Huawei brand Honor on Wednesday announced a price cut on its Honor 8 Lite (Review) smartphone. Launched back in May this year, the smartphone was priced at Rs. 17,999. Now, the Honor 8 Lite price in India is Rs. 15,999. The smartphone is available in Black and Blue colour variants. A highlight of the Honor 8 Lite is the presence of EMUI 5.0, based on Android 7.0 Nougat, which is being touted for its intelligent features.
The dual-SIM Honor 8 Lite smartphone features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass protection. It is powered by the company's in-house Kirin 655 octa-core SoC (4 cores clocked at 2.1GHz, four cores clocked at 1.7GHz) paired with 4GB RAM. The smartphone offers 64GB of internal storage with the option to further expand it via microSD card (up to 128GB).
As for optics, the Honor 8 Lite sports a 12-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and autofocus. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera as well with a 77-degree wide-angle lens. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB 2.0 with USB OTG, and Bluetooth v4.1. The smartphone packs a 3000mAh battery as well. The smartphone weighs 147 grams and measures 147.2x72.94x7.6mm.
We've reviewed the Honor 8 Lite, and found it to stand out for its glass design. It has a capable camera, and while the Kirin processor performs tasks quite well it stumbles a little when it comes to heavy tasks such as gaming. However, if battery life and fast charging are very important to you, you might have to look elsewhere.