P40 lite or P20?
I don't care for Google. The quality of the photos is what matters.
Ana, 18 Aug 2020P40 lite or honor 9x lite? I know all specificarion... Dismiss on p40lite is not google play..... morePerformance-wise, the kirin 810 SOC on p40 lite maltreats kirin 710F on honor 9x lite, obviously p40 lite is pretty better
P40 lite or honor 9x lite? I know all specificarion... Dismiss on p40lite is not google play..
And which phone is pretty?
Hi all. So, after having the Huawei P40 Lite for 3 weeks, this is my opinion. WHAT AN AWESOME PHONE. I come from the P20 Lite, which I've had for over a year and is now passed on to my mother-in-law, who cannot believe that such tech exist lol. Anyway, my biggest "wow factor" is the battery life on the P40 Lite. I use my phone by the minute, Whatsapp mostly, and have disabled the "Turnoff Screen" feature after a few minutes. So now it just stays on until I lock the phone. Even so, I go through a day without a charge. As for Google Play Services, I do not miss it at all. All my apps are sorted through AppGallery and Findorra. Vanced Youtube with Vanced MicroG is such a breeze - no subscription and yet I can listen to music while my phone is locked, no ads - all the premium benefits. The only downside is MTN SA has locked the 2nd SIM slot, so I can only use 1 SIM in the phone, where as Telkom and CellC has dual SIM capabilities - wish I can have dual sim just for the "incase" matters. Nevertheless, I'm always in wifi zones so it's not really a biggy. Conclusion, if you're two minded about Google Play Services etc, like I was, I can now put you at ease and confidently say you will not be making a mistake going with this beast of a phone. Oh, and did I mention camera - OH MY GOODNESS.
My review since having this phone for over 2 months:
I have fallen deeply in love with this phone. I have both the standard P40 lite and the P40 lite 5g (which I have now given to my girlfriend).
There is something so nice about having a plastic backed light phone again. It feels so comfortable and durable in the hand. It doesn't feel fragile like those flimsy glass and metal phones.
I was hesitant about going google free but I decided to take the jump and I absolutely love it. It feels so liberating being able to get rid of the battery draining hog of play services.
YouTube vanced is an amazing YouTube app alternative.
I haven't missed google at all and in fact, I love the alternative app stores I've discovered such as aptoide and aurora.
I don't think I ever want to go back to a Google services phone again.
Now the P40 lites main advantage over the P40 lite 5g varient is the screen. The 5g varient has such a low contrast dull display. The standard P40 lite has such a great LCD screen. It's very accurate and watching videos and viewing pictures is really a joy at the cheap price point.
I'm glad it's also LCD as I dislike oleds etc due to pulse width modulation and screen burn ins.
The 810 cheapset is great for everyday tasks, however I do notice lags in some apps such as the walli wallpaper app when scrolling. This lag does not appear on the 820 5g varient. There are some other lags here and there in other apps but they are miniscule.
Battery life is great however and the fast charge is great. I don't get battery anxiety anymore.
The biggest letdown for me is in the camera recording department. There is no ois or eis in any of the camera recording modes. This is such a letdown. Here is where the 5g version shines as that includes eis.
Also I received an software update and now it seems huawei are copying google regarding play services. Huawei have their own Huawei mobile services and have imposed some battery hogging too, like the voice assistant app. It's always running and there is no way to fully disable it. In the battery usage section, it's mainly the voice assistant and Huawei mobile services that are using the most battery power. Not sure why Huawei did this as before the update, these battery hogging services were not present.
Overall however - the UI, the ease of use, the grip and feel makes the standard P40 lite a real great joy to use. It just works. Everything flows. The sound/volume level is great. The Bluetooth is fast. The touchscreen is very accurate when typing etc. I preferred it to the 5G version which I ended up gifting to my girlfriend.
I didn't notice any gaming performance difference between the 810 chipset and the 820.
I wish manufacturers would make more light plastic phones and include more powerful processors.
The 810 is now a year old, it holds it's own against the SD730g but the SD765g is clearly more powerful as are the new dimensity 800 series chips.
I'm hoping the P40 lite will past me a whole year of good performance. I really feel like I found a bargain at the price I paid.
emantarxe, 11 Aug 2020I recommended P40 Lite.. You can live without Services.Go for Honor View 20. P40 Lite display is not really good (too much contrast), eye straining. Also, some apps wont work without gms libraries, like ebay.
Display is not good. I've been using P9 Lite, P20 Lite, Honor play, Honor View 20. There is too much contrast on P40 Lite display, I need to use eye comfort mode constantly in order to use it. I don't recommend it. It cannot be fixed by color management. Go for Honor View 20, it costs 30% more, but you get superb IPS display (OLED displays strain my eyes), Kirin 980, google services.
Shazzy, 06 Aug 2020Thanx for that. I am currently stuck with what I want. I was looking at the A51 and also the... moreDon't buy A51. P40 Lite is better, Samsung heats up quickly. And also P40 Lite has better charging.
Juan, 09 Aug 2020Great phone only problem is how to easily get my whatsapp chats on new p40 lite from samsung a50SIM Card, download from Aptoide.
Anonymous, 10 Aug 2020for the P40 can't you download google and play store and so forth? or just clone the app... moreI think you can't have Google Services with My Phone application. You still can use P40 Lite without Google Services, also, if you want Google search on YouTube about Google Services. If you don't want download Aptoide, and that's all. ;)
for the P40 can't you download google and play store and so forth? or just clone the apps from your previous phone?
Great phone only problem is how to easily get my whatsapp chats on new p40 lite from samsung a50
Im a recent owner. I had P9lite before for past 4 yrs and it still works fine theese days. Too bad for the Google services on P40lite, but I can live without them, thats for sure. Great for games, navigation apps. Running fast. Phone speaker loud. I can hear perfectly on my broken right ear. Battery charges insanely fast and consume very slow.
Shazzy, 06 Aug 2020Thanx for that. I am currently stuck with what I want. I was looking at the A51 and also the... moreWith whatsapp you won't have any trouble. The Huawei Cloud supports whatsapp for saving data and messages if you need. I use the email client on the phone for my Gmail. I honestly find it just fine.