It’s been a pretty long journey for many Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi who have managed to stand out among the leading smartphone makers by emphasising more on offering affordable handsets, and for many obvious reasons. Because in a price-conscious market like India, focus on affordability plays a vital role, which in turn has what managed to help them churn out out a good sale by mass-producing some of the best-in-class budget offerings.
Xiaomi, in particular, seems to have mastered this technique with their affordable Redmi and Redmi Note series. But price alone cannot always be the only driving force or a helping factor in any circumstances. The set of features and specifications also contribute equally to the success.
I’ve been using Honor’s one of the recent smartphones in India dubbed Honor 9 Lite as my daily driver, and there’s so much that I want to talk about this budget offering in my review. Honor 9 Lite is best at what it offers and stands for.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi has once again spurred into action with their most-awaited Redmi Note 5. But not every one of you might be able to grab one in their first few sales due to the way it’s being sold in limited numbers and more often than not, it may quickly go out of stock.
In that case, would it be sane to consider purchasing Honor 9 Lite instead of waiting for yet another Redmi Note 5 sale? Does it manage to fulfil your budget fantasy? Let’s try to find out answers to these questions in this review. But before we do that, why don’t you spend some time learning about its specifications on the next page?
- Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo (based on EMUI 8)
- Aspect Ratio
18:9 (FullView display)
HiSilicon Kirin 659
64GB (Expandable up to 256GB)
2160 x 1080 FHD+
- 2.5D Curved Glass