Reasons not to buy Honor 9 Lite – Should you buy this phone @10,999Rs.?

Reasons not to buy Honor 9 Lite: After lots of hype, finally, Huawei subbrand Honor launched their Honor 9 Lite smartphone in India that comes with quad cameras. Its 3GB RAM variant comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage and priced at 10,999 Rs. The 4GB RAM variant that comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage and priced at 14,999 Rs. So, here are some cons of this device that can change your mind to not to buy this phone.

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Reasons not to buy Honor 9 Lite

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1. No Protection – Reasons not to buy Honor 9 Lite:

This beautiful device comes with 2.5D curve glass on both rear and back. The display is 5.65-inch IPS LCD full-view display with full-HD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. But Company didn’t mention any type of protection (like gorilla glass) for both back and rear. So, you should take care of it.

Reasons not to buy Honor 9 Lite


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2. Poor GPU – Reasons not to buy Honor 9 Lite:

Under the hood, it is powered by Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core SoC coupled with Mali T830 MP2 GPU. Huawei used the same GPU on Honor 6X that was launched a year ago. This GPU is not so great. So if you want a smartphone for gaming then it will be a deal-breaking point for you.

3. Hybrid slot – Reasons not to buy Honor 9 Lite:

From 2017, most of the smartphones in this price segment comes with a hybrid slot. It means if you want to expand your storage via microSD card you have to use this slot to expand. But you can’t put two sims along with a MicroSD card at same time. You have to sacrifice your sim 2. But if you want an alternative to this device that has dedicated slot then it’s hard to find.

Reasons not to buy Honor 9 Lite


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4. No 4K recording capability – Reasons not to buy Honor 9 Lite:

If you want a smartphone to shoot a lot of videos then this phone will disappoint you. Because it is not capable of recording video in 4K resolution. It shoots videos up to 1080p @30fps. It’s competitor, Xiaomi Mi A1 sports 4k recording.

5. No Fast charging – Reasons not to buy Honor 9 Lite:

It has 3,000 mAh of non-removable battery and there no fast charging. According to reviewers, it takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to charge from 0 to 100. So, if you travel a lot then this point may irritate you.

6. No IR Blaster – Reasons not to buy Honor 9 Lite:

This point may not be a deal-breaker but it’s worth mentioning that it doesn’t offer an IR (infrared) blaster. You can control appliances like TV, AC etc with the help of this. Xiaomi Mi A1 offers an IR Blaster and Huawei provided the same in their Honor 8 pro.

Reasons not to buy Honor 9 Lite


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All above points may not be big reasons for you but these things should be known to you before buying this device. You should know all the cons of the device that you are going to buy. If those cons will not affect your priorities and usage then that device is made for you. Share this to help others.

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