Huawei P10 Lite: complete test, opinion, photo, screen and battery life [Exclusive Guide]
the P10 Lite Huawei is a less expensive version of the two top smartphones of Chinese brand, P10, and P10 Plus. This is of course at the price of a few concessions, develop closer of the P8 Lite 2017 released shortly before. This Lite P10 worth? The answer in our full review.
Huawei P10 Lite: Test complete
Huawei P10 Lite: features and specifications
sold for € 100, the Huawei P10 Lite shares much of its technical specifications with the P8 Lite 2017, with a few differences. We find a screen 5.2 inches Full HD, a 12 megapixel (f/2.2) sensor, and a 3000 mAh battery. Only 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and processor Kirin 658 differentiate the two phones.
|Huawei P8 Lite 2017||Huawei P10 Lite|
|display||IPS LCD of 5.2 inches Full HD 1980 x 1080 pixels (424 ppp, ratio 69.5%)||IPS LCD of 5.2 inches Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels (424 ppp, 70.7% ratio)|
|CPU||8 years Kirin 655 to 2.1 Ghz cores||8 years Kirin 658 to 2.1 Ghz cores|
|Graphics chip (GPU)||Mali-T830MP2||Mali-830MP2|
|3 GB||4 GB|
|16 GB||32 GB|
|MicroSD||Yes, up to 256 GB||Yes, up to 256 GB|
|rear Camera||12 MP , Opening f / 2.0. [email protected] FPS video||12 MP, opening f / 2.2. [email protected] FPS video|
|8 MP, opening f / 2.0. [email protected] FPS video||8 MP, opening f / 2.0. 1080 p video|
|4G Cat. 4 (up to 150 / 50 Mbps)||4G Cat. 6 (up to 300 / 50 Mbps)|
|connectivity||Wi – Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, A – GPS, GLONASS, Radio FM||Wi – Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, 4.1, NFC, A – GPS, GLONASS Bluetooth, Radio FM|
|connections||nanoSIM + nanoSIM/microSD, microUSB 2.0, Jack 3.5 mm , fingerprint||nanoSIM + microSIM/microSD, microUSB 2.0, Jack 3.5 mm|
|Audio||mono speaker on the bottom||mono speaker on the bottom|
|color||gold, black, white||gold, black, white, blue|
|Dimensions||147.2 x 72.9 x 7.6 mm||146.5 x 72 x 7.2 mm|
|weight||147 g||146 grams|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat + EMUI 5.0||Android 7.0 Nougat + EMUI 5.1|
|battery||3000 mAh no removable||3000 mAh no removable|
|DAS||0.36 W/Kg||0.89 W/Kg|
Huawei P10 Lite: Design
we begin to know very well the design of Huawei smartphones. This Lite P10 resumes almost feature for feature lines from Huawei P8 Lite 2017 and Honor 8. Differences lie in the back with a fingerprint sensor that is not round, but square, and the disappearance of the double present photo sensor on the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus for a simple sensor.
the back glass and aluminum frame ensure a good build quality and a comfortable grip, also permitted by the screen and the hull that are curved on both sides. Black marks against fingerprints, and glass tends to slip between the hands and on certain surfaces, beware of falling.
the hatch on the left side houses the nanoSIM card slot and up to 256 GB microSD card. We simply regret the choice of the microUSB plug while other mid-range smartphones are already in USB – C, as the Galaxy A3 and A5 2017 to name a few.
Huawei P10 Lite: screen
with its Full HD definition on-screen 5,2 inches, the Huawei P10 Lite offers a comfortable screen of 424 pixels per inch resolution. The maximum brightness is large enough to offer a good readability in all conditions, even in the presence of a strong light.
the contrast ratio is a good level for an IPS display, but of course you stand in the face of the AMOLED screens that make the race in mind on this point. Colorimetry is well regulated, which is not the case of the color temperature which is a bit too warm. An easily adjustable default by going in “settings > display > Color Temperature.
EMUI offers as a mode comfort of eyes to decrease the effects of blue light and thus relieve your eyes and promote sleep when you use your smartphone before you go to bed (which is not recommended for a good sleep).
