In today’s day and age, a smartphone is much more than just a tool to stay connected with the world. As we’re becoming more and more dependent on our mobile devices, they’re becoming an extension of our personality. What this means is that the smartphone in our hands are also our style statement, and hence it’s important to have a smartphone that’s not just loaded inside, but also looks beautiful on the outside. While most phone makers don’t give importance to this aspect, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor seems to be nailing it for all its devices. Its latest smartphone, the Honor 8 Lite is no different.
First things first, as soon as you lay your eyes on the phone, we bet that it instantly catches your attention. With its minimal fascia, the Honor 8 Lite is unlike most smartphones available in the market. Flip to the back, and the feeling continues. With its glossy glass panel, the device manages to be shiny and an eye-catcher. Honor’s choice of colours is also interesting, as it’s available in classic black and vibrant blue. If you’re worried about the device being fragile, then don’t worry as it features Gorilla Glass protection and the metallic frame around the edges provides it strength. Did we mention it also comes with a back cover in the box.
Not just looks, the Honor 8 Lite also gets the ergonomics right. Packing in a compact FHD 5.2-inch display, the phone can be held in hands easily. In fact, you could comfortably operate it with a single hand, which has increasingly become impossible in the current era of phablets. Adding to the handling factor is its lightweight build at 147g, and a slim frame of 7.6mm.
Along with the display at the front, the Honor 8 Lite has an earpiece, a secondary snapper and a couple of sensors. It doesn’t have any buttons at the bottom as the navigation keys are available as part of the software. Both the volume keys and the power button are present towards the right, whereas left spine has an ejectable tray to accept a nano-SIM and a secondary hybrid slot. The audio jack is available at the top, whereas the base features the micro-USB port and a speaker.
The rear panel will always manage to impress no matter how many times you look at it. But it’s also impressive as to how Honor’s engineers have managed to make the camera sit flush with the design. This is really nice as the Honor 8 Lite won’t wobble when kept on a flat surface. Accompanying the primary sensor is an LED flash and Honor’s branding. There’s also a fingerprint scanner to offer biometric security.
The Honor 8 Lite isn’t all about the looks, as it sports a 5.2-inch full HD display, Kirin 655 octa-core processor, beefy 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (expandable to 128GB). Camera-wise, it has a pair of 12- and 8MP shooters. It’s powered by a 3,000mAh battery and ships with the latest EMUI 5.0 running atop Android Nougat 7.0. The phone supports 4G VoLTE and is available to buy only offline.