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Huawei P40 Lite Smartphone Review: Good even without Google Services

Courage to do without. The Huawei P40 Lite is the most affordable smartphone in the new P40 lineup. With its 6.4-inch display, the octa-core Kirin 810 SoC, 128 GB of storage, and a 48-MP four-camera system, it competes in the fiercely contested mid-range segment. Only one thing is lacking: There is no Google Play and no other Google Services. Our test shows how well the P40 Lite fares despite this lack.
Manuel Masiero, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Mark Riege),

The thin air remains: While the trade war with the USA continues, Huawei has to make do without Google Services in its new smartphone models. So there is neither Gmail nor maps including updates, for example, and the Play Store is also missing. Huawei remedies this with its own App Store and some other tricks that we will take a look at in the Software segment. However, the P40 Lite still has Android 10 installed.

The Huawei P40 Lite is the successor of the Huawei P30 Lite New Edition and the entry-model of the P40 lineup. Its sibling models are the P40 and P40 Pro. Starting in summer of 2020, the P40 Pro Plus flagship will also join them.

At an official price of 299 Euros (~$325), the Huawei P40 Lite offers a 6.4-inch IPS display, 6 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of internal storage, and it uses the HiSilicon Kirin 810 mid-range SoC for computation. In contrast to its P40 siblings, the P40 Lite does not offer 5G but is limited to 4G/LTE.

Huawei P40 Lite (P40 Series)
Processor
HiSilicon Kirin 810 8 x 1.9 - 2.3 GHz, Cortex-A76/-A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
6.4 inch 19.2:9, 2310 x 1080 pixel 398 PPI, capacitive, IPS, 16.7 Million colors, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 113.4 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: Nano Memory (NM) up to 256 GB capacity, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, gravity sensor, digital compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (850, 900, 1.800, 1.900 MHz), UMTS (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19), LTE Cat. 9 (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.7 x 159.2 x 76.3 ( = 0.34 x 6.27 x 3 in)
Battery
4200 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix 48 MP (PDAF, f/1.8 aperture) + 8 MP (ultra wide-angle lens) + 2 MP (macro camera) + 2 MP (Bokeh camera), Camera2 API Level: Limited
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix 16 MP, f/2.0 aperture
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual, modular charger (up to 10V/4A = 40 watts), USB cable (Type A to Type C), headset, SIM tool, documentation, EMUI 10.0, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
183 g ( = 6.46 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 45 g ( = 1.59 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
299 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81 %
04/2020
Huawei P40 Lite
Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6
183 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.4"2310x1080
87 %
04/2020
Huawei P40
Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16
175 g128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.1"2340x1080
79 %
01/2020
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4
159 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.15"2312x1080
80 %
01/2020
Motorola One Hyper
SD 675, Adreno 612
210 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.5"2340x1080
82 %
02/2020
Samsung Galaxy A71
SD 730, Adreno 618
179 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.7"2400x1080
81 %
07/2019
Xiaomi Mi 9T
SD 730, Adreno 618
191 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.39"2340x1080

At a weight of 183 grams, the P40 Lite feels neither too light nor too heavy in the hand. Due to its price level and choice of materials, it doesn't really feel exceptionally good in the hand either, and despit being rounded, the corners and edges feel slightly too sharp, as do the transitions between the display protector and frame or the nook of the fingerprint sensor. Nonetheless, the workmanship is good, and it resists even more forceful attempts to twist it during the test. However, the display and back can be pressed-in minimally.

Like the P30 Lite New Edition, the P40 Lite also uses a laminated LCD panel with attractive small bezels, which transition slightly rounded into the metal frame. The touchscreen takes up about 83% of the front. In the top left corner, the punch hole that houses the 16-MP selfie camera can be seen.

The back of the P40 Lite holds the four-camera system with 48 MP. Its lenses are arranged in a square that sticks out from the shiny plastic case, causing the smartphone become a bit wobbly when you set it down on a table. Huawei has moved the fingerprint sensor into the power button. The card tray can optionally hold either two nano SIM cards or a Nano Memory card instead of the second SIM. The smartphone does not have an IP certification.

Huawei offers the P40 Lite in three color variations. That of our test unit stands out most: In the "Sakura Pink" color model, the color of the back goes from a bright pink into a light blue/turquoise. The "Crush Green" model is just as bright but is kept in a more uniform color, and "Midnight Black" is the most subdued color option.

Size Comparison

163.6 mm / 6.44 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 179 g0.3946 lbs161.8 mm / 6.37 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 210 g0.463 lbs159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 76.3 mm / 3 inch 8.7 mm / 0.3425 inch 183 g0.4034 lbs156.7 mm / 6.17 inch 74.3 mm / 2.93 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 191 g0.4211 lbs152.9 mm / 6.02 inch 72.7 mm / 2.86 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 159 g0.3505 lbs148.9 mm / 5.86 inch 71.1 mm / 2.8 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs

Equipment – Dual SIM and NM card in the P40 Lite

With the Nano Memory card (NM), Huawei uses its own storage card format which has the same size as a nano SIM card. It offers up to 256 GB of storage space and also supports the exFAT file format for files larger than 4 GB. So far so good, but the NM card is more expensive than a regular microSD card, which does not make it a very attractive option. In practice, there is still almost 113 GB of the internal storage available in the state of delivery, so that you initially might not necessarily need an NM card for additional storage space.

