Huawei P9 Lite Review

Published by Luca Rocchi on 01.09.16
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As we already mentioned, Huawei decided to use a FullHD IPS panel measuring 5.2-inch diagonally. The display is excellent in almost any scenario, only the black color is not perfect, since there is a grey tint to it. The brightness is even high enough to use the P9 Lite outdoors, when the sun is directly shining on the panel. Looking for the backlight sensor, which is crucial for quick brightness changes, we find it in the upper part of the frame and the response time for automatic adjustments is average compared to other products we’ve tested. Apart from that the feedback by the touch screen is perfect, which makes the P9 Lite feel very responsive. The graphics chip inside Mediatek's MT6752 SoC is a Mali-T830MP2 produced by ARM.

Audio and Reception

The sound quality of the P9 Lite is not on the same, good level as the display. While the audio from the speaker was as expected, the same can't be said for the headpiece but at least it's comfortable. The speaker is placed in the lower part of the device next to the microUSB 2.0 port, perfectly integrated into the design of the phone. Apart from the speakers there are LDS antennans, which offer good signal reception under almost any circumstances. The P9 Lite features LTE, A-GPS, GLONASS, WiFi and more. Unfortunately, Huawei does not offer the chance to select the WiFi band therefore it's only available supporting 2.4 GHz. An interesting feature is the WiFi+, a simple function that allows to change quickly the connection between data and WiFi.


Model P9 Lite
Software Android Marshmallow 6.0
Display 5.2", 1080 x 1920 Pixel, 424 ppi, IPS
Input Touch Screen, Status LED, Fingerprint
SoC HiSilicon Kirin 650 (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics Unit Mali-T830MP2
Memory 3072 MB
Micro-SD up to 32GB
Rear Camera 13.0 Mpx f/2.0, AF, LED Flash
Front camera 8 Mpx, f/2.0
WiFi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE
USB Micro USB 2.0
Infrared No
SIM card 1x Micro-SIM
Battery 3000 mAh
Diemensions 146.8 x 72.6 x 7.5 mm
Weight 147 g
  • P9 Lite
  • AC Charger 1A + Micro-USB cable + Headphones


Page 1 - Introduction
Page 2 - Display / Audio and Reception / Specifications
Page 3 - Design / Display / Camera
Page 4 - User Interface / Battery Life
Page 5 - CPU and Web Benchmarks
Page 6 - Syntethic benchmarks
Page 7 - Conclusion

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