Honor 9 Lite vs Honor 7X Comparison of Dual Camera Smartphones

Updated on 2018-01-27 by Geetansh Arora

Honor 9 Lite vs Honor 7X Comparison of dual camera phones

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.

2. SoC/Processor

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.

5. Software

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.

9. Price

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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Features Comparison

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. 8999

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. 13500

Pros Comparison

Honor 9 Lite Pros

  • Dual rear and front camera perform well. Both camera setups are capable of taking pictures with bokeh effect.
  • The build quality of device is great and glass design looks stunning.
  • The full view display on the front looks beautiful. It is sharp and vivid with good viewing angles.
  • Kirin 659 chipset is able to handle multitasking with ease.
  • Pricing under 15000 is excellent.

Honor 7X Pros

  • The dual camera setup on the back can take some nice portrait shots.
  • The build is premium and the blue color device looks stunning.
  • The full view display on the front looks beautiful.
  • Kirin 659 Processor with 4GB RAM can handle multitasking and games with ease.

Cons Comparison

Honor 9 Lite Cons

  • It has a hybrid sim slot so you can use either 2 sims or 1 sim and a MicroSD card.

Honor 7X Cons

  • Hybrid sim slot is there which is something we do not like because you cannot use 2 sim cards with a MicroSD.

Ratings Comparison

Honor 9 Lite

Performance Rating of 9 Lite


Design Rating of Honor 9 Lite


Battery Rating of Honor 9 Lite


Camera Rating of Honor 9 Lite


Software Rating of 9 Lite


Value For Money Rating of 9 Lite

Value For Money

Honor 7X

Performance Rating of 7X


Design Rating of Honor 7X


Battery Rating of Honor 7X


Camera Rating of Honor 7X


Software Rating of 7X


Value For Money Rating of 7X

Value For Money

Specifications Comparison

Honor 9 Lite Honor 7X
Operating System Android 8 Oreo Android 7.0 based EMUI 5.1
Chipset Kirin 659 Kirin 659 Octa Core Chipset
Memory(RAM) 3GB 4 GB
Intenal Storage 32GB 32 GB
Expandable Storage MicroSD Upto 256GB Hybrid MicroSD Upto 256GB
Primary Camera 13MP+2MP Dual Camera 16MP+2MP Dual Camera
Front Camera 13MP+2MP Dual Camera 8MP
Battery Capacity 3000mAh 3340 mAh
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Screen Type IPS LCD IPS
Hybrid Sim Slot Yes Yes
Screen Size 5.65 5.93 inch Full View
Screen Resolution Full HD+ 2160x1080p Full HD+ 2160x1080p
USB Type C No No
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
4G VOLTE Yes Yes
Weight 149gm 166gm
Thickness 7.6mm 7.6mm

See full review of Honor 9 Lite

See full review of Honor 7X


So this was our comparison of Honor 9 Lite vs Honor 7X. We hope you liked it. Both phones are priced under 15000 and come with very similar hardware so if you want a great looking device with a better selfie camera then go for Honor 9 Lite. If you need a metal design with slightly larger display and a better back camera then go for Honor 7X.

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