A responsive 720p display
The device's 5-inch screen has a 720p resolution. While that isn't as sharp as, say, 1,080p, it's pretty standard given its price point. The display is bright, has a wide viewing angle, and is responsive to the touch.
Slim, lightweight construction
The dual-SIM phone is an attractive and slim device. Available in black and white with either silver or gold accents, it has curved corners and a front and back side that lie completely flat.
Silver or gold metal trimmings
On the top and bottom edges are a 3.5mm headphone jack and dual audio speakers, respectively. The right edge houses a volume rocker and a power/control key below it.
Record in 1080p with the 13-megapixel cam
Editing tools for both the 13-megapixel rear camera and front shooter include seven Instagram-esque filters that you can preview in real time; a beauty meter that blurs lighting and softens focus; and the ability to record 10-second audio notes with a picture.
A 5-megapixel shooter in the front
The front-facing 5-megapixel camera can shoot in four different photo sizes and can flip images vertically.
Quick-launch the camera
You can launch the rear camera while the handset is locked by pressing the down-volume button twice.
Snapdragon 615 humming inside
The phone is powered by a nonremovable 2,200mAh battery and a 1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor.
Good, but not a total knockout
Despite its low price point, the P8 Lite isn't the best affordable unlocked phone. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, for instance, costs $250, too, and has a sharper 5.5-inch 1080p display.