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September 30, 2018

Compare HONOR Mobile Phones: HONOR 7 vs HONOR 9 Lite

As an earlier product, the HONOR 7 is regarded as classic flagship. And the HONOR 9 Lite was announced at the end of last year. What upgrades has it done?

HONOR 7 was a classic flagship product from HONOR brand, which was released in June 2015. And HONOR 9 Lite was announced in December 2017, less than one year ago. Do this two mobile phone models share some similar features? And as a newer model, what fascinating new features were added in HONOR 9 Lite?

From the official poster, it is easy to discover that the face unlock with quad-lens camera is considered as a staple of HONOR 9 Lite. Besides the newly added features of face recognition feature, the camera of HONOR 9 Lite is worth mentioning.

HONOR 7 vs HONOR 9 lite – camera

HONOR knows seeing the world with both eyes makes for a clearer view. As a pioneer of dual-camera technology, HONOR has pushed creative boundaries even further with dual cameras on both the front and rear in the 9 Lite and equipped it with a FullView FHD+ display screen.

HONOR 9 Lite paired with a rear 13MP+2MP dual-lens camera and PDAF fast focus, which is much stronger than HONOR 7. The pictures it taken look more natural and lively. Moreover, the advanced wide aperture mode enables you to refine the focus after photo taking, which is with greater accuracy and artistry.

HONOR 7 vs HONOR 9 lite – picture

HONOR 9 Lite’s front camera features an industry leading 13MP + 2MP dual-lens system, delivering crystal images with hardware-level bokeh effects. Moreover, with panorama selfie, gesture control shooting, and built-in effects, enjoy your selfies with more fun. And with the Gender Beauty Mode and the Portrait Mode 2.0, HONOR 9 Lite can recognize facial contours and features and then customize beauty effects by gender, which makes the portrait more stunning and natural.

HONOR 7 vs HONOR 9 lite – picture

What’s more, HONOR 9 has a larger display, a bigger storage, a smaller but more fast-charging battery.

Here’s a full breakdown of the internal differences between HONOR 7 and HONOR 9 Lite for you to do a further study.

Specs HONOR 7 HONOR 9 Lite
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 - Europe HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - Europe LTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2015, June 2017, December
Status Available. Released 2015, July Available. Released 2017, December
BODY Dimensions 143.2 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm (5.64 x 2.83 x 0.33 in) 151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm (5.94 x 2.83 x 0.30 in)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz) 149 g (5.26 oz)
Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~72.4% screen-to-body ratio) 5.65 inches, 82.0 cm2 (~75.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~424 ppi density) 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~428 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Emotion UI 3.1 - EMUI 8.0
PLATFORM OS Android 5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow) Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) - Enhanced Edition
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 935 HiSilicon Kirin 659
CPU Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T628 MP4 Mali-T830 MP2
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 16/64 GB, 3 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3/4 GB RAM
32 GB, 3 GB RAM - Enhanced Edition
MAIN CAMERA Modules 20 MP, f/2.0, 27mm, 1/2.4", PDAF 13 MP, PDAF
2 MP, depth sensor
Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps, HDR 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Modules 8 MP, f/2.4, 26mm 13 MP
2 MP, depth sensor
Features LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant) Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared port Yes No
Radio Stereo FM radio No
USB microUSB 2.0 microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 HTML5
Java No No
- Fast battery charging
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player - MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
- MP4/H.265 player - MP4/H.264 player
- Photo/video editor - Photo/video editor
- Document viewer - Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 350 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 8 h 20 min (3G)
MISC Colors Gray, Silver, Gold Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Glacier Gray, Navy, Seagull Gray, Magic Nightfall, Pearl White
SAR EU 1.13 W/kg (head)     0.52 W/kg (body)    
Price Discontinued HONOR 9 Lite price in your country

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