Huawei Honor 8 Lite

price Rs. 15,685 onwards | launch May, 2017
magic score ?
85.5
excellent value for money
our verdict: buy
ranked
#1
of 76 phones in Rs. 15,000 - 20,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 6 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • The phone is a looker - sports a beautiful, premium glass body design - arguably, in this price segment, this is the best-designed phone that money can buy
  • There is no camera bump at the rear of the device which makes the back of this device seamless and comfortable to hold
  • There is also a fingerprint sensor at the back that nicely integrates with the body shell of the phone
  • Good 5.2-inch display - is bright and offers great viewing angles as well
  • Huawei's EMUI is significantly improved from before, and works smoothly - it also has some useful add-ons like floating dock, motion control, and one-handed UI
  • Good, solid performance throughout - has more than enough firepower that you'll need for your daily usage, with no heating issues, or app crashes
  • There is also 4GB RAM on offer and the RAM management on the Honor 8 Lite is better than many of its competitors
  • Decent rear camera - the camera app is easy to use and does offer some great software add-ons like HDR, Document Scan, Panorama, Light Painting, Time-lapse, slow-mo, watermark and Audio Note
  • The front 8-megapixel camera is pretty good too
  • Pretty good battery life - lasts the day even with heavy use

What We Didn't

  • Comes with a standard micro USB for charging and data transfer, instead of the more modern USB-C protocol on some of it's competitors
  • Doesn't support fast charging, which is again present on some of its competitors

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Geomagnetic Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.1 GHz, Octa Core, Kirin 655
GPUMali-T830 MP2
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)627 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)21.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight147 gm
Thickness7.6 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Continuous Shooting
  • Geo-tagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Scene Mode
  • 1.25 um Pixel Size Sensor
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 77 Degree Wide Angle Lens
  • F/2.0 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
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average brand rating
3.50/5
(Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Very Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys