Introduction


Making a solid mid-range phone in 2017 is a rewarding, yet difficult task. If a manufacturer gets it right, its product can achieve success on a global basis, but one simple miscalculation can lead to failure in this cutthroat segment of the market.

This year, Huawei is aiming to entice budget-conscious consumers with the P10 Lite. Rather than boasting Leica-branded dual cameras and powerful hardware like its flagship siblings, the China-based manufacturer has chosen to equip the P10 Lite with a mid-range processor and a single 12MP shooter at the back, thus slashing the price to around $350.

These aren't the only changes that Huawei has decided to make, so a closer inspection is needed in order to establish if the handset is worthy of your attention. Let's dive right into it!

In the box:

  • Huawei P10 Lite
  • 2.0 A charger
  • Micro USB cable
  • In-ear headphones
  • Information leaflets
  • SIM ejector pin

Design



The P10 Lite is an attractive phone that adheres to Huawei's design philosophy. However, it doesn't look like a proper member of the P10 family, as it bears a much stronger resemblance to last year's P9 Lite.

You still get sleek, rounded corners on the glass and a diamond-cut metal frame, but things start to diverge from there on. The P10/P10 Plus feature an all-metal design, whereas the back plate on the Lite is made out of glass. This doesn't necessarily mean that it feels cheaper or less comfortable to hold, but pay attention as to where you leave the phone, as any surface that isn't absolutely flat can prompt the Lite to slide like there's no tomorrow. If you're planning on buying this handset, a case should be your next immediate purchase.

Huawei P10 Lite

Huawei P10 Lite

Dimensions

5.77 x 2.83 x 0.28 inches

146.5 x 72 x 7.2 mm

Weight

5.15 oz (146 g)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches

146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.61 oz (159 g)

Honor 8

Honor 8

Dimensions

5.73 x 2.8 x 0.29 inches

145.5 x 71 x 7.45 mm

Weight

5.40 oz (153 g)

Sony Xperia XA1

Sony Xperia XA1

Dimensions

5.71 x 2.64 x 0.31 inches

145 x 67 x 8 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Huawei P10 Lite

Huawei P10 Lite

Dimensions

5.77 x 2.83 x 0.28 inches

146.5 x 72 x 7.2 mm

Weight

5.15 oz (146 g)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches

146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.61 oz (159 g)

Honor 8

Honor 8

Dimensions

5.73 x 2.8 x 0.29 inches

145.5 x 71 x 7.45 mm

Weight

5.40 oz (153 g)

Sony Xperia XA1

Sony Xperia XA1

Dimensions

5.71 x 2.64 x 0.31 inches

145 x 67 x 8 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Display



The Huawei P10 Lite comes with a 5.2-inch, Full HD LCD display. Its 1,080 x 1,920 resolution works out a decent pixel density of 424 ppi, while the maximum and minimum brightness levels respectively stand at 539 and 4 nits, ensuring good readability in both sunny and dark environments.

This is pretty much where the good news end, however. The color temperature of the screen stands at the extremely cold 9400K, which means that most colors and shades will appear way bluer than intended. If it bothers you as much as it bothers us, head over to Settings → Display → Color temperature to try and balance things out.

Also, our screen tests show that there is a slight tendency for oversaturation all across the color scale. As most people like vibrant colors, oversaturation isn't that much of an issue.



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9 Comments

1. Omran2000

Posts: 101; Member since: Aug 18, 2016

Another review , another 7 out of 10 , another unlogical cons ..... Yes , it is iPhonearena ....

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2563; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

How are "Poorly calibrated display" and "Some serious competitors at this price range" illogical Cons?

3. Omran2000

Posts: 101; Member since: Aug 18, 2016

Because the display can be calibrated from settings . Because not all people like ZTE or OnePlus or the honor 8 .

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2563; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Are you seriously suggesting that the way the device comes out of the box isn't important to note? Are you seriously suggesting that they can't flag the competition as having higher value on the off chance that somebody dislikes those devices?

5. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The display calibration still doesn't put it anywhere near the identical calibration values, not in colour temperature, and not even in Delta. And your second point is totally invalid because no matter if someone likes those brands you mentioned or not, no one can deny the fact they are some serious competitors to the P10 lite in the US$ 50+- price range.

7. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Probably because S8 doesn't get a con for the same stuff.

6. Savioroftechnology

Posts: 4; Member since: May 12, 2017

It does have a lot of competitors in it's price range which are more appealing. But this phone with it's cons receives the same score as xiaomi mi 5. LOL. Nice review system you have there phonearena

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it's much slower than honor8 :-/

9. Savioroftechnology

Posts: 4; Member since: May 12, 2017

Notice my sarcasm bruv
P10 Lite
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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