Our Opinion

The Huawei Honor 8 Lite is a slightly better phone, but the Lenovo K8 Note (4GB RAM, 64GB) is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

Huawei Honor 8 Lite  Lenovo K8 Note (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Huawei Honor 8 Lite Lenovo K8 Note
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Excellence Score
25.5
24.4
Value for Money Score
64.9
70.3
Price ₹ 12,253 onwards ₹ 8,949 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2017 Aug, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 NougatExpected update to 8.0 Oreo Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.2 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass, Eye Comfort Mode 2.5D Curved Glass, Oleophobic Coating
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.1 GHz 2.3 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Deca Core
Processor Name Kirin 655Ranked #56 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio X23Ranked #35 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T830 MP2 Mali-T880 MP4
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 12.0MP 13MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (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) N/A
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 13.0MP
Secondary Camera Features 77 Degree Wide Angle Lens, F/2.0 Aperture F/2.0 Aperture, LED Flash
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 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 8.5 mm
Weight 147 gm 180 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 627 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 21.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Turbo Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A Talktime (4G): 24.7 hrs, Standby Time (4G): 378 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Split Screen; 15 months extended warranty; Noise Filtration Dolby Atmos; Splash Resistant; Fast Battery Charging (Turbo Charging); Noise Filtration; TheatreMax
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • The phone is a stunner - 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
  • Comes with an extended 15 month service warranty, with door pick-up and drop service
  • Very good build quality, water repellent design
  • The metal body feels sturdy to hold and offers a premium feel and a soft touch
  • 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass spread across the front edges looks neat
  • The K8 Note is also fairly easy to use with just one hand - its rounded edges make it fit well in a palm
  • Lenovo has also used an anti-fingerprint coating on the screen which means you shouldn't have to bother cleaning it very often
  • The left panel has a dedicated "Music key" which is customisable for any purpose - playing/ pausing audio or video, toggling the flashlight, launching the camera, taking a screenshot, or opening a specific app
  • Nice, crisp, bright display - viewing angles are good and sunlight legibility is not an issue - good for watching videos and playing games
  • The phone also has TheaterMax VR support which was initially introduced with the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note - it works well and lets you enjoy media on a virtual large screen, with a 100-degree field of view and a cinema-like feel
  • With the Lenovo K8 Note, the company is also switching to a stock Android experience, ditching Lenevo's Vibe Pure UI entirely - it's a welcome move - both in terms of making the UI simple, and making the future software update cycle faster
  • The interface is also slick, and fluid, and you won't feel the device stuttering even when many apps are running - gaming too is smooth, and even heavy games are handled well - benchmark scores are right at the top too for this price bracket
  • The dual camera setup at the rear works fairly well - there's a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensor for creating a bokeh effect
  • Images have good details and natural colours with low noise - the camera is quick to lock focus on a subject, and landscapes and macros are decent too
  • The front 13-megapixel camera too is pretty decent, is able to capture colour tones and details well enough, and has its own LED flash
  • Decent speaker along with the Dolby Atmos app that can be used to tweak audio options
  • Decent call quality
  • Good battery life with a 4000mAh battery - lasts a whole day even with heavy use
  • Also supports fast charging (about 20 minutes to go from 0 to 40%)
  • On the whole, the K8 Note is one of the better looking phones in its category, and pretty similar to the well-designed Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Has dedicated dual SIM slots (instead of the hybrid setup in lot of the recent phones) which is always a good thing
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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
  • A little bit on the heavy side at 180g (versus 165g for the Redmi Note 4, which is its top competitor)
  • Tends to get a little warm - when you are continuously using the camera app, or GPS, or when gaming
  • While the camera is good in daylight, low-light shots tended to have a lot of noise, and the low-light camera results leave a lot to be desired
  • Battery life is good but not the best in the segment - falling short of what the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 delivers in terms of battery performance
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