Honor has launched a range of new devices in past two quarters – they came up with 9i(first quad camera smartphone by honor), later 7X, View 10 and now the Honor 9 lite .
Honor 9 lite
Specs, Availability and Pricing
The Honor 9 lite was launched at an extremely competitive price point of INR 10,999 for 32 GB variant and INR 14,999 for 64 GB variant. The Honor 9 Lite is a 5.65-inch smartphone with a 18:9 IPS display, designed with dual cameras on both the front and rear. The smartphone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0.
The Honor 9 Lite sports a 13MP quad camera setup which is paired with a rear 13MP dual-lens camera and PDAF fast focus, taking pictures that look more natural and lively. Moreover, with advanced wide aperture mode which enables the users to refine the focus after photo taking, allowing the user to capture their life’s moments with greater accuracy and artistry.
Honor’s pursuit of constructing bezel-less screen smartphone has resulted in the Honor 9 Lite being built with a 5.65-inch FullView FHD+ screen while keeping the body of a typical 5.2-inch screen device. Its 2160×1080 FHD+ and 18:9 bezel-less display empowers the users to multi-task and enjoy a more dynamic visual experience.
Honor 9 Lite has a sleek design with a premium double-sided 2.5D glass unibody. Constructed with layered nano-etched design on its back, the Honor 9 Lite shines bright with its mirror-like effect. On top of that, the slim integrated design and PPVD craftsmanship frame together enable light to flow around the device, bringing a seamless visual experience.
The Honor 9 Lite runs on EMUI 8.0, which is equipped with the latest AI technology including enhanced F2FS file system, resulting in more optimized system caching and no more worrying about the device getting slower over time. The Honor 9 Lite is equipped with the latest Kirin 659 Octa-core processor, fabricated in a cutting-edge 16-nanometer process. With a CPU that runs as fast as 2.36GHz and 3GB of high-speed memory, the possibilities are endless for users – whether they’re running multiple apps at once or playing high-performance games. The smartphone also houses a microSD card of up to 256 GB can be used to increase data storage.
Honor 9 Lite clocks in at a massive 3000mAh battery that has been tested rigorously and optimized through Honor’s fifth-generation smart battery saving technology allowing the user to go a whole day on a single charge. With six power-saving features, the users can enjoy 86 hours offline music listening or 13 hours offline video watching, without worries.
Honor 9 lite is constructed with a rear fingerprint scanner mounted on the rear. It runs on Honor’s fourth-generation fingerprint identification technology speeding up the unlock process to an almost imperceptible 0.25 seconds.
The Honor 9 Lite will available in three colors – Sapphire blue, Glacier Grey and Midnight Black. The smartphone will be available for purchase from January 21st,12 midnight onwards via flash sales exclusively on Flipkart.com. Honor has announced this special pricing basis an exciting campaign where, only the first one million customers of Honor 9 Lite would get an instant discount worth one billion. Additionally, the Honor 9 Lite will come with a complimentary back cover. And during the flash sale customers also avail bank offer of 10% cashback on CitBank Credit and Debit Cards at flipkart.
Well, you might find it difficult but it might be veracious.
What we found out while comparing it with the 9i was a bit predictable. Both the phones carry same specs and very similar benchmark score but since the wasn’t a great success for the company so, the company came up with a name to create a hype in the market and they actually succeeded.
So what honor did was, instead of giving a price cut, they came up with a better body design and minor changes – like software optimization, design and display at a lower price.
Worth the Price or not??
It’s clearly visible that Huawei/honor is trying to compete with xiaomi and is definitely killing it with their product quality and marketing efforts they are putting on every single product they are launching or have launched in the last two quarters.
The honor 9 lite is definitely another great effort by the brand and is absolutely worth the price and is definitely a competitor for xiaomi redmi 4 and note 4.
The phone can easily last a whole day on a single charge and is definitely the best camera phone in this price segment. So it is worth buying according to us until and unless you are going for the honor 7X since the 7X comes with a metal unibody design rather than a glass finish which is finger print magnet and since it’s glass so the drop’s may cost you a few more bucks then a phone with metal unibody design.
3GB RAM & 32GB ROM for INR 10,999/- 4GB RAM & 64GB ROM for INR 13,999/-
The 3/32 variant is worth the price but if you are going for the 4/64, you’ve various other options available.