Huawei P8 lite 2017 Sim Free £159.99 @ Carphone Warehouse
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Huawei P8 lite 2017 Sim Free £159.99 @ Carphone Warehouse

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Found 28th Sep 2017
5.2-inch Full HD display12MP camera16GB internal storageAvailable in black, gold and blue. Decent phone for the money. £40 cheaper than the p10 lite if you want to save cash.
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sam_of_london6 m ago

Waiting for Mate 10 with Kirin 970. The CPU in this phone is very poor



The CPU is not poor - it's a low to mid tier phone with a price to match. It's equivalent or better than the CPU found in phones like the Moto G (not Plus) range, for example.

And in terms of performance it's better than that found in the Honor 7 which was Honor's flagship 2 years ago.
sam_of_london9 m ago

Waiting for Mate 10 with Kirin 970. The CPU in this phone is very poor


How can you compare this with a £600 phone?
I have the previous model of the Huawei P8 Lite 2015 and the phone has been fine BUT the biggest problem is the battery life. With Bluetooth and Wifi enabled it now struggles to make it through the day. To replace the battery takes some skill and is best done by a phone repair shop as it is fiddly. This phone cost me £79.99 at carphone warehouse and to be honest i feel 100% increase in cost is not justified but dont get me started on iphone costs and as long as the mugs keep buying them they will not get cheaper and its on the back of these inflated prices that the likes of Huawei have bumped up their prices and of course the networks who want to leg everyone up with contracts. How can a phone cost twice or 3 times the price of a laptop, its absolutely ridiculous in my opinion.
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Waiting for Mate 10 with Kirin 970. The CPU in this phone is very poor
Interesting , so only differences between this and P10 lite are the Processor Kirin 655 vs 658 and RAM 3GB vs 4GB

What have i missed?
sikiliza692 m ago

Interesting , so only differences between this and P10 lite are the …Interesting , so only differences between this and P10 lite are the Processor Kirin 655 vs 658 and RAM 3GB vs 4GB What have i missed?



The 16GB vs 32GB storage, and the EMUI/OS version.
Edited by: "alg" 28th Sep 2017
sam_of_london6 m ago

Waiting for Mate 10 with Kirin 970. The CPU in this phone is very poor



The CPU is not poor - it's a low to mid tier phone with a price to match. It's equivalent or better than the CPU found in phones like the Moto G (not Plus) range, for example.

And in terms of performance it's better than that found in the Honor 7 which was Honor's flagship 2 years ago.
sam_of_london9 m ago

Waiting for Mate 10 with Kirin 970. The CPU in this phone is very poor


How can you compare this with a £600 phone?
alg12 m ago

The 16GB vs 32GB storage, and the EMUI/OS version.


Not bad considering the price difference....though i have feeling the camera might be sub-par at this price point...something has to give i suppose.
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To be honest it's not really the case, they are pretty much neck and neck
Edited by: "LazybeatX" 28th Sep 2017
sikiliza691 h, 39 m ago

Interesting , so only differences between this and P10 lite are the …Interesting , so only differences between this and P10 lite are the Processor Kirin 655 vs 658 and RAM 3GB vs 4GB What have i missed?


Wifi seems to include wifi ac on 10 lite and not 8 lite. Gyro. Fast charging. Cameras might be better on the 10 lite.
I have the previous model of the Huawei P8 Lite 2015 and the phone has been fine BUT the biggest problem is the battery life. With Bluetooth and Wifi enabled it now struggles to make it through the day. To replace the battery takes some skill and is best done by a phone repair shop as it is fiddly. This phone cost me £79.99 at carphone warehouse and to be honest i feel 100% increase in cost is not justified but dont get me started on iphone costs and as long as the mugs keep buying them they will not get cheaper and its on the back of these inflated prices that the likes of Huawei have bumped up their prices and of course the networks who want to leg everyone up with contracts. How can a phone cost twice or 3 times the price of a laptop, its absolutely ridiculous in my opinion.
Technoman2 wrote
dont get me started on iphone costs and as long as the mugs keep buying them they will not get cheaper and its on the back of these inflated prices that the likes of Huawei have bumped up their prices.

