Huawei P9 Lite is a slightly stripped down version of the flagship smartphone Chinese manufacturer, but costing almost half of what Huawei P9. Is cheaper means worse?
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Housing and construction
It is usually that between the phone and the flagship of its cheaper counterpart marked with the name of lite is the diametrical difference. At first glance, both seem to be the same, but when it comes down to it, you can not confuse one with the other. In the case of Huawei P9 Lite and its more expensive counterpart – Huawei P9 – it's completely different. Unlike the previous generation of the family joins P9 really a lot. Both models are really well made and actually Huawei P9 Lite has the right to respect complexes flagship model. The device is also characterized beautiful design where the front glass coated in its entirety, the sides finished metal frame and covered with plecki very pleasant to the touch material and decorated with a glass element disposed in the upper part.The first characteristic difference is the lack of rounded edges of the glass cover protects the screen – the lack of decorating definitely classifies the phone to a lower shelf. This does not mean, however, that P9 Lite gives you a good feeling when holding the device in his hand. On the contrary – it seems solidly constructed phone and quickly gaining the sympathy of the owner. The manufacturer took care quality. No cracks, does not bend, and in addition the model has a noticeable balance in his hand, which is advantageous with respect to a change Huawei P8 Lite. Holding the smartphone in the hands of that was to experience the use of cheaper zabaweczki. As for the tested model, such an impression replaces the sense of having a really good phone. I admit that the handset fantastically in the hand. Dimensions very much like Huawei P9 – is virtually the same length (146 mm) and width (72 mm) where it is slightly thicker (7.5 mm). Holders of larger hands easily will handle the phone with one hand, those with smaller hands can use the function of one-hand operation. Interestingly, the design did not suffer because of the extensive equipment and applied dimensions. Testing a variant in black, which looks extremely good. Front maintained in a very simple style. There will not be here redundant elements – only the screen and placed under the manufacturer's logo and the camera sensor measuring light and speaker phone, which are located over it. On the back we find the already mentioned decorating glass at the top of the phone. Here, too, placed the flash and the camera eye. Below, centered fingerprint scanner – very much like the Nexus 6P below and find the logo Huawei and a few little aesthetic (unfortunately) information about safety and disposal. On the side walls we find the standard set of additional elements – the right key, volume control and power, the left tray housing the nano-SIM card and microSD, the lower single multimedia speaker, microphone for voice and a standard USB port. Headphone connector is located on the top side and we'll find additional microphone for noise reduction. As mentioned, the quality is at the highest level. Care was also to detail, so that the physical buttons are solid and palpable stroke, and in addition does not waver under the finger. The phone itself does not bend without cracking, and all the holes are beautifully cut. I'm really impressed.
On your phone, you find the matrix IPS 5.2 inch and a resolution of 1920 1080 pixels, which in itself is about how the manufacturer sees a lite version of their flagship. Screen test model does not differ from the level represented by the Sony Xperia Z5, and exceeds the latest model, the Sony Xperia XA. The image is clear, saturated and has the appropriate color temperature, and therefore is excellent for everyday use. On your phone easily we watch videos, look more extensive photo gallery, read a book or running programs. The matrix is very sensitive to touch, so there will be problems with using the phone. In addition, we have the ability to adjust color temperature (three presets), which only improves the reception of content. In addition, the matrix offers a wide viewing angle.backlight intensity does not sin – the setting reaches a maximum intensity of up to 467 cd / m2, which undeniably gives way to the flagship P9. On the other hand, the screen is much brighter than the Huawei P8 / P8 Lite, while perfect for the shelf price, to which it belongs. Among these phones the power of the backlight is the most widespread and acceptable. [Test slug = "display-battery" order = "desc" selected = "21718" type = "single" virtual = "TEST_JASNOSC_AKU" product_id = "21096,21144,20398,21422,21666,21718,20980,20924,20398" ] As shown in the table above, we registered similar values in the test waterproof Sony Xperia M5 comparable notes also gives Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016), which has the advantage in the form of a matrix Super AMOLED (higher contrast translates into better readability). Top model falls here a bit older – Sony Xperia M4 Aqua backlit with a capacity of 618 cd / m2.
