Review: Huawei P8 Lite an Android phone

The war in the 'premium' mid-range segment is ongoing and constantly heating up, as more and more companies are pushing out devices that seem to be vying for notoriety in this new, competitive space. Asus and Alcatel have been victorious in what they've delivered in the Zenfone 2 and Onetouch Idol 3 respectively, but now it's Huawei's turn to show consumers what it can counter with. 

Fresh off the release of its recent high-end offering in the P8, the company retools the handset to accommodate a significantly more competitive price point of $249.99 outright – a seemingly logical move to keep it in good light with the other options that have already been proven to be successful. Does the Huawei P8 Lite have enough goodies to triumph over the aforementioned, highly acclaimed smartphones?

The package contains:
  • Huawei P8 Lite
  • microUSB cable
  • Wall charger
  • Quick start guide
  • Product and safety information

It’s a more compact, all-plastic version of the P8. Looks good, but there’s definitely less of that premium feel.
Replicating what they've done already, the P8 Lite is undoubtedly staying true to the P8's style by employing the same design language – one that's notable for its uniformly flush surfaces and 7.7mm ultra-thin profile. It's obvious it looks exactly like the P8, with the exception that it has a smaller overall footprint, while it's also thicker, and rocking a plastic body. 
Gone is the metal design, replaced instead by a plastic one, which does nicely to match the brushed metal finish of its beefier spec'd, more premium feeling sibling, but still undeniably plastic. Quite frankly, it's instantly noticeable that the 'premium' feel is lost with its plastic construction, but it's not too heavily compromised with its build quality.



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