The USB-C port of the P40 Lite supports only USB-2.0 speeds. There are also some limitations in the Bluetooth 5. While it still supports BLE and the SBC and AAC audio codecs, it neither supports aptX nor aptX HD due to the trade war. DRM Widevine L1 for streaming in HD is therefore also missing. Also, there is no infrared sensor to control electronic devices either. 

Software – A Huawei smartphone without Google Services

With Android 10 and the in-house EMUI 10 user interface, the Huawei P40 Lite uses the most current OS ingredients. There is only one problem: Unfortunately it lacks the Google Services and with that also the Play Store. As Google writes in a blog post, Google Services are only available for Play Protect certified devices – so this means, not for the P40 Lite. While various reports on some Internet forums show that at times it can work to install the Google Services later, there is some doubt whether they will then also continue to work over time.

To make the best of this situation, with AppGallery, Huawei has preinstalled its own app store on the P40 Lite. However, the range of apps shows some gaps compared to Google Play. AppSearch then promises a remedy. This app searches the Internet for apps that cannot be found in the AppGallery. Those can then be downloaded via third-party app stores such as APKPure or APKMonk.

Another possibility to get some apps would be to install the Amazon app store. Here, we were also successful in finding PUBG Mobile, which is necessary for our gaming benchmarks.

Communication and GPS – LTE Cat.9 and WiFi 5 in the P40 Lite

The Huawei P40 Lite can access the Internet via LTE Cat.9, supporting a fairly wide range of frequency bands. The smartphone can connect to WLAN via Wi-Fi 5, and in combination with our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, it can reach stable and decent data transfer rates of up to 338 Mb/s.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1368 (min: 1104, max: 1442) MBit/s ∼100% +359%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Adreno 618, SD 730, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
338 (min: 295, max: 356) MBit/s ∼25% +13%
Motorola One Hyper
Adreno 612, SD 675, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
337 (min: 325, max: 346) MBit/s ∼25% +13%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Adreno 618, SD 730, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
333 (min: 297, max: 343) MBit/s ∼24% +12%
Huawei P40 Lite
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
298 (min: 61, max: 334) MBit/s ∼22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=562)
267 MBit/s ∼20% -10%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
189 (min: 80, max: 224) MBit/s ∼14% -37%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1296 (min: 1095, max: 1376) MBit/s ∼100% +283%
Huawei P40 Lite
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
338 (min: 286, max: 403) MBit/s ∼26%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Adreno 618, SD 730, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
317 (min: 151, max: 367) MBit/s ∼24% -6%
Motorola One Hyper
Adreno 612, SD 675, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
314 (min: 268, max: 335) MBit/s ∼24% -7%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Adreno 618, SD 730, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
293 (min: 161, max: 346) MBit/s ∼23% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=562)
253 MBit/s ∼20% -25%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
224 (min: 197, max: 260) MBit/s ∼17% -34%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø292 (61-334)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø338 (286-403)
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

The P40 Lite can determine its location using the GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, QZSS, and Galileo satellite navigation systems. However, this will take fairly long indoors, and even after a whole minute it is unable to locate us with more accuracy than 17 meters. On the other hand, it is very fast outdoors, showing our position with an accuracy of four meters.

With a bike tour, we evaluate how well the smartphone GPS can do in everyday operation. In the comparison with the Garmin Edge 500 professional navigation device, it does well on the almost 13 km route (8 miles). Compared to the Garmin special device, the smartphone hardly does any worse and even shows us the more accurate route in some sections. So the P40 Lite is well-equipped for navigation tasks.

Huawei P40 Lite: Overall route
Huawei P40 Lite: Overall route
Huawei P40 Lite: Around the lake
Huawei P40 Lite: Around the lake
Huawei P40 Lite: Turning point
Huawei P40 Lite: Turning point
Garmin Edge 500: Overall route
Garmin Edge 500: Overall route
Garmin Edge 500: Around the lake
Garmin Edge 500: Around the lake
Garmin Edge 500: Turning point
Garmin Edge 500: Turning point

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality – Good and clearly understandable

The Huawei P40 Lite supports VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling. If you insert two SIM cards into the smartphone, both can be used for 4G connections. During phone calls to landlines or mobile phones, voices are transferred clearly, with the noise suppression reliably filtering out surrounding noises. Using the speaker, calling also works well, even if the voices tend to sound slightly tinny here. 

Cameras – Four-camera system with 48 MP and autofocus

Selfie with some effects
Selfie with some effects

The heart of the four-camera system of the Huawei P40 Lite consists of a 48-MP lens with autofocus. In addition, there is an 8-MP camera with an ultra-wide-angle lens (120°, f/2.4), a 2-MP macro camera (f/2.4), and a 2-MP bokeh lens (also f/2.4) that collects depth information to generate attractive background blur effects. The selfie camera uses a 16-MP lens with an f/2.0 aperture.

The 48-MP lens has a ½-inch sensor, combining this with a light-sensitive f/1.8 aperture, so that you should get some good recordings even in bad light conditions. As scene 2 in the photo comparison shows, the Huawei smartphone succeeds fairly well in this but is still quite far from being able to clearly reproduce everything in the dark.

In daylight (scene 1), the quality of the photos is good, and they appear natural and show a lot of dynamic. The same goes for the ultra-wide-angle recordings (scene 3), but at times some blurriness can also sneak in, and the photos do not appear quite as rich in contrast anymore. In our test picture, this can be seen well in the transition from the lake to the shore with its vegetation – instead of some fine details, everything is only blurred into a pixel mush here. 

Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the main camera

With 5x optical zoom (scene 4), the recordings are still acceptable. However, the camera already shows some visible difficulties in reproducing the fine structures, using some aggressive sharpening instead. The maximum possible is a 6x zoom level.

The 16-MP selfie camera does fairly well at what it should do, and with features such as Portrait, Night, Slow Motion, and HDR, as well as AR stickers and Emojis, it brings everything you need for recording effects.

The P40 Lite can record videos with its selfie and main cameras at a maximum of 1080p and 30 frames per second, and the quality is also alright.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3Scene 4

The performance is also decent under controlled light conditions. In daylight, it succeeds in producing a fairly natural color representation. However, we can already see some high deviations and DeltaE values in the first test chart that tests the color reproduction in the dark.

While the four-camera system is able to reproduce the test chart sharp in the center, it loses some focus towards the edges. On the other hand, it does not have any problems in accurately reproducing the color transitions and separate image structures.

ColorChecker
29.4 ∆E
53.2 ∆E
39.3 ∆E
34.6 ∆E
45.6 ∆E
61.5 ∆E
52.1 ∆E
36 ∆E
42.2 ∆E
28.8 ∆E
63.8 ∆E
62.9 ∆E
31.5 ∆E
47.1 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
74 ∆E
43.4 ∆E
42 ∆E
83.9 ∆E
69.9 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
14 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei P40 Lite: 45.98 ∆E min: 13.99 - max: 83.95 ∆E
ColorChecker
15.3 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
8 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
2 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei P40 Lite: 8.6 ∆E min: 1.67 - max: 18.6 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty – A 40-watt quick charger is included

Huawei includes a modular SuperCharge charger that can deliver up to 40 watts of power. There is also a USB cable (Type-A to Type-C), a headset, and a SIM tool, as well a quick-start manual and warranty instructions.

Input Devices and Operation – Fast and without any trouble

Fast and smooth – this can summarize the operation of the P40 Lite. The IPS display responds to input accurately, apps load quickly thanks to the UFS 2.1 storage, and the 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM ensures that you can switch between simultaneously open apps without noticeable lag times. Any slight micro stutter that might rarely occur is not really annoying. 

The fingerprint sensor does its job well, unlocking the smartphone just as reliably as the face recognition via the selfie camera.

Keyboard - portrait
Keyboard - portrait
Keyboard - landscape
Keyboard - landscape

Display – An accurate-color IPS panel in the Huawei P40 Lite

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

At 2310x1080 pixels, the resolution of the 6.4-inch IPS display of the Huawei P40 Lite has practically hardly changed compared to the P30 Lite New Edition (2312x1080 pixels). While the pixel density has dropped from 415 to 398 PPI due to the increased display diagonal, you won't notice this in practice. Subjectively, the screen of the P40 Lite displays the content just as sharp as its predecessor.

An average brightness of 448.4 cd/m² is not outstanding, but it should be sufficient for everyday operation, as long as you avoid too bright surroundings. Without the surrounding light sensor, you can get up to 431 cd/m². With an even distribution of light and dark areas (APL50), the brightness is not much higher at a maximum of 484 cd/m².

463
cd/m²
464
cd/m²
416
cd/m²
479
cd/m²
478
cd/m²
416
cd/m²
454
cd/m²
451
cd/m²
415
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 479 cd/m² Average: 448.4 cd/m² Minimum: 1.14 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 478 cd/m²
Contrast: 976:1 (Black: 0.49 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 4.1 | 0.64-98 Ø6
98.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.26
Huawei P40 Lite
IPS, 2310x1080, 6.4
Huawei P40
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.1
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
IPS, 2312x1080, 6.15
Motorola One Hyper
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.5
Samsung Galaxy A71
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.7
Xiaomi Mi 9T
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.39
Screen
20%
-7%
-10%
19%
26%
Brightness middle
478
583
22%
507
6%
455
-5%
629
32%
589
23%
Brightness
448
593
32%
481
7%
444
-1%
646
44%
589
31%
Brightness Distribution
87
94
8%
88
1%
78
-10%
95
9%
96
10%
Black Level *
0.49
0.38
22%
0.53
-8%
Contrast
976
1334
37%
858
-12%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3
3.03
-1%
4.72
-57%
3.86
-29%
2.7
10%
2.5
17%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.6
5.33
5%
7.84
-40%
6.59
-18%
6
-7%
4.9
12%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.1
2
51%
5.5
-34%
4
2%
3
27%
1.6
61%
Gamma
2.26 97%
2.301 96%
2.158 102%
2.3 96%
2.1 105%
2.24 98%
CCT
7282 89%
6621 98%
7596 86%
7367 88%
6340 103%
6544 99%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17886 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

When we examine the display with a spectral photometer and the CalMAN software, it does not show any weaknesses. Instead the opposite is the case, and for a smartphone of this price range, the P40 Lite impresses with a very balanced color reproduction, particularly when you choose the "Normal" color mode. Alternatively, there is a second color mode called "Vibrant," which creates a significantly more colorful reproduction but then also lacks some of the accuracy. Yet the color deviations also remain within limits here.

