Huawei Mate 10 Lite Aims to Transform Midrange Phones

Living in Australia has its perks, with the most recent being almost exclusive access to the Huawei Mate 10 Lite. It’s no secret that this is the king of the midrange phones, so users are clamoring to get their hands on it. The Huawei Mate 10 Lite goes under the name Nova 2i and retails for AU$499 in Australia. There’s still no official release date for the US and UK, which has caused an interesting conundrum for consumers. Unwilling to wait, many customers are importing the phone from Australia.

Aussies may have gotten the first preview, but the Huawei Mate 10 Lite is ready to accompany users around the world. It’s a great alternative for those who don’t want to spend a fortune on a brand new Apple or Samsung phone. Despite being cheap, the Hauwei Mate 10 Lite doesn’t skimp on the features. It has four cameras and a brilliant display. This model still has enough charm to seduce hesitant buyers. To see if this smartphone really lives up to the hype, we tested it for a day. The Huawei Mate 10 Lite surprised us at every turn, so enjoy the most in-depth review online!

Exploring the Huawei Mate 10 Lite

Huawei Mate 10 Lite

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When handling the Huawei Mate 10 Lite, it’s hard to imagine that you are holding a budget smartphone. It’s heavier than most competitors and avoids feeling plastic to the touch. The 5.9-inch screen sports a delightful 2:1 ratio that accents the phone’s small bezels. Its 2,160 x 1,080-pixel screen remains exceptionally vibrant for a mid-range phone.

While examining the inner specs, the Huawei Mate 10 Lite doesn’t impress or disappoint. It sports 64GB of storage, which is more than any other budget phone. The smartphone is powered by Huawei’s estate-made Kirin 659 CPU, which is a mixed blessing. While it fell short on benchmark tests against pricier competitors, it still provides seamless browsing. This is a common theme throughout the phone, since every drawback has its advantage. Users can easily access social media and send texts without any sluggish backlash. The rear fingerprint sensor is extremely quick, while the cameras can lag.

Huawei Mate 10 Lite

Huawei outdid themselves with dual cameras on both sides.

Out of all the features, the dual cameras on both sides of the Huawei have stolen the show. This is the first big release with four cameras, which is creates a potential game changer. The Mate Lite is the only phone to boast 16MP plus 2 in the back and 12MP plus two on the front.

Unfortunately, this bold addition isn’t backed up by enough software. While the phone performs well in ideal light conditions, it quickly falls apart when challenged. High and low light situations create overexposure and grainy photos. Users can adjust the background blur, but this can’t save every photo. Even though it struggles, the Mate 10 Lite’s cameras still mimic the depth-of-field effects of a DSLR camera.

At the end of the day, the Huawei Mate 10 Lite rises to the challenge. It’s a quality mid range phone that has enough features to get users excited about its low price. While it won’t convert any diehard Apple or Samsung users, it’s a catchy option for those who want to save. For those who are on a tight budget, purchasing this phone for AU$350 is a wise investment!