Huawei released the Honor 8 almost a year back and unveiled the Honor 8 Lite back in February 2017. The smartphone is now launched in India priced at Rs. 17,999.
Honor 8 Lite will be available in Black colour variant from today (12-May-2017) while the sapphire blue colour variant will go on sale later this month.
The Honor 8 garnered a lot of attention for its unique design, sapphire blue colour and Dual Camera setup. The phone looks similar to its bigger sibling. The difference being the hardware and specs.
The smartphone is now available on Flipkart for a discounted price of Rs. 15,499.
There are 4 colours available – Gold, Sapphire Blue, White and Gloss Black. There is no information if Huawei will introduce the Gold and White colours in the Indian market.
The glossy black looks unique and beautiful and it is the new swag for 2017 as far as the colours of smartphones go. The rose gold was a hit in 2016. iPhone influences the industry a lot.
The Honor 8 Lite sports the same 5.2 inches Full HD (1920X1080) resolution display covered with 2.5D curved glass. Most Honor phones like the budget Honor 6X and even the flagships like the Huawei Mate 9 also sports the same resolution display.
Honor 8 Lite comes in brilliant colors including the Glossy Black
The word Lite justifies the spec sheet of the smartphone. It runs on their in-house Kirin 655 chipset, also found in Honor 6X.
Its coupled with 4 GB of RAM and comes with 64 GB of internal storage. The Honor 8 Lite also can expand the storage with the dedicated SD card slot.
The phone is powered by the similar sized 3000 mAH battery. The Kirin 655 SOC’s 16 architecture and the 3000 mAH capacity can result into decent battery life.
It also sports a fingerprint sensor at the back.
Unlike Honor 8 Dual Rear Camera, the Lite version houses a single 12 MP rear camera. It’s somewhat strange as the budget oriented Honor 6X features a 12MP + 2MP Dual rear camera.
Nevertheless, the front has a 8 MP selfie shooter. Notably, It ships with the latest Android Nougat 7.0 and EMUI 5.0 skin on top.
Seemingly, the spec sheet of Honor 8 Lite looks similar to Huawei P8 Lite (2017). The smartphone comes with USB 2.0 instead of the USB Type-C found in most modern devices.
The Huawei P8 Lite was released in Jan 2017. Huawei may release P8 Lite and Honor 8 Lite in different markets. Currently, the Huawei P8 Lite is available in UK and is not released in India.
Key Specs for Huawei Honor 8 Lite
- Screen – 5.2 Inch Full HD Display
- Processor –Kirin 655 Octa-Core processors clocked @ 2.1 GHz.
- RAM – 4 GB
- Storage – 64 GB, expandable upto 128 GB.
- Rear Camera – 12 MP Rear Camera with Autofocus & LED Flash
- Front selfie camera – 8 MP Selfie camera
- OS – Android Nougat 7.0 and EMUI 5.0 Skin.
- Battery Capacity – 3000 mAh
- Connectivity – Dual Sim 4G with VOLTE
- Fingerprint Scanner – Yes at the back
- Weight – 146 grams
- Thickness – 7.6 mm
- Price Rs. 17,999