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Huawei P10 Lite Review

Huawei P10 Lite

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Call Quality and Battery life


Huawei P10 Lite Review

We have no qualms with the way the P10 Lite sounds during calls. The earpiece is loud enough, and the sound quality is decent. On the other side of the line we're easily understood, with no need to repeat ourselves.

In terms of battery life, the handset does not disappoint. We put the 3,000 mAh power cell through our custom benchmark, and it managed to clock in at 8 hours and 23 minutes. This is better than the P10/P10 Plus and some other contemporary flagships, but we can't ignore the fact that one of its direct rivals, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), is vastly superior with its 11 hours and 9 minutes.

There is room for improvement with charging speeds, as it takes 138 minutes for the P10 Lite to go from 0 to 100%. If the battery level is low, a quick 20-minute charge will provide you with just enough juice on the go, but reaching 100% is a bit sluggish.

Conclusion


Huawei P10 Lite Review

The Huawei P10 Lite is one intriguing mid-range contender. For about €350 (also going for $330 on Amazon), you get a slim phone with a great design, adequate performance, good battery, decent cameras, and the latest software.

On the downside, the display is blueish and unbalanced, the main camera lacks some features like OIS and 4K recording, and you really need to use a case to ensure the phone's prolonged survival.

We won't deny that we're nitpicking a bit here, but this is only because we simply can't leave the formidable competition out of the picture. For about the same price, the Galaxy A5 (2017) offers superior battery life and water-protection.. Meanwhile, Honor 8 comes with a similar set of advantages, with the added bonus of a dual-camera setup at the back. Lastly, we have to mention that along with the improvements over the P9 Lite, Huawei has also bumped up the price a bit since last year, and if this trend continues, future Lite handsets might end up in direct competition with OnePlus, where they won't hold much ground.

Future talk aside, let's get back to the real question – Should you buy the P10 Lite? If you like and can handle EMUI and you do prefer Huawei's design over its rivals, by all means yes. This is one complete phone that offers great value for your money, so we can't help but give it the thumbs up.

Pros

  • Surprisingly nimble performance
  • Good Battery life
  • Decent cameras
  • Quick and reliable fingerprint scanner

Cons

  • Poorly calibrated display
  • Waterproofing would have been nice
  • Some serious competitors at this price range
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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display5.2 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera12 megapixels
Hardware
HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53 processor
4 GB RAM
Size5.77 x 2.83 x 0.28 inches
(146.5 x 72 x 7.2 mm)
5.15 oz  (146 g)

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