Apple iPhone 7 Plus Vs Huawei P9, Dual Camera Battle!

The dual camera trend that started five years ago has become the new battlefield for smartphones.  The innovation is gaining pace as some of the biggest smartphone names are adapting the innovation.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Vs Huawei P9 Plus, Dual Camera Battle!
Dual camera phones, Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Huawei P9 Plus

The P9 and P9 Plus by Chinese smartphone brand Huawei are the flagships for its high end line. Both boast powerful dual-lens cameras engineered in partnership with renowned German camera manufacturer, Leica. These 12 MP RGB and monochrome sensor dual cameras with f/2.2 aperture are built to work in tandem to enhance performance for professional grade images.

Several months later, Apple released their highly anticipated iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in September. Unlike Huawei however Apple decided to let the iPhone 7 Plus to be only model to carry the dual lens feature. These 12 MP dual lens cameras from the iPhone 7 Plus are distinct where one lens has a wide angle lens with f/1.8 aperture and the other has a telephoto lens (2x zoom) with f/2.8 aperture.

The two smartphones appear to on equal footing when it comes to clarity of details and overall image quality output. Each phone however has its own highlights and strengths that cater to the photography savvy mobile phone user. An example is the Huawei P9 has made a name for itself as the go-to smartphone camera for taking dramatic, cityscape shots at night with its low-light and bokeh photo effects coupled with the dedicated monochrome lens for crisp black and white images. The iPhone 7 on the other hand is perfect for those medium distance shots with its 2x optical zoom enabled telephoto lens.


Camera Samples

iPhone 7 Plus in vivid colors
iPhone 7 Plus in vivid colors
Huawei P9 Plus in vivid colors
Huawei P9 in vivid colors
iPhone 7 Plus in black and white
iPhone 7 Plus in black and white
Huawei P9 Plus in impact mode (Not the real monochrome mode yet)
Huawei P9 in impact filter (Not the real monochrome mode yet)
iPhone 7 Plus bokeh
iPhone 7 Plus bokeh
Huawei P9 in bokeh mode
Huawei P9 in bokeh mode

With their own highlighted features and distinct features, there is no clear winner between the two juggernaut phones. As seen above, the iPhone 7 Plus performs better in tighter and more intimate shots due to its software base post processing that enhances the photo automatically. While the Huawei P9 proves to be the ideal for taking photographs with vivid color reproduction because of the P9’s powerful flare effects and autofocus.

Apple and Huawei have set the standard for the dual camera technology and as the competition is heating up, Samsung and the rest of the manufacturers are expected to follow suit with their own offerings in the years to come.

Disclaimer: This is not a camera comparison by GIZGUIDE.com, it is just for your ready reference. However, our own full camera comparison is coming soon!

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