In 2012 a Chinese brand was more than most had not heard, but in only four years China have climbed positions among the largest companies of the world. We speak, of course, Huawei, the company that today is the undisputed leader in its country of origin and threatens the throne of the top 5 world. The figures do not lie and Huawei is already the third mobile phone maker just behind Samsung and Apple , who threaten to unseat soon.
The company has achieved this privileged position based on what they do best: offer the best price very complete terminals, but there is more. Variety is another of the secrets of success and for example have mid – range, a segment nurtured as complete teams like Huawei P9 Lite . But the little brother of its flagship is not only, as there is other interesting or even more models. This is how Huawei want to do with the throne.
As mentioned, the average range of Huawei is one of the more numerous the mobile segment and Huawei Lite P9 its popular ambassador. The fact that this model will attract more eyes is obviously because it shares its name with the flagship of the brand, and that always counts. But Huawei not satisfied with that and its mid – range grows and grows.
We have recently seen how was born the new Nova Huawei , a terminal that despite being more expensive, also offers a lot for very little . It also has full HD screen, 12 megapixel camera with phase detection focusing, large battery and a premium design that does not go unnoticed up to -C comes with USB port as most top terminals.
But that is not all, Huawei also strong bet with his Honor series , where we find models of the stature of Honor in August , a team that comes even closer to Huawei P9 with this dual 12 megapixel camera, but yes, too price increases to 400 euros, as the new Nova.
In Honor series also we have veteran Honor 5X , a model he leaves the field of phablets with its 5.5 – inch panel but maintains a complete technical profile and, above all, conquering its price so tight. In the following table you can see all the technical differences and especially in price between these four models.
|HUAWEI P9 LITE||HUAWEI NOVA||HONOR 8||HONOR 5X||Honor 5X2|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||146.8 x 72.6 x 7.5 mm||141.2 x 69.1 x 7.1||145.5 x 71 x 7.5||151.3 x 76.3 x 8.2|
|147 g||146 g||153 gr||158 g|
|SCREEN||5.2 – inch IPS||5 – inch IPS||IPS 5.2 inch||5.5 inch IPS|
|Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels||Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels||full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels||Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels|
|424 ppi||441 ppi||423 ppi||401 ppi|
|PROCESSOR||HISILICON Kirin 659 octa core 2 / 1.7 GHz||Snapdragon 625 octa core 2 GHz||HISILICON Kirin 950 octa core 2.3 / 1.8 GHz||Snapdragon 616 octa core at 1.2 / 1.5 GHz|
|GPU Mali T830||Adreno 506||GPU Mali T880||Adreno 405|
|RAM||2/3 GB||3 GB||4GB||2/3 GB|
|MEMORY||MicroSD 16GB + 256GB||MicroSD 32 GB + 256 GB||32/64 GB + 256 GB MicroSD||MicroSD 16GB + 256GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|CAMERAS||Rear: 13 MP, f / 2.0, AF, LED flash, videos FullHD||Rear: 12 MP, AF phase detection, LED flash, videos 4K||Rear: Dual 12 MP, laser AF, LED flash, videos FullHD||Rear: 13 MP, f / 2.0, AF, LED flash, videos FullHD|
|Front: 8 MP, f / 2.0||Front: 8 MP||Front: 8 MP, f / 2.4||Front: 5MP, f / 2.4|
|CONNECTIVITY||LTE, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, fingerprint sensor, MicroUSB||LTE, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, fingerprint sensor, USB-C||LTE, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, fingerprint sensor, USB-C||LTE, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, fingerprint sensor, MicroUSB|
|BATTERY||3000 mAh||3,020 mAh||3000 mAh||3000 mAh|
However, despite having some of the leading panorama terminals, the supply of Samsung in the lower ranges is huge, and that is where sales are concentrated . Few users are willing to pay more than 500 euros or 600 for a phone and brands that ignore this fact (HTC said anyone?) Are condemned to the last positions of the top.
Huawei, however, understood this strategy perfectly and had demonstrated that it is the way to go. You can blame a terminal as the P9 Lite, which bears the name of its top end, not the undisputed king of its mid – range, but if not take double camera as shown in the Honor 8 still outperforming a more attractive price , especially now that takes time on the market and has dropped even more (cost 329 euros at launch).
Despite having a full offer, Huawei still has aspects that improve, and one of the weaknesses is the software layer . The company remains committed so intrusive that interface without application drawer that both exasperates lovers experience ‘stock Android’, but, make no mistake, not a serious problem for the ordinary user problem. However, if they continue on this path, and it seems that will be diverted, Huawei has them all along to overtake Apple in the near future and who knows if also Samsung in a few years.