Color Accuracy (Normal color mode, sRGB target color space)
Color Accuracy (Normal color mode, sRGB target color space)
Color Accuracy (Vibrant color mode, P3 target color space)
Color Accuracy (Vibrant color mode, P3 target color space)
Color Space (Normal color mode, sRGB target color space)
Color Space (Normal color mode, sRGB target color space)
Color Space (Vibrant color mode, P3 target color space)
Color Space (Vibrant color mode, P3 target color space)
Grayscale (Normal color mode, sRGB target color space)
Grayscale (Normal color mode, sRGB target color space)
Grayscale (Vibrant color mode, P3 target color space)
Grayscale (Vibrant color mode, P3 target color space)
Saturation (Normal color mode, sRGB target color space)
Saturation (Normal color mode, sRGB target color space)
Saturation (Vibrant color mode, P3 target color space)
Saturation (Vibrant color mode, P3 target color space)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.4 ms rise
↘ 15.6 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
46.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.6 ms rise
↘ 25.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 74 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39 ms).

Due to its display being not too bright, the Huawei P40 Lite leaves a mixed impression when using it outdoors. While the content remains easily readable in shady areas, you have to look twice to see things well in brighter surroundings, with the very reflective display of course not helping much here either.

In terms of the viewing-angle stability, the P40 Lite does very well because of its IPS panel. The content can always be read without any trouble, regardless of the angle from which you are looking at the display.

Using it outdoors
Using it outdoors
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance – Faster than many other mid-range smartphones

The Huawei P40 Lite is run by the HiSilicon Kirin 810 octa-core SoC, which has a performance that places it in the mid-range. It uses two fast ARM Cortex A76 cores, which have a clock speed of up to 2.27 GHz, as well as six small and efficient Cortex A55 cores with a maximum clock speed of 1.88 GHz. The ARM Mali-G52 MP6 with six cores serves as the integrated graphics chip of the HiSilicon Kirin 810.

The Huawei P40 Lite turns out hard to beat for the other current mid-range smartphones such as the Motorola One Hyper, the Samsung Galaxy A71, and the Xiaomi Mi 9T. It is always a tad faster in every benchmark and is also able to leave the Huawei P30 Lite New Edition clearly behind in the dust. But of course it loses the duel with the Huawei P40 and its top-end HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G SoC as expected. 

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
Vulkan Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
2693 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 4043, n=66)
1633 Points ∼61%
OpenCL Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
2493 Points ∼69%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3606 Points ∼100% +45%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
861 Points ∼24% -65%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
 
2493 Points ∼69% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (272 - 4739, n=61)
1759 Points ∼49% -29%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
1949 Points ∼65%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
2988 Points ∼100% +53%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1647 Points ∼55% -15%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
 
1949 Points ∼65% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (445 - 3531, n=90)
1990 Points ∼67% +2%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
604 Points ∼80%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
755 Points ∼100% +25%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
542 Points ∼72% -10%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
 
