Honor 9 Lite comparison: Huawei's latest smartphone faces off against the Redmi Note 4, Moto G5S Plus and others

The reason we selected these devices for Honor 9 Lite comparison is that these smartphones belong to the same pricing segment and pack similar hardware.

Honor India, a sub-brand for Huawei has launched its latest smartphone, the Honor 9 Lite in the Indian market.

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Huawei Honor 9 Lite

The company has launch two variants, one with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage and the second with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The lower-end device is priced at Rs 10,999 while the top end smartphone is priced at Rs 14,999.

This pricing and hardware pit the device directly against a number of offerings from its competition, including Motorola, Xiaomi and even one from, its own stable. To recap, the Honor 9 Lite packs in a 5.65-inch Full HD+ display (2,160x1,080) in an 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D glass. The phone is powered by a Huawei-designed HiSilicon Kirin 659 chip.

The interesting thing to note here is that the device packs four camera sensors, two on the front and two on the back of the device. In terms of configuration, both dual camera setups sport a 13 MP sensor paired with a 2 MP sensor for depth measurement.

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Honor 9 Lite. Image: tech2/Nimish Sawant

With the launch of Honor 9 Lite, we thought that it is a good time to pit the device against its competition. So, we selected the Honor 7X, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Moto G5S Plus, and the 10.or G. The reason we selected these smartphones is that almost all of the devices belong to the same pricing segment and pack similar hardware (or the custom-made equivalents).

All these smartphones are considered mid-range devices from competing smartphone makers. Bear in mind that we're still not done testing some of these smartphones, so we're currently comparing them going only by their specifications on paper. A real-world test should follow soon.

Smartphone Huawei Honor 9 Lite Huawei Honor 7X Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Moto G5S Plus Xiaomi Mi A1 10.or G
Display Size (inches) 5.65 5.93 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
Resolution (pixels) 1,080 x 2,160 1,080 x 2,160 1,080 x 1,920 1,080 x 1,920 1,080 x 1,920 1,920 x 1,080
Pixel Density (PPI) 428 407 401 401 403 401
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD LTPS IPS LCD IPS LED
Dimensions (mm) 151x71.9x7.6 156.5x75.3x7.6 151x76x8.5 153.5x76.2x8 155.4x75.8x7.3 155x76x8.5
Weight (g) 149 165 165 168 165 170
Dual SIM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Micro, Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Connectivity GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / CDMA / LTE GSM / HSPA / CDMA / LTE
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 659 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
CPU Cores Octa-core Octa-core Octa-core Octa-core Octa-core Octa-core
CPU Clock Speed (GHz) 4 Cortex-A53 @ 2.36 GHz & 4 Cortex-A53 @ 1.7 GHz 4 Cortex-A53 @ 2.36 GHz & 4 Cortex-A53 @ 1.7 GHz 8x2.0 Cortex A53 8 Cortex A53 @ 2.0 GHz 8x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz 8x Cortex-A53 @ up to 2.2 GHz
GPU Mali-T830MP2 Mali-T830MP2 Adreno 506 Adreno 506 Adreno 506 Adreno 506
RAM 3/4 GB 4 GB 2/3/4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 3/4 GB
On-Board Memory 32/64 GB 32/64 GB 16/32/64 GB 64 GB 64 GB 32/64 GB
Expandable Memory Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 128 GB Yes, up to 128 GB Yes, up to 128 GB
Primary Camera 13 MP and 2 MP 16 MP and 12 MP 13MP, f/2.0 13 MP, f/2.0, 13 MP, f/2.0 12 MP, f/2.2 and 12 MP, f/2.6 13 MP f/2.0 and 13 MP
Autofocus System Phase detection Phase detection Phase detection Phase detection Phase detection Phase detection
Secondary Camera 13 MP, 2 MP 8 MP 5 MP, f/2.0 8 MP, f/2.0 5 MP, f/2.0 16 MP
Video Capture 1080p 1080p 1080p 4K 4K 1080p
Flash LED LED Dual-LED Dual-LED Dual-LED Dual-LED
OS Version EMUI 8.0 Android 8.0 Oreo EMUI 5.1 Android 7.0 Nougat MIUI 9 Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat Android One, Android Oreo 8.0 Android Nougat 7.1.2
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE v4.1, A2DP, LE, EDR v4.1, A2DP, LE v4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR v4.2, A2DP, LE v5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC No No No Yes No No
Fingerprint Scanner Yes, Rear button Yes, Rear button Yes, Rear button Yes, Home button Yes, Rear button Yes, Rear button
3.5 mm jack Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FM Radio No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
USB Type microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 Type-C Reversible connector microUSB 2.0
Battery (mAh) 3,000 3,340 4,100 3,000 3,080 4,000
Quick Charge No No No Yes, Fast Charge Yes No
Colors Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue and Glacier Grey Black, Blue, Gold Gray, Gold, Black Lunar Gray, Fine Gold Black, Gold, Rose Gold Go Grey, Beyond Black
Prices in India Starting at Rs 10,999 Starting at Rs 12,999 Rs 9,999 Rs 15,999 Rs 14,999 Starting at Rs 11,999



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