Huawei launched in January an unexpected new member of the P family, the smartphone Huawei P8 Lite 2017. Successor of the Huawei P8 Lite launched two years ago, was a great success worldwide, with millions of units sold. However, this Huawei P8 Lite 2017 has nothing to do with its predecessor, as we will see below in this article.
The external design offers the classic structure of any Huawei smartphone. The back resembles Honor 8 because it is covered with a layer of glass in which the camera is placed so that there is no relief, while in the center is the reader of fingerprints without pressure (as in the Honor 8). The sides are not very large and consist of a silver coated plastic, pleasant to the touch and quite comfortable to handle.
The display with IPS technology measures 5.2 inches and has a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. You can not say much more about it, actually. From here we recommend buying a case to perfectly protect both the screen and the design of the Huawei P8 Lite 2017, in order to have total security through protective films. In particular, we recommend buying a protective film that is made of tempered glass, as it also protects against bumps and scratches more effectively.
As for hardware, it is an updated version of the P9 Lite with HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core, 64-bit with 2.1 GHz frequency. Mali-T830MP2 graphics processor, 3 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory expandable with a microSD card. LTE connectivity allows for 150Mbps navigation on 4G networks, Wi-Fi only includes b/g/n modules, and excludes the possibility of connecting to 5 GHz networks. That is, it has Bluetooth 4.1, NFC chip, and GPS / GLONASS.
As for the new software, among all Huawei models already on the market, this is the first equipped with the new Android 7.0 Nougat system, offering new features. The most useful is the management of two applications at the same time. The EMUI graphical interface is quite classic with the addition of many useful functions, but sometimes it's a bit chaotic. Very interesting to use the mode with one hand. The fingerprint reader offers the ability to take pictures, open the drop-down notifications menu or simply answer a phone call.
The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 comes with a 12 megapixel ƒ/2.2 main camera with Led Flash and auto focus (PDAF). The camera software has many useful features, and therefore the overall performance of the photographs is very detailed. Also at the time of recording videos in Full HD and taking photos from the front camera of 8 megapixels.
The battery of 3,000 mAh provides a very good battery life and performance, and if it is considered a moderate use it can reach two days of life, in contrast to a high utilization, which still covers a long day of battery life.
The price of the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is quite low considering the fact that it is in competition with other smartphones of the same brand, such as: P9 Lite, GT3 or Honor 6X, and can be found online for just over $ 200.