Huawei P8 Lite 2017 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black/gold/blue - £149.95 @ CPW (just in stock in CPW - Amazon and Argos prices back up)
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Huawei P8 Lite 2017 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black/gold/blue - £149.95 @ CPW (just in stock in CPW - Amazon and Argos prices back up)

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Found 24th Oct
Seems like a decent mid-range phone at a decent price - sold and fulfilled by Amazon too - back in stock on Amazon. amazon.co.uk/Hua…017

Also available at CPW in gold or blue along with black (credit to helloyeah) - carphonewarehouse.com/hua…tml

Box ContainsPhone
Charger
USB Cable

Same price for black at Argos argos.co.uk/pro…945
54 Comments

Original Poster

Was looking for a family friend rather than myself this time - didn't end up getting the Huawei P10 plus in my other recent freezing deal for myself though, the power of HUKD compelled me not to do so...

Original Poster

looks decent in this review

3 GB RAM
Or
P10 Lite on Argos for £199
Edited by: "DeanoLfc5" 24th Oct

Banned

hot

Cpw too has it for 150£..for me the only let down is the 16GB ROM as these days min 32GB is required...

CPW

Original Poster

helloyeah7 m ago

Cpw too has it for 150£..for me the only let down is the 16GB ROM as these …Cpw too has it for 150£..for me the only let down is the 16GB ROM as these days min 32GB is required...CPW



Thanks have added to description!

Agreed re: the storage, but my current m9 (waiting for mi6 to arrive!) has a 64gb card in it to bolster the memory and the p8 lite 2017 also has expandable memory. Depends if you need it for lots of apps or if its removable media.

Only 1 left in black at this price (Amazon)
Edited by: "Gollywood" 24th Oct

166 now

Original Poster

gamer142 h, 5 m ago

166 now



Thanks; deal edited to reflect that

messiahcomplex86 h, 33 m ago

Lastly some specs: …Lastly some specs: https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_p8_lite_(2017)-8516.phpand vs its p10 plus brother (which is 80 quid more):https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8516&idPhone2=8598


P10 plus?

Original Poster

little_green4 m ago

P10 plus?



Typo, good spot!

Beware, freezing, phone bending and new update stops the use of moving apps to sd card.
Edited by: "eelvis" 24th Oct

Are you guys crazy to go with that stick for 150?

Currently looking for a new phone as lost mine and currently using an old broken one and trying to decide between this and the Moto G5, both of which look good in technicial reviews, but when you start looking and user reviews both have some issues, main one with this phone seems to be the fact you cant use SD card as internal storage. Any views on the better of the 2 phones? Is the SD card issue one that can be solved by someone not that technical?

Black Friday come early? That's a fantastic price!!

Wouldnt it be better just to get a P8? Not sure what the prices are at the moment but I picked one up last year for £150.

DeanoLfc59 h, 44 m ago

3 GB RAMOr P10 Lite on Argos for £199


Go for the P10 lite for the extra RAM and faster processor.

Would be so much hotter if this was Dual Sim.

For £150 though, hard to beat. Outstanding battery life.

I've had this phone about 6 months now. Overall it's very good but has a couple of downsides. EMUI can be very aggressive when it comes to killing apps. Make sure you go into Phone Manager>>>Battery and manually tick any app you don't want EMUI to kill. To be fair, the feature is useful for the most part but if you're listening to the likes of Spotify or the radio, the phone will kill these apps when the screen is off. On the plus side - having this feature does make the battery last a lot longer.

Another tip - make sure Chrome is not killed when the screen is off. I had a podcast app that I couldn't understand why it was shutting down despite being on the white-list. I emailed the developer and he recommended I add Chrome to white-list. No problems after that. Apparently this can affect other apps too so best to white-list Chrome.

As for the CPU - it can struggle occasionally and make the phone freeze, but not often.

I haven't tried yet but I imagine a custom rom would fly on this phone!

Hope this helps!

Failing to see how this isnt just a repackaged p9 lite which I got for this price 18 months ago from Vodafone. Thats not to say its not still a good price, things haven't moved on much in that time and it was a very good deal back then. My p9 lite is still running perfectly and I would have no hesitation in buying one of these or the the p10 lite for £50 more.

colsey8521 m ago

Failing to see how this isnt just a repackaged p9 lite which I got for …Failing to see how this isnt just a repackaged p9 lite which I got for this price 18 months ago from Vodafone. Thats not to say its not still a good price, things haven't moved on much in that time and it was a very good deal back then. My p9 lite is still running perfectly and I would have no hesitation in buying one of these or the the p10 lite for £50 more.


I agree, I got a P9 Lite for £140 as a secondary phone this year and I'm really impressed with it for the price! If it wasn't for the fact I need a flagship quality phone camera I'd have no issues using it as my daily driver.

