Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Does Not Enough Memory

The updated version of the Huawei P8 Lite received, among other things, a 5.2-inch Full HD screen, a multifunctional fingerprint scanner, Android 7.0 “out of the box” and a 12MP main camera with an increased pixel size. However, the modernization was not only to improve the technical characteristics, but also to create a new exterior of the 240-dollar model. All the details. in our review!

Design and functional elements

The design of P8 Lite (2017) seems to be nothing special, but the smartphone immediately disposes to itself. Firstly, the quality of the materials. They are really at a high level. The back and front panels of the gadget are covered with a protective 2.5D glass of white, black or golden color. The material, of course, is slippery, but it looks elegant. over, in light colors on it, fingerprints are practically not visible.

A plastic frame runs along the perimeter of the smartphone case. over, the fact that this is plastic can be judged only on the basis of tactile sensations, since purely visually it is nothing more than metal. In a word, the updated P8 Lite has no problems with the design, and it looks to many.

Briefly walk through the functional elements. A hybrid slot (nanoSIMnanoSIM or nanoSIMmicroSD) is equipped on the left “sidewall” of the model, and on the right is the power button and volume key. The latter are perfectly pressed and well spaced, so there were no erroneous clicks.

The top end of the smartphone is given for a noise reduction microphone and 3.5 mm audio output, and the bottom for a microUSB port, another microphone and a multimedia speaker.

I can not fail to note that all the cutouts for the connectors are made very carefully, and the elements of the P8 Lite 2017 case are perfectly docked. There are no backlashes or gaps.

Despite the 5.2-inch display, the P8 Lite (2017) received small dimensions (147.2 x 72.94 x 7.6 mm) and weight (147 g), making it convenient to hold in your hand and carry in your pocket. Rounded body shapes also make a significant contribution to improving the ergonomics of the model.

Under the screen of the P8 Lite (2017) there are navigation buttons, the combination of which can be changed in the “Settings”, and above it is a slot for the earpiece, LED-indicator, light / proximity sensors and an 8MP camera lens.

In addition to the camera lens and LED flash, a fingerprint scanner is also equipped on the rear panel.

Biometric sensor

The fingerprint pad is painted in the color of the smartphone case, but since it is slightly recessed into it and indicated by a mirror frame, it is easy to feel blindly.

The scanner works very quickly, and most importantly, it is not mistaken. The maximum number of registered fingerprints is 5.

In addition to directly unlocking the smartphone using the biometric sensor of the smartphone, you can take photos, answer calls, turn off the alarm, view pictures and open the notification panel and much more.


Full HD resolution with a diagonal of 5.2 inches provides the screen P8 Lite (2017) a clear and detailed picture.

It uses an IPS matrix with the widest viewing angles, excellent color reproduction and high brightness, which is more than enough for comfortable work with a smartphone even in bright light conditions. However, the manufacturer decided to additionally play it safe and provided for this case also a separate mode of “High Definition in the Sun.”

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The backlight level in P8 Lite (2017) is manually and automatically adjusted. The user can also adjust the color temperature and activate the “Vision Protection Mode”, which reduces the UV radiation of the screen, to reduce eye fatigue.

To simplify navigation on the display, you can use the options “Simple screen” and “One-handed operation”, as well as the pop-up “Control button”, which provides quick access to some frequently used functions.

The control model’s gloves do not support the touch layer of the model, but it doesn’t need to be pressed again. it recognizes up to 10 even the lightest simultaneous touches.

Thus, the only drawback of the P8 Lite display (2017), in my opinion. this is not the best oleophobic coating. Fingerprints are quite noticeable on the screen and they are eliminated with a certain effort.

Communication opportunities

The image from the screen of the smartphone can be displayed on a TV or monitor using the Mirror Share option.

For wireless file transfer, the user can use Bluetooth 4.1 or Wi-Fi. The latter only supports the 2.4 GHz band.

