Huawei Honor 10 Lite is the first smartphone with a drop-shaped notch (called dewdrop notch) and has achieved absolutely rare features at this price point, such as AI enhanced cameras, a SoC based on 12nm process and Android 9 based. Pie’s EMUI 9.0. The competition in this price segment is very fierce. What is the basis of this phone to stand on the heels? Let’s take a look.
When designing the smart phone field, few brands can compete with Huawei and its sub-brand Honor. Honor 10 Lite has gained a lot of inspiration from Honor 10, but with unique design features, Honor 10 Lite uses a plastic back, which can easily be mistaken for glass and looks not refined, however, in order to minimize costs And to increase durability, Huawei Honor uses a toughened polycarbonate casing with a high-quality aesthetic. The design of Huawei Honor 10 Lite is similar to the gradient seen on the top Mate 20, but it doesn’t have the same fineness as the brand’s high-end phones. This is not to say that the design is lacking, it has a similar low-light effect, but it is slightly lower than that of a mobile phone made of glass.
It is worth mentioning that although Honor has reduced this gap to a minimum, they have not given up the notification LED there. This useful notification light is at the bottom of the screen and is inconspicuous. The earphone is contained above the groove on the forehead of the device. These subtle designs make the phone more attractive. Overall, despite the drawbacks of this product in terms of high-end weight, Honor has done a lot of work to achieve this aesthetic design.
The display is the main USP for Honor 10 Lite, and at this price point, the phone is the first phone in the brand to feature a dew-cut display. We are amazed at the amazing 91% screen-to-body ratio of the phone, which has more display space due to the use of on-chip film technology to reduce the bottom bezel to just 4.7mm.
Honor equipped the Honor 10 Lite with a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with a U-shaped notch and an impressive screen-to-body ratio. For those who don’t like the gap, just browse the settings to hide. The display has a resolution of 2340 x 1080, an aspect ratio of 19:5:9, and a pixel density of 415 ppi. The screen has a TUV Rheinland-certified eye care model, which means it will filter blue light to reduce visual fatigue. However, when this mode is enabled, the display will have a warmer hue that may not be attractive to most people. However, this feature has always been popular in smartphones of this era, as we use smartphones almost every waking moment.
The phone has a rich display and vibrant colors. Absolutely not oversaturated, the color looks crisp and natural. Watching TV shows on a mobile phone is a pleasant experience. Even if it doesn’t have an OLED display like some big brands, when we use the phone in direct sunlight, we observe that the display is very reflective, which is not very good.
Honor 10 Lite runs Android 9 Pie based on EMUI 9.0. This means you get the latest operating system from Google and all the features that come with it, as well as customizations using Honor’s skin. Glory’s custom user interface has been the focus of most people’s debates, because its features have not caught the attention of more viewers. With EMUI 9.0, Honor doubled the overall software experience and minimized things without sacrificing any features that make their operating system a reality.
Once the phone is unlocked, you’ll see all the pre-installed apps, including a healthy combination of Google and Honor apps. If you’re not a fan of the standard layout, you can easily switch to the home screen using the app drawer. Honor adds these customizable adjustments, making it easy for every user to find the most comfortable layout. For those who like FM radio, although the headset needs to be plugged in to use, it also has an application. Although some pre-installed applications can be removed, it is quite annoying to be able to uninstall other applications in order to save valuable storage space.
Since this phone runs on Android Pie, you can also get new gesture-based navigation. In addition, it provides a very useful digital balance function to monitor the time you spend on your phone. You can also choose to set the daily screen time, set application limits and bedtime mode, make the screen gray and restrict access when you specify After sleeping the app. One interesting feature here is AI communication. If calling in public transportation or noisy restaurants, AI mobile communication technology will improve the quality of the call to accommodate noisy environments.
The Honor 10 Lite is equipped with the new HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC chip, which is equipped with this processor and does exceed this price. The chipset is manufactured using TSMC’s 12-nanometer process technology and is equipped with an eight-core CPU. The four Cortex A73 cores are clocked at 2.2 GHz, and the other four Cortex A53 cores are clocked at 1.7 GHz. In addition, the Kirin 710 chipset uses ARM’s Mali-G51 GPU to provide a smoother overall operation and gaming experience. For photography, the SoC supports AI-enhanced scene recognition, which also plays a role in improved low-light shooting. The processor is equipped with 4GB or 6GB LPDDR4X RAM to help increase overall processing speed. In addition to its 64GB onboard storage, the micro SD card can be expanded to over 512GB. This allows you to keep large amounts of data on your phone without having to delete it. The phone also features the brand’s GPU Turbo technology to improve graphics performance while minimizing device power consumption.
We ran some comprehensive benchmarks. In the Geekbench 4 test, the single core score was 1525 points, while the multicore test score was 4798 points. In the AnTuTu benchmark, it scored 129,680 points and scored 6031 points in the PCMark test. These scores are preferably scores generated by competing chipsets used on smartphones in this price range.
When using this phone, we ran popular games like Asphalt 9 and PUBG without shaking. During the game, we did not observe any lag or stuttering, and even after an hour of continuous play, it remained in its own state. As a result, the phone can handle graphics-intensive games as well as heavy-duty photo or video editing applications without any heat. With the GPU Turbo, the battery was not affected too much and still lasted for a full working day.
The main selling point of the Honor 10 Lite camera is the artificial intelligence camera. Its rear part is equipped with a dual camera configuration, the main sensor is a 13MP camera with phase detection autofocus, and the auxiliary 2MP sensor is used for depth sensing. This 13 megapixel camera has a wide f / 1.8 aperture for more light, which is very useful for low light shooting. The camera app is Honor’s own creation, and its use is very simple. In normal photo mode, you will find the AI shooting mode as well as the motion picture mode. As the AI opens, some colors look a bit overexposed and some colors increase sharpening. One of the advantages of implementing the AI shooting mode is that it can detect the scene in a few milliseconds and optimize the shot with the best results.
The Honor 10 Lite features a 24 megapixel camera. Images taken with this lens produce some excellent color accuracy. This can be used as a mobile phone for all Instagram preparation moments, especially for those who take a lot of selfies. In the case of insufficient light, we noticed that the phone takes some time to focus, and there are a considerable amount of image particles. In addition, in the images taken at dusk, the details are significantly reduced. All in all, the camera does a good job of daylight and selfie.
Honor is equipped with a 3400mAh battery on Honor 10 Lite, which is not bad. The battery life has been helped by the Kirin 710 SoC, which is manufactured in a 12nm process and is more efficient and performs better than this class in this price range. While casual games, streaming media, listening to music, and accessing instant messaging apps and social media, the battery allows us to use it all day.