SOLVED: VIDEO: A 2019 Review of the Huawei P10 Lite With Android 8

huawei_p10_lite headphone jack-gorilla-glassThe Huawei P10 Lite was released on March 27, 2017 but is still a good device today in 2019.  We recently tested a Google / LG Nexus 5X and have very little good to say about that units build quality.

We just bought a P10 used and want to show you how to get through a few configuration issues, like hiding unwanted apps and bloatware from the home screen and setting the wallpaper to not stretch over multiple home screens, now that it runs Android 8 with EMotional User Interface (EMUI) version.

Overall we are very happy with the Huawei P10 lite and think it makes an excellent used phone choice.

The things we liked about the Huawei P10 Lite were:

  1. huawei p10 lite cameraGood build quality
  2. Large high resolution bright screen, even after 2 years
  3. Physical headphone jack
  4. Easy setup
  5. Good Battery
  6. Fingerprint reader for unlocking
  7. Very good camera that even supports custom ISO settings
  8. Has a PHYSICAL head phone jack as well as blue tooth.

The things we did not like about the Huawei P10 Lite were:

  1. Does not (yet?) have face recognition for unlocking
  2. Is not rated waterproof or even water resistant (Watch THIS video to see that it IS water resistant)
  3. Does not support Samsung Pay (other non-Samsung’s do support Samsung pay)
  4. Huawei has released Android 8 upgrade but not yet made v9 available

Huawei P10 Lite Review for 2019

Complete Huawei P10 Lite Specifications


LAUNCH Announced 2017, February
Status Available. Released 2017, March
BODY Dimensions 146.5 x 72 x 7.2 mm (5.77 x 2.83 x 0.28 in)
Weight 146 g (5.15 oz)
Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~70.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~424 ppi density)
PLATFORM OS Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo); EMUI 8
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 658 (16 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T830 MP2
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM (Hong Kong only) or 32 GB, 3/4 GB
MAIN CAMERA Single 12 MP, f/2.2, 1/2.8″, 1.25µm, PDAF
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 8 MP, f/2.0, AF
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot (Western Europe, Korea)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot (ROW)
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging
MISC Colors Pearl White, Graphite Black, Platinum Gold, Sapphire Blue
Price About 230 EUR
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 1521 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1284
Basemark X: 7588
Display Contrast ratio: 1595:1 (nominal), 2.974 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 68dB / Noise 72dB / Ring 80dB
Audio quality Noise -88.2dB / Crosstalk -84.3dB
Battery life Endurance rating 62h

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