Huawei has launched the P8 Lite in the United States with much fanfare at a big press event with media coverage. This pocket friendly phone is available at $249 with unconditional contract on order. Huawei P8 lite is a mid range version of the Chinese manufacturer’s P8 flagship product. The one thing to note that instead of a metallic casing it sports a plastic body and subdued hardware specifications without compromising on quality.
As far as the hardware components are concerned the US version features Snapdragon 615 SoC with an octa core CPU. As far as RAM is concerned it has a 2GB capacity with a expandable memory of 16 GB. The global version of the smartphone packs a Kirin 620 SoC.
As far as display is concerned it remains unchanged at 5” with 720p IPS display. Other specs include, a 13 megapixel primary camera, 5 megapixel front-facing unit, and a 2,200mAh non-removable battery.
One thing to note is that the US version of the P8 lite sports Android 4.4.4 KitKat-based Emotion UI 3.0. This phone boots on the global variation but in guise of Android Lollipop.
As far as communication and connectivity options are concerned in the P8 lite, it includes, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, LTE and Wi-Fi b/g/n. The physical measures of the smartphone are 143 x 70.6 x 7.7 mm.
Huawei P8 lite has multiple color options like white/gold or black/gray from the manufacturer’s online store. These units are also available through a number of major retailers like Amazon and Best Buy among others. The good news about the warranty of this smartphone is a whooping 2 years long duration.