I’m very sure immediately you heard or saw the word ‘lite’, your mind would already be picturing a lower variant of the phone involved, with lower specifications, lower price and lower everything. But no, my friend, it is not so in this case. while Huawei might have released a Huawei P8 and its lite version some years back, it is also very surprising as they have decided to release a 2017 variant of the lite version. we should note that this particular one does possess higher specs than the main lite version. trying to make consumers happy, i guess. it shall be nice to be watchful and observant while i take you on a tech ride to the world of HUAWEI P8 LITE 2017. Stay..
Technology and Design of the Huawei P8 Lite (2017)
The Huawei P8 Lite (2017) surely as you would expect supports the 4G LTE network. The world of smartphones is moving towards a direction where devices with just the 3G network or less would soon be pulled into oblivion. I for see a smartphone world where even 5G would soon takeover the industry.
It runs on an Android Operating System, v7.0 (Nougat), while it features a 5.2 inch screen which is a very fair one – or big I guess. Anything from a 5 inch screnn does it for me. The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 5.2 inch screen is 1080 x 1920 pixels.
Huawei P8 Lite (2017) Processor And Storage
The Huawei P8 Lite (2017) possesses an Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor. The internal memory is pegged at 16 GB which can be expanded with the use of a micro SD card up to the capacity of 256 GB. The RAM of the Huawei P8 Lite (2017) is pegged at 3GB. This would do well to serve anyone who might have had a new year resolution not to purchase a device with a RAM of less than 3 GB. Its the best new year resolution any smartphone user could have or thought out.
The sensors available include Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, and compass sensors.
Huawei P8 Lite (2017) Camera
This Huawei packs a 12 MP camera quality coupled with autofocus and LED flash at its rear I.e the primary camera, while it possesses an 8 MP camera quality on its front facing camera. Hmm.. so Huawei too is involved in this discrimination of selfie lovers. Why in God’s name do they allot a lesser camera quality to selfie takers, are they less important? I’m still trying to figure that out.
Huawei P8 Lite (2017) Battery
Based on the life of the phone which is a very important thing to consider in a smartphone, the battery capacity is pegged at 3000 mAh, which is just the benchmark I have placed for batteries of any smartphone released by any maker. Well, I might have been displeased with this capacity due to the credibility and supposed ability of the maker, but then, I’d pardon them because of the word ‘lite’ in the phone nomenclature.
The phone supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot while it has GPS with A-GPS & GLONASS. It also possesses a micro-USB v2.0 with USB OTG. The Bluetooth is of v4.1. The Huawei P8 Lite (2017) still has the 3.5 mm headphone jack – Huawei has not joined gang yet.
Huawei P8 Lite (2017) Price
This is one of the most important aspect when it comes to reviewing phones, and I lay a lot of emphasis on it if you have noticed before now. The price of a smartphone is a determinant of so many things that even the specs and features cannot determine.
Moving forward, the price of the Huawei P8 Lite (2017) is around N40,000 in Nigeria. Fair price, don’t you think?
SUMMARY OF THE HUAWEI P8 LITE (2017) SPECIFICATIONS
2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900.
3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100.
HSPA – 42.2/5.76 Mbps.
LTE Cat4 – 150/50 Mbps.
SIM Type: Hybrid Nano SIM.
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0.
Design and Display
Display size: 5.2 inches.
Display Resolution: 1920 * 1080 pixels (Full HD).
Display Technology: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen.
Build: Metal Unibody Design.
Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
Colours: Black, White & Gold.
Processor Name/Technology: 64-bit Kirin 655.
Processor Speed: 2.1GHz.
Number of Processor Cores: Octa-core.
Graphics Processor: Mali T830-MP2.
Internal Storage: 16GB/32GB.
External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB.
Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Fingerprint Sensor.
Rear: 12MP with Autofocus & f/2.0 aperture.
LED Flash: Yes.
Video recording: Yes, 1080p.
Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
Audio Technology: –
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
FM Radio: Yes.
Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, EDR & LE.
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS & GLONASS.
USB: micro-USB v2.0.
USB OTG: Yes.
3.5mm audio jack: Yes.
Battery Capacity: 3000mAh.
Battery Technology: Li-ion.
Charging: Fast Charge – No.
Power Management: Nougat’s Battery Saving mode.
Extra Features: –
Launch Date: January 13, 2017.
Availability: January 2017.
Sales stores/platforms :
Launch Price (3GB+16GB)
India: Rs. 17,345.
What do you say guys?