Honor 8 Lite User Specifications

SOFTWARE
Operating System Android v7.0
DISPLAY
Resolution 1080 x 1920
Size (in inches) 5.20
Pixel Density 423 ppi
Touchscreen Yes
CAMERA
Primary 12 M.Pixels
Front 8 M.Pixels
Video Yes
STORAGE
Internal 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
Expandable Up to 128
BATTERY
Type Li-Polymer
Capacity 3000 mAh
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes with hotspot
Bluetooth v4.10
3G Yes
2G Yes
4G Yes
SIM Configuration Dual SIM
GPS No
NFC No
PERFORMANCE
Processor 1.7GHz octa-core
Processor Make Kirin 655
Skin EMUI 5.0
SENSORS
Proximity Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope No
Temperature sensor Yes
SOUND
Loudspeaker Yes
Headphones Yes

Highlights

  • The Honor 8 Lite runs EMUI 5.0 based on Android Nougat
  • 12MP Rear Camera With LED Flash
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • 4GB RAM With 64GB ROM
  • 5.2-Inch FHD Touch Display
  • It features curved-edge glass on the front and back
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 655 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • 2.1 GHz Kirin 655 Octa Core Processor
  • Hybrid Dual SIM
  • Fingerprint

Honor 8 Lite Details

Introduction And Design

Huawei Honor 8 Lite is a cut-down variant of the Honor 8 that was launched earlier. The smartphone is available in black, gold, white, and blue colours and runs the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box under the Emotion 5.0 UI. The smartphone also sports a metal unibody design and ships with a fingerprint scanner slotted at the back.

Storage And Camera

As opposed to the dual 12-megapixel rear camera on the Honor 8, the Honor 8 Lite comes with a 12-megapixel primary shooter for videos and images. Also, for low-light imaging, the device comes with an LED flash. On the front, the smartphone hosts an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter to aid selfies and video calls.
For storage, on gets 64GB of internal storage space which can be expanded further using a microSD card up to 128GB.

Battery And Connectivity

Connectivity options that tag along with the Honor 8 Lite include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, dual-SIM support, and a microUSB 2.0 port. Fuelled by a Li-Ion 3,000mAh cell, moderate users can expect the device to last for a day.

Display And Performance

One can expect smooth sailing as the smartphone hosts an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset under the hood which is also paired with 4GB of RAM to handle multitasking.
The Honor 8 Lite boasts a big 5.5-inch Full HD display which is coupled with good viewing angles so that users can enjoy videos and games.

Analysis

Talking about its design first, the Honor 8 Lite borrows some of its looks from the Honor 8. The smartphone itself is pretty striking to look at, especially in black, which is the colour of the unit we were able to spend some time with. The front and back feature 2.5D curved-edge glass with a metal frame all around, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy A-series. Manufacturers seem to be using glass to make products feel premium, and the Honor 8 Lite does manage that. The back doesn’t smudge as easily as the front, but it will pick up some fingerprint impressions. While the metal frame gives this phone an overall solid feel, the physical buttons feel a little flimsy and can put you off.

The volume rocker and power button are on the right. while the hybrid dual-SIM tray is on the left. You can use two Nano-SIMs or one Nano-SIM and one microSD card. There are some design changes compared to the Honor 8. For example, the Honor 8 Lite has two speaker grilles on the bottom and its 3.5mm audio socket on the top, whereas the Honor 8 had one grille plus the connector on the bottom.

At 7.6mm, the phone sits well in the hand and feels smooth to hold, although the glass back may feel slippery for some users and on some tables. At 147 grams, the Honor 8 light is a bit lighter than the Honor 8 and you shouldn’t have a problem carrying it around in your hand through the day.

Performance

The Honor 8 Lite runs on EMUI 5.0 which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The phone is powered by Huawei’s own octa-core Kirin 655 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. It also has 64GB of storage with the option to expand it using a microSD card (up to 128GB). In our brief time with the device we found that the UI worked smoothly. Flipping through apps was quite fluid, and they launched quickly. However, the device would sometimes fail to register touch inputs when trying to increase/decrease brightness, for example. The fingerprint sensor is extremely snappy, to the point that you might find yourself accidentally unlocking the phone at times.

Extra Features

The Honor 8 Lite features a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and autofocus, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera with a 77-degree wide-angle lens and f/2.0 aperture. From the pictures we were able to take, those taken outdoors looked bright with good detailing, but some colours popped out a little too much while others felt washed out. Autofocus also didn’t lock on as quickly as we would have liked. The front camera also worked well outdoors, and we found its wide angle lens helpful.

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