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Huawei P20 Lite

Specifications

Huawei P20 Lite
Huawei P20 Lite (P Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.84 inch 18.7:9, 2280 x 1080 pixel 432 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 51 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB (SIM slot 2), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, USB Type-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, HSPA, 3G WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8, 4G FDD: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.4 x 148.6 x 71.2 ( = 0.29 x 5.85 x 2.8 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 30 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 17 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 471 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 454 h
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix Dual-camera 16 MP + 2 MP, f/2.2
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: mono, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, Charger, USB cable, SIM tool, Headset, Quick start guide, EMUI 8.0, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value(head): 0,74 W/kg, SAR value(body): 1,22 W/kg, fanless
Weight
145 g ( = 5.11 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 20 g ( = 0.71 oz / 0.04 pounds)
Price
370 EUR

 

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Average Score: 73.99% - average
Average of 29 scores (from 60 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 68%, features: 73%, display: 84% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Huawei P20 Lite

83.8% Huawei P20 Lite Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Mid-range P20 The Huawei P20 Lite is overshadowed by its big brothers and its competition is also well positioned at this price-performance ratio. Our review shows that buyers of this mid-range smartphone receive a good device regardless.
70% Huawei P20 Lite Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Huawei P20 Lite is a compact and good-looking smartphone with a crisp and vibrant display, Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, and decent cameras. That said, its battery life is underwhelming at best, EMUI is still cluttered, and performance is below average.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
79% Huawei P20 Lite Review
Source: Techniqued English
The Huawei P20 Lite is priced Rs 19,999 and comes in both blue and back colors. P20 Lite is a good phone if looks are your primary criteria along with camera and selfie experience. The software is quite good with Oreo and EMUI, but where the device falls short is gaming experience and weaker GPU along with lack of fast charging and display protection at this price segment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 75% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
69% Huawei P20 Lite 64GB Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Huawei P20 Lite is a sign of good things to come from Huawei. The company ignored the Indian market for the past few years, but returned with a bang with its two camera-centric offerings. It’s a phone meant for taking good photos, but when it comes to performance, it lags behind almost everyone in the mid-range segment.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 69%
Huawei P20 Lite Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Huawei P20 Lite is like the mix of the old and the new. It has the same Kirin 659 chipset, RAM, and storage capacity as the Nova 2i, but with a new design and premium build. It has a good, high-resolution display which is perfect for watching movies and viewing photos. If you like taking photos, the dual rear cameras and selfie camera are up to the task.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2018
Huawei P20 Lite First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
With an edge-to-edge display, a feature-packed camera app, classy design, and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, the Huawei P20 Lite looks set to be quite a promising mid-range smartphone. We will have to test it extensively to see how it fares against the competition. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for updates, as well as our detailed review of the Huawei P20 Lite.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/25/2018
72% Huawei P20 Lite Review, Specs, Price – 2018
Source: Phone World English
Huawei P20 Lite looks like a sibling of iPhone X because of its similar top-notch display. The device size is also same like iPhone X and it is a perfect device with perfect features in a perfect price range. We have used this device and it works smoothly, GO for it!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 70% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
70% Huawei P20 Lite review
Source: PC Advisor English
Huawei’s P20 Lite is a good mid range smartphone. We like how lightweight and elegant it is, and has a very similar premium design to its more expensive P20 siblings.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Huawei P20 Lite review
Source: PC Advisor English
Huawei’s P20 Lite is a good mid range smartphone. We like how lightweight and elegant it is, and has a very similar premium design to its more expensive P20 siblings.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Huawei P20 Lite Review: Easy on the wallet
Source: Recombu English
Although the P20 Lite sports a similar look to the fully-fledged P20 flagship, there are tons of differences between the two. The display isn’t as customisable, the dual-lens camera lacks that wow factor and battery life isn’t quite as strong.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Huawei P20 Lite Review: No Leica, No Problem
Source: Unbox English
Huawei’s P20 Lite is yet another extremely solid smartphone release. From the looks of it Huawei can do no wrong with their new product launches lately, delivering phones with really solid specs and performance with fair pricing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2018
Huawei P20 Lite (Nova 3e) Review — Mid-range beast of 2018?
Source: Manila Shaker English
All in all this phone is a good choice for those who want a not-so-expensive but good quality smartphone. Although they may have been flaws but still comparing this to other mid-range phones with almost the same price, this might be a better choice. Huawei P20 Lite is a bargain to those who want the P20 and P20 Pro but can’t afford one. It is not yet confirmed but it might arrive at a retail price of 15,990. Is it reasonable or not? We will find out on April 28.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2018
Huawei P20 Lite (Nova 3e) – Unboxing and First Impressions
Source: Manila Shaker English
Though it’s still not confirmed, it might arrive with a PHP 17,990 price tag. What do you think of this new Huawei smartphone? Comment down below what you think! And oh, stay tuned for our full review and some comparisons!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2018
Huawei P20 Lite Unboxing, Quick Review: Meet Huawei’s New Mid-range Contender
Source: Unbox English
The P20 Lite looks like a legit challenger to the mid-range offerings of its fellow Chinese compatriots like vivo’s V9 and OPPO’s upcoming F7 smartphone. From the looks of it we’ll be seeing a three-way fight at the top of the sub 20K price bracket – we’ll see if the P20 lite can hold its own against its two rivals.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2018
Huawei P20, P20 Pro + P20 Lite Smartphones Revealed!
Source: Tech ARP English
Huawei waited for the big Samsung Galaxy S9 launch to blow over before they launched their new flagship Huawei P20 family of smartphones.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/28/2018

