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Huawei P40 Lite

Specifications

Huawei P40 Lite
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
6.40 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

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.28% - good
Average of 24 scores (from 50 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 74%, features: 63%, display: 129% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Huawei P40 Lite

81.3% Huawei P40 Lite Smartphone Review: Good even without Google Services | Notebookcheck
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.
81.3% Huawei P40 Pro vs. P40 vs. P40 Lite camera review: Huawei smartphones compared | Notebookcheck
In one area, the dominance is great! We let the current Huawei P40 series compete in a camera comparison. How big are the differences between the two top dogs, the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro? Can the cheapest Huawei P40 Lite surprise positively as it did last year? Our review of the Huawei P40 smartphones will reveal this.
72% Huawei P40 Lite review
Source: GSM Arena English
Yes, the Huawei P40 Lite is not a perfect device and requires more app tinkering than any other mainstream droid phone. But it has the price and the specs to make your time worthwhile. In the end, the fate of Huawei is up to you, and your decision to support it or not.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 72%

Foreign Reviews

79% Huawei P40 Lite
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 95% workmanship: 70%
70% Huawei P40 lite Gutes Rundum-Paket mit entscheidender Schwäche
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Huawei P40 Lite Das 300-Euro-Handy mit Quad-Kamera
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
89% Huawei P40 Lite im Test: Solide Mittelklasse mit Quadkamera
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 97% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
Huawei P40 lite Der Sonderling der P40-Serie
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2020
Huawei P40 Lite Neues Mittelklasse-Smartphone
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/16/2020
Huawei P40 Lite Viel Kamera für wenig Geld
Source: Heute German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2020
81% Huawei P40 Lite, análisis: precio, autonomía y potencia para esquivar la ausencia de Google
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 85% display: 85% mobility: 95% workmanship: 88%
Análisis Huawei P40 Lite: esta batería no es normal
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; premium design; solid workmanship; excellent cameras. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/17/2020
Mi Experiencia Con El Huawei P40 Lite Tras Una Semana De Uso
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; nice design; solid workmanship; great cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2020
Huawei P40 Lite, primeras impresiones: el acercamiento de características de los buques insignia de la marca ahora por un precio más competitivo
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice design; beautiful display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2020
Probamos el nuevo Huawei P40 Lite, un móvil con un gran reto por delante
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; beautiful design; nice cameras. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2020
92% Huawei P40 Lite
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 100%
85% Análise Huawei P40 Lite – O ataque à gama média sem Play Store
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Análise HuaweiP40 Lite - A vida sem os serviços da Google é boa
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Long battery life; high performance; nice cameras. Negative: No GMS; slippery body; plastic case; no LED notification.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/28/2020
Primeiras impressões Huawei P40 Lite! O primeiro P40 já está à venda em Portugal
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; solid workmanship; decnet hardware; nice performance. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/17/2020
80% Recensione Huawei P40 Lite by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Batteria e fotocamera promosse con Huawei P40 Lite: una prima recensione
Source: Optima Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2020
Rating: price: 80% display: 770% mobility: 90% workmanship: 75%
75% Recensione Huawei P40 e CONFRONTO con P40 PRO e P40 Lite
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 60% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 82%
80% Recensione HUAWEI P40 LITE
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 79% mobility: 93% workmanship: 75%
80% Recensione Huawei P40 Lite: ha una batteria che dura fino a 3 giorni
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 84% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
78% Recensione Huawei P40 Lite
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
79% Recensione P40 Lite – Un fascia media con HMS dal prezzo aggressivo
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 85% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Recensione Huawei P40 Lite: c’è vita oltre i servizi Google?
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; good price; excellent cameras; long battery life. Negative: Missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2020
Unboxing Huawei P40 Lite by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; decent hardware; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2020
Huawei P40 Lite Recensione: La Grande Scommessa
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Attractive price; powerful hardware; long battery life; nice cameras; support 5G. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/19/2020
Huawei P40 Lite recensione e considerazioni
Source: Batista70Phone Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice performance; decent hardware; free Freebuds 3.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2020
Recensione Huawei P40 Lite: prezzo basso e qualità per dimenticare Google
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Premium design; great built quality; high performance; decent autonomy. Negative: Average cameras; unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2020
Recensione Huawei P40 lite, Best Buy con FreeBuds 3 in regalo
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; beautiful design; solid workmanship; nice display; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2020
Huawei P40 Lite best buy in tutto. E con FreeBuds 3 ancora più irresistibile. La recensione
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Long battery life; quick charging; high performance; nice display; elegant design; good AI cameras; attractive price. Negative: No GMS.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/12/2020
Huawei P40 Lite review: snel budgettoestel met 40 watt snelladen
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; long battery life; quick charging; great cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2020
60% Test du Huawei P40 Lite : si près d’être un bon plan
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Huawei P40 Lite : Un excellent appareil photo ne fait pas tout
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% [Test] Huawei P40 Lite, le début d’une nouvelle ère
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Jeden krok od mistrzostwa – Huawei P40 Lite (recenzja)
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
79% [Recenzja] Huawei P40 Lite – smartfon, na który trzeba zwrócić uwagę
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 80%
Test Huawei P40 lite i P40 lite E - średniaki, które kuszą nas atrakcyjną ceną
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Attractive design; solid workmanship; decent hardware; nice performance; quick charging. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2020
To byłby najlepszy smartfon za 1000 złotych, gdyby nie brak usług Google. Recenzja Huawei P40 Lite
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; attractive price. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2020
90% Huawei P40 Lite incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Huawei P40 Lite incelemesi
Source: Sabah TR→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice display; high performance; long battery life; quick charging; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2020
Оптимальный средний класс: тест-обзор смартфона Huawei P40 Lite
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Decent display; high performance; nice cameras; fast fingerprint sensor; long battery life; great built quality. Negative: Unsupported waterproof; marked case; missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/17/2020
Обзор смартфона Huawei P40 Lite: "младший брат" флагмана
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice display; great cameras; fast fingerprint sensor; NFC chip; headphone jack; decent autonomy; quick charging; attractive price. Negative: Only support NM card; combined slot; unsupported Google Mobile services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2020
Обзор Huawei P40 lite: «нарядный» флагман за приятные деньги
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Nice design; powerful processor; nice main camera; fast charging. Negative: Unsupported Google services; poor display; no microSD slot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2020
Huawei P40 Lite okostelefon teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Positive: Nice main camera; good price; long battery life; quick charging. Negative: Unsupported Google services; poor selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/25/2020
71% Huawei P40 Lite v podrobném testu fotoaparátu
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 71%
Huawei P40 lite
Source: Mobility.bg BU→EN
Positive: Attractive price; powerful processor; nice display; long battery life. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2020
62% Anmeldelse: Huawei P40 Lite
Source: Input DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 62% price: 95% performance: 62% workmanship: 62%
Huawei P40 Lite review: specificații bune și noi soluții pentru aplicații
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Modern design; large battery capacity; quick charging; excellent cameras; powerful processor; high gaming performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2020
Huawei P40: de la Pro la Lite, ce au bun și ce le lipește noilor telefoane
Source: Playtech.ro →EN
Positive: Nice display; good hardware; great cameras; decent battery life; quick charging; attractive price.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2020

