Huawei’s latest offering in the Indian market is the Honor 8 Lite which is more affordable and less powerful phone than the flagship Honor 8. The Huawei Honor 8 is one of the competent smartphones in the sub-Rs 30,000 price segment. This is due to its competent looks, specifications significant performance and decent camera results.
Whereas, the Honor 8 Lite also offers same styling, specifications and looks but, with a compromise on the camera and performance front. With Honor 8 Lite, you get 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage along with a hybrid SIM slot that can act as a microSD slot or second SIM slot. So, let’s see what the latest offering from Huawei has to offer in this quick unboxing of the phone.
Honor 8 Lite Coverage
Huawei Honor 8 Lite Specifications
|Key Specs||Huawei Honor 8 Lite|
|Screen Resolution||Full HD, 1920 X 1080 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0|
|Storage Upgrade||Yes, up to 128GB|
|Primary Camera||12MP with f/2.2 aperture|
|SIM Card Type||Hybrid|
|Dimensions||147.2 mm X 72.94 mm X 7.6 mm|
Honor 8 Lite Photo Gallery
What makes Honor 8 Lite distinct from its competitors is its all-glass finish which is quite unique in the segment. The frame of the smartphone does not appear to be metal but, the 2.5D curved glass at the front and a clean finish at the rear give the phone premium appeal. The back of the phone features a fingerprint sensor which also acts as a touch-sensitive gesture controller. Through this, a user can set up the sensor to use it to swipe through pictures in the gallery, bring up the notification shade and more.
At the front, the 5.2-inch display is accompanied with front camera, speakers and different sensors at the top.
The bottom features the speaker grille and an USB-port.
Over the top, the phone has a 3.5mm audio jack.
The right side of the phone features volume rocker and power button.
The left side features hybrid dual-SIM slot.
The Honor 8 Lite features a 5.2-inch full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels. The phone has a decent output in daylight and viewing it from different angles have no problems. The screen is further covered with a 2.5D curved glass with a metal frame all around, which is similar to the Samsung’s A-Series. With EMUI 5.0, a new Eye Comfort feature is introduced which gives everything a yellow tinge, that makes the screen easier for the eyes, as claimed by the company.
Unlike, the Honor 8, the Honor 8 Lite misses on the dual camera setup. At the back, it is backed with a 12-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and autofocus and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter at the front with a 77-degree wide-angle lens and f/2.0 aperture. The outdoor pictures were nice and detailed but, with some colors popping out much and few left out. The Autofocus feature is also quite handy. The wide angle lens was helpful and performed its function appropriately.
The images taken in the artificial light and low light also gave significant results and overall the camera did not disappoint us but, also did not give exceptional results.
The Honor 8 Lite is powered by a Huawei’s octa-core Kirin 655 SoC which is coupled to a 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The storage can be further upgraded up to 128GB via microSD. With the Android 7.0 and EMUI 5.0 comes into function, the device performed smoothly and multitasking was quite hassle free. Although heavy gaming was not tested but, looking at the configuration, the smartphone will not disappoint the users. Considering the fingerprint sensor, it is quite sensitive and you might end up with locking your phone unexpectedly.
The Honor 8 Lite is a significant option in the mid range segment with competent styling, design, and performance. The EMUI 5.0 and new features of the phone might help the company in attracting some users. If you are looking to have a stylish smartphone with good performance and imaging then Honor 8 Lite is a good option in the mid range segment.
Pricing And Availability
The Honor 8 Lite has been priced at Rs. 17,999 and will be available through Honor partner stores across the country from May 12.