Honor 9 Lite
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Key Specs
  • Display 5.65-inch (1080x2160)
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Front Camera 13MP + 2MP
  • Rear Camera 13MP + 2MP
  • RAM 4GB
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery Capacity 3000mAh
  • OS Android 8.0
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateDecember 2017

Honor 9 Lite Review

By Roydon Cerejo (Jan 19, 2018)
Roydon Cerejo
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Striking looks and low weight
  • Vivid display
  • Competent front cameras
  • Bad
  • Battery life could be better
  • Average rear cameras
  • UI isn't very snappy

A good smartphone camera is hard to come by in the budget segment. Here, manufacturers usually try to offer the best processors, RAM and storage because specifications stand out. We've seen some smartphones that claim to be camera-focused, such as Xiaomi’s Redmi Y1 (Review), part of its Y series, which didn't turn out to be great when we reviewed it

Honor 9 Lite Summary

The 9 Lite features a compact form factor with a mirror-finish glass back, which looks really striking. The phone is also incredibly lightweight due to the plastic build. The 9 Lite has a FullView 5.65-inch IPS display, which produces punchy colours and good brightness levels. The bezels are also pretty slim. Powering the phone is an octa-core Kirin 659 SoC and you have two RAM and storage combinations to choose from. EMUI 8 is quite polished but isn't as snappy as stock Android or OnePlus' OxygenOS. Both 13-megapixel cameras have accompanying sensors for sensing depth. We found portrait mode to work a bit better on the front camera but overall image quality is pretty average. Battery life could be better as even with the 3000mAh battery, it's a bit tough to go beyond a full day.

Honor 9 Lite Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Honor 9 Lite (Sapphire Blue, 3GB RAM, 32GB) 7,999
Honor 9 Lite (Glacier Grey, 3GB RAM, 32GB) 7,999
Honor 9 Lite (Midnight Black, 4GB RAM, 64GB) 8,999
Honor 9 Lite (Black, 4GB RAM, 64GB) 8,999
Honor 9 Lite (Glacier Grey, 4GB RAM, 64GB) 8,999
Honor 9 Lite (Midnight Black, 3GB RAM, 32GB) 9,099
Honor 9 Lite (Saphire Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB) 9,899
Honor 9 Lite (Sapphire Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB) 10,999

Honor 9 Lite price in India starts from ₹ 7,999. The lowest price of Honor 9 Lite is ₹ 7,999 at Flipkart.

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Honor 9 Lite Full Specifications

General
Brand Honor
Model 9 Lite
Release date December 2017
Launched in India Yes
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 151.00 x 71.90 x 7.60
Weight (g) 149.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
Colours Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Glacier Blue
SAR value 1.06
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.65
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x2160 pixels
Aspect ratio 18:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 428
Hardware
Processor octa-core (4x2.36GHz + 4x1.7GHz)
Processor make HiSilicon Kirin 659
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256
Camera
Rear camera 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Front flash No
Software
Operating system Android 8.0
Skin EMUI 8.0
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Micro-USB Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Sensors
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
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Honor 9 Lite User Review and Ratings

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    Mohammad Faraheem (Jan 13, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Sir At which date this phone will be available
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  • Dream budget phone Perfect one
    Arun M R (Apr 28, 2018) on Gadgets 360
    compare to price Honor 9LTE is best one in market, Design is awesome and easy handling, Camera is not a good one compare flagship models but it is good one in price rate, Display quality is good on in sunlight . First i think battery life is not good one but after use battery life is fine,
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  • simply wow.
    Skyhigh Akash (Feb 3, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Dream budget phone.
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  • Awesome gadget within Budget
    rajkar banik (Jun 29, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    this review is after using this gadget for 3 months. Performance :- No lagging between apps switching and gaming even in full screen mode thanks to 3 gb ram and super fast processor. does not get heated up while heavy use. Camera :- Superb in broad daylight and both in front and back but in low light not so satisfactory. Connectivity :- no problem in calls(quality is good and supports VOLTE), net(Superb speed in 4g) , wifi (enhansed option available) or even in Bluetooth device Look :- Absolutely stunning (But careful no gorilla glass and not scratch resistance) will give a premium look in hand. Storage is sufficient 32/64 gb as per your choise with 3/4 gb ram Final verdict for a budget device anyone can g o for it with trusted purchase partner.
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  • good product
    Akhilesh 27 (Oct 14, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    it is good but the rear camera is not worth for money...u will satisfied
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  • Fast charging
    kiran h (Mar 15, 2018) on Gadgets 360
    Does it have fast charging?
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  • Lite weight phone
    Vijay Singh (May 20, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    I am using this phone. This phone is very lightweight and have good performance.
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  • Honor 9 lite
    Sharath Kumar (Jan 31, 2019) on Gadgets 360
    Super phone nice look
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  • badhiya hai
    kafeel ahmad (Jun 18, 2018) on Gadgets 360
    sahi hai good
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  • bad battery life
    Sri Ram (Feb 26, 2018) on Gadgets 360
    Very disappointed with battery life...battery didnt standby high on internet..One of the disaster i have ever seen...I am just lost my money.Please dont buy
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