Seldom we see a smartphone manufacturer bring flagship features to the mid-budget or entry-level segment and the last two companies we remember, who have been successful at this are, Xiaomi and OnePlus.

It seems that Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has decided to go all in with some of the best specifications that one could see on a smartphone and double it up with an attractive price tag to appeal the masses.

Now, with the Honor 9 Lite, Huawei is looking to challenge one these formidable players of the industry and in order to do that, this smartphone has been infused with quad cameras along with a more than decent hardware package to offer the best that there is and the best that we have seen.

Honor 9 Lite review (first impressions)Honor 9 Lite review (first impressions)Honor 9 Lite has been launched in India with stunning looks, Android Oreo out of the box and a dual camera setup on both sides of the handset. Moreover, there is an almost bezel-less display that offers 18:9 aspect ratio for the ultimate media consumption, making Honor 9 Lite a package that is hard to ignore.

But can the Honor 9 Lite better Xiaomi’s record of numbers of units sold and take the company to the top of the ladder in India? Let’s see.

Honor 9 Lite Specifications

  • 5.65-inch (2160 x 1080) Full HD+ display with 2.5D curved glass, 18:9 aspect ratio, 428 ppi and 75.5% screen-to-body ratio.
  • Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor clocked at 1.7GHz and coupled with Mali T830-MP2 GPU for graphics.
  • 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM with 32GB and 64GB internal storage options, expandable via microSD card up to 256GB
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano/microSD) and Fingerprint sensor at the rear
  • 13MP+2MP (monochrome + RGB) dual rear camera with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and LED flash.
  • 13MP+2MP (monochrome + RGB) front camera with f/2.0 aperture and PDAF.
  • 3000mAh non-removable battery.
  • Measurement: 151× 71.9 × 7.6mm and Weight: 149g
  • 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS / GLONASS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3.5 mm audio jack, NFC and Micro USB support.

Honor 9 Lite Price And Availability

Priced at Rs 11,999 for the 3GB/32GB version,Rs. 14,999 roughly) for the 4GB/64GB version, Honor 9 Lite is available in Black, Blue, and Grey color options. The smartphone will be available exclusively on Flipkart and Honor Store from January 21st.

Honor 9 Lite reviewAs part of the launch offers, Honor 9 Lite comes with a discount of Rs 1000 for the 3GB/32GB variant, which takes its effective price to Rs 10,999.

That said, the 4GB/32GB variant of Honor 9 Lite didn’t make it to India but we expect it to be added to the lineup soon.

Honor 9 Lite Review

The stunning looks and dual-camera setups of Honor 9 Lite really stand out in the competition, which already has the likes of Xiaomi Mi A1, Moto X4, Moto G5S Plus along with Huawei’s own Honor 7X and Honor 9i.

While the plastic frame, standard battery life, average camera performance with regular photography, and slow charging are some of the definite drawbacks, Honor 9 Lite is still a worthy mid-range smartphone that offers decent software and specifications, along with a good screen for multimedia consumption.

Honor 9 Lite price and availabilityHonor 9 Lite is an impressive device which hits almost all the right notes, and is definitely recommended to those who are looking for a premium smartphone with a great ability of portrait shots, but at an affordable price.

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In short, Honor 9 Lite is knocking the doors hard to compete with Xiaomi.

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