/Review: Honor 9 Lite

Review: Honor 9 Lite

Review Honor 9 Lite

Irresistible at the Moment

Slowly and steadily picking up the pace and becoming one of the most loved smartphone brand spacked of interesting features is Honor. The main highlight of their smartphones is that they provide all the latest features in reasonable price range which acts as a catalyst to attract the smartphone buyers. In recent past the company has delivered some brilliant smartphones which were having powerful RAM, processor, camera etc.  We have reviewed various smartphones of the company such as the 8 series smartphones, Honor Holly 4 and the most recent was Honor 9i. In this review we will talk about the latest offering from Honor which is 9 Lite.

honor 9 lite


Honor 9 Lite is a beautifully carved smartphone which has a compactible body size with curved body shape making it perfect to fit into the hand giving a comfortable operating experience. The placement of volume rockers and the power button is at the right side of the phone while at the left side lies the hybrid SIM tray which cam support two SIM cards at a time or one SIM card and one microSD card. The rear side of the phone has the fingerprint sensor which is placed exactly at a comfortable place and at a place where by default your finger touches the rear side of the phone which makes the accessibility easier. The rear camera is placed at the top left side of the back which is assisted by LED flash. The front side of the device has the selfie camera. At the bottom of the device lies the 3.5mm headphone socket, micro USB port, and speaker grille.


The new Honor Lite offers an amazing display which measures 5.65 inch. The display has full HD IPS panel with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The display offers good brightness and colour reproduction which provides beautiful view of any object portrayed on the screen. The screen size is compact and gives satisfaction in every task you are involved in whether you are playing games or watching any image or video as it covers almost every detail. The 2.5D curved glasses are protecting the screen from obtaining any damage.


Honor 9 Lite has something unique which is not usually seen in the budget smartphones. The new Honor 9 Lite is offering RAM size of 4 GB and ROM size of 64 GB which is one of the main attractant aspects of the device. The RAM performs well but on some occasions you might find issues in switching between apps. The processor which is available in the phone is Huwaei’s custom house octa-core processor Kirin 659. Heavy usage of big applications and big games results in heating of device as well but the processor to some extent deals with it and with passage of time it restores the device back to normal working mode. The internal storage is immense as well as you won’t find 64GB storage being offered in any budget smartphone and to add to it, it can further be expanded with the help of microSD card.

The operating system in the new Honor 9 Lite is also not lagging behind in terms of having recent operating system. The phone ships with Android 8 Oreo out of the box.

honor 9 lite camera


Being a budget smartphone the new Honor 9 Lite is anall-rounder in terms of providing high power and great features which is usually not seen in such price range smartphones. The phone has altogether 4 cameras to give you images in a clear crystal quality. Both the primary and secondary camera has 13 megapixel sensors with additional 2 megapixel sensors for calculating depth and applying Bokeh effects when you are using the Portrait and Wide aperture modes in the camera app. The selfies taken are clear in every condition and if you are like clicking selfies on regular occasions with sharp details then the new Honor 9 Lite can full fill that wish of yours in an affordable price. The rear camera also adjusts according to the needs of yours and captures every detail possible and in reach of the range of camera lens. There is wide aperture mode which lets you to adjust the aperture value before and after shooting a photo. There are additional filters and other features which allow you to apply shades and edit your pictures according to your needs. Overall the camera performs decently and one can hardly get better camera in any smartphone of the price range similar to that of Honor 9 Lite.  You can also enable Touch Capture or have the app automatically take a picture when it detects a smile.


The battery capacity of Honor 9 Lite is of 3,000mAh which is a decent battery in terms of delivering hours of indulgence with the phone, the daily tasks like use of social media and other normal applications can make it last throughout the day but if you choose to indulge in long hour gaming mode then you have to put the charger in action. The phone lacks the fast charging capability which will make you to wait just some minutes more until the phone fully restores it battery life.


The Honor 9 Lite is a perfect example of how to carry the legacy made by 9i. The four lens setup is something unique in a price bracket starting at Rs 10,999 only of the 32GB variant. The shinier glass finish at the back makes it look like a flagship device of above 50K. The Android experience is quite rich with Oreo 8.0 which makes it irresistible at the moment.

Haider is an active writer in technology who loves to dwell deeper into new innovations. He holds a degree in English Journalism from the prestigious Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Besides that he likes to travel and explore new places.


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