Huawei Honor 9 Lite (4GB RAM, 64GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 11,823 onwards

launchJan, 2018

32.3

excellence score

75.4

value for money score

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Design

  • 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!
  • 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

Display

  • 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

Software

  • EMUI is pretty decent and has some nice add-ons to standard Android functionality, like split screen notifications, and dynamic fonts
  • The EMUI interface is now cleaner than before, but still not as simple and no-nonsense as stock Android

Performance

  • Good day-to-day performance backed by the solid Kirin 659 SoC (it's on par with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC)

Camera

  • Dual camera setups on both the rear and front sides make for some good bokeh shots
  • 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 a bit better

Battery

  • 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)
  • Takes a little over two hours to charge using the bundled 10W charger - fast charging support would have been a nice-to-have

More

  • 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

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Huawei Honor 9 Lite (4GB RAM, 64GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.65 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2160 pixels (~ 427 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • FullView Display
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Sensors
  • G-sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Notification Light
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.36 GHz, Octa Core, HiSilicon Kirin 659Ranked #43 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUMali-T830 MP2
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight149 gm
Thickness7.6 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (13MP + 2MP)
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Portrait Mode
  • Bokeh
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera13.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (13MP + 2MP)
  • Selfie Portrait Mode
  • Selfie Bokeh
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • 2.5D Curved Back Glass
  • USB On-The-Go

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