Totally agree, Dyson did the same with vacuum cleaners.
Bought the Huawei 10 lite last week from CPW thanks to a link on TCB for £200 Really impressed for the price. Camera not spectacular but acceptable Everything else very good imho
Technoman23 h, 26 m ago

I have the previous model of the Huawei P8 Lite 2015 and the phone has …I have the previous model of the Huawei P8 Lite 2015 and the phone has been fine BUT the biggest problem is the battery life. With Bluetooth and Wifi enabled it now struggles to make it through the day. To replace the battery takes some skill and is best done by a phone repair shop as it is fiddly. This phone cost me £79.99 at carphone warehouse and to be honest i feel 100% increase in cost is not justified but dont get me started on iphone costs and as long as the mugs keep buying them they will not get cheaper and its on the back of these inflated prices that the likes of Huawei have bumped up their prices and of course the networks who want to leg everyone up with contracts. How can a phone cost twice or 3 times the price of a laptop, its absolutely ridiculous in my opinion.




Iirc, the battery in the P10 lite is different type to the p8 lite. Having said that, the battery in my honor 7 was only marginally worse after 2 years of having it, so should be OK
Just be aware this version is not dual sim according to the cpw website and a few of there reviews. Pity as I'd be all over it at this price if it was dual sim. Unless someone can correct me?
Crossbow23 h, 13 m ago

How can you compare this with a £600 phone?

It won't sell for £600 . No one buys phones at RRP. But heard Kirin 970 is very good . Not like previous CPUs from Huawei.
sam_of_london45 m ago

It won't sell for £600 . No one buys phones at RRP. But heard Kirin 970 is …It won't sell for £600 . No one buys phones at RRP. But heard Kirin 970 is very good . Not like previous CPUs from Huawei.


How much will it sell for then - £580? Mate 9 still selling for £600 at CPW: carphonewarehouse.com/hua…tml
Crossbow21 m ago

How much will it sell for then - £580? Mate 9 still selling for £600 at C …How much will it sell for then - £580? Mate 9 still selling for £600 at CPW: https://www.carphonewarehouse.com/huawei/mate-9.html#!colour=grey&capacity=64GB&dealType=sf

Wonda mobile is selling Mate 9 for £407 including Vat
Wasn't this cheaper a few weeks ago?
sam_of_london29th Sep

Wonda mobile is selling Mate 9 for £407 including Vat


One website selling it for a better price doesn't mean anything.

Also, as has been said before, let's stop talking about a high-end phone on this thread as it has no link to this deal whatsoever.
sam_of_london29th Sep

Wonda mobile is selling Mate 9 for £407 including Vat


Yeah, like you'd risk £400+ with the likes of them with zero UK warranty

Find me a UK retail price with full warranty for less than £549: three.co.uk/hua…hly
sam_of_london28th Sep

Waiting for Mate 10 with Kirin 970. The CPU in this phone is very poor


You are wrong. I have this phone... Using for last 3 months. It's an excellent phone. Very fast, very fast fingers scanning, battery life excellent - one charge lasts approx 48 hours on moderate use. Only improvement I would have preferred is better camera.
I also had Lenovo p2 which had better battery life, but this is smaller and lighter which I prefer. Heard a lot about honor 6x-better camera, might give this a try soon.
I have never tried xiaomi redmi - I don't know if I should give this brand a try. Any comments?
Edited by: "urinthematrix" 1st Oct 2017
Totally agree - for me no probs with battery. Downsides for me is camera and inability to use sd card as proper internal memory as huawei have blocked the option.
sam_of_london28th Sep

Waiting for Mate 10 with Kirin 970. The CPU in this phone is very poor



CPU is far from poor. I have the Kirin 650 in my P9 Lite and its incredibly quick - likely due to Huawei doing very well optimising their UI. I'll take optimisation over raw (wasted) power because of an unoptimised UI. Basically the mistake Samsung had been making for years, but improved with the S8.
Gopher4228th Sep

Bought the Huawei 10 lite last week from CPW thanks to a link on TCB for …Bought the Huawei 10 lite last week from CPW thanks to a link on TCB for £200 Really impressed for the price. Camera not spectacular but acceptable Everything else very good imho

Yeah I got one too on that deal , not really used the camera yet , stepped up from p9 lite for the extra ram /ROM plus fast charge function and android 7 very happy and got £100 for the p9 lite so basically cost me £99 net only downside is csr racing 2 will not load on new phone so lots of emails hassle trying to get my profile back other than that it's a great handset and the case was less than a fiver on e bay 😊
The p9 lite was 125 at its cheapest that was over a year ago. Old tech at ripoff prices cold from me
Prices are dictated by supply and demand,simple.
pengwyn39 m ago

The p9 lite was 125 at its cheapest that was over a year ago. Old tech at …The p9 lite was 125 at its cheapest that was over a year ago. Old tech at ripoff prices cold from me


P8 lite is a better spec though.
Bought 2 weeks ago for £149 from CPW. Plus £10 TCB.
Spies5 m ago

P8 lite is a better spec though.


