Huawei P9 Lite Mini Price in Dubai, UAE  

Huawei P9 Lite Mini

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INTRODUCTION

Huawei P9 Lite
Huawei P9 Lite Mini

The Huawei P9 Lite Mini is yet another entry level smartphone, which has arrived a little late to the race. Released in the month of September of the year 2017, it is just an average device. The P9 Lite is an attempt to introduce a cheaper variant of the P9. Although the specs look average and at par with the standard, they aren’t all that impressive. Strictly speaking, the entry level segment has too many choices, and the P9 Mini simply doesn’t fit in the competition. The company may have migrated to the more standard Qualcomm processors, but they are way too underpowered as we will discuss in the processor section. It won’t pop up at all in anybody’s radar and the company will have a hard time marketing this one. It’s a mystery as to why they introduced such a suboptimal phone to the market.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Huawei P9 Lite Design and Display
Huawei P9 Lite Mini Design & Build

The P9 Lite Mini sports a 5-inch IPS LCD display with 16M colors and a pixel density of 294ppi. Screen resolution is capped at 720 x 1280 pixels. The device also has a screen-to-body ratio of 67.6%. The bezels on this device is bad as one can get in the present day and age. Everything about this device is in shambles. One good thing about this package is that the P9 Mini will at least have a metal body, thereby giving it some sort of premium look on the outside. The other display specs are underdeveloped. The competition is offering Full HD displays, with much less bezels and much better pixel densities for better picture quality. It will be nothing short of a miracle if this display is able to impress the minority of the users in the smartphone community.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Huawei P9 Lite Performance
Huawei P9 Lite Mini Performance

Under the hood the P9 Mini is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. It also has the Adreno 308 for the graphics department. The AnTuTu benchmark test on this device yields a score of ~31K, which is good, if it were 2015. The entry level devices these days boast a score of 40K which is leagues apart from the P9 Lite Mini. The user will face lags and stutters while switching from one app to another. Multitasking won’t be of any use, if two heavy applications are opened at the same time.

The device also has an internal storage of 16GB, and an external memory slot expandable up to 128GB. It also has 2GB of RAM which would have been good a few years back. Nowadays devices with these specs are either becoming obsolete, or moving further down the price list. There will be no other variant and 16GB of internal space may be a big, but isn’t viable in a market where people can get double that capacity at the same price. The device isn’t bad, but for it to be good and viable choice, the price tag will have to be readjusted significantly.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Huawei P9 Lite Camera
Huawei P9 Lite Mini Camera

The Huawei Honor P9 Lite Mini comes with a 13MP rear shooter, along with flash, auto focus, panorama, phase detection, and HDR. It also supports geotagging, and face detection. Though 13 MP is the standard pretty much these days, we’ll have to see if they actually turn out to be as good as the Redmi 4. Photos are acceptable when taken during the day. Video recording is supported at 1080p@30fps, which isn’t too bad and the quality is also somewhat decent.

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, FM radio are all supported along with a 3.5mm audio jack. The device also supports all the basic audio codecs (MP3, eAAC+, WAV and M4A format as well) and video codecs (MP4, H.264 and FLV).

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

Huawei P9 Lite Battery
Huawei P9 Lite Mini Battery

The P9 Lite Mini is powered by a non-removable 3020 mAh battery which isn’t great, but will see you through the day on moderate usage.

It is a dual sim device that supports Nano-sim. The one good thing is that it doesn’t have a hybrid sim slot and you can enjoy the full extent of the expandable memory without having to sacrifice your second sim. Both sim slots support 4G connectivity.

PROS AND CONS


WHAT WE LIKED
  • No hybrid sim slot
  • Has a fingerprint sensor for a quicker access to your phone
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • Poor display quality along with huge bezels on the sides and top
  • The processor and the GPU are underpowered at this price range.
  • Camera quality is average
  • Battery is a bit underpowered as well
  • The device lags during heavy loads

ONLINE STORES

  • img-ques What networks is the phone capable of connecting to?
  • img-ans It can connect to 4G LTE conforming to VoLTE networks. It has support of 3G HSPA/UMTS and 2G EDGE/GPRS cellular networks.
  • img-ques What is included in the box?
  • img-ans You will get a charger, USB cable, quick start guide, protective film and eject tool in the box as well.
  • img-ques Is the phone Dual-SIM supportive?
  • img-ans Yes, it supports dual-SIM.
  • img-ques What are the miscellaneous connectivity options?
  • img-ans The connectivity options included in the phone are Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A-GPS, Glonass and VoLTE support.
  • img-ques What OS is present in the phone? Will it receive OTA updates?
  • img-ans The Y6 Pro 2017 runs EMUI 5.1(Emotion User Interface) and Android v7.0(Nougat) pre-installed. Yes, it might get a updates very soon.
  • img-ques What is the device’s battery capacity?
  • img-ans The non-removable battery of the device has 3020 mAh and offers great battery backup with 2 days of continuous listening to music, 12 hours of navigation on 4G on a single charging.
  • img-ques What type of sensors are present?
  • img-ans The sensors included in the device are accelerometer, fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.
  • img-ques What are the camera specifications of Y6 Pro 2017?
  • img-ans The smartphone comes with a single lens on the back and front side and features a 13MP and 5MP camera sensor respectively. The rear camera has features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, LED flash and can record videos upto 1080p.
  • img-ques Does it feature a fingerprint sensor?
  • img-ans Yes, this new version comes with a fingerprint recognition technology that’s present on the rear side which unlocks phone in 0.5 seconds.
  • img-ques How much the device costs?
  • img-ans It would costs around 899 AED in Dubai, UAE.
  • img-ques When was the device launched?
  • img-ans The Y6 Pro(2017) is an upgraded variant of Y6 Pro model and was first available in Europe on September, 2017.
  • img-ques Which processor it runs on?
  • img-ans The Y6 Pro 2017 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) Quad-core processor instead of MediaTek(Y6 Pro 2016) and accompanied with Adreno 308 GPU.
  • img-ques What are the dimensions?
  • img-ans The dimensions: 143.5 x 71 x 8.05mm(height x width x thickness).
  • img-ques How much the device weigh?
  • img-ans It weighs only 145g.
  • img-ques How much memory does the device have?
  • img-ans There is 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory is provided which is expandable upto 128GB via a MicroSD card slot.
  • img-ques What is the type and size of the display?
  • img-ans It comes with a 5-inch HD display with the resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels accompanied with 16:9 aspect ratio and a 2.5D curved glass material is present on the front.
  • img-ques Are there any other variants of this device?
  • img-ans No, it has a single variant.
  • img-ques What are the colour options for the device?
  • img-ans Black, Golden and Silver are colour options available for this device.