Huawei P9 Lite, by definition, could not get the same equipment as its more expensive and more functional brother. In this case we have to settle for a single camera (I know – it sounds absurd) with a resolution of 13 megapixels. The transmitter was back illumination (BSI) and autofocus. His work supports single LED Illuminates and quite well-developed application to take pictures.application functionality remains at the very beginning of the undiscovered, since the producer puts on a simple interface. Appropriate menu setup mode and settings capture'll find sliding your finger from side to center of the screen. On the left edge extends to the menu, where you can find modes: picture Professional (full manual), beautifying the face, the video mode, professional film (manual mode video), film makeup, HDR, panorama, a good meal, light painting, Time Lapse, and slow motion. In both cases – recording and taking pictures – surprisingly powerful interface manual mode, where you change the white balance mode, focus target (AF-S, C, MF), exposure and metering mode. In Capture mode, manual extended to ISO sensitivity ISO100-1600 and shutter speed (1 / 4000-8s). Both in recording and photographing these settings appear in the form of półkręgu displayed on the shutter button. They are easy to decipher and easy to use. Among additional settings we can change the resolution of photos and videos, add a tag GPS impose guides, spirit level, mute the shutter sound, start the timer, turn on the audio control (shoot the slogan "cheese"), enable tracking of the object, and make pre-retouching photos before its final execution.
The quality of photos and videos
The possibilities are no end, but in all this app does not lose its simplicity. For a typical producer's prepared a good automatic mode, which I used, and I did. Achievable with his life, the results are satisfactory. The hardest part program is to balance ISO sensitivity and shutter speed when photographs taken after dark. Amount of grain in this case is high, which often leads to deficiencies in the sharpness of the image. However, there are photos, where beauty is selected illumination light buildings, and the whole thing really pleases the eye.
The general problem with the white balance. Performed by day, photographs have a neutral palette, but at night you can see pictures blue cast. However, considering the price of the phone, image quality and so is satisfactory. The movie mode allows for comparable performance. We have the ability to record video to 1920 by 1080 pixels with a speed of 30 fps. The image is sufficiently stable, a wide range of colors and the amount of noise (unless the record for the day) small. After dark, the camera difficult to supply good quality material, it illustrates the algorithm acting white balance and exposure.
The camera on the front
On the front is a camera with a resolution of 8 megapixels, also equipped with autofocus and assisted algorithms beautifying face. If their use can improve the quality of the image before it is executed. Additionally, the application adds a small window corrective point at which we look. In the end – I like selfie that done P9 Lite.
Specifications Huawei P9 is based primarily on system HiSillicon Kirin 650 having two 4-core ARM Cortex-A53 – one clocked at a speed of 1.7 GHz, while the other 2.0 GHz. Until we get the graphics Mali-T830MP2 and working memory capacity of 2 GB. For comparison, Huawei P9 uses the Kirin 955 – 4 x 1.8 GHz, 4 x 2.5 GHz, graphics Mali-T880MP4 and 3 GB of RAM. Equipment hardware is sufficient to maintain a good working culture system, although the system could use an additional amount of memory. Sometimes it happens that when scrolling the web browser gently jams. A slight slowdown in the scrolling content suffers from the same system – usually you can see it during the fast browsing grid applications. In benchmark tests, however, Kirin 650 falls very much like MediaTek Helio X10, which we find even in the Sony Xperia M5. As shown in the tables below, notes both in virtually every test are very similar. P9 Lite gets about 53 thousand. points (overall score), or about 40 thousand. less than the flagship version P9, but more from the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016). [Wptab style = "4" title = "PC Mark Android"] [test slug = "PCMark-android" product_id = "21096,20398,21422,21666,21718,20980,20924,20398"] [/ wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "anTuTu 6"] [test slug = "android-antutu-6" order = "desc" selected = "21718" virtual = "antutu-total-6" type = "single" product_id = " 21096,21422,21666,21718,21416,21402,21470,21658,21458 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Geekbench 3: Single Core "] [test slug =" Geekbench-3 'order = "desc" selected = "21718" virtual = "Geekbench 3-single-core" type = "single" product_id = "21096,21666,21718,21416,21402,21470"] [/ wptab] [wptab style = " 4 "title =" Geekbench 3: Multi Core "] [test slug =" Geekbench-3 "order =" desc "selected =" 21718 "virtual =" Geekbench 3-multi-core "type =" single "product_id =" 21096,21666,21718,21416,21402,21470 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] In graphics tests Huawei is not so good, but gets results