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In March 2015, last year’s Huawei Ascend P7 was replaced by the Huawei P8 smartphone that got rid of the word Ascend in the name. The company was made up of two more models of the new line by the large Huawei P8 max and small Huawei P8 lite. the latter will be discussed in this review. The “lighter” and more affordable version of the flagship costs significantly less than the main device of the line. Huawei P8. Therefore, we decided to figure out whether to pay attention to the lightweight version of the flagship or better save for the main or top.
Technical specifications Huawei P8 lite (ALE-L21)
- Screen: IPS, 5 ’’, 1280×720, 294 ppi
- Processor: eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 620, 1.2 GHz
- Graphics Accelerator: Mali-450 MP
- Operating System: Android 5.0 Huawei EMUI 3.1
- RAM: 2 GB
- Built-in memory: 16 GB
- Memory card support: microSD
- Communication: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz || UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 || LTE: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20
- SIM: nanoSIM nanoSIM
- Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
- Navigation: GPS, GLONASS
- Cameras: main. 13 megapixels (LED flash, autofocus), front. 5 megapixels
- Sensors: illumination, proximity, compass
- Battery: 2200 mAh
- Dimensions: 143×70.6×7.7 mm
- Weight: 131 grams
Packaging and equipment
We got a gadget without a box. The manufacturer’s website indicates that the package includes a charger with a USB ⇔ micro-USB cable, a brief user manual and a headset.
Appearance of Huawei P8 lite was received from the “elder brother” of Huawei P8, but in a simplified version: the metal in the case is completely replaced with plastic, as a result of which, on tactile sensations, the P8 lite lost a little in “premium”. Otherwise, the gadgets are similar as two drops of water: the same glossy plastic insert at the top of the back cover of the case, almost the same dimensions, and the design traditions of the Ascend line are not violated. the shape of the case remained as rectangular and slightly angular as in previous models.
The case is surrounded by a pseudo-metal frame, on the right side of which are placed: SIM card slots, a small on / off button and a volume rocker.
The lower end is equipped with a micro-USB connector and two symmetrically arranged speakers, and the upper end is equipped with a headphone jack.
The front camera is located on the right side of the earpiece. This is taken into account in the interface: the photo-taking application takes selfies so that the look is directed directly to the lens, and not to the screen.
There are no physical control buttons on the front panel, only virtual “Back”, “Menu” and “Home” built-in to the interface. Their order, by the way, can be selected in the settings.
Under the screen is a silver Huawei logo.
The main camera does not protrude even a millimeter from the body, and its lens is located under the glass insert. Near the camera is an LED flash.
The gadget weighs 131 grams and in the hand it seems thin and in some sense elegant. Its dimensions (143×70.6×7.7 mm) and a screen size of 5 inches can be safely called optimal. the smartphone lies and feels good in the hand. During use (a little more than a week, while the gadget acted as the main one and was constantly in use), scratches, chips and dents did not appear on the case. Markiness is average. glass prints on the display collects prints, but not catastrophically quickly. The back surface is a little dirty, despite the matte texture, but in general the device continues to look more or less neat.
The unlock button is very convenient to use: it is small and good, not too hard, it is pressed, which saves time and effort when unlocking the smartphone.
The very tight assembly of the device contributes to the feeling of using it: the tightly knocked down Huawei P8 lite, despite the plastic case, feels solid, albeit not as expensive as the Huawei P8.
Anyway, it’s nice to look at the five-inch HD-display Huawei P8 lite: the viewing angles are good, although with a strong tilt the black color gets a little lighter. Excellent clarity made a very good impression.
In the course of further use, it turned out that the display noticeably lacks a margin of brightness. at its maximum level, the image is well perceived under artificial lighting, and on the street, even in cloudy weather, I want to increase the brightness by at least a third. Depending on preferences, the user can change the color temperature of the display. Due to the lack of saturation, the colors on the screen appear pale, but there are no complaints about their accuracy. the color rendering is natural.
The image is slightly recessed under the glass, so there is no sensation of the image lying on the surface. In general, the screen is crisp and generally good, making it brighter would be generally cool.
Huawei P8 lite runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1 user shell installed on top of it. The OS does not have absolute smoothness of operation, slight twitching of the animation is noticeable, but in general the system is stable.
EMUI proprietary firmware looks beautiful and supports interesting gestures. for example, turning on the screen with a double tap and launching applications from the screen off by writing a certain letter on it (c. camera, e. browser, w. weather, m. music). Everything really works and helps in everyday use.
