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With a competitive price and appealing design, the Huawei P40 lite has attracted the interest of many South Africans.
Are you looking for an affordable smartphone and are interested in what the P40 lite offers?
We’ve answered some of the most common questions South Africans have about the device…
1. What is the Huawei P40 lite?
The P40 lite is the mid-range entry for the Huawei P40 series. It is smaller and more affordable than the P40 and P40 Pro, making it the perfect device for people who want quality on a budget.
2. What are the main P40 lite features?
The P40 lite has a 6.4-inch display, an octacore Kirin processor, 6GB of RAM, a quadruple-lens main camera, and a 4200mAh battery.
The quad camera setup of the main camera includes a 48MP wide-angle lens, an 8MP ultrawide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP bokeh lens.
The smartphone also has a 16MP front-facing camera.
3. Is the P40 lite dual SIM?
The P40 lite does support dual SIM functionality. Just make sure that when you buy it that you get the dual SIM version.
Telkom, Cell C, and certain open market retailers offer dual SIM P40 lite smartphones.
4. Is the P40 lite 5G compatible?
The P40 lite currently supports 2G, 3G, and 4G bands. If you need 5G compatibility, you can get the standard Huawei P40 or P40 Pro, which both support 5G connectivity.
5. Does the P40 lite have Android?
The P40 lite uses the EMUI 10 operating system which is based on Android 10.
6. Does the P40 lite have Google?
The P40 lite uses Huawei Mobile Services instead of Google Mobile Services. This means that Google’s mobile apps and the Play Store do not run on the P40 lite.
However, you can still log into the web versions of certain Google apps through your internet browser on the P40 lite. This includes Gmail, Google’s search engine, and YouTube.
Meanwhile, Huawei’s AppGallery offers many of your favourite apps that you’re used to and some handy Huawei-exclusive apps.
The Phone Clone app also lets you copy over most of your apps, like WhatsApp and Facebook, from your old phone to your P40 lite.
7. Does the P40 lite have wireless charging?
The P40 lite does not support wireless charging. However, it does support Huawei SuperCharge.
This 40W wired charging can charge your phone up to 70% in only 30 minutes.
8. How much is the P40 lite in South Africa?
The Huawei P40 lite’s price starts at R6499, depending on the retailer.
9. Where can I buy the P40 lite?
If you want to buy the P40 lite online, it’s available from Mustek, Cellucity, and Hicell Cellular.
10. Is the P40 lite worth it?
The P40 lite is a great option if you’re looking for an affordable mid-range phone with a premium feel that doesn’t rely on the Google ecosystem of apps.
At R6499, it offers great hardware at a competitive price compared to competitors.
This article is sponsored by Huawei.
Feature image: Huawei