Huawei P20 Lite
Hello, Guys! Today I’m going to take a look at the Huawei P20 Lite Review. Huawei has released a brand new P20 Lite smartphone, and now I’ll show you it’s worth it or not. Huawei Lite’s whole series was always successful in the budget smartphone market because they combined reasonable specs with the great design and reliability. So, let’s start-
The Huawei P20 Lite is no exception it features an iPhone X design, average specifications and Huawei’s typical Emotion UI with plenty of features. The iPhone X has inspired a lot of smartphone manufacturers, and I think Apple is already feeling the heat from the competition. When I first got the smartphone two weeks ago, it felt like an iPhone X display and the body of the Honor 8 a nice combination. The Huawei P20 Lite is entirely made out of glass except for the frame.
The phone is very lightweight with only roughly 135 grams and still packs a 3000 milliamp-hours battery inside.
At the bottom of the frame, you can find a 3.5mm Headphone Jack and a Type-C port which is fantastic because the phone is already skinny and packs a big battery but they still in there a Headphone Jack. There’s also a mono speaker right next to it which sounds pretty okay.
On the back of the smartphone, you will find a dual camera module, and as always on the Lite version, there is no branding. It packs a 16-megapixel and a secondary 2-megapixel camera with LED flash.
On the front, there is another 16-megapixel front-facing camera with a notification LED light next to it.
The 5.84-inch display comes with a 19 by 9 form factor Full HD Plus and Notch design. It looks perfectly sharp and vibrant, and it’s bright enough for outdoor usability. Even though it is not the brightest screen, I’ve seen. I’m not a huge fan of that Notch design, but it makes the phone compact. It’s a perfect phone for people who enjoy small and lightweight smartphones.
Biometrics & Security: –
The phone supports Face unlock which works reliable and also the super face for additional security. There is for sure a fingerprint scanner on the backside that all the unlocks almost every time and operates fast.
When it comes to taking pictures with the smartphone, you won’t be disappointed. The camera quality is not outstanding, but it’s reasonably good for the price. The camera app packs all the usual Huawei modes and Pro Mode and even allows you to shoot pictures in raw mode and adjust all kind of settings like exposure, ISO and shutter. The colour reproduction is excellent without too much saturation, sharpness and also details are okay if you have enough light.
In low light, as most mid-range smartphones it’s not super impressive, but if you take time for a shot and keep your phone steady, you can also get reasonable pictures without too much blur. The bokeh effect and background separation work also really good and there are plenty of cool modes in the app.
Unfortunately, the 4K recording is not supported with this chipset. The video footage in 1080p looks quite good, but it could be sharper, and also I’m missing some stabilization. So, videos usually turn out to be quite shaky if we compare to the OnePlus five then the stabilisation is entirely on a different level.
Other than that I was surprised by the front-facing camera which feels pretty good with all kind of lighting situations. So, this feels really like a lifestyle selfie phone.
The Huawei P20 Lite runs on EMUI 8, but please keep in mind that I’ve got the phone very early, and this is not the final software version. As always EMUI feels great, it still packs a lot of useful features like gestures, easy to use customisations and eye-comfort mode. You can slide down from both sides of the notch to open the status bar. So, there’s actually no difference like on the iPhone X. The phone feels very snappy and browsing the web, social media, or playing games with various background apps is no problem. I could even play the latest games like PUBG Nova of plenty of other racing games.
Processor and Performance: –
The Kirin 659 is primarily on the same level as the Snapdragon 625. So, occasional hiccups or lags might occur, but still, the phone has good enough performance for most of the users even though it’s not a flagship. So, occasional hiccups or lags might occur, but still, this phone has good enough performance for most of the users.
It’s not a flagship though, it’s a single SIM phone and supports microSD cards to extend the internal memory of 64 gigabytes, and as far as I know, it’s not waterproof.
The connectivity was also excellent, GPS indoor without SIM card no problem and an ethical compass and GPS signal outdoors. So, regarding Wi-Fi, it’s pretty much on the same level like on Galaxy Note 8, and I didn’t experience any issues. The Huawei P20 Lite also supports NFC.
The Huawei P20 Lite comes with 3000 milliamp-hours battery. The battery life is great I’ve got an average of 5 hours of screen on time and recharging the phone is fast due to Huawei quick charge technology which delivers up to 2A at 9V charging your phone to 100% in around 90 minutes.
So, as I said before it feels so much like Honor 8 mixed up with an iPhone X and not in a wrong way, I like the Honor 8 design with the shiny surface on the back, and It’s very lightweight.
Well, I’m not a big fan of the Notch design but with 18 by 9 smartphones like the Galaxy Note 8 you have to change the form factor. The Huawei P20 Lite has a lot of positive things like you get a nice-looking screen in front but also a lot of negative stuff like media still 16 by 9, and you have to zoom-in, you have to crop the image, and you have to change with software to the full-screen mode.
Now, the notch has no function here, so it doesn’t matter if you slide down from the left side or right side. The Emotion UI is excellent, it looks great, I like shiny things and not so happy with the design of the display but still a stunning and functional smartphone.
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|Technology||GSM / LTE / HSPA|
|SIM||Single or Hybrid Dual SIM|
|BODY||Dimensions||148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||LTPS IPS LCD, 1080 x 2280p, 19:9 Ratio (432 PPI)|
|CAMERA||Rear||Dual (16-MP + 2-MP), f/2.2, PDAF, LED Flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Chip||HiSilicon Kirin 659|
|CPU||Octa-Core up to 2.36GHz|
|MEMORY||Internal||64GB/128GB, 4GB RAM|
|External||Up to 256GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Gyro|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Hotspot|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC & Radio|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm Headphone Jack|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Po 3000 mAh|