Honor 10 Lite is the new budget mid-range smartphone from Honor India that features a 6.21-inch dewdrop display. The Full HD+ display achieves a screen-to-body ratio of above 90% and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and the overall form factor fits under a 5.2-inch glossy finish body — honor’s latest Kirin 710 octa-core processor powers the phone. On the storage front, the 10 Lite comes in 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage and also supports microSD expansion of up to 512GB. The phone ships with Android 9.0 Pie-based EMUI 9.0.1 out-of-the-box. Since the Honor 10 Lite runs on the latest Android, we have decided to test out the new features it offers. Here are some of the top features –
Since the Honor 10 Lite comes with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box, it also brings in Google Android Pie exclusive Digital Wellbeing feature as well. Named Digital balance, this feature analyses your regular mundane usage all the apps on your Honor 10 Lite smartphone.
After analyzing, it showcases the screen time on each app you have spent on, which is further categorized to a day or for a week. This helps you manage your time more productive instead of wielding away time on unnecessary apps or games.
This is achieved by setting app limits for each app, which you use more often and lets you use it sensibly instead. There’s also a bedtime feature under digital balance mode that lest your screen turn grey in the night and also restricts access to apps during be time and lets you to have sleep more swiftly.
Home screen settings
If you have tons of apps lying around on the home screen in a disorderly fashion then shaking your Honor 10 Lite allows you to reorganize the apps accordingly. The Homescreen settings on the device also will enable you to disable or enable the Google feed on the extreme left of your home screen as well.
The new system navigation gestures come with multiple options to interact with your Honor 10 Lite screen. Regardless, the usual three key navigation keys, users can enable new gesture navigations that will allow them to use swipe gestures for interacting with EMUI on the Honor 10 Lite.
These gestures are pretty intuitive and quite comfortable to use on the Honor 10 Lite smartphone.
Eye comfort & color modes
The Honor 10 Lite features different color modes of the screen that lets you toggle them as per your taste. It features normal mode and vivid color modes; additionally, you can make your screen look warmer or cooler as well.
And, the Eye Comfort works similar to the color modes, the only difference it is pretty useful in the darker environments or in the night. When enabled, it eliminates the blue light emission of the screen and makes the screen to look warmer and easily usable with less strain on your eyes in the low-lighting conditions.
Alongside the authentication, the fingerprint scanner on the Honor 10 Lite lets you click photos using the sensor which can be pretty convenient. Furthermore, the fingerprint scanner also helps you scroll images in the gallery wherein swiping left or light in the gallery navigates the photos accordingly.
In addition to that, you can pull down the notification panel on this bigger display by swiping down the fingerprint scanner. Moreover, it also allows you to stop the alarm or take a call by holding the fingerprint sensor. Any finger can be used to use these Gestures not necessarily the registered fingerprint for authentication.
App Lock & File safe
Similar to all the Honor devices running EMUI, the Honor 10 Lite also features App Lock feature. As the name suggests, it allows you to lock the apps with a secured PIN. These can be useful in securing your banking or wallet apps.
Further, the Honor 10 Lite also allows you to save & encrypt your photos, videos, music, and files in its File Safe vault with encryption and as well as the secured PIN or fingerprint authentication.
With the Android 9.0 Pie on the Honor 10 Lite, the Phone Clone app is now a built-in feature; previously it was supposed to be installed manually. The Phone Clone app allows you to transfer data from an older Honor device to a new one swiftly.
App Twin feature allows you to have dual accounts of the same app on your Honor 10 Lite smartphone. Users can utilize this feature if they are into handling multiple numbers or social media accounts. For instance, users can use to WhatsApp accounts on the Honor 10 Lite device with two different numbers accordingly.
This is a new feature introduced on the Honor 10 Lite that lets users manage games in one place. Apps or games added under this AppAssistant feature will get optimized systems settings for more performance boost by consumption of more power from the device.
There’s also an uninterrupted gaming feature under the AppAssistant feature that lets you have more immersive gameplay experience by trimming down the notifications while gaming, however, calls, alarms, and low battery alerts cannot be blocked under this mode.
AI Camera features
The Honor 10 Lite smartphone sports dual AI-powered cameras on the rear. It also features AI mode, when enabled helps you recognize scenes or objects in the frame and enhances the photo accordingly. It also features Night mode that lets you take multiple shots and stitches them together to get a better sharper photograph. There’s aperture mode as well that lets users manually set the aperture to take in more light in a frame.
The additional modes on the Honor 10 Lite include – a PRO mode, Slow-mo mode, panorama, HDR, Time-lapse, etc. Another noticeable feature on this device is the smile to capture feature, which when enabled captures the photo whenever a person in the frame smiles accordingly.
Paired with Amazon Assistant the AR Shopping mode allows you to scan any products or any barcodes for that matter, which can be further viewed on the Amazon app. The AR shopping mode is present in the camera interface on the Honor 10 Lite. There’s another feature related to the AR shopping experience, in which, users need to hold two fingers on the screen on any product photo on the screen. The HiTouch feature will then scan & identify the products displayed on the screen by utilizing the Amazon Assistant.
Smart Screen Resolution & App Launch
Despite the conventional power saving mode & ultra power saving mode on the Honor 10 Lite, the device also lets you adjust the screen resolution as well. The device features HD+ & FHD+ resolutions; however, if you enable the Smart Resolution, it automatically adjusts the screen resolution to save power drain.
App launch feature allows you to pick and identify specific apps and restrict their auto-launch (and also turn-off background running) as part of the Honor 10 Lite power saving measures.
The unique feature named Ride mode on the Honor 10 Lite, lets users get rid of notifications while driving and offer only minimal functionality.