Honor 10 Lite Review

May 7, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms

Honor 10 Lite Review

The new HONOR 10 Lite.

Honor launched the Honor 10 Lite in South Africa on 27 March. Sporting a showstopping Artificial Intelligence (AI) selfie camera, the device is a perfect blend of tech and aesthetics. It is easy on the eye, sleek and stylish. It is light with slim bazels and comfortable to handle. The device comes at an attractive price and inside the box is a phone cover.

The phone features an impressive 24MP front camera which is the superstar feature of the device. The AI selfie camera doesn’t take away from the rear AI 13MP + 2MP dual-lens cameras that captures magnificent images. The 24-megapixel front-facing camera also serves as the face unlocking.

The extended 6.21-inch Full HD+ FullView IPS LCD on the phone’s front renders the Lite one of the larger handsets out there right now.


The Honor 10 Lite features a stylish dewdrop notch on the 6.21-inch FHD screen and the four-sided 3D curved design gives the phone more rounded corners which makes it easier to handle. The first thing you notice when you pick up the Honor 10 Lite is the eye-catching glossy back. The colour gradients shift as you move the phone which delivers a premium look. The colours that launched in South Africa include Sky Blue and Sapphire Blue.

Moving away from the USB-C port, the device sports a microUSB connection for charging and data transfer, a 3.5mm audio jack, and the loudspeaker grille at the bottom. The Honor 10 Lite has one speaker with a single grill but the sound is excellent. The device produces a lot of noise and the loudspeaker is decent. The phone’s hardware controls, a volume rocker and beneath that, the power key, run down the right side of its body. The fingerprint reader is placed at the rear together with the dual-cameras.

The 3GB RAM provides a significant boost to the HONOR 10 Lite processing speed. The 64GB storage can expand to 512GB via a microSD card.  Honor 10 Lite runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie. Equipped with the new EMUI 9.0, it ensures that the system is completely optimised for the hardware while also boosting performance. This also ensures that Artificial Intelligence is more accessible with HiVision, a travel, translation and shopping assistant.

The Honor 10 Lite’s 3,400 mAh battery means you can finally stop panicking about battery drain, you will not need to charge for a whole day depending on usage. With browsing the web, streaming videos and juggling other apps, the battery life is pretty good and over the average.

Equipped with one of the most powerful chipsets in the market, the Honor 10 Lite sports the new Kirin 710 which offers smoother, seamless performance.

For the price range, this device surely does deliver and exceeds expectations. Honor managed to focus on what’s important which is durability, usability and affordability. The Honor 10 Lite does a decent job, it is a capable device that offers most features from other high-end devices.

Targeting the budget –conscious market, the device sports an all-plastic build which is not noticeable at first glance.

The Honor 10 Lite is equipped with powerful hardware at an affordable price of R4, 599, with contract packages starting from R249 PM X 24 from Vodacom stores.

Key features of the HONOR 10 Lite include:

  • 24MP AI-Powered selfie camera and 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras
  • 21” FHD Screen with dewdrop notch and bezel-less display
  • 3D curved edge for better grip
  • New Kirin 710 chipset with EMUI 9.0
  • 64GB Internal Storage
  • Long lasting 3,400 mAh battery
  • GPU Turbo 2.0

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