Huawei P10 review: two steps back

The P10 is both attractive and derivative. I’ve used a lot of shameless iPhone clones from Chinese companies like Meizu and Vivo over the past year or so, and the P10 isn’t in that category. It does, however, swerve pretty hard in the direction of Cupertino. With the angular P9 as a base, the P10 rounds off its corners and smooths out its edges so that the overall profile of the device is unmistakably reminiscent of the iPhone 6.

The iPhone 6 came out in 2014, however, and Huawei’s spin on the design is considerably more up to date. The dramatically skinnier side bezels are the most obvious difference when looking at the phone from the front, while on the rear the glass panel that covers the camera array offers an appealing flourish. The total lack of camera bump, despite the svelte 7mm-thick frame, also sets the P10 apart. And I love the knurled power button on the side, as well as its subtle red highlights.

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