Foreign Reviews

Ist das Huawei P20 Lite günstig genug?
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2018
60% Die neue zweiäugige Mittelklasse
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Soll man das Huawei P20, P20 lite oder Honor 10 kaufen?
Source: RP-Online German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2018
80% Huawei P20 lite
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
72% Huawei P20 lite Jetzt wird es langweilig
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 72% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Mittelklasse-Smartphone mit Dual-Kamera
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2018
77% So schlägt sich der Flaggschiff-Bruder
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 77%
83% Huawei P20 Lite
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 70% display: 100% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100%
Huawei P20 Lite flop Dual-Kamera, top Design
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2018
79% Huawei P20 Lite
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 77% display: 74% mobility: 83%
84% Huawei P20 Lite Schicker Display-Protz mit chinesischer Mittelklasse-Hardware
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 82% features: 89% display: 95% mobility: 81%
Huawei P20 lite
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2018
Huawei P20 Lite Ein iPhone X mit Huawei-Seele
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2018
Neues Smartphone mit 19:9-Display
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/24/2018
73% Huawei P20 Lite, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
75% Huawei P20 Lite
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
Huawei P20 Lite tras un mes de uso: bravo por la compactación, pero EMUI lleva demasiado el timón
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; low price; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/03/2018
Análisis Huawei P20 Lite: elegancia y diseño en la gama media
Source: FAQsAndroid Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; compact size.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2018
Huawei P20 Lite, Lo Hemos Probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; compact size; light weight; nice design; decent cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/05/2018
78% Recensione Huawei P20 Lite: Android gestisce bene il Notch
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% Recensione Huawei P20 Lite
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 65% display: 85% mobility: 70% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
83% Recensione Huawei P20 Lite: la gente vuole il notch? Eccolo!
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 75% features: 80% display: 83% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 88%
77% Recensione Huawei P20 Lite
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 68% display: 75% mobility: 72% workmanship: 87%
Huawei P20 Lite
Source: Esperienza Mobile Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; good price; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2018
Preview Huawei P20 Lite by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; powerful hardware; nice cameras; metal case; decent battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/24/2018
Huawei P20 Lite - Recensione - Il Notch Per Medio Gamma
Source: Cinafoniaci Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; compact size. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2018
Huawei P20 Lite: unboxing e prime impressioni | Video
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent hardware. Negative: Relatively high price; mediocre design; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/15/2018
60% Huawei P20 Lite review: goedkope notch is duurbetaald
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Review Huawei P20 Lite: gemiddelde moderne middenklasser
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Long battery life; nice connectivity; good display. Negative: Easy getting fingerprints.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2018
Huawei P20 Lite
Source: Consumentenbond Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Compact size; attractive design; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2018
60% Test du Huawei P20 Lite : est-il vraiment surcoté ?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Test Du Huawei P20 Lite : Un Poil Trop Léger
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Ce nouveau Huawei P20 Lite est-il vraiment surcoté ?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Support dual SIM; USB-C; nice dual cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2018
Huawei P20 Lite : nos photos et premières impressions
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; nice design; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2018
78% Recenzja Huawei P20 Lite – średniak z aspiracjami, lecz w zbyt wysokiej cenie
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Wideorecenzja Huawei P20 Lite. Tańszy iPhone X z Androidem
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Huawei P20 lite - flagowiec dla mas?
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; nice performance; good connectivity. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2018
Recenzja Huawei P20 Lite. Najlepszy w klasie średniak à la iPhone X?
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; nice display; fast system; decent hardware; good cameras; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: Short battery life; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2018
Тест-обзор смартфона Huawei P20 Lite: безрамочный бестселлер 2018 года
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; solid workmanship; nice display; impressive triple cameras; support NFC. Negative: Slippery; low gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/28/2018
Смартфон Huawei P20 Lite: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Nice dual cameras; fashionable display; decent hardware; support NFC. Negative: Combined slot; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2018
Huawei P20 Lite je lehký, vybavený a s vykousnutým displejem (vyzkoušeno)
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Compact size; good price; thin frames. Negative: Poor connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2018
Trên tay nhanh Huawei P20 Lite: Chiếc iPhone X phiên bản giá rẻ
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; nice design; good price; decent hardware; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2018
80% Test Huawei P20 Lite
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
77% Test af Huawei P20 lite: Fuld valuta for pengene
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 77% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
78% Test: Huawei P20 Lite
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
Huawei P20 Lite review: telefon ieftin și bun
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Premium design; excellent display; good cameras; high autonomy; good price. Negative: Weak processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2018

