Huawei P9 lite delights

Huawei P9 lite review

The Huawei P9 lite is about to launch with online UK retailers and every indication suggests that this, smaller version of the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, will delight.

Huawei P9 review

Here we take a look at what the Huawei P8 lite will offer.


Huawei P9 lite design


It is very hard not to like Huawei’s 2016 smartphone design, from the speaker grills at the base of the phone to the highly polished metallic bezel. The alloy frame meets a glass front and the majority of this is filled by the display.


The 5.2” display has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD) and the visible frame that does surround this is coloured to match the sides and back. Colour options includes white, black and gold.


Huawei P9 lite design


Located in the higher quadrant of the back face is a fingerprint sensor, surrounded by a polished trim, and this has been positioned for the index finger, making unlocking the phone very easy indeed.


Huawei P9 lite photography

Huawei has opted to use a Sony image sensor and this makes sense, as Sony is a leader in this field. The main camera has a 13MP resolution and this can shoot in numerous modes, including time-lapse and slow-mo.


To gain greater control over the camera, pro-camera mode can be used, with complete control over the EV, ISO and White Balance.


Huawei P9 lite camera


The selfie camera hasn’t been overlooked and has a very satisfactory 8MP resolution with a 27mm wide-angle lens. The selfie camera has preset beautification effects and these can be further customised, as desired.


Huawei P9 lite features


The Huawei P9 lite has Google’s latest version of its operating system installed (Android Marshmallow) and this really does give a very good experience. Essential Google apps come with this, such as Google Maps, Voice Search, Voice Typing, Chrome, Gmail and Now on Tap.


What is Now on Tap? Now on Tap can be used when messaging, browsing the internet or using a social network, like Facebook. Now on Tap scans the content on the page in order to give the user icon-based links to things that are associated to the screen’s content. This could be links to restaurant or hotel reviews, Wikipedia, YouTube, Maps and so on.


Huawei has added its EMUI 4.1 user interface to this, giving Marshmallow a unique look with more apps and themes from Huawei.


If playing or streaming music is a key factor in phone choice, then the Huawei P9 lite has this covered. This Huawei phone has a smart PA and integrated speaker design, which offers truly excellent audio qualities.


Huawei P9 lite features


Sporting one of the highest capacity batteries on the market (3000mAh), a days use is easily managed and aided by SmartPower 4.0 optimisation.


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Written by: Michael Brown

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