Huawei P9 Lite Sim free £199 GiffGaff
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Huawei P9 Lite Sim free £199 GiffGaff

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Found 14th Jul 2016
Huawei P9 lite at a glance

5.2" Full HD screen
13MP main camera
8MP front camera
3,000 mAh battery
Expandable memory (up to 128GB)
Octa-core processor
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Google Play Store
4G-ready
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i bought the gold model recently £200 unlocked awesome phone love it heat added
Is it worth roughly £100 more for the full P9?
Good phone, writing from it
the title needs amending as you need to purchase a goodybag with the phone not unless you already have one and are using giffgaff, the cheapest one is £10
jrawlins28

Is it worth roughly £100 more for the full P9?


Idk but this has a less powerful cpu and gpu and this doesn't have the dual rear facing camera's. So it can't take native black and white photos or do the cool blurred background effect thing. Apparantly this camera isn't bad though and the cpu and gpu is still a step up from the snapdragon 617 (like in so many midrange phones). The build on this has less metal but it apparantly still feels good.
jrawlins28

Is it worth roughly £100 more for the full P9?



Probably.
Twice the storage.
Much better processor
Better camera system
Better screen (marginally) with according to most reviews gorilla glass 4
Fast charging (when you buy the right adapter)
Better wifi
Gyro
Likely faster Nougat update
The P8 is way better than that, it was £150 at some point as I remember.
Pondlife

Probably.Twice the storage.Much better processorBetter camera … Probably.Twice the storage.Much better processorBetter camera systemBetter screen (marginally) with according to most reviews gorilla glass 4Fast charging (when you buy the right adapter)Better wifiGyroLikely faster Nougat update



When you put it like that I guess the extra is justified ha. P9 for me then I think
all reviews say p9 doesn't have fast charging, USB type-c connector is no guarantee of fast charge.
srennocks

all reviews say p9 doesn't have fast charging, USB type-c connector is no … all reviews say p9 doesn't have fast charging, USB type-c connector is no guarantee of fast charge.



People on the XDA-developers forum say that a Huawei 9V/2A fast charger works fine, better than the P9's own charger - something like this (used with a UK 3-pin adaptor).
Crossbow

People on the XDA-developers forum say that a Huawei 9V/2A fast charger … People on the XDA-developers forum say that a Huawei 9V/2A fast charger works fine, better than the P9's own charger - something like this (used with a UK 3-pin adaptor).



​same 9v/2a charger works fine on my moto g3 and does charge faster, but it's still not 'fast charge' as in 60-80% charge of battery in minutes rather than hours
srennocks

​same 9v/2a charger works fine on my moto g3 and does charge faster, but i … ​same 9v/2a charger works fine on my moto g3 and does charge faster, but it's still not 'fast charge' as in 60-80% charge of battery in minutes rather than hours



Possibly, that's why I used the word "better" to imply that's what it is over the standard charger.
srennocks

all reviews say p9 doesn't have fast charging, USB type-c connector is no … all reviews say p9 doesn't have fast charging, USB type-c connector is no guarantee of fast charge.



I based it on reviews that said the p8 mate fast charger worked. Though I can't find uk version now I've looked for one.

ebay.co.uk/itm…572

They said from 7%-80% in an hour.
Pondlife

Probably.Twice the storage.Much better processorBetter camera … Probably.Twice the storage.Much better processorBetter camera systemBetter screen (marginally) with according to most reviews gorilla glass 4Fast charging (when you buy the right adapter)Better wifiGyroLikely faster Nougat update



​All good points but my P8 hasn't even got Marshmallow yet and my gf's Honor 7 has, I'm not sure what their updating strategy is but I'm not sure their flagships get the best treatment like other OEMs.
I cant get broadband and rely on EE 4G.
Last year the local EE mast was upgraded to 4G double speed up to 60 mb DL when asked what hardware the engineers were installing on the mast "Huawei" is what they said.
My modem is also Huawei - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B013P15G4K/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Heat.



Edited by: "deany76" 17th Jul 2016
does this phone accept 256GB micro sim for Google Play Music offline listening?
thanks
parasitemol

​All good points but my P8 hasn't even got Marshmallow yet and my gf's H … ​All good points but my P8 hasn't even got Marshmallow yet and my gf's Honor 7 has, I'm not sure what their updating strategy is but I'm not sure their flagships get the best treatment like other OEMs.


Download the hicare app from Google play and request the update. I have been running it for over a month without issue.
Crossbow

Possibly best current P9 deal: Brand New Huawei P9 Titanium Grey 32GB - … Possibly best current P9 deal: Brand New Huawei P9 Titanium Grey 32GB - o2 Refresh - £288



There's another good deal around but depends on either the user of the phone being a low data user or needing a plan with low data for a someone in your family.

MobilePhonesDirect, http://www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk/contract-mobile-phones/huawei-p9
£16/month £19 Upfront with 300 Mins and 500MB data. £403 over 24 Months (excluding RPI increases).

Possible £30 Quidco.
parasitemol

​All good points but my P8 hasn't even got Marshmallow yet and my gf's H … ​All good points but my P8 hasn't even got Marshmallow yet and my gf's Honor 7 has, I'm not sure what their updating strategy is but I'm not sure their flagships get the best treatment like other OEMs.



You can update the P8 yourself huafirmware.com/hua…-p8
can it run pokemon go?
DigitalBath

can it run pokemon go?



