We have already reviewed the older models of the Huawei family: P20 and P20 Pro. Now the time has come for the youngest. And it should be noted that this is an excellent device with cool cameras, especially for its 20 thousand. In the review of Huawei P20 Lite, we’ll take a closer look at the smartphone and find out what this economy flagship offers us.
Especially with the blue color of the case, which fell into my hands: the glossy back cover colorfully shimmers in the sun, and indeed looks great in any environment. But a fly in the ointment was not complete: all this beauty is rapidly covered with fingerprints. So there are two options: either wipe with a cloth, or cover with a cover, which you do not want to do at all.
There is another minus at the rear panel: the camera is too protruding, about 1.5 mm above the body. If you often put the phone with the screen up (which in itself is not very convenient), there is a risk of quickly tipping the edging of the lenses. Therefore, the use of a cover is still desirable.
In front of us is waiting for the familiar element. a visor at the top of the screen. He is justified by the fact that he is very narrow. The frames on the top and sides are also small, but I would like to see the lower one thinner. But somewhere it was necessary to put the name of the company. Finally!
It feels like the display is nice, the finger slides and pleases the tactile sensations. The prints here are much smaller than the back, this is also a plus.
But there is a minus. this is the quality of the display glass.
It seems that the screen does not know how to protect itself from external influences. You walk, enjoy the cool display, but every now and then you notice a new micro-scratch, especially in the sun. The smartphone fell into my hands after other journalists, and the screen was no longer in perfect condition. And after me a little more kotsk was added, although I used it very carefully. As if with a soft pocket and air, it is scratched. In short, if the external health of the smartphone is expensive, you have to protect it additionally, and with such a luxurious display it is sad.
Externally, the smartphone looks great, but at the same time it is completely impractical: it quickly gets dirty in the back and interferes with the bulging camera, and it is easily scratched in front.
The screen size of the P20 Lite is 5.84 inches, the aspect ratio is 19: 9. The picture is clear, colorful and saturated, the display is just nice to watch.
The only thing, with such a wide bottom frame, I personally am confused by the presence of on-screen buttons. it seems that they in vain occupy a small part of the screen, but this is more nitpicking, and no more.
The color temperature can not only be selected from the usual options, but also manually adjusted. so that you can fine-tune the colors just for you. And if the eye cuts the visor in the upper part, then it can also be covered with a black stripe.
By the way, there is another interesting setting in the functionality. the so-called “smart resolution”. If you activate it, then with a low charge, the FHD resolution will drop to HD This mode works for me, however, a change in resolution is not striking at all. And on a low charge, the device really plows for a long time, and perhaps thanks to this option.
Very bright automatic brightness control
Video: Huawei P20 Lite Fingerprint Customization
It brightens and darkens the screen adequately when necessary, the brightness level on the machine is always comfortable. In short, the light sensor works perfectly. And the maximum brightness level allows you to easily use the device in the sun: according to the degree of visibility, everything is comfortable, you do not need to peer and squint. This is also a big plus.
Technical specifications Huawei P20 Lite
- Kirin 659 octa-core chipset (4x Cortex-A53 at 1.7 GHz and 4x Cortex-A53 at 2.36 GHz)
- Graphics Mali T830MP2 900 MHz
- RAM 4 GB
- physical memory 64 GB / 128 GB
- Micro SD card support up to 256 GB
- 5.84 ″ display with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 (Full HD , IPS, 19: 9 aspect ratio, 432 ppi density)
- 16 MP front camera (f / 2.0 aperture, 1.0 μm pixel size, 1080p video shooting at 30fps)
- 16 2MP dual rear camera (f / 2.2 aperture, 1080p video shooting at 30fps)
- 3000 mAh battery with Honor SuperCharge fast charge (9V / 2A)
- OS Android 8.0 Oreo
- EMUI 8.0 shell
- sensors: accelerometer, light sensor, distance sensor, compass, fingerprint scanner, face recognition sensor
- Connectors: USB Type-C 2.0, 3.5 mm audio output
- dimensions: 148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4 mm, weight 145 grams
- 2G, 3G, 4G (LTE bands: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20)
- support for two Nano SIM cards
- Wi-Fi (802.11 a / b / g / n / ac), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
- Navigation: GPS, Glonass, Beidou
Of the pluses, we note the presence of USB Type-C, an audio output for headphones and, of course, an NFC module. it is located on the rear panel above the fingerprint scanner, it works quickly and without failures. And to the unpleasant trifles we attribute the combined slot for SIM and SD, which forces us to choose: either two SIM cards or additional memory.
With unlocking, or rather, with its methods, everything is fine: both a face recognizer and a finger scanner. The only way to unlock the device in physiognomy is to turn on the screen with a button anyway. in principle, it is logical for greater security, but someone can perceive it as unnecessary gestures (I, for example). The fingerprint scanner works completely flawlessly. Recognition that faces that finger occurs almost without glitches.
For comparison, the full parameters of the P20 and P20 Pro can be found here and here, respectively.
Nothing bad can be said about the operation of the device: everything is stably good. The interface is smooth and frisky, the device copes with multitasking, no freezes and brakes were found in everyday use. But in games, the smartphone behaves below the average, but this is expected. our head Harm Konstantin Gagarin already noted and explained in another review that the P20 series is so suitable for heavy games. But first, take a look at what results the device produces in synthetic tests:
Now for the games. In PUBG Mobile, the lowest settings are set automatically, but it is quite possible to play. Sometimes, however, brakes and freezes appear, in some kind of crowded shootout. For 35 minutes, the device lost 12% of the charge, and heated up to 42 degrees (this is quite a lot). In World of Tanks, the situation is almost the same: half an hour, 11% charge and 41 degrees of heating at low graphics settings. Tanks go smoother than PUBG, but on the average grafon they are already starting to freeze.
For the sake of interest, I tried to play one of the pre-installed games. yes, there are such, as many as 5 pieces. In this case, this is the Asphalt Nitro race, which consumed about 10% of the charge in half an hour, and the phone’s heating temperature reached 40 degrees (again a bit too much). At the same time, there were no freezes and problems, but the toy is not so demanding: there are no graphics settings, for example.
It turns out that even though a smartphone copes better with lighter games, it suffers from it no less: that of a lost charge, that of heating. And the heating is really big, at some point holding the smartphone in your hands becomes hot and unpleasant.
Photography at a decent level!
The quality is good, all the necessary modes are at hand, even “live” photos (recording a short video when taking photos) and manual video settings are available. And all this should be taken for granted, because the smartphone still belongs to the family of real camera phones.
By the usual daily shooting, there are no questions. The picture is clear and rich, in a word beautiful. Including in rooms with insufficient light. Here is a whole gallery of examples.