Review Huawei P8 Lite (2017): perhaps the best choice for the price

Review Huawei P8 Lite (2017): perhaps the best choice for the price

In 2016 Honor 8 was released. It has become quite popular balanced model with excellent design. Huawei P8 Lite (2017) is very similar to it, so now we make a review.

Huawei P8 Lite: Design and appearance

Based on materials from Huawei P8 Lite housing (2017) an unusual smartphone and why. It does not use a metal and glass, and plastic and glass. Ie housing consists of front and rear glass panel and frame in plastic. Moreover, it is of very high quality plastic and I was able to distinguish it from the metal only when placed it in a cool place, plastic, respectively, remained relatively cool. This is a rare case where no metal is not inferior to more smartphone aluminum premium. Although who knows, maybe the plastic will again be used in cases of premium smartphones.

Review Huawei P8 Lite (2017): perhaps the best choice for the price

The front panel of all minimalist. We have a review of the black version of the smartphone on which front you can see the Huawei logo just below the screen and barely noticeable earpiece grille, which is the right of the front camera. In the right corner there is an indicator of events that can be green or red. Safety glass has 2,5D rounding perimeter.

The rear panel, as mentioned previously, is also made of glass and has the same rounding 2,5D. At the bottom of the silver “peacock tail», Huawei logo. At the top of a fingerprint scanner, which is a millimeter recessed into the glass. In the upper left corner of the outbreak, which is the right of the camera.

The end of the plastic has a matte surface. From it slips out, as it were, which holds the front and rear glass, but does not rise above them. On the right side volume rocker and the power button.

Review Huawei P8 Lite (2017): perhaps the best choice for the price

On the left side tray format nano SIM-cards. One slot is aligned with the ability to insert a memory card. It is worth noting the quality of the tray, it is made of good metal firmly. there is a click When you close the tray.

At the top end headphone jack and a microphone for noise cancellation.

At the bottom there are two lattice, under one of which hides the speaker and a second microphone Elementary. Centered MicroUSB connector.

Review Huawei P8 Lite (2017): perhaps the best choice for the price

Smartphone thickness 7.6 mm, which is quite a bit. Dimensions 147.2 x 72.9 mm. Weight 147 grams.

At P8 Lite (2017) there are three color options: white, black and gold.

Huawei P8 Lite: CPU

The Huawei P8 Lite (2017) established an eight 64-bit chipset own production HiSilicon Kirin 655, all cores running at maximum frequency of 2100MHz. The chipset is made on 16-nanometer technology, which is relatively energy-saving solution. Responsible for the graphics GPU Mali-T830. Frequencies are impressive and in fact in AnTuTu smartphone dials 58,142,000 points in the first test, the second 58513 points, in the third 58414. This suggests that during heavy smartphone will not lose its performance, and body at the same time will not heat.

Review Huawei P8 Lite (2017): perhaps the best choice for the price

Huawei P8 Lite: Memory

RAM in a smartphone 3GB LPDDR3 (933MHz), which is consistent with the requirements of modern software. Permanent storage of 16 GB and have nothing to say here. This is the minimum, which is not enough for users to demanding applications and games. It is possible to expand the memory card 256 GB, but then have to sacrifice the second SIM-card.

Review Huawei P8 Lite (2017): perhaps the best choice for the price

Huawei P8 Lite: Autonomy

Huawei in a slim body introduced a battery capacity of 2900 mAh. Smartphone worked when playing video in Youtube 7:00 15 minutes. A similar smartphone with AMOLED display would have worked in the same mode for an hour more. After an hour of games smartphone still a little warmed up, but within acceptable standards for comfort. True if the street is hot, then the play is unlikely to get comfortable because of the intense heat. although this will not happen immediately but after an hour of the game. The incessant P8 Lite Games in 2017 will last for 4 hours.

Charging P8 Lite (2017) is not fast, and its charge lasts from 0 to 100% as much as 3 hours from the charger out of the box.

