Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro are heavy-hitting phones, but now it’s time for the lead version, how does it hold up against a mid-range competition, we’ll try to answer that as well as some of your questions from our unboxing video, we are nasphones.com and this is our Huawei P 20 Lite Review .
with its notched edge to edge screen the Huawei P20 Lite brings to mind much more expensive phones, like Huawei P20 Pro or the iPhone 10 .
our model is in Sakura pink, we’re not sure if the back is plastic or glass but it feels nice and we like the shiny highlights around the rear mounted fingerprint reader and the dual camera .
one thing we did notice is that there is a pretty big gap between the back and the frame, which could collect lint or dust over time and needless to say this phone isn’t waterproof .
it is quite lightweight though and the raised edges on this metal frame give it a decent grip, we tried out the fingerprint reader is fast and responsive and always ready to wake up the phone .
you can also use facial recognition to unlock the Huawei P20 Lite and it works well there’s a notification LED too so you know at a glance when to check your phone on the left side we’d have a hybrid slot which can be used to expand the 32 or 64 gigs of internal storage .
for audio there is a single bottom firing speaker next to the USBC ports, it’s quite loud even rivaling the speaker of the regular P20 .
if you know so plug your headphones into the 3.5 millimeter jack and even listen to FM radio both of which you can’t do on the more expensive P20 .
the Huawei P20 Lite screen is a 5.8 inch IPS LCD with minimal bezels in at all 19:9 aspect ratio, it has really deep blacks for an LCD and the notch doesn’t get in the way of content which is nice, if you want you can choose to hide the notch by turning the upper strip of the screen black .
unfortunately although this display is pretty bright around 418 nits sunlight legibility is not a strong point barely average in our tests .
the UI of the Huawei P20 Lite is low is emui 8.0 / Android 8.0 oreo it runs pretty smoothly it isn’t nearly stock Android though Huawei provides its own proprietary apps instead of relying on those from Google .
you can choose between having apps on the home screen or in an app drawer, as well as change themes and transition effects and updates will roll out according to hallway schedule unlike phones in the Android 1 program .
the Huawei P20 Lite has a Kirin 659 chipset in 4 gigs of ram, it does a decent job but the 659 has been around for about 2 years already, in benchmarks it trails behind some of the newer mid-range cop tition especially in graphics performance .
but in the games we tried we didn’t notice any glaring issues and the phone doesn’t run too hot or throttle under stress, battery wise the petronia light isn’t a champion, but it does all right is 3000 milliamp hour battery earned a 77 hour endurance rating in our proprietary tests .
our phone arrived with a fast charger which may not be the same in all markets, when we plugged in to charge we had a mixed experience with the charging speed .
getting between 19 and 30 percent in the first half hour, charging the entire battery took anywhere between two and three hours, the Huawei P20 Lite has a dual camera setup, there’s a 16 megapixel main camera phase detection autofocus and it’ll make a pixel secondary cam which is only there to support bokeh mode .
there is no like a branding or black and white sensor unlike on the more expensive Huawei phones, in good light the main cam does a nice job shots have great contrast accurate colors and above-average dynamic range, there is some visible noise but it doesn’t get in the way .
in low-light photos come out okay, there’s little noise and colors come out fine, but a bit washed out, their little soft too, we were sort of disappointed with the cameras night mode though .
it’s nowhere near as magical as the P20’s and images come out dark and underexposed the secondary cam provides depth information for variable aperture mode which creates a defocused background behind the subject .
it isn’t as accurate as on hallways flat ships but it’s usable portrait mode combines the variable aperture with beautification to enhance faces, again edge detection isn’t perfect .
there are sometimes traces of the background left sharp or more often some details end up missing from your subject, the 16 megapixel selfie cam is above average shots turned out fine detailed one with pleasing colors .
we made a comparison in low-light too and it does better here than a lot of the competition, you can also take selfie portraits, the algorithm does okay but there are noticeable artifacts here and there .
for videos the Huawei P20 Lite can only record in 1080p@30fps, and there is no stabilization we expected more at this price range quality wise it has average sharpness and dynamic range .
though the colors in contrast are good and noise is kept low so the Huawei P20 Lite it looks quite similar to his flash of counterparts at first glance and besides the nice build that’s a decent camera and etched edge screen that looks good when it’s not in the Sun .
it does have a few drawbacks though the HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16 nm) isn’t the newest chipset around and bokeh mode and video recording we’ve more to be desired .
if you love the design there’s no reason not to buy it but for 300 euros there’s some good phones out there that can give you a better value .
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