604 Points ∼80% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1342, n=90)
568 Points ∼75% -6%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
9164 Points ∼100%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
8736 Points ∼95% -5%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6042 Points ∼66% -34%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
7852 Points ∼86% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
7773 Points ∼85% -15%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
7533 Points ∼82% -18%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (7541 - 9164, n=2)
8353 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 13202, n=492)
5837 Points ∼64% -36%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
12070 Points ∼100%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
11268 Points ∼93% -7%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
7593 Points ∼63% -37%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
9304 Points ∼77% -23%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
8885 Points ∼74% -26%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
9049 Points ∼75% -25%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (9824 - 12070, n=2)
10947 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19711, n=650)
6377 Points ∼53% -47%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
2977 Points ∼81%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3684 Points ∼100% +24%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2196 Points ∼60% -26%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
2605 Points ∼71% -12%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2445 Points ∼66% -18%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2786 Points ∼76% -6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (2737 - 2977, n=2)
2857 Points ∼78% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4057, n=151)
2634 Points ∼71% -12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
2552 Points ∼40%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6326 Points ∼100% +148%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
796 Points ∼13% -69%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1029 Points ∼16% -60%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1731 Points ∼27% -32%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1917 Points ∼30% -25%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (2496 - 2552, n=2)
2524 Points ∼40% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 8783, n=151)
2899 Points ∼46% +14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
2636 Points ∼48%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5456 Points ∼100% +107%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
927 Points ∼17% -65%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1189 Points ∼22% -55%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1851 Points ∼34% -30%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2060 Points ∼38% -22%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (2541 - 2636, n=2)
2589 Points ∼47% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6644, n=151)
2613 Points ∼48% -1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
3972 Points ∼81%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4924 Points ∼100% +24%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2092 Points ∼42% -47%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
3011 Points ∼61% -24%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2827 Points ∼57% -29%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3241 Points ∼66% -18%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (3501 - 3972, n=2)
3737 Points ∼76% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=498)
2175 Points ∼44% -45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
2752 Points ∼42%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6606 Points ∼100% +140%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
838 Points ∼13% -70%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1094 Points ∼17% -60%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2085 Points ∼32% -24%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2176 Points ∼33% -21%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (2328 - 2752, n=2)
2540 Points ∼38% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 9567, n=498)
2074 Points ∼31% -25%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
2954 Points ∼48%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6140 Points ∼100% +108%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
967 Points ∼16% -67%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1274 Points ∼21% -57%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2214 Points ∼36% -25%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2347 Points ∼38% -21%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (2515 - 2954, n=2)
2735 Points ∼45% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8204, n=499)
1926 Points ∼31% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
4003 Points ∼80%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4998 Points ∼100% +25%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2084 Points ∼42% -48%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
2984 Points ∼60% -25%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2702 Points ∼54% -33%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3296 Points ∼66% -18%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (3463 - 4003, n=2)
3733 Points ∼75% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=528)
2085 Points ∼42% -48%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
3488 Points ∼81%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4293 Points ∼100% +23%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1261 Points ∼29% -64%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1878 Points ∼44% -46%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3101 Points ∼72% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3316 Points ∼77% -5%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (3274 - 3488, n=2)
3381 Points ∼79% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=528)
2763 Points ∼64% -21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
3591 Points ∼81%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4432 Points ∼100% +23%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1382 Points ∼31% -62%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
2047 Points ∼46% -43%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3002 Points ∼68% -16%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3312 Points ∼75% -8%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (3314 - 3591, n=2)
3453 Points ∼78% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=528)
2322 Points ∼52% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
3676 Points ∼87%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4242 Points ∼100% +15%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2207 Points ∼52% -40%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
3026 Points ∼71% -18%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3210 Points ∼76% -13%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3227 Points ∼76% -12%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (3252 - 3676, n=2)
3464 Points ∼82% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=578)
2062 Points ∼49% -44%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
2740 Points ∼44%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6244 Points ∼100% +128%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
730 Points ∼12% -73%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1000 Points ∼16% -64%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2296 Points ∼37% -16%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2008 Points ∼32% -27%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (2347 - 2740, n=2)
2544 Points ∼41% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 8469, n=578)
1734 Points ∼28% -37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
2904 Points ∼51%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5651 Points ∼100% +95%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
858 Points ∼15% -70%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1175 Points ∼21% -60%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2451 Points ∼43% -16%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2192 Points ∼39% -25%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (2502 - 2904, n=2)
2703 Points ∼48% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7323, n=579)
1658 Points ∼29% -43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
3638 Points ∼85%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4279 Points ∼100% +18%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2179 Points ∼51% -40%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
3000 Points ∼70% -18%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2792 Points ∼65% -23%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3239 Points ∼76% -11%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (3286 - 3638, n=2)
3462 Points ∼81% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=620)
1925 Points ∼45% -47%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
3384 Points ∼87%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3894 Points ∼100% +15%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
870 Points ∼22% -74%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1814 Points ∼47% -46%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2999 Points ∼77% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3184 Points ∼82% -6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (3243 - 3384, n=2)
3314 Points ∼85% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12494, n=619)
2278 Points ∼59% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
3437 Points ∼87%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3973 Points ∼100% +16%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1004 Points ∼25% -71%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
1989 Points ∼50% -42%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2950 Points ∼74% -14%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3196 Points ∼80% -7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (3252 - 3437, n=2)
3345 Points ∼84% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9492, n=622)
1963 Points ∼49% -43%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
27654 Points ∼100%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
22857 Points ∼83% -17%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
19511 Points ∼71% -29%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
21898 Points ∼79% -21%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
19433 Points ∼70% -30%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (24426 - 27654, n=2)
26040 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 58293, n=768)
15261 Points ∼55% -45%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
47563 Points ∼72%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
66142 Points ∼100% +39%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
30180 Points ∼46% -37%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
52600 Points ∼80% +11%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
46605 Points ∼70% -2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (45182 - 47563, n=2)
46373 Points ∼70% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=766)
25927 Points ∼39% -45%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
41003 Points ∼88%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
46552 Points ∼100% +14%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
26910 Points ∼58% -34%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
40105 Points ∼86% -2%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
35557 Points ∼76% -13%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (38005 - 41003, n=2)
39504 Points ∼85% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 112989, n=766)
20383 Points ∼44% -50%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
89 fps ∼59%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
151 fps ∼100% +70%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
33 fps ∼22% -63%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
84 fps ∼56% -6%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
77 fps ∼51% -13%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (85 - 89, n=2)
87 fps ∼58% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=773)
43.9 fps ∼29% -51%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
59 fps ∼98%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
60 fps ∼100% +2%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
31 fps ∼52% -47%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
59 fps ∼98% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
58 fps ∼97% -2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (57 - 59, n=2)
58 fps ∼97% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=782)
30.5 fps ∼51% -48%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
53 fps ∼53%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
100 fps ∼100% +89%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
18 fps ∼18% -66%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
41 fps ∼41% -23%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
38 fps ∼38% -28%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (48 - 53, n=2)
50.5 fps ∼51% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=678)
25.9 fps ∼26% -51%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
52 fps ∼97%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
46 fps ∼86% -12%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
16 fps ∼30% -69%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
37 fps ∼69% -29%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
34 fps ∼64% -35%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (52 - 55, n=2)
53.5 fps ∼100% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=686)
21.8 fps ∼41% -58%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
33 fps ∼99%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
33 fps ∼99% 0%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
12 fps ∼36% -64%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
30 fps ∼90% -9%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
27 fps ∼81% -18%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (33 - 34, n=2)
33.5 fps ∼100% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=541)
20.8 fps ∼62% -37%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
34 fps ∼60%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
57 fps ∼100% +68%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
11 fps ∼19% -68%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
27 fps ∼47% -21%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
24 fps ∼42% -29%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (30 - 34, n=2)
32 fps ∼56% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=543)
19 fps ∼33% -44%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
13 fps ∼48%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
27 fps ∼100% +108%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
4.2 fps ∼16% -68%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
5.2 fps ∼19% -60%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
10 fps ∼37% -23%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
9.3 fps ∼34% -28%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (11 - 13, n=2)
12 fps ∼44% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=290)
11.2 fps ∼41% -14%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
7.9 fps ∼27%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
29 fps ∼100% +267%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2.6 fps ∼9% -67%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
3.3 fps ∼11% -58%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6.7 fps ∼23% -15%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6.1 fps ∼21% -23%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (7.7 - 7.9, n=2)
7.8 fps ∼27% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=288)
8.03 fps ∼28% +2%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
21 fps ∼50%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
42 fps ∼100% +100%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.4 fps ∼15% -70%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
8.9 fps ∼21% -58%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼38% -24%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
15 fps ∼36% -29%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (18 - 21, n=2)
19.5 fps ∼46% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=294)
16.6 fps ∼40% -21%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
21 fps ∼43%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
49 fps ∼100% +133%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.9 fps ∼14% -67%
Motorola One Hyper
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 4096
9.9 fps ∼20% -53%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼37% -14%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼33% -24%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (20 - 21, n=2)
20.5 fps ∼42% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=293)
19.3 fps ∼39% -8%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
19 fps ∼44%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
43 fps ∼100% +126%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.4 fps ∼15% -66%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼40% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼37% -16%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (19 - 20, n=2)
19.5 fps ∼45% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=466)
14 fps ∼33% -26%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
20 fps ∼56%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
36 fps ∼100% +80%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
7.3 fps ∼20% -63%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
15 fps ∼42% -25%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
13 fps ∼36% -35%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (17 - 20, n=2)
18.5 fps ∼51% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=470)
12.5 fps ∼35% -37%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
319383 Points ∼71%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
450373 Points ∼100% +41%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
185725 Points ∼41% -42%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
247507 Points ∼55% -23%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (295579 - 319383, n=2)
307481 Points ∼68% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 607937, n=95)
314806 Points ∼70% -1%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
1267 Points ∼100%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
1260 Points ∼99% -1%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
998 Points ∼79% -21%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1103 Points ∼87% -13%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1099 Points ∼87% -13%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (1209 - 1267, n=2)
1238 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=710)
808 Points ∼64% -36%
Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
4339 Points ∼50%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
8634 Points ∼100% +99%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1466 Points ∼17% -66%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3175 Points ∼37% -27%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3559 Points ∼41% -18%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (4240 - 4339, n=2)
4290 Points ∼50% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=710)
2431 Points ∼28% -44%
Memory (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
4726 Points ∼68%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6942 Points ∼100% +47%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2993 Points ∼43% -37%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3466 Points ∼50% -27%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
4646 Points ∼67% -2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (4667 - 4726, n=2)
4697 Points ∼68% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=710)
1810 Points ∼26% -62%
System (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
7178 Points ∼80%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
8992 Points ∼100% +25%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
4909 Points ∼55% -32%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6426 Points ∼71% -10%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6760 Points ∼75% -6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (6666 - 7178, n=2)
6922 Points ∼77% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=710)
3379 Points ∼38% -53%
Overall (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 6144
3695 Points ∼72%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5105 Points ∼100% +38%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2153 Points ∼42% -42%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2972 Points ∼58% -20%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3329 Points ∼65% -10%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
  (3554 - 3695, n=2)
3625 Points ∼71% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=710)
1719 Points ∼34% -53%

