READ MOREThe P20 Lite is a clean phone that has a glass body encompassed in an aluminium frame. There’s an almost 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. It’s compact and easy to use with the curved edges helping it in how the phone feels in one’s hand. You won’t see any antenna lines at the back and even the front is almost bezel-less. At the first look you can see that Apple iPhone is something the P20 Lite want to be.
But it goes further than that. Having a glass back panel does give the P20 Lite a premium look but as is the case with this design aspect, it is a fingerprint magnet. And, of course, the first thing that comes to mind when you mention a glass back is iPhone. But, from here things get even worse: there is a notch on the 5.84-inch display - but there is an option to turn it off. We simply don't know what to say about that.
At the back, there is a vertical dual camera set up along with a fingerprint sensor which works absolutely fine. There’s a hybrid dual-SIM tray on the left of the smartphone whereas the right side sees the power and volume buttons. It is powered by Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor. There’s 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage expandable via SD card. The smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box skinned by Huawei’s custom EMUI 8.0.
Then there is a face unlock option. You guessed it: By looking at your screen for less than a second you can access your phone. "Built on complex algorithms and facial comparison data, the facial recognition feature ensures high-level security to guard against photo and video intrusion," says Huawei. We say, we don't even have to dig deeper: Huawei P20 Lite is such a pathetic and obvious iPhone wanna-be that it should be banned, that's clear intellectual infringement. ■