Thursday, April 26, 2018

"Max Your Beauty" with the Honor 9 Lite!

I used to dislike taking photos of myself because the outcome is always "weird".  Weird in the sense that I don't look like myself and kind of feel like my face is distorted.  But taking selfies using back of the camera takes a whole lot of energy, talent and 6th sense!  Most of the time, I only get half of my face or maybe a full-yet-blurred face!

Just stop taking "Selfies" right?
Not in my case as a Beauty Blogger.

When I found a nice blush that matches my complexion, a lip color that made my dry lips healthy-looking or a face powder that looks oh-so-natural while covering red spots and under eye circles.  These are the moments I feel like whipping out a camera and share to the world my "Beauty Eureka Moments".  And when I share, I make it a point that the photos aren't half-baked!  I want them clear, true-to-life colors that would make readers or followers understand and see what I'm talking about - that's the power of caring by sharing!

So when I first heard about a new phone from Huawei called Honor 9 Lite thru my favorite online shopping app ( and the product got me at Quad Lens Camera!  

Other specifications: 
  • Screen: 5.65" FHD IPS LCD 2160x1080, 16.7M colors, 428PPI
  • Chipset: 4*2.36GHz + 4*1.7GHz Kirin 659 Octa-Core
  • Battery: 3,000mAh Charge time ~2.5h
  • Memory: 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM Support microSD up to 256GB
  • Camera: 13MP+2MP Rear / 13MP + 2MP Front
  • SIM CARD:Dual
  • OS: Android 8 (EMUI 8.0)
  • Dimensions & Weight: 151mm x 71.9mm x 7.6mm ~149g

Cutting-edge and elegant design.  From the 2.5D glass to the stunning layered nano-etched design on its back, the Honor 9 Lite shines brighter than its predecessors with its mirror-like reflective glass back 1 , sure to help you stand out from the crowd.  On top of that, the slim integrated design and PPVD frame together enable light to flow around the device, bringing a seamless visual experience.

The size is perfect for users with small hands and the screen is crystal clear!  I am surprised just how comfortable it feels and how lightweight the phone is!

Now, remember my issue on taking selfies because of the quality of the photo on front camera?  Well, with Honor 9 Lite, you won't have that issue because this smartphone provides the same premium photography experience for both front and back camera.  Both are dual-lens so photos look more natural and lively.

Here's me taking a photo of a somewhat dark area, under the shade.

The outcome of my selfie.  I know most smartphones nowadays have automatic filters and I actually dislike how "fake-looking" I look on those shots.  With the Honor 9 Lite phone, they also have Beauty Filter but you can easily control it with a slide of your fingertip from level from 0-10.

I chose 0 and this is how my photo looks!

The front camera features a 13MP + 2MP dual-lens system, just as good as the rear camera, delivering HD visuals and hardware-level bokeh effects. Through choosing wide-angle panoramic function and the help of an upgraded beauty algorithm, which is adjustable by gender, you will be able to capture more stunning, natural portraits, whether with panorama selfie, hand-gesture shooting, fun selfie, or other modes.
The rear 13MP+2MP dual-lens camera features one lens for capturing the image and another for depth detection. Together, they enable post-capture focus selection, animated pictures, and other advanced imaging functions, allowing you to capture their life’s moments with greater accuracy and artistry.
Side by side photo of Front Camera and Rear Camera.
P.S. Forgive the tilted head selfie, I kind of knew my angle when I can see my reflection
 as opposed to having someone take my photo!

Can you see just how well the quality of both cameras?
I like it that I can still see my eyebags, the frizziness of my hair and some lines and red spots around my face - that's true and natural beauty you guys! :P

Because I am a Beauty Blogger who loves to take photos of my makeup looks, I see to it that my readers can see the "real effect" of the makeup I used and I'm glad the outcome is as real as it gets!  I also like the Bokeh Effect (the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image) which can be controlled by adjusting the aperture setting.

Can you see the "Bokeh Effect"?
Clear Nikki, blurred background.  This is my kind of Portrait shot!

Honor 9 Lite has 5P lens and hardware-level professional bokeh effects are also equipped on its rear camera. With the advanced portrait mode, it can capture your face in a new level by its face recognition, customized beautification and depth of field.

