Honor successfully launched the first smartphone of this year on Jan’15, 2019. After the success of honor 9 lite in 2018 honor brings up the update of 10lite has designed in three colors variant having Sapphire Blue, Sky Blue and Midnight Black and comes in the configuration of 4GB + 64GB & 6GB + 64GB of RAM & ROM respectively and for using the base variant for past one week we concluded this smartphone performance based on the features they given in the device.
Holding the device on hands gives good feel, compact in size, less weight and it made of poly-carbonate material with glass finish rear design & glowing gradient colors. Even with glass finish holding the device not feel slippery and also, has a solid finish. The device frame designed like stainless steel finish and using cutting edge technology having maximum frame thickness in the Top & Bottom and two sides portion are designed with minimum thickness frame size that styles the smartphone a slim fit design.
The Honor 10lite has 6.21-inch FHD+ LCD display with dew drop notch at the top-center and notably will be able to show/hide the notch in settings also, has extra settings to personalize the Full screen display for applications. And having rounded corners at all four sides and it has 19.5:9 aspect ratio with 2340*1080-pixel screen resolution. With thin bezel on the sides and having minimum chin at the bottom it has 91% of Screen to body ratio. Honor 10 lite has TUV Rheinland certified Eye protect mode in display with manual scheduling and also, can able to adjust the color temperature based up on the user viewing experience.
It has the auto brightness feature in display that automatically adjust the screen brightness level based on the ambient light surrounds you and the viewing angles and reading on the display at any lighting condition are good and with the 91% of screen-to-body ratio the watching & gaming experience will give a good feel. Then some of the features in displays like three finger screen shot support, photo orientation which is the option we liked more since it helps to view the photos in landscape orientation without enabling the annoying default Auto rotate screen option also, it avoids frequently rotating the device each time to turn ON/OFF Auto rotate to view the photos in full screen.
It has the option for split screen mode which divides the 6.21-inch screen into two display and it helps to do two tasks at the same time also, the screen is more responsive. Then it also has an option to record the screen by screen recording feature. And here honor skip to give the one-handed operation mode for this huge 6.21-inch display and also, double tap screen ON/OFF option feature not available. But screen lock can be performed through default widget option without pressing the power button.
Honor 10lite has dual rear camera mounted vertically at the top left with LED flash which has the 13MP primary camera with F/1.8 aperture combined with the 2MP secondary sensor with F/2.4 aperture. Then it has 25MP AI selfie shooter with F/2.0 aperture housed inside the notch display.
Honor packs with more customized features in the camera department, the rear camera has different modes of capturing photos like Aperture mode, Night mode, Portrait mode, HDR mode, Normal mode with Moving picture, AI & HiVision feature, Pro mode which allows to change the camera settings, AR lens, Stickers mode, Filter mode, Panorama mode and Light painting mode. And the front shooter has Portrait mode with AI feature, normal photo mode, Sticker mode, Filter mode, Stickers mode and AR lens. Also, the front camera has not supported for HDR mode.
For video recording honor skipped the 4K video recording feature and the 10lite is supports up to 1080P FHD in 18.7:9 resolution with beautification level from 0 to 10. In video recording it has Time-lapse recording feature at 720P HD resolution and it renders for 15 seconds as 1 seconds to record. The time-lapse video recording supports for both front & rear cameras. The video recording via front shooter has a support of up to 1080P FHD in 18.7:9 aspect ratio and it allows for recording video with beautification in 720P & 1080P resolution. And both the cameras are not supported for Slow-motion video recording.
And coming to its performance we are used this device to capture photos for more than 1 hour and observed the heating issue slightly and the most liked feature in 10 lite is that all the modes can be customized after capturing the picture. It works well in portrait mode in both front and rear camera has good amount blur, sharpness with more details in the subject and with help of additional feature the 10 lite shows the magic after capturing the photos by changing the focus points and blur amount in the picture. And other modes like HDR, AR lens, AI features works perfectly in good lighting condition and also, the HDR mode is not supported for front camera so background details will be missing when capturing photos with more light condition.
