which also happens to be one of the largest smartphone markets in the world, Honor few months back tried to bring more affordable market in the form of Honor 8. Now, to bring the it phone to users with more tight pockets.
Design and display
Don’t expect the Honor 8 Lite to be light-weight as it sports a combo of metal and glass, which gives a ‘faux’ sense of premium-ness. Playing on the same design profile as the Honor 8, the handset’s back is covered with a layer of glass while the front has a 5.2-inch screen with 2.5D glass. These, when added up with the brushed metal side panels and 7.6mm thin profile doesn’t just make the handset look more elegant but also fragile at the same time.
Android OS and the user interface on top also plays an important part in the performance section. After using the smartphone for sometime along with our experience with previous Honor devices, we can say that Huawei has done an impressive job with its EMUI. The Honor 8 Lite runs the same version as we saw in the Honor 8 – EMUI 5.0, which has the comparatively new Android 7.0 Nougat as its base. EMUI does seem a different initially with its overlayed options and more. But it is easy to find your way around.
A ton of features and customisations can be found if you dig the Settings option deep enough. You can enable/disable 4G calling, switch the home screen style along with app layouts and grid customisations, select a combination of navigation keys that are placed at the bottom of the display, customise the fingerprint sensor to take images, answer calls and more. Similar to Honor 8, the Honor 8 Lite also lets you customise the fingerprint gesture to show the notification panel, browse photos and more, a function we are a big fan of.
The fingerprint sensor worked with accuracy everytime during our use. WThe dual-SIM smartphone comes with a hybrid microSD card slot. So you can either have two SIM cards activated at once or a single SIM activated with extra storage capability.
Camera is not the best in the segment but is impressive enough to fulfill the needs of majority of customers. The Honor 8 Lite comes with a single 12MP rear auto-focus camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. The colour are well saturated and the images shot in both daylight and artificial light conditions are impressive.Battery, being one of the deciding factors in a smartphone, won’t let you down. The Honor 8 Lite uses a 3000mAh battery, which in our day-to-day usage ran for over 9-10 hours constantly on a regular use. Light users will be able to stretch the running time to over 12 hours easily.