Hands-on review: Huawei P8 Lite

Huawei is trying to take hold of the US smartphone market through the backdoor, so to speak. The Chinese firm just released the $249 (about £162, AU$320) P8 Lite in the states solely through Amazon and its own online store. Designed to work with just about any SIM card (or two, thanks to dual SIM slots), the P8 Lite is aimed at folks that can’t swing the fat subsidies lathered onto the “just $199 with two-year contract” deals that the carriers push for the latest flagship phones. Of course, Huawei looks to offer as much of that primo phone experience as possible for as close to the same price as possible. At a (longer than normal) glance, how does the P8 Lite manage that herculean task? Design In case you hadn’t noticed, the P8 Lite is essentially a budget version of the company’s flagship Huawei P8. Through and through, this phone is the P8, only more plastic and a bit slower on the uptake. The 5-inch phone comes housed in a somewhat-thin 7.7mm, unibody plastic frame that’s banded by brushed …
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