a fraction of what you can do.  Here is a great site on how to use Huawei P9’s superb dual-lens camera.

First impressions and Unboxing the dual camera Huawei P9 Plus

The Huawei P9 launch on June 2 in the Philippines was spectacular and entertaining. It was fun night where the audience were told to participate in the creative use of #OO in instagram in order to win a Huawei P9. I had a lot of instagram photos where #OO was represented. To my delight, I was one of two winners of the Huawei P9 Plus. I think this was my winning instagram photo. Pretty neat huh?

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Today , I finally got hold of my Huawei P9 Plus in Haze Gold. I could not contain my excitement.  At the launch, it was revealed that Huawei P9 is the first smartphone co-engineered with the global iconic brand, Leica Camera AG. The P9’s dual-lens camera takes smartphone photography to the next level, allowing people to capture both in vivid colors and in striking black and white images. With P9, users can now capture images using a smartphone with a bokeh setting – a Leica signature. But first, let me show you what is inside this simple square box. Gosh, unboxing is always fun.

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The P9 plus is covered in plastic.

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The plastic served as a guide to the various buttons on the phone.

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There are three smaller boxes in the box. I was happy there was a plastic case to protect my new Huawei P9 plus. A user guide is included as well as the pin to open the sim case.

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I attached the protective case and turned on the phone.

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The second box contained the plug.

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The third box contains the earphones and the cord.

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This is it!
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The first thing I noticed is its size and beautiful finish. At first , I wasn’t used to its length as it is  just as long as my small palms.

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After I unboxed my P9 plus, I went to Greenhills to buy a tempered glass protection.

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The Huawei P9 Plus has a metal, unibody design. It feels solid and looks so beautiful on my hands.

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Comparing it with my OPPO F1 plus , the Huawei P9 plus is bigger and heavier. Both have 5.5 display size.

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The Huawei P9 plus is also thicker than the Oppo f1 plus.

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Before the Huawei P9 plus, I set my  iPhone 6 as the primary phone.

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You can also see the fingerprint scanner and Huawei logo at the back as well as the dual camera .   You can choose between three film modes: Standard, Vivid Colors and Smooth Colors, depending on your personal preferences. By selecting the monochrome mode, P9 users can use their devices as a true monochrome camera to capture powerful and evocative black and white images of superior quality.

huawei p9 plus dual cameraBoth use dual 12MP rear cameras with OIS and laser focus. The front camera is an  8MP setup which is great for selfies I didn’t have the chance to take photos outdoors so my sample photos are all taken indoor inside the Eastwood mall. I love the vivid colors. Take a look at some of my initial shots.  You can see the original size without any editing. The camera is responsive without the lag that I notice with the Android phones. It is almost as responsive as my iPhone 6.

Dual lens camera. Colored. Click for actual size
Dual lens camera. Colored. Click for actual size
Monochrome shot. Click photo to enlarge
Monochrome shot. Click photo to enlarge
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Monochrome. Click photo to enlarge
Monochrome. Click photo to enlarge

I will post other photos when I travel to Singapore with my family this weekend. I will also have to study  how to use the Huawei P9 plus dual lens camera and its other nifty features like the popular bokeh effect  and the pro mode. Here is a sample bokeh photo:

 

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I will continue to test my brand new Huawei P9 Plus and keep you updated .

 

Other plus features:

  1.  HiSilicon Kirin 855 octo-core chipset with 4GB of RAM
  2. 64GB of internal storage, with 128 GB additional  microSD storage
  3. The battery capacity is at 3400mAh
  4. Fast charging times via the USB Type-C on the bottom.
  5. Stereo speakers on the front
  6. Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with EMUI 4.1 layered over the top. EMUI is Huawei’s Emotion User Interface.
  7. The P9 Plus is one of the first Android devices to have a pressure sensitive screen, which Huawei calls Press touch

 

Overall impression: it’s a beautiful, solid phone with a responsive camera that delivers.

