Huawei P8 Lite First Impressions and Review [Hands On]
We already looked at Huawei’s 2015 flagship device the Huawei P8 a few days back. Now, its time to check out its younger brother, the Huawei P8 Lite. The P8 Lite comes with a 5 inch display but its resolution has been dialed down to 720p. The coloring of the display is not as vibrant as found in other devices with similar displays. The display has a slightly green hue to it, which might annoy some users.
Huawei P8 Lite (left) and Huawei P8 (right)
The body of the device looks premium, but the key word here is “looks”. If you take a closer look at the device, the body is made of plastic, but the back of the device is made from a hand-crafted satin layer, which gives that metallic look to it. This is a plus point for those who want their device to stand out, well just a bit.
Under the hood lies a 1.2 GHz Octa Core processor which is meant to run almost all apps, which require high power, coupled with 2GB of RAM, these are some really decent specs. The device comes in only one storage variant that is 16GB of internal memory, 6GB is taken by the OS itself, so you are left with 10GB of usable memory. The option of a microSD card is also available. It is to be noted that, as this is a Dual – sim device, the memory card goes into the second sin card slot. So, there is a choice either use it for extra storage or a second sim. The Huawei P8 Lite comes with a 13 MP back camera with dual flash, the software of the camera is quite similar to that of the original P8 packed with features. The device sports a 5 MP front facing camera which is more than enough for selfie enthusiasts.
On the software front, the device runs on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop with Huawei’s own EMUI 3.1 on top of it. The UI might not appeal to many, if they have not used previous Huawei devices, as there is no app drawer (something Apple users are all too familiar with).
The company has not officially mentioned the price of the device, but if the price is right, then this is definitely a good deal of a phone to buy.
Huawei P8 Lite Tech Specs
- 5 inch 720p HD display (294 ppi)
- 1.2 GHz Octa Core Processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 16 GB internal memory
- 13 MP back and 5MP front camera
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- Non-removable Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery
- microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
- Black, White and Gold