Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy J6 (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone, but the Huawei Honor 9 Lite (3GB RAM, 32GB) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Samsung Galaxy J6 (3GB RAM, 32GB) might be a slightly better choice.

Huawei Honor 9 Lite (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Samsung Galaxy J6 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Huawei Honor 9 Lite Samsung Galaxy J6
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Excellence Score
30.6
31.7
Value for Money Score
76.4
72.1
Price ₹ 10,659 onwards ₹ 12,490 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2018 May, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.65 inches 5.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2160 pixels (~ 427 pixels per inch) 720x1480 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED, Infinity Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.36 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name HiSilicon Kirin 659 Exynos 7870
GPU Mali-T830 MP2 Mali T830
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/1.9 Aperture
Secondary Camera 13.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Dual Camera (13MP + 2MP), Selfie Portrait Mode, Selfie Bokeh, Full HD Video Recording LED Flash, F/1.9 Aperture
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 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 8.2 mm
Weight 149 gm 154 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3000 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
Other Battery Parameters N/A Video Playback Time: Upto 17 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features 2.5D Curved Back Glass; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration WiFi Direct
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)
  • Modern, fresh design with an almost bezel-less ‘Infinity Display’
  • Very good build quality
  • The rear is made of polycarbonate and feels premium
  • Despite housing a 5.6-inch screen, the device is compact and lightweight - you can easily use it with one hand
  • The 5.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED ‘Infinity Display’ is one of the best in this price range - makes for a good video watching experience - the AMOLED panel makes every thing look vivid and the viewing angles are decent too
  • Samsung's Touchwiz on top of Android is one of the more refined and neat Android skins, and has some useful add-ons like Samsung Pay Mini which makes digital payments easy and a Knox-powered ‘Secure Folder’ for you store to sensitive files
  • Smooth day-to-day performance, backed by a Exynos 7870 - should work well for most users, other than heavy gamers
  • Decent rear and front cameras, especially in daylight
  • Good battery life - the 3000mAh battery which will easily last a day for heavy users while average users can squeeze around 36 hours of battery life
  • Decent charging speed too - takes a little more than 90 minutes to fully-charge the device
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
  • The display resolution could have been better
  • The performance is pretty decent, but is not the best in this price bracket (that prize would go to the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro)
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