Huawei P10 Lite Black or Gold - NFC, 32GB Storage, 4GB RAM, £249.99 @ CPW
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Huawei P10 Lite Black or Gold - NFC, 32GB Storage, 4GB RAM, £249.99 @ CPW

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Found 24th Jul 2017
Seems like a good price for a decent spec phone. Looking to replace my Honor 7 with another Huawei but wanted one with NFC and more storage and this seems to fit the bill.

I know that Huawei can be slow to release updates but I've not had many issues with my Honor as I've managed to run LOS on it.

£10 Quidco available too.

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Looks like a good deal. I’m using a P9 Lite as a backup and it’s the smoothest android phone I’ve ever had. I agree with the slow updates as mine is still waiting for nougat lol. Is LOS as smooth and quick as the stock firmware?
If this was nearer £200, I'd be all over it. For £250, may be more tempted by something like a used S6. Not hot or cold for me.
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leelukehope

Looks like a good deal. I’m using a P9 Lite as a backup and it’s the smo … Looks like a good deal. I’m using a P9 Lite as a backup and it’s the smoothest android phone I’ve ever had. I agree with the slow updates as mine is still waiting for nougat lol. Is LOS as smooth and quick as the stock firmware?


Yes LOS is very smooth, battery life could be better but I'm not sure if that's just due to LOS or the age of the battery, I suspect the latter
Bought their flagship P8 when it was brought out and the stopped updates after 11 months. Will never but another Huawei again.
is camera any good on this?
I'm tempted by one of these, as its comparable with the G5 plus but appears to have a compass built in.

I'm just waiting on details of the G5S due to be announced tomorrow (25th).
Are Huawei slow with the monthly security updates too or just the os? Anyone have any idea if this has gorilla glass?
awoo11 h, 11 m ago

Are Huawei slow with the monthly security updates too or just the os? …Are Huawei slow with the monthly security updates too or just the os? Anyone have any idea if this has gorilla glass?



I just spoke with Huawei support. No, it does not have Gorilla Glas
awoo34 s ago

Oh right thanks for that, I wonder what protection it does have then? I …Oh right thanks for that, I wonder what protection it does have then? I would be a bit worried about dropping it and it smashing...

thomvog1 h, 27 m ago

I just spoke with Huawei support. No, it does not have Gorilla Glas

​​​Oh right thanks for that, I wonder what protection it does have then? I would be a bit worried about dropping it and it smashing...
awoo

​​​Oh right thanks for that, I wonder what protection it does have then? I … ​​​Oh right thanks for that, I wonder what protection it does have then? I would be a bit worried about dropping it and it smashing...



Interesting reading about Hardness versus toughness on mobile screens is here "http://www.itworld.com/article/2833434/mobile/hardness-is-not-toughness--why-your-phone-s-screen-may-not-scratch--but-will-shatter.html". Huawei gives the p10 Lite a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness which should be Ok against scratching. You can buy a screen protector. Issue is the 2.5D double sided curve of the screen of the P10 Lite. Most protectors I can see on Amazon are slightly shorter because they don't follow the curve. By the way, on the Mohs scale Gorilla 2 gets a 6 and Gorilla 3 rates 6.7. Meaning, in any case you should be careful when you take a phone to the beach because there is no protection against quartz.
keifrb21 h, 51 m ago

Bought their flagship P8 when it was brought out and the stopped updates …Bought their flagship P8 when it was brought out and the stopped updates after 11 months. Will never but another Huawei again.


Had about 12 updates since I bought my P8 in Feb2016 from CPW - last 8 have been one every month. Latest security patch is July 2017 - view screenshot from my phone below. Most obtained via the free Huawei Firmware Finder app (your phone must not be network-branded & non-rooted for these updates to work):

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This or a G5+?
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robchester

This or a G5+?


I chose this as I thought the build quality of my Honor 7 was great, and having just received the P10 Lite I can confirm that the build quality is of the same high standard. Also this has a smaller screen than the G5+ which I prefer, and it has a compass which could be useful
dws199

I chose this as I thought the build quality of my Honor 7 was great, and … I chose this as I thought the build quality of my Honor 7 was great, and having just received the P10 Lite I can confirm that the build quality is of the same high standard. Also this has a smaller screen than the G5+ which I prefer, and it has a compass which could be useful



I'm wondering the same thing, g5+ is probably more likely to get updates and faster and has gorilla glass, but I don't think the design is as nice with the ugly camera bump on the back.
thomvog

Interesting reading about Hardness versus toughness on mobile screens is … Interesting reading about Hardness versus toughness on mobile screens is here "http://www.itworld.com/article/2833434/mobile/hardness-is-not-toughness--why-your-phone-s-screen-may-not-scratch--but-will-shatter.html". Huawei gives the p10 Lite a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness which should be Ok against scratching. You can buy a screen protector. Issue is the 2.5D double sided curve of the screen of the P10 Lite. Most protectors I can see on Amazon are slightly shorter because they don't follow the curve. By the way, on the Mohs scale Gorilla 2 gets a 6 and Gorilla 3 rates 6.7. Meaning, in any case you should be careful when you take a phone to the beach because there is no protection against quartz.