In low light condition 10 lite manages to give good photos without affecting the whole picture quality but its still have little noise while cropping the image and in low light situation it turns like stock android camera has less saturation, contrast in the picture and it almost looks dull in minimum low light condition. And of course, the 10 lite has Night mode which enhance the light in the picture by increasing exposure time automatically and this exposure with ISO value can customized as per user preferred. But the output picture quality is not the best, it has no details in the picture and it simply increase the light in the picture and Honor definitely need to update the camera quality in Night mode for low & No light photography.
Honor 10 Lite Camera Samples
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The Honor 10 Lite camera has some of the handy features by default in the camera like. Honor customized the maximum option using the EMUI 9.0 UI in the camera by enabling options like Ultra snapshot which used to take snapshots or open camera application instantly while the screen in off condition by double-press the volume down button Watermark, GPS tagging, Assistive Grid, timer control, audio control to capture photos and photos can be captured when smile is detected. Also, through finger print sensor honor made more customizable features like switch the next & previous photos by swiping on left and right in the finger print sensor.
The Honor 10 lite is powered by Hi Silicon Kirin 710 octa core processor manufactured at 12nm process technology. It has the CPU architecture of quad A73 cores clocks at 2.2Ghz speed combined with Quad core of A53 cores clocks at 1.7GHz speed for performance and efficiency respectively. And it’s accompanied with Mali G51 GPU for graphical performance. It runs on EMUI 9.0 UI based on Android 9 Pie version.
And based on AnTuTu benchmark score the honor 10 lite scores about 126372 marks in terms of CPU, GPU, UX and Memory categories. It comes with the configuration of 4GB + 64GB & 6GB + 64GB variants of RAM & ROM respectively and out from the box we have 54GB of available memory out of 64GB and also the storage space can be expanded up to 500GB through SD card. Also, the device has installed some of the third-party application by default like Facebook, Netflix, Messenger, Vigo video & Camera 360.
The 10 lite is more responsive and it has many in built features that gives the better user experience like navigation gestures control to access the devices easily by just swiping on the devices and navigation dock support as like iPhone and Vivo devices it helps to easily switch between application and managing the recent application in user friendly and instant google assistant support. The unique feature Digital balance which calculates the screen usage timing and it helps to grey the screen after the achieving the targeted screen usage time, it also has feature of App limits that stops the application usage when the decided screen usage limit is reached.
The devices handier features while the device in off condition by lift up the device its wake up for unlocking, reducing the volume of incoming calls and Alarm tones. Then flipping the device to mute the incoming calls sounds and alarm sounds. And the interesting thing is that the honor 10 lite has enabled the features through the finger print sensor mounted on the rear side, using that by swiping down on the fingerprint it brings the notification panel and double tap on fps will clear all notifications.
The Honor 10 lite has special features in terms of security by default like App lock, Lock screen notification which hide the content of notification of locked applications, Screen pinning that allows to pin the particular application even at the gestures navigation and to unpin swipe from the down two times then unlock the device, And File safe which stores the files safely through encryption method.
It controls the device securely through Face lock, Fingerprint sensor and Passwords. The face lock recognizes the face through the front shooter, it waits for recognize for maximum 3 seconds then, unlocks the device instantly at good lighting condition but, in low light & no light situations it fails to unlock and alternatively finger print sensor is available to unlock the screen. But honor has to bring the update like assistive lighting feature to unlock the screen even at no light conditions.
Then using the face lock and finger print sensor can be able to unlock the locked application and file safe place this will helps for better user-friendly moves with more secure.
The device is packed with 3400mAh battery charged through normal 5V charger and it takes almost 2 hours to complete the full charge. The battery consumption also like to good enough the device discharges about 10% of battery for continuous 1 hour of game play. The device has the honor native feature for battery power saving that limits the background app activity, disables email auto-sync and reduces screen brightness even to reduce the power. Also, honor discover the battery monitoring through that you can view the detailed power consumption of each applications.
The Honor 10lite has designed in three colors variant having Sapphire Blue, Sky Blue and Midnight Black and comes in the configuration of 4GB + 64GB & 6GB + 64GB variants of RAM & ROM respectively. And this device is cost about Rs. 13,999 for 4GB RAM & Rs. 17,999 for 6GB RAM variant model and sold through Flipkart Exclusive.