The Huawei P8 Lite has gone practically unnoticed. The Chinese company did not want it to overshadow the launches of the Huawei P8 and Huawei P8 Max , but that does not mean that this model will go through the market with more pain than glory. And it is that it is a five-inch computer with a very attractive metal design that has a set of top-of-the-line specifications. Some characteristics that can make it one of the big names of this 2015 for the mid-range.
Among them we find a 13-megapixel rear camera, an eight-core processor or compatibility with high-speed 4G networks . This model is expected to reach the Spanish market from next May for a price of 180 euros . We tell you all the details of the Huawei P8 Lite in the following in-depth analysis.
Here is a comparison between the Huawei P8 Lite and the Motorola Moto G 2015
Design and display
One of the great news that this model brings us is that it maintains the keys to the design of the Huawei P8 in the fundamental lines . That is, it integrates a slim body built in aluminum alloy that gives it a first-class appearance. The Asian company will market this model in four different shades: gray, gold, black and white. In all cases we enjoy a remarkable fineness of 7.6 mm and a weight of 131 grams. Also noteworthy is the brushed pattern on the back, which is a fairly elegant touch and an upper band in a differentiated color where the camera is housed. Its full dimensions are 143 x 70.6 x 7.6 millimeters and its weight is placed on the 131 grams.
As for the screen, this model bets on the 5-inch format , which has practically become a standard in many mid-range and upper-middle-range models on the market. The IPS LCD panel achieves an HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, with a density of 294 dots per inch. This is a fairly good level of detail for regular use of the phone, although more demanding users may miss a higher resolution panel when watching high-quality videos and movies. The use of IPS technologyfavors wide viewing angles of up to 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically. To protect the screen from bumps and scratches, it has the Gorilla Glass 4 glass reinforcement .
Huawei has wanted to respect the photographic power of the Huawei P8 with a set to match. And is that the Huawei P8 Lite integrates a 13 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash . Furthermore, this lens is also capable of recording video in 1080p quality. In the front we have a camera with a resolution of 5MP which should give us an excellent performance both when carrying out our selfies as the apps using videoconferencing Skype type.
Memory and power
At the heart of this device is a good eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 620 processor with a power of 1.2 GHz per core, along with a 2 GB RAM. Without being a top set, it should give us a very remarkable performance when running Android games and applications. In addition, having a higher RAM memory we can run a greater number of processes at the same time without affecting the performance of the system. On the other hand, the internal memory of this equipment amounts to 16 GB. This capacity can be up to 128GB via MicroSD card.If we don't want to invest more money, another option is to use the free online storage offers from services like Dropbox .
Operating system and applications
The Huawei P8 Lite will arrive with the latest version of the Android platform , Android 5.0 Lollipop. This version brings a renewed interface for Google icons, with a more attractive and colorful appearance that is powerfully reminiscent of the iOS bet in many moments. But also, along with this more cheerful design, the use of many tools has been streamlined, such as the camera app. And it is now that it will be much easier to move between the shooting mode and the photos stored on the phone with just the drag of a finger. In addition, other functions have been improved, such as switching between open apps . Huawei has also done its part with its Emotion UI interface and extra features like taking screenshots with a gentle tap of the knuckles.
Apart from these improvements, Android brings us a complete set of applications with more than a million and a half titles in its official store. WhatsApp, Line, the eternal Angry Birds, Evernote or Office for productivity and a long etcetera that make it easy to customize the mobile to the taste of each user. Nor do we like to forget here the weight of Google's own apps. And it is that tools with YouTube, Gmail or Google Maps will surely take much of the use we make of the phone.
The Huawei P8 Lite can be connected to high-speed 4G networks , an attraction that has become one of the great claims of operators in the last two years. To save data on the mobile rate, we also have the option of connecting through WiFi . Other connections include Bluetooth 4.1 to synchronize compatible devices, GPS to place ourselves anywhere and use navigation apps like Waze and a MicroUSB port to charge the mobile.
Autonomy, price and opinions
To operate this model uses a 2,200 milliamp battery . At the moment, the Chinese company has not given official data on the time of use that this model allows, although it is expected that it can overcome the barrier of the day of use without the need for charging. The Huawei P8 Lite should come to Spain in the month of May , at a price that could reach around 250 euros . In short, a smartphone that goes down a step with respect to the characteristics of the Huawei P8 but that maintains a set of features and a first-rate design that can make it one of the big names in the mid-range in 2015.
HUAWEI P8 Lite
|Resolution||HD 1,280 x 720 pixels|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Dimensions||143 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm|
|Colors||White / Gray / Gold / Black|
|Video||FullHD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels|
Paint with light function
|Front camera||5 megapixels|
|Formats||MP3, Midi, AAC, AMR, WAV, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, 3GP, MP4, 3GPP|
|Radio||FM radio with RDS|
|Features||Noise canceling microphone|
Dictation and voice recording
|Operating system||Android 5.0 Lollipop + Emotion UI 3.1|
|Extra applications||Google Apps|
Huawei apps: Knuckle Sense, App consumption firewall, Smart international dialer
|CPU processor||HiSilicon Kirin 620 Octa-Core 1.2GHz|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||ARM Mali-450|
|Internal memory||16 GB|
|Extension||Yes with MicroSD card up to 128 GB (SIM / MicroSD slot)|
|Mobile Network||4G / 3G|
|GPS location||a-GPS / Glonass|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
|Bands||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Others||Create WiFi zone|
|Capacity||2,200 mAh (milliamp hours)|
|Duration in use||-|
|Release date||May 2015|