Our Opinion

The Huawei Honor 8 Lite is a slightly better phone, but the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 32GB is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Huawei Honor 8 Lite might be a slightly better choice.

Huawei Honor 8 Lite  Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 32GB 
Huawei Honor 8 Lite Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
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Excellence Score
25.9
22.9
Value for Money Score
65.4
65.7
Price ₹ 12,253 onwards ₹ 9,994 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2017 Apr, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 NougatExpected update to 8.0 Oreo Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 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 4
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass, Eye Comfort Mode IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.1 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Kirin 655Ranked #56 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos 7870Ranked #55 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T830 MP2 Mali-T830MP2
RAM 4 GB 3 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 13.0MP
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) F/1.9 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features 77 Degree Wide Angle Lens, F/2.0 Aperture F/1.9 Aperture
Internal Memory 64 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 256 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 mm
Weight 147 gm 167 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3300 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 21.00 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet Usage Time (3G): 12 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 15 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): 16 hrs, Video Playback Time (Hours): 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Hours): 84 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Split Screen; 15 months extended warranty; Noise Filtration S Bike Mode; ANT+ Support; FM Recording
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
  • Full metal unibody design, and good build quality
  • Rounded sides make it comfortable to hold
  • The fingerprint scanner is generally quick and easy to use
  • Very good display - bright and vivid with decent sunlight legibility - great for watching videos and games
  • Samsung's UI over Android 6.0 is neat and simple while adding a number of additional features like one-handed operation mode, smart alert makes the phone vibrate when you pick it up to notify you about missed calls and messages, easy mute, S bike mode, Ultra data saving mode, and locking/privacy options
  • Decent all-round performance - handles almost everything you throw at it - including games, and multi-tasking
  • Decent rear and front cameras under daylight conditions - most of the shots taken by the smartphone have decent colours and are crisp - and the handset is able to lock focus quickly
  • Video recording quality is decent too and audio is also crisp
  • Decent loudspeaker output
  • Good call quality
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent battery life - lasts a day with moderate use
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
  • The fingerprint scanner works well mostly, but can be iffy at times
  • Tends to crash/heat-up occasionally when put under stress
  • Low light camera performance could have been better
  • Lacks support for quick charging (which is present in some of its competitors)
  • Lacks ambient light sensor, gyroscope and magnetic sensor
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