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Huawei P8 Lite announced in the U.S. for $249

Huawei P8 Lite

The Huawei P8 Lite smartphone has just been announced for the U.S. markets carrying a price tag of $249. Speaking more about the reasoning behind the pricing, the company’s President of the American wing said – “End users should not pay for the company’s advertisement. Should not pay for the company’s sponsorship. Customers should pay for exactly what they are getting- the product.”

The P8 Lite comes with a 5 inch 720p display, an octa core Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable), 13-megapixel camera on the back, a 5-megapixel front camera, dual SIM support, Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Emotion UI and a 2,200 mAh battery. The smartphone clearly isn’t a monster as far as the hardware specs sheet is concerned and the pricing is indicative of that.

In terms of support, the handset will come with 2 years of warranty, live chat, customer service support and a localized repairing facility in the U.S. with free shipping.

However, considering that the American market already has smartphones from Blu that offer the same or better hardware for pretty much the same cost, we think the Huawei P8 Lite is priced slightly higher than it should be.

Source: Huawei

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  1. I purchased this phone (P8 lite) during a promotion Huawei was running. I have owned all the other flagship devices from the top company’s, including the S5, LG G3, HTC M8, MotoX 2nd gen., and one of Blu’s higher end devices that I can’t recall the exact model. I recently found myself shopping for yet another phone, a replacement for my malfunctioning S5. When I came across the promotional offer Huawei was having, and I simply could not pass it up. I received $50 off the list price, a free phone case, a free Bluetooth Stereo Speaker, a $50 unlimited talk/text/data service card from NET 10, as well as free shipping. The final price was $219.00. Considering I am a previous owner of some of the most recognized flagship devices, Huawei was going to have some pretty big shoes to fill. However after having purchased a Blu product, and returning it in less than 24 hours, my expectations remained somewhat low. Much to my surprise, and my delight, the P8 lite knocked my socks off. It is literally the smartphone I have been waiting for. I’m not one to root my phone. For the simple reason that I find the warranty is more valuable than anything rooting the device can provide me. So, when I’m shopping for a new device one of the major things I am looking for is one with minimal bloatwear. I don’t want a device that is laggy because it has been preloaded with a ton of unwanted, obsolete apps. Hense why I began purchasing my devises directly from the manufacturer itself. This way it leaves out the middleman carrier out of the equation, and most importantly all the apps they ad to the device. This doesn’t resolve the problem completely however, and with some, not at all. For example the 2nd gen. MotoX was marketed to be sold through Motorola without the annoying bloatwear. Aside from a couple preloaded apps that, unless rooted, I am forever stuck with, the MotoX came as bearboned as possible. As did the P8 lite, and the Blu even more so. Unfortunately, I have never found that this makes an obvious difference in the performance of the phone. Untiln

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