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Huawei P8 Lite 2017

Review at the beginning 2017 il Huawei P8 Lite? Yes, you read very well and I'll explain briefly why. Huawei P8 Lite is the smartphone that marked a turning point in the growth of Huawei, in Italy but also abroad. With an excellent quality / price ratio is the smartphone that has cleared the brand, placing it among the first brands in the smartphone market.

So what better way to celebrate this bestseller if not presenting the Huawei P8 Lite 2017? Surely, at least from the marketing point of view, an interesting choice, especially towards who is or was owner of the P8 Lite and maybe he's thinking, at a distance of two years, to replace your smartphone with a more recent variant.

To know, however, how it really works Huawei P8 Lite 2017, you just have to follow us in our full review!

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Huawei P8 Lite 2017

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 - Unboxing

The sales box, provided to us for the review by the company, comes with a sliding white package, reserved for journalists, whose content, however, does not see the presence of the earphones, included in the official sales package.

Inside we find:

  • Il Huawei P8 Lite 2017;
  • a charger from 5V 1A;
  • a USB / Micro USB cable;
  • a pin for the extraction of the SIM cart.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 - Design and construction quality

Il Huawei P8 Lite 2017 resumes the form factor of its high-end cousin, Honor 8. The device in our possession is in color Bianca, but it is also available in the variant Black e gold. Very good feeling of solidity restored to the touch, thanks to the good materials used and to an impeccable construction.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017

Portability is certainly favored by the compact size of 147.2 x 72.9 x 7.6 mm, for a weight of approx 147 grams. The device is held rather well in hand, thanks also to the rounded frame, with a metal effect finish. The adoption of a glass both front and back, with curvature, is satisfying to the eye 2.5D, which guarantees to the touch the absence of sharp edges along the entire profile of the smartphone.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017

Frontally, in the upper area, we can see the front camera, the ear capsule, the notification LED and the brightness and proximity sensors. At the bottom, however, there is the logo Huawei. The keys, as usual, are on screen.

Later we find a novelty compared to the previous one P8 Lite, Or the touch fingerprint reader. Operation is excellent, both in terms of speed and precision. In addition to being able to register up to 5 fingerprints (but of different fingers), we can activate some gestures, functional in everyday use.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017

As mentioned above, at the top, in the rear left area, there are the photographic sensor and the monochrome flash.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017

As for the side profiles, on the right there is space for the volume rocker and the power button, while on the left is the slot capable of hosting a nano SIM and memory expansion up to 128 GB via micro SD.

Above we see then the 3.5 mm mini-jack input and the microphone for noise suppression, which works together with the main microphone, located below and flanked by the input Micro USB and by audio speaker.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 - Display

As in the case of P9 Lite, also for this Huawei P8 Lite 2017 the company has decided to continue using a panel from 5.2 inches, with resolution Full HD, PPI 424 and technology IPS. Good color tone chosen for this panel by the company, as well as the viewing angles, with typical blacks from IPS LCD, that is good but not particularly profound.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017

It is, however, possible to calibrate the color gradation of the display to our liking, either via 3 preset profiles, either manually using the appropriate color wheel. There maximum brightness presents a good value, suitable in bright direct light conditions.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017

Sufficient the oleophobic treatment as well as that anti-reflective. No problem even with regard to the touch screenAlways very reactive; also available in the settings menu gloves mode, which will ensure greater sensitivity in the use of the touchscreen.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 - Hardware and performance

On board this Huawei P8 Lite 2017 we find the new one Kirin HiSilicon 655, a SoC already seen recently on board Honor 6X, it's a 64 bit CPU Octa core, formed by 4 core Cortex-A53 a 2.1 GHz and 4 core Cortex-A53 a 1.7 GHz and based on ARM's big.LITTLE technology. This is accompanied by one GPU Mali-T830 MP2 dual core.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017

We emphasize that the Kirin 655moreover, it is made with a 16 nm FinFET, this guarantees better performance in terms of energy efficiency. Although we are talking about a mid-range CPU, with non-exciting benchmark results, we know that this does not affect the everyday user experience. In fact, the software and all the applications, from the lightest to the heaviest, run smoothly and there is no lag or jamming.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017

The graphic sector, as previously mentioned, relies on ARM Mali-T830 MP2 that, even during the gaming experience with heavy titles like Real Racing 3, it performed well, without frame drops, with details set to maximum. The device then presents 3 GB di RAM L e 16 GB di internal memory, expandable via micro SD to 128 GB.

Obviously, no problem has been found in the Browsing (Google Chrome is installed by default) and in video playback, with support for 4K format.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 - Performance Test & Antutu Benchmark

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 - Photo portfolio