Honor 10X Lite – It’s a fast-paced profession, and six months seems like a long time to go without a new phone. So the 10X Lite is Honor’s follow-up to the 9X Lite. The new model, which we have for review right now, isn’t exactly a game-changer, but it does provide a few significant upgrades over the 9X Lite.
There are two additional cameras on the rear of the 10X Lite: an extreme wide-angle module joins the previously available 48MP primary unit, and a 2MP’macro’ camera joins the already available depth sensor.
Switching to a USB-C connector is another step in the right direction. On a semi-related topic, the 10X Lite can charge up to 22.5W (vs. the 9X Lite’s basic 10 watts), which is fantastic since it can also retain more charge – the new battery has a 5000mAh capacity, up from 3,750mAh.
That’s how the Honor 10X Lite fits into the Honor X Lite genealogy, but it’s also worth noting that the phone is nearly identical to the Huawei P smart 2021 we reviewed last week, which was dubbed the Y7a. We’d swear the Honor 10X Lite is the same phone if it weren’t for the repositioned cameras on the back.
Honor 10X lite specs
- Body: 165.7×76.9×9.3mm, 206g; Colors: Icelandic Frost, Midnight Black, Emerald Green.
- Display: 6.67″ IPS LCD, 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 395ppi.
- Chipset: Kirin 710A (14 nm): Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53); Mali-G51 MP4.
- Memory: 128GB 4GB RAM; microSDXC.
- OS/Software: Android 10, Magic UI 3.1, no Google Play Services.
- Rear camera: Wide (main): 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.4, 120˚; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4; LED flash, HDR, panorama.
- Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0; HDR.
- Video capture: Rear camera: [email protected]/30fps; Front camera: [email protected]
- Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 22.5W.
- Misc: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass, FM radio, NFC.
Unboxing of the Honor 10X Lite
The Honor 10X Lite comes in a basic cardboard box, but it’s a little brighter than the P smart 2021’s, with blue edges and a few of photos of the phone on top.
Apart from the phone, the packaging contains the same contents: a USB-A-to-C cable and a power adapter. The adapter itself isn’t bad, since it supports Huawei SuperCharge at up to 22.5 watts, which will come in handy when it comes to charging that large 5,000mAh battery.