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Honor 9 lite review

As you know Huawei's Honor had released one of the affordable device called Honor 9 lite smartphone with four cameras. The phone came after Honor 9i, Honor 7x and V10 smartphones releases. All of these smartphones have unique, and more or less similar features among as well.

You would have read Honor 9 lite smartphone specification and features detail earlier. We have recently finished Honor 9 lite review to share with you. The device review already done by various websites and even YouTube publishers. Here we have cover something different as well beside usual review detail.

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Honor 9 lite unboxing:

The box content (review unit) is all about a beautiful device of 9 lite (glass shining), a micro USB cable and charger and SIM ejector.

The handset top has nothing like IR blaster feature or a jack on top, and totally plain. The power on/off button and volume rocker +/- is at the right side of the device. 

A single speaker, micro USB charger port and microphone 3.5 jack is at the bottom of the 9 lite. The SIM tray is at the left side which is hybrid slot. You can use two nano SIM or a nano SIM and microSD card.

Honor 9 lite features:

Honor has released 9 lite smartphones with two variants, one is 3GB of RAM and 32GB ROM and the other one is 4GB of RAM and 64GB ROM / internal storage.

The Honor 9 lite is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 659 Octa-core processor and 3/4GB of RAM. The device comes with the latest Android version, Oreo straight away. The user interface is fantastic and it has EMUI 8.0.0 beside.


The device is all about 18:9 aspect ratio and 5.65 inch screen. Metal glass body with Full view display for you to enjoy the compact device. All in one for IoT usage as well.

The 9 lite has also a fingerprint scanner at the back side which quickly results for unlocking the phone. It has enough security features including 'Find My Device' where the owner can remotely locate the device in case if it is misplaced or lost. The technology innovation around.

There is another option to unlock the phone using Bluetooth device, which is called Smart unlock feature. There is another option to show 'step counts' on lock screen, which would help your step counts on the main screen itself. App lock and File safe option too available.

There are many apps by default which you can use them or remove few of them if not necessary. You can really enjoy this device for playing games and watching videos.

Honor 9 lite camera:

There are two cameras at the front side and the rear, totally four cameras. The front camera is all about 13MP and 2MP cameras and the rear one is also same, 13MP and 2MP with LED flash. It has IPS LCD screen with 428 PPI.

It has unique features as other Honor smartphone comes usually. But since this phone has four cameras so we tested them well. Nothing much differences found by using addition 2MP depth sensing camera either side. The video and photos from these cameras given us the best result and have to wait very few second to get the best shot out of it.

You will also get 'Duo' pre-installed app for video calling which the earlier devices missed this one where we had to install it separately. Different camera mode given the best photo / video result with full view including in the low light atmosphere. The portrait mode also reasonable.

This is one of the best smartphones for sure. The phone specification is almost close to Honor 7x smartphone.

Honor 9 lite specification:

Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core SoC, quad cores 2.36GHz / 1.7GHz
RAM: 3GB / 4GB (different variants)
ROM: 32GB / 64 GB (expandable up to 256GB)
OS:  Android 8.0 Oreo / EMUI 8.0
Camera:13MP primary and 2MP secondary one on front and rear. Rear camera features PDAF autofocus and LED flash.
Display: 5.65-inch full-HD / IPS / 18:9 ratio / 428ppi pixel
Resolution: 1080x2160 pixels
Dimensions: 151x71.9x7.6mm
SIM:Dual-SIM (Nano) 
Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro-USB with OTG support
Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, magnetometer (digital compass), and proximity sensor.
Battery: 3000mAh 
Weighs: 149 grams.
Color: Blue, Gray and Black

Honor 9 lite pros:

Best device
Affordable price
Excellent features

Honor 9 lite cons:

4GB/64GB variant over priced compare to 3GB/32GB device
2MP camera doesn't give the best outcome for blur etc.

Honor 9 lite price: starting from INR 10,999/=* (3GB/32GB). 

Overall rating: 8/10

Tips: Excalibur blog suggest you to go with this phone ignoring four cameras' feature. You might get the best deal online.