We were sincerely hoping that Huawei would announce versions of their high-end P8 and P8 Max for the US this morning at their media event, but that didn’t happen. Instead, Huawei announced the mid-tier P8 Lite. The P8 Lite is a nice looking smartphone with a metal construction, but it also has a glaring flaw-it doesn’t come with Android 5.0 out of the box. If you don’t mind running KitKat out of the box in 2015, then the rest of the specs are solid for a value phone. The phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 13 MP shooter on the back with 5 MP front-facing camera. You get 16GB of on board storage, but this phone does feature the ever-important SD slot. The display is 720p, so that is a bit disappointing, especially considering the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 has a full HD display for the same $249 price.
The good news is that Huawei is offering an excellent birthday bundle sale that also applies to the newly announced P8 Lite. If you buy a P8 Lite, Ascend Mate 2, or SnapTo smartphone from Huawei you will get a free portable bluetooth speaker, a $50 Net10 Airtime card, and $50 off your order! In addition, if you buy the P8 Lite, you also get a free snap-on case to protect your phone. The deal runs for 72 hours, so hit the link below if you’re interested. I decided to pick up a P8 Lite myself. You can get the P8 Lite, free bluetooth speaker, and free case all for $199. Even if you don’t use the Net10 airtime card, it is an affordable way to check out a Huawei device. Anyone interested in picking up a new P8 Lite or Ascend Mate 2 with this bundle?
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