Just like its older brother, the P8, the Huawei P9 is strong as iron on the outside. Despite that, the polished metal housing, combined with the glass, feels slim and light. Lighter even than the top models from the competition.
And it's thin too: that's apparent right away. Along with its rounded forms it also fits nicely in the hand. Moreover, its camera doesn't protrude at the rear. That's an advantage as it can look rather ugly otherwise.
What we did notice is that the phone is prone to scratches. Especially the metal rear side. However, the scratches are merely superficial. Besides, if you invest in a case, that's no longer an issue, is it?
New for Huawei's P-series is the fingerprint scanner. This is situated on the rear side. The scanner works very well and quickly. To give you an idea: place your finger on the sensor when taking the P9 out of your pocket and it will be unlocked even before it's left your pocket.