Huawei P8 test Lite 2017: the return of the bestseller [Exclusive Guide]
the P8 Lite Huawei is back in 2017 version coming to update the best-selling brand. To halfway between a P8 Lite 2015 and a Lite P9, with a very close sheet for an Honor 6 X and the design of a Honor 8 Lite, there what get lost. It decrypts all together in our full review of Huawei P8 Lite 2017!
Huawei P8 Lite 2017: Test complete
Huawei P8 Lite 2017: features and specifications
Let’s start with the technical features of the smartphone that offers a nice evolution from the original model, released in mid-2015. We go here to a slightly bigger screen of 5.2 inches with a Full HD 1080 p definition. The Kirin 655 processor and 3 GB of RAM are identical to what is found in the Honor 6 X.
The main photo sensor passes from 13 to 12 megapixels, but wins phase detection autofocus. The front camera goes from 5 to 8 megapixels. The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 also take version 4.1 Bluetooth, as well as a 3000 mAh battery, 800 mAh more than the original model. All Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0, two very good points.
|Huawei P8 Lite 2017||Huawei P8 Lite (2015)|
|display||IPS LCD 5.2 inches Full HD 1980 x 1080 pixels (424 ppp, ratio 69.5%)||IPS LCD of 5 inches HD 1280 x 720 pixels (294 ppp, 68.3% ratio)|
|CPU||8 cores years Kirin 655 to 2.1 Ghz||8 hearts years Kirin 620 to 1.2 Ghz|
|graphics chip (GPU)||Mali-T830MP2||Mali-450MP4|
|RAM||3 GB||2 GB|
|16 GB||16 GB|
|MicroSD||Yes, up to 256 GB||Yes, up to 256 GB|
|rear Camera||12 MP , Opening f / 2.0. [email protected] FPS video||13 MP, opening f / 2.0. [email protected] FPS video|
|front Camera||8 MP, opening f / 2.0. [email protected] FPS video||5 MP. [email protected] FPS video|
|4G Cat. 4 (up to 140 / 50 Mbps)||4G Cat. 4 (up to 140 / 50 Mbps)|
|Wi – Fi 802.11 a/g/b/n, WiFi Direct Bluetooth 4.1 , NFC, A – GPS, GLONASS, Radio FM||Wi – Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, A – GPS, GLONASS, 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|
|Dimensions||147.2 x 72.9 x 7.6 mm||143 x 70.6 x 7.7 mm|
|Weight||147 g||131 grams|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat + EMUI 5.0||6.0 Android Marshmallow + EMUI 4.1|
|battery||3000 mAh not removable||2200 mAh non removable|
|DAS||head : – Body:-||head: 0.39 W/kg. Body: 1.02 W/kg|
why a Huawei P8 Lite 2017?
The P8 Lite released in 2015 for been the best-selling smartphone of the brand for a long time. The P9 Lite, released last year, did not meet the same success, prompting Huawei to propose a model 2017 its P8 Lite to surf on my name, my success and confidence as the dealers and operators agreed to this model that sells very well. However, the brand is not only a simple change of name.
Huawei P8 Lite 2017: A nice Design
the first thing you notice when following the news of Huawei and Honor products, is that of P8 Lite is very similar to Honor 8 , and for good reason, this is nothing less than an Honor 8 Lite built for the french market. The physical resemblance is therefore not amazing.
the glass back and the screen slightly curved at the edges as well as the rounded shapes give this P8 Lite 2017 a good grip despite its 5.2 inches and its 4 mm of extra compared to the original width. The imprint on the back drive is a welcome addition. We will see in the software part, it shows formidable efficiency and features.
the two grids of speaker on the bottom edge are home to a single speaker, under the grid on the right. The hatch on the left side houses the choice two cards nanoSIM, or a SIM card and a microSD up to 256 GB. The setting is made of plastic (polycarbonate), the gripping of the buttons is good, and the manufacturing quality is respectable for a smartphone in this range.
Huawei P8 Lite 2017: IPS Full HD display
the P8 Lite 2017 changes slightly from the model 2015 with this time a Full HD of 5.2 inches slab which offers a good display finesse thanks to its resolution of 424 ppp. The phone didn’t so ashamed on this point in the face of its competitors. The contrast is excellent for an IPS display and maximum brightness is very high, what to use the P8 Lite 2017 outdoors without having to worry about readability.
the color temperature is not perfect, but the Colorimetry is good. Huawei for now the know-how in the matter and the time or mid-range phones, we could bleed the eyes seems far enough. Without reaching the summits, the screen is quality, and that’s exactly what we asked.
Huawei P8 Lite 2017: Benchmarks and performance
in terms of performance, this Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is unsurprisingly at the same level as a Honor 6 X which it shares most of the plug technique. High academic scores who even sometimes allow themselves to do better than the Lite P9 on certain benchmarks. With scores of 57622 on AnTuTu and 3311 on Geekbench in multi-core, the new P8 Lite approximates a Galaxy A5, but only at the level of the CPU.
indeed, it is the graphical part of the SoC who weighs down the performance of the smartphone, especially in game. The Mali GPU-T830MP2 is clearly not a lightning war. With only 8415 points on Basemark X, the theoretical part was not engaging. We were able to confirm that in practice with Gamebench and Real Racing 3, known for its graphic requirement.
on a 26-minute session of games, the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 for turned to an average of 27 FPS. The score would be correct if the GPU doesn’t pick up by time to suffer big downturns with fra waterfallsmerate up to 10 FPS when many elements are displayed on the screen. If you intend to play, stick to less demanding games.
