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Honor 10X Lite Smartphone Review - Modern cell phone with problems

Gloomy journeyman. The Honor 10X Lite wants to stir up the lower middle class and brings along a large battery and a lot of memory. The more modern case pleases, but apart from the missing Google services, there are other weak points that we found in the test.
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Honor 10X Lite (10 Series)
Processor
HiSilicon Kirin 710A 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A73/-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.67 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 115 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm headset jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 512GB, dedicated, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.3 x 165.7 x 76.9 ( = 0.37 x 6.52 x 3.03 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 8.0MP, f/​2.4, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 3); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (Camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.0, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, no Google services, fanless
Weight
206 g ( = 7.27 oz / 0.45 pounds), Power Supply: 63 g ( = 2.22 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
229 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison devices

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
75.6 %7
11/2020
Honor 10X Lite
Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4
206 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.67"2400x1080
77 %7
08/2020
Honor 9X Lite
Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4
188 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.50"2340x1080
81.8 %7
10/2020
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
SD 732G, Adreno 618
215 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.67"2400x1080
79.5 %7
09/2020
Samsung Galaxy M21
Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3
188 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.40"2340x1080

Case, equipment and operation

The Honor 10X Lite offers a plastic case that shimmers matt on the back. Fingerprints like to collect there, but the case in black or green looks quite chic and has a solid finish. The color variant Icelandic Frost is currently not available in Central Europe

At the front there is a modern design with punch-hole camera and narrow display edges. In terms of case and equipment, the smartphone largely corresponds to the Huawei P Smart 2021, only the camera module differs slightly.

In contrast to its predecessor Honor 9X Lite the 10X Lite comes now with Android 10 to you, but also without Google Apps, these can not be reinstalled. So the Google Play Store is not available, but Huaweis Alternative AppGallery, which is filled up properly, but also can't show the variety of the Play Store. The security patches from August are already out of date at the time of testing.

As far as the Internet equipment is concerned, however, Honor is a bit stingy: Here, there is only WiFi 4, although WiFi 5 is now standard and the predecessor WiFi 5 also came with it. Thus the Honor 10X Lite is under all comparison devices at the slowest in the Internet on the way. At least there is NFC for mobile payment services. Also the offered LTE frequencies are somewhat scarce, so that one should make oneself smart before journeys abroad whether the Internet functions locally in the LTE network.

On the right side of the case there is a fingerprint sensor built into the standby button. Unfortunately, it is not completely flush with the case, so that there are edges that can't be palpated beautifully, but the unlocking by finger is fast and reliable.

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Size comparison

165.7 mm / 6.52 inch 76.9 mm / 3.03 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 206 g0.4542 lbs165.3 mm / 6.51 inch 76.8 mm / 3.02 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 215 g0.474 lbs160.4 mm / 6.31 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs159 mm / 6.26 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs
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Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
633 (589min - 676max) MBit/s ∼100% +387%
Samsung Galaxy M21
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
304 (285min - 323max) MBit/s ∼48% +134%
Honor 9X Lite
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
196 (47min - 258max) MBit/s ∼31% +51%
Honor 10X Lite
802.11 b/g/n
130 (117min - 143max) MBit/s ∼21%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
636 (500min - 675max) MBit/s ∼100% +351%
Samsung Galaxy M21
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
332 (231min - 352max) MBit/s ∼52% +135%
Honor 9X Lite
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
153 (106min - 195max) MBit/s ∼24% +9%
Honor 10X Lite
802.11 b/g/n
141 (125min - 152max) MBit/s ∼22%
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Cameras

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

In contrast to its predecessor, the camera system has been significantly expanded, so there is now a wide-angle lens and macro optics on the back. The main camera, however, is still the same: a 48 megapixel lens that combines four pixels each to achieve a higher light output, but also photographs in full resolution if desired

Somewhat pale pictures and not very exact detail were the problems of the main lens in the Honor 9X Lite and the Honor 10X Lite inherited most of it. In the magnification, some objects look blurred and pixelated, in low light and high contrasts, the representation is again quite decent for the price range.

