So, after using this phone for a couple of days, here are my first impressions:
First of all I should say I'm an average user. I need the phone for usual day to day stuff like answering calls, instant messaging, browsing and occasional snapshot, and obviously I wasn't ready to shell out couple hundred dollars. So having all that in mind I set out to find me a new cheap, but not totally rubbish phone. So I found p9 Lite Mini...
Overall design is good, but the phone is very slippery. I had to buy a back cover to prevent it from slipping out of my hands and breaking. User interface looks neat and is very customizable. Phone is fast and I haven't experience any lagging so far. The fingerprint sensor is very fast, I guess. There's a lot of talk of fingerprint sensors being "fast" or "slow". My previous phone was Nexus 5x and it's sensor was consideret top notch, and with P9 I ca't really tell if there's any difference in speed of unlocking. You can also answer phonecalls using your sensor so that's practical.
The screen is far from the best on the market, but looks very crisp I must say. Yet again, I can only compare it to Nexus, which on paper has far better screen. Again, only slight difference between the two.
The best thing about this phone is that it has kick ass battery. I can go two days on one charging even with heavy use (no gaming, just browsing non stop and watching youtube videos). The bad thing is there is no fast charging.
Camera... is awful. Especially experiencing it after 5x this is a huge step down. In daylight, if you get lucky, you can take a good photo. In places with dimmer lights like bars, or even on the street with street lights you can forget about this camera. And this is without using flash. I never use flash when I take photos so I don't know how they turn out with flash, but honestly who uses flash anymore? Maybe your parents and aunts.
But, you get what you pay for. I'm gonna have to take some time getting used to a rubbish camera, but overall for now I'm satisfied with this phone. If you're looking for a phone for basic stuff that is cheap but not too crappy, this might be the one. If you're into snapshots then look away. I got it on a very good deal with a two year waranty so I can't be happier. People also suggested me that I look into Xiaomi phones but in my country the only ones selling them are online shops, and I don't trust their warranty because they'll do anything to find a reason not to fix your phone, and you can only dream of a refund if something goes way down south with it.
Pros: Good battery, nice looking design, nice screen despite being very average on paper
Cons: Camera is disappointing, no fast charging
Ivan, 23 Oct 2017this one or nokia 5?You must be pro or con Huawei... The better question is, this one or Huawei Y6 2017?
666lord666, 22 Sep 2017is it plastic or metal body?It is plastic. Seems much like the Huawei Y5 and Y6 models. No so nice on the outside.
Twatonk, 30 Aug 2017There is 'Lite' and 'Mini' for the codename of this phone, weird that Mini = Smaller Size
Lite = Lower Specs
Mini + Lite = Obsolete
That's why SONY uses "Compact" instead as it shares the almost similar specs with its bigger sibling yet still pocketable
And that is why IPhone uses "SE" instead as though the phone is smaller yet it shares the almost similar, plus more powerful than 6S
P8 lite, P8 lite 2017, P9 lite, P9 lite 2017, P10 lite, P9 lite mini. Too much!
For a mini phone i would expect something much smaller than 5 inch.
My P9 lite is way better than this Mini version.
It's a kind of shame that Huawei is copying from Samsung in naming.
I love Huawei more than Samsung. But this is to much.
Wow, they actually reduced it's size by 3mm*1mm. Way to go Huawei, good job...
Seriously, I do't know, what did they smoke, but after seeing this I need the same.