Huawei P20 Lite Review

Huawei P20 Lite Review: The P20 Lite has every specifications and features that it takes to be a P20 brand. Having a dual camera at the rear, a notched screen with a face unlock. The bezel-less display screens are becoming rampant and invoke.

The P20 Lite is the younger folk of P20 and P20 Pro; as the Pro has a triple camera while the P20 Lite has just two cameras. The Huawei P20 Lite is a considerate accumulation to the P20 series that prospers the P20 essence and puts it to good effort in the mid-range. The device has a glass-like design and notched bezel-less screen. It also has a good-looking design and an all-screen front with good display quality.

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See also: HUAWEI P20 LITE SPECIFICATIONS

Huawei Honor 7s comes with 5.45 inches’ LCD screen display, MT6739 processing chip, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera, 3020 mAh battery, 16 GB internal memory and 2 GB RAM. Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) comes with 5.45 inches’ LCD screen display, MT6739 processing chip, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera, 3020 mAh battery, 16 GB internal memory and 2 GB RAM.

Huawei Y3 (2018) comes with 5.0 inches’ IPS LCD screen display, MT6737M processing chip, 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera, 2280 mAh battery, 8 GB internal memory and 1000 MB RAM.

Huawei P20 Lite features a capacitive 5.84 inches’ touchscreen display. This device runs on an operating system of Android 8.0 (Oreo). The Huawei P20 Lite Price is $250.  The device comes with dual 16 MP and 2 MP rear cameras. The front side also has 16 MP selfie camera for regular version and 24 MP for Indian and Chinese version. It comes in 4 GB RAM. A non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery powers the device.

 

Operating systemAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
Display5.84 inches
Dimension148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4 mm
Screen Resolution1080 x 2280 pixels
NetworkGSM / HSPA / LTE
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
Rear CameraDual: 16 MP + 2 MP
Internal Memory32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB
RAM4 GB
Battery Capacity3000 mAh battery

 

The P20 Lite has a processing speed that is enhanced due to the octa-core processing technology. The internal memory versions of the device include 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB internal memory. All the versions of internal memory come with 4 GB RAM and you should also not that the 128 GB internal memory version is meant for Chinese and Malaysian regions.

The operating system of Huawei P20 Lite is the Android 8.0 (Oreo) which seems not to be upgradable to a higher version for now. It has a HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16 nm). The CPU is an Octa-core that runs at 4×2.36 GHz for Cortex-A53 and 4×1.7 GHz for Cortex-A53. The graphics processor. The graphic processor is a Mali-T830 MP2.

The rear cameras are duet 16 megapixels with 2-megapixel rear cameras. The rear camera comes with LED flash, auto-HDR and panorama. You can capture videos of about 1080p resolution with the rear camera of the Huawei P20 Lite. The front side has a single 16 MP camera for regular version, while the versions sent to China and India has 24 MP selfie camera

There is an LTPS IPS LCD screen of 5.84 inches at its front that has a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2280 pixels. The display also has an Always-on display technology.  The device comes with single SIM and hybrid dual SIM models.

The fingerprint sensor is there for maximum security of the phone. There is an earphone jack and a single speaker. A battery of 3000 mAh powers the device.

Unboxing

Unwrapping the white cartoon of the device will reveal many white accessories like a two-pinned white charger adapter, a white headphone, a white USB chord. Always make sure that the cartoon is properly sealed so as to get the full content in box. If not, you might be getting half or fewer contents when you unbox a supposed new device. The Huawei P20 Lite price is not much because you will get some phone covers and manual books in the box.

Design

The Huawei P20 Lite comes with a physical dimension of 148.6 millimeters via length. it is 71.2 millimeters wide and 7.4 millimeters thick.  The P20 Lite weighs 145 grams. The front side of the phone is made with a glass as the rear part of the phone is also made with plastic. The frame of the device is an aluminum frame.

