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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In India, the Honor 9 Lite will be available in two variants;
- 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage
- 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage
The storage on both the variants can be expanded up to 256GB through a hybrid SIM slot.
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.
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.
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.
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/-.
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.
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|
|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|