Huawei P10 Lite: Benchmarks and performance
is an 8 processor cores Kirin 658 clocked at 2.1 GHz that equips the Huawei P10 Lite. Its performance is, unsurprisingly, very close to those of the SoC Kirin 655 boarded the P8 Lite 2017. We find similar scores in the benchmarks, and efficiency on a daily basis, allowing a fluid use of the phone without any slowdowns.
which differentiates the P10 Lite is its extra giga of RAM, up to 4 GB. Only the most demanding users will see a difference when very many applications are open at the same time and you want to return it quickly unless they restart completely.
graphical side is the Mali-T830MP2 GPU that is shipped. Our test of the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 had already put to the test the graphics chip that allows to run all games of the Store, with a medium detail level and flow around the 30 FPS for the greediest games like Real Racing 3 we tested with Gamebench.
Huawei P10 Lite: Interface
is EMUI 5.1 version coming to dress up Android 7.0 Nougat on the P10 Lite. We find the round icons as well as the features and customization that we love on the interface of Huawei. The possibility of having or not a button for the drawer of applications, customizing the navigation keys or even using the fingerprint sensor to take a call or lower the notifications Panel are all good ideas.
you can also create a safe, but also to connect two different accounts at the same time on an application. Convenient to WhatsApp or Facebook for example. If you want to learn more about the interface EMUI 5, head over to our test of the P10 Huawei, which presents all this a little more in detail.
Huawei P10 Lite: Audio
as (too much) of smartphones this year, Huawei P10 lite ensures the minimum side audio. The headphone jack does not suffer any major fault, just like the mono speaker on the bottom edge. The distortion is not too present, but the maximum power is no longer very important. Without being a disappointment, the audio part is not what rehab.
Huawei P10 Lite: network and GPS
Huawei never disappoints when it comes to quality network. With theoretical speeds up to 300 / 50 Mb/s through category 6, we picked up the 4 G + no problem with good grip on the Orange network in Paris. During the calls, the sound was clear and our interlocutors along us perfectly. Same thing on the side of GPS with a first fix satellite in 1 second for an average accuracy of 14 metres.
Huawei P10 Lite: camera
we can’t hide our disappointment on the part of the picture. It is not really wanted to do Huawei with this Lite version. Without asking double photo P10 and P10 more sensors and the quality of the shots that go with the simple sensor should have been better.
we are left with a sensor 12 megapixels with Aperture f/2.2, against f/2.0 on the sold P8 Lite 2017 €100 less. In addition, the software part for a tendency to smooth the image with as a result a sizeable loss of contrast on the different elements. If it helps not to have noise in the night shots, the lack of details is quite blatant.
add an autofocus and capture what we have known faster, and you’re far enough away from the quality that we have seen so far on the PM10 range. However, the colors are well calibrated, just like the white balance. Part photo average, but that was expected anyway to another level for a smartphone stamped P10 and sold at this price.
Huawei P10 Lite: autonomy
with its 3000 mAh battery, you can count on an autonomy of a day with no problems. In airplane mode at night and using the power saving on the end, we managed to push him to a day and a half, all in a mixed use.
As part of our use, it’s Google Chrome who showed the most energy at the level of software, followed the bone and YouTube. We watched two hours of streaming video on the day, a few calls and regularly use Facebook, Gmail and Citymapper, all entirely in 4G.
the screen stayed up about 5 hours total. Remember that without being extraordinary, the autonomy of the Huawei P10 Lite will held without problem a big day. Rapid charge “Huawei Quick Charge” is the part, allowing you to recover 40 to 50% battery in 30 minutes for a full charge in about 1:30.
Huawei P10 Lite: Price and availability
the P10 Lite Huawei is already available online in four colours: white, black, gold and blue. The recommended retail price is € 349, or €100 more than P8 Lite 2017. A comparison that does not benefit the smartphone which, in addition to the competition, internal is also facing many many better equipped mobile on this price range.
Huawei P10 Lite: Verdict
as you have seen throughout this test, the Huawei P10 Lite is not a bad smartphone, but its price positioning is far from ideal. The brand is a little more confusing among its phones and gives the impression to exploit the excellent image of P10 and P10 Plus to offer a product that is far from the brilliance.
Yet he almost had everything to please with a successful design, a good screen, Honourable performance and a more than correct. But the photo sensor and the requested price place it far enough away from its competitors in that price range as the Honor 8.