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# 204633 10-Oct-2016 18:17
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wondered if anyone has one...and can tell me there exp with the phone camera etc...someone else started a thread but not many replies.. would luv to get some feedback here....




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  # 1648757 10-Oct-2016 21:14
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It sounds like it's not entirely awful, but it's obviously not the dual-Leica from the P9 and P9+. (I'm a P9+ owner, so I'm afraid I can't offer any personal experience)

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/hauwei_p9_lite-review-1461p8.php

 

https://www.androidpit.com/huawei-p9-lite-review

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  # 1648886 11-Oct-2016 08:35
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I've got one and I'm very happy with it, I managed to pick it up for $399 from The Warehouse when it was on special a couple of weeks ago (I was too lazy to price beat at Warehouse Stationery). It's very fast, the battery is good and the screen is very nice. The main downside is EMUI, Huawei's version of Android - they've tried to make it too much like OIS. EMUI 5 is meant to be coming out soon which looks like will fix a lot of my problems with it and there's also a developer working on a version of Cyanogenmod for the phone now that the sources have finally been released.

 

I had a Moto G v2 before this phone and it's a big step up from that, I just wish it came with Vanilla Android.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1648890 11-Oct-2016 08:50
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meesham:

 

I've got one and I'm very happy with it, I managed to pick it up for $399 from The Warehouse when it was on special a couple of weeks ago (I was too lazy to price beat at Warehouse Stationery). It's very fast, the battery is good and the screen is very nice. The main downside is EMUI, Huawei's version of Android - they've tried to make it too much like OIS. EMUI 5 is meant to be coming out soon which looks like will fix a lot of my problems with it and there's also a developer working on a version of Cyanogenmod for the phone now that the sources have finally been released.

 

I had a Moto G v2 before this phone and it's a big step up from that, I just wish it came with Vanilla Android.

 

 

How have you found the glass on the front?  I'm concerned about it not being gorilla glass or something scratch resistant and therefore being damaged.

 

How has the camera been for you?  I'm currently rocking a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini which I need to replace and the P9 lite seems like a good replacement on paper.

 

Has the memory capacity been an issue?  I haven't found any 3gbs so far and it appears NZ has the 2GB supplied model... While that is almost 2.5x more than my current, I do wonder if it will be enough!


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  # 1648894 11-Oct-2016 09:00
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Benoire:

 

 

 

How have you found the glass on the front?  I'm concerned about it not being gorilla glass or something scratch resistant and therefore being damaged.

 

How has the camera been for you?  I'm currently rocking a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini which I need to replace and the P9 lite seems like a good replacement on paper.

 

Has the memory capacity been an issue?  I haven't found any 3gbs so far and it appears NZ has the 2GB supplied model... While that is almost 2.5x more than my current, I do wonder if it will be enough!

 

 

I think it's Gorilla Glass 4 but I've already managed to scratch mine when I was going through security at the airport and I put it in what I thought was an empty pocket of my backpack, you'll definitely want a screen protector for it. 

 

I've had zero problems with memory, I'm using apps like Plex or Spotify quite a bit and I never have slowdowns (unlike my Moto G). In fact the memory management in EMUI is a little too aggressive and tends to kill apps pretty quickly, you need to tweak the settings for some apps to let them stay in memory (this is apparently fixed in EMUI 5). I was also concerned about only 2GB of RAM before I bought it but for what I'm using it for it's not a problem. I'm currently getting 2.5 days battery out of the P9 Lite which is a lot more than the Moto G (little less than a day) so I'm very happy with it.


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  # 1648900 11-Oct-2016 09:05
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I watched the videos by this guy before buying the P9 Lite (especially the P9 Lite vs Nexus 5X speed test), he beats the absolute crap out of the phone in the some of the videos, here's his drop test:

 


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  # 1648901 11-Oct-2016 09:06
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meesham:

 

Benoire:

 

 

 

How have you found the glass on the front?  I'm concerned about it not being gorilla glass or something scratch resistant and therefore being damaged.

 

How has the camera been for you?  I'm currently rocking a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini which I need to replace and the P9 lite seems like a good replacement on paper.

 

Has the memory capacity been an issue?  I haven't found any 3gbs so far and it appears NZ has the 2GB supplied model... While that is almost 2.5x more than my current, I do wonder if it will be enough!

 

 

I think it's Gorilla Glass 4 but I've already managed to scratch mine when I was going through security at the airport and I put it in what I thought was an empty pocket of my backpack, you'll definitely want a screen protector for it. 

 

I've had zero problems with memory, I'm using apps like Plex or Spotify quite a bit and I never have slowdowns (unlike my Moto G). In fact the memory management in EMUI is a little too aggressive and tends to kill apps pretty quickly, you need to tweak the settings for some apps to let them stay in memory (this is apparently fixed in EMUI 5). I was also concerned about only 2GB of RAM before I bought it but for what I'm using it for it's not a problem. I'm currently getting 2.5 days battery out of the P9 Lite which is a lot more than the Moto G (little less than a day) so I'm very happy with it.

 

 

OK memory sounds good, I'm struggling with around 300mb of free memory on the Samsung at present so anything more will be very useful!

 

The glass isn't scratch proof, only the P9 and P9+ got that, but given you've already scratched yours... I'll have to think about this... I'm fairly careful with phones, but I'd rather not have to worry about it especially as my kids probably would try and peel the protector off!


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  # 1648911 11-Oct-2016 09:19
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Benoire:

 

 

 

The glass isn't scratch proof, only the P9 and P9+ got that, but given you've already scratched yours... I'll have to think about this... I'm fairly careful with phones, but I'd rather not have to worry about it especially as my kids probably would try and peel the protector off!

 

 

Looks like you're right, I've found some references to the 3GB overseas model having it but the 2GB model not, that's annoying (and explains how I scratched it). I'm going to try a tempered glass screen protector on it, see how that goes.


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