Tag Archive: Lite


Gionee Marathon M5 Lite with 4000mAh battery launches in India

Gionee has carved out a name for itself with its Marathon series, offering phones with large batteries aimed at delivering two days of usage on a single charge. The latest instalment in the series, the Marathon M5 Lite, is now live in India for ₹12,999 ($ 195), featuring a 4000mAh battery. You can even use the device to charge other smartphones.

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Huawei’s Black Friday savings include up to $100 off the Watch, $50 off the P8 Lite

Huawei is offering some Black Friday savings on both its Watch and the P8 Lite. The company is offering up to $ 100 off when purchasing the Huawei Watch today, depending on which configuration you opt to go for, as well as $ 50 off its entry-level P8 Lite.

Android 5.1 Lollipop update is rolling out to the Huawei P8 lite

The Huawei P8 lite launched earlier this summer with [Android 4.4.4 KitKat]/.(/kitkat) out of the box. In fact, we mentioned in our hands-on that we thought it was not excusable to release a new phone with KitKat. Now the company has started rolling out an over-the-air update for the unlocked smartphone that finally brings it up to Android 5.1 Lollipop.

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Head to head: ASUS ZenFone 2, Alcatel Idol 3 and Huawei P8 Lite

All three of these phones are great, but which one is the best of the best?

Nobody is happier about the way the inexpensive and unlocked phone landscape has improved in 2015 than we here at Android Central are. Well, maybe Google is — the best of the best all happen to run Android.

Motorola once ruled this entire space with the Moto G and Moto E, and while they were good phones (and still best  [Read More…]

2G-friendly Facebook Lite launches in India and the Philippines

Earlier this year, Facebook announced a lightweight version of its Android app, one tailored for 2G networks and in situations with inconsistent connectivity. The social networking giant has now launched Facebook Lite in India and the Philippines, with more markets set to follow over the coming weeks and months.

A quick look at the Qmadix X Series LITE for LG G4

Care for a dose of dual layers that still keep your LG G4 on the slim side? The X Series LITE case serves it up nicely.

The fine folks over at Qmadix sent us their popular hybrid case for the LG G4 for a test run, and after week of doing its duty, we were pleasantly surprised of the extra grip it provided next its protective design that left little to worry about in the case  [Read More…]

Facebook Lite for Android is now official, made for emerging countries with low bandwidth

Facebook Lite is a smaller version of the social networking app made for developing countries and markets.

After first being tested in a few countries in January, Facebook is now officially launching a new and smaller Android version of its social networking app called Facebook Lite.

Where to buy the Huawei P8 lite

The Huawei P8 lite, as it stands at the time of its launch in mid-2015, is one of the new breed of unlocked phones available in North America. It combines decent hardware and disappointing software with a price that’s tough to beat, given that you don’t have to pay it over 24 months, put off a quarter’s worth of dining out just to make up the difference. No, at $ 249 — like other phones in this space  [Read More…]

Quick Look: Qmadix X Series Lite Cover for HTC One M9

The X Series Lite Cover promotes extra protection with dual-layers and I.D.C. technology, leaving little to worry about.

Sure, your HTC One M9 comes with UH OH Protection, but for some of us — that’s just not enough. We decided to give the X Series Lite Cover from Qmadix a whirl to see how it fared with the HTC One M9, and whether it’s a viable solution against impacts.

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Facebook’s testing a ‘Lite’ app for emerging markets

Facebook has quietly launched a new and small version of its app called, appropriately enough, Facebook Lite. However, the app has been made and is currently only available, for a few emerging markets and is targeting low-end Android devices that are stuck on slower 2G networks where bandwidth conservation is a priority.