Huawei P8 Lite review
|Review: April 2016|
In a nutshell: The Huawei P8 Lite is a cheaper version of the P8. It's still an attractive phone, but with a plastic case instead of aluminium. It has a lower specification than the P8, with a 5-inch 294ppi display, a more modest 1.2GHz 8-core processor, and a smaller battery. The camera is good, with a 13 megapixel sensor, and capable of capturing 1080p HD video.
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The Huawei P8 phone got a 5-star rating from us here at S21, but the cheaper P8 Lite doesn't offer quite the same winning combination of low cost and high spec. It's less of a style icon, with a plastic finish, and thicker than the P8, although still slim and good-looking compared with most phones in this price range. It's available in a choice of Black, White, or Gold.
Its capabilities have been significantly scaled back, with a smaller HD display, a less capable 1.2GHz Kirin 620 processor, and a smaller battery. The processor is fast enough to get the job done without too much lag, but it lacks the responsiveness of the P8. It still comes with 16GB of memory however, plus the ability to upgrade this by adding a microSD memory card. The camera performs well too.
The P8 Lite is good value at around the £150 mark on Pay as you Go, but there are other choices that you should consider at this price point - Huawei's own Honor 5X, and Samsung's Galaxy A3 or Samsung J5 models.
Huawei P8 Lite features include:
- Operating system: Android Lollipop 5.0.2 with Huawei Emotion UI 3.1
- 13 megapixel camera with BSI, autofocus and dual LED flash, 1080p video
- 5 megapixel front camera, fixed focus
- Display: 5 inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels
- A-GPS/Glonass positioning
- Music player
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Google Talk (Instant Messaging)
- Processor: Hisilicon Kirin 620, 64bit, 1.2GHz x8
- Sensors: Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass, Accelerometer
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (2.4GHz b/g/n), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
- Memory: 16GB, microSD memory card slot, 2GB RAM
- 4G LTE, 3G, GSM
- Size: 143 x 71 x 7.7 mm
- Weight: 131g
- Battery: 2200 mAh
Got a question? This is the place to ask it!
Please don't ask a question that has already been asked. Duplicates will be removed.
Problem connecting to wi-fi?
Asked by Morgan
on 5th Jan 2017
I often find it difficult, if not impossible to connect to wi-fi even wifi's where I can enter the relevant password, does anyone have the same problem??
Reply by Paul
on 19th Dec 2017
Cant get wifi no mater what I run out of data early no mater what mate could you help me rectify this problem cheers Paul
Where is the setup for group messaging?
Asked by Sundy
on 18th Sep 2016
I cannot reply to a group messaging..when i did only the sender receive my text..its so frustrating. I have P8 lite with android version 5.0.1.
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