Huawei’s sub-brand Honor launched the Honor 8 Lite a few days back for Rs 17,999 pan India. If we just look at the specification, there is no reason why it shouldn’t be considered as your next buy. But specs alone don’t make a phone worthy of your hard earned money. It needs to be a complete package. So, we present the top attributes which make Honor 8 Lite a worthy purchase:
The device features a 5.2 inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by Huawei’s in-house (2.1 GHz + 1.7 GHz) Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor, along with an ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. The smartphone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.
Honor 8 Lite has a dual glass body, which surely stands out of the crowd of metal and plastic body phones. It is slim and light to hold. Regarding numbers, it has a just 7.6mm thickness and weighs 147 grams. The side bezels on this one are quite thin, and the navigation buttons are on-screen. Just above the display, you will find the front-facing camera along with an earpiece and a bunch of usual sensors including the ambient-light sensor.
The camera is one of the most important features that people look in a smartphone before buying it, and Honor 8 Lite will not disappoint you on this parameter. It has a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash coupled with 1.25 um Pixel Size Sensor, and PDAF. In the front is an 8-megapixel selfie camera with 77-degree wide angle lens, f/2.0 aperture.
The camera UI is pretty simple to use. If you swipe left, you get different modes including Pro Photos, Video, Pro Video, HDR, light painting, and more. Talking about the performance of the camera, the device gives a good result under broad daylight. Pictures came out to be well-detailed even in low light and colours were true to its source. Photographs clicked in the HDR mode got out crisp, and shutter speed was fast as well. Another interesting feature of the camera is that it handles glares quite efficiently, which is a good thing.
The device does not disappoint when it comes to aggressive usage over long periods. It handles almost all the daily tasks ranging from browsing the web, streaming music, WhatsApp or others quite effectively. Multi-tasking on the Honor 8 Lite is a breeze, thanks to the 4GB RAM along with the new and lighter EMUI 5.0 On the gaming front, Honor 8 Lite can handle casual games and high-end games without breaking a sweat.
Honor 8 Lite has a 5.2-inch Full HD display which offers a vibrant and punchy colours coupled with some good viewing angles. Even outdoor visibility is good and auto brightness feature quickly adjusts to the environment.
Coming to software, the Honor 8 Lite runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Huawei’s new EMUI 5.0 on top. The EMUI 5.0 is now cleaner, lighter and faster as compared to previous versions. It allows the user to choose between standard layout and an App drawer, which is a good move. Navigating between the apps and screens is quite smooth as well. One can also change the navigation keys according to their wish. The UI comes loaded with some India-centric features including a Hindu calendar, which showcases all the panchangs and dashas.
There are also smart assistance features including floating dock, motion control, one-handed UI, voice control and more. The new UI also brings a new mode called – ‘Privacy Space’ that switches access using a revamped fingerprint technology. Moreover, it also combines cloud-based dynamic and static antivirus with a local antivirus and scans hyperlinks in SMS on a real-time basis for security.
So in a nutshell, Honor 8 Lite is an amazing smartphone which gives an amazing performance, and the price will not pinch your pocket. It has a deadly combination of powerful performance and glamorous build.