Comment

Model:

Huawei has recently released its latest venture into the market, Huawei P40 Lite. This smartphone does offer everything that one could ask for but of course with some drawbacks. This model has been stated as an affordable powerhouse with absence of Google by some reviews out there. In terms of its display, P40 Lite has been introduced with a 6.4 inch full HD+ LCD display with 2310 x 1080-pixel resolution. The larger screen size does cater for a better user viewing experience as the details will be much bigger and better. The front design of the phone comes in with a punch hole in the top left corner of the screen which houses the 16-megapixel selfie shooter. While this front camera isn’t the best out there but it does cater for some decent selfie shots.

Huawei P40 Lite incorporates Kirin 810 processor which is paired with 6GB of RAM along with 128GB internal storage for users. Apart from that, this phone also comes in with a large 4200mAh battery which is a great plus point as it definitely improves the overall battery life. In addition, it has been supported with 40W super charge which again reduces the need for frequent recharging. Therefore, improving the overall user experience. It should also be noted that the battery size and wired charging speed in P40 Lite is obviously identical to P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro from the same company.

No smartphone discussions can ever be complete without focusing on the cameras. The primary camera setup included within the P40 Lite comprises a 48-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel macro camera. It is worth mentioning that the quad camera setup has been arranged in the shape of a square which closely resembles the camera housing on the iPhone 11 and Pixel 4 series. Huawei has stated that the 4 rear cameras setup within P40 Lite manages to capture wider, sharper and more defined shots. On the other hand, the bokeh lens are said to be able to produce cinematic portrait capturing.

Despite such well-said camera setup, Huawei P40 Lite still tops out at 1080/30fps video recording. This simply means that the camera array within this model will not be able to perform 4K video capturing similar to its other competitors that are powered by Qualcomm processors. This might be quite disappointing for some video content creators out there. In addition, P40 Lite runs on EMUI 10 based on Android 10. However, due to the ongoing US Trade ban on Huawei, this model does not feature Google Mobile Services (GMS) and instead uses Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). Again, this might turn out to be a drawback for some ardent Google users. At the end of the day, the choice of choosing P40 Lite is an entirely subjective act depending on the user’s preference and interest.

ARM Mali-G52 MP6: Integrated mid range graphics card with 6 clusters. ARM states that the G52 series is 30% faster and 15% more efficient compared to the G51 series on the same process node.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Kirin 810: ARM based octa-core SoC containing two Cortex-A76 cores for performance tasks (up to 2.2 GHz) and six Cortex-A55 cores (up to 1.88 GHz) to save power. Furthermore, the SoC integrates an LTE radio (1400 MBps down) and a ARM Mali-G52MP6 GPU. The SoC is manufactured at TSMC in 7nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.40":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
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.


0.183 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).


77.28%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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