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Huawei P20 Lite: Unboxing and First Impressions

Huawei P20 Lite has arrived with us, view the complete unboxing experience of the smartphone right ahead along with initial impressions. The new P20 series from Huawei has caused a huge stir in the Android smartphone market. The top range, P20 Pro has brought amazing camera quality whilst the entry P20 Lite has brought almost all flagship features in a very manageable price point. This post would not be limited to the P20 Lite unboxing rather we will also be sharing some of our initial thoughts on the smartphones as we know potential buyers are looking for all the feedback they can get.

The most prominent thing of the P20 Lite and P20 series as a whole, is the design aspect. P20 Lite features a boxy design with quite similar vertical dual lens camera arrangement on the back and a notched front display to reduce bezels. The front display is following the more recent 19:9 aspect ratio which makes the phone longer compared to generic 16:9 and grants more usability with one hand. Further, other hardware details include a full glass back, Octa-Core CPU and 4GB RAM standard. Let’s dive into the unboxing experience right ahead.

Huawei P20 Lite – Technical Specifications:

Find ahead detailed specifications for the Huawei P20 Lite.

Design:

  • Size 148.6m x 71.2mm x 7.4mm
  • Colors Midnight Black, Klein Blue, Sakura Pink, Platinum Gold

Network and connectivity:

  • 4G FDD: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20
  • WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n/a/ac, 2.4GHz&5GHz
  • Bluetooth®: BT 4.2, aptXTM, aptXTM HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB connector: USB Type-CTM
  • USB type: USB 2.0
  • USB features: OTG, Tethering, MTP, PTP, Charging

Performance:

  • Operating system Android™ Oreo
  • RAM 4 GB
  • CPU Huawei Kirin 659 (Four 2.36GHz Cortex A53 Cores, Four 1.7GHz Cortex A53 Cores)

Storage:

  • Internal memory 64GB
  • Dedicated MicroSD card slot

Display

  • 5.84 inch 2280 x 1080 LTPS TFT Display

Camera

  • Rear camera: 16MP f2.2 + 2MP f2.4
  • Front camera: 16MP f2.0, FF

Sensors

  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Compass
  • Fingerprint sensor

Battery and charging

  • Battery type 3000mAh, non-removable

Huawei P20 Lite Unboxing Video:

For 2018, Huawei has decided to stick with a standard box design for most of its smartphones. Similar to what we saw recently with the Y7 Prime 2018, P20 Lite arrives in a white box which has text printed on it. Despite our unit being the midnight black variant, the box had the names written in gold.

Right when you take off the top half of the box, you are immediately greeted with the smartphone itself. The P20 Lite is placed on a cardboard divider which separates the smartphone from rest of the accessories. As mentioned, our P20 Lite was provided in the Midnight Black color — you can opt with other colors such as Sakura Pink, Klein Blue and Platinum Gold. Right when you hold the smartphone, you feel this amazing finish of the glass back and grippy plastic chassis on the surrounding edge.

Taking a look at the box after we have taken out the phone, we are met with standard set of accessories. As Huawei P20 Lite supports USB Type-C, there is a standard Type-C cable. Surprisingly, also included is a fast charger travel adapter which conforms to Huawei’s fast charging standards and can be used with other fast charging compliant phones. Lastly, there is also a standard pair of earphones to get you started. Gladly enough, the brand hasn’t skipped on the headphone jack just yet with P20 Lite.

That’s all with the box, now going back to the P20 Lite, this smartphone really offers some amazing new features at a considerably affordable price. Being the entry level P20 smartphone, you get most of the P20 series design and hardware as well. The display is what will sell itself to consumers, being a 19:9 long display with a notched design, many users would welcome it as it seems similar to much, much expensive smartphones. The dual lens camera on the back is quite promising as well. We will be testing this phone out further and will share our full review quite soon.

Huawei P20 Lite – What’s Inside The Box

Ahead is the complete list of items that ship with the Huawei P20 Lite.

  • Huawei P20 Lite
  • Charger
  • Charging/data cable
  • Headset
  • Quick guide
  • SIM door key

Full unboxing pictures below: