Huawei Honor 9 Lite

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  • Dimensions: 151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 149 grams
  • Display Size: 5.65-inches IPS LCD Screen (1080 x 2160 Pixels)
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • GPU: Mali-T830 MP2
  • Cameras: 13MP + 2MP Rear and 13MP + 2MP FaceTime Snappers
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and micro USB 2.0
  • Sensors: Compass, Proximity, Accelerometer, and rear-mounted Fingerprint Scanner

The constantly growing smartphone manufacturer Huawei’s subsidiary brand “Honor” is getting so much popularity worldwide with groundbreaking and fully-baked smartphones such as Honor 7X, Honor 8X and of course Honor 9 Lite in Australia.

The fourth release smartphone released back in January 2018 coming up with a premium design even without breaking your banks. The key highlights of 9 Lite are related to quad cameras which we saw on Honor 9i but the first and foremost thing you’ll notice is that it’s refined glass design alongside mirror-like effect outback.

 The well-rounded specifications and super-fancy design are a compelling proposition. But does 9 Lite manages to stand out from a crowded budget and mid-range segment? Here on a single page, we have rounded up everything Honor 9 Lite is equipped with. So, let’s keep going.

Huawei Honor 9 Lite Specifications:

The Honor 9 Lite specifications in Australia include 5.65-inches IPS LCD screen, Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, HiSilicon Kirin 659 Chipset and abundance of color options to choose from. Other details are as follow:

  • Dimensions: 151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 149 grams
  • Display Size: 5.65-inches IPS LCD Screen (1080 x 2160 Pixels)
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • GPU: Mali-T830 MP2
  • Cameras: 13MP + 2MP Rear and 13MP + 2MP FaceTime Snappers
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and micro USB 2.0
  • Sensors: Compass, Proximity, Accelerometer, and rear-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
  • Battery: 3000mAh non-removable
  • Colors: Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Glacier Gray, Navy, Seagull, and Pearl White

Design and Display:

At first glance, you’ll be impressed by Honor 9 Lite. Bearing a close resemblance to 2-years old iPhone 8 Plus with a mirror-like Glass finish outback. It feels you more premium as compared to any other metal unibody smartphone as coming up with elegant finishing and impressive build quality.

Sporting a plastic frame on downside instead of a metal whereas power button and volume rockers are made of plastic too holding their position on the right-hand side.

Comprises a super-gorgeous 5.65-inches IPS LCD screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a Full HD+ resolution 1080 x 2160 Pixels which gives it a high PPI Density (Pixels Per Inch) of 428. One can dial down that resolution to 720p in order to save battery – if he or she prefers. Color-wise, it’s vibrant enough and offers sharper text as well as awesome color reproduction – although – viewing angles are limited.

Camera and Performance:

Backed by a dual rear camera configuration and dual camera set up out front too. Outback, you’ll see a 13MP lens for heavy lifting alongside a 2MP secondary sensor for capturing detailed and depth information.

Moreover, a 2MP sensor helps improve low-light performance. Out front, on the other hand, you’ll see another combination of 13MP + 2MP FaceTime sensor for extraordinary videos calls and selfies with your nearest and dearest.

Performance-wise, it’s powered by the same chipset which we have already seen in Honor 9i and Honor 7X – HiSilicon Kirin 659 – partnered with 3GB/4GB of RAM and Mali-T830 MP2 GPU manages a graphical department pretty well.

The overall performance (according to online sources) is super-smooth and flawless which means one can work on multiple apps simultaneously and can play graphics-enriched games without getting a sign of lag.

Battery, OS, and Storage:

The handset runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system and it’s yet to be announced when (or if) Honor 9 Lite will start getting updates of Android 9.0 Pie.

The total amount of battery is 3000, Honor 9 Lite is backed by with – giving enough juice for a moderate user to last an entire day with mixed activities such as browsing the Internet, texting, calling and watching videos. On the contrary, a heavy user won’t go through a whole day and will be needing to charge it before the day ends.

In terms of onboard memory, it’s coming up in 2 different storage-tiers – 32GB and 64GB to accommodate your all kind of stuff without getting worried about the space issue. Not enough? The great news is, one would be able to expand it further up to 256GB with the help of microSD card.

Price and Availability:

According to Huawei, Honor 9 Lite official release date is 21st January 2018 in so many regions including China, India, Australia, and other Asian countries. That means it’s right now available on shelves and audience from all major cities of Australia such as Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney get their hands on one.

The saucy segment everyone looks at, definitely is a price segment. The Honor 9 Lite Price in Australia starts from AU$196-382 which means it’s sitting at a lower-end of Android smartphone price spectrum – especially if you’re living in Australia.

That price is putting 9 Lite on a par with Nokia 6 and Moto G5 and making it the most economical smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio across Australia. So, are you ready to buy?