Thanks for this, I have thought the same thing about the screen protector issue as a friend has an s7 and can't get a glass screen protector to stay on because of the curve. I currently have a Samsung s5 which has I've dropped so many times but with a glass screen protector on and luckily it's not broken yet.
G5+ is currently £269 with additional £10 cashback via TCB or Quidco, whereas this is £20 cheaper. In the store, both looked to be impressive, with this probably slightly better designed. Camera seems to be better on G5+
robchester

G5+ is currently £269 with additional £10 cashback via TCB or Quidco, w … G5+ is currently £269 with additional £10 cashback via TCB or Quidco, whereas this is £20 cheaper. In the store, both looked to be impressive, with this probably slightly better designed. Camera seems to be better on G5+



Which one are you going for? I'm still undecided...
How does this phone compare to a Galaxy Note 4? Would it be a big downgrade? My Note has the dreaded motherboard issue and it's put me right off another Samsung - I was going to wait for the Note 8.

Whatever phone I replace it with it needs to have a great camera and i'm guessing i'm expecting too much at this price point?
Edited by: "Sp0oner" 27th Jul 2017
Sp0oner

How does this phone compare to a Galaxy Note 4? Would it be a big … How does this phone compare to a Galaxy Note 4? Would it be a big downgrade? My Note has the dreaded motherboard issue and it's put me right off another Samsung - I was going to wait for the Note 8. Whatever phone I replace it with it needs to have a great camera and i'm guessing i'm expecting too much at this price point?


If you look for a phone with good camera within a similar price range, than you could have a look at the Moto G5 plus.
Thanks but no compass rules that out for me.
Huawei are decent, have a P9 and a P9 lite.Updated firmware as had issues with camera,sorted now.Only issue i have is the "do not disturb" feature activates at random and also no notifications for threaded messages (P9) so have missed a few important messages.
Cheers OP! I ordered one for a family member. Tried it out at lunchtime and was impressed with it. Felt a premium handset and was nippy and also should last them a while. Just need to order them a glass screen protector and a slim case. Any recommendations?
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speedking

Cheers OP! I ordered one for a family member. Tried it out at lunchtime … Cheers OP! I ordered one for a family member. Tried it out at lunchtime and was impressed with it. Felt a premium handset and was nippy and also should last them a while. Just need to order them a glass screen protector and a slim case. Any recommendations?


This is the case I went for, it seems good, very slim and grippy enough.

For the screen protector I went for this one, fortunately it's a 2 pack as I messed up the first one, however I'm not all that impressed with it as it seems to be quite a bit smaller than it needs to be (to avoid the curved edges)
Cheers @dws199 I ended up getting a few bits from eBay. Will setup the phone over the weekend and handover.
awoo27th Jul

Which one are you going for? I'm still undecided...

Bought the g5 plus. Seems a decent phone but it is big. Screen smaller than old LG but handset bigger
Not sure how it compares with Huawei
Sp0oner27th Jul

Thanks but no compass rules that out for me.


If you view the full specs at Huawei, it does have a compass: consumer.huawei.com/en/…cs/

SENSORS: Fingerprint sensor, Gravity sensor, Optical sensor, Distance sensor, Gyroscope, Compass

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By the way guys, the Euro/Intl version is £211.95 at eBay (Irish-based sellers & returns/repairs to Manchester):
Seller 1: ebay.co.uk/itm…308
Seller 2: ebay.co.uk/itm…600
Edited by: "Crossbow" 31st Jul 2017
I still cant decide between this and the moto g5 🙄....
hotdealsareus1235 m ago

I still cant decide between this and the moto g5 🙄....

​What mobile do you currently use?
Crossbow6 h, 11 m ago

​What mobile do you currently use?

Sony Z3 from my last contract, I'm on sim only now and can't face using this phone anymore... 🙄
Edited by: "hotdealsareus123" 31st Jul 2017
I bought yesterday the gold version. Looks great. Interestingly, the cashier at CPW mentioned that Huawei would give a three month guarantee against damage of the screen. If there are any problems with the screen within this period, you would have to bring the phone to CWP. Screen replacement would be for free. I intend to verify this statement later today at a different CWP shop.
hotdealsareus12313 h, 36 m ago

Sony Z3 from my last contract, I'm on sim only now and can't face using …Sony Z3 from my last contract, I'm on sim only now and can't face using this phone anymore... 🙄


Specs seem fine, so is it faulty in some way?