Avail 20% discount on the Huawei P9 on June 11 when you trade in an old camera

Promo update (June 8, 2016) : Consumers just need to trade-in any functioning or non-functioning film or digital camera on June 11-12, 2016 starting at 11:00am

Huawei P9 Trade-in Promo (2)

Do you have an old camera at home that is just gathering dust? Perhaps a digicam? A very old SLR? Huawei offers a two-day trade-in promotion for consumers to upgrade your old cameras for a Huawei P9 on June 11-12. This offer is only valid for the first 100 buyers of each phone model within the promo duration. Each user can only avail of one unit applied for.

 

Huawei P9 Trade-in Promo

You can trade-in any functioning or non-functioning film or digital camera on June 11-12, 2016 starting at 11:00am at the flagship store of Huawei in SM Mall of Asia. Get a chance to avail of a 20% discount when purchasing the Huawei P9 (SRP P23,990) and P9 Plus (SRP P29,990). Each transaction will also come with free Gouache Bag, a VIP card, and 13,000 mAh Powerbank too.

huawei p9 price in the philippines

The Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus will be available in Huawei concept stores and distributors nationwide starting June 15, 2016 at P23,990 and P29,990 respectively. The P9 Lite will also be available at P12,490. The Philippines will carry the Huawei P9 in colors of Prestige Gold, Titanium Grey, and Mystic Silver, while the P9 Plus will be available in Haze Gold and Titanium Grey.  You can also avail of these through different Globe and Smart Postpaid plans nationwide.

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Reinventing Smartphone Photography

Well, I just had to get that out of the way before I discuss the unique features of the Huawei P9.  Most of us use our cellphones to take photos instead of our digital camera or the heavy DSLR.  At the launch yesterday, it was revealed that Huawei P9 is the first smartphone co-engineered with the global iconic brand, Leica Camera AG. The P9’s dual-lens camera takes smartphone photography to the next level, allowing people to capture both in vivid colors and in striking black and white images. With P9, users can now capture images using a smartphone with a bokeh setting – a Leica signature.

 

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The RGB camera on the P9 specializes in capturing color, while the monochrome camera is outstanding at acquiring picture detail. The two rear cameras of the P9 work together to enable users to create images of superior detail, depth and color. The P9 also excels in low-light conditions, as the dual-camera design guarantees more light and detail can be captured.

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Here are sample shots by David Guttenfelder taken in Mexico (click to enlarge. It will lead you to a page. Click once again to get full sized photo)

More samples from Mary McCartney . Photos were taken in London. (click to enlarge. It will lead you to a page. Click once again to get full sized photo)

You can choose between three film modes: Standard, Vivid Colors and Smooth Colors, depending on your personal preferences. By selecting the monochrome mode, P9 users can use their devices as a true monochrome camera to capture powerful and evocative black and white images of superior quality.

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The wide-aperture photography feature on the P9 allows you to experiment with innovative visual effects to create unique images and content. The P9 makes it easy to adjust the camera aperture to create bokeh and other depth-of-field effects, while keeping the main object in sharp focus. I took a video of my friend using this feature

I am really excited to use the Huawei P9 plus which I won in the instagram contest during the launch. I will discuss more on my initial impressions once I get hold of my unit. Meantime here are the specs

Here are the specs:

P9 P9 Plus
Size Height: 145mm; Width: 70.9mm;

Depth: 6.95mm; Weight: 144g

Height: 152.3mm; Width: 75.3mm;

Depth: 6.98mm; Weight: 162g

Display 5.2” FHD, 2.5D glass 5.5” FHD, 2.5D glass
CPU Huawei Kirin 955  (64-bit),

Octa-core (4 x 2.5 GHz A72+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53)

Huawei Kirin 955  (64-bit),

Octa-core (4 x 2.5 GHz A72+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53)

