Honor 9 Lite (4 GB)

Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 5.65 inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels), 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 2.36 GHz Octa Core Hisilicon Kirin 659 Processor
  • 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Internal Storage, Expandable up to 256 GB
  • 13 MP + 2 MP Dual Rear Cameras, 13 MP + 2 MP Dual Front Cameras
  • Android 8.0, 3000 mAh battery, Fingerprint, Dual SIM, 4G, VoLTE
Honor 9 Lite (4 GB) Price in India:

Rs. 14,999

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  • 18:9 aspect ratio with good display quality
  • Comfortable form factor like a typical 5.2 inches phone
  • Excellent beautiful design
  • Latest Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Good performance for daily usage
  • Good value for money


  • Lags a little with heavy games
  • Cameras are decent but not excellent
  • Overpriced, should cost Rs. 2,000 less

Should You Buy?

Overall, the Honor 9 Lite is a very beautiful phone with its all-glass build and narrow bezel design. It also comes with a very good 18:9 aspect ratio display and latest Android 8.0 Oreo. However, one of its biggest highlight, the quad cameras, aren’t particularly great, neither is the performance for heavy gamers. Still, the Honor 9 Lite packs in a lot within itself but, the 4 GB variant is overpriced. You can especially go for it if you want a more comfortable (like 5.2 inches) 18:9 display phone.

Our Score


Out of 106

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Honor 9 Lite Full Specifications:
Launch Details
AnnouncedDecember 2017
ReleasedJanuary 2018
Build TypeBezel-less, with 2.5D curved glass on front and back
ColorsMidnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Glacier Grey
Dimensions151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm
Weight149 grams
Size5.65 inches
ResolutionFull HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels), 428 ppi Pixel Density
Ratio18:9 aspect ratio, 75.5% Screen-to-body ratio
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo
ProcessorOcta Core HiSilicon Kirin 659 (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUMali-T830 MP2
Rear13 MP + 2 MP Dual cameras, Dual-LED flash
PDAF, Hardware Level Bokeh Effect, Gesture Control, Face detection, HDR, Panorama
Front13 MP + 2 MP
Bokeh Effects, Filters
VideoRear: 1080p at 30 fps
Front: 1080p at 30 fps
SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM (hybrid slot)
TypeNano SIM, Dual Stand-by
Internal32/64 GB
ExternalmicroSD, up to 256 GB
CapacityLi-Po 3,300 mAh battery
Fast ChargingYes
Stand-by Time-
Talk Time-
SensorsFingerprint sensor (Rear Mounted), Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Compass, Gravity Sensor, Phone Status Indicator
WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, WIFI direct
BluetoothYes, v4.2
LocationAGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
USBmicroUSB 2.0
FM radioNo
3.5mm jackYes
MicrophonesOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Supports2G, 3G, 4G/ VoLTE
2G BandsGSM: 900 / 1800
3G BandsWCDMA: 900 / 2100
4G BandsLTE FDD - B1, B3, B5
LTE TDD - B40, B41
Notification LEDYes
ButtonsOn-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker
Water/Dust ResistantNo
Wireless ChargingNo
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct information on this page still, cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Honor 9 Lite Review:

Huawei, after recently launching the Honor 9i and the Honor 7X has launched yet another budget smartphone with an 18:9 display, called as the Honor 9 Lite. The first thing you will notice about the phone is its stunning design, it comes with 2.5D curved glass on both the front and the back, and the company has specially made the back very reflective to give it a mirror-like finish. The phone really looks very beautiful in both the Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue color variants which are launched in India.

The Honor 9 Lite, unlike the Honor 7X and the Honor 9i, sports a smaller 5.65 inches screen and due to the narrow bezel design, it fits in the size of a typical 5.2 inches phone and is lot more comfortable. It comes with FHD+ display having 18:9 aspect ratio and 428 ppi density, the display quality is very good with good colors and viewing angles. The Honor 9 Lite also runs on the 2.36 GHz Octa Core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor coupled with Mali-T830 MP2 GPU, it handles normal day to day operations and multitasking well but lags a little with heavy games.

It comes in two variants of 3 GB RAM with 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM with 64 GB storage, both of which are expandable up to 256 GB via microSD. The biggest highlight of the Honor 9 Lite is that it comes with four cameras, out of which two are on the back and two on the front. There is a 13 MP + 2 MP setup on both the front and back, where the 2 MP sensor is used for capturing additional details and bokeh effect. The camera app is very good and comes with lots of modes, filters and features including a portrait mode and full pro mode.

However in terms of picture quality, it is somewhere around average, it captures detailed images, good close up shots and good portrait shots with nice bokeh effects but the colors are little dull and saturation is little off the mark as well. The cameras are still not bad at all, but we get very good cameras in the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto G5s Plus. Another great thing about the Honor 9 Lite is, it comes pre-loaded with the latest Android 8.0 Oreo having EMUI 8.0 running on top.

The EMUI 8.0 is fast, feature rich and comes with lots of themes and customisation options. The dual sim phone comes with a hybrid slot. The fingerprint scanner on the back is fast and accurate. The phone is backed by a non-removable 3000 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery, it delivers decent battery backup for a day and supports Huawei’s fast charging. It weighs at just 149 grams and has a thickness of 7.6 mm.

Honor 9 Lite (4 GB) Sapphire Blue: 

Honor 9 Lite (4 GB) Midnight Black:

Honor 9 Lite (4 GB) is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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