Huawei P8 Lite was one of Huawei’s best sellers last year and the P9 Lite has big shoes to fill. It debuted a few weeks ago and now it’s here, on our test table. We unboxed it below, following the recent Huawei P9 Plus unboxing and P9 review. The Huawei P9 Lite goes for $300 on Amazon.
The box is typical of a Huawei device, tall and square and inside we find a charger, regular USB cable, headphones, manual, transparent case and metal key used to access the slots. The phone is only 7.5 mm slim and it weighs 147 grams, but somehow it feels incredibly light in the user’s hand. It packs a 5.2 inch Full HD screen and a Kirin 650 CPU.
There are two versions of the phone available: one with 2 GB of RAM and one with 3 GB, but both share 16 GB of storage. Of course, there’s also a microSD card slot in the mix and at the back we find a 13 MP camera with a big LED flash, while upfront is a promising 8 MP selfie shooter. The battery on this device is a 3000 mAh unit and the OS is Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on top.
We also get a fingerprint scanner at the back and a pretty solid build. The camera UI has basically the same options as the P9, but with different icons. We’ll be back with a full review ASAP. In the meantime the updated price is here.