In the coming months, the smartphone market will be flooded with the latest flagship smartphones. Looking into the past, we can only expect these upcoming smartphones to cost more than their predecessors. On the other hand, there are several affordable smartphones with superior design and powerful specifications available in the market.
The newly launched Honor 9 Lite is one of the best budget smartphones available in the Indian market. It is priced at just Rs. 10,999 and is sold via flash sales exclusively on Flipkart. Now, let’s talk about the top 3 reasons why the Honor 9 Lite is a better budget smartphone than the competition.
• Glass Body
With the bar-shaped smartphones, there isn’t much space for the manufacturers to innovate on the design front. Most of the budget smartphones we seen in the market comes with the metal body and a 2.5D curved glass on the front. While Honor launched the Honor 7X and Honor 9 Lite smartphones with the metal unibody design, the latest Honor 9 Lite with much cheaper price tag comes with a premium looking glass body. It sports a metal frame with 2.5D curved glass on the front and rear. The Honor 9 Lite measures just 7.60 mm thick and weighs only 149 grams.
• 18:9 Display
The Honor 9 Lite is also the most affordable 18:9 smartphone to offers a Full HD+ resolution. It sports a 5.65-inch FullView IPS display that offers an immersive experience. With the smaller screen size and sleek bezels, the Honor 9 Lite is also a perfect device for single hand usage. Compared to most other budget smartphones in India, the Honor 9 Lite offers higher screen-to-body ratio. Even the latest Android 8.0 Oreo-based in-house EMUI 8.0 is also optimized for 18:9 display technology. With the minimal bezels around the display, the device features on-screen navigation buttons.
• Quad Cameras
For years, we have been seeing dual camera smartphones from Honor. The Honor 9i launched late last year is the first from the company to offers quad cameras. Now in 2018, we have the Honor 9 Lite priced at just Rs. 10,999 and packs four cameras. There is a 13MP + 2MP dual camera setup on the rear with PDAF and LED flash. On the front is the same 13MP + 2MP dual cameras with portrait mode 2.0 and gesture controls. The user can get the hardware-level bokeh effect from both the front and rear cameras.
The Honor 9 Lite with all these features should be the best value for money smartphone at Rs. 10,999. Talking about other devices, the Xiaomi Mi A1 priced at Rs. 13,999 comes with the standard 16:9 display with thick bezels and a mere 5MP selfie camera. Compared to the glass back Honor 9 Lite, the Xiaomi Mi A1 with metal unibody design weighs slightly on the higher side. The Honor 9 Lite is also available in beautiful looking Sapphire Blue color.