Huawei P9 Lite Price in the Philippines is Php 12,490 : Here Are Its Specs and Actual Unit Photos

As its name suggests, Huawei P9 Lite is the watered down and hence, more affordable version of the Chinese electronics company's 2016 flagship Android smartphone.

Huawei P9 Lite vs Huawei P9
Huawei P9 Lite and Huawei P9, respectively.

Priced at only Php 12,490, mid-level model Huawei P9 Lite lets budget-conscious consumers experience a handful of the features that are present on the much more expensive top-of-the-line release.

Huawei P9 Lite vs Huawei P9

For instance, P9 Lite's design language is largely the same as that of P9. And though it lacks a full metal shell, P9 Lite has an anodized aluminum mid-frame which somehow exudes the same air of elegance and durability.

Huawei P9 Lite
Users also get the same position of hardware buttons on the P9 and P9 Lite. Both the power button and volume rocker are on the right panel -- giving easy access using the thumb for right-handed users and the index finger for left-handed ones.

Huawei P9 Lite

Although P9 Lite is far more wallet-friendly, Huawei also managed to give it a Fingerprint Scanner at the back just like its more expensive siblings. This sensor lets you unlock the handset with but a touch of a finger.

Huawei P9 Lite Philippines
Both P9 and the Lite version are powered a non-removable 3,000 mAh Li-Ion battery pack.

Another thing that the Lite version shares with the regular P9 is its 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display, which looks clear, brilliant, and crisp when viewed from various angles.

Huawei P9 Lite Philippines

Now, let's talk about the high-end features that P9 Lite lacks in comparison to the flagship.

Huawei P9 Lite vs Huawei P9

The most notable exclusion on the Lite version is the powerhouse Leica-approved Dual Camera set-up, which is the biggest selling point of the Huawei P9.

Huawei P9 Lite

Nonetheless, when I got the chance to play with Huawei P9 Lite and its cameras during the device's launch last June, I found that both its 13 MegaPixel autofocus shooter at the back and 8 MegaPixel front cam for selfies are very reliable even indoors and in relatively low light conditions.

Huawei P9 Lite

Also, whereas Huawei P9 is equipped with the company's beastly HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset, Lite runs its EmotionUI-flavored Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with the a powerful HiSilicon Kirin 650 processor. Both the base version of P9 and P9 Lite, however, have the same 3GB of RAM delivering noticeably smooth multitasking experience.

Huawei P9 Lite
Another thing you'll miss on the P9 Lite is the USB Type C port of the flagship. The more affordable version still sports a microUSB 2.0 port (which could be a good thing especially when it comes cross compatibility).

Huawei P9 Lite

The other features and specifications of Huawei P9 Lite are pretty standard for a 2016 Android handset release by an international brand in this price echelon. It has Dual SIM Dual Standby capability, 16GB of storage that's expandable via secondary hybrid nanoSIM slot, and 4G LTE Cat6 support.

Huawei P9 Lite

Available in three colors - namely, Gold, Black, and White, Huawei P9 Lite is now available at all Huawei Concept Stores and authorized retail channels across the archipelago.

Considering everything that P9 Lite has to offer, I believe this model is a strong contender this year in the midrange price bracket. This one's definitely worth checking out.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Huawei P9 Lite
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions146.8 x 72.6 x 7.5 mm
Weight 147 grams
Available Colors Black, White, Gold
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Emotion UI 4.1
Display 5.2 inches (~69.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density), IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Octa Core HiSilicon Kirin 650 chipset = Quad-Core 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 + Quad-Core 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Mali-T880MP2 GPU
Internal Storage 16 GB, expandable via secondary hybrid nanoSIM slot supporting up to 256GB
Camera Main: 13 MegaPixels, 4208 x 3120 pixels, f/2.0, autofocus, LED flash, 1/3" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Front: 8 MegaPixels, f/2.0
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second for main camera, Full HD for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSPA+; LTE Cat6
GPS Yes, with GLONASS, BDS, and A-GPS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors Fingerprint Scanner, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Network 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100, 4G LTE LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 17(700)
SIM Card Type Dual SIM = nanoSIM + hybrid nanoSIM
Battery Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
Uptime TBC
Value-Added Features Emotion UI, Metal Mid-frame, Powerhouse Internal Hardware
Announcement June 2016
Availability June 2016
Price Official SRP: Php 12,490