The Huawei P9 is a solid flagship smartphone. It’s got a nice build, nice specs, and two Leica-certified 12-megapixel cameras mounted at the back.
What makes this dual camera setup special is that one shoots in colour while the other does monochrome. In theory, not only will you be able to take stunning, high contrast black and white photos, the dedicated monochrome sensor can also enhance colour images because it captures more light information.
At least, that’s what people often say. But is that really the case? Well, to find out, we handed the P9 over to a professional photographer and let him work his magic.
About the photographer
Prakash Daniel has been photographing since his university days, some 15 years ago, and has been a professional full-time photographer for the past three years now. Prakash’s forte is in street and portrait photography but he also does the occasional music gig. He has shot the likes of Tom Jones, Jason Mraz and Sum 41, just to name a few, so he’s certainly no stranger behind the lens. Prakash also indulges in the dying art of film photography, turning to his trusty Contax T2 and Leica M6 for the times when digital cameras simply won’t do.
He usually shoots with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, but for this shoot we convinced him to ditch his pro DSLR and wide array of prime and telephoto lenses for something more portable — the Huawei P9. Here are the results.