Honor 9 Lite vs Honor 7X Comparison of Dual Camera Smartphones
Updated on 2018-01-27 by Geetansh Arora
Honor has been very aggressive in India in last few months. We have seen various phone launches: Honor 9i, Honor 7X, Honor View 10 and now Honor 9 Lite. All these phones have dual camera setup and bezel-less full view display which has been a trend. In this article, we take a look at the comparison of 2 Honor midrange phones: Honor 9 Lite vs Honor 7X. Both phones have very similar hardware and come with bezel-less display and dual cameras. Both phones are priced under 15000 in the Indian market.
1. Design Comparison
The Honor7X comes with a metal unibody design which has been a trend in last 2 years. The phone is well built and feels good in the hand. Honor 9 Lite, on the other hand, comes with a fresh design. The 9 Lite is covered with glass on both front and back. The back is very reflective and works as a mirror as well. The glass build of Honor 9 Lite makes it slippery but it does look stunning. If you need a great looking device then Honor 9 Lite should be your choice.
Both Honor 9 Lite and Honor 7X have Kirin 659 Chipset. So no differences here.
3. Display Comparison
Honor 7X comes with an 18:9 5.9-inch Full HD+ display on the front with thin bezels. Honor 9 Lite, on the other hand, comes with a 5.65 inch 18:9 aspect ratio Full HD+ display with thin bezels. Honor 7X has a slightly larger display. The display on both phones is sharp and color accurate.
4. RAM & Storage
Honor 9 Lite and Honor 7X are available in 2 variants: lower one with 32GB Storage and a higher one with 64GB storage. Honor 9 Lite lower variant has 3GB RAM and Honor 7X lower variant comes with 4GB of RAM. If you don't store a lot of photos, videos and apps on your phone then you should save some money and go with the lower variant.
Both Honor 7X and Honor 9 Lite run on EMUI which is a custom skin based on Android. Right now, Honor 7X comes with EMUI 5.1 which is based on Android 7 and Honor 9 Lite comes with EMUI 8 which is based on latest Android Oreo. Right now, Honor 9 Lite is better in software. EMUI is bloated a bit but it does come with useful customizations.
6. Camera Comparison
Both phones have a dual camera setup and offer good camera performance. The back camera performance of Honor 7X is better than Honor 9 Lite and the front camera performance of Honor 9 Lite is better. So selfie lovers should go for Honor 9 Lite.
In video recording, both phones don't have any stabilization and videos from both phones are shaky. Moto G5S Plus(See Review) is a much better option if you want a phone to record videos.
Instead of writing a ton words here to describe their performance, we are including a video from Techniqued.
7. Battery and Charging
Honor 7X has a 3340 mAh battery and Honor 9 Lite has 3000 mAh battery. Both phones have average battery life and it will last for a day on medium to heavy usage. With light usage, you might get 1.5 days of backup. In charging both phones again have a similar story. Both come with a 5V 2amps charger and take around 2.5 hours to fully charge. Looks like Honor has intentionally slowed down charging and we don't know why.
8. Multitasking and Gaming
Both of these phones are in the budget to midrange segment and according to the price point, the overall performance is really good. You can install a ton of apps but you won't notice any lags. The performance is super smooth. Both phones can handle medium and heavy games with ease as well.
Honor 7X is priced at 12999 and 15999 for the 4GB-32GB variant and 4GB-64GB variant respectively. Honor 9 Lite is priced at 10999 for the 3GB-32GB and 14999 for 4GB-64GB variant. So if your budget is around 10000, go for Honor 9 Lite. If your budget is around 15000 then go for Honor 7X which provides better camera performance.
Now let's take a look at the comparison of features, specifications, pros cons and ratings of Honor 9 Lite and Honor 7X.
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Honor 9 Lite Features
- 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM
- 5.6" Full HD+ Display 1080p
- Rear Camera: 13MP+2MP Dual Camera
- Front Camera: 13MP+2MP Dual Camera
- 3000 mAh Battery
- Best Price Rs. 9999
Honor 7X Features
- 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
- 5.9" 2160x1080p FHD+
- Rear Camera: 16MP+2MP Dual Camera
- Front Camera: 8MP
- 3340 mAh Battery
- Best Price Rs. 16999