at a decent level. In 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited we note the progress on the level of 3 thousand. points relative to Huawei P8 Lite (note the total), while in comparison to the previously mentioned models P9 Lite still a little lacking, to take over the leading position. [Test slug = "3dmark" order = "desc" selected = "21718" virtual = "3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-total" type = "single" product_id = "21096,21144,20398,21422,21666,21718, 20980,20924,20398 "] the phone is not too big problems with the media. Easily handle most games available, but at these very demanding titles of graphics will be simplified in order to ensure adequate flexibility of the application. We can also attempt to recreate the film 4K – good liquidity even has a file with a resolution of 4096 1716 pixels, although more would recommend staying with 1080p movies.
In everyday use I did not notice that Huawei had problems with the heating up. In most of the time it is cold, only a greater stress can be observed raising the temperature of the housing. Note, however, that they are not too high. Similarly, as in Huaweiu P9, so here the maximum temperature, which I registered was about 35 degrees Celsius.
System and interface
In this model, we meet with the Android version 6.0.1, which was extended for an overlay EMUI version 4.1 – a very aesthetic in appearance supplement that slightly modifies the basic elements of the system. Connected Grid applications from desktops, bar notifications and shortcuts broken into two separate, and this care has been some visual effects, including nice animations and transparent menu. In the settings you will find the opportunity to activate additional options:
- mode operation with one hand – when you move the bar screen system is reduced to a window
- off mode touch – protects against accidental start something when the phone is eg. in a trouser pocket
- motion control – wyciszymy bell (reverse tel.), change the wallpaper (shake the phone.) and the order of icons (tilt the phone.) mode of operation with gloves
Among the applications added can find your manager. This is one of the key positions allowing controlled usage of system resources, to optimize the system to manage data transmission, set the protection from harassment, and to receive access to the power manager. There is also the more basic items, such as. File manager, voice recorder, flashlight, mirror or compass. There were Assistant tracking our physical activity.
In addition to a very good screen, a functional system and a fairly good system it was still a very powerful battery with a capacity of 3000 mAh. I've tested the link in two ways – by using the phone as well as your own, and subjecting it to a series of synthetic tests. In the first case, the performance of the cell had on me a very positive impression. No problem can withstand the unit 1.5 days act without connecting it to the charger, and in some cases, this period will be extended to 2 days. I am using the multimedia and surfing the net finished the day with about 49% battery charge.Link supports very good power management unit. Here we find the ability to automatically close the applications that background absorb too much energy. There is also a mode of extreme battery saving. After activating the phone's functionality becomes dramatically narrowed, but thanks to much longer withstand without contact with the charger. Synthetic tests conducted with the screen brightness reduced to 120 cd / m2 only confirm my observations. The device allowed for about 10 hours surfing the Internet using Wi-Fi, and more than 12 hours. 720p video playback. Even such benchmarks as PC Mark or Geekbench 3, which usually quickly suck the energy from the phone recorded a similar operating times. [Wptab style = "4" title = "PC Mark Android"] [test slug = "battery" order = "desc" selected = "21718" virtual = "PCMark-work" type = "single" product_id = "21,096.21144 , 21422,21666,21718,20924 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Internet Wi-Fi "] [test slug =" battery "order =" desc "selected =" 21718 "virtual =" internet-wifi "type =" single "product_id =" 21144,20398,21718,20980,20924,20398 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Videos (Wi-Fi off) "] [test slug = "battery" order = "desc" selected = "21718" virtual = "video-wifi-off" type = "single" product_id = "21144,20398,21422,21718,20980,20924,20398"] [/ wptab ] [wptab style = "4" title = "Geekbench 3 (in minutes)"] [test slug = "battery" order = "desc" selected = "21718" virtual = "Geekbench 3-battery-min" type = " single "product_id =" 21096,21422,21666,21718,21420,21416 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Geekbench 3 (in points) "] [test slug =" Geekbench-3 "virtual = "Geekbench 3-battery-point" order = "desc" selected = "21718" type = "single" product_id = "21096,21666,21718,21420,21416"] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] Phone beats even its more expensive counterpart and is definitely better than most phones on the market, including predecessor, Huawei P8 Lite. Certainly, the battery is one of the strongest assets of this device, but not the only one, as I write the next chapter review.
