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Huawei P10 Lite Review

Huawei P10 Lite

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Huawei P10 Lite Review
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Camera UI of the Huawei P10 Lite - Huawei P10 Lite Review
Camera UI of the Huawei P10 Lite - Huawei P10 Lite Review

Camera UI of the Huawei P10 Lite


One major difference between the P10 Lite and its flagship siblings is that you won't be getting a fancy Leica dual camera at the back. While that's certainly regrettable, we have to remember that Huawei had to cut some corners in order to offer this handset at a more affordable price. Still, you won't have a bad time while taking pictures with the Lite, as its single 12MP f/2.2 sensor functions quite well.

The camera holds its own in terms of image quality, especially in proper daylight conditions. Photos appear detailed, and the color representation is okay.. There is a certain amount of grain visible in low-light shots, which isn't a surprise considering the size of the sensor. However, it's less severe than we expected, which might be due to the 1.25 micron size of the camera's pixels.


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Camera speed

Taking a pic (sec)Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec)Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
Huawei P10 Lite 1.8
2.1
667
614
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 1.8
2.9
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Honor 8 2.1
2.2
No data
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Sony Xperia XA1 1.4
4
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Extras like OIS and laser autofocusing didn't make the cut on the device, but the P10 Lite does benefit from the extensive camera app which is almost identical to the one on the P10. There are tons of features, filters, and modes available, including panorama, HDR, object tracking, light-painting, all-focus, and time lapse. Photo enthusiasts will also be happy to know that manual controls for both photos and videos are present.

Video quality is acceptable but not that impressive. There is no support for 4K, so the camera can only record in Full HD at 30 fps, and the lack of OIS can produce some really shaky videos. Still, there are a lot of modes present, and the autofocus kicks in rather quickly while recording.



As for the selfie cam, the 8MP front shooter is capable of taking good quality pictures. There is a Portrait mode available, which is a bit hit-and-miss. It can produce a decent selfie, but the bokeh effect does go overboard quite often. The beautification feature is pretty reliable and useful, while Full HD video recording at 30 fps is also present.

Multimedia


The P10 Lite won't be taking the "Best phone for multimedia" prize, but it's not a horrible performer either. As we stated earlier, the LCD screen panel is nothing to write home about with its inaccurate color rendition.

The phone does redeem itself a bit in the sound department. A single loudspeaker located at the bottom takes care of the audio output. It is pretty loud and doesn't crackle like the ones on some its budget-friendly rivals, but depth is certainly lacking. Unlike some other manufacturers, Huawei hasn't given up on the 3.5mm jack, so using your favorite wired headset will provide you with a better audio experience.



Audio output

Headphones output power (Volts)
Higher is better
Huawei P10 Lite 0.19
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 0.53
Honor 8 0.42
Sony Xperia XA1 1.16
Loudspeaker loudness (dB)
Higher is better
Huawei P10 Lite 79
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 75
Honor 8 73.3
Sony Xperia XA1 74
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posted on 12 May 2017, 10:21

1. Omran2000 (Posts: 96; Member since: 18 Aug 2016)


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

posted on 12 May 2017, 10:37 2

2. jellmoo (Posts: 2117; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


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

posted on 12 May 2017, 11:58

3. Omran2000 (Posts: 96; Member since: 18 Aug 2016)


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

posted on 12 May 2017, 12:16

4. jellmoo (Posts: 2117; Member since: 31 Oct 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?

posted on 12 May 2017, 12:42

5. AmashAziz (Posts: 1602; Member since: 30 Jun 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.

posted on 12 May 2017, 17:10

7. Bondurant (Posts: 586; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


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

posted on 12 May 2017, 13:03 1

6. Savioroftechnology (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 May 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

posted on 12 May 2017, 19:59

8. ibend (banned) (Posts: 6747; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


it's much slower than honor8 :-/

posted on 13 May 2017, 08:21

9. Savioroftechnology (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 May 2017)


Notice my sarcasm bruv

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