Huawei P10 Plus Unboxing and First Impressions

The Huawei P10 Plus is the bigger brother to the P10 that we checked out previously. First announced in Mobile World Congress 2017 along with the P10 and P10 Lite, it was also available in our markets shortly after. In Malaysia, the Huawei P10 Plus is priced at RM3099.


Like the regular P10, the design of the P10 Plus is just as unique and different from other devices. The top cover is the same cool-looking split-opening, and with built-in magnets, both sides can be held together when closed. The entire packaging is in a classy looking white with silver printed words. The phone is presented on top when both covers are opened, and the box below contains the usual documentations, a SIM tray removal tool and a hard case. The rest of the box contains the earphones, USB-C cable and USB wall adapter.

First Impressions

The design of the Huawei P10 Plus is basically identical to the regular Huawei P10, but just at a larger form factor. With its more minimalistic design, it looks classier when compared to its predecessor, the P9 Plus. Like the P10, it follows Huawei’s latest design language. Choice of materials is premium too with front glass and metal back.

The front is dominated by a 5.5-inch IPS-NEO display under the premium 2.5-D design glass and a screen protector. It has a resolution of 1440 X 2560 (Quad HD), which works out to pixel density of a gorgeous 540 pixels-per-inch. Although there is a fingerprint reader at the bottom which can also be used for Android navigation, it also provides the option to use on-screen controls. On the top is where the front-facing 8-megapixel camera lives along with an earpiece, couple of sensors and an LED notification light.

The SIM tray is located on the left where it houses 2 slots – a primary nano-SIM slot and a secondary nano-SIM or microSD slot for storage expansion. The volume and power buttons are located on the right, and like on the P10, the power button has red coloured chamfered edges and textured surface. The 3.5-mm headphone jack, a USB-C port, a microphone and the loudspeaker is located at the bottom. The Huawei P10 Plus does feature stereo speakers where both the earpiece and the loudspeaker both works together to create a stereo sound effect.

The back of the P10 Plus looks identical to the P10, where some design elements are borrowed from its predecessor. The dual-lens setup continues on the P10 plus, featuring a combination of 12-megapixel RGB sensor and a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor. The dual-tone LED flash, as usual, lives in the middle, with the Leica branding on the right. Like the little brother P10, the antenna lines run across the top and bottom of the rear of the device, which gives it a hidden and clean look. Our Graphite Black model seems to be picking up huge amount of finger grease on the metal body.


Whatever’s underneath the Huawei P10 Plus is almost the same as the Huawei P10, including a in-house developed HiSilicone Kirin 960 octa-core processor, with its primary cores able to peak at 2.4GHz. While there are a couple of different RAM and capacity configuration offered, our market did get the better 6GB RAM configuration, paired with 128GB of internal storage, while still being able to take microSD cards up to 256GB as storage expansion. Android 7.0 Nougat came right out of the box with Huawei’s EMUI 5.0 interface. The trade-off? We only get 2 colours out of the available 7 colours – Black and Gold.

Stay tuned to for upcoming full review!