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Huawei Honor 9 Lite review

Last Updated on 2018-01-01 17:07:49 Published on Jan 1,2018 By: Liam Hems Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5

Huawei is offering new Honor 9 Lite, the more beautiful and budget friendly version of huawei Honor 9. The Honor 9 Lite is also called Honor 9 Youth Edition. The smartphone packs latest features in a low price. The Honor 9 Lite brings 5.65 inches IPS LCD display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution, Android 8.0 OS, EMUI 8.0 interface, Kirin 659 SoC, Mali-T830 GPU, Dual 13MP + 2MP rear cameras with LED flash, Dual 13MP + 2MP selfie cameras, Fingerprint security and 3000mAh battery.





1 – Full Screen display (18.5:9 aspect ratio)

2 – FHD+ resolution (sharper and brighter)

3 – Four Cameras (dual rear and dual front)

4 – Fingerprint security sensor

5 – Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8 overlay

6 – Low Price only $200




1 – No protection glass

2 – No NFC

3 – USB C is absent

4 – Doesn’t support fast charging

5 – Only 3000mAh battery (not sufficient)




The aluminum metal is used in fabrication of Honor 9 Lite. It has 2.5D curved glass. The bezels are very thin and the smartphone looks stunning. It has 7.6 mm thickness and 149 grams weight. The smartphone gets 5.65 inches screen with the aspect ratio 18.5:9 which means you are getting more estate of screen for viewing. Two camera lenses are placed next to the notification LED. A speaker is also there. There are sensors on screen instead Home, Back and Overview button.



The left side of device is armed with dual (Nano) SIM tray. If you want to add microSD card then you have to leave second SIM slot. On the right side of smartphone, a power button and two volume keys are available. A mic-pinhole is available on the top side whereas the bottom side is equipped with microUSB port, 3.5 mm audio socket and loudspeaker grilles. At the back of honor 9 lite, dual camera lenses mounted horizontally on the top nearby the LED flash. A fingerprint scanner is available on rear below optics for biometric security. The device comes in Navy Blue, Seagull Gray, Magic Nightfall and Pearl White therefore you have more choice to get one of your desired colors.




Huawei Honor 9 Lite offers with a 5.65 inches and 18.5:9 ratio display which the Huawei called FullView display. It gives you larger screen for browsing. The resolution of the screen is 1080 x 2160 pixels and it provides saturated colors as well as bright, sharp, and apparent scenes. The black and white contras ratio is also good. It means you are getting better screen for watching in a low price smartphone.



Chipset and Processor


Huawei Honor 9 Lite is powered by Kirin 659 chipset which is not high-end but performance wise is fairly good. Under the hood, an Octa core CPU is implanted which is the combination of two quad core processors in which first Quad cores run at 2.37 GHz frequency and second Quad cores clocks at 1.7GHz rate. Overall CPU performance is not faster but quite good. It can handle one or two apps easily without hanging. For the graphics, there is Mali-T830 GPU which is just right for the mid-range devices.



RAM and Memory


Huawei Honor 9 Lite is accessible in three memory options. The first variant has 3GB RAM and 32GB Storage while the second variant gets the same 32GB storage but 4GB RAM. On the other hand, the third variant of Honor 9 Lite comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB Storage which is the best choice for smooth gaming and multi-tasking, and to save more records. Optional microSD slot choice is also given to offer you to expand storage further up to 256GB and then you can save massive pictures, movies, tutorials, and much more without run-out of space.


Dual Camera Performance


Huawei Honor 9 Lite has the same dual cameras on both sides - front and rear. The rear-mounted 13MP + 2MP snappers can record beautiful 1080 pixels videos at 30fps. The 2MP lens concentrates on focus and the 13MP lens captures those moments splendidly. Though the images taken by Honor 9 Lite are not much brighter but their color saturation is too good even you are shooting colorful flowers under the bright sunlight. LED flash is there as usual to assist photographers in low light condition but the daylight performance is much better than nighttime photography.

The Honor 9 Lite is one of the best selfie camera smartphones. Dual 13MP + 2MP front shooters provide more beautiful and amazing selfies. It also offers you to make a brilliant video calling experience. So let’s do some more creativity.




The Honor 9 Lite is running on latest Android OS, 8.0 (Oreo) which is skinned with new Emotion UI 8.0, the interface which has impressive look, beautiful themes, smart tips, smart multi-column display and smart split screen support.

The Android Oreo based EMUI 8 also can support dynamic wallpapers, PC display mode, and intelligent Behavior Prediction.





Huawei Honor 9 Lite is backed by a 3000mAh battery. It gives up to 102h stand by time, up to 12h web browsing time, up to 65h music play time, and up to 15 hours talk time on 3G. It gives up to 4 hours video playback time. It is sufficient for general usage but not enough for heavy long lasting performance.

Fast Charging option is not available that’s why the device takes approximately 2 hours to recharge power.




The Price of Honor 9 Lite is $200 which is slightly low as compared to its features.




Huawei Honor 9 Lite is the newest budget smartphone based on Android 8.0 skinned with EMUI 8. It has Full View display, four camera snappers, and fingerprint security. Moreover, it is offered for a low price so we recommend Honor 9 Lite if you are looking for a Huawei budget friendly smartphone with modern features.

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