Honor brand have recently launched really good handsets with really good price tag. The latest one is the Honor 9 Lite that comes with an interesting price tag of Rs. 10,999. I bought this handset from the first sale on Flipkart.

Unboxing the Honor 9 Lite : Inside the box you will get the handset, user manual, warranty card, plastic case, USB to micro USB data cable and Travel Charger 5V/2A. SAR value mentioned on the phone is 1.06 W/kg.

Overall build and finishing is awesome, this phone is priced at Rs. 10,999 but has the look of Rs. 30K premium phones. There are 3 color options but the Grey one is like the looks of Rs. 50K phone, however that Grey color Honor 9 Lite will be a tough one to get, I think.

This unit that I got is a retail unit, which means I bought this from the first sale from Flipkart. And surprisingly this was the first time that I got the handset delivered on the same day i.e. I ordered it at 00:00 when the sale began and I got it the same day around 5PM.

Honor 9 Lite unboxing

The Honor 9 Lite comes with LED notification, OTG is supported and its packed with Accelerometer, proximity, light, magnetic, gyro and step sensors. There is glass on the front as well as on the back and its 2.5D curved (front / back), this gives a symmetrical look to the handset.

This handset comes with 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM and running EMUI 8 based on Android 8. There is 3000 mAh battery and the best thing I like about this handset is the size it comes with 5.65 inch screen with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution, supports 10 point multi touch, very good screen quality and viewing angles.

Honor 9 Lite midnight black

Since the handset comes with 18:9 aspect screen it is packed into a smaller form factor – feels like using a 5 inch screen. There are dual microphones. 4G with VoLTE is supported, I did not find video calling icon in dialler.

Another unique thing is the dual cameras of 13MP + 2MP on the rear and dual cameras of 13MP + 2MP on the front. Wait for the full review, coming soon.

You can buy this handset from Flipkart for Rs. 10,999.

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  1. I have been using RN 4 for about 1 year. Honor lite is very good. Good I decided to change and also luckily to get it too. Hope to sell RN4 for decent amount.

  2. I have been using RN 4 for about 1 year. Honor lite is very good. Good I decided to change and also luckily to get it too. Hope to sell RN4 for decent amount.

    1. Its screen size ratio. Plenty of phones come with 16:9 ratio, but these 18:9 have more wider screen, so movies with black borders on top and bottom have less borders in 18:9 compared to 16:9 phones, the whole movie watching experience is much better on 18:9 phones

      1. It is easily to hold 18:9 tall phones in one hand while you cannot manage big screen 16:9 phones in one hand unless you have huge hand

    1. अच्छा सुझाव है। विचार होना चाहिए इस बात पर।

    1. Its screen size ratio. Plenty of phones come with 16:9 ratio, but these 18:9 have more wider screen, so movies with black borders on top and bottom have less borders in 18:9 compared to 16:9 phones, the whole movie watching experience is much better on 18:9 phones

      1. It is easily to hold 18:9 tall phones in one hand while you cannot manage big screen 16:9 phones in one hand unless you have huge hand

    1. अच्छा सुझाव है। विचार होना चाहिए इस बात पर।

  3. Will Honor 9lite get update for face recognition. Is the hardware adequate for face recognition?

    1. Not sure, but there are some saying it will get, lets see, will cover that if there is any such feature added via update.

      1. Gogi Sir, Chinese owners of 9 Lite have already got OTA update of Face Unlock, Indian Honor 9 Lite owners will get face unlock via OTA in February

  4. can you please review about gaming experience on honor 9 lite. because it is the same processor in honor 7x and in honor 9i and the gaming performance was poor in both device.

    and can you please tell me how is the sound quality through earphone.

  5. Will Honor 9lite get update for face recognition. Is the hardware adequate for face recognition?

    1. Not sure, but there are some saying it will get, lets see, will cover that if there is any such feature added via update.

      1. Gogi Sir, Chinese owners of 9 Lite have already got OTA update of Face Unlock, Indian Honor 9 Lite owners will get face unlock via OTA in February

  6. Which one will be best under 11k for camera
    Honor 6x =8k
    Honor 9 lite 11k
    I have watched many youtube videos of honor 6x night mode.
    Honor 9 lite is also same or better than 6x..
    I want phone specially for camera purpose..
    Any honor 6x user plz help is its camera really good or should i go for 9 lite on tomarrows sale
    Thanks

    1. You should go for 9 Lite. You should not buy old generation phones like 6x. You should use new generation bezel less phones like 9 Lite

  7. can you please review about gaming experience on honor 9 lite. because it is the same processor in honor 7x and in honor 9i and the gaming performance was poor in both device.

    and can you please tell me how is the sound quality through earphone.

