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Unboxing The Honor 9 Lite

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Unboxing The Honor 9 Lite

Specifications
Status

Launched

Manufacturer

Honor

Model / Variant

Honor 9 Lite

Launch Date

21st December (China)
17th January (India)

Price

Starting at Rs. 10999 (Speculated)

Dimensions

151 × 71.9 × 7.60 mm

Weight

149 grams

Design

Front Glass
Back Glass
Metal Frame

Colors

Navy Blue
Seagull Gray
Magic Nightfall
Pearl White

Display Size and Type

5.65 inch
IPS LCD

Display Resolution

2160 x 1080 px
428ppi

Chipset

HiSilicon Kirin 659

CPU

Octa-core
4 x 2.36 GHz Cortex-A53
4 x 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53

GPU

Mali-T830 MP2

Memory Storage

32GB
64GB

RAM

3GB
4GB

Memory Expandability

MicroSD Card
256GB

Operating System

Android 8.0 Oreo
EMUI 8

Primary Camera

13MP
2MP (depth sensor)

Camera Features

PDAF
HDR
Panorama

Primary Video

1080P @ 30fps

Secondary Camera

13MP
2MP (depth sensor)
Bokeh
Beauty Mode

Secondary Camera Video

1080P @ 30fps

Battery

3000 mAh
Super Charge

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2

Other Features

Fingerprint sensor

Honor will officially launch the Honor 9 Lite in India on the 17th of January. While there are no details about the price yet, we speculate that the Honor 9 Lite could be a slightly lower priced Honor 7X alternative in India. In China, where the smartphone was first launched, it starts at a price of CNY 1199 (Rs. 11600 approx.) for the base variant. Considering Honor’s recent pricing strategy, it won’t be surprising if the Honor 9 Lite is priced at Rs. 10999 in the Indian market.

Let’s unbox the Honor 9 Lite and see what we get inside the box:

  • Honor 9 Lite
  • Sim Ejector Tool
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Wall Charger

First Impressions

The display of the smartphone is reminiscent of the Honor 7X with thin bezels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Honor branding is housed in the bottom bezel just like the 7X while the fingerprint sensor is comfortably placed on the back of the device. The glass back of the smartphone is extremely reflective and will be a fingerprint magnet.

So, either keep a microfibre cloth handy with you all the time or use a case or a skin to protect it from little smudges and dings. The device is smaller than the Honor 7X thanks to a slightly smaller display as well and it is comfortable to hold and use the device with one hand.

Specifications

It has a 5.65-inch IPS LCD display with a 2160 x 1080 px resolution which translates into an 18:9 aspect ratio.

Under the hood, similar to the Honor 7X, the Honor 9 Lite has the HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset, an octa-core processor, the Mali-T830 MP2 GPU, 3GB or 4GB of RAM and storage options of 32GB and 64GB. It is worth noting that the onboard storage will be expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. The fingerprint sensor is placed at the back and the bottom bezel on the front houses the Honor branding.

Powering the device is a 3000 mAh battery which also supports the Super Charge technology.

The Honor 9 Lite has four cameras. To the front and back, it has a 13MP + 2MP setup and both the setups record 1080P videos at 30fps.

With the Honor 7X garnering great reviews for price-to-performance ratio, the Honor 9 Lite might take it up a notch with its competitive pricing in the India market. It has a modern design, a very capable chipset and dual cameras on the front and back. Fans of custom UI would love EMUI and at a price of around Rs. 10,000, this smartphone could be a great prospect.

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Vipul Vij
Vipul Vij
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