HUAWEI P8 lite 2017 - 16 GB, Gold or Black  @ Currys - £129.99 save £100
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HUAWEI P8 lite 2017 - 16 GB, Gold or Black @ Currys - £129.99 save £100

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Edited by:"deanos"Found 7th Dec
Top features:

- 5.2" Full HD display brings photos and videos to life

- 12 MP camera with LED flash to capture those memorable moments

- Powerful performance with plenty of internal storage space

5.2" Full HD display

The Huawei P8 lite 2017
features a 5.2" Full HD display and a slim metal frame, measuring just
7.6 mm in thickness. And with smooth rounded corners, it's comfortable
to use in just one hand - easily fitting inside pockets.

As the handset is SIM free, you can connect to any network on a contract or Pay As You Go deal.

12 MP camera

There's
a 12 MP sensor on board with Huawei's suite of innovative photography
apps built in. Whether you're snapping a quick photo of your breakfast
for Instagram, or shooting a dramatic panorama, you're guaranteed great
results.

Round the front there's a secondary 8 MP lens for
selfies and video calling. And as you can film in Full HD resolution,
your Snapchat Story will be completely high res.

Powerful performance

Under
the hood there's a powerful octa-core processor, responsible for
keeping everything moving. It's joined by 3 GB RAM, and a hefty 3,000
mAh battery cell - which is plenty of power to keep you going from dusk
till dawn.

30 Comments

Yeah amazing phone. I've had the 2015 version since release and still going strong

same deal posted but from CPW (same Company). Long thread about it - yes decent phone.

Really good phone , had mine well over a year , has taken plenty of drops and still going strong , wish it would update though !

Original Poster

i currently have a LG G2, would this be a decent upgrade ?, better than the cininese phpones that appear on here from Banggood ?

Thanks

deanos1 m ago

i currently have a LG G2, would this be a decent upgrade ?, better than …i currently have a LG G2, would this be a decent upgrade ?, better than the cininese phpones that appear on here from Banggood ?Thanks


Yes would be a good upgrade. Few more quid can you get p10 lite too.

Good phone?

That's for you to be telling us!!!

vassy113 m ago

Yes would be a good upgrade. Few more quid can you get p10 lite too.



i think the price of p10 has gone up

Definitely a good phone. Plenty of nice features and a decent camera, coupled with a 128gig SD and it's perfect. Certainly worth a buy at that price. Hot.

Original Poster

Gollywood22 m ago

Good phone? That's for you to be telling us!!!




well its a good price compared to elsewhere, good phone ? im not an expert

Does anyone know what size of sim card this uses?

burf1 h, 18 m ago

Really good phone , had mine well over a year , has taken plenty of drops …Really good phone , had mine well over a year , has taken plenty of drops and still going strong , wish it would update though !


I've got the 2016 version and it has an update about every 4-5 months, which I'm quite impressed with, maybe your phone is more up to date?

burf1 h, 21 m ago

Really good phone , had mine well over a year , has taken plenty of drops …Really good phone , had mine well over a year , has taken plenty of drops and still going strong , wish it would update though !



When you go into the update program have you tried selecting "full update package" from the menu?

Very good phone and good price. Really like mine #justworks

deanos1 h, 13 m ago

i currently have a LG G2, would this be a decent upgrade ?, better than …i currently have a LG G2, would this be a decent upgrade ?, better than the cininese phpones that appear on here from Banggood ?Thanks




It's all about risk and reward. Not saying this isn't a good phone at a great price but 130 quid buys you a far far better spec direct from China. BUT you have to be comfortable with lack of warranty and long delivery times (I am, BTW as in all my time 'smartphoning' I've never endured an in-warranty failure).
Edited by: "bellboys" 7th Dec

LittleBunny39 m ago

Does anyone know what size of sim card this uses?


It's more than likely 2x Nano, or 1x Nano and 1x micro (as the size of the SD card slot is slightly bigger, I can't remember if that needs a bigger sim or if they're both going to be Nano).

bellboys20 m ago

It's all about risk and reward. Not saying this isn't a good phone at a …It's all about risk and reward. Not saying this isn't a good phone at a great price but 130 quid buys you a far far better spec direct from China. BUT you have to be comfortable with lack of warranty and long delivery times (I am, BTW as in all my time 'smartphoning' I've never endured an in-warranty failure).


I agree with what you say, the issue I have is that other Chinese phones (i.e. not Huawei, Samsung, Apple, HTC etc, all Chinese made) do tend to be poor in one area (say GPS or Wifi) but this is a well-known brand, and you will have the warranty and speed of delivery.

Most times I'd be happy to wait for Gearbest or similar, and play the import duty roulette wheel, but in this case I think the UK-based benefits outweigh the China Specifications of say a Xiaomi.

My latest £125-ish phone for example has poor GPS-lock (Mediatek known issue), and looks not at all like it did on the advert, much more bezel than they showed, clearly photoshopped, naughty.

bellboys21 m ago

It's all about risk and reward. Not saying this isn't a good phone at a …It's all about risk and reward. Not saying this isn't a good phone at a great price but 130 quid buys you a far far better spec direct from China. BUT you have to be comfortable with lack of warranty and long delivery times (I am, BTW as in all my time 'smartphoning' I've never endured an in-warranty failure).


I'm on the same page but can't decide. What would you go for if you had about £130 burning a hole in your pocket pls?

