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Vodafone
Huawei P30 Lite: 128GB
Peacock Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£12
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

Vodafone
Huawei P30 Lite: 128GB
Midnight Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£12
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

Vodafone
Huawei P30 Lite: 128GB
White Pearl
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£12
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

O2
Huawei P30 Lite: 128GB
Midnight Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£294
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

O2
Huawei P30 Lite: 128GB
Peacock Blue
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£294
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

O2
Huawei P30 Lite: 128GB
White
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£294
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

O2
Huawei P30 Lite: 128GB
Midnight Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£294
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

O2
Huawei P30 Lite: 128GB
Peacock Blue
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£294
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

O2
Huawei P30 Lite: 128GB
White
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£294
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

O2
Huawei P30 Lite: 128GB
Midnight Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 10GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£12
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

About Huawei P30 Lite - Review, Specs + more

Huawei P30 Lite - the quick facts

  • Intelligent camera assistant for realistic image results
  • Lighter than Huawei P30 and P30 Pro: 159g including battery
  • Slimmer case: 15.3 × 7.3 × 0.7 cm
  • Much cheaper to buy, but with less features
  • Looks almost exactly the same though

The 'simpler' P30 Lite model follows the normal methodology we see across the smartphone sector - take away some of the more expensive functions, and reduce the price. They haven't changed the design much though, unlike say the Apple equivalent the iPhone Xr which looks kind of ugly next to the range-topping Xs.

And we can see these changes everywhere, starting with the screen: the P30 Lite does away with the rounded display of the more expensive P30 versions and is instead equipped with a flat 6.15-inch display.

P30 Lite Design

Thankfully, Huawei has made very few cutbacks with the P30 Lite’s overall design. It looks just as fanciful as ever, and while it lacks the iPhone-like silver tinted edges of its siblings, the 3D curved glass rear is comfortable to hold and the iridescent, colour-gradient finish is stunning.

The back of the phone I was sent to review, for instance, nicely fades from an ocean blue to a dark, orchid purple.I'm confident in saying that the P30 Lite looks equally as eye-catching as the rest of the P-series lineup and could easily be mistaken for a phone that costs maybe two, or even three, times the price. Although, as is often the case with these lavish-looking, glossy slabs of aluminium, the phone does pick up smudges rather easily.

The triple camera array also manages to poke out far enough that the P30 Lite doesn’t sit particularly well on a flat surface.

P30 Lite - Display

Instead of the high-contrast OLED display with rich black levels, an ordinary LCD screen is used, which does not resolve to full HD plus, but in Full HD  only (2312 × 1080 pixels). While the P30 and P30 Pro's fingerprint sensor is built into the display, the Lite version's unlock feature is now on the back.

Neat camera system

There is also the triple camera system, giving you wide-angle shots that are recorded with a 48-megapixel sensor, while photos with ultra-wide-angle optics have an 8-megapixel sensor.

The third camera unit is responsible for the popular Instagram-style bokeh effect, which digitally simulates a shallow depth of field.

Instead of the AI-supported image stabiliser you'll have to make do with a conventional electronic / robotic one, which isn't so bad. In addition, as said above no 4K here, only a full-HD video mode is available. For selfies, the front camera boasts a rather generous 24 megapixels.

Under the bonnet

In terms of computing power, the P30 lite is slightly shorter than its more premium brothers - it's sorely missing the fast Kirin 980 processor, instead coming with the middle-of-the-range chip called Kirin 710. The operating system is Android of course - version 9.0 Pie but newer models will come preloaded with Android 10.

Gaming isn’t the P30 Lite’s strong suit. Despite Huawei’s marketing-driven waffle about enhanced gaming performance, the embedded Mali-G51 GPU isn’t really up to snuff and struggles to play some of the latest games on the Google Play Store at a decent frame rate. You won’t find any issues with older, simpler titles but don’t expect premium visual quality and silky smooth motion.

For most everyday applications, 4GB of memory will be enough for most users - ultimately if you're considering this phone then you're probably not what Huawei called a power user. 

Alternative models to consider

We really love this phone, but the sector is pretty crowded so you're spoilt for choice. A few suggestions of similar/related phones:

The internal memory provided for the software and personal data clocks in at 128 GB. In addition to 2x SIM slots for the dual SIM function, the conventional Bluetooth 4.2 standard and dual-band WLAN with NFC are also on board. You charge the battery via a conventional USB-C port. According to this review, you should be able to get 21 hours of usage on a full charge.

