Our Opinion

The Oppo K1 is a slightly better phone, but the Huawei Honor 10 Lite (4GB RAM, 64GB) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Oppo K1 might be a slightly better choice.

Huawei Honor 10 Lite (4GB RAM, 64GB)  Oppo K1 
Huawei Honor 10 Lite Oppo K1
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Excellence Score
32.3
36.6
Value for Money Score
79.2
76.6
Price ₹ 10,999 onwards ₹ 13,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2019 Feb, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android Q Android 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.21 inches 6.4 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 415 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type IPS LCD AMOLED
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display Super AMOLED, Waterdrop Notch
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 710Ranked #27 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 660Ranked #26 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G51 MP4 Adreno 512
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP 16MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 13MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length (wide); PDAF, 2MP: Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture; 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size; PDAF, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 24MP 25MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length (wide), 0.9um Sensor Size, HDR F/2.0 Aperture, 1/2.8" Sensor Size, 0.9um Pixel Size, HDR
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 512 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 8 mm 7.4 mm
Weight 162 gm 156 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh 3600 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 N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features NFC; Noise Filtration In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Eye-catching, premium dual tone design
  • Good ergonomics and nice grip
  • Fast rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Large, colorful, bright, tall display, with a minimal, drew-drop notch
  • EMUI is very customizable and feature-rich
  • Good overall performance backed by a Kirin 710 (similar to Snapdragon 660) - handles gaming and other heavy tasks with ease
  • The loudspeaker is loud indeed (although there is distortion at higher volumes)
  • Good battery life - with a 3400mAh battery, the phone lasts the day even with heavy use
  • Follows Oppo's recent aesthetics and design language with a striking gradient design at the back - the 3D injection-moulded back creates some cool effects when held against light
  • The plastic body is also well put-together and the phone has a good heft to it
  • The placement of buttons is also good and so is their build quality
  • The cheapest phone yet to support a modern in-display fingerprint sensor - which works reasonably well - in line with other in-display fingerprint sensor phones
  • There is also some solid face recognition - that tends to be a lot quicker and more convenient most of the time - it's very quick, and works in low light by bumping up the screen brightness to illuminate your face
  • Very good, crisp and vivid AMOLED display - produces bright, saturated, punchy colours - and sunlight legibility is also very good
  • The display has good touch response too, which was evident when typing
  • The large 6.41-inch display is pretty great for watching videos on - the large screen combined with the small water-drop notch at the top means there's plenty of screen real-estate available for use - the bezels are minimal as well
  • ColorOS has some useful add-on features like Game Space, Hyper Boost game optimisation feature, Smart Sidebar (pop-out tray for app shortcuts), Smart Scan (which lets you do some multi-lingual translations), and ORoaming (which creates a virtual SIM card with affordable data packs when you're overseas)
  • Excellent performance for the price bracket with the rock solid Snapdragon 660 - everything from daily use to heavy games is handled effortlessly - the phone also doesn't get too hot when gaming even for more than 30 minutes at a stretch
  • Decent dual rear camera at the back, especially in daylight - the main camera captures good details in close-ups - edges are well defined and colours aren't exaggerated - Landscapes also packed in a fair bit of detail, and HDR seems to do a decent job of balancing the exposure
  • The second 2-megapixel sensor at the rear is only used for edge detection when shooting in Portrait mode - it does a decent job with objects and people, with a few minor misses at times (however, the camera takes a while to focus in this mode, even when shooting in good light)
  • Decent 25MP selfie camera too - overall image quality is good in daylight, and skin textures look natural (with beauty mode turned off) - you can also have a background blur for selfies (but the edge detection isn't the most accurate)
  • Decent video recording quality at resolution of up to 4K - stabilisation is only upto 1080p though
  • Fairly loud speaker (though audio quality is average at best, sounding a bit tinny and one-sided, since there's only one speaker at the bottom)
  • Good battery life with a 3600mAh battery - for most users this will translate to well over a day's worth of actual usage
  • Overall, the Oppo K1 is a pretty decent choice in the competitive mid-range - you get a fast phone with a good battery life, a great AMOLED display, and a cutting edge in-display fingerprint sensor - though the low-light camera performance, and the lack of fast charging will leave you wanting more - whether it makes it to your shortlist might therefore depend on your priorities
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Plasticky build
  • Attracts fingerprints
  • Face unlock is not the most accurate
  • The UI doesn't feel as responsive or fluid as it should be - the Kirin 710's CPU is more than capable chipset so it's probably down to not-that-great software optimization (that will hopefully get corrected with updates)
  • Some of the default settings for screen timeout, and other aggressive battery saving measures that kill apps in the background are overdone - and you might need to tweak these manually
  • Average cameras at the front and rear
  • The rear dual camera setup struggles to offer much in the way of detail or dynamic range - photos can also occasionally suffer from excessive processing that makes their colors look overly saturated
  • Average portrait mode
  • No video stabilization and no 4K video recording
  • Average bluetooth performance - you will experience the occasional dropouts
  • Uses the old Micro USB port instead of the modern USB-C
  • No fast charging support
  • The Honor 10 Lite is a decent phone on its own, but will find it tough to compete in this price bracket - you want to instead look at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (great all-rounder), Honor 8X (extra screen space, the better battery life, and the more consistent camera performance), Xiaomi Mi A2 (Android One programme, much better camera), and the Nokia 7 Plus (Android One programme, better camera, better battery)
  • Like all glossy backs, the phone of course does pick up fingerprints quite easily, if you use it without a case
  • The phone also does feel a bit large when you hold it, so one-handed operation isn't very easy
  • On the whole though, ColorOS is still fairly clunky and there is stuff like ad notifications from Oppo's custom app store and custom browser, that will make you miss the simplicity of a more stock Android UI, if you have experienced that before
  • Average low light performance for both the rear cameras and the selfie camera
  • You can't use the shutter button several times in rapid succession to take multiple pictures as there's a wait of about a second or two before the camera processes your photo and is ready to go again
  • No fast charging support - takes about 2.5 hours to charge fully
Expert Reviews
  1. In an overcrowded midrange segment the Honor 10 Lite doesn't really stand out with anything exceptional
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A decent budget buy
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A great all-rounder
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A good phone let down by poor cameras
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Where the Honor 10 Lite falters are its cameras
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Easy to recommend
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. A well-rounded package...but the camera performance could have been slightly better
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Ticks most of the features, a budget phone should possess
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. The best looking budget phone
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  10. Might be a hard sell
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Honor continues to succeed in making the best cheap phones in the business
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  12. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  15. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  17. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  18. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. A good package...worth considering
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Offers a few interesting features to keep a user satisfied
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
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