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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2872 reviews of Huawei P8 Lite (2017) / Nova Lite / P9 Lite (2017) / Honor 8 Lite / GR3 (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and price are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good comments, but there are some mixed reviews about the apps and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei P8 Lite (2017) / Nova Lite / P9 Lite (2017) / Honor 8 Lite / GR3 (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei P8 Lite

 

Huawei needs to get its naming conventions in order. While its premium line of “P” phones gets a new number every year (we're now up to P10), the P8 Lite keeps its name despite being an entirely new phone in the Lite range. Even more bonkers is that...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Damien McFerran (techradar.com)

Huawei P8 Lite (2017) review

 

Lite in name, but not in nature

Sharp screen ; Latest Android Nougat software ; Good battery stamina

Plastic design ; Low internal storage ; No optical image stabilisation

Great to look at and sporting some impressive tech under its hood, the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is a remarkable phone when you consider the price. The plastic design makes it feel a bit cheap, but then, of course, it is.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 review: This slick-looking Moto rival now costs only £130

 

Despite stiff competition, the P8 Lite 2017 is a good budget smartphone

Screen brightness ; Expandable storage ; Android 7 Nougat

Rear glass ; Display

In short, while you certainly won’t be disappointed by the Huawei P8 Lite if you happened to buy one, there are other smartphones I’d recommend over it. If you want the very best battery life, choose the Lenovo P2; if you want the best all-rounder with...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Review: In Depth

 

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Review: Huawei's first affordable phone of the year is a revamped version of the P8 Lite. Here's our full Huawei P8 Lite 2017 review.

Sleek design ; Great performance ; Feature-packed friendly UX ; Dependable camera

No Type-C USB

The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is a great affordable smartphone that’ll suit even quite demanding users on a tight budget. For £185 you get a decent media machine, a dependable portable camera, smooth everyday performance and very respectable battery life....

Feb, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Huawei P8 Lite (2017) review

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Huawei is making a name for itself with premium-type mobile phones at mid-range prices. The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 has a fingerprint scanner, which we found simple to set up and effective during testing. However, you'll need to read our full review to...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Smartphone Review

 

Flagship lite 2.0. Huawei's P8 lite was actually the slimmed down version of Huawei's second-last flagship phone. Nevertheless, it has now been reworked with a new design, Full HD panel, and many other improvements. Our report reveals whether the P8...

high-resolution screen ... ; ... with high contrast and high brightness ; useful battery life ; relatively high performance ; low casing temperatures ; decent primary camera ; accurate GPS module ; websites load quickly ; good configuration incl....

slippery back ; fingerprint susceptible casing ; screen's massive color tint ; front-facing camera's poor image quality ; long charging times

Although the decision to reiterate the slimmed version of the former flagship is unusual, the manufacturer has created more than just a competitive mid-range smartphone with the Huawei P8 lite (2017). Our review sample surpasses its predecessor, the...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 review

 

The 2017 edition of the Huawei P8 Lite is one of the best mid-range smartphones. Its stylish superslim design and ultra-bright hi-res display make it a nice phone to handle, and it delivers fast performance from its 8-core processor. Running Android 7,...

We're not keen on the clumsy name of the P8 Lite 2017, but we like the phone itself very much. It's a nice-looking device, with a good feel, and solid all-round performance. There's not much to dislike, although Android purists may find the UI an...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 review: still a good vintage?

 

Huawei launched the P8 Lite in 2015, then the P9 Lite in 2016. And at CES this year, the Chinese company recycled an old name for a new phone with the launch of the P8 Lite 2017. Huawei, known for its confusing naming schemes, has also opted to call...

Design ; Build quality ; Price ; Ultra-fast fingerprint reader

Software interface ; Not much internal storage

The Huawei P8 Lite 2017, which was the big surprise from the Chinese manufacturer at CES 2017, is finally a classic. My biggest complaint is that the software lacks optimization, so it spoils the user experience in the end. However, the smartphone...

Expert review by (mobigyaan.com)

Honor 8 Lite Hands-on [Images]

 

We saw the Honor 8 last year which was pretty impressive for what it offers, but Honor wanted to keep it more affordable for people who already liked the Honor 8 and thus, Honor 8 Lite launched. The most and the obvious reasons why the Honor 8 got a...

Expert review by (mobigyaan.com)

Honor 8 Lite Review

 

Honor is catching up with the leftover empty spaces of the pricing by launching the Honor 8 again in a Lite variant. Honor 8 is, no doubt, one of the best camera phone and one of the best-looking smartphone of the year. Yet, this year, Honor has...

Looks As Stylish As Honor 8 ; Very Good Battery Life ; Decent Build Quality ; Fingerprint Scanner Is Accurate ; Decent Camera Package ; EMUI 5.0 (Android N) ; Bundled Earphones and Protective Case

Fingerprint Movements Aren’t Really Smooth, Fingerprint Magnet ; No Dual Rear Cameras ; No Fast Charging (Output: 5V, 1A)

We did like the Honor 8 and as far as the design goes, Honor 8 Lite picks up almost everything from its flagship variant. Needless to say, Honor 8 Lite looks very stylish in the hands due to its compact design and glass body. The battery life is the...

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200 / 3000
Battery recharge time:3.1
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Removable battery:N
Standby time (2G):524 / 575
Standby time (3G):564 / 670
Standby time (4G):531 / 532 / 571
Talk time (2G):36 / 37
Talk time (3G):21
Talk time (4G):17 / 20

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:4160 x 2336
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:BSI
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.98
Certification:CE
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
Head SAR (EU):0.96
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.331

Design

Brand colour:Sapphire Blue
Colour name:Sapphire Blue
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / White
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display diagonal:12.7 / 13.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / LTPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:423
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GP, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GP,ASF,MP4,WMV / AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,MIDI,OGG,PCM,RA-Lossless,WMA
Equalizer:Y
FM radio:Y
Video compression formats:H.263,H.264,MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,MP4,WMV / 3GP,MKV,MP4,WEBM / H.263,H.264,RV,VC-1,VP8,WMV9,XVID / MKV,MP4,WEBM
Voice codecs:AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:N / Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / GPRS, GSM / GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / DC-HSDPA,HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA / HSPA / UMTS / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM + NanoSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Headset included:Y
Protective case:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Mali-T830 MP2
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, File manager, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 2.1
Processor lithography:16
Processor Model:KIRIN 620 / KIRIN 655 / Kirin 658

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.0 / 7 / 7.0 / 7.0 Nougat, EMUI 5.0 / 7.0, EMUI 5.0
Platform:Android
vCard:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2 / 3
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
RAM capacity:3
RAM Type:LPDDR3
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.2 / 7.6 / 7.7
Height :143 / 146.5 / 147.2
Weight:131 / 146 / 147
Width:70.6 / 72 / 72.9