Huawei P40 lite E Review: Is it A Great Buy?

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Huawei P40 lite E review

Recently, according to a number of technology media, Counterpoint, an industry research organization, released a mobile market monitoring report for the fourth quarter of 2019. The report shows that in the fourth quarter of 2019, global smartphone shipments increased by 2% year-on-year, which means that they got rid of the continuous decline. In the global smartphone market in Q4 of 2019, both Apple and Samsung have 18% market shares, which means that both are tied for first place. On this basis, Huawei can only rank third. For this reason, while continuing to consolidate its share in the domestic smartphone market, Huawei also needs to make efforts in the overseas smartphone market. 

Now, Huawei officially released a new P40 series model in the European smartphone market-Huawei P40 Lite E. That is, before the release of the Huawei P40 series, Huawei first released a low-profile version of the Huawei P40 series. According to Huawei’s introduction, Huawei P40 Lite E is equipped with HiSilicon Kirin 710F processor, equipped with 4GB of running memory. In terms of price, this phone has been listed on the Polish mobile phone market. The initial discount price is 700 Polish zlotys, which is about RMB 1,257. It also comes with a Huawei Band 4.

Huawei P40 lite E

Hauwei p40 lite e
Hauwei P40 Lite E

Huawei P40 lite E Review | Display

Specifically, in terms of appearance, Huawei P40 Lite E is equipped with a 6.39-inch digging screen with a screen-to-body ratio of 90.15% and a resolution of 1560×720. Therefore, for Huawei P40 Lite E, although it is positioned in the thousand-yuan phone market, it has adopted the hole-digging screen design that is often used in flagship mobile phones. In this regard, in the author’s opinion, this means that in the smartphone market in 2020, the design of the hole-digging screen will cover more models, that is, not only the flagship phones of Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo and other smartphone manufacturers will continue to adopt the design scheme of the digging screen. For some low-end mobile phones, they are also adapting to this trend. 

Moreover, this shows that under the background of the gradual maturity of technology, the hardware cost brought by the hole-digging screen may have also been significantly reduced. Although the design of the hole-digging screen is adopted, the screen-to-body ratio is 90.15%, which means there is still a certain gap between the flagship mobile phone.

Huawei P40 lite E Review | Design Changes

At the same time, in the case of Huawei P40 Lite E, blind hole technology is used to dig holes to penetrate the screen backlight layer, and the LCD panel and glass cover are completely covered on the camera. And, according to Huawei’s introduction, Huawei P40 Lite E retains a 3.5mm headphone jack. Everyone knows that the mobile phones used by people in the past will have a headphone jack. Of course, the headphone jack has different jacks at the beginning. With the market demand, the headphone jack has been popularized into a 3.5mm headphone jack, but now mobile phone manufacturers are taking a step forward. Remove the headphone jack step by step. Therefore, for Huawei P40 Lite E, the 3.5mm headphone jack is reserved, which helps to form the differentiated competition. 

In the core configuration, Huawei P40 Lite E is equipped with Kirin 710F chip. According to the introduction, HiSilicon Kirin 710F processor and Kirin 710 processor have almost the same overall performance. For this processor, the main benchmark is Qualcomm Snapdragon, 6 series processors.

Huawei P40 lite E Review | Hardware

With the support of the HiSilicon Kirin 710F processor, Huawei P40 Lite E is equipped with 4GB of running memory and 64GB of body storage. In my opinion, the 4GB+64GB storage combination is very much in line with the positioning of the mid-range smartphones. In terms of taking pictures, Huawei P40 Lite E has 8 million pixels on the front, 48 million main cameras + 8 million ultras wide-angle + 2 million depth of field three shots at the rear, and supports rear fingerprint recognition buttons. The configuration of the rear-mounted 48 million triple cameras has prompted Huawei P40 Lite E to have a certain degree of competitiveness in the mid-range device market. 

Because part of the handset also uses a rear dual-camera configuration. In terms of charging and endurance, the battery capacity of Huawei P40 Lite E is 4000mAh, charging 10W. As far as the configuration of 4000mAh capacity battery + 10W charging, it can only be said to be a satisfactory configuration, because many thousand yuan machines are even equipped with large batteries with 5000mAh capacity.

Huawei P40 Lite E Specifications

ModelP40 Lite E
Release Date2020, March
Dimensions159.8 x 76.1 x 8.1 mm (6.29 x 3.00 x 0.32 in)
Weight176 g (6.21 oz)
ColorsAurora Blue, Black
Body MaterialGlass front, plastic back, plastic frame
SIMsHybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Water & Dust
Size6.39 inches
TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolutions720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
PPI269 ppi density
Multi touchYes
2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3GHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4GLTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 400/50 Mbps
Rear Triple48 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Videos[email protected]
Front8 MP, f/2.0
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie) (AOSP + HMS), EMUI 9.1
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUMali-G51 MP4
Card SlotmicroSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Talk TimeN/A
Stand ByN/A
Fast ChargingBattery charging 10W
SoundAudio Jeck, MP3
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Wi FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Huawei P40 lite E Review | Price

Finally, in response to the price issue that Huawei fans are concerned about, according to the introduction, Huawei P40 Lite E has been put on the Polish smartphone market. The initial discount price is 700 Polish zloty, which is about RMB 1,257. It also comes with a Huawei Band 4. Huawei Band 4 is a bracelet owned by Huawei. It was officially released at the new product launch conference held in Shenzhen on October 23, 2019.

The price range of the phone is between 938 – 1,273 CNY. After the Polish smartphone market is released, Huawei P40 Lite E is expected to be introduced to more European smartphone markets, in order to compete with the thousand-yuan smartphones of smartphone manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Vivo, OPPO, and Samsung. In general, in the author’s opinion, the Huawei P40 Lite E, which is positioned in the thousand yuan machine market, can only be said to be a small test, and even to a certain extent, the upcoming Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro are warming up. What do you think of the new Huawei P40 Lite E?

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