[Review]: Huawei P10 Lite
Smooth performance, until it lags
Far day to day use, the P10 Lite works like a dream. Scroll through social media, chat, watch videos, play some light games, navigate – it all works smoothly. Don’t hold up hopes for being able to run games, play videos, and have several apps running in the background all at once though – it will seize up.
Wait, let me take a selfie
The 12MP rear camera takes really clear pictures – even in low light. In fact, it performs really well in low light, bringing out clear details. The colours might not be as crisp or as true to life; but for documenting memories, it does a very good job. The 8MP front shooter is great for selfies. With a beauty mode that smoothens your flaws, as well as flash, you can look good even if it’s a dark room.
Leave the charger
Packed with a 3000mAh battery, it holds up well to a long day’s work and play. Running several applications congruently does tend to heat it up quite fast, but it cools down pretty quickly too.
Did you cover the top?
On a lock screen, if the top part of the phone is covered, the touchscreen is disabled. This is pretty handy, so you don’t accidentally launch applications. No more pocket dials!
The 2.5D double sided curve glass makes it really nice to hold. With a slim profile, it doesn’t feel bulky either.
With your knuckles! HUAWEI’s Knuckle Sense Technology allows you to create shortcuts like tapping and drawing on the screen to capture screenshots and screen recording.
Price: RM 1,299
Dimensions (HxWxD): 146.5 x 72 x 7.2mm
Processor: Kirin 658, 16nm Octa-core (4 × 2.1GHz + 4 x 1.7GHz) + i5 co-processor
Memory: 4GB RAM
Storage: 32GB ROM
Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1
Display: 5.2 inch FHD LCD screen
Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n 2.4G, Bluetooth 4.1
Ports: Micro USB v2.0
3DMark – Slingshot Extreme – 407
Ice Storm Unlimited – 11703
Total Score: 8.1
Verdict: As a flagship’s cheaper sibling, it holds its own. The performance is a bit of a let-down but if you aren’t a heavy user, it will serve you very well.