I've been using this phone for the last 4 months.
All i can say is that for the 300 euros that i paid for it, it's sensational, with one big minus : The Battery.
It is the worst SoT i've ever seen on a phone, max 4 hours and a half.
Android Oreo doesn't help, same problems with the battery.
If i would recomend this phone to someone? That's a big NO.
If i would buy this phone again? NO
Why? Because of the battery life.
Some things in this review are not accurate at all and are just pure overreaction. Camera takes 2-3 seconds to start 90% of the times, the phone doesn't freeze, maybe in some scenarios will have a 5-10 sec delay. The baterry is great, beyond great, sometimes I come home from work with more than 50% battery life and you can watch 1h video stream on 10% battery, wich is great. Overall its a brilliant phone for the money, I am happy with it, does what it supose to do!
Worst battery pack up.. Event though it's more than 3000 mah.. Fed up with its battery. Every 3 min it will drain 1 percent.. I gave my mobile twice for service at Huawei service Centre.. Still the same. Go with honor 7x.
AnonD-454153, 21 Mar 2018this is 250euros phone not 600euros ,so cut the crap Here, it costs 440 Euros.
AnonD-543767, 25 Mar 2018Long tern reviews make no sense, cause when the review comes out, noone is interseted in that ... moreDon't be so sure. I didn't read the whole article, just the conclusion to grasp the main points. I find it useful. I wasn't planning to buy this phone, just wanted to catch up with trends. I knew for older version of Huawei that the Lite was a marketing trick and this one confirms it one more time.
Long tern reviews make no sense, cause when the review comes out, noone is interseted in that phone any more.
apslinger, 24 Mar 2018I have to disagree partially with this review as much as i love reading GSMarena for their pho... moreI agree with you, this phone is much better than more other with higher price. I don't have any problem with my unit, maybe the test unit have problems, or maybe the tester is a Samsung, iPhone lover. :)))
I have to disagree partially with this review as much as i love reading GSMarena for their phone reviews.
I have been using the Mate 10 lite( Nova 2i from where i am from) since the week it launched and for the price, its really was the best choice for me at least( my other choices were Samsung J7 Pro and Sony XA1 at that time)
The camera app does indeed take 1-3 second to launch from cold sometimes.
Battery life is generally very good for me, 630am unplugged, medium usage and by the time 6pm, still 50% with 3.5 hrs screen on time at 70% brightness.
UI is really really smooth for me, rarely hiccups in my case. Fingerprint scanner still one of the fastest I've used so far. Maybe my unit is lucky or special haha. I also game( warwings and asphalt 8 at high settings) on it and so far its enough to meet my demands
Photo quality is exceeding my expectation ( and my previous phone was a Nexus 6P). Night shots are really good but for some reason indoors, maybe 2/10 times the quality was below expectations.
Currently looking to switch to a Honor View 10 but probably wont since i can't justify the switch as the Mate10 lite is still going strong for me.
Indeed, lags and freezes for about 1 minute are not acceptable, I have a midrange Xperia XA Ultra that only lags a few seconds at most, I don't recall 1 minute freezes, if so they were very rare.
Lags and freezes like those are unacceptable, not even my 2015 S5 Neo performs that badly.
Haha, an acquaintance of mine who had a Mate 10 Lite told me it's a Mate 10 after asking him what's his phone.
Sorry,but this sounds even worse than my 4 year old htc desire 510,which was barely adequate then,today its £40 trash phone performance,any device that locks,freezes,stutters and drinks battery as well should not cost anything close to whats being asked for it,it sounds like it needs rooting and a basic stock rom flashing to it as a good start,this is not a good advert for their other devices..
Too many performance compromises and bloated os on top make this the kind of device you soon regret having to use much.
AnonD-454153, 21 Mar 2018this is 250euros phone not 600euros ,so cut the crap It started as a 379 euro phone . All phones depreciate so it should be compared to phones launched at similar price and time.
There are far better options out there , esp phones with S625 will perorm better in normal everyday use.
Goes to show how badly optimized Kirin 659 is.. performance is decent but everything else is just far behind Qualcomm...
Despite these "niggles" that you mention still think this is one of the best mid range options out there for the price.....
This type of review is the most useful and informative. The auto dimming "bug" was already there in Huawei P10 (or even models before that!) but no review mentioned about it. That is why I don't believe in short-term reviews anymore. It's super annoying that I sold the phone away. I heard it was purposely done by Huawei to save battery. That's a low skill technique! In that case, Huawei is a pretender of competing with the likes of Samsung and Google.