Operating System AndroidTM 6.0 AndroidTM 6.0
Emotion UI EMUI 4.1 EMUI 4.1
Memory 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM

 

64GB ROM, 4GB RAM
Camera Rear: Dual 12MP (Monochrome & RGB)

Front: 8MP

Rear: Dual 12MP (Monochrome & RGB)

Front: 8MP AF

Battery 3,000 mAh 3,400 mAh

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Huawei e-Waste disposal in cooperation with Globe Telecom’s Project One

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Do you ever wonder what to do with your old cellphones? I am guilty of just throwing it away.  Did you know that old cell phones and their batteries have toxic components such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury? There are also plastic parts which usually have brominated flame retardant and are toxic when released to the environment.  If thrown improperly, these can pollute our environment and harm our health.  I am glad to see companies taking a proactive role in helping dispose of electronic waste (e-waste) properly.  Huawei and Globe Telecom recently signed an agreement  so that the former can dispose its e-waste properly; comply with Huawei sustainability goals and increase the awareness and encourage participation of their employees.

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Project 1 Phone of Globe is a mobile recycling program by Globe that is focused on recovering and recycling e-waste specifically from mobile phones and portable electronic devices such as tablets. It aims not just to promote proper disposal but also educate people about the potential harm that cellphones have in our environment.

Huawei , on their part enjoins all their employees to participate in this program.  The process involves two phases. The first phase includes Internal Huawei promotion such as company e-waste and employee e-waste. The Second phase covers all Huawei Concept stores to secure approval from Device business.  There will be receptacle bins for e-waste collection in all offices near the reception. Such e-wastes include any defective chargers, any defective power plugs, any defective PC components (keyboard, LCD screen, mouse), any defective batteries or any defective electronic equipment.

By recycling, precious metals and plastics are recovered for re-manufacture. With this, less energy is used than mining virgin metals. We also use less landfill.

So what happens to the old units?

All collected cell phone units and accessories will be turned over to TES-AMM Philippines for proper recycling and recovery. No phones or accessories collected with be refurbished for re-sale or disassembled for reusable parts.

TES_AMM recycling process

What I like most about this program is that proceeds will go to classroom construction in Aklan where Globe is a development sponsor.

Huawei Launched Connected City Lighting Solution, Saving Municipal Lighting Energy by 80%

uawei and Enika Smart Light a.s.(ESL) launched the Connected City Lighting Solution
Huawei and Enika Smart Light a.s.(ESL) launched the Connected City Lighting Solution

Huawei debuted its Connected City Lighting Solution during CeBIT 2016 in Hannover, Germany. This is the industry’s first Internet of Things (IoT) lighting solution with multi-level intelligent control. his innovation will be of great help to cities all-over the world . The idea of a Huawei Connected City Lighting Solution is connecting street lamps to the IoT and adopts a GIS-based management system, enabling cities to enhance the control and performance of every street lamp. The solution provides municipal managers with status information on each lamp, in every street and enables precise control of on-off switches and brightness of individual street lamps, allowing on-demand lighting and a reduction in energy consumption by up to 80%.

Approximately 304 million street lamps exist around the world, and this is expected to reach 352 million by 2025. While street lamps bring convenience to people’s lives, they also consume a vast amount of energy and increase management costs for municipalities. London has approximately 35,000 street lamps, resulting in an estimated total power consumption of 56,000,000 kWh per annual, together with inspection costs and maintenance fees, the street lamps significantly impact municipal expenses. Huawei Connected City Lighting Solution is designed to address these issues.

  • Integrated Smart Lighting Policies to Ensure High Energy Efficiency
  • Visible Management and Online Inspection to Prevent Failures
  • Multi-level Smart Control for Enhanced Protection and Reliability
  • All-layer Openness to Build a Smart City

Huawei Connected City Lighting Solution is another powerful application of Huawei Agile IoT Solution, and an important advancement towards a truly Smart City.