The Honor 8 Lite without a doubt is a formidable contender for the coveted best smartphone in the mid-range price category. Priced at Rs 17,999, the Honor 8 Lite provides unmatched design coupled with uncompromising performance. The water dropplet design of the device has been inspired by the Antelope Canyon, and the smartphone’s double sided 2.5D curved glass display and brushed metal finish exudes premium quality. Although this phone lacks the dual camera setup, it does make up for it with its exceptional detailing in camera quality as well as user interface, which is clean, minimal and straightforward to use. Surely a delight for the amateur point and shoot photographer.
The rear camera is a 12-megapixel shooter, with 1.252 microns per pixel, and F 2.2 wide aperture. The BSI CMOS sensor adds to the incredible list of features. This higher light sensitivity helps elevate the photo quality and even in low-light conditions, the camera delivers great results. New customizable camera menu settings give users the flexibility to choose from a wide range of shooting modes and design their camera interface according to their shooting preferences and habits. In addition to that, unlike the other phones which struggle to focus, the Phase Detection Auto Focus brings to Honor 8 lite its fastest ever focus speed of just 0.3 seconds! All of these add up to a quicker and more authentic photography experience.
Talking about the front 8-megapixel camera, we come across some thoughtful features such as the Perfect Selfie. Its image rendering capabilities are note-worthy. The Daylight photographs are pretty cool, with a great detailing in the selfies. The 77-degree wide angle lens makes an excellent room for gorgeous group selfies, along with that, the F 2.0 wide aperture, and screen automatic light supplement function (which operates as a flash are worth highlighting) help get you that perfect selfie. Selfie modes include upgraded softening filter and the panoramic option to help capture that perfect shot for all those instagram lovers.
There are enough modes and settings in this camera to help you take the perfect picture. The different shooting modes include the slow shutter mode, touch and hold, image correction, capture smile, document scan, beauty video function (post an update) which are some of the useful features of the Honor 8 Lite.
Next, is the ultrasnap shot, which is a mode that enables us to switch on the camera using the power button and also allows us to click a snap. Another excellent feature is the light painting which makes it possible to capture the trails of light in moving vehicles, the trails of shooting stars and enhances the effect of the beautiful flowing water. A special mention to the object tracking feature in the video mode. When you want to focus on a particular object, you need to simply tap it on the screen, and camera will continue to focus on the identified object even if it moved during the recording.
In contrast to that, there is a watermark feature which helps us to shoot according to our preferences of location, time or even food! Furthermore, the audio note is also an amusing characteristic. This not only helps us to click a picture but along with that allows us to attach a ten seconds audio note to that very picture. So now with a lovely image, you can send a short audio message or even description of the picture. Mighty useful for all those travel photos, we reckon.
Apart from this, there is an option of the manual working of the camera with the Pro-photo and Pro-video modes respectively. The pro photo mode gives us different choices of changing the ISO, white balance, shutter speed, focus and exposure. And the Pro-video mode enables us to use time-lapse, slow motion, panorama, HDR and much more. The PDAF is also applied in video shooting, combined with the new video editing functions paired with multiple modes. Thus, one can even create a movie out of it.
That, according to us, just about makes the Honor 8 Lite the standout performer in its segment. We think it builds well on the new reputation Huawei and Honor is carving around dependable devices with great cameras.
Check out the Honor 8 Lite at store near you. We are sure you won be disappointed and will fall in love in the first sight.