Huawei P40 Lite Review & Price in Nigeria

The HUAWEI P40 lite is equipped with a Kirin 810 chip, which brings its own formidable arsenal of tech. The NPU is based on our Da Vinci architecture, and optimizes efficiency and AI processing. ISP + IVP image processing improves noise reduction and white balance, for a flawless performance, in whatever you’re doing.

There’s enough power under the hood of HUAWEI P40 lite to handle even the most demanding games. The new-generation GPU Turbo delivers HD graphics and high frame rates with no lag, so you get a smooth experience, even in the heat of the action. It also consumes surprisingly little power, so you can keep gaming for longer.

The forerunner of the flagship P40 lineup was announced quietly and the first pre-orders have already shipped, complete with free Free buds 3 at that. For this device coming in at this time is not the best timing for sure.

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The good news about the Huawei P40 Lite software package – is that it is EMUI 10 based on Android 10 OS. The bad news – there are no Google Play Services or Play Store, obviously this is no longer news anymore.

Huawei P40 Lite Key Specifications

Design : Front glass, plastic frame and back, 183g

Display : 6.4″ LTPS IPS LCD, 1,080 x 2,310px, 19:9 aspect ratio, 398 (PPI).

Operating System : Android 10, EMUI 10. No Google Services. Wide vine CDM L3 support.

Rear Camera : Primary – 48MP, 26mm, f/1.8; PDAF; Ultra wide – 8MP, 13mm, fixed focus, f/2.4; Macro – 2MP, f/2.4, fixed focus; Depth sensor – 2MP. Video recording up to 1080p@30fps.

Chipset : Kirin 810: octa-core CPU (2×2.27 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×1.88 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G52 MP6 GPU.

Front Camera : 16MP, f/2.0; fixed focus lens.

Memory Storage : 6GB of RAM; 128GB storage; NV card slot (hybrid)

Connectivity : Dual SIM; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0; NFC; USB-C, 3.5mm jack.

Battery : 4,200mAh, Huawei 40W SuperCharge.

Design & Display

The HUAWEI P40 lite design emphasizes the essential, with no unnecessary gimmicks. The body is crafted from four-sided curved glass, so it feels as good as it looks. The front camera sits inside the 6.4″ HUAWEI Punch FullView Display, so there’s no wasted space, just a whole lot of beautiful screen. And with a side-mounted fingerprint design, you can unlock it with a single touch.

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If there’s one thing better than a selfie, it’s an AI-powered selfie. The built-in front camera recognizes the lighting and shadows of your surroundings and uses this to produce selfies tailored exclusively to you. Take professional-looking portraits which accentuate the way you want to be seen.

Huawei P40 Lite has a lovely display on paper – it’s a 6.4″ LTPS IPS LCD unit with 2,310 x 1,080 pixels or 398 (PPI). The screen has a not so small punch-hole at the top left corner making way for the must-have selfie camera.

HUAWEI P40 lite comes loaded with the best interface yet, EMUI10. They’ve overhauled the design, with a cleaner, more intuitive layout and an elegant color scheme. Everything is just where it should be, and with natural transitions between menus, you can immediately get to where you need to be. Multi-task away!

Camera

Capture more of everything. With a 120°3 Ultra Wide Angle Lens, you get a better view of what fascinates you, and the 17 mm focal length captures 140% more scene. That means more neon in your cityscapes, more friends in your group shots, and more nature in your landscapes.

The world is full of beauty and wonder waiting for you to discover. With 4 rear cameras, HUAWEI P40 lite shoots wider, clearer, and closer than you ever could have imagined. Take cinematic portraits with the bokeh lens, then switch to the macro lens and snap super-detailed nature shots. All while using the same phone. It’s like having a professional studio in your pocket.

The f/1.8 big aperture and ½ inch larger sensor have been designed to let in extra light, so you don’t have to stop snapping, even when the sun goes down. Thanks to HUAWEI AI Image Stabilization technology, Handheld Super Night mode cuts through the noise and gives you greater dynamic range, for sharper, crisper photos.

Software, Hardware & Performance

A 2 MP macro lens brings you closer to your subject than you’ve ever been. Shoot from as close as 4 cm, and own the power to capture patterns and textures in phenomenal detail. From the dewdrops on a petal to the intricate markings on a butterfly’s wings, taking macro photographs is like discovering a secret world of detail.

The Huawei P40 Lite is the second smartphone we meet utilizing the HiSilicon Kirin 810 SoC – Huawei’s latest mid-range chip and we already know this one is a beast in the mid-range bracket.

On the software side, Kirin 810 chipset is manufactured on TSMC’s 7nm process and is a notable upgrade over the Kirin 710. It has a different octa-core processor with newer cores – there are 2x Cortex-A76 clocked at 2.27GHz and 6x Cortex A55 ticking at 1.8GHz.

The GPU though is probably the most interesting part – it’s a six-core Mali-G52 up from the 710’s four-core Mali-G51.

The dedicated bokeh lens harnesses the power of AI depth perception to create a shallow depth of field, softening the background and juxtaposing it with the sharp detail of your subject. Perfect for when you want to make things really pop.

The Huawei P40 Lite boots the new EMUI 10, which is based on Android 10. It was stripped of all Google services and has no access to the Play Store. Instead, Huawei offers its new proprietary Mobile Services complete with Huawei’s AppGallery.

The Huawei P40 Lite has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and it’s among the best in terms of speed and accuracy. Face Unlock is surprisingly not available.

Like all EMUI-driven devices, you can set up a magazine lock screen style that changes the picture every time you wake up the screen. Sliding from the bottom will bring out quick shortcuts to some commonly used utilities.

Battery Life

With its 4,200 mAh large battery, you’ll get through the day on a single charge.5 But even if you do forget to put it on charge during the night, don’t sweat it. Plug it in while you’re having your morning coffee, and it’ll be ready to go in no time, thanks to the TÜV Rheinland certified 40 W HUAWEI SuperCharge, which recharges up to 70% of battery in 30 minutes.

Unboxing The Huawei P40 Lite

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When the pack is opened, you know the Huawei P40 Lite retail box, and you will see the phone first. Underneath, you’ll find the 40W charger and a modified USB-C cable needed to make the 40W charging work.

Huawei also bundles a pair of headphones with a mic- yes, but still better than none right.

Huawei P40 Price & Availability in Nigeria

Huawei P40 price in Nigeria starts at (NGN) 300,000 naira upwards which will seriously be competing with the latest iPhone 11.

The android smartphone is expected to be released towards the last week of March 2020. Once that happens, you can be able to purchase it online from any popular e-commerce platform or mobile retail outlet close to you.

Wrapping up

With a camera this great, you’re going to need to store a lot of photographs. Fortunately, HUAWEI P40 lite is fitted with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB ROM large storage, so there’s enough space for all your snapshots, no matter how much of a shutterbug you are. The awesome memory also means you can run more apps at the same time, without affecting the running speed. You should definitely get it.

Chinedu Okeke

Chinedu is the founder of Nigerian Tech. He is a tech enthusiast who has the passion for emerging trends in the tech industry. He is also a professional web content developer.

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