The Huawei P20 Lite is the most affordable of the brand’s newest series of photography-centered devices. And while it does not bear the Leica branding for its optics, this phone still has quite a note-worthy spec-sheet for a mid-range device.
Known as the Nova 3e in other regions, most of the P20 Lite’s internals are similar to the very popular Nova 2i, and that’s both good and odd. You get the same Kirin 659 octa-core processor, 4GB o RAM, and 64GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. The P20 Lite also has dual rear cameras, but retains a single sensor at the front.
Design and Build Quality
Of course, the P20 Lite also carries the same design language that you’ll get from the P20 and P20 Pro – a display that makes use of a notch to house the front camera, the notification LED and other sensors, along with the shiny glass back panel that can get a bit slippery, so investing in a clear case might be a good idea. Using the phone with one hand is a breeze, thanks to its relatively compact form factor.
The back panel also houses a dual rear camera system, minus the Leica branding, which is expected at this price range. If you’re a fan of the 3.5mm jack, it’s here, along with a single speaker and a USB-C port. It also uses a hybrid SIM Tray, which means you can’t have 2 SIM cards in conjunction with your microSD card.
One notable change from the 2i is the 19:9 display, which gives more room for content. It’s still on FHD+ resolution, though it has slightly more pixels than the 2i. It’s also very bright and vibrant, as colors are well emphasized and you also get sharp text.
The P20 Lite is powered by the same chip on the Nova 2i, which is a bit disappointing, since of all areas, this is where one would expect a major upgrade, especially when you’re offering it as part of a new series.
In Pakistan P20 Lite will release on 25 April 2018