Huawei releases so many midrange phones in a year that it is impossible to remember how much Huawei devices hit the market, especially when the company decides to change the names of its handsets depending on the country. And most of the times there are not even huge differences between each of them. That is why it is very hard to choose a phone among budget-friendly devices from Huawei. Today, we are here to compare the new Honor 10 Lite with the recent Huawei P Smart+, also known as Huawei Nova 3i in China, and Honor 8X (or Honor View 10 Lite in Europe).
Honor 10 Lite vs Huawei P Smart+ vs Honor 8X
|Huawei Honor 10 Lite||Huawei P Smart Plus||Huawei Honor 8X|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm, 162 grams||157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm, 169 grams||160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm, 175 grams|
|DISPLAY||6.21 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 415 ppi, IPS LCD||6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 409 ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, IPS LCD||6.5 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 396 ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz||Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz||Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz|
|MEMORY||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot||4 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM , 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie, EMUI||Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI||Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Dual 13 + 2 MP f/1.8
24 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Dual 16 + 2 MP f/2.2
Dual 24 MP + 2 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Dual 20 + 2 MP f/1.8
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||3400 mAh||3340 mAh, Charging 5V / 2A||3750 mAh, Charging 5V / 2A|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Hybrid Dual SIM slot||Hybrid Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot|
Huawei midrange phones always have an attractive design and each of these three devices is very beautiful. The main evolutions of this year in terms of design were gradient color variants and the dimensions of the notch, which made mid-rangers even more impressive when it comes to the aesthetics. I would personally pick Honor 10 Lite because it is available in two gradient colors (unlike Honor 8X) and it has a smaller notch than Huawei P Smart+.
The quality of displays of each of these phones is very similar to each other. The only noticeable difference between them is the display size. Honor 8X is definitely more interesting because it has the bigger display and just a limited amount of devices reach its display diagonal. That is why I would choose its display.
Specs & Software
The hardware components of these devices, as well as the software, are exactly the same, except for three differences. The first two ones are the absence of the most powerful memory configuration (6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage) for the Huawei P Smart+ and the presence of a micro SD dedicated slot on the Honor 8X only. Regarding the software, Honor 10 Lite comes with EMUI 9 based on Android Pie out of the box and GPU Turbo 2.0 technology, while the other twos are still based on Android Oreo. So, Honor 10 Lite is the best alternative.
If you are looking for the best rear camera department, Honor 8X has the best one with a 20 MP primary wide angle lens, a 2 MP depth sensor and a bright f/1.8 aperture. Honor 10 Lite has a better front camera than Honor 8X, but the dual front camera of Huawei P Smart+ is the best one as it can capture depth info better.
Given that it is the biggest handset, inside the Honor 8X there is also more space for a big battery. Indeed it has a 3750 mAh unit that is able to last consistently more than Honor 10 Lite and Huawei P Smart+.
Honor 10 Lite just hitten the Chinese market with a €210 price tag, but we still do not know how much it will cost in Europe. Honor 8X and Huawei P Smart+ can be found at about €250. Given the marginal differences between price and specs of these devices, I would choose Honor 8X because of its bigger display, bigger battery, and its micro SD dedicated slot.
- Read More: Honor 10 Lite to go on sale in China tomorrow for the first time, price starts at 1,399 Yuan ($202)
Honor 10 Lite vs Huawei P Smart+ vs Honor 8X: PROs and CONS
Honor 10 Lite
- Best design
- Good hardware
- Affordable price
- Android Pie
- Limited availability
Huawei P Smart Plus
- Wonderful design
- Four cameras
- Good performance
- Wide display
- Higher price
Huawei Honor 8X
- Bigger display
- High screen-to-body ratio
- Big battery
- Affordable price
- micro SD dedicated slot