Honor 9 Lite FAQ, Doubts, Pros and Cons

Honor has launched their latest mid-range smartphone, the Honor 9 Lite which comes with some impressive specifications, topping the list is the quad camera set up with dual front facing and dual rear cameras. The device is the younger sibling of the Honor 9 with toned down specifications. Honor 9 Lite was launched last month in China and has been launched in India earlier this week. The device will be on sale from January 21 through Flash sale exclusively on Flipkart.

The Honor 9 Lite is available in two variants and is priced at  Rs. 10,999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version and the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version costs Rs. 14999. It comes in Black, Blue, Grey and Black colors.

Honor 9 Lite

Specifications of Honor 9 Lite:

Display: 5.65-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display

Processor: Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor (4 xA53 at 2.36GHz + 4 x A53 at 1.7GHz) with MaliT830-MP2 GPU

RAM and Storage: 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 32GB / 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD

Camera: 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, LED flash, secondary 2MP camera, PDAF and a 13MP front-facing camera, secondary 2MP camera

OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.0

SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano/microSD)

Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLONASS

Battery: 3000mAh battery

Honor 9 Lite FAQ’s and Doubts:

How is the Display of Honor 9 Lite?

The Honor 9 Lite sports a 5.65-inch FHD+ LCD display with resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. It comes with an aspect ratio of 18:9 having minimum bezels. The viewing angles are good under sunlight as well.

What are the RAM and Storage options in Honor 9 Lite?

The device is available in two RAM and storage options – 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and a second variant is a 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage.

Does Honor 9 Lite have expandable storage?

Yes, it supports expandable storage up to 256GB using microSD card.

What are the SIM cards supported by Honor 9 Lite?

It supports dual Nano-SIM cards.

Which Android OS does Honor 9 Lite run on?

It comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 on top.

How is the front camera in Honor 9 Lite?

It comes with dual front facing cameras – 13MP + 2MP secondary camera

How is the Rear camera in Honor 9 Lite?

It comes with a 13MP primary RGB camera along with a 2MP monochrome camera at the rear. It comes with features like PDAF, HDR, Panorama, portrait mode etc and has LED flash.

How is the performance of Honor 9 Lite?

It comes with Huawei’s own Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor with Mali T830 GPU. From the 1 week of usage it is quite good in the price range without any lag and switching between apps was flawless. Gaming was quite good as well.

What are the Sensors present in Honor 9 Lite?

It comes with accelerometer, compass, Gyroscope, proximity sensor, Fingerprint sensor.

Does the Honor 9 Lite have Gyroscore?

From the list of sensors which are seen in the Honor 9 Lite settings, we can see Gyroscope mentioned in it. So yes Gyroscope sensor is present in Honor 9 Lite but similar to Honor 7X where it was disabled initially and later enabled with an OTA can be done.

How is the Fingerprint sensor in Honor 9 Lite?

The fingerprint sensor is located on the back of the device and it is one of the fastest sensors in the market like the ones seen in all other Honor devices.

Is the Honor 9 Lite water resistant?

No, the device is not water resistant.

Does the device support NFC connectivity?

No, it does not support NFC connectivity.

Does the device support USB OTG?

Yes, the smartphone offers USB OTG connectivity

Honor 9 Lite Pros:

  • Dual Front facing cameras
  • Metal and Glass body design
  • FHD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display

Honor 9 Lite Cons:

  • No expandable storage
  • No expandable storage

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