Huawei Honor 8 Lite

price Rs. 15,685 onwards | launch May, 2017
magic score ?
excellent value for money
our verdict: buy
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
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Geomagnetic Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor2.1 GHz, Octa Core, Kirin 655
GPUMali-T830 MP2
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)627 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)21.00 hrs
Weight147 gm
Thickness7.6 mm
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
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
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