The Huawei P8 lite (2017) is a decent budget handset which comes with a premium design and satisfactory performance.  This phone should not be compared with the P8 lite (2015), instead it is a modification and rework of the 2015 model.

The phone is comfortable to hold with a 5.2 inch frame and it looks attractive. The phone has excellent battery life and delivers fast performance from a 8-core processor.  Running Android 7, it also has a great camera at 12 MP which is decent for a middle of the range phone. It can record videos at 1080p HD resolution.  The phone has a 3000 mAh battery with fast charging fingerprint scanner and dual Sim support.

However while Huawei’s flagship phones make use of metal bodywork,the P8 lite has a plastic frame which runs around the edges of the phone and to some, this may come across as giving the phone a cheap feel.  However it mitigates this by having tempered glass on both the front and the back.

One of the highlights of this phone is the IPS display with sharp and bright performance.

A con of this phone is that it can feel rather heavy due to the big battery. The phone is overall good and definitely highly recommended to South Africans who are on a budget.

For just R319 per month, the phone is available from Cell C through their Pinnacle 100 promotion. This also comes with 100 minutes, 100 SMS’s and 100MB data. It also comes with 10GB extra data which is valid for three months.



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