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Huawei P40 lite 5G Review

Huawei P40 lite 5G Review
Brand: Huawei
Category: Mobiles
  • CPU: Kirin 820 5G
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Display: 6.5 inches
  • Camera: 64MP+8Mp+2Mp+2MP
  • OS: EMUI

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Design 8 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Multimedia 10 / 10
  • Features 10 / 10
  • Connectivity 10 / 10
  • Call Quality 10 / 10
  • Usability 10 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10


  • Huawei P40 lite 5G has 6.5” IPS LCD display that can produce 16M colors with 84% screen to body ratio.
  • Huawei P40 5G lite is powered by Kirin 820 which is 5G enabled 7nm processor for an effective performance packed with 4000mah battery.
  • Huawei p40 lite 5G has a quad-camera setup with a 64MP main sensor with laser auto-focus and supports 40W fast charging to fill 70% under 30 minutes.

Product overview

Huawei P40 lite 5G is a mid-range premium smartphone that provides all the performance-optimized with the custom skin with a 5G enabled device at an affordable price range.

Huawei P40 lite has 6.5” IPS LCD display with rectangular design curves along with the corners of the phone with 84% screen to body ratio with punch-hole cutout on the corner.

Huawei P40 lite is powered with Kirin 820 processor which is built based on 7nm technology offering flagship performance right at your hands and the 5G connectivity increases the speed.

Huawei P40 lite 5G has a quad-camera system with a 64MP main sensor along with 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor, while the front camera is 16MP which sits in the punch-hole cutout.

Huawei P40 lite 5G comes with 3D textured glass on the back which gives glossy look and premium feel when you hold this device and comes all along with 6 gigs of RAM.

Huawei P40 lite 5G has a massive 4000mAh battery along with fast charging support up to 40W, even the phone also supports 5W reverse charging.

Detailed specification

Huawei P40 lite 5G is a budget 5G enabled smartphone with some cool specs packed with flagship performance at this segment.

Huawei P40 lite 5G comes with 6.5” IPS LCD with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels with a rectangular design and has 84% screen to body ratio with small punch-hole cutout on the left corner of the phone.

Huawei P40 lite 5G is powered with Kirin 820, its own processor with 7nm architecture with more battery efficient and powerful processor with 2.36GHz speed.

Huawei P40 lite 5G is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass on both front and backside with some nice & 3D texture which catches your eye at a glance.

You can use dual SIM with the SIM card slot provided on Huawei P40 lite 5G or you can use one Nano memory card to increase the internal storage, while the phone comes with 128GB storage with 6GB RAM.

Kirin 820 processor can handle almost everything you can throw at the processor, from heavy gaming to multitasking, you can enjoy the almost full-screen experience with HDR10 support to watch HD content on streaming apps.

Huawei P40 lite 5G has Mono speaker on the bottom which is loud & clear, while the earpiece is also clear in calling, you get the 3.5mm headphone jack which is not seen in this segment.

Huawei P40 Pro is packed with 4000mAh battery which is mouth-full for the phone to last for one day, you can fill 70% of the juice in under 30 minutes with 40W fast charging technology they are claiming.

This phone also supports reverse charging, so that you can charge other devices up to 5W, the NFC feature which is seen in premium devices is also there for secure payments.

Though you won’t get google services on this Huawei P40 lite 5G they provided their services like store and all others, EMUI polishes everything that runs based on Android 10.

Coming to the camera section in Huawei P40 lite 5G has 64MP Main sensor which takes some awesome shots with the finest detail with face detection with laser autofocus, there is an 8MP ultra-wide camera along with 2MP macro and depth sensor for bokeh effect.

Huawei P40 lite 5G can record 4K videos, to unlock this phone you have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor which unlocks very quickly, the front 16MP camera is a wide camera to take some good shots.


  • 5G in budget
  • 5mm headphone jack
  • 4K recording with quad-camera setup
  • 4000mah battery with 40W fast charging


  • Memory expansion only through NM cards
  • No IP rating
  • No Google services
  • No stabilization and 2MP depth & macro camera are not much useful

This Huawei P40 lite 5G is priced at 400$ while this is available in three different colors in a single variant that is 6GB RAM & 128GB.      

Plan for launch  

This Huawei P40 lite 5G is announced in May 2020 while the phone is launched in May ending 2020, and will be made available to the market in later quarters of the year after the manufacturing process.

Company details

This P40 lite 5G is developed by a company called Huawei technologies which is a Chinese MNC company, started in the year 1987 and grown as the global information and communication technology.

Huawei has more than 194000 employees and has its market in over 170 countries, they are serving over three billion people around the world. 

Huawei creates value for money products to its customers without compromising the quality to ensure secure and stable network operations to promote industry development.

Huawei ensures sustainable development with research and innovation by creating milestones every year with their technology.

Final Verdict

Huawei P40 lite 5G offers 5G enabled 7nm processor at affordable price range with some premium features.

Huawei P40 lite 5G comes with glass at back & front with some beautiful 3D texture which is eye-catching when you take a look at the phone once.

Huawei P40 lite 5G is powered with Kirin 820 processor which even can handle heavy usage with some slight heat and offer a premium experience, while the 4000mAh will keep the device alive at least for one day.

When it comes to charging you don’t need to worry, there is 40W fast charging support for Huawei P40 lite 5G to fill the battery tank almost 70% in under 30 minutes.

While this phone also supports 5W reverse charging which is great to charge other devices when you need, there is 3.5mm headphone jack which you won’t see in other devices at this price segment.

Huawei P40 lite 5G comes with a quad-camera setup with a 64MP main sensor that takes some beautiful shots with an improved laser focus system, you can also take macro & depth shots with the cameras.

Huawei P40 lite 5G also has NFC for secure payments, there is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for this device to unlock quickly.

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Huawei P40 lite 5G Review - Specs


Device Type Huawei
Model P40 lite 5G
Announced 15 May, 2020
Released 28 May, 2020
Status Available
Price 400$


Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Dimensions 162.3 x 75 x 8.6 mm
Weight 189 g
Protection Glass
Colors Crush Green, Space Silver, Midnight Black


2G Network GSM
3G Network HSDPA
4G Network LTE
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
Dual SIM yes


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 16M colors
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 405 ppi density
Touch Screen Yes
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Glass
Features HDR10


Audio Playback Yes
Video Playback Yes
Alert Types Push Notification
Ring Tones yes
Loudspeaker Yes


Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 64MP
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Camera Features LED flash, Panorama, HDR
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) LED flash


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 10
User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. EMUI
Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. Yes
Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Kirin 820 5G
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (1x2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 3x2.22 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.84 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Mali-G57
RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 6 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 128Gb
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.1, A2DP, LE
Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.


SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes
MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.


Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4000mAh
Placement Backside