Huawei P9 Lite-Yet Another Price Strong Mobile [TEST]

Review of Huawei P9 Lite: Lillebroreren to Huawei P9 is so good that it beats last year’s P8-topmobil on most points.

Huaweis P-series has evolved greatly since the first model came to the country for P1-barely four years ago. And it has also-in the expensive price direction.

Where the original P1’er was located around the three thousand crowns, you should now drop between four and five thousand, depending on whether you select the General P9’er or the more ambitious P9 Plus.

Price skipped creates space for a smaller Lite-model, a strategy that gave the pot last year, Huawei P8 Lite was the company’s most popular model ever outside of the Chinese domestic market.

Huawei would, of course, to recreate the success this year with P9 Lite, and such as P9 has been equipped sees the years of Lite on paper seem to be a hit.

Huawei P9 Lite: Specifications

Goal: 146 x 72.6 x 7.5 mm
Screen: 5.2 “LCD (1,080 x 1,920 pixels)
Cpu: HiSilicon Kirin 650 8-core processor (4 x 1.7 GHz + 4 x 2.0 GHz)
Storage: 16 GB + Micro-SD
Camera: 12 megapixel (Sony IMX214 sensor) + 8 megapixel
Battery: 3.000 mAh
Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow + EMUI 4.1-adaptation
Colors: available in black, white and gold
Other: Fingerprint Reader


Delicious and convenient

There has been much development in between the class the last few years, and it is evident in both the Lite, P9 appearance and functions easily could look like a topmobil.

The design also inherits items from both Huaweis P8 and P9 flagships, with a 5.2 inch wide Full HD display, surrounded by a fine metal frame.

The flip side is, however, in matte plastic, which is non-slip without either that feels cheap or exclusive.The Golden variant, however, has a slightly different finish that mimics brushed metal, which looks nice out.

Aluminum frame contributes to a solid impression and will effectively protect the screen against blows from the side.

Ergonomic is P9 Lite just as successful as its big brothers. The power button is perfectly positioned where the thumb totten holder on your phone, while volume buttons just above are easy to reach.

On the back you will find Huaweis extremely successful fingerprint reader that jurisdiction locks the phone up – even if your fingers should be slightly moist.

There is generally not much to expose on P9 Lites design, it’s pretty to look at, comfortable to hold on and ergonomically successful.

Only potential challenge can be the size as the large display dictates, but Huawei solves this problem on nifty show: a flick over the navigation buttons shrinks the interface down, so everything can be reached with a finger.

Excellent display

So far there is nothing that betrays the P9 Lite is a budget marked product, and it changes who do not know as soon as the phone is switched on.

P9 Lite offers 5.2 inch Full HD, an excellent solution that ensures that everything stands sharply.Brightness and viewing angles are good, yes even a bit better than last year’s P8-flag ship.

Colors and contrast are also convincing display P9. Your photos and movies nice without the colors are exaggerated. Only small criticism is a little cool default setting that makes everything a little bluish, however, you can easily modify the color balance settings.

As soon as you throw a YouTube video, you will notice the first place where Huawei has saved: speaker.The player as such loud enough, but the sound is a scratchy affair and then pumped it out from the bottom, where it easily comes to screens for the lonely mono speaker. Both P8 and P9 sounds better here.

Plenty of forces

Next spareøvelse you will find in the engine compartment, where the powerful octa-core from P9 series is replaced with Huaweis new mid-range processor Kirin 650.

Although there is spared, it rarely experienced, for with the under-performing just as well as the excellent Huawei P8 with its 3 GB of RAM and Android 6.0.

In the week or so I’ve been using P9 Lite I have never actually ever caught P9 Lite to be listless. Apps opened promptly, the game runs fine and the experience is generally smooth.

Benchmarks supports simultaneous impression P9 Lite scores at least as high as last year’s P8-flagship-and then it will be actually less warm.