There are so many things to do with the settings of the camera.
From choosing wide-angle panoramic function and the help of an upgraded beauty algorithm, which is adjustable by gender, you will be able to capture more stunning, natural portraits, whether with panorama selfie, hand-gesture shooting, fun selfie, or other modes.

Now we all know this camera takes great "selfies", I also want to share that I love using the rear dual-lens camera as well for my usual food photos.

Food photo taken using Honor 9 Lite
  (raw and unedited, uploaded straight from phone to Blog).

I enjoy taking photos anytime, anywhere!
Most photos taken in this phone looks true-to-life!  I find myself not editing as much as before!

Another positive point that I can add is the ultra-fast focusing function.  With Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) and the latest algorithms, Honor 9 Lite enables ultra-fast focusing. You can capture every detail of life’s defining moments.

FullView Display. The edge-to- edge, bezel-less screen design of the Honor FullView Display offers you striking views on a sleek, compact phone whenever you are watching movies, playing games or multi-tasking. An 5.65” FullView HD display with 2160 X 1080 resolution (PPI 428) provides ultra-high definition and remarkable display quality, while keeping the body of a typical 5.2-inch screen device to ensure it fits comfortably in your hand.  The 18:9 screen ratio is close to the 21:9 ratio used by cinemas. It can immerse yourself in the cinema-like widescreen experience.Honor FullView Display also allows gamers to see more on screen. The more you see, the faster and sooner you can move. The Honor 9 Lite is the perfect device for gamers who refuse to compromise.

I also tried watching my favorite K-Drama series for 1 hour and I like the crisp, clear, FullView Display!  Edge-to-edge screen design is the way to go especially since I love playing games like Toy Blast and Toon Blast too just to relax myself between jobs!

Those things I mentioned above are just some of the things I get to enjoy using the Honor 9 Lite phone, if you want to learn what more the phone can offer, I will list them down for you!  Ready?
  • There's a  new gesture control function which only needs you to turn your palm into a camera trigger.  Taking selfies are easier!
  • The Honor 9 Lite is equipped with the latest Kirin 659 Octa-core processor, fabricated in a cutting-edge 16-nanometer process. With a CPU that runs as fast as 2.36GHz and 3GB of high-speed RAM, the possibilities are endless for users – whether they’re running multiple apps at once or playing high-performance games.
  • Through fifth-generation smart battery technology, a single charge of the 3,000 mAh 2 battery enables Honor 9 Lite to be used for more than one full day.  Thank goodness for that as I always forget my Powerbanks.
  • The fifth-generation smart battery technology can help you keep going through features including notifications about apps consuming a lot of power in the background and a one-click cleanup process for easy power management.
  • The fourth-generation fingerprint identification technology speeds up the unlock process to an almost imperceptible 0.25 second 3 – and machine learning technology means the more you use your phone, the faster it unlocks.
  • Double the productivity and fun with One-key Screen Split function. From emailand WhatsApp to Spotify and YouTube, multi-tasking has never been faster and easier.
  •  Upgraded Android 8.0 and EMUI 8.0 – Ensure a smoother user experience
  • EMUI 8.0 is equipped with the latest AI technology – bringing the relationship between human and device closer than ever. Through AI-enabled in-depth optimization of the Android system, EMUI 8.0 delivers stronger file system documentation, more optimized system caching, and more effective defragmentation. No more worries about your device getting slower over time.

I don't usually get impressed easily on new phones, but the look of Honor 9 Lite is fashionable and on-trend!  Available in colors - Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue and Glacier Grey.  I also like the mirror-like reflective glass back limited to Sapphire Blue and Glacier Gray which inspires me to use a clear casing just to showcase the beauty of the phone!

Overall, I am giving 2 thumbs up to Honor 9 Lite (by Huawei Techonologies Co. Ltd.).
The phones are available on Shopee and you may download the App to avail special flash deals!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. More reason to get addicted to shopee lol...but I've been eyeing P10 for long but it seems I need to consider honor9

    1. ahhh I am shocked! ang ganda pala nito! I am using this actually for our "landline" number


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