2017 saw an influx of Android phones all over the market. While Samsung brought out the Galaxy S8, Google also released Google Pixel. Huawei even did not stay behind regarding introducing the buyers to some remarkable devices at a reasonable price.Huawei P10 Lite 2017 the best smartphone and the new winner in the market by Huawei. This phone comes with some top-notch specs and much-needed features. Overall, it is an excellent phone with every feature you could ask for.
Display and Hardware
The Huawei P10 Lite is a large phone with a screen size of 5.2 inches. This is ideal for watching movies. The HD resolution further enhances this effect of the phone. It has the Huawei EMUI interface which makes it distinctive and easily customizable. The phone’s size makes it large yet still comfortable to hold for a long time in your hands.
The physical home button and USB Type-C port are absent in this model.
The brightness can go up to 445 nits which is quite good for using the phone in bright sunlight. The contrast ratio is 1500:1 resulting in a crisp and vivid image quality. The default setting is quite good, but you can also change the display color according to your environment and availability of life.
You can either make it warmer or colder depending on the two factors mentioned above. The body is made up of glass and metal. The lens gives the phone a premium look while the metal keeps secure and durable. There is a finger lock sensor at the back with a fingerprint scanner.
The fingerprint scanner is highly efficient and is used make the phone sleep or wake up. If it is not being used for unlocking, you can use it to stream through your gallery. You can also use this to pull down the notification bar or the setting menu on the screen. Furthermore, you can use it to trigger the shutter when clicking photos or to receive a call.
The models come in two different variations. One comes with a 3 GB RAM while the other one has a 4GB RAM. These models are available depending on the location and country. Other than that, all models support dual sim with the second sim only working on 2G except one model that only supports a single sim. There is still a micro SD card slot in that model.
The camera on this thing is one of the best features. There is an 8 MP front camera to satisfy your selfie needs for Instagram. The phone comes with a Selfie Mode that takes pictures of you with your face airbrushed. If there are any spots, blemishes or pimples, the fantastic camera also removes that.
There is a 12 MP rear camera to take detailed portrait or landscape shots under any lighting or environment. The images may be a little grainy, or the colors might not appear too saturated in low light, but the phone isn’t exactly the worst in this regard.
Along with this mode, there are many other modes including the panorama and slow-motion mode. You can also manually add effect to your pictures with this camera. The full manual mode lets you choose your own ISO, brightness and exposure settings. The light feature also enables you to capture light trails that moving objects create.
The Operating system on this phone is the latest Android Nougat 7.1.1. This version comes with a lot of advanced features including Bixby. Bixby is the Android virtual assistant that uses your voice to recognize the commands you give. It can tell you about the weather forecast or let you know about the closest hotels in town. The newest upgrade also enables you to view screen in a split review. This means that you can take right advantage of the more significant screen by performing two tasks at the same time.
The phone has an Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 658 processor. It has 2.5 GHz speed and a RAM of 4 GB. These features combine give the phone a smooth performance and speedy functionality.
The processing speed is quite good for 2D games, but if you want to play high-end 3D games, the phone may lag a little.
The phone has an onboard storage of 32 GB which can be expanded by adding a micro SD card of up to 256 GB. This increased internal memory is good for keeping your media files and your documents.
Music and Entertainment
For your music needs, this phone comes with the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. This is a welcome step because people do not seem to like how phone manufacturers are removing the headphone jack from their latest devices. There is an in-built audio playback, music player and music player.
The phone has a lot of connectivity options including NFC and Bluetooth for sharing or receiving media files or documents. There is Wi-Fi for efficient internet connectivity and GPS to guide you through any known or unknown path. The phone also supports 3G, 4G and Mobile Data Connection for internet surfing.
The phone comes with 3000 mAh battery and USB charging. This battery is quite sufficient as it can last you the whole day on average usage. It can last up to 8 hours on extensive use.
Calls and Messages
The phone has a lot of calls and messages apps for keeping you connected. There is also a video calling option which is further enhanced by the high 8 MP front camera. Since the phone has a feature for voice recognition, it also offers voice dialing for the user.
This is the best phone you can get from Huawei with a sleek design, extended lasting battery, a good camera and most of all a budget-friendly price. For just $300, this phone offers most of the features you would get from a high-end device at a higher rate.