The P40 Lite also makes life hard for the mid-range competitors in the browser performance, always being ahead again in each of the benchmarks. The most persistent pursuer turns out to be the Xiaomi Mi 9T here.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Huawei P40 (Huawei Browser 10.1)
55.572 Points ∼100% 0%
Huawei P40 Lite (Huawei Browser 10.1.0.300)
55.352 Points ∼100%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (43.2 - 55.4, n=2)
49.3 Points ∼89% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 9T (Chrome 75.0.3770.101)
47.131 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 140, n=172)
40.2 Points ∼72% -27%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
36.578 Points ∼66% -34%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
31.333 Points ∼56% -43%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Huawei P40 (Huawei Browser 10.1)
103.24 Points ∼100% +13%
Huawei P40 Lite (Huawei Browser 10.1.0.300)
91.154 Points ∼88%
Xiaomi Mi 9T (Chrome 75.0.3770.101)
87.488 Points ∼85% -4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (77.4 - 91.2, n=2)
84.3 Points ∼82% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
65.293 Points ∼63% -28%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
50.919 Points ∼49% -44%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=601)
46.4 Points ∼45% -49%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Huawei P40 (Huawei Browser 10.1)
63 runs/min ∼100% +18%
Huawei P40 Lite (Huawei Browser 10.1.0.300)
53.2 runs/min ∼84%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (47.3 - 53.2, n=2)
50.3 runs/min ∼80% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 9T (Chrome 75.0.3770.101)
46.46 runs/min ∼74% -13%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 158, n=156)
43.1 runs/min ∼68% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
32.8 runs/min ∼52% -38%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
31.4 runs/min ∼50% -41%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Huawei P40 Lite (Huawei Browser 10.1.0.300)
97 Points ∼100%
Huawei P40 (Huawei Browser 10.1)
95 Points ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Mi 9T (Chrome 75.0.3770.101)
86 Points ∼89% -11%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (71 - 97, n=2)
84 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=237)
69.9 Points ∼72% -28%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
60 Points ∼62% -38%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
52 Points ∼54% -46%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Huawei P40 (Huawei Browser 10.1)
21348 Points ∼100% +19%
Huawei P40 Lite (Huawei Browser 10.1.0.300)
17925 Points ∼84%
Xiaomi Mi 9T (Chrome 75.0.3770.101)
17501 Points ∼82% -2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (15947 - 17925, n=2)
16936 Points ∼79% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
12771 Points ∼60% -29%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
9549 Points ∼45% -47%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=768)
7701 Points ∼36% -57%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1914 - 59466, n=794)
9883 ms * ∼100% -300%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
4317.8 ms * ∼44% -75%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
3435.5 ms * ∼35% -39%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (2472 - 3731, n=2)
3101 ms * ∼31% -25%
Xiaomi Mi 9T (Chrome 75.0.3770.101)
2563.9 ms * ∼26% -4%
Huawei P40 Lite (Huawei Browser 10.1.0.300)
2471.6 ms * ∼25%
Huawei P40 (Huawei Browser 10.1)
2287 ms * ∼23% +7%

