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HONOR 50 Lite: In depth Review

HONOR recently unveiled a new HONOR 50 Lite smartphone in late November 2021, with good specifications aimed at middle-class consumers. The Honor 50 series is known for producing exceptional products, and this phone is no exception.

Of course, you won't be receiving the fundamental features you see in Honor 50 since it's a LITE version. However, it's worth noting that the Honor 50 Lite still packs a punch despite cost-cutting in some areas. Here is an in-depth look at the Honor 50 Lite smartphone to get things started.

First, let's take a look at its battery capacity, which has a total of 4,300 mAh and a 66W load using HONOR SuperCharge technology. A 40 per cent charge in 10 minutes and a 100 per cent charge in 39 minutes. This product's quality and charging speed, HONOR, ensure that you may use it all day without having to charge it. But the battery isn't the only feature that sets this phone apart; it also features a very narrow bezel of 1.05 mm, resulting in a 94.4 per cent screen-to-body ratio.

The HONOR 50 Lite is a lighter version of the HONOR 50. It has a quad-camera with a 64-megapixel main lens, an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth lens, as well as a 16-megapixel front camera. As is common in this range, the macro lens allows you to capture small photographs with a rather sharp focus.

HONOR 50 Lite incorporates the TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification, which minimises the amount of blue light that is hazardous to the eyes, in addition to the cameras and rapid charging.

The design is slightly different from what you'd see on a typical Honor phone. The phone has a circular camera cutout. In addition, the phone has a dual gleaming body texture with strips running across the middle. It is made of aluminium along with the frame. The rear plastic has attractive finishes and inserted four cameras into the circular frame.

The screen is bright, and text is legible, and the bezels around the screen are quite thin. A small selfie camera notch is located near the top right corner of the screen, and it appears to be kept out of the way to give you as much screen real estate as possible.

The colour reproduction in media playback is also quite good, with YouTube videos and even Netflix looking fantastic. Although the sound quality could be better, it's not out of place in a mid-range handset market. Just don't expect this device to produce glorious sound.

It employs the Magic UI 4.2, which is a fairly user-friendly interface. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor powers the phone with 6GB RAM. The 128GB of storage is adequate, though this is quickly becoming the standard for mobile devices. The camera, however, is the star of the show, as it has four separate snappers, each of which does something different. A 64-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera are located clockwise around the device.

The third camera is a 2-megapixel macro lens, and the fourth is a 17mm 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with a focal length of 17mm. Except for the main camera, which has an f/1.9 aperture, all sensors have an f/2.4 aperture. As a result, the image quality is adequate for social media posting.

However, having a dedicated macro lens is extremely beneficial, as these images look quite good. So if you're a macro photographer, this is the place for you. The colours, on the other hand, are very muted, so get a copy of Snapseed to boost the vibrance and saturation.

The camera modes are comparable to those found on other phones, with a Pro mode for manually changing settings and panorama, slow motion, timelapse, and other features. Unfortunately, the HDR mode isn't great at all, and it has a hard time exposing for low light levels and blown-out highlights, such as the scene in my studio, where the window was still blown out.

The portrait mode was nice, but the subject and background separation weren't great, and I've seen better from mid-range handsets. There's an aperture mode that drops it to f/0.95, but it looks fake and doesn't produce a super sharp image, and the focus is extremely dependent on where you tap on your subject. When you tap their face, everything else fades out of focus. For their next set of handsets, it will undoubtedly require some refinement.

The battery life is another plus that puts it on par with some of the best flagship phones on the market. What's exciting about it is that it has a 4300 mAh battery with a 66-watt fast charge capability. The phone easily lasted me the entire day, and I work in social media for a living, so my phone usage is among the highest in the world, and the phone lasted me the entire day.

I did need to charge when I got home, but I never felt compelled to carry a charger in my bag to plug in when I got to work. On this mid-range handset, it's just a nice touch.

Despite its shortcomings with the camera, the Honor 50 Lite can be considered a great smartphone. It's certainly fast enough to handle all of your daily needs, including social media. The screen is excellent and produces some nice images for media playback on YouTube or through on-demand apps, and the phone itself is quite attractive.

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