Honor launched a cool handset the Honor 9 Lite and it comes with a cool price tag of Rs. 10,999. Check this Honor 9 Lite review to know how the handset performed, how is the camera quality, overall performance and battery life.

This Honor 9 Lite is light weight, comes with a 5.6 inch screen with 18:9 aspect ratio but feels like a 5 inch phone, easy to hold and use. Unique thing about the 9 Lite is it comes with quad cameras – dual cameras on the front and dual cameras on the back.

This is a dual SIM Handset with VoLTE support. Camera quality is excellent check the camera section. Overall performance is also pretty good. Battery life is decent, just about a day with mixed usage. Overall this is a tempting handset for Rs. 10,999.

Honor 9 lite unboxing

Honor 9 Lite features, specifications

Inside the box (Unboxing the Honor 9 Lite) : Handset, user manual, data cable (USB to micro USB), SIM ejector pin, plastic case and travel charger 5V/2A
SAR : 1.06 W/kg
Body : Metal frame, glass on front and back with 2.5D curve, very good build and finishing, little slippery, very comfortable to hold and use, light weight – 149 grams, 7.6mm thick. Those who like 5 inch screen will love this phone
SIM Type : Hybrid slot Nano + Nano / Micro SD
Screen  :  5.65 inches, 2.5D curved glass and supporting 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution. Color reproduction, viewing angles and touch response are very good
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, Light sensor, Step, Gyro and magnetic
Security and Extra : Finger Print sensor on back, very fast
LED Notification : Yes (Red, Orange, Green) no option to control the colors
OTG : Yes
RAM : 3GB (about 1.09 GB free on average)
ROM : 32GB (about 22 GB free on first boot)
OS : Android 8, EMUI 8

Honor 9 lite front

Honor 9 Lite Performance

CPU :  Huawei Kirin 659 octa core, 2.36GHz,
GPU :  Mali T830
Heating : Medium
Max Battery Temperature : 38 degrees

Overall performance was smooth, lag free, however do check the gaming section.

Honor 9 lite back midnight black

Honor 9 Lite Benchmark

Antutu : 65901 / 10418
NenaMark3 :  59.3fps (3-2)
Multi Touch : 10 points
Disk Speed :  196 MB/s read  and 121 MB/s write

Honor 9 lite quality

Honor 9 Lite Gaming Review

I played Asphalt 8 in high quality mode it was playable but not really that smooth, you can feel a constant lag, though the car controls were good. Reduce the resolution and it played well, in fact if you reduce the screen resolution in settings to 1280 x 720p the game play improves.

Honor 9 Lite Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 13MP + 2MP, LED flash, Wide Aperture Mode, Portrait Mode
Front Camera : 13MP + 2MP, Portrait Mode
Video Recording : FHD resolution

This handset comes with dual cameras on the back and dual cameras on the front. Camera quality is excellent and the bokeh effects via Wide Aperture mode / Portrait mode does look really good. If you compare this with the Honor 7X the quality is the same, at times the edges are not sharp and merge with background (when using wide aperture / portrait mode).

Honor 9 lite review

The picture quality is better on 9 Lite if you compare with the 7X samples, but I guess the 7X got an update and that improved the camera performance so you can say it is as good as the 9 Lite. Not much of a noticeable difference in camera performance.

Low light and night shots turned out great. Use the night mode / plus there are many professional modes that makes it so easy to capture pro shots.

The handset can shoot FHD videos, quality is good but focusing is slow when recording videos. Selfie is cool, you get to use the bokeh mode using dual cameras on the front. Do check the samples below.

Camera Rating : 4.2 out of 5

Honor 9 Lite camera samples

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Other features

Sound is loud and clear. Reliance Jio SIM worked. Finger Print sensor on the back is very fast, plus you can use finger print sensor for scrolling through notifications, photo, answer call etc.

Honor 9 Lite  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 3000 mAh (Non-removable)
Charging Time : Charge 2 hours 20 minutes
Battery Life : 4 to 5 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One day battery life.

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 31 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 10 minutes / 3% / 35 degrees
Asphalt 8 game play : 22 minutes / 8% / 38 degrees
FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  21 minutes / 6% / 36 degrees

Verdict

The Honor 9 Lite is a impressive handset, not just the look but the price is just too good. Excellent handset in all departments, just that the battery performance is just about average, with about a day of battery life – depending on your usage.

If you loved handsets with a 5 inch screen (small size) then you will love this handset.

Rating : 4.5  out of 5

Honor 9 Lite is available on Flipkart for Rs. 10,999 (3GB/32GB).

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  1. My honor lite is having issues with WiFi Hotspot, the WiFi Hotspot signal is not stable on other device, it’s very rritating not able use Internet properly on other phone, why, is it a bug or anybody facing same issue.

  2. My honor lite is having issues with WiFi Hotspot, the WiFi Hotspot signal is not stable on other device, it’s very rritating not able use Internet properly on other phone, why, is it a bug or anybody facing same issue.

