September 22, 2023

Prime Options

– Engaging design

– Good efficiency
– Respectable digital camera efficiency

There was a working joke within the smartphone business a couple of years again. The joke went like this: “Samsung has extra Galaxies than all the universe”. Maybe it’s time to switch Samsung with Honor and universe with serial numbers. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and now 10 – there appears to be a deluge of Honor smartphones out there. The most recent to affix the Honor juggernaut is the Honor 10 Lite.

Fact be informed, when Honor launched its newest telephone, we had a sense of “been there, achieved that”. On utilizing the handset extensively for a very good couple of weeks, it did happen that though this would possibly look like the remainder of the choices by Honor, it truly is totally different. So, there’s undoubtedly greater than what meets the attention right here.

That stated, the Honor 10 Lite’s placement out there is a dangerous one because it falls in one of the vital aggressive worth segments, immediately locking horns with the likes of Realme, Xiaomi at even its personal siblings. So when you think about components like worth, market, placement, specs and the technique, is the Honor 10 Lite successful or a miss in India? We speak about it in our Honor 10 Lite evaluate beneath.

Design

If in case you have seen any lately launched Honor-branded smartphones, the Honor 10 Lite received’t come as a head turner for you. It (nonetheless) has the identical total design language together with distinguished twin rear digital camera bumps, quantity and energy buttons, speaker grills on the backside and the notch on prime on the show. Nevertheless, as we stated earlier than, Honor telephones have efficiently managed to maintain their design away from what might be known as as ‘stale’. Honor 10 Lite sits in the identical class. So kudos to Honor on that entrance no less than.

Though the Blue has grow to be Honor’s iconic color tone, the distinction this time are the brand new gradient colors – Sky Blue and Purple (not out there in India). Though the Sky Blue variant appears to have adopted the Samsung Galaxy S9’s ‘Ice Blue’ mannequin, it does look good. Nevertheless, the one we obtained was the Sapphire Blue variant, which additionally seems interesting however not as a lot because the Sky Blue and even the Purple color mannequin. The Sky Blue model has a Silver end on prime with a gradient design shifting to Mild Blue, whereas the Purple color shifts to Pink-ish in direction of the highest. It actually brings the aspect of ‘change’ within the in any other case conventional Honor look and on the similar time is one thing that isn’t an consideration grabber once you pull it out in public.

The smartphone can be utilized single-handedly and offers a very good grip. On the flipside, the shiny again panel nonetheless stays smudge-prone and a fingerprint magnet, no less than the Sapphire Blue mannequin. Remainder of the again panel has the twin digital camera bumps and fingerprint sensor on the centre, leaving the remainder of the world plain, making it look neat. What’s a bummer with Honor 10 Lite although is the micro USB port, one thing a lot of the handsets in the identical section have gotten rid of.

Show

The display screen is above common however nothing value praising per se. The ‘waterdrop’ notch on the highest centre has grow to be the brand new norm with smartphones in these segments and Honor appears to have adopted it properly earlier than firms like Xiaomi and Nokia (HMD). The Honor 10 Lite makes use of 6.21-inch display screen dimension with FHD+ decision, 19.5:9 facet ratio and over 90% display screen to physique ratio, all of which sounds spectacular when you evaluate it with rivals. The chin, specifically, is trimmed greater than what we now have seen in beforehand launched Honor smartphones. So it’s good to see the corporate no less than pushing itself in the appropriate course on this division, making the display screen as immersive as attainable.

Watching movies on this shouldn’t be a problem for anybody. The colors are adequately good to have a look at and the brightness-dimness ranges are good. There’s a slight color tone shift once you see the display screen from totally different angles however nothing that ought to concern an individual shopping for the gadget on the given worth.

Software program-wise, you get the standard set of show options within the Settings app. These embody auto brightness toggle, color mode & temperature, Eye Consolation (Blue mild filter) and the choice to cover the notch.

Efficiency

Whereas the design and show do act as a ample appetiser for the Honor 10 Lite, what actually makes the handset shine is the efficiency. In our every day use with round 70+ apps put in, together with PUBG, Photoshop Lightroom and a few video enhancing apps, the handset labored simply wonderful, giving no complaints on points like lagging or stuttering. What powers the smartphone is the Huawei’s home-brewed Kirin 970 processor, which is identical utilized in final 12 months’s flagship Huawei P20 Professional. For now, the corporate’s Kirin 980 is probably the most highly effective smartphone processor that may be discovered within the Mate 20 Professional.

That stated, providing a Kirin 970 powered smartphone at a sub-Rs 13,000 price ticket looks as if a steal. On prime of that, you get 4GB RAM, which is on par with in the present day’s smartphone requirements however is just not as dangerous as you could assume it’s. Along with that is the corporate’s personal GPU Turbo 2.0 tech that makes enjoying video games a clean expertise. You received’t actually discover the distinction however as Honor claims, it boosts the efficiency and by extension, makes the handset much less energy consuming. You may additionally be capable of play video games in increased body charges with a a lot secure total gaming expertise.

