Have you ever held a phone in your hand and the first thing that comes to mind is:
I thought the same thing when I first held the Huawei P9 Lite. Before jumping the gun, how about a quick look at its specs:
|SCREEN RESOLUTION||Full HD (1920×1080)|
|OS||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|PROCESSOR||1.7GHz/2.0GHz octa-core Kirin 650|
|STORAGE||16GB. Expandable via microSD up to 128GB|
HUAWEI P9 LITE UNBOXING
The P9 Lite’s package doesn’t come with any extravaganza, just a simple white box:
LET THE ACCESSORIES INTRODUCE THEMSELVES
The earphones were the only accessory that caught my eye. I love how pretty it looks:
Other accessories remain the same, nothing new here:
MEET THE LIGHTEST DEVICE EVER REVIEWED
Note: This is a 360-degree view, you can rotate the angles or zoom them yourself.
Do you remember this song?
Of course, if you are a Nigerian, there is no way you won’t remember Davido’s Gobe. The song perfectly describes my first impression with the Huawei P9 Lite.
While the 5.2-inch front view of the device might look boring to some:
The Back view is definitely a killer.
ALL ABOUT THE BUILD
The phone is only 7.5 mm slim, but somehow it feels incredibly light in my hand. Here is a comparison with the Galaxy S7.
As you can see, even though the S7 has got all the curves, the Huawei P9 Lite still slays with its slim body — combine that with the weight:
… Then you’d see why this Mamacita has sneaked its way into my heart.
ALL SHADES OF GOLD
I got the gold variant of the P9 Lite, one thing that caught my eyes is the fact that the camera is placed on a separate color plate from the rest of the back — a design element common to the P series — this, in turn, gives the device a premium look and feel
By the way, the P9 Lite comes with metallic frame along with a satin-finish polycarbonate back. There is the presence of a fingerprint sensor which is fast becoming a norm on devices today and the 13-megapixel camera with LED flash
Flipping the phone over, let’s you see the 8MP selfie camera, proximity, ambient light sensors and a notification LED (a tiny dot in the top right corner).
The Huawei P9 doesn’t come with physical buttons. Instead, you get on-screen buttons.
ALL ABOUT THE BUTTONS AND TRAY.
You have all the buttons to the right; these include the Power button and the Volume rocker.
While the Hybrid SIM card tray is on the left.
Yes, the Huawei P9 Lite does come with an SD card slot, but this means you’d have to sacrifice a second SIM.
On the top of the device seats the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The mic and mono-speaker backed by a 9 V Smart Amp are placed below.
Finally, the Huawei P9 Lite comes bearing some obvious letterings; there is one in front.
… And another on the back.
A song that describes my first impression with the Huawei P9 Lite
By the looks of it, the P9 Lite looks stylish and slim all over. It’s also the phone that fits my hands the best, at least for now! Of course, this is just first impression talk, so stay glued as I put the P9 Lite to hardcore test.
As always, your thoughts?