Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

After reviewed Huawei’s flagship Huawei P9 for this year, we have been able to put the glove on the new version, the Huawei P9 Lite which, if it keeps up the sales pace of its predecessor, the Huawei P8 Lite, can become one of the best sellers of 2016 although for that it must lower the price.

This device was launched at a price of $159.99 but little by little is going down as it always happens and at the time of this review we can find it without many difficulties between $150 and $200 in stores of recognized prestige.

Huawei P9 Lite ( VNS - L31 ) 4G Smartphone Global Version

Price: $159.99 with coupon: GBWW40

5.2 inch with 1920 x 1080 pixels, RAM: 3GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 3000mAh, Android 6.0, Kirin 650 Octa Core 2.0GHz

Huawei P9 Lite ( VNS - L31 ) 4G Smartphone Global Version

Price: $159.99 with coupon: GBWW40

5.2 inch with 1920 x 1080 pixels, RAM: 3GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 3000mAh, Android 6.0, Kirin 650 Octa Core 2.0GHz

The jump with respect to its predecessor is not very big but perhaps yes enough to consider the change or buy this instead of the previous one although it costs $140 more.

Huawei P9 Lite: Packaging

The packaging of the model Huawei P9 Lite has a stylish look and does not look like a regular Chinese manufacturer.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

This is a large black box with gold letters of the model in the middle.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

Inside the box, we see this neatly packed phone P9 Lite. And below there is all the bundle is the USB cable, Power Adapter, headphones, and documentation.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

As you can see is a very interesting packaging, which is nice to see even headphones.

Huawei P9 Lite: Design and Build

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

If we look at this phone Huawei P9 Lite in the photos review we may think that we are facing a metal device but this is not the case.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

Huawei has opted for plastic with an imitation finish to brushed metal which in our opinion gives it an aesthetically imposing appearance although when it is taken in the hand it is noticed that it does not have premium materials.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

The ergonomics are adequate and the weight and dimensions are quite controlled with well-placed and well-marked physical buttons. Also, the ignition has a slight texture to distinguish it from the volume.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

In the back is placed the fingerprint sensor, one of the main differences with respect to its predecessors and works really well although we will comment on the hardware aspect.

Huawei P9 Lite: Screen

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

For the first time in the Lite family, we are facing a panel of resolution 1920 by 1080 pixels something that is appreciated and that seems to be the tonic of the midrange.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

In addition, the diagonal rises to 5.2 inches and equals that of the Huawei P9 but loses 2.5D glass that makes side gestures are more comfortable.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

The panel of Huawei P9 Lite in the test has a default rather cold tone but we can change the color temperature in the settings as is normal for this manufacturer.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

In exteriors, it looks good to use without problems but in the sun the reflections are quite high and although it does not become useless we do feel like looking for shade to use it.

Huawei P9 Lite: Hardware and Performance

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

Huawei has introduced a proprietary processor Kirin 650 as usual, an eight-core chip up to 2.0 GHz accompanied with 3 GB of RAM, a power that is similar, not identical, to the larger version we have already the review.

At the time of playing, we have not had any problems or demanding games like HearthStone or Asphalt 8, which have worked with very high graphics quality without problems.

The Kirin 650 of this model is a processor with average scores in the benchmark tests as we have been able to verify.

In Antutu we have reached the 52242 points and in Geekbench 4 has 794 points and 3413 points.

Huawei P9 Lite: Features

We will have a microSD slot that can also be used as a second SIM card slot if we want to, although we will not be able to use the three cards at the same time, something that is already normal.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

If we say that a Huawei P9 Lite like this has FM and NFC maybe not many strange but some rivals of similar price lack one or another benefit when not both.

We do not have USB Type C in this case, which for now is limited to the high end and the terminal only has a speaker, normal power, which has not let us down or dazzled.

One of the new features of the Lite range of this year is the inclusion of the fingerprint sensor, something that is already becoming almost mandatory even in cheap mobiles.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

In this case, the use is fantastic, as it usually happens in mobile phones of this Chinese manufacturer. The software has not even allowed us to scan the same footprint twice to increase accuracy and the truth is that it is not necessary. In addition, it allows us to make use of the same one for more aspects that unlock the terminal like to lower the notifications or to take photos.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

Yes, we have missed the absence of a gyroscope, something that is becoming very fashionable for applications and games like Pokemon Go, which need it for augmented reality, and the double band Wifi with 5 GHz, something we have seen on cheaper phones than this.

