Huawei P8 Lite Review
The package contains:
- Huawei P8 Lite
- microUSB cable
- Wall charger
- Quick start guide
- Product and safety information
It’s a more compact, all-plastic version of the P8. Looks good, but there’s definitely less of that premium feel.
Replicating what they've done already, the P8 Lite is undoubtedly staying true to the P8's style by employing the same design language – one that's notable for its uniformly flush surfaces and 7.7mm ultra-thin profile. It's obvious it looks exactly like the P8, with the exception that it has a smaller overall footprint, while it's also thicker, and rocking a plastic body. Gone is the metal design, replaced instead by a plastic one, which does nicely to match the brushed metal finish of its beefier spec'd, more premium feeling sibling, but still undeniably plastic. Quite frankly, it's instantly noticeable that the 'premium' feel is lost with its plastic construction, but it's not too heavily compromised with its build quality.
Details aside, everything else about the display is a disappointment.
Being ‘competitively’ priced sometimes warrants inferior qualities, which unfortunately for this, is what’s evident with its display. In particular, the screen exudes a disturbingly cold color temperature of 8536K – giving the color white a profoundly bluish hue. Not only that, but it’s terrible at reproducing colors, especially shades of magenta, which appear more blue in tone than anything else. Finally, at wide viewing angles, there’s visible distortion that makes colors appear severely subdued. And oh yeah, it’s also lackluster with its 380 nit luminance.
After witnessing the sheer attraction and iridescence that came along with the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3’s display, we’re clearly disappointed in the P8 Lite’s – it’s just blah, made worse by its inferior qualities.