* ... smaller is better

In terms of the storage, the P40 Lite also shows its good side. Both in the test with an NM card, as well as in the test of the internal storage, the smartphone delivers a high data throughput. It particularly shines in the sequential read rate, which can be noticed in practice by short load times.

Huawei P40 LiteHuawei P40Huawei P30 Lite New EditionMotorola One HyperSamsung Galaxy A71Xiaomi Mi 9TAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
19%
19%
-22%
-23%
-26%
-11%
-48%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
70.6 (Nano Memory Card)
66.4 (Nano Memory Card)
-6%
66.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
53.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-24%
57.18 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-19%
58.1 (8.4 - 72.4, n=31)
-18%
50.7 (1.7 - 87.1, n=509)
-28%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
82.63 (Nano Memory Card)
81.6 (Nano Memory Card)
-1%
76.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-7%
74.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-10%
73.39 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-11%
72.9 (13.4 - 88.2, n=31)
-12%
68.7 (8.1 - 96.5, n=509)
-17%
Random Write 4KB
175.45
197
12%
171.6
-2%
106.9
-39%
109.57
-38%
107.82
-39%
106 (18.2 - 250, n=58)
-40%
33.2 (0.14 - 319, n=858)
-81%
Random Read 4KB
157.32
189.4
20%
198.7
26%
129.4
-18%
112.25
-29%
128.65
-18%
142 (96.8 - 179, n=58)
-10%
57.2 (1.59 - 324, n=858)
-64%
Sequential Write 256KB
181.69
212.9
17%
391.1
115%
190.8
5%
192.38
6%
179.19
-1%
234 (182 - 503, n=58)
29%
122 (2.99 - 911, n=858)
-33%
Sequential Read 256KB
912.99
1591.6
74%
800.3
-12%
492.2
-46%
493.04
-46%
492.74
-46%
760 (427 - 980, n=58)
-17%
330 (12.1 - 1802, n=858)
-64%

Games – Current games run smoothly

The ARM Mali-G52 MP6 graphics chip ensures a good gaming performance. We were able to play our games selection consisting of Asphalt 9: Legends and PUBG Mobile in high detail settings smoothly at 30 fps. As usual, we determined the frame rates with the GameBench test tool.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
010203040Tooltip
; PUBG Mobile; 0.17.0: Ø29.9 (21-31)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; 2.1.2a: Ø29.8 (23-31)

Emissions – Cool operation and no throttling

Temperatures

GFXBench T-Rex battery test
GFXBench T-Rex battery test
GFXBench Manhattan battery test
GFXBench Manhattan battery test

The P40 Lite remains comfortably cool, and in the test it does not get warmer than 35.4 °C (96.7 °F) even under full load. The heat problems that had still been plaguing the P30 Lite New Edition predecessor are a thing of the past, even inside the case, as the GFXBench battery test shows. While the P30 Lite New Edition had shown some significant drops in the frame rates after 30 renders of the T-Rex and Manhattan sequences, the P40 Lite practically runs at the same speed from beginning to end. This also does not change if you activate the performance mode in the battery settings.

Max. Load
 32.7 °C
91 F
32.6 °C
91 F
34.1 °C
93 F
 
 32.8 °C
91 F
32.6 °C
91 F
35.4 °C
96 F
 
 31.6 °C
89 F
32.7 °C
91 F
35.2 °C
95 F
 
Maximum: 35.4 °C = 96 F
Average: 33.3 °C = 92 F
30 °C
86 F
30.4 °C
87 F
31.6 °C
89 F
29.8 °C
86 F
30.1 °C
86 F
32.4 °C
90 F
29.6 °C
85 F
30.8 °C
87 F
32.2 °C
90 F
Maximum: 32.4 °C = 90 F
Average: 30.8 °C = 87 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.1 °C = 79 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.3 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.4 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 32.4 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.8 °C / 86 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.

Speaker

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The speaker of the P40 Lite is positioned on the bottom and delivers a relatively balanced sound spectrum. While there is hardly any bass as expected, the mids and highs are very linear. 