Conclusion

The cost of the P30 Lite is its biggest selling point - as we all know, the cost of ownership for high-end smartphones is going up and up, and the Samsung Galaxy Fold is about to set a record price when it launches in a few weeks...!

In these days of pricey phones, Huawei has done well to keep the cost down. The P30 Pro, its premium big brother, costs almost double the price of the Lite. Battery life isn't amazing, the display is only average and performance, particularly in 3D games, is a bit lacking, so while £399 is still something of a bargain, there are rivals that come impressively close for even less cash.

But if you're sold on the looks, want a flexible camera and know the full-fat P30 is out of your grasp, this is a great compromise.

Check the table above to compare monthly deals on the P30 Lite - starting from just £19.99 a month.

Huawei P30 Lite: Specifications

  • Case
  • Dimensions: 152.9 x 72.7 x 7.4 mm
  • Weight: 159 g
  • Operating System
  • Platform: Android
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Display
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2312
  • Performance
  • Memory Card:
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Autonomy
  • Talk Time: 21 hours
  • Stanby Time: 293 hours
  • Battery Capacity: 3340
  • Camera
  • Front Camera: 24 MP
  • Back Camera: 48 MP
  • Connection
  • Connection Type: LTE
  • GPS:
  • SIM Capacity: 2
  • Network
  • WIFI:
  • WIFI Hotspot:
  • Bluetooth:
  • USB:

P30 Lite Deals FAQs

The oneCompare robots are currently comparing 7378 Huawei P30 Lite contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):

  • Huawei P30 Lite deals on the EE network
  • Huawei P30 Lite deals on the Vodafone network
  • Huawei P30 Lite deals on the iD network
  • Huawei P30 Lite deals on the O2 network
  • Huawei P30 Lite deals on the Virgin network
  • Huawei P30 Lite deals on the Sky Mobile network

We'll shortly be adding Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and a few more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.

P30 Lite: What's the cheapest monthly deal?

The cheapest monthly cost for the P30 Lite currently is £10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay - if you are looking to spend about £100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the Huawei P30 Lite available right now via pay monthly. If you prefer to compare SIM Only plans and don't need a handset or device then click here to compare

P30 Lite deals: How long does delivery take?

If your device is in stock with the retailer, then most orders will be shipped by them within 24 hours so you could have your phone tomorrow morning. If it's a pre-order then we will let you know the approximate delivery date

Is SIM Only better for P30 Lite?

Generally speaking, SIM Only is cheaper but you don't have the benefit of paying monthly for your handset like the Huawei P30 Lite, so it only really makes financial sense if you are in the fortunate position to be able to buy the handset outright first. Yes, it works out cheaper overall if you can do that, at least nearly always - but it is really a personal preference. Find out more about SIM Only deals here

Not sure which mobile network to go for?

oneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Huawei P30 Lite ee contract or a Huawei P30 Lite Tesco Mobile contract?

The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear - oneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.

Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new Huawei P30 Lite contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.

A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signals across all major mobile networks within the UK.

So which network has the best signal?

According to Which?, in their recent research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.

EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!

oneCompare's extensive deals & contract database checks for prices and details on 7378 Huawei P30 Lite deals, covering 5 model(s):

So what are you waiting for - search for your desired Huawei P30 Lite handset colour, and perfect contract using our filters.

Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?

In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.

Out of our 7378 Huawei P30 Lite deals, our cheapest Huawei P30 Lite deal over the entire life of the contract is £288.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.

oneCompare's team have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM-free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.

A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a Huawei P30 Lite SIM Free phone would cost to buy i.e. this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront.

The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free Huawei P30 Lite handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Huawei P30 Lite Contract.

Did you know? You can compare SIM only deals from Sky, o2, Vodafone and all the other networks with oneCompare!

Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contracts, is to consider purchasing a pre owned Huawei P30 Lite phone from the likes of MusicMagpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.

What's in the box?

If you take out a contract on this device then Huawei will helpfully provide you with a charger, headphones, the device itself, and a few other things beside. See our full list of items below.

  1. Device
  2. Charging wire, UK plug
  3. Headphones
  4. USB Cabling
  5. Device
  6. SIM Card tool
  7. Quick-start booklet
  8. Warranty info

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