Huawei P8 Lite Review

By Dzhingarov

The Huawei P8 Lite is basically quite light in terms of performance but pretty strong on price. This is the most important thing to remember about the smartphone but if you want to learn more, feel free to read on. The Huawei P8 Lite is definitely not a bad smartphone but the competition basically stands out as being better, although this gadget does offer a strong camera, quite an attractive design and a pretty good battery life.

Durable And Comfortable

One of the pluses associated with the Huawei P8 Lite is the hardware. We see that the higher tier P8 materials are replaced with lower quality items but the result is an appearance that is very good. The configuration of this smartphone is pretty good and very easy to use with a single hand.

The bad part is that we have a subtly grippy back, a smooth plastic house strip and a non-removable backplate that is not impressive. Everything looks austere but it is definitely tasteful. The Huawei P8 Lite is light and definitely slim. Durability also seems to be the case.

Camera And Screen

One bad part that is of high interest for most people is the screen as it is not as great as the exterior of the smartphone. We have a low resolution, 720p. When compared with the other similar gadgets available on the market at the moment, this is simply not enough. The color calibration and contrast are poor. Just compare the screen and what it offers with the Alcatel Idol 3. Although Alcatel is more expensive, the screen is a lot better.

When analyzing the camera, positives appear. We have a 13 MP camera that does manage to capture in-focus, clear and attractive photographs. This is a surprise when we look at the sticker price since similarly priced smartphones do not actually offer something like this. We even have a good sensor quality, one that is better than Nexus 6, which is so much more expensive. Just do not expect the same thing with video recording. This is a smartphone that will not offer great videos. The results will be noisy, grainy and blurry.

Smartphone Performance

The best way to describe the performance of the Huawei P8 Lite is middling. The included processor will easily handle tasks but when you open something that is computationally intensive, more than the Google Doc, we see instant struggling. Various apps running at the same time means that when you switch between them the experience will feel quite sluggish.

We are looking at a 13 megapixel camera, one that is really good, especially when looking at the sticker price. At the same time, there are some interesting features included in the settings menu. The lock mode is an example, one that efficiently prevents accidental touches while the phone is in the bag or in your pocket.


The truth is the Huawei P8 Lite is good but it is not great when compared with similar gadgets on the market. It is definitely attractive, has some good software features and the battery life is just like all the gadgets in the middle of the range. However, when looking at the budget market that is targeted, there are other smartphones that are better. We can say that performance is average and video recording is simply disappointing. Although the camera is pretty good, this is not enough.