Multimedia speaker and call quality
Huawei P9 Lite has a single speaker to the media, which was placed on the bottom – just like the iPhone or Samsung. Although this is a mono equipment, it allows it to fill the whole room sound. The maximum volume reaches 85 dB. It is also worth noting that it does not appear at the same time no distortion or crackling, and the overall quality is very similar to that which represents the speaker mounted on the Samsung Galaxy S6. The latest models, but little to him he is missing.As far as the speaker for phone calls, it works very well on. It's loud, it emits sound with exemplary clarity and audibility. I had no problems communicating with my interlocutors, and they have not complained about difficulty understanding me. In turn, the dialer is very convenient to use, as well as a keyboard for entering text, you can customize: change the skin, the layout and size.
We also have built-in Wi-Fi working in two ranges – 2.4 and 5 GHz, and supports 802.11 b / g / n. The module has no problems with coverage, I detected not there any dead point on the housing, the touch during normal use of the telephone would result in an understatement range Wi-Fi. In a more thorough test phone to be very effective. I registered the largest decreases in a situation where the phone was on a different floor than the router, but the phenomenon is widespread and acceptable in the device of this price range. We still have Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and LTE offers 150 Mbps download speeds and 50 Mbs sending data.Built-in GPS met my expectations – to the middle path captures route, which actually went through and later shortened his way, as is often the case among the phones that I test. There is also a slight shift. The module itself operates, however, quickly and very efficiently, so the help of the mobile data thus achieve satisfactory results.
Built-in memory, OTG
It would be too good if the model has received a large built-in memory, but installed 16 GB is not a space that does not suffice for a basic set of applications. To get your own use about 11 GB, and in addition we can install a microSD card with a capacity of 128 GB, which I tested on our editorial Kingstonie. Unfortunately, Huawei P9 Lite does not support OTG accessories, but allows you to wirelessly stream video to an external display.
Summary opinion, evaluation
At the time of writing this test I stand before a difficult choice – buy a phone subscription or go to the card. If I was blindly in love with Apple hardware, without a moment sniffing would take Huawei P9 Lite and it's in the contract up to three years. This phone, which for the price is the excess benefits. Screen, battery, camera, design and quality are the characteristics over which the manufacturer is strongly focused. The result is a refined phone that not only looks good, but has a very high functionality. We have a large display, a functional system with a great pad and very good camera. What more could you want?The ideal of missing even one gigabyte of memory, which would give the fly, food processor. When people begin to open a large number of applications at the same time surfing the Internet itself, the system starts to get light zadyszek. Besides, it is one of the best phones in the lite version, which saw the light of day. Huawei P9 Lite redefines the concept of what should have smartphone in a lighter version. And this, at what price it should be sold. In our ranking of smartphones, Huawei P9 Lite gets the same final note, what Huawei P9, but phones are different strengths. P9 has a much better camera and more efficient system, P9 Lite, in turn, makes up for the loss of a very strong battery, excellent build quality and a very good screen. [Temperatura2 product_id = "21718"]