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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3193 reviews of Huawei (P8 Lite (2017) / Nova Lite / GR3 (2017) / P9 Lite (2017) / Honor 8 Lite). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and price. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei (P8 Lite (2017) / Nova Lite / GR3 (2017) / P9 Lite (2017) / Honor 8 Lite) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Smartphone Review


Flagship lite 2.0. Huawei's P8 lite was actually the slimmed down version of Huawei's second-last flagship phone. Nevertheless, it has now been reworked with a new design, Full HD panel, and many other improvements. Our report reveals whether the P8...

high-resolution screen ... ; ... with high contrast and high brightness ; useful battery life ; relatively high performance ; low casing temperatures ; decent primary camera ; accurate GPS module ; websites load quickly ; good configuration incl....

slippery back ; fingerprint susceptible casing ; screen's massive color tint ; front-facing camera's poor image quality ; long charging times

Although the decision to reiterate the slimmed version of the former flagship is unusual, the manufacturer has created more than just a competitive mid-range smartphone with the Huawei P8 lite (2017). Our review sample surpasses its predecessor, the...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Huawei Honor 8 Lite


Huawei Honor 8 Lite smartphone : At the end of February 2017 Honor, the subsidiary of Huawei, announced two phones in homeland China, the Honor 8 Lite and Honor V9. A cheaper and a more expensive alternative to the 2016 flagship model, the Honor 8. On...

The Honor 8 Lite is a beautifully crafted smartphone with a glass front and back. This smartphone is the smallest of the Honor 8 series and features a 5.2-inch touchscreen display with a Full HD resolution. The device runs on the Android 7.0 operating...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : S21 (

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 review


The 2017 edition of the Huawei P8 Lite is one of the best mid-range smartphones. Its stylish superslim design and ultra-bright hi-res display make it a nice phone to handle, and it delivers fast performance from its 8-core processor. Running Android 7,...

We're not keen on the clumsy name of the P8 Lite 2017, but we like the phone itself very much. It's a nice-looking device, with a good feel, and solid all-round performance. There's not much to dislike, although Android purists may find the UI an...

Apr, 2017

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Huawei P8 Lite 2017 review: still a good vintage?


Huawei launched the P8 Lite in 2015, then the P9 Lite in 2016. And at CES this year, the Chinese company recycled an old name for a new phone with the launch of the P8 Lite 2017. Huawei, known for its confusing naming schemes, has also opted to call...

Design ; Build quality ; Price ; Ultra-fast fingerprint reader

Software interface ; Not much internal storage

The Huawei P8 Lite 2017, which was the big surprise from the Chinese manufacturer at CES 2017, is finally a classic. My biggest complaint is that the software lacks optimization, so it spoils the user experience in the end. However, the smartphone...

Expert review by : Michael Passingham (

Huawei P8 Lite


Huawei needs to get its naming conventions in order. While its premium line of “P” phones gets a new number every year (we're now up to P10), the P8 Lite keeps its name despite being an entirely new phone in the Lite range. Even more bonkers is that...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Damien McFerran (

Huawei P8 Lite (2017) review


Lite in name, but not in nature

Sharp screen ; Latest Android Nougat software ; Good battery stamina

Plastic design ; Low internal storage ; No optical image stabilisation

Great to look at and sporting some impressive tech under its hood, the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is a remarkable phone when you consider the price. The plastic design makes it feel a bit cheap, but then, of course, it is.

Mar, 2017

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Huawei P8 Lite 2017 review: This slick-looking Moto rival now costs only £130


Despite stiff competition, the P8 Lite 2017 is a good budget smartphone

Screen brightness ; Expandable storage ; Android 7 Nougat

Rear glass ; Display

In short, while you certainly won’t be disappointed by the Huawei P8 Lite if you happened to buy one, there are other smartphones I’d recommend over it. If you want the very best battery life, choose the Lenovo P2; if you want the best all-rounder with...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Review: In Depth


Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Review: Huawei's first affordable phone of the year is a revamped version of the P8 Lite. Here's our full Huawei P8 Lite 2017 review.

Sleek design ; Great performance ; Feature-packed friendly UX ; Dependable camera

No Type-C USB

The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is a great affordable smartphone that’ll suit even quite demanding users on a tight budget. For £185 you get a decent media machine, a dependable portable camera, smooth everyday performance and very respectable battery life....

Feb, 2017

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Huawei P8 Lite (2017) review

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Huawei is making a name for itself with premium-type mobile phones at mid-range prices. The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 has a fingerprint scanner, which we found simple to set up and effective during testing. However, you'll need to read our full review to...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Hitesh Arora (

Huawei Honor 8 Lite review: Stunning design, but there are some misses


Huawei's Honor 8 Lite review: This phone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage in India, and is priced at Rs 17,999 . It is available through all offline retail stores. The company is providing 15-month service warranty along with door pick-up and drop...

The Honor 8 Lite is an overall decent smartphone for Rs 17,999. The handset boasts of a good-looking design with a premium built. It gets some major things right. Honor has improved upon its ugly UI and now the phone ships with latest Android 7.0...

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2200 / 3000
Battery performance:3000
Battery recharge time:3.1
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Removable battery:N
Standby time (2G):524 / 575
Standby time (3G):564 / 670
Standby time (4G):531 / 532 / 571
Talk time (2G):36 / 37
Talk time (3G):21
Talk time (4G):17 / 20

Call Management

Auto-redialing:Y / Yes
Call blocking:Y / Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes


Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y
Rear camera resolution:4160 x 2336
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Sensor Type:BSI
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes


Body SAR:0.98
Body SAR (EU):0.98
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
Head SAR:0.96
Head SAR (EU):0.96
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.331


Brand color:Sapphire Blue
Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / White
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display Diagonal:5 / 5.2
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / LTPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:423
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Chat:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


Audio formats supported:3GP, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GP,ASF,MP4,WMV / AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,MIDI,OGG,PCM,RA-Lossless,WMA
Equalizer:Y / Yes
FM radio:Y
Video compression format:3GP,MKV,MP4,WEBM
Video compression formats:H.263,H.264,MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,MP4,WMV / 3GP,MKV,MP4,WEBM / H.263,H.264,RV,VC-1,VP8,WMV9,XVID / MKV,MP4,WEBM
Voice codecs:AMR-NB,AMR-WB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:N / Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
4G bands supported:800,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM + NanoSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Carrying case:Y
Headset included:Y / Yes
Protective case:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes


Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics:Mali-T830 MP2
Graphics adapter:Mali-T830 MP2
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, File manager, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, File manager, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6 / 1.7
Processor:Kirin 655
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 2.1
Processor lithography:16
Processor model:Kirin 620 / Kirin 655 / Kirin 658


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0 / 7 / 7.0 / 7.0 Nougat, EMUI 5.0 / 7.0, EMUI 5.0
vCard:Y / Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2 / 3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.283 / 0.299 / 0.303
Height:5.63 / 5.77 / 5.8
Weight:4.62 / 5.15 / 5.19
Width:2.78 / 2.83 / 2.87