While the P8 Lite has a lot of things going for it – namely, its attractive build and beautiful edge-to-edge display – it’s somewhat difficult to recommend it due to its very poorly-implemented Emotion UI. Rarely is Android skinned in such a user-unfriendly way, and the phone is unfortunately much weaker for it.
It gets plenty of points for its solid performance, good battery life, and its aforementioned build (and heck, even its respectable unlocked price). But when it comes down to it, usability is paramount to a good-quality smartphone, and the P8 Lite struggles in that department. So keep that in mind when considering this one.
- Sleek, clean-looking build
- Edge-to-edge display looks great
- Solid battery life
- Huawei’s Emotion UI is terrible
- Specs, while still decent, are frustratingly lower than larger model