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Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1 – Best Under 15,000 Rs. in India??

Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1

Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1: These days, dual rear cameras are trends. Previously launched Xiaomi Mi A1 and newly launched Huawei Honor 9 Lite also come with dual rear cameras. Xiaomi Mi A1 comes in one variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage that priced at 14,999 Rs in India. Huawei Honor 9 Lite comes in two variants. One with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage priced at 10,999 Rs. in India and another with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage priced at 14,999 Rs. in India. What are the differences in these devices?

Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1

Specifications – Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1:

Specifications Honor 9 Lite Xiaomi Mi A1
Our Choice
Price 3GB + 32GB @10,999Rs.
4GB + 64GB @14,999Rs.
4GB+32GB @12,999 Rs.
4GB+64GB @15,999 Rs.
Display 5.65-inch Full-HD+
(1080 x 2160 pixels) IPS LCD,
18:9 ratio, 428 ppi density,
75.5% screen-to-body ratio
5.5-inch Full-HD
(1080 x 1920 pixels) IPS LCD,
16:9 ratio, 403 ppi density,
70.1% screen-to-body ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Operating System (OS) Android 8.0 Oreo
EMUI 8.0 on top
Android 7.1.2 Nougat,
upgradable to Oreo 8.0
Android One
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 659
octa-core SoC,
4 Cortex-A53 cores
clocked at 2.36GHz
4 Cortex-A53 cores
clocked at 1.7GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Octa-core CPU
2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali T830 MP2 GPU Adreno 506
RAM 3GB/4GB RAM 4GB RAM
Storage 32/64GB Inbuilt storage
Hybrid slot
64GB Inbuilt storage
Hybrid slot
Rear Camera Dual 13MP + 2MP rear camera
LED Flash
Dual 12MP, f/2.2 + 12MP,
f/2.6 rear camera,
LED Flash
Front Camera Dual 13MP + 2MP rear camera 5MP front-facing camera
Battery 3,000 mAh battery 3080 mAh battery
Connectivity 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n,
Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS,
3.5mm audio jack,
Micro-USB with OTG support
Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Infrared,
3G and 4G
3.5mm audio jack,
USB Typ-C with OTG support
Sensor accelerometer, ambient light,
digital compass,
proximity sensor, Gyro
accelerometer, ambient light,
digital compass,
proximity sensor, Gyro
Infrared sensor
Fingerprint Scanner
Measurements and weight 151x71.9x7.6mm
149 grams
155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm
165 grams
Colour Variants Navy Blue, Seagull Gray,
Magic Nightfall (Black), and
Pearl White
Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Red

Look and Design – Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1:

Honor 9 Lite offers glass on both front and rear and metal body. Both glasses are 2.5D Glasses. Whereas Xiaomi Mi A1 offers Metal unibody design with metal back. Both have a fingerprint scanner on back. 

Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1
Credit: Huawei Official

Display – Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1:

Honor 9 Lite comes with 5.65-inch IPS LCD display with Full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) resolution, 428 ppi density, 75.5% screen-to-body ratio and 18:9 aspect ratio. Whereas the Xiaomi Mi A1 sports 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with Full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution, 403 ppi density, 70.1% screen-to-body ratio, 16:9 aspect ratio and a protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. So, in terms of display resolution and look, Honor 9 Lite is better but there is no protection available. 

Hardware – Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1:

Under the hood, Huawei Honor 9 Lite featured Company’s own HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core SoC coupled with Mali T830 MP2 GPU. The Xiaomi Mi A1 featured Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. In terms of CPU, both are similar but GPU is better on Mi A1. If you want a smartphone for gaming then Mi A1 will be a great choice for you. 

In same price segment, both offer 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage that you can expand via MicroSD card after placing it in the Hybrid slot. But Honor 9 Lite also comes in a lower variant where it offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage with a hybrid slot. 

Software – Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1:

Honor 9 Lite comes with Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box with EMUI 8.0 on top. EMUI is a custom UI from Huawei that offers a lot of great customizations and inbuilt features. Xiaomi Mi A1 is an Android One device so the Software is Stock on this device. It comes with Android Nougat 7.1.2 out of the box but you can get the stable Oreo 8.0 update. Stock Android or Custom UI – it depends on you. 

Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1
Credit: Huawei Official

Camera – Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1:

As we mentioned above, both offer dual rear cameras but the Honor 9 Lite offers quad cameras. It offers both on front and rear a 13MP primary sensor along with a 2MP secondary sensor. So, you can get portrait modes on both front and rear. Whereas Xiaomi Mi A1 offers 12MP of a primary sensor along with 12MP of a telephoto sensor on the rear. So, you will get a 2X optical zoom option. Portrait mode is also present in this device and the result of this Portrait mode is just awesome in this price segment. In the front, Xiaomi Mi A1 sports 5MP single front camera. Mi A1’s rear camera can shoot videos in 4K @30fps. But the Honor 9 Lite can shoot up to 1080p. 

Battery – Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1:

Honor 9 Lite packed by 3000 mAh of non-removable battery and Mi A1 has 3080 mAh of non-removable battery. There is no fast charging capability on these devices. 

More Pictures – Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1:


Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1
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Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1
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Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1
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Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1
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Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1
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Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1
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Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1
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Honor 9 Lite vs Mi A1
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