Huawei P9 Lite: Cameras

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

Huawei is still betting on good cameras even in its midrange and the Huawei P9 Lite is no exception, although that does not imply keeping the P9 double camera or Leica certified.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

This model carries a sensor well known by all, the 13-megapixels created by Sony that we have seen in other models like the Moto G 2015.

In this case, the processing is just as good in the day or with good light but it has given us the impression that at night the software treatment of the images has improved and the camera is one step above what we had seen in other models with this hardware.

The video is recorded at 1080p but the result is more than valid. Besides the interface helps in both cases and the front camera, of 8-megapixels, is one of the best of its category not by the resolution or the optics but by the software of the Chinese company.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

However we have to highlight a software problem that often causes the photos taken are not saved and we have to restart the terminal to do so, but the photo taken will no longer recover. We have tried other apps and there is no problem so we think it may be something from the Huawei camera app, but if so, they should correct it quickly.

Huawei P9 Lite: Vidoe Test of Cameras (Review)

Until the manufacturer releases a system update and fixes this bug, it’s best to download some of the Google Play Store photo apps and use it to take photos instead of the system app.

Huawei P9 Lite: Battery

The Huawei P9 Lite has 3000mAh give us a lot, although as in other mobiles we had to disable the DCHP of the Movistar Routers because they prevented the system from going into a deep sleep with the energy expenditure that involved. Of course, it has no fast load and is something that at first, if we are accustomed to it, we will miss.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

The first battery test has been with a use of photo taking, video playback and reading on social networks and some long article. We have used the mobile in 4G and Wifi in a similar way and we have reached the 5 hours of screen with 12 total hours of autonomy.

The second battery test has been again on Wifi and 4G, we have read long articles in Pocket, we have browsed on Twitter, uploaded photos to Instagram and taken many photos at night. We have also played HearthStone. The result is 5 hours of screen with 33 total hours of autonomy.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

The third test of autonomy has been the lightest, with one Twitter and WhatsApp almost exclusively with occasional calls and no photos or games. We have reached the 4 hours of the screen in 72 total hours of autonomy.

Huawei P9 Lite: Interface and Apps

Huawei maintains EMUI in its 4.1 version running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The experience is different to Android stock as it is the Meizu or Xiaomi, which seems quite good.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

We have a theme manager but not an application drawer and we will have the apps on the desktop. In addition, the notifications will be separated from the buttons of adjustments of the system and we will have to configure well the notifications so that they arrive at us without problems, mainly of uncommon applications. With Gmail or Whatsapp we will have no problem.

As always the presence of a layer of this style, so aggressive, is not to everyone’s liking but has its advantages and disadvantages with respect to other smaller ones such as LG or HTC or the Android stock we see on the Nexus or mobile as bq or Energy Sistem.

Huawei P9 Lite: Conclusions and Reviews

Huawei has created a balanced terminal that for less than $180 gives us everything necessary for normal use with some unexpected additions such as the NFC for phone payments.

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

The camera or power compiles well but maybe they stay below something expected if we are very demanding but for the average user will be more than correct.

What it is a hit almost objectively is the design and aesthetics, above most terminals in this price range and very similar to what we have seen in the Huawei P9.

Huawei P9 Lite: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017?

At the moment you can buy Huawei P9 Lite for a rather interesting price for only $159.99 with coupon:GBWW40 on the online store GearBest.

Huawei P9 Lite ( VNS - L31 ) 4G Smartphone Global Version

Price: $159.99 with coupon: GBWW40

5.2 inch with 1920 x 1080 pixels, RAM: 3GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 3000mAh, Android 6.0, Kirin 650 Octa Core 2.0GHz

Huawei P9 Lite ( VNS - L31 ) 4G Smartphone Global Version

Price: $159.99 with coupon: GBWW40

5.2 inch with 1920 x 1080 pixels, RAM: 3GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 3000mAh, Android 6.0, Kirin 650 Octa Core 2.0GHz

Huawei P9 Lite Review: Best Mid-Range Phones 2017? was last modified: October 24th, 2017 by Boby Sanburn