If you are tired of paying higher data rates for your under-contract cell phone, then you might want to look at paying full price for an unlocked smartphone. But if a $500+ phone isn’t in your budget, you don’t have to buy a crappy cheap phone just to avoid making monthly payments; instead check out the $249.99 Huawei P8lite.
At this price you can’t expect absolute top of the line features, but the P8lite does have a 5″ 720p HD Gorilla Glass 3 display, an Octa-core Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 615 processor, ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity with support for all US GSM LTE bands, a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, along with a 2200mAh battery.
Not too shabby, right?
But even better, it is a dual-SIM phone, which means that if you are a frequent traveller or if you have two numbers, you now don’t need to carry two phones or give up your home line to save money in roaming areas.
Huawei P8lite Specifications
Size: (L) 5.63 inches x (W) 2.78 inches x (T) .30 inches, 4.76 Oz.
Color: Black or White
Display:5.0-inch, 1280×720 enhanced HD
CPU: Powerful Octa-core Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 615 processor
Operation System: Android 4.4.4 with intuitive and easy-to-use Emotion UI 3.0 interface
Memory: 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
Connectivity: Ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity with support for all US GSM LTE bands, Dual-SIM/SIM+Expandable MicroSD up to 32GB
Sensors: Accelerometer/ Proximity sensor/ Ambient light sensor/ Compass
Camera: 13 MP BSI camera+5 MP camera, Unique photo capture options including: All Focus: Change the focal point of saved images, Ultra Snapshot: access the camera instantly, even from sleep mode
Audio: *.mp3, *.mid, *.amr, *.3gp, *.mp4, *.m4a, *.aac, *.wav,*.ogg, *.flac, *.mkv
Emotion UI: HUAWEI EMUI 3.1
Battery: 2200mAh with ultra-power saving mode
If you don’t want to be locked into a two-year contract in order to pay off your phone, and if you don’t want to pay full price for a top of the line smartphone, then you may want to spring for the P8lite; it has enough features to make it a solid mid-level smartphone offering.
You can view a feature sheet on the Huawei P8lite [.pdf will open].