Despite the fact that it is a larger model compared to the P10 and does not offer many significant changes, I was surprised today during the teardown of the Huawei P10 Plus to see how different it was from its younger brother. That's right, despite the fact that both have an identical design, the same processor and in many cases, the same storage capacity and RAM, taking apart the P10 Plus is totally different. Such a large variation between two phones that are practically identical on the outside (and in terms of performance) is something quite curious, because it is something that we have not seen with any other team. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, for example, are almost identical inside and out, with the difference in size and camera. The same happens with the Galaxy S8 and S8 +, since both share the same components.
The case of the P10 and P10 Plus? A totally different disassembly process, where the screen is supported by a powerful adhesive. This allows the phone to be IPX3 certified – which the P10 does not have – which means the phone is waterproof; It may get splashed and survive, but the Huawei warranty does not cover it.
This is something very similar to what happened with the iPhone 6S, where despite the fact that the phone was not waterproof, Apple placed seals and rubber in multiple places to protect the internal components.. This was a test run, before launching with an IP67 certified phone like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which can be submerged for 30 minutes in 1.5 meters of water with no problems.
Therefore, it would not surprise me, then, that Huawei has varied this method of manufacturing its phones with the P10 to test waterproofing, before turning it into a feature that we will see with the Mate 10 or perhaps with the Huawei P11 next year. .
Be that as it may, it was an interesting tear down, as I honestly did not expect so many differences with the P10.
P10 Plus Features
The phone is already on sale in Peru, so if you love the photos the P10 takes, but are looking for a larger device, the P10 Plus may be the phone you were looking for.
We have the same Kirin 960 processor that is in the P10 and Mate 9 and that has proven to be superior in many ways to the Snapdragon 835. In addition, the team has 4 GBs of RAM and 64 GBs of storage, expandable via microSD. Unfortunately, the model of 6 GBs and 128 GBs of storage did not reach our country.
It should be noted that the team also has a higher resolution screen, with a Quad HD panel (2560 × 1440) in 5.5.