    1. I checked with other handset, there is no issue, it’s only happening with redmi note 4

  3. How is honor able to make profit by selling such amazing quality smartphones at such affordable (&cheap) prices gogi?

    1. I think that is an interesting question Sanjeev. May be because of mass production. What is your opinion Gogi?

      1. I guess their margin is less, also I feel the frame is may be of honor 8 not sure as I don’t have the handset but it feels like honor 8.

  4. How is honor able to make profit by selling such amazing quality smartphones at such affordable (&cheap) prices gogi?

    1. I think that is an interesting question Sanjeev. May be because of mass production. What is your opinion Gogi?

      1. I guess their margin is less, also I feel the frame is may be of honor 8 not sure as I don’t have the handset but it feels like honor 8.

  5. Hi Gogi,
    As suggested earlier, please include ViLTE details as well in the specifications section!
    Thank you.

  6. Hi Gogi,
    As suggested earlier, please include ViLTE details as well in the specifications section!
    Thank you.

  7. Gogi bro,
    Can u please advice me, which handset is premium & best to buy as per your view in between Mi Mix 2, OnePlus 5T, Honor View 10. Hopefully waiting for your valuable answer.

      1. I will rather go with Samsung Galaxy A8+,, due to reliability, good after sales service, brand value, re-sale value and decent performance … I know all the above handsets are more powerful than A8+ but I still prefer A8+.

  8. Gogi bro,
    Can u please advice me, which handset is premium & best to buy as per your view in between Mi Mix 2, OnePlus 5T, Honor View 10. Hopefully waiting for your valuable answer.

      1. I will rather go with Samsung Galaxy A8+,, due to reliability, good after sales service, brand value, re-sale value and decent performance … I know all the above handsets are more powerful than A8+ but I still prefer A8+.

  9. Hi Gogiji,
    In my honor 9 lite, while using chrome its showing clear pixelation in text even your website is not showing very clear.
    Rest everywhere display is perfect.
    Kindly advise if this some optimization problen with chrome or problem with my handset only.
    Thanks

        1. Hold on will increase the size of font, check again after 10 minutes and get back, should look a little better.

      1. not sure because its happening in all websites in chrome.
        Outside chrome there is no pixelation.
        Just downloaded UC browser and its working fine

  10. I have moto g4 plus….is honor 9 lite have better camera than moto g4 plus..?? I have heard that honor 9 lite camera is not that impressive??

  11. Guys which one should i buy between motog5splus ,mi a1,honor 9 lite(3Gb) or 10.or G ? Plz suggest some of ur opinions !!

  12. Using this mobile you can connect easily with PC and manage photos, send SMS etc from your PC using Hisuite application. I liked this feature very much. Having used Redmi phones for years, I did not have this facility. I think Honor is more international than Redmi, while both are Chinese companies.

  13. Agree with you @Ashok.
    Hemant bro I am using both phones. It all depends on your preference. Below details might help you in choosing.

    Honor 8:
    Better Back Cameras, Front camera is also fine
    Far Better Processor for High end gamers.
    Bit more compact

    Honor 9 lite:
    Better front Cameras
    18:9 Display looks beautiful
    Believe speakers are more louder
    Ok for day to day usage
    Working on Oreo version

    Rest both are beautiful handsets and one of the best smartphones in their price range

  14. Hello Gogi Bhai
    I have received my Honor 9 lite blue color yesterday. It looks really premium and cameras are really amazing….in indoor lighting front cameras does fantastic job.
    I have installed many apps but no lag so far and most of the time around 2gb ram is free out of 3gb.
    Thanks for your honest mobile reviews.
    Keep up doing the good work?

  15. Hi Gogiji,
    In my honor 9 lite, while using chrome its showing clear pixelation in text even your website is not showing very clear.
    Rest everywhere display is perfect.
    Kindly advise if this some optimization problen with chrome or problem with my handset only.
    Thanks

        1. Hold on will increase the size of font, check again after 10 minutes and get back, should look a little better.

      1. not sure because its happening in all websites in chrome.
        Outside chrome there is no pixelation.
        Just downloaded UC browser and its working fine

  16. Gogi bro – How is 9 Lite when compared to Honor 8 which is now priced almost close. Is Honor 8 still worth buying when you consider only the Camera section?

  17. I have moto g4 plus….is honor 9 lite have better camera than moto g4 plus..?? I have heard that honor 9 lite camera is not that impressive??

  18. Guys which one should i buy between motog5splus ,mi a1,honor 9 lite(3Gb) or 10.or G ? Plz suggest some of ur opinions !!

    1. Go for mi a1 only if u want gd rear camera.. Otherwise honor 9 lite is very good option

  19. Plz anyone tell how much battery drained on standby.. When i go for a sleep mu battery is 21 % when i wake up its 12 %, is it comnon or there is problm plz tell should i go for the replacement or not

    1. For how many hours was it in standby mode? And It all depends on how many apps are running in the back ground!!

  20. Using this mobile you can connect easily with PC and manage photos, send SMS etc from your PC using Hisuite application. I liked this feature very much. Having used Redmi phones for years, I did not have this facility. I think Honor is more international than Redmi, while both are Chinese companies.