Only if you don't want the faster mobile internet speeds p9 lite was cat 6 LTE this is cat 4 and within a year everywhere will be on 4g+ ee
I had one and starts lagging and freezing. Badly on chrome and facebook. To take a picture after click camera icon I had to wait around 1 minute so I exchange for new one. New after few week start doing the same. For me was unusable and I return it.
pengwyn2 h, 14 m ago

The p9 lite was 125 at its cheapest that was over a year ago. Old tech at …The p9 lite was 125 at its cheapest that was over a year ago. Old tech at ripoff prices cold from me



You do know this a newer phone than the p9 lite?
alg9 m ago

You do know this a newer phone than the p9 lite?


I'm not disputing that it's still a reiteration of older tech than the p9 lite. When I get 4g+ from EE I will need cat 6 so I am going to cex for a p9 lite not this as I need it to take advantage of the faster internet speeds on my home mobile broadband
pengwyn3 h, 3 m ago

Only if you don't want the faster mobile internet speeds p9 lite was cat 6 …Only if you don't want the faster mobile internet speeds p9 lite was cat 6 LTE this is cat 4 and within a year everywhere will be on 4g+ ee


P8 Lite (2017) has the same LTE capabilities as P9 Lite. Perhaps you just had a quick look at GSMArena for this phone and saw Cat.4? But if you look at their spec sheet for P9 Lite it also says Cat.4, so it's incorrect.

notebookcheck.net/Hua…tml
"Huawei's P8 lite (2017) offers relatively fast LTE Cat. 6 at a maximum download speed of 300 Mbit/s"

The Kirin 655 (P8 Lite 2017) is essentially the exact same as the Kirin 650 (P9 Lite), except with a slightly higher clock speed. Both have Cat.6. : en.wikipedia.org/wik…con
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No screen oleophobic coating on this phone
Note, phone comes with stock 1Amp charger, takes an age. Buy a 2A from ebay for a quicker charge. My one also bought at 150 has a single SIM slot.
dreadzone1018 h, 53 m ago

P8 Lite (2017) has the same LTE capabilities as P9 Lite. Perhaps you just …P8 Lite (2017) has the same LTE capabilities as P9 Lite. Perhaps you just had a quick look at GSMArena for this phone and saw Cat.4? But if you look at their spec sheet for P9 Lite it also says Cat.4, so it's incorrect.https://www.notebookcheck.net/Huawei-P8-Lite-2017-Smartphone-Review.197724.0.html"Huawei's P8 lite (2017) offers relatively fast LTE Cat. 6 at a maximum download speed of 300 Mbit/s"The Kirin 655 (P8 Lite 2017) is essentially the exact same as the Kirin 650 (P9 Lite), except with a slightly higher clock speed. Both have Cat.6. : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HiSilicon#Kirin_650.2C_655.2C_658.2C_659


Sorry, I bow to your superior knowledge, thanks for that will get this phone now, still perplexed as to why call it 8 instead of 9 very confusing
pengwyn1 h, 34 m ago

Sorry, I bow to your superior knowledge, thanks for that will get this …Sorry, I bow to your superior knowledge, thanks for that will get this phone now, still perplexed as to why call it 8 instead of 9 very confusing


Huawei's naming is worse than Xiaomi's. At the top of GSMArena's P8 Lite page< it says: "Also known as Huawei P9 Lite (2017), Huawei Honor 8 Lite, Huawei Nova Lite, Huawei GR3 (2017)"

Greece has P9 Lite(2017)< whilst Singapore has Nova Lite< whilst Egypt has GR3(2017)< whilst Pakistan has Honor 8 Lite< whilst other countries could be any of those names
Should maybe check out this review if you're thinking about buying this. I don't have any experience with the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 but this guy normally does pretty good/honest reviews imho.
Edited by: "titan13" 8th Oct 2017
Masteryates29th Sep

Just be aware this version is not dual sim according to the cpw website …Just be aware this version is not dual sim according to the cpw website and a few of there reviews. Pity as I'd be all over it at this price if it was dual sim. Unless someone can correct me?


You are right. I tried this afternoon.
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