Mobile Phones: Huawei P8 Lite
News & Reviews: Huawei P8 Lite
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016
The Huawei Mate 8 is currently going live at KLCC Concourse for their Huawei Mate 8 Carnival. Available until 2 May 2016, the roadshow offers the recent Huawei Mate 8 trade-up program (so you can get it for less than RM300!), telco deals with Celcom, Digi and Maxis and plenty of prizes. These include a free Huawei G780 for the first 50 buyers and a Huawei ANC Earpiece for the next 50.
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2016
If you ever compared the Huawei P7 against the Huawei P8 you would be forgiven if you wondered how the design made such a drastic leap from the glass and metal frame of the P7 to the full metal P8. It turns out that the missing link between the two is the Huawei P8 Lite as it offers a stylish brushed metal full metal frame from the P8 with a front and back similar to the P7. In addition, it is currently being priced for below RM800. Does it manage to bridge the gap in terms of other aspects as well? We find out in our Huawei P8 Lite review below.
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2015
Having trouble what to get for your friends and family? Fret not, Huawei is here to help with a “Wei To Christmas Gift Guide” (you see what they did there?). The list below will assist you on which of the devices are suitable for your friends and family, so without further ado...
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2015
Announced at around the same time, the Huawei Honor 7 and Meizu MX5 share a number of similar features such as an all metal body, more than 5-inch sized full HD display, fingerprint scanner and 20MP rear cameras. Neither are currently available here in Malaysia yet but at 1800 CNY (RM1081) the Meizu MX5 is priced lower than Honor 7 which is going for 1999 CNY (RM1214). The Honor 7 is more compact due to its 5.2-inch display but the Meizu MX5 is thinner at 7.6mm and lighter at 149g despite the larger 5.5-inch display. Both come packing with the latest 64-bit processors, the Honor 7 with a HiSilicon Kirin 935 while the Meizu MX5 comes with a MediaTek MT6795 Helio processor.
The Honor 7 ups the Meizu MX5 with an 8MP front camera but the MX5 has a slightly higher 20.7MP rear camera compared to the 20MP rear camera on the Honor 7. The Honor 7 rear camera uses phase detection autofocus while the Meizu MX5 uses a laser autofocus. Which autofocus is better? Well, the debate on that still hasn't quieted down yet, especially if Huawei uses newer algorithms and sensors like in the Samsung Galaxy S6 which also uses phase detection autofocus. So far, there are still no details yet on which will be coming to Malaysia first, but both have a presence here so we would say in the coming months. For the full comparison check out our Huawei Honor 7 vs Meizu MX5 tech specs comparison tool. Check out our other comparisons in this article or take a spin with our phone comparison tool yourself.
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2015
Huawei has officially launched the Huawei P8, P8 Lite, TalkBand B2, Y3, Y5 and T1 in Malaysia and all of them will be available for purchase starting from today. Pricing for the P8 remains a very competitive RM1799 while the P8 Lite is going for RM899. The TalkBand B2 Classic comes in at RM558 while the TalkBand B2 Elite will go for RM668 with both being available on VMALL.my. The Huawei Y3 is priced at RM249, the Y5 for RM339 and the T1 for RM649. Everything should be available at all Huawei authorized stores from today. As part of the launch, a roadshow is currently being held in Pavilion showing off the Huawei P8, P8 Lite and TalkBand B2 so you can check them out up close and personal. Try out the light painting feature on the P8 first hand at their booth and in addition, if you purchase the Huawei P8 during this roadshow you will also get a free flip cover and 30% discount on the Huawei TalkBand B2. There are also other activities like a lucky draw and social media contest as well. The roadshow will continue until Sunday, 21 June 2015. Check out our hands-on pictures and videos of the devices on display below.
Last Updated: May 15, 2015
Despite not being mentioned alongside the Huawei P8 and Huawei P8 Max, it turns out that the Huawei P8 Lite is still a very real smartphone. According to one seller in Europe, they have a good amount of stock ready for sale going for 79999HUF (RM1061). Tech specs and features include a 1.2GHz octa-core Kirin 620 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 5-inch display with 720p resolution, 13MP main camera, 5MP front camera and 2200 mAh battery. Unlike the Honor 4C which offers similar specs, the P8 Lite is thinner and comes with a more premium metal frame. Still no exact Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet but according to an anonymous source, Huawei could be bringing in the Huawei P8 Lite for Malaysia soon. This could indicate a launch just for the Huawei P8 Lite here in Malaysia as our other sources have said that there will not be a Malaysia launch for the Huawei P8, which is due for a regional launch in Singapore this June 2015.
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2015
It isn't that much of a secret that the Huawei P8 is coming soon, even as soon as 15 April 2015. However, a lower-end version of the smartphone called the Huawei P8 Lite was recently rumoured to be coming along with the Huawei P8 which has in turn been rumoured to come with an updated Kirin 935 processor with better graphics. Recently, the Huawei P8 Lite became a reality with it's TENAA certification in China. Tech specs and features for the Huawei P8 Lite include a 1.2GHz octa-core Kirin 620 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage and 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. Featuring a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera it is starting to sound a lot like the Honor 4C but the Huawei P8 Lite measures in at 7.7mm thin and 131g. No news about Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet.