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Honor 9 Lite FAQs, pros, cons, user queries and answers

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched a new Honor smartphone dubbed as Honor 9 Lite with four cameras in India. The new Honor 9 Lite is the toned-down version of the Honor 9 that was launched with dual front and rear cameras in October last year.

Honor had already unveiled the Honor 9 Lite in China back in December. At the time of its launch, Huawei mentioned that it would launch the phone in 14 more countries including India. Now, the company has launched the Honor 9 Lite in India priced at Rs. 10,999 for the base variant. It is a Flipkart exclusive and will go on sale via Flash sales starting on January 21.

Honor 9 Lite Pros

  • Metal and Glass body
  • FHD+ 18:9 display
  • Four cameras

Honor 9 Lite Cons

  • Lacks Fast charging

Honor 9 Lite Specifications

Key Specifications Honor 9 Lite
Display 5.65-inch IPS LCD
Screen Resolution FHD+ 1080 x 2160 pixels
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
Processor Octa-core
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 659
GPU Mali-T830 MP2
Internal Storage 32GB / 64GB
Expandable Storage Yes, up to 256 GB
Primary Camera Dual 13 MP+ 2MP, PDAF, LED flash
Secondary Camera Dual 13MP+ 2MP
Video Recording [email protected]
Battery 3,000mAh
4G VoLTE Yes
Sim Card Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Price 3GB / 32GB – Rs. 10,999, 4GB / 64GB – Rs. 14,999

Question: How is the display of the Honor 9 Lite?

Honor 9 Lite

Answer: The Honor 9 Lite sports a 5.65-inch 2.5D curved glass IPS LCD display. The display comes with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. Further, it features 18:9 aspect ratio which means it has a full-screen display with minimum bezels.

Question: Does the Honor 9 Lite support dual SIM cards?

Answer: Yes, it supports dual Nano-SIM cards.

Question: Does the device support 4G VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports 4G VoLTE.

Question: How much RAM and internal storage come with the Honor 9 Lite?

Answer: The smartphone comes in two variants- 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage.

Question: Can the internal storage in the device be expanded?

Answer: Yes, the internal storage on the Honor 9 Lite is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.

Question: Which Android version runs on the Honor 9 Lite?

Answer: The device runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 on top.

Question: What are the camera features of the device?

Answer: Coming to the optics, the Honor 9 Lite comes with a total of 4 cameras. It sports a 13MP primary RGB camera accompanied by a 2MP secondary monochrome camera at rear. The rear cameras comes with PDAF and LED flash for improved focusing and low-light performance. The rear camera also has features like HDR and panorama.

On the front, the device comes with a 13MP + 2MP secondary camera setup.

Question: What is the battery capacity on the device?

Answer: The device is powered by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery which is said to offer 2 days backup.

Question: Which mobile processor is used in Honor 9 Lite?

Answer: The device comes with Huawei’s octa-core Kirin 659 processor with Mali T830 GPU.

Question: Does the Honor 9 Lite features a fingerprint sensor?

Honor 9 Lite

Answer: Yes, the phone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Question: Is the Honor 9 Lite water resistant?

Answer: No, the device is not water resistant.

Question: Does the device support NFC connectivity?

Answer: No, it does not support NFC connectivity.

Question: Does the device support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, the smartphone offers USB OTG connectivity.

Question: Does the device support HDR mode?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports HDR mode.

Question: Can 4K videos be played on the device?

Answer: No, you cannot play 4K videos on the device.

Question: How is the audio experience of the Honor 9 Lite?

Answer: As per our initial testing, the Honor 9 Lite’s speaker is found to be loud and clear in terms of audio. It features active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic.

Question: Does the device sport a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Honor 9 Lite

Answer: Yes, it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Question: Can the device be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer: Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is mobile internet sharing via hotspot is supported?

Answer: Yes, you can use the mobile hotspot to share internet.

Question: What sensors are there in Honor 9 Lite?


Answer: The device comes with a fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, and compass.

Question: What is the price of Honor 9 Lite in India?

Answer: The device has been priced at Rs. 10,999 in India for the 3GB/32GB model. While 4GB/64GB is priced at Rs. 14,999.

Question: Will the device be available in offline stores?

Answer: The device will be available to buy via flash sales on January 21 on Flipkart at 12 AM and 12 PM. It will not be available offline. The next flash sales will be on January 22 and 23 at 12 PM.