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Huawei P20 Lite (Nova 3e)


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Huawei P20 lite

There is Huawei P20 Pro, then there is Huawei P20 lite. To put it simply, the P20 lite, just as its name suggests is a beta version of the P20 Pro. This is a review of it (lite). See other reviews and on sale smartphones at www.phoneplacekenya.com.

 

Main features

GSM / HSPA/ LTE network technology

Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Front glass, aluminum frame, plastic back

5.84 inches LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

Resolution : 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~432 ppi density)

Android 8.0 (Oreo)

HiSilicon Kirin 659

Octa-core (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU

Mali-T830 MP2 GPU

32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 128 GB (China, Malaysia)

microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)

Dual: 16 MP (f/2.2, 1.0µm) + 2 MP primary camera

16MP or 24MP selfie camera

1080p@30fps video recording

NFC on LX1 only

USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

Fingerprint (rear-mounted scanner)

Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery

Fast battery charging 9V/2A

Colors Klein Blue, Sakura Pink, Midnight Black

 

Let me clarify the two versions of this phone, it is also know as the Nova 3e in China and Malaysian market.

 

Version 1 P20 lite: 32/64GB + 4GB RAM

                                16MP front facing camera

 

Version 2 Nova 3e: 128GB + 4GB RAM

                                 24MP front facing camera

Every other detail of the two versions remains the same.

 

Design and build

I’ll start by saying, it is a beautiful phone this. With a glossy plastic back (strange really how this plastic shines), metal frames and glass front. The back has primary camera on top left corner and Huawei label on bottom left. The upper middle has the rear mounted fingerprint scanner. Front has slim bottom bezel with Huawei branding while the top is minimal with a notch that houses the selfie camera, sensor and call speaker. It measures 148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4 and weighs just about 145 grams. It is a beauty that’s for sure.

 

Display and camera

Display

It comes with a 5.84 inches LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen Huawei P20 lite.

Resolution : 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~432 ppi density). At 32 this is a sharp display giving it great viewing angles. A 5.84 inches display is also a large estate to enjoy videos, games, browsing etc on. It does support multi touch and 16M colors of course. Glad to see corning gorilla glass protection on board here. This will ensure screen durability.

 

Camera

Primary camera : Dual: 16 MP (f/2.2, 1.0µm) + 2 MP, phase detection autofocus with LED flash

Video recording is 1080@30fps with it

Selfie camera : 16MP or 24MP depending on version acquired.

Some of the camera features available include Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. I say a 7/10 for camera performance on this smartphone

 

Performance and memory

Platform

It runs Android 8.0 (Oreo), has Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset, an Octa-core (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU and a Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. Mid range specs here on a mid range smartphone. Fair enough.

 

Memory

Version 1 P20 lite: 32/64GB + 4GB

Version 2 Nova 3e: 128GB + 4GB RAM

Have your choice. Internal memory can however be expanded using a microSD card, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot).

 

Battery

This Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery should last you a whole day of usage until next Fast battery charging 9V/2A.

 

Decent smartphone Huawei P20 lite. I’d personally fancy buying me one in the event I was to choose from the midrange category. Comes in Colors Klein Blue, Sakura Pink, Midnight Black- choose your style.

 

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