Wednesday, 19th April, 2017 - 09:30
Let’s not kid ourselves; smartphones are not cheap! For a box fresh device that’s not been on the market very long you’ll have to be willing to part with more than £500.
Huawei’s latest offering, the Huawei P10, is currently £549 and the Plus model is priced at an eye-watering £649. Thankfully, for Huawei fans, they have ‘lite’ versions – all lower case to make a point – with the aim of providing high-end smartphones to the financially restricted.
To summarise, the lite model is the same as the original but for half the price. The reason it’s so cheap is because some corners have been cut and some of the tech has been either shrunk or dialled down a little. Ironically the screen is actually bigger than the P10 at 5.2in.
If you want a mini P10 you’ll have to accept a slower processor, a smaller, less powerful battery and only 32GB models. There is also only a 12mp camera on the back instead of the Leica dual glass lenses on the P10.
However, it does come with the Knuckle Sense Technology that Huawei have been building up from their P9 model, which allows you to operate some features with your knuckles and the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back of the phone like most Huawei handsets.
It comes in a beautifully curved glass body, which is the vogue right now with smartphones, small bezels at the top and bottom of the screen and comes in colours ‘Graphite Black’, ‘Sapphire Blue’, ‘Pearl White’ and ‘Platinum Gold’.