Huawei P9 Lite ( VNS - L31 ) 4G Smartphone Global Version  -  GOLDEN  3GB RAM 16GB ROM 13.0MP + 8.0MP Cameras £138.31 @ gearbest
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Huawei P9 Lite ( VNS - L31 ) 4G Smartphone Global Version - GOLDEN 3GB RAM 16GB ROM 13.0MP + 8.0MP Cameras £138.31 @ gearbest

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Found 15th Aug 2017
Use code HWP9L at checkout to bring price down to £138.31

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Huawei P9 Lite ( VNS- L31 ) 4G Smartphone 5.2 inch Android M Kirin 650 Octa Core 2.0GHz 3GB RAM 16GB ROM 13.0MP + 8.0MP Cameras Fingerprint Scanner
Main Features:
Display: 5.2 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels FHD screen
CPU: Kirin 650 Octa Core 2.0GHz
System: Android M
Camera: 13.0MP rear camera + 8.0MP front camera
Sensor: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, E-Compass, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Touch Sensor
SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby, Nano SIM / Nano SIM
Feature: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Bluetooth:4.0
Network:
GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz
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Good phone for price.

Thngs to consider

+ NFC
+ 1080p bright screen
+ Good processor
+ 3GB ram
+ Dual SIM
+ Band 20
+ Hauwei quality
+ Decent camera
+ Fingerprint scanner
+ Android M

- No gyro - no pokemon go
- No 5Ghz Wifi
- MicroSD + SIM shared.
- 16GB storage half used
Edited by: "Jellybeans" 15th Aug 2017
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Showing £167.52 for me?
no_Sunshine7 m ago

Showing £167.52 for me?


Have you entered code HWP9L at checkout
If its fully UK compatible is a good price for a great phone, Hot.

If not fully UK, then Cold.
BUCKUM216 m ago

Have you entered code HWP9L at checkout


Thanks. I must've missed that bit.
Masteryates38 m ago

If its fully UK compatible is a good price for a great phone, Hot.If not …If its fully UK compatible is a good price for a great phone, Hot.If not fully UK, then Cold.


Yes it is fully UK compatible it supports band 20 (800 MHz) also dual sim second sim slot either sim or micro sd card
Great stuff BUCKUM2

Might be useful to include this detail in the description. Hot.
Using my first huawei phone have to say excellent build quality and software, performance.
Good phone for price.

Thngs to consider

+ NFC
+ 1080p bright screen
+ Good processor
+ 3GB ram
+ Dual SIM
+ Band 20
+ Hauwei quality
+ Decent camera
+ Fingerprint scanner
+ Android M

- No gyro - no pokemon go
- No 5Ghz Wifi
- MicroSD + SIM shared.
- 16GB storage half used
Edited by: "Jellybeans" 15th Aug 2017
Jellybeans39 m ago

No gyro - no pokemon go


You don't need a gyro for Pokemon Go, you only need a gyro for the AR mode, which no one I know plays with anyway as it just slows things up, makes Pokemon harder to catch and kills battery life.

My wife ran PoGo on her Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 from US launch of the game until about a month ago with no issues and it has no gyro. I still occasionally use that old phone as a spare for it too.
The only thing which puts me off is the small battery on Huawei units. 3000mah...
mattu10 m ago

The only thing which puts me off is the small battery on Huawei units. …The only thing which puts me off is the small battery on Huawei units. 3000mah...

I've got the huawei p8 lite 2017 same battery size, all day battery life and some, phone running on nougat improves battery usage i think this model updates to nougat.
anyone knows how long it usually takes to be delivered?
Edited by: "xicosm" 15th Aug 2017
i have a p9 lite. Not a foreign import. Battery life is fantastic.
Corranga6 h, 32 m ago

You don't need a gyro for Pokemon Go, you only need a gyro for the AR …You don't need a gyro for Pokemon Go, you only need a gyro for the AR mode, which no one I know plays with anyway as it just slows things up, makes Pokemon harder to catch and kills battery life.My wife ran PoGo on her Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 from US launch of the game until about a month ago with no issues and it has no gyro. I still occasionally use that old phone as a spare for it too.



ok, reduced experience for this list too

phonearena.com/new…299
mattu6 h, 30 m ago

The only thing which puts me off is the small battery on Huawei units. …The only thing which puts me off is the small battery on Huawei units. 3000mah...



3000 is good. not great ok, and is non-removable, but better than most batteries sold in the uk and at least not as overrated as some chinese phones,
Jellybeans1 h, 22 m ago

3000 is good. not great ok, and is non-removable, but better than most …3000 is good. not great ok, and is non-removable, but better than most batteries sold in the uk and at least not as overrated as some chinese phones,

I'm just going off my honor 7 that has a 3100mah battery and I don't even get 3/4 of a day out of it and can't say that I abuse it really. Checking the specs of the two I can't see that much of an improvement to make me want the supposed upgrade to the p9.
korny28 h, 19 m ago

I've got the huawei p8 lite 2017 same battery size, all day battery life …I've got the huawei p8 lite 2017 same battery size, all day battery life and some, phone running on nougat improves battery usage i think this model updates to nougat.

