Huawei Honor 10 Lite Review a Good Mid-Range Option


After launching a range of Smartphones from the top of the range to the entry-level price, Honor has more or less consolidated its product range in 2018. The Blitzkreig also turned out to be profitable for the company, as it reportedly broke into the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers in India. It is obvious that the Huawei sub-brand is now trying to maintain the momentum of last year. The Honor 10 Lite is a way to keep that momentum alive. With a large screen, a new processor and a colorful finish, The Honor 10 Lite seems to emulate the success achieved by The Honor 9 Lite in early 2018. However, due to the mid-range elements in the phone, the phone is much more expensive than its predecessor, which reaches. It could be said that the average selling price in the Indian smartphone market has also increased (mainly thanks to the success of high-end devices such as OnePlus 6), and as such the price is more or less acceptable is the Honor 10 Lite the best phone to buy? Let’s find out.


The Honor 10 Lite looks a lot like other Honor phones. It has a similar color treatment with a shiny and reflective exterior. Only in place of the usual glass on the back, The frame is made of hard plastic. The company promises great sustainability, but I was not convinced. Just like the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, it is easily scratched. It also tends to keep more stains and fingerprints. I always had to have a microfiber cloth with me to keep the phone spotless. You get a TPU cover from the box, but using it removes the Charm from the glossy surface.

The phone also curves around the edges, making it easy to grip. Honor likes to keep a slim Profile anyway, and The Honor 10 Lite is quite thin with 8mm. It is not as wide as the Honor 8X, although the company uses the same Chip-on-Flex (COF) technology to minimize the size of the openings. As a result, Honor got an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 91%. With a tiny U-shaped notch that houses the front camera, the top of the screen is also free of a lot of distraction. Between the wide rectangular notch and this one, I prefer this one because it takes up much less space. Since the company gave up a wide notch, all other elements such as the LED notification light and proximity sensor had to be installed at the bottom.

The biggest joke I have about The Honor 10 Lite is that it still relies on a microUSB port to charge and transfer data. The connector is wedged between the 3.5 mm headphone jack (thankfully retained) and the speaker grille and does not support the company’s boost speeds. I think now is the time for the microUSB to step aside and make universal USB-C space.

Nevertheless, the Honor 10 looks good, but I will not go so far as to say that it is well built. Plastic is not very durable, which is why OEMs have used Aluminum and ceramic and even titanium to make it durable. I would always say that it is better to use than glass, because it makes the phone less fragile and also allows the space to experiment with different color treatments. The Honor 10 Lite has a 3D optical effect that takes a lot of effort, according to Honor, and although it is no longer a new Look, it adds a little Flair to the phone.


The screen of the Honor 10 Lite is one of the highlights of the phone. The 6.21 inch panel extends almost to the edges thanks to the removed COF technique. The water drop notch on the top also allows for more screen real estate. Honor uses an LCD panel similar to The Honor 8X, which we found to be quite bright. Even the Honor 10 Lite recorded high brightness values in our luminescence tests. Thus, the screen content aspect ratio 19.5: 9 is excellent, especially thanks to a high pixel density of 415 ppi. The icons look pretty sharp and bright wallpapers look rich and vivid. However, the phone does not have Widevine L1 certification, so you do not get the same quality streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, etc., even though the screen makes the HD content rich and colorful.

The panel also seems to have set its white balance to a cooler bias, rather than the neutral white we usually expect from IPS LCD panels.. Blues and greens look more saturated, while reds and yellows look a bit washed out. However, the screen is especially suitable for games. The borderless panel immerses you in the game, and the additional properties come in handy if you have big hands.

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