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|Specs||HONOR 9 Lite||HONOR 7A|
|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|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|LAUNCH||Announced||2017, December||2018, April|
|Status||Available. Released 2017, December||Available. Released 2018, April|
|BODY||Dimensions||151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm (5.94 x 2.83 x 0.30 in)||152.4 x 73 x 7.8 mm (6.00 x 2.87 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||149 g (5.26 oz)||150 g (5.29 oz)|
|Build||Front/back glass, aluminum frame||Front glass, aluminum body|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.65 inches, 82.0 cm2 (~75.5% screen-to-body ratio)||5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~75.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~428 ppi density)||720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)|
|Firmware version||EMUI 8.0||EMUI 8.0|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||HiSilicon Kirin 659||Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)||Octa-core (4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.1 GHz Cortex A53)|
|GPU||Mali-T830 MP2||Adreno 505|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3/4 GB RAM||32 GB, 2/3 GB RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Modules||13 MP, PDAF||13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF|
|2 MP, depth sensor||2 MP, depth sensor|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Modules||13 MP||8 MP, f/2.0|
|2 MP, depth sensor|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|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 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go||microUSB 2.0|
|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|
|Player||MP4/H.264 player||MP4/H.264 player|
|MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player||MP3/eAAC+/WAV/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||Black, Gold, Blue|
|Price||HONOR 9 Lite price in your country||HONOR 7A price in your country|
For the appearance, the HONOR 7A uses front/back glass and an aluminum frame, from the double-sided 2.5D glass to the stunning layered nano-etched design on its back, the HONOR 9 Lite shines bright with its mirror-like effect. It looks more stylish and modern. But someone may more like the design of the HONOR 7A, because its aluminum body is more crash resistant.
As for the performance, obviously, the HONOR 9 Lite has a faster CPU than the HONOR 7A. In terms of its 2.36 GHz Octa-core CPU, is about 57% faster than the HONOR 7A. It is bound to bring a smoother experience. The HONOR 9 Lite is equipped with the HiSilicon Kirin 659, playing mainstream games, such as Honor of Kings and PUBG, are no problem.
In addition, the HONOR 9 Lite has a much better screen resolution than the HONOR 7A. Its 2160x1080 FHD+ and 18:9 bezel-less display empowers you to multi-task and enjoy a more dynamic visual experience.
And the HONOR 9 Lite adds the dual front camera this time. As it says on the poster, the 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. This is really a good function for people who love selfie.
However, the HONOR 7A has a front camera flash allows you to take selfies in low light. And its budget price is really attractive.
Compare the HONOR 7A and HONOR 9 Lite, which phone features do you like more?