The storage space of 16 GB is sensible, although it is a little annoying that it is not offered in a 32 GB variant. It can be partially corrected with a micro-SD card. Unluckily supports P9 Lite not Android 6.0 ‘s integration of storage and memory cards.

On the battery front is P9 Lite also more than competent. The battery is larger than the average in its price range and it results in a sound operating time on a day and a half. The good result was made should be noted under ‘ Ydelse’-mode, you choose ‘ Smart ‘ crank that down a bit for the performance but up for the operating time.

Charging the ritual itself is, however, a listless affair. With the included charger gets you only refueled a fifth of the battery up in half an hour, while the full tanking lets wait for it in a good 3 hours.

On the other hand, makes an honest figure Lite P9 on the network front. The joins are generally good to the faster 4 g-waves, but is, however, a bit behind Huaweis strongest products on the front: Huawei P9 and Mate 8.

Software with Chinese roots

Huaweis approach to Android stands part out compared to the rest of the Android-producers. Instead of building on Android 6.0 and its usual ‘ Material ‘ design language, there seems to be a gap part for Apple’s iOS.

The result is therefore a special version of Android, which in some respects is similar to Apple’s operating system, but as so will work with Google’s Android universe.

It will therefore require some getting used to for Avid Android users for app tray is now gone, all apps are scattered on the home screens, while notification curtain is bifurcated, with notifications on the one hand, and speed dial settings on the other.

However, in general it works well in everyday life. A spotlight-like search function requires only a flick down the home screen before you can search for your apps.

Since it’s Android software, you can even customize the look of your smartphone at the same time, either by installing another Launcher or via Huaweis many themes. Another thing you can switch off the keyboard, for there are buttons location unlucky with frequent error entries to follow.

Generally puts Huawei up to a high degree of personalization, with the possibility to keep apps, as well as their power and storage usage in tight reins.


The camera is weakest

Everything about Huawei P9 has so far been impressive when the price taken into consideration. But now we come to the camera – and it can be seen here that Huawei has saved a little.

In daylight, it actually performs really well for P9 Lite inherits the same good color and finishing as P9’eren enjoys. Dynamics and contrast is also good, but nærstuderer you pictures you will notice that the optics are not as good as in the P8 and P9.
Camera app is screwed together well, with many configuration options that can svirpes in from the sides.

Where P9 Lite lags most is at night, where the results can be too dark to use. Here could be to an emergency turn over on the special ‘ night mode ‘, but it does require tripod or a very steady hand to get useful results here. Optical stabilization, as the P8 has, would be of great help here.

On the video front is pressed once, the videos are nice but could take advantage of optical stabilization.And in the dark details quickly disappears.

8 megapixel camera on the front is as in Huawei P8 well-defined and rich in retouching options so you can get the perfect selfie.

Huawei P8 or P9 Lite?

With a daily rate of about 2,300 crowns for both P8 and P9 Lite, you can quickly be in doubt: which should you choose?

They are both powerful, deliciously designed and screwed together well. That’s why the small differences that separates the two.

For P9 Lites favor is it bedrebatteri and generally newer software. Here it is also likely that because it is newer, it will be updated further into the future.

The fingerprint reader is also contributing to make P9 Lite more convenient and safe for daily use.
On the other hand, have a significant sales P8 Huawei argument: the camera. Is your phone your primary camera, you will at any time prefer the results you get with the older P8.


Another sure hit

With P9 Lite Huawei has created a strong evolution of last year’s P8 Lite-hit. The design is substantially tastier, the service has some of the best you can get for the price and then you get a strong battery, as well as an excellent fingerprint reader that makes it extremely useful in everyday life.

Huawei could, however, have improved a little here and there to make it the perfect intermediate cell.Camera could be better, and the actual charging process needs to be speeded up.

All in all, however, it is still an extremely competitive package you get with P9 Lite since the price is sharp.Today release roughly at 2,300 crowns fro Huawei P9 Lite, a price that makes you’ll be pushed to find better cell for the money.

We therefore ends on nice 5 ½ stars out of 6 for Huawei P9 Lite.