  8. Wow, looking premium, waiting for full review,

    Kindly put on light over native video calling option i.e. vilte and detailed battery backup.

  9. I also got it early in the morning today, at 8.15am. Initial impression, the phone is really awesome and everything seems fantastic.

          1. Phone design, build quality is great. Screen is excellent. No high end gaming, but otherwise performance is smooth. Fp sensor is fast. Cameras are actually nice ones. Rest is all working good. But battery is draining fast and charging slowly. Black looks eye catchy and expensive too. Overall all my needs are met and I am happy with it.

        1. Gogi ji & amol ji … please tell me the sound quality thro earphones… if it is ok..
          i will definetely buy it. bcoz in honor 6x , music quality thro earphones is poor.

      1. Sapphire blue was sold out immediately when the count down became 0. I think, it was not available for sale.

  10. SIR Please do an in-depth camera review on this Honor 9 Lite and also compare with Honor 7x, Honor 9i, MiA1 and Redmi 5 Plus

  11. Which one will be best under 11k for camera
    Honor 6x =8k
    Honor 9 lite 11k
    I have watched many youtube videos of honor 6x night mode.
    Honor 9 lite is also same or better than 6x..
    I want phone specially for camera purpose..
    Any honor 6x user plz help is its camera really good or should i go for 9 lite on tomarrows sale
    Thanks

    1. You should go for 9 Lite. You should not buy old generation phones like 6x. You should use new generation bezel less phones like 9 Lite

          1. But Gogi Sir, Honor”s original site specifications not mentioned about presence of gyroscope. Not even in Honor 7X. Actually I wanted to buy Honor 9 Lite but absence of gyroscope made me change my decision

          2. Arre hi usme gyroscope, it is there. You say plenty are saying its not there, but plenty are also saying it is there. I watched 360 video on youtube today, they wont work without gyroscope.

  12. Hi.. I want to but smartphone under 4000/- for normal usage. not really for gaming. If any best phone is available under this amount please let me know. Thanks.

      1. Gogi, I want to know whether there is any difference between the bookeh effect of 9 lite vs potrait mode of 7x. Except for this & pricing point, 7x has more advantages in terms of screen size, battery power, rear camera, fm etc…

        Request to let me know this in your review or in comment section before next sale on Jan 23 12 noon.

  13. Hi Gogi,
    I noticed that in the video while showing specs, the processor mentioned was Kirin 650 and not 659. Any idea whether that’s a fluke or the processor is not Kirin 659?

  14. Wow, looking premium, waiting for full review,

    Kindly put on light over native video calling option i.e. vilte and detailed battery backup.

  15. I also got it early in the morning today, at 8.15am. Initial impression, the phone is really awesome and everything seems fantastic.

          1. Phone design, build quality is great. Screen is excellent. No high end gaming, but otherwise performance is smooth. Fp sensor is fast. Cameras are actually nice ones. Rest is all working good. But battery is draining fast and charging slowly. Black looks eye catchy and expensive too. Overall all my needs are met and I am happy with it.

        1. Gogi ji & amol ji … please tell me the sound quality thro earphones… if it is ok..
          i will definetely buy it. bcoz in honor 6x , music quality thro earphones is poor.

      1. Sapphire blue was sold out immediately when the count down became 0. I think, it was not available for sale.

  16. SIR Please do an in-depth camera review on this Honor 9 Lite and also compare with Honor 7x, Honor 9i, MiA1 and Redmi 5 Plus

          1. But Gogi Sir, Honor”s original site specifications not mentioned about presence of gyroscope. Not even in Honor 7X. Actually I wanted to buy Honor 9 Lite but absence of gyroscope made me change my decision

          2. Arre hi usme gyroscope, it is there. You say plenty are saying its not there, but plenty are also saying it is there. I watched 360 video on youtube today, they wont work without gyroscope.

  17. Hi.. I want to but smartphone under 4000/- for normal usage. not really for gaming. If any best phone is available under this amount please let me know. Thanks.

    1. add 1k.. go for redmi 5a or tenor D.. u will definetely feel satisfied in all departments

      1. Gogi, I want to know whether there is any difference between the bookeh effect of 9 lite vs potrait mode of 7x. Except for this & pricing point, 7x has more advantages in terms of screen size, battery power, rear camera, fm etc…

        Request to let me know this in your review or in comment section before next sale on Jan 23 12 noon.

  18. Hi Gogi,
    I noticed that in the video while showing specs, the processor mentioned was Kirin 650 and not 659. Any idea whether that’s a fluke or the processor is not Kirin 659?