The built-in location module supports two navigation systems. GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS.

Two nanoSIM cards work in Huawei P8 Lite (2017) simultaneously in standby mode on 2G: GSM, 3G: UMTS, 4G: FDD / TDD: PRA-LX2 and 4G: FDD: PRA-LA1 / LX1 / LX3 networks.


The SIM card slot, we recall, is hybrid and, if necessary, expand 16 GB of the model’s internal memory; instead of a second SIM card, you can install a microSD card with a maximum capacity of 256 GB.

Another option. connect a USB drive to the smartphone using the USB-OTG specification.

Hardware and performance

Concerning “gland”, the smartphone is a worthy competitor in its price category. The performance of the proprietary 8-core Kirin 655 processor (4×2.1 GHz4x1.7 GHz) and the Mali-T830MP2 graphics chip paired with 3 GB of RAM are enough for comfortable viewing up to Full HD resolution.

There are no restrictions on the launch of “heavy” games. at maximum graphics settings in Asphalt 8 and Real Racing 3. no lags.

EMUI 5.0 also has no complaints regarding the speed of work of the updated proprietary EMUI 5.0 shell installed on top of Android 7.0 Nougat.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Does Not Enough Memory

I was pleased with the opportunity to record the screen, change the desktop style, reply to messages and block notifications directly from the notification panel, and also control the smartphone using movements and voice.

Of the pre-installed programs, I note branded music and players, as well as the fitness utility “Health”.

Like the exterior of the EUI shell itself, the design and programs of the “Phone Manager” have somewhat changed, in which, among other things, all the energy-saving modes available for P8 Lite (2017) are hidden.


For the autonomy of the model, you can put the highest score. One full charge of her 3000 mAh battery lasts for 2 days of active use.

In Full HD playback at a level of backlight below the average, the smartphone lasted 11 hours, in the mode of web surfing. 10. In two hours of photo and shooting, the result of which was a little more than 100 pictures and up to 30 minutes of, it was discharged by less than 30%.

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There is no doubt that the main emphasis in P8 Lite (2017) is on photo and capabilities. The front camera of the smartphone uses an 8MP sensor with a pixel size of 1.4 microns and optics with aperture of f / 2.0.

It is supplemented by the “Decoration”, “Panorama” and “Smile” modes, the ability to adjust ISO, white balance and many other parameters. The camera does a great job of taking selfies. pictures come out clear, with the correct exposure and color reproduction.

No less pleasant impressions were left from the capabilities of the main 12MP camera of the smartphone (pixel size 1.25 microns) with 5-lens optics with aperture f / 2.2, LED flash and phase autofocus.

Focusing is very fast. Even when shooting in low light, the software takes care of small details and effectively eliminates color digital noise. The photo module confidently copes with macro photography and close-up shooting.

In addition to a huge number of modes, including “HDR”, “Panorama” and “Light”, as well as the possibility of post-focusing, the user has at his disposal a professional mode that involves manually adjusting such parameters as ISO, white balance, exposure, and so on.

By the way, the professional mode, along with “Autofocus in motion” (holding the selected object in focus) is also available when shooting on the main camera P8 Lite (2017). Maximum resolution for both smartphone photo modules. Full HD


The sound quality claims to the multimedia dynamics of the smartphone did not arise. Although the frequency spectrum as a whole is not wide, but the sound is clear and the volume margin is good. Supported surround sound technology SWS 2.0.

The conversational speaker does not suffer in quality either. the interlocutor during the conversation was clearly audible, similar to me.


Well, today Huawei P8 Lite (2017) in the price category up to 250 is perhaps one of the most interesting solutions this year. In its cute and perfectly assembled case, a high-quality screen, a fast fingerprint scanner, a capacious battery, good hardware for its class, and notable cameras for its capabilities plus updated highly functional branded software fit in.

