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Huawei P9 lite

Huawei P9 lite
alaScore 92

1350 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1350 reviews of Huawei P9 lite. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and screen. The price and size are also mentioned favorably.

performance, size, price, screen, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei P9 lite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (

Huawei P9 Lite Smartphone Review


Product care. Huawei supplements its P9 lineup with the classy mid-range smartphone P9. The 5.2-inch Android handset proved to be a worthy successor of the bestseller P8 Lite in the test.

bright Full HD panel ; high-quality build ; octa-core SoC and 3 GB RAM ; LTE and dual-SIM ; Android 6.0 ; decent cameras ; long battery life

slippery because sleek back cover ; App2SD not supported ; panel not ideally calibrated ; one mono speaker only

With the P9 Lite, Huawei has a strong mid-range smartphone in its lineup that does many things better than the former P8 Lite. It is not a real opponent for Huawei's P9 flagship that offers the superior fingerprint scanner, faster LTE, newer Bluetooth,...

May, 2016

Expert review by : S21 (

Huawei P9 Lite review


The Huawei P9 Lite is one of our top-rated phones for 2016. Priced at just under £300, it's a mid- to higher-end phone with an impressively skinny metal design, a big 5.2 inch Full HD display, and an 8-core processor. A big battery life and 16GB of...

Of course the P9 Lite isn't quite as good as the P9. But when you factor in the substantially lower cost, we'd rate it as an even better buy. Asked by Chris from England on 20th Dec 2017 Reply Asked by Darrilyn from USA on 14th Sep 2017 On a...

Jun, 2016

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Huawei P9 lite review: the lightweight competitor


Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is now offering a third variant of the P9 and P9 Plus. The Huawei P9 lite is priced more competitively with an aim to build on the success of the P8 lite of last year. We tested this ‘upper-middle class' smartphone to...

Good workmanship and capacitive screen ; Full HD display has good brightness and color reproduction ; Good camera and camera app ; Very good battery life

Image quality can be poor in low light conditions ; No quick-charge battery included ; Software takes getting used to

The Huawei P9 lite is a well-conceived package without serious weaknesses. The 5.2-inch smartphone is sufficiently compact and comfortable, with its 147 gram weight delivering the feel of a solidly crafted phone.

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Huawei P9 Lite hands-on preview: Low-calorie diet


When the Huawei P9 launched earlier this month it went big on its dual Leica cameras feature; that was what really sold it above and beyond its considerable competition. But if that's the gold-topped pint of milk then, well, the Huawei P9 Lite is...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Luke Johnson (

Huawei P9 Lite review


Huawei dilutes the P9 a little too much

Sleek, attractive design ; Bright, Full HD screen ; Decent power

Emotion UI still lacking ; Average camera and battery ; Not as good value as some competition

Flagship elements offered at a more affordable price, but compromises have been made and although the Huawei P9 Lite impresses, it never streaks ahead of the similarly priced competition.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (

Huawei P9 Lite review: A worthy Moto G4 alternative


At just a fraction of the price of its flagship counterparts, Huawei's P9 Lite is an interesting Moto G4 alternative

Wonderful Full HD display ; Nippy performance

Appalling battery life ; Dull camera

The result is that, for budget buyers at least, the Moto G4 should still be your first port of call. It has a better camera, a longer-lasting battery and it’s cheaper too. The king isn’t dead just yet.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Thomas McMullan (

Huawei P9 Lite review: Close to budget brilliance


The Huawei P9 Lite gets so much right, but battery and camera issues hold it back

This has very much been a review of two halves: the first section could be fairly summed up as “glowing”, while the second could charitably be summarised as “needs improvement”. So what should you believe? Well, a lot depends on how you use your phone.

Mar, 2018

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Huawei P9 Lite review

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Fancy a premium phone but put off by the usual price tag? Then the Huawei P9 Lite might be for you. It's a stripped-back version of Huawei's top-of-the-range P9. It did well in our speed tests, but does it have the long-lasting battery necessary to...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (

Huawei P9 Lite


The phone is 7.5-mm thin , and tips the scale at 147 grams. The phone is powered by a 2 GHz Octa core HiSilicon Kirin 650 processor and it comes with 3 GB of RAM. What this means is the processor has Octa cores in the CPU and 3 GB of RAM ensures the...

Apr, 2016

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Huawei P9 Lite


It very good phone.

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3000 / 3020
Battery performance:3000
Standby time (2G):600 / 610
Standby time (3G):610 / 630
Standby time (4G):610
Talk time (2G):31.5
Talk time (3G):18.9 / 31.5

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: 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 dialing: Yes


Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes




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


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


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


Internal RAM:3


Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text-to-speech message reader:Y / Yes


Audio formats supported:3GP, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, Mid, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, AWB, MID, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, Mid, MP3, OGG, WAV
FM radio:Y
Video compression format:3GP, MKV, MP4, WEBM / 3GP,MKV,MP4,WEBM
Video formats supported:3GP,MKV,MP4,WEBM / 3GP,MP4


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,2100
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 900,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card hot swapping:Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

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


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics:Mali T830
Graphics & IMC lithography:28
Graphics adapter:Mali T830 / Mali-T830 MP2
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:N / Y / Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B / Mini-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:1.0 / 2.0


64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A57
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7 / 2
Processor:650 / Kirin 650
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor boost frequency:2
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Hi-Silicon / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.7 / 2 / 2.1
Processor lithography:16 / 28
Processor model:425 / 650 / Kirin 650 / Kirin 655 / MSM 8917


Mac compatibility:N
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6 / 6.0 / 6.0 Marshmallow / 7 / 7.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
Memory card hot swapping:Y
RAM capacity:2 / 3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y / Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.295 / 0.299 / 0.317
Height:5.65 / 5.78 / 5.79 / 5.8
Weight:5.11 / 5.19
Width:2.8 / 2.86 / 2.87