About Huawei P40 Lite - Review, Specs + more The Huawei P40 Lite is a very well-equipped 6.4-inch smartphone with Android 10. Although it's a "middle of the range" phone it's actually still quite a premium product, and Huawei have done it again with another knock-out performance. Contents Huawei P40 lite: at a glance Quad camera and SuperCharge Ergonomics of the P40 Lite How much does the P40 Lite cost in the UK? Our Verdict In terms of the price - if you're looking for something a bit more premium then check out the Huawei P40 Pro 5G. Huawei P40 lite: at a glance High-resolution display with integrated front camera Octa-core processor and 6 GB RAM Quad camera system, with 48-megapixel main camera No Google services The Huawei P40 lite is a harbinger of the new Huawei P40 Pro and is based on an Android 10 open source project from Android 10. It replaces the P30 Lite before it. But don't think it's the little baby of the family, because it packs a punch. Given the current siutation with Huawei and Google, the Chinese clearly felt they had to up their game. The EMUI 10.0.1 user interface has been placed over it and there is now no Google services here, as you may have read about. As with the Mate 30 Pro, you have to do without Google services (unless there is resolution with China, but this seems unlikely given the current climate). But you can still get round this - applications and games can therefore be downloaded and installed manually as an APK file or via the in-house App Gallery. In terms of system performance, this smartphone impresses with its HiSilicon Kirin 810 octa-core processor, which is clocked at 2.27 GHz, 6 GB RAM and expandable 128 GB device memory. With this in mind, there are numerous Google applications missing, including Chrome, Maps, YouTube, Gmail and the Play Store. There are plenty of other web browsers for Android, and Huawei has chosen to include its own as well as Bing, through which you can access YouTube, Gmail and Maps. Take that Google! Huawei also includes its own music and video players, plus a range of extras including a notepad app, weather app, translator, calendar app, a find phone app, Huawei Pay wallet and Microsoft Office. There's the useful Smart Remote, which uses an IR blaster on the top of the handset to control things like your TV. Let's not dwell on the lack of features, because Huawei have clearly decided to carry on regardless. Time will tell if it will pay off, but if the P30 Lite is anything to go by, then the gamble has worked. Quad camera and SuperCharge One of the highlights of the 183 gram Huawei P40 lite is the 4-way AI camera on the back. This is a main image sensor with 48 megapixels, wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle and macro lenses. The front camera installed in the display has a resolution of 16 megapixels. Videos are recorded in 4K at 30 fps. This smartphone is equipped, among other things, with an up to 400 Mbit / s fast LTE receiver, Bluetooth 5.1 and a USB-C interface. The 4,200 mAh battery is charged via this method too. This takes place with 40 watts and a maximum charging speed of 70% in 30 minutes. The rear camera panel is large and protrudes significantly. It is rectangular, in proportion to the backplate itself, with its Leica branding and other writing in landscape format, just like the Huawei branding on the main backplate. As a result, it all looks neat and tidy. Be aware, you will need a cover to protect that protruding camera! Ergonomics of the P40 Lite The button configuration is very good. The fingerprint scanner, built into the power button, is convenient to use while holding the device in both right and left hand. The volume key, respectively, is also in a convenient place. Due to round edges of the back plate, Huawei P40 Lite fits nicely in your hand. Naturally, with a diagonal of 6.4″ it will not be possible to fully control it with one hand, the dimensions will not allow it: 159.2 × 76.3 × 8.7 mm. But it is also not necessary to change the grip in order to reach the top of the screen. How much does the P40 Lite cost in the UK? At time of launch, the P40 Lite costs £599.99. That's quite a bit cheaper than the other 2 models in the P40 range. Our Verdict Huawei have brought some interesting new features to the P40 Lite, including a 90Hz refresh rate for the OLED display, a curved screen on all four sides, leading-edge cameras, and a backplate design that really does break new ground. Sadly, these features are not enough to earn the P40 Lite an unequivocal recommendation. That's because we don't know how far Huawei can take its AppGallery, or how long it will be before there's a critical mass of applications that will satisfy most users. This is all that holds the P40 Lite back: with Google Mobile Services on board, it would have been my handset of the year so far. If you want Google services then remember the P30 Pro still has it, and that is one of our best phones ever.