Huawei P8 Lite 2017: Interface EMUI 5.0 and 7.0 Android
the P8 Lite 2017 a good taste out directly under Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 interface. It benefits therefore of all the latest news from the interface of Huawei as the possibility of putting a drawer of application if you do not get them all directly on the offices.
the quick search by sliding your finger down from any office or even the possibility of changing the navigation buttons are significant functions. The default installed applications are not too many, but the 16 GB storage capacity very quickly shows its limits, investment in a microSD card is highly recommended.
the smartphone takes advantage of the latest version of the reader to imprint of Huawei, with all the features that come with it. If this is the possibility to configure up to five footprints, you can use the sensor to take pictures, pick up during a call, cancel an alarm or even do down the notification panel or scroll through photos by the touching.
fingerprint reader also lets you secure the safe where you can store your sensitive files and encrypt them so that no one for access. The menu floating, display reduced to use the interface to a hand and quick calls through voice control (in french), are all options that make still fuller EMUI.
Huawei P8 Lite 2017: Audio quality
if the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is surely not the smartphone of choice for audiophiles, it provides the essential. Black headphones are in the box. Once plugged into the headphone jack, they offer a correct sound quality as long as you do not exceed the 50%. Beyond that, an effect Tin is heard.
the mono speaker located under the grid on the right of the bottom edge of the phone delivers a correct quality if you don’t push it too far. Its positioning won’t be a problem when you hold the smartphone to the portrait. Horizontally, attention do not obstruct with the Palm of your hand.
Huawei P8 Lite 2017: Network and GPS
network side, no change between 2015 and 2017 for what is network compatibilities. Almost all the frequency bands used in France are covered, with the exception of the 700 MHz band, which is widely used at Free.
RAS for the rest, 4G of category 4 allows theoretical speeds up to 150 / 50 Mb/s, the network grip is good, just as it hangs GPS with a first fix recorded in only 7 seconds, with an accuracy of 5 meters.
the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is dual SIM, which is quite handy if you use. On the other hand, he must choose between a second nanoSIM card or card microSD which is quickly needed if you are not the type to store all your photos and videos in the cloud.
Huawei P8 Lite 2017: Camera
the photo app is very complete with a crowd of modes that are found throughout the range of Huawei. Modes Pro photo and video Pro through the HDR, light painting, or the timelapse, you will have to express your creativity and your expertise. Still need the camera to follow.
for its P8 Lite 2017, the manufacturer made the choice of a sensor 12 megapixels with Aperture f/2.0, LED flash and autofocus to phase detection. The phone is rather pleasant to use, with the possibility of using slice buttons to capture shots.
if the time is not merciful, the camera just a little to catch the light with its photosites of 1.25 µm and despite its opening correct f/2.0. Backlit and cloudy, the HDR mode remains the simplest solution. Alternatively, you can put your hands in Photo Pro that allows more control over the opening, exposure, ISO or even the white balance.
At night, the Huawei P8 Lite sensor is doing respectably, with a present smoothing, but good sound overall management. Keeping in mind that this is a phone less than € 250, the record is quite correct.
Huawei P8 Lite 2017: autonomy and charging
side endurance, Huawei P8 Lite 2017 for evolved in the right direction compared to my big brother. Thus, it passes a 2200 mAh to 3000 mAh battery. Add to that a SoC less energy, a still more optimized OS, and you get very good results. Autonomy is clearly one of the strong points of this P8 Lite 2017.
After a big day of test in alternating 4G and Wi – Fi, 25 minutes of play on Real Racing 3, 1 h 30 video playback on YouTube, a bit of social networking and a lot of web browsing, the P8 Lite 2017 held the distance from 7:30 in the morning at 22 h, time at which he showed 35% of battery. The screen brightness was set to automatic throughout the day.
with the airplane for the night mode, we managed to drag him overnight by mid-morning. 13% of battery, he then displayed 5 h 40 with the screen turned on, without ever having used one of the energy saving modes. If you do not consume too much game and video, so you can count on one day and a half of autonomy without any problem.
One of the major weaknesses of this Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is the very long charging of the phone. With only 5 watts, the charger is very long before you breathe new life into the battery. Starting from 13% of battery, the P8 Lite 2017 is recharged only + 28% in 30 minutes and + 36% in an hour. Allow 2 hours for a full charge to 100%.
Huawei P8 Lite 2017: Price and availability
the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is available since the end of January at the price recommended € 249 in the colors, black, white or gold. If the first P8 Lite of the name is doomed to disappear, you can still find it at time of writing its lines around€ 165 in a unlocked version.
the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is the worthy successor of the P8 Lite which will be able to shoot my bow after almost two years on the market. The brand offers a smartphone that walks in the footsteps of my older brother in seeking the best possible quality-price ratio, what he managed to do it without too much difficulty.
my differences with the P9 are minimal and it stands just a Honor 6 X by its simple photo sensor and its more compact dimensions. So why leave such model? The goal for Huawei is here to propose a replacement of my best-selling book, keeping the same name designed to convince those who loved the first model, and reassure the dealers and operators on the dynamics of the range of P.
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