I have this phone , battery doesn't last me all day but I use it a lot , no Nougat on it yet , I store apps on my SD card so memory is plenty , I use airplane mode to reduce charge time , all in all its a very competant phone feels premium to the touch good camera but one thing to note huawei factory fit screen protectors to thier phones Do Not remove it unless its broken as the screen will feel horrible to the touch if you do
Edited by: "harrerdarren" 15th Aug 2017
I know it would seem a foolish statement even 12 months ago but these days 16GB isn't really enough if you use your phone for anything more than texting and calling. A similar outlay for the Redmi Note 4 Global 4GB RAM/64GB ROM. It's not like you are getting a warranty with the Huawei either, is it?
Edited by: "bellboys" 15th Aug 2017
bellboys15 m ago

I know it would seem a foolish statement even 12 months ago but these days …I know it would seem a foolish statement even 12 months ago but these days 16GB isn't really enough if you use your phone for anything more than texting and calling. A similar outlay for the Redmi Note 4 Global 4GB RAM/64GB ROM. It's not like you are getting a warranty with the Huawei either, is it?


POST link mate sounds ds good
bellboys27 m ago

I know it would seem a foolish statement even 12 months ago but these days …I know it would seem a foolish statement even 12 months ago but these days 16GB isn't really enough if you use your phone for anything more than texting and calling. A similar outlay for the Redmi Note 4 Global 4GB RAM/64GB ROM. It's not like you are getting a warranty with the Huawei either, is it?

Its not difficult you set the phone up as normal then you switch storage to SD card before installing any apps ..I have a 32Gb card and its plenty probably have about 30 apps and quite a few albums on Google music not everyone needs 64Gig plus an SD card its horses for courses and yes I do have a huawei warranty ...still never needed it though plus I don't want a 5.5" screen either had an SU6 and a cubot dinosaur too big for my needs
Edited by: "harrerdarren" 15th Aug 2017
harrerdarren3 m ago

Its not difficult you set the phone up as normal then you switch storage …Its not difficult you set the phone up as normal then you switch storage to SD card before installing any apps ..I have a 32Gb card and its plenty probably have about 30 apps and quite a few albums on Google music not everyone needs 64Gig plus an SD card its horses for courses and yes I do have a huawei warranty ...still never needed it though




With regards to the Huawei warranty I was talking about if you buy from Gearbest there won't be a warranty, I probably didn't make it clear, apologies.
bellboys36 m ago

I know it would seem a foolish statement even 12 months ago but these days …I know it would seem a foolish statement even 12 months ago but these days 16GB isn't really enough if you use your phone for anything more than texting and calling. A similar outlay for the Redmi Note 4 Global 4GB RAM/64GB ROM. It's not like you are getting a warranty with the Huawei either, is it?

​i used my phone for much more than that and have no issue with 16gb memory
MonkeyG0D2 m ago

​i used my phone for much more than that and have no issue with 16gb memory




I think it all depends on how long you wish to keep the phone for. But of course each to their own.
They aren't kidding in terms of it being Lite with only 16GB of storage; notwithstanding SD card support which you lose with dual SIM usage.
Applesque really.
mattu10 h, 21 m ago

The only thing which puts me off is the small battery on Huawei units. …The only thing which puts me off is the small battery on Huawei units. 3000mah...


Don't be put off by the battery life on this phone. It's one of the best I've had.

It's either the processor or the software that's efficient or a combination of both.

It can easily last a day of heavy use or 2 days or more of moderate use.

I've owned Samsung Galaxy S7 and currently own Oneplus 3T and they both have bigger battery but sadly doesn't come close to it
Corranga12 h, 59 m ago

You don't need a gyro for Pokemon Go, you only need a gyro for the AR …You don't need a gyro for Pokemon Go, you only need a gyro for the AR mode, which no one I know plays with anyway as it just slows things up, makes Pokemon harder to catch and kills battery life.My wife ran PoGo on her Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 from US launch of the game until about a month ago with no issues and it has no gyro. I still occasionally use that old phone as a spare for it too.


No gyroscope means no VR.
Great phone but disappointingly not OTA official update to Nougat yet !
bellboys11 h, 11 m ago

I think it all depends on how long you wish to keep the phone for. But of …I think it all depends on how long you wish to keep the phone for. But of course each to their own.

