In its price shelf, Huawei P40 Lite E offers a standard set of communication options. The smartphone supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks, it has Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi in the 802.11b/g/n standard, working in the 2,4 GHz channel, with Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot. What is more, it supports two SIM cards, VoLTE and has a navigation module based on GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou. From physical sockets there is a universal minijack and a microUSB one (USB 2.0, OTG) – I really did not expect this socket from a brand new smartphone, launched in 2020, even in the lowest price shelf.
The receiver can be found in the cavity in the upper frame, between the display and the upper edge of the phone. It is loud enough and it provides a clear sound during calls – I had no problems with hearing and understanding my interlocutors. The microphone catches the sound appropriately, though during a strong wind there were some distortions heard on the other side. Basically, I asses the quality of calls as a good one.
Memory and efficiency
Huawei P40 Lite E has 64GB of internal memory, out of which the user is left with around 52GB after turning the phone for the first time. But the smartphone can enhance this space by using microSD cards – drives of up to 512GB are supported.
The smartphone works well in most everyday activities. The CPU used in this model is the middle-shelf Kirin 710F (created in the outdate 12nm technology), supported by 4GB of RAM. I did not notice any lags or slowdowns while using most apps or the browser. Multitasking is not a problem, though we must remember that Huawei likes to kill apps working in the background, to increase the power saving. However, games quickly show that P40 Lite E is not a particularly good models for gamers. And not only because of the poor resolution. Asphalt 9 or Real Racing 3 can give us some nice time, but it is best to select medium graphic settings in order to ensure a better smoothness of the gameplay.