Honor has been evidently strengthening its grip over the Indian smartphone market these days. The Chinese language tech large’s technique to launch a number of telephones in a brief span is a transparent instance of our assumption. In 2018 itself, the place firm’s are nonetheless making ready for his or her yearly launch, Honor has launched three telephones in a matter of two months – Honor 7X in December 2017, Honor 9 Lite and Honor View 10 in January 2018. 

Whereas the View 10 serves an entire totally different phase, the 9 Lite and 7X fall in the same worth class. The Honor 9 Lite begins promoting at Rs 10,999 for 3GB RAM and 14,999 for 4GB RAM. Whereas, the Honor 7X is offered for Rs 12,999 for the 3GB variant and Rs 15,999 for the 4GB variant.

The query right here is, why did Honor go together with two totally different telephones in the identical worth class, and which one is a greater purchase?

On this publish, we’ll be analysing what units aside the Honor 9 Lite from the Honor 7X, and which one is best for you. 

Appears to be like or sturdiness?

Though the 9 Lite is the cheaper among the many two, it positively appears to be like extra premium than the Honor 7X. Whereas the 7X comes packed in an aluminum shell, the 9 Lite boasts of an all-glass design, that appears nothing lower than a dear telephone. Furthermore, the 9 lite is lighter, feels extra compact and one-handed operation is much extra handy on it. However that is all what’s good about 9 Lite’s design.

The Honor 7X does not have the appears to be like of a flagship, nevertheless it’s not dangerous both. It appears to be like fairly smooth for its worth. 

In a extra sensible sense, the Honor 7X is extra sturdy in comparison with the delicate glass physique of the 9 Lite. So it is free from getting scratched/damaged, sweat stains, and fingerprints not like the 9 Lite. However there is a tiny digicam protrution on the 7X, which is not a giant deal for a lot of however some customers favor a flat again, and that is the place the 9 Lite is available in.

In a nutshell, the Honor 9 Lite is the gorgeous one nevertheless it’s delicate and the 7X has a extra sturdy construct materials, which does not look dangerous in any respect. 

Newest OS or extra RAM?

Honor 9 Lite is a carbon copy of the 7X when it comes to , the place the one distinction is with the RAM. The Honor 7X solely has 4GB RAM variant with 32GB and 64GB storage, whereas the Honor 9 Lite has each 4GB and 3GB RAM choices with 32GB and 64GB storage respectively.

We could not differenciate between the efficiency in day-to-day utilization, though the 9 Lite led the benchmark scores by a small margin. The 9 Lite scored 67939 on AnTuTu benchmark, whereas the Honor 7X scored 63687. It is a minor distinction. 

It is exhausting to establish the place the 9 Lite leads, however we guess it is the software program that is making the distinction within the benchmarks. 

The 9 Lite has the most recent EMUI eight.zero on prime of Android Oreo, which positively provides quite a lot of worth to it. Honor has promised the EMUI eight.zero replace on the 7X, however there is not any clue on when the Oreo replace will arrive. 

Though it’s minimal, however the Honor 9 lite appears extra succesful when it comes to efficiency. The Android Oreo does a good job in optimising the software program to spice up processing energy. However we should observe that not one of the telephones are adequate to run graphically-intensive video games flawlessly. Not that they received’t run, nevertheless it wouldn’t be as easy as it’s on high-end telephones. 

Show measurement or high quality?

It is good to see that Honor has shifted in the direction of 18:9 dispay. Each Honor 7X and 9 Lite have the brand new facet ratio as nicely. Honor has all the time impressed us with the shows on its telephones. Each the telephones, the Honor 9 Lite and the 7X sport vibrant and vivid shows for his or her worth. Each the shows are skinny and tall, which aids single handed operation on each.

The decision is full HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) on each, however the pixel density differs by a small margin. 

Notably, the 9 Lite has a smaller panel at 5.65-inches and the 7X has a 5.93-inches, so there’s a appreciable distinction in measurement right here. Pixels on the Honor 9 lite are extra densely packed, and the show additionally appears to be like a lot brighter than the one on 7X. When saved side-by-side, the Honor 9 Lite didn’t simply look extra catchy, nevertheless it additionally had higher viewing angles and color manufacturing.

