This is honor’s first budget offering for 2019, the Huawei Honor 10 Lite. last year, the brand made quite a splash with its competitive lineup, including the predecessor of this phone, the Honor 9 Lite. Well, the honor attends lite live up to our expectations, let’s find out before we tell you our initial impressions of the device. Let’s first take a look at what’s inside the box. Full disclosure; We’ve already unboxed it, but we still want to tell you what’s inside. Do take note that this is not a retail unit yet. so it may be missing a few things.
The box contains a Jelly Case, a sim ejector, a micro USB cable, and a 10-watt charger, pretty standard stuff. For a quick tour of the phone, you have the power button and the volume button on the right. The speaker grills a 3.5 millimeter Jack and a micro USB port at the bottom. The hybrid SIM tray is on top, two cameras, and the fingerprint scanner at the back, and a tiny Notch housing the selfie camera. I won’t beat around the bush and try to answer this question right away “What makes the Huawei Honor 10 Lite so special?”
the brand is positioning it as a selfie-centric smartphone, and it does have a 24-megapixel front camera to support the claim. However, what really excites us about this are these three things.
First, it may be one of the most affordable that could go head-to-head with the Zenfone Max Pro M2, and the Huawei Y9 in terms of performance.
Second. It has camera features that you can find in a while Huawei’s previous flagships.
And third, we’re expecting better gaming on this device because of GPU turbo. So, let’s talk about this a bit more. Well, we don’t have the official yet, we will be basing it off the price in China. So it will be a direct conversion from Chinese. You want the variance with 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of storage, it’s around 10,100 pesos. Now we are expecting the base model to cost around 9,000 pesos.
If that will be the case study, then the Huawei Honor 10 Lite will be one of the most affordable smartphones with a Karen 710 processor. This is the same chipset you can find on the Huawei Y9 that costs just below 13,000 pesos and is the equivalent of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 on the Zenfone Max Pro M2, which is priced at 12,995. I mentioned earlier that the Huawei Honor 10 Lite aims to be a selfie-centric smartphone, and again it has a 24-megapixel front camera with an aperture of f/2.0 to support the claim. But in all honesty, generally, the selfie cameras of Huawei and Honor phones are not really the best, although they have been improving.
As for the Dual rear cameras. The 13-megapixel shooter with an aperture of f/1.8 and a 2-megapixel snapper with an aperture of f/2.4. I love that It performs well under low light conditions, thanks to its night mode.
The Honor 10 Lite has a GPU turbo for better gaming and we are already preparing a more in-depth review on that. If honors are able to keep their pricing reasonable as they have in their previous offerings, then Huawei Honor 10 Lite may be one of the most affordable smartphones with the AIS night mode, GPU turbo, and a Kirin 710 chipset.
The body of the phone is a lightweight version of the Honor 8X. It is made out of polycarbonate plastic, but even that it has enough heft to it, to make it feel solid in your hand. Our review unit came in Midnight Black color, although it will also be available in Sapphire Blue in the Philippines.
Moving on to the display. The first thing you’ll notice is that incredibly small Notch similar to what you’ll find in the Oppo, Vivo, and essential smartphone. Just like Honor and Huawei devices, you have the option of hiding it, if it still bothers you, the color reproduction is really good in this 6.34 inch full HD+ IPS displayed. You’ll definitely enjoy watching videos on this phone or browsing through your social media feeds.
It has a 3400mAh battery. Although charging may take a while because it still uses a micro USB port. If honor prices it right, then it could be a real bang for your best smartphone, we will keep you guys posted on the pricing and that’s it for this phone. If you liked it, drop a comment on the phone you currently using, and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to get updates for the latest tech news and Gadget reviews.
Huawei Honor 10 Lite Specs
Here are a few specs of the Huawei Honor 10 Lite:
- Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Processor: Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710
- GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
- Memory: 4GB/6GB RAM
- Colors: White, Black, Blue, Red
- Dimension: 154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm
- Weight: 162g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.21-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels (415 PPI)
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: Dual 13MP + 2MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
- Front Camera: 24MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 64GB/128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, wi-fi direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP LE
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3, 400mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes