Oh boi, as if the entire scenario of Google/Huawei Cell Companies scenario isn’t sophisticated sufficient. We now have the HONOR 9X Lite. That is an fascinating one as a result of it’s thought-about an entry-level smartphone from HONOR that has Google Cell Companies.
How did it occur? To place it bluntly, it’s extra like reusing components from HONOR’s mid-range smartphone of yesteryear, previous to the orange man’s ban.
Right this moment’s assessment goes to be a little bit totally different, too.
Google apps? How?
The entire Google ban on Huawei/HONOR units is quite fascinating. Earlier than the ban befell, there are loads of units that had been already licensed to “future-proof” some units with a view to circumvent the ban.
The HONOR 9X Lite that we have now right here is definitely referred to as the HONOR 8X Lite. It was by no means delivered to the Malaysian market, and that gadget was already licensed to have Google Cell Companies. The HONOR 8X has now been renamed and repackaged because the HONOR 9X Lite.
And it exhibits, as a result of the HONOR 9X Lite continues to be utilizing the micro USB port for charging.
Let’s begin off with the specs record of the HONOR 9X Lite:
- 6.5-inch IPS LCD display
- HiSilicon Kirin 710F chipset
- 4GB RAM
- 128GB inside storage (expandable by way of microSD)
- 3,750mAh battery
- Android 9.zero with EMUI 9.1.zero
For the reason that ban occurred a couple of 12 months in the past, the telephones accessible that that point was solely utilizing the Kirin 710 chipsets. Therefore, that’s the reason Huawei and HONOR units with Google Cell Companies are all utilizing the Kirin 710 chipset.
Like we mentioned earlier, it is a quite outdated chipset at this time limit. We can nonetheless play video games like PUBG Cell and COD Cell, however at its lowest graphical settings. However hey – I admire HONOR for utilizing a 1080p decision show instead of teeny 720p like its competitor.
New digicam upgrades
The one large improve is – after all – its cameras. The brand new HONOR 9X Lite has these:
- Twin rear-facing cameras
- Essential: 48MP f/1.8
- Depth sensor
- 8MP f/2.zero selfie digicam
HONOR is preserving it modest with this entry-level smartphone by together with a single usable digicam on the again. To take a look on the digicam’s image pattern, watch the video on the prime of this assessment.
It’s… effectively, not one of the best. The Kirin 710F chipset has the effectivity of yesteryear chipsets and it exhibits. The HONOR 9X Lite can solely final for about 11 hours in our battery life take a look at. That comparatively small 3,750mAh battery isn’t serving to, both.
With the utmost 10W charging velocity, it takes about 2 hours to cost from 15% to 100%.
Must you purchase the HONOR 9X Lite?
Really, sure. The HONOR 9X Lite needs to be handled as an entry-level smartphone, and that’s not an issue. It’s a very good entry-level smartphone – particularly that full HD, 1080p display. But it’s a stupendous telephone, too.
Specializing in making the primary digicam higher is rather more appreciated than no matter gimmicky macro cameras on entry-level smartphones that take unusable photos.
HONOR is making a correct entry-level smartphone by having its applied sciences trickling down from flagships of yesteryear, therefore the standard and worth.
All these for simply RM699 is an fascinating deal, actually.