I'm on Voda so clearly one that works on band 20 sounds like a must and nfc as I hate getting my card out

Not compatible with Fitbit though 😔

thelatics6 m ago

It's more than likely 2x Nano, or 1x Nano and 1x micro (as the size of the …It's more than likely 2x Nano, or 1x Nano and 1x micro (as the size of the SD card slot is slightly bigger, I can't remember if that needs a bigger sim or if they're both going to be Nano).


Thanks very much

thelatics4 h, 2 m ago

I agree with what you say, the issue I have is that other Chinese phones …I agree with what you say, the issue I have is that other Chinese phones (i.e. not Huawei, Samsung, Apple, HTC etc, all Chinese made) do tend to be poor in one area (say GPS or Wifi) but this is a well-known brand, and you will have the warranty and speed of delivery.Most times I'd be happy to wait for Gearbest or similar, and play the import duty roulette wheel, but in this case I think the UK-based benefits outweigh the China Specifications of say a Xiaomi.My latest £125-ish phone for example has poor GPS-lock (Mediatek known issue), and looks not at all like it did on the advert, much more bezel than they showed, clearly photoshopped, naughty.




That's why you should imo stick with Xiaomi and Snapdragon SOCs. The Redmi Note 4 4GB RAM/64GB ROM with 5.5 FHD screen, 4100mAh battery, SD625 SOC (very efficient) and full metal build can sometimes be had for about 15 quid less than this P8Lite with 3GB RAM/16GB ROM. SD cards are fine but nowhere near as fast as in-buit memory.
Edited by: "bellboys" 7th Dec

villageidiotdan17 m ago

I'm on the same page but can't decide. What would you go for if you had …I'm on the same page but can't decide. What would you go for if you had about £130 burning a hole in your pocket pls?I'm on Voda so clearly one that works on band 20 sounds like a must and nfc as I hate getting my card out




Without wishing to further derail the thread and be accused once again by the usual nutcases of being financially rewarded, I can tell you exactly what I would do because I bought the Redmi Note 4 4GB/64GB ROM Global Version (HAs Band 20) for 133 quid for my wife a few months ago direct from China. Interestingly, it replaced a Huawei P8 (full fat, not lite!) as it was struggling for storage space and battery drainage (small-ish battery). She now sometimes goes 3 days between charges. It's a brilliant phone for the outlay.

Edit: Just seen your must have NFC requirement so it's a no no. Better sticking with UK-sourced mobiles as the Chinese don't use NFC for payments. Apologies.I could be classed as old school when it comes to contacless payments because I even got my bank to cancel the ability to pay by contactless means. I simply don't get the thinking behind it - we go to chip and PIN for increased security then give every card/mobile the ability to just swipe a payment with no added security measures. just my personal opinion.
Edited by: "bellboys" 7th Dec

ws00756 m ago

When you go into the update program have you tried selecting "full update …When you go into the update program have you tried selecting "full update package" from the menu?


Yes tried that ,just get "no updates available"??

went to currys to get this phone they said it had gone up another 50 pounds so got another phone instead ripped off as it is still on offer

bellboys1 h, 11 m ago

Without wishing to further derail the thread and be accused once again by …Without wishing to further derail the thread and be accused once again by the usual nutcases of being financially rewarded, I can tell you exactly what I would do because I bought the Redmi Note 4 4GB/64GB ROM Global Version (HAs Band 20) for 133 quid for my wife a few months ago direct from China. Interestingly, it replaced a Huawei P8 (full fat, not lite!) as it was struggling for storage space and battery drainage (small-ish battery). She now sometimes goes 3 days between charges. It's a brilliant phone for the outlay.Edit: Just seen your must have NFC requirement so it's a no no. Better sticking with UK-sourced mobiles as the Chinese don't use NFC for payments. Apologies.I could be classed as old school when it comes to contacless payments because I even got my bank to cancel the ability to pay by contactless means. I simply don't get the thinking behind it - we go to chip and PIN for increased security then give every card/mobile the ability to just swipe a payment with no added security measures. just my personal opinion.


Thanks so much for the detailed reply and risking wrath! Hmm, I may be changing my mind on NFC....my card is always tucked under the cover of my phone anyway so it'd redundant lol

miriam.kittrick40 m ago

went to currys to get this phone they said it had gone up another 50 …went to currys to get this phone they said it had gone up another 50 pounds so got another phone instead ripped off as it is still on offer


Really? Still at £129 at their site and eBay

are these sim free or will lock you into the first sim that goes in?
Speaking of sims is it mini or nano?

Cheers

slliw3 h, 55 m ago

are these sim free or will lock you into the first sim that goes …are these sim free or will lock you into the first sim that goes in?Speaking of sims is it mini or nano?Cheers


If a phone is unlocked it will except any sim, sim free is the same thing I believe.

My gf needs a new dual sim so she can run her uk and danish sims on same phone, will this phone do it.? I am not very phone savvy...

burf7th Dec

Really good phone , had mine well over a year , has taken plenty of drops …Really good phone , had mine well over a year , has taken plenty of drops and still going strong , wish it would update though !


Is yours still on MarshM burf?

Purchased today for the mrs's Xmas box from Grantham CW cheers. I have the 2015 p8 lite and it's been a good phone. Not an s8 granted but perfectly adequate smart phone
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