Honor 7X vs Honor 9 Lite: Are they two peas in a pod?

Huawei’s Honor brand has been strengthening its roots in the Indian smartphone space by offering new handsets intermittently. While other companies are still busy in the preparation of their key smartphone launches, Honor has introduced three new handsets in past two months; to specify, Honor View 10, Honor 7X, and the Honor 9 Lite. Among these, the latter two are in mid-budget range. Here, we have compared these two smartphones for our Honor 7X Vs Honor 9 Lite battle.

Honor 7X Vs Honor 9 Lite: Price

Coming to the pricing, the 9 Lite comes with a price tag of Rs 10,999 for the 3GB RAM variant, whereas the 4GB RAM model costs Rs 14,999. On the other hand, the Honor 7X 3GB RAM model is priced at Rs 12,999 and the 4GB variant is priced at Rs 15,999.

Honor 7X Vs Honor 9 Lite: Design

Honor 7X vs Honor 9 Lite: Are they two peas in a pod?

The Honor 9 Lite is slightly cheaper than the 7X handset; however, it looks stunning than its counterpart. There is an all-glass design provided on the device which makes it a premium-looking smartphone. In contrast, the Honor 7X boasts an aluminium body. It does feel good in hands, but it doesn’t have the looks of a flagship smartphone. In term of design, both phones are pretty amazing considering the price.

On the durability front, the Honor 7X is a sturdy and reliable device thanks to the metal unibody design. It is free from getting fingerprints, scratches, or cuts/breaks, unlike the Honor 9 Lite. Furthermore, a Valentine’s Day special edition called the Honor 7X Red Edition is been offered by the company which looks alluring. Conversely, the 9 Lite smartphone is a delicate yet good-looking smartphone. Due to the glass panel, the phone is prone to get accidental damages.

Honor 7X Vs Honor 9 Lite: Specifications & Features

The Honor 7X comes with a 5.93-inch IPS Full HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) display. It also boasts an 18:9 aspect ratio for its display which is a popular feature these days. There is 407ppi pixel density offered on the screen. Then for 9 Lite, the company has offered a 5.65-inch Full HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 421ppi pixel density.

Honor 7X vs Honor 9 Lite: Are they two peas in a pod?

On the hardware front, the Honor 7X comes in two variants- 4GB RAM +32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage options. Alternatively, the Honor 9 Lite comes in two variants as well- 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. Both devices come equipped with a HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core SoC which accelerates the device.

The Honor 7X runs on Android 7.1 Nougat OS, while the Honor 9 Lite runs on the latest Android Oreo 8.0 OS. The former device has a 3340mAh battery and the latter one has a slightly smaller battery capacity of 3000mAh.

Honor 7X Vs Honor 9 Lite: Camera Performance

Both smartphones are touted as photography-centric devices by Huawei. Both smartphones have a dual camera setup on the rear end. While so, the Honor 9 Lite stays ahead due to its dual camera module at the front.  On paper, the Honor 9 Lite wins in the camera department. However, it is very difficult to judge which one is best among them.

Honor 7X vs Honor 9 Lite: Are they two peas in a pod?

The rear camera of Honor 7X consists a 16MP + 2MP sensors setup, whereas the 9 Lite model comes with 13MP + 2MP sensors setup. Up front, Honor 9 Lite has a 13MP + 2MP sensors setup and the Honor 7X model has a single 8MP sensor for selfies. In the real world, both the devices do almost the same job in terms of photography. Still, the Honor 9 Lite has an upper hand over 7X.


Considering the design, display and battery parameters, both the smartphones are best at its price point. The Honor 7X is a bit pricey with starting price of Rs 12,999, whereas the Honor 9 Lite pricing starts at Rs 10,999. Among all the variants, the Honor 9 Lite with 3GB RAM model is the best option for budget concerned users; as paying extra for merely 1GB RAM is not a good idea if you are on a tight budget.

If you are willing to pay around Rs 15,000 for a smartphone, then Honor 7X is certainly a good choice. It has a more durable body and good battery life. The camera of the device is also competent enough to produce nice photographs.


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