​yeah true, I'm still on the first generation Moto g I got in 2013
Jellybeans15th Aug

Good phone for price.Thngs to consider+ NFC+ 1080p bright screen+ Good …Good phone for price.Thngs to consider+ NFC+ 1080p bright screen+ Good processor+ 3GB ram+ Dual SIM+ Band 20+ Hauwei quality+ Decent camera+ Fingerprint scanner+ Android M- No gyro - no pokemon go- No 5Ghz Wifi - MicroSD + SIM shared.- 16GB storage half used


Also doesnt have otg support, probably not a deal breaker for most. Ok phone preferred the smart ultra 6.
Edited by: "mcrobbj" 16th Aug 2017
I don't understand how Gearbest deals are allowed to be posted without including VAT and duty for items coming from China. They have a button to click labelled 'Tax Info' which pops up this: "ALL prices listed on GearBest exclude taxes, import fees, and customs duties. Customers may be subject to these fees." So, if your item is stopped during shipping you'll be charged VAT at 20% (£27.66 for this item) and, because the item is over £135, you'll be charged customs duty at 2.5% (£3.46 for this item). The courier may also claim a handling fee for dealing with customs for you (lets say £8).

So for this item the price quoted above is excluding about £40 that you might be forced to pay before your item gets to you. Is £138 a good price for this phone? Yes. Is £178? I don't know but it seems wrong to me to ignore the VAT, duty and admin fees.
kdk32 m ago

I don't understand how Gearbest deals are allowed to be posted without …I don't understand how Gearbest deals are allowed to be posted without including VAT and duty for items coming from China. They have a button to click labelled 'Tax Info' which pops up this: "ALL prices listed on GearBest exclude taxes, import fees, and customs duties. Customers may be subject to these fees." So, if your item is stopped during shipping you'll be charged VAT at 20% (£27.66 for this item) and, because the item is over £135, you'll be charged customs duty at 2.5% (£3.46 for this item). The courier may also claim a handling fee for dealing with customs for you (lets say £8).So for this item the price quoted above is excluding about £40 that you might be forced to pay before your item gets to you. Is £138 a good price for this phone? Yes. Is £178? I don't know but it seems wrong to me to ignore the VAT, duty and admin fees.


There is no import duty on mobile phones only VAT and courier charge
I've a four yr + old HTC ONE.
I think it's time to upgrade.
What are the best phones out there in this android market?
Mainly use phone for whatsapp, snapchat, browsing, betting, camera, casting from phone to android tv, Spotify.

Thanks
i have this exact model since july 2016. It's a fantastic smartphone, with premium quality materials and assembly. At this price it's a really good deal IMHO.

Among the already signaled caveats (no gyro, no 5Mhz WiFi) i'd consider the GPU unit, that's not exactly a "beast": if you're into heavy mobile gaming the graphics performances - albeit absolutely acceptable - could be disappointing.
Edited by: "babaz" 16th Aug 2017
ccw717 h, 18 m ago

Great phone but disappointingly not OTA official update to Nougat yet !



Well with no warranty? and with a bit of know how there's a few on XDA,funny thing on Huwei site there's a Nougat rollback software to get back to Marshmallow. forum.xda-developers.com/hua…ite
mattu15th Aug

The only thing which puts me off is the small battery on Huawei units. …The only thing which puts me off is the small battery on Huawei units. 3000mah...



The battery on my P9 lasts about 2 days, and yes I do use the phone. Have been really impressed with it.
Nice price was this in Carphone at its cheapest. Holding off though even though this is the cheapest cat 6 phone out their. Will wait for. Mast to go 4g+ and use cex hot though
ryan74 h, 17 m ago

I've a four yr + old HTC ONE.I think it's time to upgrade.What are the …I've a four yr + old HTC ONE.I think it's time to upgrade.What are the best phones out there in this android market?Mainly use phone for whatsapp, snapchat, browsing, betting, camera, casting from phone to android tv, Spotify.Thanks


I'm in an identical boat. Had my HTC One M7 since it launched 4 and a bit years ago. I went with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 as I hate charging my phone every night.
Jellybeans15th Aug

Good phone for price.Thngs to consider+ NFC+ 1080p bright screen+ Good …Good phone for price.Thngs to consider+ NFC+ 1080p bright screen+ Good processor+ 3GB ram+ Dual SIM+ Band 20+ Hauwei quality+ Decent camera+ Fingerprint scanner+ Android M- No gyro - no pokemon go- No 5Ghz Wifi - MicroSD + SIM shared.- 16GB storage half used

How is android m a plus? It’s out of date as soon as you buy it
i bought the p8 lutev2017 lately and the battery last up to 2 days for me. for comparioson with the same usage i wasnt even getting 14hrs from my lg g3. although th p8 lite is running nougat. hauwei skin also has a nice battery app where u can choose to close certain apps on screen off
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