Huawei P9 Lite: Review

Huawei recently launched the lighter version of its flagship device P9. The company had launched P9 and P9 plus in April this year and was expected to launch a lighter version too. The device is competitively priced at 300$ and it is available in gold, white and black variants. At almost half the price of P9, the Lite version does promise to offer a lot in terms of specifications, design and build.

Let’s have a look at the features of P9 Lite.

Build

1-min

The smartphone has a 5.2 inch screen with Full HD display, similar to its elder sibling. However, the lighter version has an IPS display whereas P9 had IPS-NEO display with same resolution. The 480 PPI count is bright and vivid. The absence of Gorilla Glass might be a bit of concern for potential buyers. There is an alloy frame which runs at the sides of the phone and gives a premium look to the device. The 3.5 mm headphones jack is placed at the top and the hybrid-dual sim slot is at the left side. The storage is expandable up to 128 GB but can be used only if you use a single sim card. The Type-C USB port is absent and you have a standard micro-USB port at the bottom of the device along with speakers. The fingerprint scanner is at the back below the rear camera.

Specifications

2-min

The device comes with its own HiSilicon octa-core processor Kirin 650, four of which are clocked at 2GHz with Cortex A-53 and the rest four at 1.7 GHz with Cortex-A53 processor. On board RAM is 3 GB which should be sufficient to handle most apps and games without any lag. You have 16 GB of built-in memory, but as mentioned earlier, you can expand it up to 128 GB using micro-SD card. The device is known to perform very well in all the benchmark scores while comparing it to other phones in the similar price range. It comes with 3000 mAh of battery capacity and can easily last a day. The power saver options can prove to be handy when you are running low on battery. In terms of connectivity, you have 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and other such features.

Camera

3-minLEICA camera on Huawei was much talked about feature, but it has been dropped on the lighter version. You have 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and a front facing 8 MP Sony lens. There are plenty of options available in the default camera app, like Time Lapse, Light Painting, HDR, manual mode and other such options to provide you with better quality photographs. It is capable of recording full HD videos and it is one of the stronger suites of the device.

Overall, the specifications and design of the P9 Lite is impressive to say the least. It will be interesting to see how it fares against likes of OnePlus 3 and Mi5 once it launches in India.

Picture courtesy – huawei.com


by techtalks @TechTalks August 18, 2016 5:10 AM UTC

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Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

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Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

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They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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