The Huawei P8 Lite, as the name suggest, looks exactly the same with it’s older brother the Huawei P8 but instead sports an all plastic body instead of Metal. Although this may mean a less premium feel, probably to curve the cost, the change in construction is still a minor change to an already solid midrange phone.
For several month’s now, the “midrange war” is already heating up, with competition from all sides and many manufacturers are looking to take a big leap. Huawei also took a big step by releasing a cheaper version of their Huawei P8 Flagship. A similar move was also done by Xiaomi with the Xiaomi Mi4i.
At its core, the phone is powered by a midrange Hisilicon 620 Octa Core CPU, which closely performs similarly to the Snapdragon 615. Furthermore, the phone is also equipped with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage with expandable storage support.
The phone uses EMUI 3.1, Huawei’s very own proprietary OS, a skinned version of Android 5.0 Lollipop. OTA Firmware update is also included for future updates. Most of the features are typical of midrange phones, the 720p HD display, Dual SIM support and 4G LTE which has become standard now.
The 2200mAh capacity battery might be the biggest gripe of the handset. Expect frequent charging on this one. For a budget device, sacrifices are to be expected, but the modest battery capacity might disappoint most users, especially when compared to other competitions that offer more.
Overall, probably one of the most affordable smartphones from Huawei, the handset takes hold on an already crowded midrange market. Riding on the popularity of the P7 and P8 series, the phone’s looks similar as with it’s more pricy brother. Not necessarily a bad thing, as Huawei’s P series are the most good looking phones in the market. At its bare, the phone is a typical midrange device and one would expect midrange performance. However, compared to the competition, its pricier, but packs a frugal size battery, which users might ponder on.
Design similar to its older brother, the Huawei P8