The wide-angle camera offers decent dynamics, but you should not enlarge the pictures too much. The macro camera can only be used in a special mode, it offers a rather low resolution. What's great is that the camera software even allows a hybrid zoom between the wide-angle and standard lens.

Videos can only be recorded in FullHD and 30 fps, elsewhere you can get 4K recording in this price range. But we like the colors and lighting of the videos quite well.

Overall the camera system is clearly designed for snapshots, you shouldn't look too closely at the photos from all lenses, in detail they are sometimes very inaccurate

Image Comparison

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ColorChecker
12.4 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
2 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor 10X Lite: 9.07 ∆E min: 2.02 - max: 15.34 ∆E
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11.3 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor 10X Lite: 11.02 ∆E min: 1.88 - max: 16.6 ∆E

Display

Subpixel recording
Subpixel recording

The screen of the Honor 10X Lite is not very bright and not as evenly lit as other devices. Also the black level and thus the contrast is at most within the acceptable range. So colors on the display are not very strong and fine color nuances are not so easy to distinguish.

However, the color representation itself is relatively exact in the "Natural" mode. Also, no blue cast can be seen in the grayscales in this mode. A PWM flicker is also not visible on the screen.

386
cd/m²
398
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
391
cd/m²
401
cd/m²
355
cd/m²
385
cd/m²
383
cd/m²
351
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 401 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 378.6 cd/m² Minimum: 3.65 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 401 cd/m²
Contrast: 617:1 (Black: 0.65 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.49 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 1.7 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
99.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.13
Honor 10X Lite
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
Honor 9X Lite
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.50
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
Samsung Galaxy M21
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.40
Response Times
25%
-2%
73%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
48 ?(25, 23)
36 ?(17, 19)
25%
44.4 ?(21.6, 22.8)
7%
10 ?(5, 5)
79%
Response Time Black / White *
24 ?(9, 15)
18 ?(7, 11)
25%
26.4 ?(11.6, 14.8)
-10%
8 ?(5, 3)
67%
PWM Frequency
2358 ?(40)
215.5
Screen
-47%
3%
-1%
Brightness middle
401
435
8%
623
55%
617
54%
Brightness
379
422
11%
600
58%
614
62%
Brightness Distribution
88
93
6%
93
6%
95
8%
Black Level *
0.65
0.77
-18%
0.54
17%
Contrast
617
565
-8%
1154
87%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.49
3.31
-122%
1.8
-21%
2.11
-42%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.56
6.8
-166%
4.7
-84%
3.41
-33%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.7
3.2
-88%
3.3
-94%
2.6
-53%
Gamma
2.13 103%
2.3 96%
2.26 97%
2.073 106%
CCT
6667 97%
6894 94%
6712 97%
6921 94%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-11% / -33%
1% / 2%
36% / 18%

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Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 39 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
48 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25 ms rise
↘ 23 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 77 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21061 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.


CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space
CalMAN color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life

The Huawei Kirin 710A is based on the Kirin 710 and is based on the ARM architecture, but is manufactured in China. In our benchmarks, it offers very similar performance to its predecessor and can just about keep up with other smartphones in its price range. However, the Poco X3 shows that significantly more performance is possible at this price point.

In everyday use, there is only an occasional jerking, but if you run more complex apps, you shouldn't put an additional load on the smartphone. Also loading times take quite long, the Honor 10X Lite offers a lot of memory, but it is a slow eMMC flash. Our microSD card, a Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 is read and written quite fast.

The warming under load is locally strongly limited and not critical, but quite noticeable. The mono loudspeaker sounds quite tidy like its predecessor and reproduces voices and singing well understandably. It gets even better via 3.5mm connection or Bluetooth, where you get a clean sound signal.

