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Huawei P40 lite Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Huawei P40 lite Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Huawei P40 lite Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2020, February 27
  • Dimensions: 159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 183 g
  • Screen: 6.4", LTPS IPS LCD
  • Main Camera: Quad, 48 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 16 MP
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 4200 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Huawei P40 lite
Release date 2020, February 27
Dimensions (HxWxD) 159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm | 6.27 x 3 x 0.34 in
Weight 183 g | 6.46 oz
Body build Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Colors Black, Emerald Green, Light Pink/Blue
Battery 4200 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price300 EUR
Screen
Technology LTPS IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.4" inc
Screen area 101.4 cm2
Screen format 19:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio83.5%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2310 px
PPI /points per inch/ 398 PPI
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 48 MP, Quad
Camera specs
-48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0'', 0.8µm, PDAF
-8 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide)
-2 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (macro), 1/5.0'', 1.75µm
-2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Functions LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 16 MP, Single
Specifications 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3.1'', 1.0µm
Functions HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Performance
Operating system OS Android 10.0 (AOSP + HMS); EMUI 10
Chipset - HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (2x2.27 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x1.88 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-G52 MP6
External memory NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal memory 128GB 6GB RAM
Antutu 8 score317523
GeekBench 5 Single Core590
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core1854
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat13 400/75 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
NFC Yes (market/region dependent): JNY-L21A, JNY-L01A,
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation

SAR EU - 1.23 W/kg (head) 1.19 W/kg (body)
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
- Fast battery charging 40W: 70% in 30min
- Versions: JNY-L21A, JNY-L01A, JNY-L21B, JNY-L22A, JNY-L02A, JNY-L22B

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Huawei P40 lite Review

From the name of the model, we immediately guessed that Huawei p40 lite refers to the new Huawei P smartphone series. P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ were announced a while ago, but the hero of the following lines has nothing to do with these flagship products. Here you will not find the same design, parameters or even ideology. What is the Huawei p40 lite?

Design

Of course, it resembles to some extent the previous Huawei and Honor devices. We have rounded shapes, a camera in the screen, a fingerprint scanner in the power button, etc. The only difference is the shape of the camera module. It is reminiscent of another solution on the market - the iPhone 11 or maybe the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

The Huawei p40 lite is available in several colours - black, green and pink/blue. The latter is an interesting solution. The dimensions of the model are: 159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm.

Display

Huawei p40 lite is equipped with a 6.4-inch LTPS IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080x2310 pixels. The density is 398 pixels per inch. The display features auto brightness adjustment, has a read mode, blue color filter and color profile selection. The less contrast screen can be perceived as a minus, as well as the fast battery discharge when watching video. In sunny weather, the brightness - about 450 cd/m2, is sufficient for comfortable reading information from the screen.

Performance

This Huawei model features the HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7nm), an octa-core processor consisting of six Sogtech-A55 cores clocked up to 1.88 GHz and two Sogtech-A76 cores clocked up to 2.27 GHz. The graphics accelerator is the Mali-G52 MP6. The RAM is 6 GB and the RAM is 128 GB.

Huawei p40 lite runs Android 10 operating system and EMUI 10 proprietary interface, but without Google services.

Cameras

The smartphone features a quad main camera. It consists of a 48-megapixel module, which is wide-angle and f/1.8. The other three modules are an 8-megapixel and two 2-megapixel, featuring f/2.4. The first is an ultra-wide angle, the second has no autofocus and is used for macro shots, and the third measures depth.

The front camera on the Huawei p40 lite is 16 MP. It offers a bokeh effect and various additional effects that will appeal to users who often take photos in their daily lives. Autofocus is absent.

Huawei p40 lite takes excellent photos in sunny weather. You can feel the wide dynamic range, accurate color rendition, tones and contrast. In the dark hours of the day, the main module shoots well.

Autonomous operation

The battery capacity of Huawei p40 lite is 4200 mAh. This is a completely typical indicator for most modern smartphones. After a week of operation, the built-in artificial intelligence navigates which applications are used most often. As a result, it leaves them running in the background. This leads to a reduction in autonomous work to 4.5-5.5 hours of screen glow.

Watching videos without interruption will melt the charge of Huawei p40 lite for almost 14 hours. For gaming, don't expect more than 7-8 hours. These are relatively good benchmarks by today's standards.

Conclusion

The Huawei p40 lite is an interesting phone and will win you over with its specific plus points:

  • Long autonomous operation;
  • Support for fast charging technology;
  • Excellent IPS matrix quality;
  • Not bad cameras;
  • High performance;
  • Fast Memory.

Among the cons are absence of Google services and weak wide-angle camera features.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Huawei P40 lite was around 300 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2020, February 27.
The weight of the Huawei P40 lite is 183 g.
The screen size of the Huawei P40 lite is 6.4" inches.
The size of the Huawei P40 lite is 159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Quad main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.