You see Huawei’s new flagship earning its fair share of praise in the market. You feel like getting one for yourself but your pockets think elsewise. That is a major downer. Not from the company’s perspective though. Because Huawei cares. The people at their HQ know that not everyone can afford their new flagship. So they’ve made one just for you, the P8 Lite. As the name suggests, it’s lite-er on the price tag (as well as in some of the specifications).
The body shares the same design ideology (as of the P8). It’s not exactly the same, but still features an all metal unibody with an almost bezel-less feel like front. Yes, it has premium written all over it! The Gorilla Glass 3 protected screen has been reduced to 5.0 inches as compared to the 5.2 one on the P8, and has a resolution of 720 x 1280 at a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. Other than that, it has almost the same placement of buttons on the left and right side of the phone’s frame, dual speakers on the bottom, sim card slots, etc.
The phone’s power is what is actually affected (just a bit) by lowering the price tag. The HiSilicon Kirin 935 is replaced with a Kirin 620 and a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 octa-core processor replacing the more powerful one found in the actual P8. The RAM has been reduced back to 2 GB with the phone having an internal memory of 16 GB (not to forget that it still supports external memory up to 128 GB using the SIM 2 slot).
Camera wise, the P8lite has the same sized primary sensor at the back, a 13 MP one with an aperture of f/2.0 with dual LED flash and 1080p HD video recording. On the front however, you get to make peace with a 5 megapixel camera instead of an 8 megapixel one.
As far as the battery is concerned, the phone has a 2200 mAh one which is, though, a bit less (compared to that of the P8), but keeping in mind the screen size and resolution jump from 1080p to 720p in this model, it is quite justifiable. So overall, the phone isn’t top-notch, but it’s surely one of the best deals out there under this price tag!