Honor has finally unveiled the Honor 9X Lite which is the affordable version of the Honor 9X and the Honor 9X Pro that was announced last year.
Where to Buy Honor 9X Lite
The phone comes in a nice and attractive body design bringing in a large display, impressive cameras, and also enough onboard storage as well.
Honor 9X Lite Key Specs & Features
- 6.5 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~396 ppi)
- Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1
- Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)
- 4GB RAM
- 128GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory Card
- 48 MP + 2 MP Dual Rear Cameras
- 16 MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Network
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- Standard Charging 10W
- Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh Battery
Design and Display
The Honor 9X Lite has a nice body design. At first, you might mistake this for a Nokia phone. However, looking closely you will notice the striking resemblance with the Honor 8X that was announced last year.
It features a smooth panel housing the camera, an LED flash, and a fingerprint sensor. The entire body measures 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm in dimensions and weight 175 grams.
The Honor 9X Lite is available in Black and Green color shade.
On the front, it has a wide notch with a small amount of bezel which is not that bad. The Honor 9X Lite has an expansive 6.5-inch FullView FHD+ display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.
It comes in a 19:5:9 aspect ratio and 84.4% screen-to-body ratio. There is a 2.5D curved glass on top to protect the screen from crack and scratches.
For photography, the smartphone has a combo camera setup housed in a rectangular module aligned vertically at the top left corner of the panel. The first primary camera is a 48MP main sensor and a 2MP depth sensor.
At the front, it packs a single camera of 16MP. The main camera is paired with an LED flash, HDR, and panorama. Meanwhile, both the back and front camera can shoot the same video quality of 2K.
Hardware and Software
On the inside, the phone has Octa-Core Kirin 710 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM with Mali-G51 MP4 for graphics related issues. It has single inbuilt storage of 128GB which is expandable via micro SD card.
For the user interface, it runs on EMUI 9.1 based on the Android 9 operating system. Hopefully, an upgrade to the latest Android version will be released soon.
Battery and Network
Keeping the light on is a nonremovable battery capacity of 3750mAh with support for 10W charging.
The phone has a dual SIMs with 4G LTE Network and USB Type-C fast-charging port. Other features include Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS + GLONASS for location tracking.
Honor 9X Lite Price and Availability
The Honor 9X Lite is now available on Honor’s Finland website at a price of $215 for the entire European market. You can pre-order the device starting from April 30. Buyers who register purchase before June 30 will receive Honor Band 5 as a gift.
Hopefully, the phone will be available in other markets as well. Well, when that happens, it will cost about 85,000 Naira to get it in Nigeria.
Those in Ghana will buy the Honor 9X Lite at a price of about 1,400 Ghs and 25,000 Ksh in Kenya.
Honor 9X Lite Specs
Here are a few specs of the Honor 9X Lite:
- Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1
- Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm), Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Green
- Dimension: 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm
- Weight: 175 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.5 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~396 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48 MP (wide) + 2 MP (depth) Dual Camera 1080p@30/60fps
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 16 MP, 1080p@60fps
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: No
- Infra Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: Yes
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, Standard charging 10W