Huawei P10 Lite has finally arrived on our test table and we’re pretty happy about that, having already tested the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus. The trifecta is now perfect… and actually much sooner than in 2016. Back then we first saw the P9 Lite in June, so that’s a fast release. Priced at $300 on Amazon, the handset gets pulled out of its narrow box below.
I instantly noticed the original styling of “PX Lite” on the box, trying to make the product more hip and cool. Inside the box there’s the usual collection of items: metal key, charger, USB cable and headphones. There should also be a manual and a case in some countries, but we have a test model, so that doesn’t apply. The device stands out from its predecessors, both of them, thanks to the glass and metal build.
It’s got a 2.5D glass panel upfront and at the back, placing it closer to the Huawei Honors of the lineup and pitting it against the ASUS ZenFone 3 and Galaxy A 2017 units. Available in black, white, blue or gold, the smartphone packs a 5.2 inch Full HD screen and uses a Kirin 658 processor, accompanied by 3 or 4 GB of RAM. There’s also 32 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and fingerprint scanner.
Everything fits inside a 7.2 mm thick handset, that weighs 146 grams. Camera-wise there’s a 12 MP singular shooter at the back with LED flash and a front 8 MP cam. On the battery front we’ve got a 3000 mAh unit, with a lot of promise and fast charging. This model runs Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.1 on top, so it should offer all the goodies from the P10 in the software area.
We’ll see if that’s true and test all of its nooks and crannies, so we’ll be back with a full review soon. You can get the handset here in the meantime.