The 5.000-mAh-battery is clearly larger than with the predecessor and thus also the run times in our WLAN test are longer by nearly 3 hours: 16:04 hours hold out Honor- cell phone. This is a very good value, but there are certainly smartphones in the price range that have even more endurance. Thanks to the newly supported 22.5-watt charging technology, the battery can be fully charged in under 2 hours even if it was previously empty.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
297 Points ∼48%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
331 Points ∼54% +11%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
567 Points ∼92% +91%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
349 Points ∼57% +18%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (297 - 299, n=2)
298 Points ∼49% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=257, last 2 years)
613 Points ∼100% +106%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1312 Points ∼63%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1320 Points ∼64% +1%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1787 Points ∼86% +36%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1322 Points ∼64% +1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (1312 - 1332, n=2)
1322 Points ∼64% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=257, last 2 years)
2073 Points ∼100% +58%
PCMark for Android
Work performance score (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7991 Points ∼78%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
9322 Points ∼91% +17%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8773 Points ∼86% +10%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
6043 Points ∼59% -24%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (7991 - 8211, n=2)
8101 Points ∼79% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2689 - 19989, n=179, last 2 years)
10200 Points ∼100% +28%
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6287 Points ∼77%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6887 Points ∼84% +10%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8101 Points ∼99% +29%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5892 Points ∼72% -6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (6287 - 7789, n=2)
7038 Points ∼86% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=224, last 2 years)
8160 Points ∼100% +30%
3DMark
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
19493 Points ∼47%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
21504 Points ∼51% +10%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
40955 Points ∼98% +110%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
23670 Points ∼57% +21%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (19493 - 19601, n=2)
19547 Points ∼47% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2920 - 117606, n=157, last 2 years)
41891 Points ∼100% +115%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
22844 Points ∼38%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
21470 Points ∼36% -6%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
56640 Points ∼94% +148%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
25024 Points ∼41% +10%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (22844 - 23224, n=2)
23034 Points ∼38% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2177 - 224130, n=157, last 2 years)
60369 Points ∼100% +164%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
12880 Points ∼54%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
21625 Points ∼91% +68%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
20797 Points ∼87% +61%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
19902 Points ∼84% +55%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (12601 - 12880, n=2)
12741 Points ∼53% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8324 - 59268, n=157, last 2 years)
23831 Points ∼100% +85%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1454 Points ∼38%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1503 Points ∼40% +3%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3784 Points ∼100% +160%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2110 Points ∼56% +45%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (1454 - 1525, n=2)
1490 Points ∼39% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=226, last 2 years)
3542 Points ∼94% +144%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1326 Points ∼32%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1355 Points ∼33% +2%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3917 Points ∼95% +195%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2092 Points ∼51% +58%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (1326 - 1493, n=2)
1410 Points ∼34% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=226, last 2 years)
4132 Points ∼100% +212%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2191 Points ∼65%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2429 Points ∼72% +11%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3382 Points ∼100% +54%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2176 Points ∼64% -1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (2191 - 2332, n=2)
2262 Points ∼67% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=226, last 2 years)
2852 Points ∼84% +30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1507 Points ∼34%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1518 Points ∼34% +1%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3918 Points ∼89% +160%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1662 Points ∼38% +10%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (1507 - 1573, n=2)
1540 Points ∼35% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=253, last 2 years)
4401 Points ∼100% +192%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1359 Points ∼24%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1369 Points ∼24% +1%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
4086 Points ∼72% +201%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1601 Points ∼28% +18%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (1359 - 1452, n=2)
1406 Points ∼25% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=253, last 2 years)
5690 Points ∼100% +319%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2441 Points ∼71%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2456 Points ∼72% +1%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3425 Points ∼100% +40%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1917 Points ∼56% -21%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (2441 - 2511, n=2)
