Honor 9 Lite Launched – Compared Vs Honor 7X Vs Mi A1 Vs Redmi Note 4 Vs Moto G5 Plus Vs Moto G5S Plus!

The Honor 9 Lite sports 4 cameras and is going to be a Flipkart exclusive for online sales.

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Honor 9 Lite Launched

Honor recently launched the Honor 7X in India followed by flagship the Honor View 10. Now, the Huawei sub-brand has launched another smartphone in the country, the Honor 9 Lite. After its debut in China last month, India is the second market after to get the mid-range smartphone, which starts at just Rs. 10,999/- in the country.

The Honor 9 Lite has a lot in common with its other phones, the Honor 7X and Honor 9i. With glass at the back, it is very similar to the 9i and has a metal unibody construction like 7X.

Honor 9i Lite – Specifications & Features

Huawei recently announced the latest EMUI 8.0 which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The camera hardware is aided by AI-powered Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition, Smart Tips and AI Accelerated Translator. The Honor 9 Lite will run the latest version of EMUI 8.0 out of the box.

The Honor 9 Lite
The Honor 9 Lite

Design

It is a slim device with a strong focus on design. It has a 2.5D curved glass at the front and back which covers the metal unibody. The fingerprint sensor is located on the back side of the phone.

Display

The Honor 9 Lite will come with a 5.65 inch Full HD+ IPS display with a screen resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. It is an 18:9 aspect ratio screen with a pixel density of 428 PPI. The display is smaller than that of Honor 7X and the Honor 9i.

Hardware

The smartphone will be powered by a 2.36GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset, (considered on par with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625), paired with the Mali-T830MP2 GPU.

Storage

In India, the Honor 9 Lite will be available in two variants;

  1. 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage
  2. 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage

The storage on both the variants can be expanded up to 256GB through a hybrid SIM slot.

Software

The smartphone will run Android Oreo out of the box. It is probably the first mid-range device in India to do so. The Honor 9 Lite will run the latest version of Emotion UI (EMUI) 8.0 which is based on the latest Android version.

Camera

The major highlight of the Honor 9 Lite is its four cameras! The device has dual cameras at the back and dual cameras up front. At the back, there’s a 13MP primary shooter with PDAF and a 2MP secondary, depth-sensing shooter. At the front, the device has a similar combination of 13MP+2MP cameras.

Connectivity

The Honor 9 Lite features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a MicroUSB port and supports either two SIM cards or a SIM card abd a memory card. It supports all major 4G bands with 4G VoLTE, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.2.

Battery

The Honor 9 Lite has a standard 3000mAh battery, which can easily last a full working day.

Price & Variants

Honor 9 Lite will be available in Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black and Glacial Grey color options. The 3GB/32GB model will cost Rs. 10,999/- while the 4GB/64GB model will be available for Rs. 14,999/-.

Availability

The Honor 9 Lite will be available on exclusively on Flipkart and the Honor partner stores offline. The first flash sale will be held at 12:00 AM on 21st January.

Preliminary Verdict

With its combination of dual front and dual rear cameras, 18:9 widescreen display, a sleek body, Android Oreo and a stable processor, the Honor 9 Lite stands out in the crowd. At Rs. 10,999/- for the 3GB/32GB variant, Honor 9 Lite will cut Honor 7X and Redmi Note 4 in pricing.

In effect, Honor 9 Lite has a superior sets of specs compared to other phones in its mid-range lineup, and will particularly compete against phones like Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto G5S Plus.

How It Compares To The Competition

Honor 9 Lite Xiaomi Mi A1 Honor 7X Moto G5S Plus Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Moto G5 Plus
Display 5.65 inch Full HD+ IPS display (2160p) 5.5 inch full HD (1080p) 5.93 inch Full HD+ LTPS LCD bezel-less display with 18:9 ratio 5.5 inch full HD (1080p) 5.5 inch full HD (1080p) 5.2 inch full HD (1080p)
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 659 2.36GHz octa-core processor Snapdragon 625 64 bit octa-core processor HiSilicon Kirin 659 1.7GHz octa-core processor Snapdragon 625 64 bit octa-core processor Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
RAM 3GB/4GB 4GB 4GB 4GB 3GB/4GB 4GB
Storage 32GB/64GB (expandable up to 256GB) 64GB (expandable up to 128GB) 32GB/64GB (expandable up to 256GB) 64GB (expandable up to 128GB) 32GB/64GB (expandable up to 128GB) 16GB/32GB (expandable upto 128GB) 
Rear Camera 13 megapixel + 2 megapixel 12 megapixel wide-angle lens + 12 megapixel telephoto lens 16 megapixel + 2 megapixel Two 13.0 megapixel cameras with an f/2.0 aperture 13 megapixel 12 megapixel
Front Camera 13 megapixel + 2 megapixel 5 megapixel 8 megapixel 8 megapixel (with flash) 5 megapixel 5 megapixel
Battery 3,000 mAh 3,080 mAh 3,340 mAh 3,000 mAh 4,100mAh 3,000mAh
Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE
OS EMUI 8.0 based on Android Oreo  Stock UI Android Nougat 7.1.1 EMUI 5.1 based on Android Nougat 7.0 Stock UI Android Nougat 7.1.1 MIUI 8 based on Android Nougat Stock UI Android Nougat 7.1.1
Price 32GB

Rs. 10,999/-

64 GB

Rs. 14,999/-

Rs. 14,999/- 32GB

Rs. 12,999/-

64GB

Rs. 15,999/-

Rs. 14,999/- 64GB

Rs. 12,999/- 

32GB

Rs. 11,999/-

 

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  1. Hariom says

    Nice article . It provide many important information.
    Thank you very much.

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