Honor 9 Lite
Honor 9 Lite
The Honor 9 Lite has a beautiful design, accompanied by a decent camera setup and superb display, all jam-packed in a budget-friendly smartphone that puts this device among the best mid-rangers.
Design & Display
Honor 9 Lite comes with an eye-catching design that turns heads with its shiny glamour. It has a patterned physical aluminum frame accompanied by a layered Nano-etched design on the glass back and double-sided 2.5D glass front. The almost bezel-less screen is a 5.65 inches IPS LCD FullView FHD+ Display with a 2160x1080 resolution. It has an aspect ratio of 18:9, which leads to 428 PPI pixel density.
FullView display is actually a display that has a higher screen-to-device ratio design, which results in better quality.
The colors offered for this model are Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, and Glacier Grey.
Operating System & UI
The operating system on Honor 9 Lite is EMUI 8 on Android 8 (Oreo), which is upgradeable to Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1. It runs perfectly smooth and super fast thanks to the enhanced F2FS file system.
It supports machine learning technology. Therefore, your phone unlocks faster the more you use it!
The interface comes with SwiftKey, file management app, Phone Manager. Some of the pre-installed apps on this device are Music, Themes, Videos, Health, Gallery, Facebook, Instagram, Booking.com, eBay, and a few Gameloft games.
As for Biometric Security, you can use the fourth-generation fingerprint identification to unlock your phone and trust Chip-level Security as it prevents hackers from stealing your biometric information by storing your fingerprint data in isolated encrypted storage.
Internal design & Performance
The chipset used in Honor 9 Lite is an Octa-core Kirin 659 (16 nm), which offers exceptional, lag-free performance. As for the memory, it comes with 3/4GB RAM and an option of 32/64GB memory storage.
Honor 9 Lite comes with an advanced quad-camera setup consisting of a dual-camera at the back and a dual camera in the front!
The dual setup on both sides comes with an amazing main 13MP and a tiny 2MP depth-sensing sensor. The depth sensor works miracles in portraits and autofocus assistance. Furthermore, it adds more creativity and quality.
As for video recording, you can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps with extraordinary resolution and real-life depth.
The pictures taken by this camera are natural, sharp, and detailed. The colors are right on the spot, with every aspect set to perfection and an excellent dynamic range.
The portrait Mode 2.0 delivers eye-catching subject isolation with a wide dynamic range, with the help of Gender Beauty Mode that applies beauty effects by recognizing facial contours and features.
Some features of the camera setup are panorama, gesture control shooting, built-in effects, PDAF fast focus, advanced wide aperture mode, LED flash, and HDR.
The Honor 9 Lite has a powerful Li-Po 3000 mAh battery that supports up to 86 hours of offline Music Play and can last a whole day thanks to Smart Battery 5.0.
The Honor 9 Lite has a single loudspeaker at the bottom that produces loud and clear sounds with good quality. The good news is that 9 Lite supports a 3.5mm jack.
Some features of the Honor 9 Lite are accelerometer, compass, proximity, light sensor, Gyro, NFC, and FM Radio. It is noteworthy to mention that 9 Lite supports a Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).
The Honor 9 Lite comes with a premium design and is a great choice for everyday use. You get to experience a superb screen alongside a decent camera setup, bright display, and smooth system performance at an unbelievably affordable price.
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2017, December|
|Dimensions||151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm (5.94 x 2.83 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||149 g (5.26 oz)|
|Build||Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.65 inches, 82.0 cm2 (~75.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~428 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Card slot||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Internal||32GB 3GB RAM, 32GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM|
|Dual||13 MP, PDAF 2 MP, (depth)|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Dual||13 MP 2 MP, depth sensor|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Glacier Gray, Navy, Seagull Gray, Magic Nightfall, Pearl White|