Honour 9 Lite smartphone launched in December 2017. Huawei handsets are well known for offering good value for money. The highlight of the Honor 9 Lite is that it packs quad cameras, like its ancestor, Honor 9i. Honour 9 comes with a 5.65-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixel by 2160 pixel at a PPI of 428 pixels per inch.
Honour 9 Lite powered by 1.7GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor, and it comes with 64 GB of internal storage. The phone packs 4GB of RAM. The 64GB of internal storage upgraded to 256 via a microSD card.
The well-rounded specifications and premium design is a fascinating proposition. Although its camera has no image stabilization, it captures stunning images. Want to know whether the Honor 9 Lite is worthy or not. So Here are some review and specifications.
The Honor 9 Lite is neither too big nor too small with a 5.65-inch screen. This phone has a perfect size that provides you a generous amount of screen while being a presentation to hold, even for smaller hands. You’ll likely be impressed at first glance. It somewhat resembles iPhone8 Plus with a mirror-like finish at the back. Honor 9 feels more premium than any other metal body phone in its price range.
The glossy back design with 2.5D reflective curved glass is almost mirror-like. The Honor 9 comes in three color variants- Sapphire Blue, Glacier Grey, and Midnight Black. The blue option is most appealing, while grey is almost a perfect mirror.
The Honor 9 Lite packed with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2160. The display of 5.65 inch provides sharp images, with a pixel density of 428 pixels per Inch. This phone has better clarity than iPhone 8, eight plus and OnePlus 5T. You can decrease the resolution to 720p to save battery if you prefer.
IPS panels on the screen offer high viewing angles and better brightness levels. So, you’ll have no problem using it in bright conditions. Night Mode is also available for eye protection.
Although the display is not as good as OLED screen on Samsung Galaxy A5, according to the price range, the screen choice of Honor 9 is the best.
Both front and rear cameras on the Honor 9 Lite are dual-lens setups. The camera consists of one 13MP and one 2MP sensor. The front camera helps in low-light selfies due to its large aperture whereas the rear camera has more shooting modes.
The Honor 9 Lite captures some pretty good shots in good lighting. At the other times, you’ll see mild noise when you zoom the photos. Most of all, in low light condition, the Honor 9 Lite struggles.
The rear cameras support quick autofocus and PDAF. The selfies are pretty good as well.
The Honor Lite offers 1080p video recording. However, in the absence of electronic stabilization, produces a shaky video with less detail.
Honor 9 powered by HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset. It is a mid-range chipset paired with 4GB RAM. The performance of the phone is admirable. It provides a smooth multitasking experience and most of the games run fine. However, some graphics-intensive games lag and cause the device to get bit warm.
The device comes with 3,000mAh battery and supports fast charging technology. With the 10W charger, the invention takes about two hours for a full charge. The battery life on Honor 9 Lite is average.
Like all Huawei phones, the Honor 9 runs EMUI, Huawei’s custom skin on top of Android. EMUI is more massive than stock Android. The device comes with some third-party applications.
The Honor 9 Lite runs on latest version of Android, Android 8. The Android eight is paired with EMUI 8. It is the most stable version of EMUI to date. The EMUI is highly customizable. You can change your themes, customize notifications and manipulate home screen grid size.
Should I Buy?
The combination of several features with affordable price range is the big reason for going this phone. A little bit of performance issue can be tight, but as long as you don’t play some graphics-intensive games, you’ll be fine. The incredible display will help you compensate every penny you spend on this phone.