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Should You Buy The P10 Or P10 Plus?

Huawei P10 Plus

Which one is for you?

By now you’ve already seen our reviews for the Huawei P10 and the P10 Plus. If you’re looking for a premium dual-camera experience, you’re probably thinking of getting the Chinese company’s newest flagship dual camera. But the burning question is which one of the two P10’s should you get?

It’s a difficult question to answer, considering that there’s a pretty hefty price gap between the two phones. The P10 is priced at php 28,990, while the P10 Plus is priced at Php 36,990. That’s an Php 8,000 difference in price, and honestly most of you are probably scratching your head thinking what you’re getting (or giving up) if you go cheap or go top-end.

Huawei P10

Well, if you have a P9 or a P9 Plus, it doesn’t make sense to upgrade to the P10. Image quality from the P10 hasn’t drastically changed from the previous generation – ditto for performance. The P10 only makes sense as an upgrade if you’re coming from a mid-range or entry-level phone and want the performance of Huawei’s Mate 9 in a far handier package.

Things are trickier when it comes to the P10 Plus. While the P10 Plus is the most expensive Huawei phone to be offered in the Philippines to date, it has the specs to back it up. While it doesn’t have the dazzling bezel-less display that Samsung’s S8 has or the skinny bezels of the LG G6, it has the best RAM and storage options of the three phones – 6GB and 128GB, respectively. It also has the better display and more importantly, dual-camera performance of Huawei’s two flagships.

Low-light photo taken with the P10 Plus

If you’re coming from the P9 (or even the P9 Plus) then the upgrade to the P10 Plus makes more sense. With a better camera aperture for low-light, the P10 Plus is a big step up from Huawei’s previous flagship.

If neither phone is in your price range but you still want to get a premium dual-camera experience, you might want to just go with last year’s flagship, the P9 and P9 Plus. Huawei isn’t discontinuing these new models just yet, and you can expect the company to reduce the price of these two phones to clear inventory for the P10 and P10 Plus.

Read our reviews of the current flagships in the Philippines:

Huawei P10 Plus: The Upgrade You Deserve

Huawei P10 Review: Iterative Evolution

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: Comeback Kid

One Week with the LG G6 in the Philippines

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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