2476 Points ∼72% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (640 - 5784, n=251, last 2 years)
3086 Points ∼90% +26%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1082 Points ∼40%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1002 Points ∼37% -7%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2713 Points ∼99% +151%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1563 Points ∼57% +44%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (1082 - 1099, n=2)
1091 Points ∼40% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=223, last 2 years)
2729 Points ∼100% +152%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
945 Points ∼33%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
857 Points ∼30% -9%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2559 Points ∼89% +171%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1445 Points ∼50% +53%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (945 - 951, n=2)
948 Points ∼33% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=223, last 2 years)
2889 Points ∼100% +206%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2203 Points ∼64%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2459 Points ∼72% +12%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3436 Points ∼100% +56%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2186 Points ∼64% -1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (2203 - 2338, n=2)
2271 Points ∼66% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=223, last 2 years)
2873 Points ∼84% +30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1136 Points ∼31%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
992 Points ∼27% -13%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2865 Points ∼79% +152%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1650 Points ∼46% +45%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (1123 - 1136, n=2)
1130 Points ∼31% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=255, last 2 years)
3618 Points ∼100% +218%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
987 Points ∼23%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
847 Points ∼20% -14%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2735 Points ∼65% +177%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1532 Points ∼36% +55%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (987 - 988, n=2)
988 Points ∼23% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 16221, n=255, last 2 years)
4235 Points ∼100% +329%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2411 Points ∼70%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2479 Points ∼72% +3%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3438 Points ∼100% +43%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2260 Points ∼66% -6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (2411 - 2501, n=2)
2456 Points ∼71% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (626 - 5793, n=255, last 2 years)
3120 Points ∼91% +29%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.8 fps ∼27%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.4 fps ∼25% -6%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼71% +165%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
9.2 fps ∼36% +35%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (6.7 - 6.8, n=2)
6.75 fps ∼27% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=266, last 2 years)
25.4 fps ∼100% +274%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7.6 fps ∼26%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7 fps ∼23% -8%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
20 fps ∼67% +163%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
10 fps ∼34% +32%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (7.6 - 7.6, n=2)
7.6 fps ∼26% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=266, last 2 years)
29.8 fps ∼100% +292%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
4.5 fps ∼26%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
4.2 fps ∼25% -7%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼65% +144%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5.6 fps ∼33% +24%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (4.4 - 4.5, n=2)
4.45 fps ∼26% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=267, last 2 years)
17 fps ∼100% +278%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 10X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2.9 fps ∼25%
Honor 9X Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2.6 fps ∼23% -10%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
7.5 fps ∼65% +159%
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
3.5 fps ∼30% +21%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710A
  (2.8 - 2.9, n=2)
2.85 fps ∼25% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=267, last 2 years)
11.5 fps ∼100% +297%
Honor 10X LiteHonor 9X LiteXiaomi Poco X3 NFCSamsung Galaxy M21Average 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
5%
49%
56%
7%
105%
Sequential Read 256KB
297.7
286.8
-4%
505.96
70%
487.8
64%
283 ?(107 - 501, n=42)
-5%
843 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=270, last 2 years)
183%
Sequential Write 256KB
162.4
200.9
24%
173.09
7%
192.7
19%
191 ?(90 - 314, n=42)
18%
382 ?(11.9 - 1321, n=270, last 2 years)
135%
Random Read 4KB
50.7
44.8
-12%
123.43
143%
126
149%
79.3 ?(20.7 - 247, n=42)
56%
148 ?(13.5 - 325, n=270, last 2 years)
192%
Random Write 4KB
59
72.4
23%
112.55
91%
124.2
111%
46.3 ?(8.48 - 151, n=42)
-22%
138 ?(5.5 - 330, n=270, last 2 years)
134%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
77.1 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
76 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
75.19 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-2%
77.9 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
78 ?(29.2 - 154, n=33)
1%
76.2 ?(13.4 - 154, n=133, last 2 years)
-1%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
67.7 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
69.2 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
55.59 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-18%
62.2 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-8%
62.5 ?(26.1 - 81.9, n=33)
-8%
58.7 ?(8.4 - 83.3, n=133, last 2 years)
-13%

