In the recent years,Huawei has been grabbing headlinesthanks to theirfantasticHonordevice portfolio. The latest addition to its armoury is Honor 9 Lite,which is available at an affordable price of Rs 10,999 (3GB RAM+32GB storage) and Rs 14,999 (4GB+64GB).
It has a minimal-bezel design similar to what is seenwithpremium devicesfrom the competition.Let’s try to decode some of the prominent features ofthe9 Lite to help you have a better understanding of the device.
#1 The Honor 9 Lite weighsatjust 149g, is 151mm tall,71.9mm wide and has a 5.6-inch display with a resolution of 2160x1080p and wider-than-usual aspect ratio of 18:9.
#2 It has a shiny glass back, while the side panels are enforced with a metal frame which makes the device sturdy and at the same time looks premium. The back gives a mirror-like effect, and there is a 2.5D glass both on the front and back panel.
#3 The Honor 9 Lite comes loaded with a 13MP + 2MP dual front and rear camera setup. The secondary lens is used to create a bokeh effect similar to what we see in pictures clicked by DSLR camera. The front camera setup comes with automatic beautifications mode and gesture control. On the other hand, rear camera setup comes with an update ISP (image signal processing) chipset, HDR mode, Phase-detection autofocus and LED flash.
#4 At a time when adoption rate of the Android 8.0 is just 0.7% in smartphones, Honor 9 Lite is the second Huawei smartphone, after the Honor V10, which runs the new Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box.
#5 The9 Lite supports 4G VoLTE, dual-SIM, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, dual-SIM, 3.5 mm audio jack and micro USB port. The hybrid SIM tray is placed on the left side panel and has space for two nano SIM cards / one sim + micro SD card.
#6 The fingerprint sensor on the device apart from unlocking the device can be used as a shortcut button to access the notification panel, browse through photos in the gallery app, and as the camera shutter button.
#7 Honor 9 Lite packs in a 3,000mAh battery which can give a days backup on even heavy usage. It runs on the same 16 nanometer-based Kirin 659 octa-core processor that powers the Honor 7x and the Honor 9i. Also, complementing it is 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Kirin 659 is Huawei’s answer to Qualcomm’s 14-nanometer Snapdragon 625 processor used in the Moto G5s Plus (Rs 14,999) and Xiaomi Mi A1 (Rs 13,999).
#8 the Honor 9 Lite’s chipset gives better results than Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor and Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor as far as performance and multitasking are concerned.
#9 Everytime Honor 9 Lite goes on sale on Amazon; stocks are finished within minutes.So if this is the device of your choice, you better be ready to fight it out because it is selling like hot cakes.
No surprises there.