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The Huawei P8 Lite is the smaller and weaker version of the famous flagship, but it has a similar design and a camera with the same resolution. Huawei’s popularity will increase significantly, after Google will release the Nexus 6P phablet, but that doesn’t mean that the fans shouldn’t check out other phones created by this company. Below, you’ll find a detailed comparison between the P8 and P8 Lite.

Designs and Displays

Both devices feature aluminum backs, with a wide band at the top, which is either white or black, but the P8 has in addition a thin horizontal strip at the bottom. The Huawei P8 measures 144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4 mm, it weights 144 grams and has a 5.2-inch IPS-NEO LCD screen with a Full HD resolution, which gives a pixel density of 424ppi. The Huawei P8 Lite is smaller and thicker, measuring 143 x 70.6 x 7.7 mm, it has a weight of 131 grams and an IPS LCD screen sized at 5-inch, supporting 720 x 1280 pixels with 294 ppi pixel density.

While the 16 GB P8 model is available in color options of Titanium Grey and Mystic Champagne, the 64GB version has either a Carbon Black or a Prestige Gold body. As for the P8 Lite, the device comes in three colors: Black, White and Gold.


Both devices came loaded with Android v5.0.2 (Lollipop) and use Emotion 3.1 UI, but when it comes to internal configurations, the P8 offers a superior performance with its newer HiSilicon Kirin 930/935 chipset, which is powered by a pair of two quad core processors with four cores running at 2GHz and four cores running at 1.5GHz. The device houses 3GB of RAM and the internal memory is expandable up to 128GB.

The P8 Lite received an older HiSilicon Kirin 620 chip which is powered by an octa-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, but it supports only 2GB of RAM. For this model, Huawei opted for an internal memory with a capacity of 16GB, which is also expandable up to 128GB.

Cameras and Batteries

Both phones sport a rear camera with a resolution of 13MP, and the list of features includes dual-LED flash, autofocus, touch focus, HDR and 1080p video capture @30fps, but the P8 is a bit more advanced, offering the useful optical image stabilization feature. The front camera has a higher resolution on the flagship, supporting 8MP, while the “Lite” version is settling for a 5MP secondary camera.

Many users complained that the 2200 mAh powering up the P8 Lite has a mediocre life, providing only 11 hours of talking time over 3G. The P8 has a more generous battery of 2680 mAh, but it’s not that resistant either.