Comment

Model: Let me start this review with a question: Do you believe in love at first sight? Because I do. Especially after holding the Huawei P20 Lite in my hands and playing with it a bit. Now, I only fall in love with its blue case, the others didn't catch my eyes that much. The haptics, the lightness, I just wanted to take it and be with it forever, but not after that I learnt what it was hiding from me.

Oh that light blue skin, beautiful screen, easy usage, nice placement of fingerprint sensor, all of that are too nice, but only on the outside. As all the “lite” devices, the P20 Lite does have trade offs compared to the P20. A modern but mediocre processor, 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB storage, which is expendable, compared to the P20 itself average cameras without Leica branding.

All that sounds good, right? But I am a bit devastated. Because at first I thought that’s it, this is what I am looking for, but then battery capacity shocked me. It is only 3000 mAh. It might last a whole day, but just a might. With its brilliant screen, I am not sure if it would and that kind a concerns me. Here comes the but, if you are not a very avid user, than it is not a problem for you. I live with my phone, check emails all the time, watch videos. So battery life really matters for me. Instead of 3000 mAh, if the capacity were to be lets say 3500 mAh, I would give it all thumbs up. But lack of capacity is, as I said, my main criticism. On the other hand, let's talk about cameras. Unlike its big brother, the P20, which is the first phone to have 3 cameras, the P20 Lite does not deliver with its cameras. It is really average. Nothing exceptional. If you use your camera time to time, then it is just fine.

Besides all my personal criticism, I think this phone is just beautiful. Again especially the blue case. It takes all the attention, it just shines amongst all other phones. Since it is the light version, it is also cheaper than the big brother. Who should buy this? Well if you want some modern screen, modern interfaces and smooth usage, then yes you should. But if you are a pro user or looking for the best cameras available, then go for the big brother the P20.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

ARM Mali-T830 MP2: Integrated graphics card for smartphones and tablets with two clusters (MP2) supporting OpenGL ES 3.2. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Kirin 659: ARM-based octa-core SoC (4x Cortex-A53 max. 2.36 GHz, 4x Cortex-A53 max 1.7 GHz) with an integrated LTE modem (Cat. 13) and a ARM Mali-T830 MP2. In our benchmarks around 4% faster as the older Kirin 658.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.84":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.145 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
73.99%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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