  21. Agree with you @Ashok.
    Hemant bro I am using both phones. It all depends on your preference. Below details might help you in choosing.

    Honor 8:
    Better Back Cameras, Front camera is also fine
    Far Better Processor for High end gamers.
    Bit more compact

    Honor 9 lite:
    Better front Cameras
    18:9 Display looks beautiful
    Believe speakers are more louder
    Ok for day to day usage
    Working on Oreo version

    Rest both are beautiful handsets and one of the best smartphones in their price range

    1. Chayan Bhai, You have really excelled here by giving all details patiently to Hemant.bhai.

  22. Hello Gogi Bhai
    I have received my Honor 9 lite blue color yesterday. It looks really premium and cameras are really amazing….in indoor lighting front cameras does fantastic job.
    I have installed many apps but no lag so far and most of the time around 2gb ram is free out of 3gb.
    Thanks for your honest mobile reviews.
    Keep up doing the good work👍

  23. Gogi bro – How is 9 Lite when compared to Honor 8 which is now priced almost close. Is Honor 8 still worth buying when you consider only the Camera section?

  24. Plz anyone tell how much battery drained on standby.. When i go for a sleep mu battery is 21 % when i wake up its 12 %, is it comnon or there is problm plz tell should i go for the replacement or not

    1. For how many hours was it in standby mode? And It all depends on how many apps are running in the back ground!!

  25. gogi ji i am confused between honor 7x and honor 9lite… i am normal user… which should i buy??

  26. Honor phones are awesome in specs wise and also design and cool pricing but one thing i didn’t like is they launching more varients in a small period of time.

      1. You need not be harsh to tell your point. He is asking a question for clarification. How can you bluntly call him, silly. Think who is silly.

        1. Well said dude.. many guys are asking to get clarity to invest their valuable hard earned money to purchase good mobile, so we should not insult them.

  27. I got this fone , delivery was so fast just delivered in 2 days. every thing is fine, looks are awesome. i ordred black varient. i just love this but the main problem is that its very hard to find screen glass for this and due to curved display there are bubbles on the sides. Just want to know one thing does it will support fast charger of honor which is of 750rs on their online site?

    1. I tried mi earphones, output is not mind blowing but it’s good, its produces good quality sound, it was clear and loud with good base and the output from phone’s speaker was excellent.

  28. gogi ji i am confused between honor 7x and honor 9lite… i am normal user… which should i buy??

  29. Sir a Reviewer on YouTube said that it does not support gyro sensor and thus cannot enjoy VR features can you pls confirm the same pls ???

    1. Did that You tuber shown you that it is not working or just said that cause this YouTuber is showing you that it is working – https://youtu.be/vtb7roL8IFc

      Some Famous You Tubers are popular but have limited knowledge and zero common sense.

        1. That is the problem. People who have no idea about tech and their videos suck, still they are having so many subscribers

  30. Honor phones are awesome in specs wise and also design and cool pricing but one thing i didn’t like is they launching more varients in a small period of time.

      1. You need not be harsh to tell your point. He is asking a question for clarification. How can you bluntly call him, silly. Think who is silly.

        1. Well said dude.. many guys are asking to get clarity to invest their valuable hard earned money to purchase good mobile, so we should not insult them.

    1. Hey Sathak…..dont always go by Reviews on these shopping sites, be it Amazon or Flipkart or any other shopping sites. In today’s scenario you can generate thousand likes/dislikes/reviews online. You can check the authenticity of reviews via few online sites which can help you determine if the reviews on shopping sites are fake /genuine. Below is one such link where you can check :
      fakespot dot com
      Nonetheless, Gogi is doing a great a job by helping most of us in selecting phone of our choice, by giving authentic and genuine reviews. 🙂 Thanks Gogi !!

  31. Black One Looking Cool….. Blue Is Stylish…. In My Opinion Go For Black One U Will Love It 🙂

  32. I got this fone , delivery was so fast just delivered in 2 days. every thing is fine, looks are awesome. i ordred black varient. i just love this but the main problem is that its very hard to find screen glass for this and due to curved display there are bubbles on the sides. Just want to know one thing does it will support fast charger of honor which is of 750rs on their online site?

    1. I tried mi earphones, output is not mind blowing but it’s good, its produces good quality sound, it was clear and loud with good base and the output from phone’s speaker was excellent.

        1. Yes i get a blue variant in 1st sale and its really a awsm very premium look and there is also a fm radio

  33. Battery Is Not A Problem In Honor 9 Lite…. U Can Set To Display 720 Resolution U Will Get More Than 3 Hours Battery Life ….. This Is Galaxy S7 Feature 🙂