Can the P10 lite be got anywhere for £200 the Argos deal is out of stock when you get checkout.

allen4640 m ago

Can the P10 lite be got anywhere for £200 the Argos deal is out of stock …Can the P10 lite be got anywhere for £200 the Argos deal is out of stock when you get checkout.


Carphone

helloyeah11 h, 39 m ago

Cpw too has it for 150£..for me the only let down is the 16GB ROM as these …Cpw too has it for 150£..for me the only let down is the 16GB ROM as these days min 32GB is required...CPW

32GB ROM would also be pretty useless...

would rather go for the Moto G5 3GB RAM.

Had one and it's a very nice and well made phone but I just couldn't get a day's use out of the battery

eelvis4 h, 41 m ago

Beware, freezing, phone bending and new update stops the use of moving …Beware, freezing, phone bending and new update stops the use of moving apps to sd card.

Have to echo this bought it last time 149.99 great at first but poor build quality/durability

DeanoLfc512 h, 24 m ago

3 GB RAMOr P10 Lite on Argos for £199




I went for the P10 Lite. An excellent phone and a bargain at £199.

Don't forget TCB on this, mine tracked at £10.

Gavin0125 m ago

Had one and it's a very nice and well made phone but I just couldn't get a …Had one and it's a very nice and well made phone but I just couldn't get a day's use out of the battery


Have exactly the same issue! 95% battery last night before bed, woke up and it's on 50% wtf!

Masteryates2 h, 41 m ago

Would be so much hotter if this was Dual Sim. For £150 though, hard to …Would be so much hotter if this was Dual Sim. For £150 though, hard to beat. Outstanding battery life.



Any tips to make the battery life better?

Definitely a great phone for the price. Got a P10 Lite recently as it had a bit better specs overall and felt a tad more solid. As I don't intend on buying one everyday, decided to spend a bit more for the better specced one. Would happily buy this if needed though. Felt solid enough, the P10 Lite just felt that bit better.

Looks better than the budget Motorola's as well IMO.

Zuulan20 m ago

I went for the P10 Lite. An excellent phone and a bargain at £199. Don't …I went for the P10 Lite. An excellent phone and a bargain at £199. Don't forget TCB on this, mine tracked at £10.


It's showing out of stock for me?

allen4616 m ago

£279?




Yes, unfortunately they increased the price back to £279 earlier this week.

Ilykthings1 h, 54 m ago

Have exactly the same issue! 95% battery last night before bed, woke up …Have exactly the same issue! 95% battery last night before bed, woke up and it's on 50% wtf!Any tips to make the battery life better?



I only had mine a day before I took it back. (a long story.) However, in that day, I had something like 2.5 hours of screen on time and the battery had only lost 23%.

akh466 h, 14 m ago

Currently looking for a new phone as lost mine and currently using an old …Currently looking for a new phone as lost mine and currently using an old broken one and trying to decide between this and the Moto G5, both of which look good in technicial reviews, but when you start looking and user reviews both have some issues, main one with this phone seems to be the fact you cant use SD card as internal storage. Any views on the better of the 2 phones? Is the SD card issue one that can be solved by someone not that technical?


I have a Moto G5 which I think is great. I came from an old Galaxy S2 though so everything has come along in leaps and bounds since then. Never checked out the other phone you mention so I can't compare which makes this is a largely pointless post.

PS. Moto G5 screen is made of rice paper instead of glass.

messiahcomplex815 h, 3 m ago

Was looking for a family friend rather than myself this time - didn't end …Was looking for a family friend rather than myself this time - didn't end up getting the Huawei P10 plus in my other recent freezing deal for myself though, the power of HUKD compelled me not to do so...

I bought a p10 plus in blue from cpw had wifi problems low score on benchmarks. Took it back. Waited a couple of months till the B162 firmware was released. Bought another one in black. Benchmarks were higher than the average for the handset and the firmware update had fixed all the problems. Really happy with the phone and got it for 499. Was only choice for me as I wanted expandable storage and IR blaster. Was a galaxy fan before but not impressed with anything after the S5.
Edited by: "nipstyler" 24th Oct

the non-lite p8 was this price at one point; this is quite a lot for a lower budget phone that's 2 years old.

upset.brown.pant11 m ago

the non-lite p8 was this price at one point; this is quite a lot for a …the non-lite p8 was this price at one point; this is quite a lot for a lower budget phone that's 2 years old.


it has 2017 in the title....it's the one that released this year

eelvis8 h, 34 m ago

Beware, freezing, phone bending and new update stops the use of moving …Beware, freezing, phone bending and new update stops the use of moving apps to sd card.

I have to agree phone freezes making it unusable. Camera can be incredibly slow to open at times also
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