Our Opinion

The Huawei Honor 9 Lite (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a significantly better phone than the Motorola Moto E4 Plus, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Huawei Honor 9 Lite (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

Huawei Honor 9 Lite (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Motorola Moto E4 Plus 
Huawei Honor 9 Lite Motorola Moto E4
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Excellence Score
29.5
22.2
Value for Money Score
72.6
69.1
Price ₹ 10,999 onwards ₹ 7,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2018 Jul, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 7.1 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.65 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2160 pixels (~ 427 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD, Oleophobic Coating, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.36 GHz 1.3 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name HiSilicon Kirin 659 Mediatek MT6737
GPU Mali-T830 MP2 Mali-T720 MP1
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (13MP + 2MP), Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Portrait Mode, Bokeh, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size, 78-degree Lens, Burst Mode, Panorama, HDR, Beautification Mode
Secondary Camera 13.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Dual Camera (13MP + 2MP), Selfie Portrait Mode, Selfie Bokeh, Full HD Video Recording F/2.2 Aperture, 1.4um Pixel Size, 74-degree Lens, Flash, Burst Mode, HDR, Beautification Mode
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.6 mm 9.5 mm
Weight 149 gm 198 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features 2.5D Curved Back Glass; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration Fast Battery Charging; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Looks stunning, with an beautiful glass-based build - making it stand out amongst the competition in this price range - an elegant and modern design, executed almost perfectly
  • The phone is also slim, compact, and pocketable - which, amongst a sea of mammoth phablets, is again a design choice that a lot of people will appreciate
  • Decent face unlock functionality - one of the cheapest devices right now to boast the same!
  • Very good edge-to-edge 5.65-inch full-HD+ screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio, and with good sharpness, and brightness levels, making it one of the best displays in this price bracket
  • EMUI is pretty decent and has some nice add-ons to standard Android functionality, like split screen notifications, and dynamic fonts
  • Good day-to-day performance backed by the solid Kirin 659 SoC (it's on par with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC)
  • Dual camera setups on both the rear and front sides make for some good bokeh shots
  • Decent 3, 000mAh battery under the hood - the phone will get through the day on a single charge (having said that, there are better battery life phones in this price bracket)
  • Pleasant design, sturdy build
  • Splash resistant
  • Quick and accurate fingerprint scanner
  • Mostly simple, stock Android experience, and the few software-addons that Motorola does add (Moto Display, Moto Actions) are always useful
  • Decent performance in daily basic use (although anything more than that will make it struggle)
  • Excellent battery life - comfortably lasts 2 days with moderate use - you can leave your charger at home!
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The glass based design means that if you drop it, you can do some damage to the device, so using a case would be a good idea
  • The EMUI interface is now cleaner than before, but still not as simple and no-nonsense as stock Android
  • While the cameras are good with bokeh shots, standard photography is average and could have had better detail, brightness and composure - in roughly this price range, you’ll get better photography from the slightly more expensive Xiaomi Mi A1, which uses its dual-camera setup more effectively and delivers on everyday photography better
  • Takes a little over two hours to charge using the bundled 10W charger - fast charging support would have been a nice-to-have
  • On the whole, while it's a good phone, this is a very competitive price range - the Xiaomi Mi A1, Moto G5S Plus and Huawei’s own Honor 7X will give the phone a tough fight - while Honor 9 Lite is arguably the best looking of all, it is not the most powerful of the lot, and the cameras, while decent, are not class leading
  • Display resolution definitely could have been better
  • Gets slow at times, when pushed with heavy apps - so its basically meant for casual use (think email/WhatsApp/Social Networking)
  • Average camera - pictures are sometimes fuzzy even in well-lit conditions
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