On the autonomy of the smartphone is not remarkable, and will work most of the smartphones on the market.

Huawei P8 Lite: Cameras

The main camera shoots at 12 megapixels resolution. Aperture F / 2.0. The camera has a great autofocus, which works quickly and accurately. You do not need to be Tapan on the screen on the project to focus on.

I compared the pictures with the budget Meizu U10, Huawei and our more expensive Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and obtained the following results: P8 Lite 2017 camera is the most right handed white balance, but HD picture came at a budget-U10. In Meizu get a shot too warm colors, with more vibrant colors than was actually a picture of the Samsung to get the most accurate of all, but the shot went into the cool shades.

In general, the camera in good light shoots well. When lighting is poor smartphone perfectly pulls the desired color, and does it very quickly. If you take a picture in a darkened corner of the room included a monitor, it will be seen that all of the display, and the fact that for him. Huawei can shoot in a wide dynamic range. This is accomplished in software and in poor lighting fires automatically HDR mode, although the picture is taken instantly. Samsung A5 2016 because he could not, and even more so Meizu U10.

Below you can see the images in low light on the street. Huawei P8 Lite (2017) inferior to the Samsung smartphones, but surpasses Huawei Nova.

Here are a few of the originals on the main camera:

Review Huawei P8 Lite (2017): perhaps the best choice for the price

Review Huawei P8 Lite (2017): perhaps the best choice for the price

Selfies camera from Huawei once at a good level. It is evident that the manufacturer puts emphasis on anterior chamber. Even in poor light removes bad (see. Example below). Detailing good.

Video is recorded in FullHD resolution at 30 frames per second. We have a smartphone chip – AF tracking, which is activated in the settings. Tapnuv on the subject during shooting mark appears on it, and your smartphone will try to focus. Pretty useless feature as works on objects within a distance of outstretched hands, which are already in focus. At a long distance to an object or a moving rapidly, the mark disappears. As the camera takes a look at the video below.

Huawei P8 Lite: Display

The screen of a smartphone with a more than adequate resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels in its 5.2 inches diagonally. This gives the density of pixels in the ~ 424 ppi. At this density the human eye can not distinguish individual pixels.

Display takes 69.5% of the front panel. The screen does not black frames around, but the sides of the frame are available, but they are to me, man picky in this regard, the eye is not corn.

The matrix is ​​made by IPS and angles glaze color technology. White at the slopes leaves in yellow hue, but only slightly. The colors of the display at right angles saturated and brightness enough for a sunny day.

Huawei P8 Lite: Communication and sensors

The smartphone supports two SIM cards in the nano format. Of course there is support for LTE.

Data is transmitted via Wi-Fi 802.11 B / G / N at a frequency of 2500 MHz. Supports Wi-Fi with 5 GHz Huawei P8 Lite (2017), unfortunately not. However, there is a standard Bluetooth v4.1, good GPS with compass.

From there fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor and ambient light, a magnetometer sensor linear acceleration and speed.

I am glad that there is a gyroscope, because on this screen view 360-degree video would be nice. So I thought until I tried to run a few 360-degree video on Youtube. Picture play smoothly, even if you do not move the smartphone space. With the help of application Sensor Kinetics I determined that the problem is in gyroscope, because to play the VR or 360 is required not only to this sensor. Perhaps the problem in the program plan, and with the upgrade bug fix.

Fingerprint Scanner works flawlessly even with wet fingers.

Huawei P8 Lite: Sound

About sound in P8 Lite (2017) I can say that it is at a decent level. External sound speaker stereo does not sound like some flagships with a separate sound chip, but some superior in the middle segment, and the public sector, and even more so.

As for the sound in the headphones, it is better than in the budget Meizu U10, but worse than in Samsung A5 (2016).

There are complete in-ear headphones. they are as well as the look – bad.

