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October 11, 2018

Compare HONOR Mobile Phones: HONOR 8 vs HONOR 9 Lite

As two mobile phones with similar prices,what difference between the HONOR 8 and the HONOR 9 Lite?And which one is worth buying?

As two mobile phones with similar prices,what difference between the HONOR 8 and the HONOR 9 Lite?And which one is worth buying?

compare honor mobile phones – honor 8 vs honor 9 lite

The following comparison table may be give you the answer.

Specs HONOR 9 Lite HONOR 8
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
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 2017, December 2016, July
Status Available. Released 2017, December Available. Released 2016, July
BODY Dimensions 151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm (5.94 x 2.83 x 0.30 in) 145.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm (5.73 x 2.80 x 0.30 in)
Weight 149 g (5.26 oz) 153 g (5.40 oz)
Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame Front/back glass & aluminum frame
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.65 inches, 82.0 cm2 (~75.5% screen-to-body ratio) 5.2 inches, 74.9 cm2 (~72.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~428 ppi density) 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~423 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Firmware version EMUI 8.0 EMUI 8.0
PLATFORM OS Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 950
CPU Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex A53)
GPU Mali-T830 MP2 Mali-T880 MP4
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3/4 GB RAM 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Modules 13 MP, PDAF 12 MP, f/2.2, 35mm (standard), 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF & laser AF
2 MP, depth sensor 12 MP B/W, f/2.2, 35mm (standard), 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF & laser AF
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
SELFIE CAMERA Modules 13 MP 8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2", 1.4µm
2 MP, depth sensor
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
DTS sound No Yes
Noise cancellation Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC No Yes
Infrared port No Yes
Radio No No
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, 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
Player MP4/H.264 player MP4/H.264 player
MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Features Document viewer Document viewer
Photo/video editor Photo/video editor
BATTERY Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Glacier Gray, Navy, Seagull Gray, Magic Nightfall, Pearl White Pearl White, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Gold
Price HONOR 9 Lite price in your country HONOR 8 price in your country

For the HONOR 9 Lite, it has lots of highlights. For example, its bezel-less 18:9 aspect ratio display offers good visuals, it has premium build quality and design, and it comes with four cameras, dual-rear and dual-front. Compare the HONOR 8, the HONOR 9 Lite has a bigger screen with better screen resolution. And its adding dual front camera is useful for certain effects like blur, zoom and wide angle selfies.

In terms of HONOR 8, it also has its own superiority, such as premium looks, dual rear camera setup, and Android 7.0 Nougat update ready. It is worth mentioning that the HONOR 8 has a few more advantages, because it is equipped with HiSilicon Kirin 950, which is more powerful than the HONOR 9 Lite. What’s more, it has fast battery charging function.

In brief, if you are a boy who pursues performance, we will suggest you buy the HONOR 8. But if you are a girl, we will recommend you buy the HONOR 9 Lite for its excellent selfie function.