Each the telephones have a good show for watching movies, gaming and studying. Whereas the general impression of the 9 Lite’s show is best, the 7X can serve higher for many who want a giant show.

Greater the higher

Among the many two telephones, the Honor 7X has a greater battery life. On paper, the 7X has a 3340mAh battery and the 9 Lite has a 3000mAh. Though there’s a mere distinction of 340mAh between each, however the 7X confirmed higher outcomes throughout our utilization as nicely. It could actually simply final a full day at work without having cost. 

In distinction, the 9 Lite was barely weak within the battery compartment. 

Honor 9 Lite

Video (15 minutes) – 6% drop

Searching (15 minutes) – 6% drop

Gaming (10 minutes) – 5% drop

Honor 7X

Video (15 minutes) – four% drop

Searching (15 minutes) – 6% drop

Gaming (10 minutes) – 5% drop

Battery consumption on each the telephones was relatable whereas shopping and gaming, however video streaming on the Honor 9 Lite consumed barely extra energy.

If twin isn’t sufficient, go for quad digicam

The 2 gadgets are touted as digicam centric-phones by the corporate, which suggests there’s quite a bit to do with the cameras right here. Whereas each have a twin digicam setup on the again, the Honor 9 Lite goes a notch forward with a twin digicam within the entrance as nicely.

It is rather troublesome to search out dissimilarities between the pictures. In some instances the 7x did a greater job, however the 9 Lite was superior in 80% of instances. 

The Honor 9 lite reproduces punchy colours, higher dynamic vary and handles mild nicely. Each undergo in low-light, however the 9 Lite nonetheless does a greater job in eliminating noise and capturing particulars. 

Furthermore, the entrance digicam on the Honor 9 Lite captures colors and particulars higher than the 7X.

Total, each the cameras do nearly the identical job in day mild (aside from slight distinction in colours), however transferring in the direction of synthetic and low-light makes it fairly straightforward to guage that the 9 Lite is superior. You possibly can examine the samples from each the telephones within the gallery beneath. 

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Honor 7X (Left) Honor 9 Lite (Proper)

Colours look extra pure on the Honor 9 Lite

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Honor 7X (Left) Honor 9 Lite (Proper)

Honor 9 Lite produces hotter tones

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Honor 7X (Left) Honor 9 Lite (Proper)

White steadiness on the Honor 7X is off

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Honor 7X (Left) Honor 9 Lite (Proper)

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Honor 7X (Left) Honor 9 Lite (Proper)

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Honor 7X (Left) Honor 9 Lite (Proper)

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Honor 7X (Left) Honor 9 Lite (Proper)

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Honor 7X (Left) Honor 9 Lite (Proper)

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Honor 7X (Left) Honor 9 Lite (Proper)

What’s extra?

Not everybody cares simply in regards to the design, show or battery, there are some nifty options that one appears to be like for in a smartphone. Many customers in India search for FM Radio of their telephones, which on this case is lacking on the Honor 9 Lite. This provides a tiny, however a substantial on this case, result in the 7X over the 9 Lite. 

The Honor 7X is barely expensive, it begins at Rs 12,999 for the 32GB variant, whereas the 9 Lite begins at 10,999 for a similar storage however a 3GB RAM as a substitute of 4GB. 

If the distinction of 1GB of RAM isn’t a priority, the 3GB variant of the 9 Lite appears to be like like a a lot better worth for cash with a worth distinction two grands. 

Which one to purchase?

The Honor 9 Lite is unquestionably a wiser selection at Rs 10,999, however the Honor 7X makes extra sense once you spend Rs 15,000 on any of those telephones. The Honor 7X regardless of of a barely inferior digicam, show, and older OS appears extra sensible due to a extra sturdy physique, higher battery.

Having beauty and a greater entrance digicam is a sensible selection, however for us, having a sturdy construct and a greater battery makes extra sense if you happen to plan to make use of your telephone for a yr.