Huawei P40 lite review

Read our full review to find out how the Huawei P40 lite differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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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?

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Huawei P40 lite specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2020, February 27
  • Colors: Black, Emerald Green, Light Pink/Blue
  • Dimensions: 159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm.
  • Weight: 183 g.
  • Screen: 6.4" inc, 1080 x 2310, LTPS IPS LCD
  • Camera : Quad, 48MP
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x2.27 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x1.88 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM
  • Battery: 4200,  Non-removable Li-Po
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 10.0 (AOSP + HMS); EMUI 10
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Huawei P40 lite video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Huawei P40 lite and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Huawei.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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