Do the new with the old? This is what one might think by seeing the name of this new smartphone from Huawei. It is indeed a reference to the Huawei P8 Lite, a very affordable released in 2015 and undeniable success of the manufacturer. However, this version 2017 no longer has much to do with his elder.

The design is first of all fully reviewed, in particular thanks to the glass back or appears to be a fingerprint reader fast and efficient. If the bands of the device are plastic, however, this is not annoying, as the assembly is perfect and exudes quality.

A screen irresistible

One of the main qualities of the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 lies in the quality of its screen of 5.1 inches. It displays a resolution of Full HD, but more importantly, a brightness and a contrast rarely seen at this price level. It even allows you to go tease some high-end models on these points. It will therefore be legible in all circumstances, even in full sun.


Huawei is part of the manufacturers who design their own chips, like Apple or Samsung. The model Kirin 655 2.1 GHz band used here is quite up to the expectations of a camera at this price, or even more. It allows to obtain a smooth interface and pleasant to use daily. You can also have fun with many video games that are 3D, even a little greedy. They will not show the same level of detail as some high-end smartphones, but they will suffer no backlash crippling.

He gets away with the honors in photo

Despite its power, the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 offers a range quite suitable. The lab has measured use of almost 10 hours in a row in the multi-purpose, combining the main uses of a smartphone in the course of the day. In video playback, it rises at 11h53 and 20h55 of telephone communication. Again, it’s all good, what to make a priori problem-free heavy use a day, without having to recharge his mobile.


Finally, the smartphone will also comes out with the honours on the quality of the photographs provided by the sound sensor of 12 megapixels. The shots are quite acceptable in the middle of the day, only missing a few details on the edges of the picture. The result is less pleasant in the low lights, but still once quite usable. Finally, the video is correct in spite of a stabilisation imperfect. It is clear on this point that the difference is even truly feel with the high-end smartphones.

Apart from performance slightly behind in the photo – but quite logical at this rate – the Huawei P8  Lite 2017 was really any good. The design is close to a high-end model, its screen is excellent, the battery life is good and the raw performance sufficient to use classic daily. This is one of the excellent models of the beginning of the year and one of the best choices for those who don’t want to spend more than 250 euros for a smartphone.