However, I also can not miss the rare opportunity to find fault with Huawei. P8 Lite (2017) was far from the best oleophobic screen coverage and, as in the previously tested Nova, there is no support for fast charging technology and 5 GHz Wi-Fi.

Cost: 6 499 UAH

Product provided by Huawei

Alena Lazauskas

Discussion article

:): Wi-Fi 5 GHz does not have such a diva for most smarts) the same to me minus
1 to answer18:55 03/14/2017

Alexey: I liked the smart design. Without a bumper slides when put on an uneven table. I glued a film with an oleophobe on the screen. Performance was impressive, and especially pleased with the camera with professional mode for night shooting! Separately, I note the fingerprint scanner. When in the simulator (sweaty hands) you need to take a call. It works right away.
to answer21:33 03/19/2017

Dmitry: Have you seen many middle-class smartphones with fast charging? The same apples from 8k and above charge longer than this smart. It charges in 1.5-2 hours to 100%. I bought it for a girl; I myself use it more often than she does. everyone is happy) I agree about the camera, it is gorgeous. The scanner is also gorgeous, I have Nova himself, so I constantly push the curtains over to them. I like Android 7.0, EMUI 5, I did everything very conveniently, it is clear that Huawei is sweating sooooo hard, talented guys. in short, I recommend both Nova and this smart, both cool.
to answer23:02 03/26/2017

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Dimbulla: The brightest smartphone in this price range. Performance at an altitude, both the main and the front cameras are again the best in smarts at this price. Oleophobia is not so important as the whole device will be dressed in a bumper, which comes with the kit and the glass will fall on the screen. I recommend smart
to answer16:30 04/20/2017

Tikhon: I bought a gift for my wife in white. I chose it both by the combination of beautiful design, and by the capabilities of the camera, the quality of communication reception, and that for this money I would be extremely stable and fast in work. The shell is simply breathtaking. Everything is at hand, all internal menus are available in a maximum of three clicks, which facilitated navigation through the settings. Calm colors do not go into the eyes, unlike amoled screens. The wife praised the fingerprint scanner. really works in less than half a second, with any level of humidity and contamination of the hands. The screen became glass, so the lack of oleophobic is not a minus. Yes, and somehow do not care, based on the price, this is not a minus. The smartphone itself is a bomb. It works stably fast in games, there is no feeling that performance is falling. On the white case, the prints are not so visible. The processor is warming slightly. RAM for several applications is still a car. The battery is stable one and a half days. In general, the wife is happy with the gift.
to answer11:07 04/24/2017

Kolya: The smartphone is very cool for the money, and the camera will simply fly away, the quality of the pictures is better than that of many smartphones with a great price tag. The interface is still very convenient, and the shell itself is very nice, I did not have to look for any third-party themes. I really like it, the only thing I would like to add is the oleophobic coating on the back panel, since I am not a fan of covers, but I still glued the film to the screen. In general, I’m very pleased who is looking for a good smartphone with an adequate price tag and characteristics, this is exactly the option on which you will not lose
to answer15:14 05/07/2017

GeghaDIY: The true representative of the smartphone from the TOP 3 manufacturers of 2017. Here both design and high performance thanks to the Kirin3GB processor RAM and good cameras with many settings. Autonomy for two days of work, given the FHD display resolution, this is a very good indicator. I use it myself and am very satisfied
to answer18:11 05/08/2017

Roma: A great option for quietly to love fast phones for a rosy color, I’m browning like that for 2 months, I’ll say a couple of words on the shell, it’s shorter and smarter, it’s easy to switch to it, I’m shorter plus win on 7 android phone itself
to answer00:05 05/17/2017

Anton: In use for more than five months. The smartphone works perfectly, everything works lightning fast. Productive processor 2.1Gu 3GB of RAM give very great performance. The case is made of tempered glass with 2.5D, it does not slip in the hand, it lies comfortably. Includes pad
to answer19:58 05/31/2017