Be a bonus if it can't....
Buy it from three for £21.50 a month first 6 months then £43 per month with 30gig internet with 30gig of tethering and 12gig per month internet abroad. Internet is 4g sometimes dips to 3g
not long before the recently announced honor 8 should be available, pretty much all the specs of the p9 and expected at the £250/£300 point (dependant on value of the £) might be a better option?
androidauthority.com/hon…06/
I'm stuck between this and the google nexus 5x, any advice?
Is P9 better than Xiaomi Redmi 3 3GB RAM 32GB ROM 16MP CAMERA £147?
spruceyb

There's another good deal around but depends on either the user of the … There's another good deal around but depends on either the user of the phone being a low data user or needing a plan with low data for a someone in your family.MobilePhonesDirect, http://www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk/contract-mobile-phones/huawei-p9£16/month £19 Upfront with 300 Mins and 500MB data. £403 over 24 Months (excluding RPI increases).Possible £30 Quidco.



​I got P9 a couple of weeks ago direct from three. £50 quidco, £11 for 6 months, £22 for 18 months, £99 upfront. Considering I was paying £10 month on giffgaff, phone works out at £271 for me. I like it a lot, very nice camera, good battery life, charging speed is fine. Just make sure you get a screen protector and rear camera protector.
endothecat

​I got P9 a couple of weeks ago direct from three. £50 quidco, £11 for 6 m … ​I got P9 a couple of weeks ago direct from three. £50 quidco, £11 for 6 months, £22 for 18 months, £99 upfront. Considering I was paying £10 month on giffgaff, phone works out at £271 for me. I like it a lot, very nice camera, good battery life, charging speed is fine. Just make sure you get a screen protector and rear camera protector.



​Upgraded from an LG G2. Fingerprint scanner is very good and installed Nova Launcher.
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I purchased one of these in gold last week. It's an awesome phone for the price. Well built, great screen and camera, no lag at all and no app issues. And yes the screen has scratch resistant glass and oleophobic coating too. Very very good phone no issues at all
Does this support adaptive storage?
parasitemol

All good points but my P8 hasn't even got Marshmallow yet and my gf's … All good points but my P8 hasn't even got Marshmallow yet and my gf's Honor 7 has, I'm not sure what their updating strategy is but I'm not sure their flagships get the best treatment like other OEMs.



Posted about the P8 MW update with full details on how to get it, including direct from the Huawei site, 4 months ago in your own deal thread:
Huawei P8 (not Lite) - Sim Free £149.99 @ Carphone Warehouse Clearance
jayg1

I'm stuck between this and the google nexus 5x, any advice?



P9 lite is much quicker,has a decent camera and rapid finger print scanner.BUT!You can have the Nexus 5X now for only £129 which an awesome deal for a stock android device.As far as I know the Android 7.0 will have a big improvement for the issues the Nexus 5x is facing now.Still there is no dubt i would go for the huwei p9 lite or the new honor 8 coming to UK next month.BUT at the carphone warehouse the deal for £129 with an o2 sim upgrade on pay as you go is unbeatable.There is no such a different between those two to pay the extra hundred quid.
shariifi

Is P9 better than Xiaomi Redmi 3 3GB RAM 32GB ROM 16MP CAMERA £147?



Note that there is a P9 & P9 Lite - 2 separate versions. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (the model I'm assuming you're referring to - also see 2nd & 3rd links below) is definitely better than the P9 Lite in most respects.

Whichever one you refer to, the Xiaomi cannot be beaten for sheer value - but, if anything goes wrong, one is likely to get much better & local support/warranty with a UK-based retailer/Huawei. And the Huaweis support all UK 4G bands.

The 3 above compared specs-wise here to see what feature each one has or may be missing.

The 3 similarly-named Xiaomi 'Redmi 3' models compared here

Edit: The £147 Xiaomi model you refer to, was actually just £122 a few weeks ago at AliExpress - so, if you choose it, definitely worth the wait to get it at that insane price again.
Edited by: "Crossbow" 18th Jul 2016
Crossbow

Posted about the P8 MW update with full details on how to get it, … Posted about the P8 MW update with full details on how to get it, including direct from the Huawei site, 4 months ago in your own deal thread:Huawei P8 (not Lite) - Sim Free £149.99 @ Carphone Warehouse Clearance



Bless you.
Thanks Crossbow.

The cheapest is £132 for Gold Redmi Note 3 3+32GB here
shariifi

Is P9 better than Xiaomi Redmi 3 3GB RAM 32GB ROM 16MP CAMERA £147?


Yes, of course, with a Huawei P9 you get 2 years warranty (vs no warranty with the Xiaomi), all 4G bands working, Gorilla Glass (the Xiamomi doesn't have Gorilla glass!), a chamce for Quick Charge, a much much better camera etc.
On a Xiaomi you will get a Chinese ROM tbat you need to fiddle with to replace and some spyware that may or not be eliminated if you have the time to instal different ROMs

It's time people face the truth, getting a phone from AliExpress 30 pounds cheaper is not worth it in the long run
thedon

not long before the recently announced honor 8 should be available, … not long before the recently announced honor 8 should be available, pretty much all the specs of the p9 and expected at the £250/£300 point (dependant on value of the £) might be a better option?http://www.androidauthority.com/honor-8-announced-702806/



​That sounds great, I had the Honor 6 and loved it. Might hold out for that over the P9
reggea86

P9 lite is much quicker,has a decent camera and rapid finger print … P9 lite is much quicker,has a decent camera and rapid finger print scanner.BUT!You can have the Nexus 5X now for only £129 which an awesome deal for a stock android device.As far as I know the Android 7.0 will have a big improvement for the issues the Nexus 5x is facing now.Still there is no dubt i would go for the huwei p9 lite or the new honor 8 coming to UK next month.BUT at the carphone warehouse the deal for £129 with an o2 sim upgrade on pay as you go is unbeatable.There is no such a different between those two to pay the extra hundred quid.


Where do you get the Nexus for £129

Car phone warehouse!

westonborn

Where do you get the Nexus for £129


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