Here are the side-by-side specs of the 3 in question: gsmarena.com/com…598

Have a careful look & see what most resembles your needs, plus anything you'll be missing from the Z3 (not much in it tbh!)

Btw, their physical sizes are quite similar (also use the Side by Side feature):
phonearena.com/pho…398

thomvog4 h, 4 m ago

...Interestingly, the cashier at CPW mentioned that Huawei would give a …...Interestingly, the cashier at CPW mentioned that Huawei would give a three month guarantee against damage of the screen. If there are any problems with the screen within this period, you would have to bring the phone to CWP. Screen replacement would be for free. I intend to verify this statement later today at a different CWP shop.


I believe this is something Huawei introduced with their previous series (P9) phones.
Crossbow9 h, 8 m ago

Specs seem fine, so is it faulty in some way?Here are the side-by-side …Specs seem fine, so is it faulty in some way?Here are the side-by-side specs of the 3 in question: http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?&idPhone3=8453&idPhone1=6539&idPhone2=8598Have a careful look & see what most resembles your needs, plus anything you'll be missing from the Z3 (not much in it tbh!)Btw, their physical sizes are quite similar (also use the Side by Side feature): https://www.phonearena.com/phones/size/Sony-Xperia-Z3,Huawei-P10-Lite,Motorola-Moto-G5-Plus/phones/8764,10455,10398I believe this is something Huawei introduced with their previous series (P9) phones.


Thanks crossbow, for the info... Tbh had problems with the Sony Z3 from the start, software problems, overheating from using a bit, low ring tone on maximum... Allways missed calls. Various speaker problems, really low muffled sound in general and on speaker phone can't t hear the person. Generally not a good handset I think.

This is the 2nd Z3 I've had the first was sent off to Sony with similar problems, they sent another phone back different imei number. Had the same issues with both phones.

Bit the bullet today and purchased the Huawei P10 lite from Carphone warehouse in the end. Staff in 2 stores suggested this over the Moto g5 +. Got to be better than the Sony Z3... I hope
Edited by: "hotdealsareus123" 31st Jul 2017
hotdealsareus123

Thanks crossbow, for the info... Tbh had problems with the Sony Z3 from … Thanks crossbow, for the info... Tbh had problems with the Sony Z3 from the start, software problems, overheating from using a bit, low ring tone on maximum... Allways missed calls. Various speaker problems, really low muffled sound in general and on speaker phone can't t hear the person. Generally not a good handset I think.This is the 2nd Z3 I've had the first was sent off to Sony with similar problems, they sent another phone back different imei number. Had the same issues with both phones.Bit the bullet today and purchased the Huawei P10 lite from Carphone warehouse in the end. Staff in 2 stores suggested this over the Moto g5 +. Got to be better than the Sony Z3... I hope



Did they give any reasons as to why they recommend it over the g5 plus? How are you finding the p10 lite?
awoo.....Staff handset preference i think, both stores didn't have the g5 in store anyway.. I saw the g5 in another carphone warehouse store i thought it was very big and had a protruding camera bump on the back.

Not tried the p10 yet... aesthetically it looks nice.... Also picked up the P8 lite for my son as a payg handset. Based on the recommendation of a friends daughter, who loves it.
Edited by: "hotdealsareus123" 1st Aug 2017
Crossbow30th Jul

If you view the full specs at Huawei, it does have a compass: …If you view the full specs at Huawei, it does have a compass: http://consumer.huawei.com/en/phones/p10-lite/specs/ SENSORS: Fingerprint sensor, Gravity sensor, Optical sensor, Distance sensor, Gyroscope, Compass -------------------------- By the way guys, the Euro/Intl version is £211.95 at eBay (Irish-based sellers & returns/repairs to Manchester): Seller 1: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122502531308 Seller 2: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302397468600




My reply was about the G5 plus suggestion!
Edited by: "Sp0oner" 1st Aug 2017
Can someone who has this phone please confirm how the dual sim works as from reading up it says they can't be used at the same time and I know nothing about dual sim not having had one before other than seeing that there are different technologies in use where some dual sim phones work differently to others in how the sims work together.
Looks like £299.99 to me
I spoke with Huawei support. Only P10 and P10 plus have three month free screen replacement. The sales rep at CPW was not correct.
Any one recommend a good slim waterproof case( if their is one?) for the P10 Lite.
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