Huawei P9 lite Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Huawei P9 lite Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Huawei P9 lite Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2016, April
  • Dimensions: 146.8 x 72.6 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 147 g
  • Screen: 5.2", IPS LCD
  • Main Camera: Single, 13 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 8 MP
  • Memory: 16 GB, 2/3 GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Huawei P9 lite
Release date 2016, April
Dimensions (HxWxD) 146.8 x 72.6 x 7.5 mm | 5.78 x 2.86 x 0.3 in
Weight 147 g | 5.19 oz
Body build Aluminum frame, plastic back
Colors Black, White, Gold
Battery 3000 mAh,  Non-removable
Approximate price210 EUR
Technology IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5.2" inc
Screen area 74.5 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio69.9%
Screen resolution 1080 x 1920 px
PPI /points per inch/ 424 PPI
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 13 MP, Single
Camera specs
-13 MP, f/2.0, 1/3'', 1.12µm, AF
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 8 MP, Single
Specifications 8 MP, f/2.0
Operating system OS Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat); EMUI 4.1
Chipset - HiSilicon Kirin 650 (16 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-T830MP2
External memory microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal memory 16 GB, 2/3 GB RAM
Antutu 7 score52154
GeekBench 5 Single Core168
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core798
GeekBench 4 Single Core796
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core3360
GeekBench 4 RenderScript2441
GeekBench 4 Battery1450
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 Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
NFC Yes (L31, L21 only)
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation

SAR EU - 1.38 W/kg (head)     1.59 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
- Also known as Huawei G9 Lite, Honor 8 Smart (India)

Huawei P9 lite Video review - click to play

Huawei P9 lite Review

If memory serves, mini flagships are a Samsung invention. Not long after, the company abandoned this idea and offered a more suitable for modern consumers series of phones - Galaxy A. Other companies have also decided to try their hand in the mini industry, and that's why today we'll take a look at one such representative - Huawei's mini flagship - the P9 lite.

Before we reveal its full specs, we'll say that the Huawei P9 lite can hardly be called a true mini version of the P9. Yes, they have similar names, formally similar design, size and weight, but in practice they are different. There are significant technical differences between the flagship and the lite version.


Most Huawei smartphones don't look bad. This can also be said about the Huawei P9 lite. With peculiarities in the housing material does not shine, but it is attractive in appearance. The rear panel of the model is solved originally. There we see a fingerprint scanner and a flash.

The low weight of the smartphone makes it an ideal solution for people who do not like "bricks". Huawei P9 lite offers a missed call indicator. With it, you'll be able to work with one hand with ease. The fingerprint scanner is not only responsible for security, but also used to scroll through photos in the gallery, remove notifications from the panel, etc.


The majority of the Huawei P9 lite's front panel is a 5.2-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution. It is covered with a flat protective glass with an oleophobic coating.

Visually, the bezels around the screen are quite thin. The screen is characterised by a brightness of 5 to 411 cd/m², contrast - 1 to 781. I.e. you get a normal screen. Images are easy to read when you are outside and it is sunny.

Huawei P9 lite allows you to operate it even if you are wearing gloves.

Performance and memory

This Huawei model is based on the HiSilicon Kirin 650 platform, familiar to us from the Huawei GT3. It is complemented by 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The manufacturer has provided a hybrid slot for inserting either two NanoSIM cards or one SIM card and a memory card.

Against the competitors, Huawei P9 lite features a pretty quality speaker. You won't have a hard time hearing someone ringing you.


Huawei P9 lite is equipped with a main camera with 13 MP resolution and f/2.0 aperture. The flash consists of a single diode. The front camera is an 8-megapixel, f/2.0. The main unit shoots Full HD video with electronic stabilization, while the front shoots HD only.

For the main camera, Huawei has provided quite a few shooting modes. There's a separate "Delicious Food" mode, and also the usual HDR and manual settings. Night shooting has also been thought of.

For a mid-range smartphone, the Huawei P9 lite doesn't shoot badly. Yes, there are noises in the room, but the footage remains acceptable by modern standards.

Autonomous operation

Huawei P9 lite is equipped with a 3000 mAh battery. It offers the user the confidence of having a phone at their disposal throughout the day.

Operating system

The factory Huawei P9 lite runs on Android 6.0 operating system and EMUI 4.1 interface.


The Huawei P9 lite is a mid-priced device that offers satisfactory battery life, performance, and photo and video quality.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Huawei P9 lite was around 210 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2016, April.
The weight of the Huawei P9 lite is 147 g.
The screen size of the Huawei P9 lite is 5.2" inches.
The size of the Huawei P9 lite is 146.8 x 72.6 x 7.5 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
No, it does not support fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single 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.