At the front side of the device, you will see a 5.84 inches’ LTPS IPS LCD display. The 5.84 inches’ display screen on P20 Lite comes with a screen-to-body ratio of 19:9.

The display almost covered every part of the front view including the part were the home key was supposed to be. But it didn’t cover the region meant for the earpiece and selfie camera with its sensors. Huawei P20 Lite price justifies the awesome design of the phone.

With the earpiece at the top front-side of the phone, the front side also sees a 16 MP or 24 MP camera depending on the version. The is no button on the front side of the device.

The face recognition sensor is there at the front side of the phone. The left side of the phone is for volume keys and power key. The right side of the phone has the SIM card and microSD tray.

The device comes with an audio jack and also comes with a wired paired headphone. The device is not waterproof and dustproof. It can’t resist water and dust up to certain distance for a time.

At the bottom of the phone, there is an earphone jack at the bottom-left with a USB port separating the earphone jack from the loudspeaker that comes after the primary microphone at the bottom right. The primary mic is located at the right side of the USB port. And after the loudspeaker.

At the back you will see two cameras including 16 megapixels and 2 megapixel cameras vertically place at the left-top of the rear part of the phone. The camera has its flash and sensor placed beneath it. This device has variant colors like Klein Blue, Sakura Pink and Midnight Black colors.

Display

The device has a 5.84 inches’ display which comes with a 1080 pixels by 2280 pixels’ resolution that has a pixel density of 432 ppi.   The display type is a super LTPS IPS LCD screen has a brightness of 480 nits.

Performance and Memory

The Huawei P20 Lite is powered by an operating system of Android 8.0 (0reo). The device comes with HiSilicon Kirin 659 that has 16 nm manufacturing process. This chipset has a processor of eight cores running at 4 x 2.36 GHz. The graphics processor for it is a Mali-T830 MP2.

This device comes with one single RAM version which include 4 GB RAM. The device has three versions of internal memory including 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB internal memory. The 4 GB RAM is for all internal memory versions.

But the internal memory can be expanded up to 256 GB using a microSD card. This memory expansion is only available on Huawei P20 Lite dual SIM model only and the SD card is placed on SIM 2 slot. A Huawei P20 Lite price for a 4 GB RAM smart phone seems nice.

Camera

The rear cameras are a duet 16 megapixels and 2-megapixel rear cameras. The camera comes with LED flash, HDR and panorama. You can capture videos of about 1080p resolution with the rear camera of the P20 Lite.

The 16-megapixel rear camera has an aperture of f/2.0 with PDAF while the 2-megapixel camera with depth sensor. The rear cameras do not have optical stabilization and hybrid zoom.camera - huawei p20 lite review

The camera app comes with a Pro mode, which focuses manually, with a shutter speed of up to 8s, ISO, and other features.

The P20 Lite does not have the Night Shot with which you can take some shots with different exposure and combines them in one picture.

HDR on the camera can be put off, on or on automatic activation. The automatic mode is better because it comes in the best scenarios that in which they are needed. The P20 Lite also captures paranomic photos with high contrast. The panorama also works in video shooting.

The front camera is 24 MP or 16 cameras on Huawei P20 Lite. The variation depends on your location as Chinese people gets the 24 MP selfie version. The selfie camera comes with an aperture size of f/2.0 with a video recording resolution of 1080 pixel.

Connectivity and Sensors

The Huawei P20 Lite has a Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct and a hotspot. A 4.2 version of Bluetooth is on the device, as it comes with an A-GPS and also an NFC. The USB port is version 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector that supports USB On-The-Go.loudspeaker - huawei p20 lite review

The device comes with fingerprint sensor mounted at the rear side of the phone. It also has an accelerometer, a gyro, a proximity and a compass. There is also face recognition technology on the phone.

The network bands include 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only), 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 and LTE 4G band.

Software and Applications

It is pre-installed with messaging features like SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM. The browser is HTML5. Huawei gave us  MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, Photo/video editor and a Document editor.

