Huawei giveth and Huawei taketh away. Huawei P40 Lite deals offer some truly powerful specs at a price lower than most other similar phones but with a Google-free system, is it worth the investment?
The P40 Lite doesn't have quite the market-leading specs that its two bigger brothers have. The awesome telephoto lens of Huawei’s flagship phones, for example, finds its only equivalent in a 2-x digital zoom, and the P40 Lite hasn’t quite the same premium feel: apart from the front screen, it’s built entirely with plastic.
But who can complain when Huawei P40 Lite deals offer such impressive processing power for under £300 – and over a hundred pound less than Apple’s new entry-level iPhone SE 2020.
Its Kirin 810 chipset is incredibly efficient, although admittedly no longer top-tier, while its impressive GPU leaves many other high-end smartphones in the dust. It’s a particularly effective combination for gamers, who can enjoy immersive HD graphics and a lag-free gaming experience.
The Huawei P40 Lite is also handsomely designed and ergonomically appealing, with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a larger than average 6.4-inch LED screen, and an unobtrusive selfie cam built into the screen.
Mostly, this balancing act between cutting-edge tech, attractive design and affordability pays off. The biggest impediment might be the loss of Google apps and services, which aren’t pre-loaded on the latest Huawei phones due to the highly publicised US-China trade ban. But, if you’re willing to adapt to Huawei’s own AppGallery, then there are some great Huawei P40 Lite deals to be found.
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Huawei P40 Lite review in brief
There’s a lot to recommend with the Huawei’s P40 Lite, a mid-range entry that can still hold its head high alongside other flagship phones, especially given the low price-tag, quad-camera setup and seamless processing power.
If you’re willing to make a few sacrifices – the ease with which you can access Google apps like YouTube and Gmail, for example – then the Huawei P40 Lite meets all the needs of the modern age: allowing for effortless multi-tasking, great-quality snaps, and a superlative battery life. It may not have the enviously cutting-edge specs of the Huawei P40 Pro, but it still performs brilliantly and for about £600 less.