Huawei P8 Lite (2017): Specifications Review

February 1, 2017
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The  is a mid-range Android smartphone that recently launched. The P8 Lite (2017) features a number of impressive technical specifications with the highlight being the powerful performance profile.

That said, here is what the Huawei P8 Lite (2017) has to offer.



Operating System: Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)

CPU: 2.1 GHz Octa-core


Internal Memory: 16 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 256 GB

A 2.1 GHz Octa-core Kirin chipset powers the Huawei P8 Lite (2017). This is coupled with 3GB RAM. The setup is quite good and just above average with what you can get on similar priced smartphones in Kenya.

You get 16 GB for your files, which is a disappointment considering the 32GB is pretty much becoming the standard for mid-range smartphones. It is, however, great that the smartphone comes with a 256 GB memory card slot, and therefore, you can expand the memory.

The Huawei P8 Lite comes with Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box, an impressive feature since it common for smartphone vendors to ship mid-range smartphones with outdated software.


Display Size: 5.2 inches

Display Type: IPS LCD

Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 424 PPI

Screen Protection: No

You get a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with the Huawei P8 Lite (2017). The P8 Lite (2017) display has a 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and a 424 PPI resolution density.

The profile is quite nice and just right for a it’s price group.


Dimensions: 147.2 x 72.9 x 7.6 mm

Weight: 147g

The Huawei P8 Lite (2017) has a real nice minimalist design profile that features a glossy exterior and well-rounded edges.


Rear Camera: 12 MP

Secondary Camera: 8 MP

LED Flash: Yes

You get a 12 MP camera for general photography and an 8MP camera for your selfies.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 3000 mAh

A Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery powers the Huawei P8 Lite (2017).


Dual SIM


The Huawei P8 Lite (2017) is a fine choice if you are out shopping for a solid mid-range smartphone.

Why you should buy the Huawei P8 Lite (2017)

Awesome performance profile

Great Camera Profile

Cons of the Huawei P8 Lite (2017)

Weak battery profile


Rivals of the Huawei P8 Lite (2017) include the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) [Ksh. 35,999] and TECNO Phantom 6 [Ksh. 24,999]

Price in Kenya

The Huawei P8 Lite (2017) has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 29,999 in Kenya.

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