You have many themes to choose as they have different skin, wallpaper and icons. There is a memory clean up on the phone manager app. The phone manager app also has an Avast virus scan feature, battery settings, blocked numbers and mobile data usage.

When you pull down the notification panel, you will see quick switches for Wi-Fi connection, Bluetooth, mobile data, sound, airplane mode, torch and a screen brightness adjuster.

There is a Huawei Music App for playing music. And it is the default music player for P20 Lite. There is also a Huawei Health app for step counting and Fit syncing by google.

Battery and Huawei P20 Lite Price

A non-removable Li-Po battery of 3000 mAh powers the device. Its talk time is up to 16 hours on 3G mode, video playback of 9 hours’ duration and web browsing for 11 hours. The Huawei P20 Lite price is about $250.

 

Conclusion

These device comes with a 5.84 inches LCD Display on curved edges that has a 1080 by 2280-pixel resolution and a screen-to-body ratio of 19:9, leaving its pixel density at 432ppi.

Having an aluminum frame at the side and a glass at the front and back of the P20 Lite, the Huawei P20 Lite price is good enough for its physical design. The device comes in variant colors like Klein Blue, Sakura Pink and Midnight Black color.

Huawei made P20 Lite with a duet rear camera that have wide angles and depth sensors respectively and they can record 1080p videos. There is also a single LED flash, a HDR, panorama for taking paranomic shots. The front facing camera is either 24 MP camera or 16 MP that is quiet big.

Android 8.0 Oreo is the operating system that powers the device and no news has come for further upgrade to a higher operating system like the Android 9.0 (Pie). The chipset is a HiSilicon while the graphic processor is Mali GPU.

 

Other Huawei phones like Huawei P20 Lite in one way or the other

  • Huawei Honor 10 comes with 5.84 inches’ IPS LCD screen display, Hisilicon Kirin 970 processing chip, Dual: 16 MP (f/1.8) + 24 MP rear camera, 24 MP front camera, 3400 mAh battery, 128 GB internal memory and 8 GB RAM, Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  • Huawei Y6 Prime (2018) comes with 5.7 inches’ S-IPS LCD screen display, Snapdragon 425 processing chip, 3000 mAh battery, 32 GB internal memory and 3 GB RAM.
  • Huawei Y6 (2018) comes with 5.7 inches’ S-IPS LCD screen display, Snapdragon 425 processing chip, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera, 3000 mAh battery, 16 GB internal memory and 2 GB RAM.
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design comes with 6.0 inches’ AMOLED screen display, Hisilicon Kirin 970 processing chip, Triple: 40 MP (f/1.8, 1/1.7 inches’, OIS) + 20 MP B/W (f/1.6) + 8 MP rear camera, 24 MP front camera, 4000 mAh battery, 512 GB internal memory and 6 GB RAM.
  • Huawei P20 Pro comes with 6.1 inches’ AMOLED screen display, Hisilicon Kirin 970 processing chip, 4000 mAh battery, 256 GB internal memory and 8 GB RAM.
  • Huawei P20 Android comes with 5.8 inches’ LTPS IPS LCD screen display, Hisilicon Kirin 970 processing chip, 3400 mAh battery, 128 GB internal memory and 4 GB RAM.
  • Huawei P20 lite comes with 5.84 inches’ LTPS IPS LCD screen display, HiSilicon Kirin 659 processing chip, 3000 mAh battery, 128 GB internal memory and 4 GB RAM.
  • Huawei Honor 7A comes with 5.7 inches’ IPS LCD screen display, Snapdragon 430 processing chip, Dual: 13 MP (f/2.2, PDAF) + 2 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera, 3000 mAh battery, 32 GB internal memory and 3 GB RAM.
  • Huawei Y7 Pro (2018) comes with 5.99 inches’ IPS LCD screen display, Snapdragon 430 processing chip, Dual: 13 MP (PDAF) + 2 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera, 3000 mAh battery, 32 GB internal memory and 3 GB RAM.

 

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