Traditionally for Emotion UI, the appearance of the desktop can be changed from the usual standard to the simplified tiled one.
The device is in operation
The gadget got an eight-core processor HiSilicon Kirin 620 with a frequency of 1.2 GHz and a graphics accelerator Mali-450 MP. The amount of RAM is less than that of the Huawei P8, and is 2 GB. The amount of internal memory is 16 GB.
This is not to say that from the point of view of speed, the Huawei P8 Lite is problem-free: it slows down a bit in the browser, and in general there is not enough smoothness in the system operation to complete comfort in use. Streaming HD-on YouTube, however, the smartphone shows perfectly.
We definitely liked testing the games on Huawei P8 Lite. you can enjoy good graphics on a clear screen, there were no serious problems with speed.
Angry Birds: the toy starts and runs very quickly.
Minion Rush: great graphics and smooth animation, but the smartphone heats up a bit.
Dead Trigger 2: at maximum graphics settings at some points in the game the image twitches, but this does not affect the comfort of the game.
Asphalt 8: no problems were noticed; there are very rare inhibitions of animation.
The gadget showed good results in benchmarks. AnTuTu: 29 909 points, Ice Storm Extreme: 4158.
The sound of the speakers deserves special mention: it is not flat and loud enough, which positively affects the sensations during the game or watching the.
About the camera Huawei P8 lite, we wrote a separate review, equipped with a gallery of pictures and a detailed description of its advantages and disadvantages.
The device received a 13-megapixel module, a flash and a rather interesting application, albeit more modest in terms of a set of functions compared to the P8. It, by the way, works extremely smartly: it starts instantly, it also removes without the slightest delay. Several shooting modes are offered. “Photo”, “Video”, “Decoration” (this mode is primarily intended for portraits), “Time lapse”, “Panorama”, “Successful photos”, HDR and, finally, the most interesting. mode “Focus”, which allows you to change the focus of the frame after shooting.
Daytime shooting outdoors: correct exposure, but inexpressive colors. Daytime shooting outdoors: this frame is characterized by excessive sharpness, artifacts are visible at the borders of contrasting objects.
Daytime shooting outdoors: good color reproduction, but the frame is slightly overexposed. Daytime shooting outdoors: in this photo, colors look faded.
Night shooting outdoors: no noise, clarity in low light conditions is decent. Night shooting outdoors: the sharpness is worse, but overall the picture is satisfactory.
Indoor shooting: Noises appear under artificial lighting. Indoor shooting: due to artifacts, a little lack of clarity.
Close-up shots without flash: sufficient sharpness, a high degree of blurriness of the background, correct exposure and nice colors. Close-up shot without flash: good blurring of objects out of focus, excellent color reproduction.
An example of shooting with the front camera: the resolution for the selfie camera is more than enough.
An example of daytime shooting.
For a mid-range smartphone, the Huawei P8 lite has a great and more than a complete set of supported interfaces. For example, it can boast of working with two nanoSIM cards (both with LTE); in this case, instead of one of the SIM-cards, you can install a memory card. It turns out a kind of mixed one- or two-SIM card smartphone, depending on what is more important for the user. an additional number or an increased amount of memory.
We had no problems with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. Navigation works, turns on relatively quickly. less than a minute on a cold GPS start.
The autonomy of the Huawei P8 lite, as they say, is average in the hospital: it can’t surprise with anything special in this respect. The device is equipped with a 2200 mAh battery, and in our case by the end of the working day it came up with a charge level of 10-15%. At the same time, the author called a lot and wrote messages, plus at least an hour or two in total spent on social networks.
In playback mode at maximum screen brightness, energy consumption is 15-17% per hour. Heavy games will “eat” about 30% of the charge per hour at an average brightness level. In general, the battery is not the most capacious, but sufficient for everyday use of the smartphone.
The attention of the Huawei P8 lite is certainly worthy: at a price much lower than that of the Huawei P8, the novelty is a solid smartphone without any obvious shortcomings. Not the strongest (doesn’t mean that weak) sides include the average indicators of autonomy and a truncated set of functions in the camera application. But the Huawei P8 lite works stably, you can play games with pleasure on it, and its speakers sound great.
- excellent screen clarity;
- good camera with high speed shooting;
- comfort to use.
- insufficient supply of screen brightness.
Lyricist: Alexandra Mitroshina