The Honor 9 Lite – a “mixture” of several gadgets of Huawei, which combine glass panels. For example, in P10 Lite the back side is made up of two halves, and in Honor 9 the entire back panel is glass. Each of them has a special distortion of the glass. Available for £199.99 from HiHonor UK, and Amazon.co.uk.

However, in the Honor 9 Lite panel without distortion, like a mirror.

The rear panel is glass with a blue tint, the front side has a semi-glossy coating, creating the effect of mother-of-pearl. The side frames of the matte are metal.

Specifications

  • Body materials: metal, glass
  • Operating system: Android 8.0 Oreo, EMUI 8
  • Network: GSM / EDGE, UMTS / HSDPA, LTE Cat 4 (1/3/7/8/20 range)
  • Screen: LTPS LCD, diagonal 5.65 “, resolution 1080×2160 pixels (FullHD +)
  • Platform: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Processor: 16 nm, 64-bit, 8-core, 4xCortex-A53 2.36 GHz + 4xCortex-A53 1.7 GHz
  • Graphics: Mali-T830
  • Memory: 3 GB LPDDR3
  • Storage for data storage: 32 GB
  • Memory card slot: yes, microSD up to 128 GB (instead of the second SIM card)
  • Main camera: 13/2 MP, f / 2.2, 1 / 2.8 ” sensor, 1.25 micron pixel size, phase autofocus, LED flash
  • Front camera: 13/2 MP, f / 2.0
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.2, micro USB (USB-Host) connector for charging / synchronization, 3.5 mm headset / headphone jack
  • Navigation: GPS (support for A-GPS), GLONASS, Beidou
  • Optional: NFC, fingerprint reader, accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor
  • Battery: lithium polymer, 3000 mAh, fast charging
  • Dimensions: 151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 149 grams

Contents of delivery

  • Smartphone
  • AC adapter
  • USB cable
  • Cover (may not be – depends on the country of implementation)
  • Warranty card

From the point of view of dimensions Honor 9 Lite is very steep: 151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm, thin, narrow, and in height much smaller than 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 8 Plus. Weight is also only 150 grams. Smartphone 9 Lite perfectly lies in the hand, does not slip. The screen frames are as follows: from the top 10 mm, from the bottom 11 mm, to the right and left slightly less than 4 mm.

On the front panel, there are two self-cameras, light and proximity sensors, an indicator of missed events, a conversational speaker. It is loud, the sound is high-frequency without bass notes.

At the bottom end, you will find a standard 3.5 mm jack, the main microphone, an old micro USB connector and a handsfree speaker.

Right – power button, volume control.

On the left is a typical plastic combo slot for “sim” and a memory card.

The top is empty.

The back panel features a dark module with two lenses, a second microphone and a flash. Below is a fingerprint scanner.

Conclusion on the section: a beautiful, but a marvellous device with a good assembly, nice to touch materials, ergonomic design, the convenient arrangement of various elements.

Battery

The Honor 9 Lite uses a non-removable lithium-polymer (Li-Pol) 3000 mAh battery. A typical battery for similar gadgets. Frankly, you can already judge in advance about the average values of the smartphone: about a day with a maximum amount of time for the screen to glow for 3-4 hours, about 6 hours of HD video (MP4) for 100% brightness.

As usual, the smartphone supports working with two sim cards. However, one slot can be occupied by a memory card.

This device uses a screen with a diagonal of 5.65 inches. The physical size is 64×128 mm. There is an anti-reflective coating, quite effective.

The resolution of the Honor 9 display is FullHD +, that is 1080×2160 pixels, the aspect ratio is 18: 9 (2: 1), the density is 427 pixels per inch. Matrix from IPS without an air layer on-cell.

Viewing angles of the screen are maximum, no distortion. The brightness of the backlight is high, the screen does not blink in the light.

In the settings, there is an item with colour temperature. The function of protection of vision works: you can choose not only the on and off time but also the intensity.

  • Smart resolution
  • HD +
  • FullHD +

Apparently, this way you can influence the speed of the device and the time of “life” of the battery.

Battery

The Honor 9 Lite uses a non-removable lithium-polymer (Li-Pol) 3000 mAh battery. A typical battery for similar gadgets. Frankly, you can already judge in advance about the average values of the smartphone: about a day with a maximum amount of time for the screen to glow for 3-4 hours, about 6 hours of HD video (MP4).

In general, Honor 9 has two cameras on the front and back sides. This is done not only for marketing reasons but also for blurring the background – bokeh. The main and frontal cameras are 13 MP (f2.2, 26 mm), the rest is 2 MP. The latter participate only in the side, they can not be separately included.

Camera

The cameras are shot well: the correct white balance, not so many noises, a clear picture. The focus is fast and accurate.

In the photo mode, you can choose a digital aperture from 0.95 to 16. There is a function “live photo” – a simple response of Live-photos from Apple. Such photos are marked with a circle of dots.

Selfies are obtained for 4 out of 5 points. The picture is not always sharp and with a correct white balance. Bokeh – on 3 of 5. The screen acts as a flash.

Final Verdict

Offering an amazing combination of looks and features – Honor 9 Lite is an amazing device available in the market today and already the Ultimate Budget Champion of 2018 so far. It is offering great capabilities in the budget smartphone segment of the UK.