Huawei phone

Written & Edited By: Andrew Tropeano

The Chinese tech firm Huawei have slowly been building a fantastic reputation for their smartphones that offer all of the power of their more well-known rivals at a fraction of the price.

And that’s the thinking behind their latest mobile offering, the Mate 9 Lite. This quietly crept onto our shelves at the end of 2016 and delivers a mid-range price alternative to its more expensive sibling, the Huawei Mate 9.

That’s not to say that the Mate 9 Lite is short on impressive stats. It’s incredible to think that for just £259 you can pick up a mobile that runs a 2.1Ghz octacore Kirin 655 processor that can be supplemented with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage.

And the 5.5-inch touchscreen doesn’t fail to impress with the 1080 by 1920p resolution making sure that all of your movies and online gaming media are precisely rendered without too much unnatural screen glare. This is all the more important as even some of the latest updates of the slots games that have been featured at the New Jersey Online Casinos blog now feature full HD graphics and the Huawei Mate 9 Lite should easily be able to handle these advanced graphics.

However, the Mate 9 Lite’s biggest claim to fame is probably its camera options. As well as a decent 8-mega pixel front-facing camera, the dual-camera at the back can act as a depth sensor which can help you get that sought-after slightly out of focus look that’s such a big hit on all of the blogs.

So with all of these fancy new features, how is the Mate 9 Lite cutting corners in order to keep the price down? It’s certainly not the impressive 3,340mAh battery which should facilitate an arduous all-day gaming session.

And whilst the dazzling grey, gold and silver aluminium cases might not be to everybody’s tastes, they provide a sleek enough addition to current smartphone range.

So where the Mate 9 Lite seems to be making its biggest cutbacks is in regard to the operating software. Unlike its bigger brother, the Mate 9 Lite only offers the Huawei EMUI 4.1 operating system.

This operating system is similar to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow system which is a definite step below the Huawei Mate 9 but shouldn’t be too much of a problem if you’re just using your smartphone to read gaming blogs.

But for a cost-effective alternative to the likes of Apple and Samsung, it’s hard to deny the fact that the Huawei Mate 9 Lite is a great option.