This Huawei P20 Lite video review is your best look at Android on a wider notch


Here's an interesting development - Huawei isn't even trying to hide one of its yet-unannounced newcomers, the midrange P20 Lite. After its full specs sheet leaked thanks to Polish retailers, now the phone has appeared in the flesh in stores. Yes, one guy walked into a shop in Italy, and found the P20 Lite chillaxing on the shelves with a big bad "New" sign in front of it.

Yes, the phone does have a notch at the top, a dual camera without the Leica branding, and a finger scanner on the back, just like the leaks and rumors suggested. Moreover, the P20 Lite was already on sale there, at 370 EUR, again, just as speculated. What else is left for the aspiring Italian tech bloggers, but to grab one, and do thorough video review/unboxing videos of sorts. As for the specs, it employs a 5.84" LCD (yes, notch-y LCD) screen with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution, returning the robust 423ppi pixel density, unless you count the top screen cutout. 

The notch has allowed Huawei to keep the dimensions of the P20 Lite very, very compact at 5.85 x 2.80 x 0.29 inches (148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4 mm), with a rather bearable 5.11 oz (145 g) of weight. A 16MP/2MP dual camera combo on the back, and a 3000mAh battery round it up as one of the affordable harbingers of the Android notch with a more than decent specs sheet. Speaking of the notch, things get quite cluttered up there in the status bar because of it, but it doesn't seem to take away from the interaction too much of anything.

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P20 Lite
  • Display 5.8" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1865; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Very good price, too bad it doesn't have front-mounted fingerprint scanner, like the regular P20/Pro.

2. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

very bad price... We expected the regular P20 to compete around the $500 mark with the oneplus 6, zenfone 5 and their very own honor view 10 and the P20 was suppose to compete with the budget segment under $350 like the moto x4, zenfone 5 lite, honor 7x, upcoming moto g6 and mate 10 lite.

4. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

@antmiu2 P20 is going to cost about $650

3. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 674; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Very ugly phone. I am OK when it features a notch but then the designers need to remove the bottom bezel.

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

why would you want a finger print scanner in front? It looks too ugly. I tested out a mate 10 over the weekend and I was turned off by the phone because of the ugly design in front. The mate 10 pro on the other hand attracted me a ton more. It just looks better with no fingerprint scanner ruining the aesthetic of the device

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