Temperature

Max. Load
 42.2 °C
108 F
36.4 °C
98 F
34.3 °C
94 F
 
 41.5 °C
107 F
36.9 °C
98 F
34.6 °C
94 F
 
 40.5 °C
105 F
36.8 °C
98 F
34.2 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 42.2 °C = 108 F
Average: 37.5 °C = 100 F
31.1 °C
88 F
33.9 °C
93 F
37.9 °C
100 F
31.7 °C
89 F
34.4 °C
94 F
38.4 °C
101 F
31.7 °C
89 F
35.9 °C
97 F
37.7 °C
100 F
Maximum: 38.4 °C = 101 F
Average: 34.7 °C = 94 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.9 °C = 107 F | Room Temperature 20.5 °C = 69 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.5 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 42.2 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 38.4 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 31.5 °C / 89 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap back side
Heatmap back side
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.937.82533.732.1312526.24029.327.6503331.76325.623.18020.818.210022.621.912515.316.216014.223.72001237.42501144.731510.845.94009.354.95009.859.46301165.380011.270100012.870.7125013.670.2160012.869.1200012.766.1250013.864.3315014.365.840001567.7500015.763.9630016.763.6800017.665.71000018.469.21250019.361.71600020.148.6SPL66.366.326.979.2N18.719.50.744.2median 13.8median 63.9Delta2.710.139.739.237.334.929.229.632.432.13240.223.623.721.721.621.930.622.524.418.531.314.84012.339.512.549.111.953.413.156.114.563.818.766.919.370.718.269.416.466.714.366.314.963.814.661.615.469.616.161.416.762.517.769.618.668.119.449.620.350.756.366.463.728.778.610.719.118.1142.6median 16.4median 61.62.310.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHonor 10X LiteHonor 9X Lite
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Honor 10X Lite audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 32.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 47% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 67% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 26% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Honor 9X Lite audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.8% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (15.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 56% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 73% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 20% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Honor 10X Lite
5000 mAh
Honor 9X Lite
3750 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
5160 mAh
Samsung Galaxy M21
6000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
964
793
-18%
1116
16%
1298
35%
903 ?(442 - 1953, n=276, last 2 years)
-6%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
16h 04min

Pros

+ ordinary maturities
+ reasonable loudspeaker
+ Hybrid Zoom
+ dedicated microSD slot
+ true color display...

Cons

- ... which is quite dark
- wiFi 4 only
- Camera out of focus in detail
- fullHD video recording only
- no Google Services

Verdict

On review: Honor 10X Lite. Test device provided by Honor Germany.
On review: Honor 10X Lite. Test device provided by Honor Germany.

The Honor 10X Lite makes good progress in some places compared to its predecessor, so there is significantly more battery life, faster charging and a more modern case. Moreover, hardly any smartphones in this price segment offer a hybrid zoom.

But in other areas it falls behind the competition: there is no WiFi 5 on board, the cell phone cannot record 4K videos and the screen is relatively dark and low in contrast

A lot of memory, but slow WLAN and no Google Apps: The Honor 10X Lite is a solid smartphone, but it will have a hard time.

But the decisive argument is once again the lack of Google services: Some users might be happy that Google's monopoly on cheap smartphones is softening a bit and like to experiment with the possibilities of the App Gallery and Huaweis' own apps. But many will probably be annoyed about the missing and longtime beloved apps.

For someone who has been using Android smartphones for a long time, the Honor 10X Lite is a difficult choice, because it takes a lot of training and sometimes improvisational talent to cope with the missing apps.

Honor would probably have had to add a little more in terms of camera quality, performance and features to make the Honor 10X Lite suitable for mass production despite the limitations. Currently, it can only be recommended to buyers who do not use Google Apps anyway and who use the camera only for snapshots.

Honor 10X Lite - 11/24/2020 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
79%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
40 / 70 → 58%
Weight
88%
Battery
91%
Display
87%
Games Performance
14 / 64 → 21%
Application Performance
60 / 86 → 70%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
64 / 90 → 71%
Camera
45%
Average
70%
76%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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