EMUI 9 provides to the general expertise of Honor 10 Lite. It’s full of options and at occasions could really feel a bit cumbersome as properly but it surely does the job on the finish of the day. The interface, together with animations, icons, notification tray and extra are just about the identical because the earlier model besides that they’re extra refined this time. Android Pie-based EMUI 9 lastly has easy, swipe-based navigation together with minor modifications within the caller interface and vibration suggestions. Nevertheless, the important thing addition right here is the Digital Wellbeing.

Digital Wellbeing is without doubt one of the key options of Android 9 Pie and what it does is to maintain a verify on how a lot time you have got spent on totally different apps. In Honor 10 Lite, the characteristic comes with the moniker – Digital Stability. You’ll be able to Not solely monitor the utilization but additionally set a display screen time and app limits. Whether or not you utilize it or not, that’s completely as much as you. However nonetheless, it is one characteristic that’s a lot welcomed.

Digital camera

Honor 10 Lite, though sporting a good set of digital camera specs in idea, is nearly ‘okay’. There are not any head turners right here however on the finish of the day it will get the work achieved. There are sufficient choices on the display screen so you possibly can simply change between modes equivalent to Portrait, Photograph, Movies, Evening and extra by merely swiping however the total UI design. One faucet activation of the AI mode, accessing Settings, transferring image and different such choices are additionally there. However sadly, all this makes the display screen just about cluttered and to not neglect, the UI design has primarily grow to be stale for the the previous couple of years. Positive, minor modifications in icons are there but it surely’s excessive time Huawei ought to strive one thing new.

On the again, the smartphone has a 13MP sensor together with a 2MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and f/2.4 aperture respectively. The shutter is fast however sadly, the photographs weren’t as desired. Honor did market the ten Lite for its digital camera nevertheless, the smartphone sticks with the jelly-like impact in pictures in synthetic or in low mild conditions. In most conditions, the auto-mode retains the ensuing picture sharp however not detailed. That is shocking as Honor smartphones have actually improved their digital camera sport up to now 12 months, giving the competitors sweats.

The front-facing digital camera works properly in most circumstances. But it surely does make your pores and skin clean because the beautification degree is elevated by default. Lowering it to zero will nonetheless offer you higher outcomes. However we nonetheless discovered the selfies removed from wanting pure. Prefer it has been the case with beforehand launched Honor smartphones, it doesn’t matter what mode you’re in, triggering the selfie digital camera will by default shift to ‘Portrait’ mode.

The ‘AI’ aspect works as marketed and manages to deliver a substantial change within the pictures. We all the time saved the AI mode switched on as one can save the non-AI model even after clicking the picture.

Battery

Honor 10 Lite’s battery will get a thumbs up from our facet. With a number of apps working within the background, fixed Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, enjoying video games, streaming music and extra, the smartphone was capable of run for nearly 10 hours earlier than asking to get charged. The battery efficiency is absolutely spectacular and one thing that may change the way in which you utilize the gadget. Nevertheless, on mid-to-heavy utilization if the handset is ready to run for 8-10 hours on a mean, mild customers could discover the battery going as much as 12 hours.

Like some other Honor smartphone, the Honor 10 Lite additionally comes with a ‘Energy saving mode’ that cuts down sure functionalities and background apps to stretch the battery life. Then there’s the ‘Extremely energy saving mode’ to increase it additional. Though the general efficiency is not so good as what we’ve seen in some Xiaomi smartphones, Honor nonetheless manages to make aggressive smartphones within the section with regards to battery efficiency.

Verdict

If we have been to sum up the Honor 10 Lite in a couple of phrases, it would in all probability be a blended bag. Little doubt Honor has carved its option to the highest 10 smartphone model checklist in India by providing a good mixture of specs packed inside good wanting handsets. Nevertheless, with Honor 10 Lite, the shine is just not all that brilliant although. It performs rather well in some elements however does depart some room to enhance.

We did just like the smartphone’s total efficiency with the highly effective processor taking good care of the workload. The battery efficiency and the design too will get a constructive response. Nevertheless, the digital camera facet must be improved. The UI is identical with cluttered buttons and options and the general efficiency is nice however not as distinctive as marketed. Spec-wise the handset is nice so we count on that software program updates could enhance it later. And like we now have been saying it for different OEMs as properly, a cleaner model of the UI with undesirable much less pre-installed apps are all the time welcomed.

However when you contemplate it’s Rs 13,999 price ticket and the options it delivers together with the true world efficiency. It doesn’t look fairly dangerous. You’ll be able to go for this not solely for the digital camera however for all the package deal although. It’s possible you’ll love some elements of it and them some could barely be disappointing. That stated, the location of the smartphone is a fairly harmful one because it immediately goes up in opposition to the Xiaomi military that features the Mi A2, Redmi 6 Professional and others.

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