Huawei P8 Lite: Operating system

This is the first smart phone, which appeared on our market, with a fresh operating system Android 7. From the innovations that I want to say first of all become multi-tasking. This is an opportunity to open two applications in one window. For this, while in the app, pinch open application button (square button on-screen) and the screen is split into two. Window size can be adjusted, and even flip files from one window to another. This feature has long been available in the firmware from Samsung, but Android is now available only from the seventh version.

Reveal Notification changed and became more compact configuration. The settings menu has become more convenient. Now anywhere available call button menu, which comes up with the right edge.

The most convenient is that Huawei implemented in their firmware opportunity gesture recognition on the fingerprint scanner. Now, if in the camera application, press and hold your finger on the scanner, there will be a picture. During an incoming call, you can receive a call, hold your finger on the scanner, or turn the alarm off. If you spend at the scanner from the top down, the shutter opens the notification, which is very convenient (no need to catch and stretch your thumb). And when viewing photos you can browse pictures by swipe scanner from left to right or vice versa.

Another one is a software chip count steps, which is reflected on the lock screen.

Huawei P8 Lite: Features

The special features of Huawei P8 Lite (2017) smartphone include the following items:

  • Fingerprint recognizes gestures;
  • the first smartphone with Android in Ukraine 7;
  • high quality plastic frame housing, which is difficult to distinguish from the metal;
  • Scanner works with the sea with a finger.

Huawei P8 Lite: Alternatives

All alternative smartphones will be around the same price as the Huawei P8 Lite (2017), but will yield to the operating system of freshness at the time of writing.

Meizu MX6 – Chinese smartphone in the same price range, but superior performance, camera and memory. However, there is a possibility of software bugs.

Xiaomi Mi5, Xiaomi Mi Max, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – three smartphone from China will make greater competition P8 Lite (2017). For example, Mi5 flagship processor has a powerful SP820, the main memory 32 GB, at the level of autonomy, and it is difficult to say what it is worse, if we forget about the problems with the firmware and its small (and perhaps not) bugs. Mi Max at the same price and the iron has a larger screen, but the camera is worse. Even PHABLET of the budget series Redmi Note 4 already has 64 GB of non-volatile memory and capacious battery to 4100 mAh, the camera may give way at some point. In Xiaomi smartphones have a greater chance of marriage and can float a lot of flaws in the details of firmware.

Lenovo K6 Note – also relatively new smartphone with a large display, larger battery, slightly larger camera, but with a weaker processor.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) – last year’s smartphone with a compact display. Has reliable software, more compact dimensions, stylish and strong body. The inferior performance of Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is very similar to Huawei. It has a removable battery, which for some may be a plus. Separate slot for SIM-cards and a good autonomy is also present in Korean. level cameras.

Motorola G4 – is also relatively new. The performance is slightly inferior to P8 Lite in 2017, but has a larger display. There’s a bit more expensive G4 version with a better camera.

LG X cam – a smartphone in a light and elegant case with the two main chambers. However, we can not say that because of the number of cameras exceeds LG Huawei shooting. LG X cam has a good display and some praise sound in the headphones.

Pros and cons of Huawei P8 Lite (2017)


  • good autofocus, and white balance of the camera;
  • good build housing;
  • New Android OS 7;
  • Scanner works with wet finger;
  • the ability to control using fingerprint;
  • good selfie camera;


  • easily soiled case, no oleophobic coating;
  • poor performance of the gyroscope (only noticeable when viewing a 360-degree video);
  • in hot weather it can heat the body when the games more than an hour.

Our review Huawei P8 Lite

As the survey showed, from Huawei smartphone to get a balanced and many interesting moments. It does not have any tangible disadvantages, which could alienate customers, especially if you remember about the price tag. If the company will continue in the same spirit, to work on our mistakes and develop not only the average person, and the flagship model, but also the budget, it will be a success. The feel of the smartphone lies not on the characteristics of the paper, and in the details, which in Huawei P8 Lite (2017) model paid attention.

Source: huawei

Review Huawei P8 Lite (2017): perhaps the best choice for the price was last modified: February 24th, 2017 by Tomas Shellby