To get a better sound, you can connect speakers or headphones to the 3.5-mm audio port or connect a Bluetooth device to the smartphone. Unfortunately, the aptX and aptX HD audio codecs are not supported.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.5352522.420.13121.424.14024.323.35028.226.36321.623.98022.321.110020.421.312518.62916017.246.120017.551.525015.156.931515.255.94001561.550014.265.963013.167.880013.967.210001373.812501376160013.777.5200014.279.625001479.3315014.472.1400014.377.3500014.477.1630014.677.5800014.975.81000014.972.91250015.263.51600015.648.8SPL26.488.2N0.872.3median 14.6median 67.8Delta0.81245.846.541.439.431.232.33635.935.638.53132.42624.623.724.521.724.919.133.318.244.417.147.615.654.115.356.316.157.81461.313.664.31469.113.671.414.870.914.473.614.670.713.764.913.86414.168.114.37014.664.71561.915.357.515.753.866.864.865.526.680.820.116.518.50.846median 14.8median 61.91.710.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHuawei P40 LiteHuawei P30 Lite New Edition
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Huawei P40 Lite audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.6% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.2% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 32% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 55% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 57% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 34% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Huawei P30 Lite New Edition audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.5% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 27% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 54% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 37% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life – It lasts for several days at a time

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the P40 Lite remains almost 20% below that of its predecessor and is also low compared to the rest of the test field. A long battery life should also be ensured because the battery capacity has been significantly increased – from 3340 mAh in the P30 Lite New Edition to 4200 mAh now.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.16 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.79 / 2.14 / 2.23 Watt
Load midlight 3.6 / 5.17 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Huawei P40 Lite
4200 mAh
Huawei P40
3800 mAh
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
3340 mAh
Motorola One Hyper
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A71
4500 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9T
4000 mAh
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-11%
-18%
3%
32%
-1%
-3%
Idle Minimum *
0.79
1
-27%
0.95
-20%
0.63
20%
0.54
32%
0.745 (0.7 - 0.79, n=2)
6%
0.887 (0.2 - 3.4, n=866)
-12%
Idle Average *
2.14
1.9
11%
2.1
2%
1.49
30%
0.95
56%
2.22 (2.14 - 2.29, n=2)
-4%
1.754 (0.6 - 6.2, n=865)
18%
Idle Maximum *
2.23
2.4
-8%
2.4
-8%
1.51
32%
1.08
52%
2.28 (2.23 - 2.32, n=2)
-2%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=866)
9%
Load Average *
3.6
3.5
3%
4.2
-17%
4.62
-28%
2.7
25%
3.59 (3.57 - 3.6, n=2)
-0%
4.09 (0.8 - 10.8, n=860)
-14%
Load Maximum *
5.17
6.9
-33%
7.7
-49%
7.11
-38%
5.4
-4%
5.47 (5.17 - 5.76, n=2)
-6%
6.04 (1.2 - 14.2, n=860)
-17%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The low power consumption and high battery capacity is reflected in a long battery life. With simulated web surfing at a controlled display brightness of 150 cd/m², the smartphone lasts for almost 17 hours, and playing a H.264 video, it even lasts for 19:36 hours. With these runtimes, the P40 Lite is about at the same level as the Huawei P40. Overall, the battery life of the P30 Lite New Edition is about 25% shorter.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
35h 54min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
16h 47min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
19h 36min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 48min
Huawei P40 Lite
4200 mAh
Huawei P40
3800 mAh
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
3340 mAh
Motorola One Hyper
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A71
4500 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9T
4000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-8%
-25%
-25%
-4%
3%
Reader / Idle
2154
2063
-4%
1359
-37%
2164
0%
2138
-1%
H.264
1176
1052
-11%
802
-32%
1164
-1%
1208
3%
WiFi v1.3
1007
806
-20%
719
-29%
753
-25%
815
-19%
991
-2%
Load
228
236
4%
223
-2%
242
6%
258
13%

Pros

+ dual SIM
+ 128 GB of storage space
+ expandable storage
+ accurate fingerprint sensor
+ good four-camera system
+ IPS display with accurate colors
+ fast UFS 2.1 storage
+ long battery life

Cons

- no Google Services, no Google Play
- lack of DRM certification
- neither aptX nor aptX HD
- NM card instead of microSD card

Verdict – The Huawei P40 Lite is in a tough position

In review: Huawei P40 Lite. Test unit provided by Huawei Germany.
In review: Huawei P40 Lite. Test unit provided by Huawei Germany.

A good display, a lot of storage space, a long battery life, Android 10, and a surprising amount of performance – or in short, the Huawei P40 Lite is a good mid-range smartphone. The official offering price of 299 Euros (~$325) is also fair and has even already been underbid significantly by various online shops at the time of our test.

While the Huawei P40 Lite brings almost everything that makes a good mid-range smartphone, the lack of Google Services is a clear disadvantage.

It all could be really good, if it wasn't for the lack of Google Services and therefore the missing Google Play Store. Even though Huawei makes a visible effort to close this gap with its own AppGallery app store and the AppSearch, the offerings are currently unable to keep up with those of the Google Store. So all that remains is to hope that the offerings will keep increasing by a decent amount over time.

There is also another glimpse of hope: In the meantime Google has requested permission from the US government to be able to still provide Huawei with its services. So we are waiting for a decision.

Huawei P40 Lite - 04/17/2020 v7
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
82%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
47 / 70 → 67%
Weight
90%
Battery
91%
Display
86%
Games Performance
32 / 64 → 49%
Application Performance
74 / 86 → 86%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
72 / 90 → 80%
Camera
60%
Average
76%
81%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Manuel Masiero, 2020-04-19 (Update: 2020-05-19)
Manuel Masiero
Editor of the original article: Manuel Masiero - Review Editor
In 1986, when I had annoyed my parents long enough, they finally bought me a C64 that I had seen at a friend's place - and immediately knew that this was what I wanted. Since then, the fascination for computers has never left me and basically I tinker with everything I can get my hands on. From the C64 to the Amiga 500 and a hugely uncool IBM computer with 8088 CPU (and green IBM monochrome monitor!) in the early 90s, the list grew longer and longer. The current projects are called PC, Tablet and Smartphone.