Honor 10 Lite
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About the Phone
If you are aware of the Honor phones, then the Honor 10 Lite will not strike you as any bit different. It has a few pros and cons:
- The Honor 10 Lite looks brilliant and has the Honor premium touch to it.
- The phone comes with an almost bezel-less immersive display.
- The Honor 10 Lite has a decent processor which can keep the functions of the phone smooth and efficient.
- The phone has a decent battery backup which can keep chugging for about a day.
- The selfie camera of the phone is decent enough with a proper blur effect.
- The phone comes with an old micro USB port.
- The Honor 10 Lite has poor cameras which click photos without much details.
- It does not come with fast charging.
The Honor 10 Lite is an outstanding phone in most aspects. It is surprising that a Huawei phone has such poor photography performance. However, the phone does not falter in other elements and comes as a capable model.
The Honor 10 Lite gives a premium theme to the Honor handsets. Priced at Rs 12,999, the Honor 10 Lite does not only look premium, but it is also capable of handling different tasks smoothly, like many low-end premium phones.
The Honor 10 Lite surprises with its poor photographs, but it makes it up with its decent performance and battery. The Honor 10 Lite keeps the reputation of the brand and can be a good phone, especially for Honor fans.
Honor has a distinctive design, and when you look at the Honor 10 Lite, you will be able to understand that it is an Honor phone without a problem. It has the glossy rear panel that Honor uses on its device. The colours are generally Sky Blue, Sapphire Blue, and Midnight Black. The back is quite premium but is a fingerprint smudge magnet. On the front, the phone has a tiny notch at the top-centre of the display which holds the selfie camera. The screen has thin bezels around it. The power button and volume rocker are placed on the right. The back and the frame of the phone is made out of plastic, and so, it does not feel premium to touch. The left side of the phone is completely bare. At the bottom, it has a 3.5mm headphone jack and the old Micro-USB port. On the rear is the single LED flash along with the dual camera setup and an ergonomic fingerprint scanner. The 10 Lite comes with curved sides, making it a comfortable piece to hold.
The Honor 10 Lite has a 6.21-inch display along which is quite tall at 19:5:9 aspect ratio. The phone is almost bezel-free and hence, provides a 91% screen-to-body ratio. Therefore, you get a fantastic screen space to work with. However, the phone does not bear any protection on top of it, which makes it a risky device to handle. However, there is a screen protector which keep minor scratches away. In general, the phone comes out with punchy colours and is quite noticeably bright. Due to the lack of bezels and a small notch, it can also offer an immersive experience. Outdoors experience is also quite good, so the display remains a great asset to the phone.
Honor 10 Lite has the Kirin 710 chipset which is paired with 4GB/6GB RAM. It is a capable processor and can provide a smooth experience when you are using it for your daily tasks. It does not cause any slow-down of the phone when you are multitasking either. However, the fingerprint scanner acts a bit slower than the face unlock. The phone scored 5502 in multi-core tests of Geekbench 4 which is quite higher than the Snapdragon 660. It can even run high-end games like PUBG in medium settings without experiencing any lags.
Honor 10 Lite has a dual camera setup which contains a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP depth-sensing camera. The autofocus works quite quickly. You also have AI mode which is capable and can detect scenes quite fast. However, the output can get a bit saturated. The phone takes images without AI mode better. There was also a decent separation present between background and subject. The portrait mode, however, was not impeccable. The edge detection was inaccurate, and the blur did not work at times. Details of distant objects were not captured accurately. The low-light mode was weak. In AI-activated night mode, the shutter remains open for long and results in blurry shots. The photos may not have much noise, but they could not capture enough details in low-light.
The front carries a 24MP selfie camera. The beautification is enabled on this camera, which results in the pictures becoming smooth. The Bokeh mode is present, and you can blur the background, but you can’t tweak the blur in this mode.
Video can be recorded at 1080p with both rear and front camera. It can record in 60fps. However, it does not have image stabilization so. You can get shaky footage.
The phone arrives with a 3400mAh battery. It is a decent battery and can last for about 11 hours and 20 minutes if you run an HD video on loop. With moderate settings like 50 minutes of Google maps, video streaming, 1-hour gaming, and active Whatsapp, the phone had 46 per cent left even at the end of the day, which is excellent. Playing PUBG for 36 minutes show it dropped only 11% of its charge. However, the phone does not come with fast charging, so it will take some time to get back to 100%.
The Honor 10 Lite is a mid-range phone, and it looks good. It has a great processor which beats Snapdragon 660. Plus, the display is excellent. However, the one thing in which it disappoints is its camera, which is simply not Huawei-quality. However, it remains a capable phone, and with its price, it will face competition from Realme U1, Mi A2, and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2.