Honor 8X vs Honor 20i/Lite: Mid-range Smartphone Comparison

Honor 8X vs Honor 20i/Lite: Mid-range Smartphone Comparison

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With Honor’s launch of the Honor 20 series, they included the 20 Lite model which acts as a budget solution for those looking for an entry-level phone in the series. The Honor 20 Lite captures the spirit of the 20 and 20 Pro while compromising on some of the specs in order to keep the price down. Let’s see how this new budget phone stacks up against the Honor 8X, which is another one of Honor’s more popular budget phones.

SpecsHonor 20 LiteHonor 8X
ChipsetKirin 710Kirin 710
RAM4GB4/6GB
Display6.21″ 1080 x 23406.5″ 1080 x 2340
Main Camera24 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
20 MP, f/1.8, 27 mm (wide), PDAF
2 MP, depth sensor
Selfie Camera32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm16 MP, f/2.0, 26 mm (wide)
Battery3400 mAh3750 mAh
GPUMali-G51 MP4Mali-G51 MP4
SoftwareEMUI 9.0.1EMUI 8.2

Note: In the video above a mistake is made when listings the specs of the battery capacity. The Honor 8X has a 3750 mAh and the Honor 20 Lite has a 3400 mAh battery.

Honor 20 Lite

Honor 20 Lite in Phantom Red

Honor 20 Lite

20 Lite’s Triple-Camera

Honor 20 Lite

20 Lite with Kirin 710 Chipset

Honor 8X

Honor 8X in Blue

Honor 8X

Honor 8X with Micro-USB

Honor 8X

Honor 8X Dual Cameras

Both phones are equipped with the Kirin 710 chipset, which makes them great phones for gaming and performance in general. In this area, neither phone is significantly better than the other. App launch speeds and performance are the same.

The one area where these phones are a little different is the camera. While the 20 Lite has a higher resolution camera than the 8X, let’s see if that translates into better quality.

20 Lite Landscape Photo

8X Landscape Photo

20 Lite Landscape Photo [Zoomed]

8X Landscape Photo [Zoomed]

20 Lite Bouncy Balls Photo

8X Bouncy Balls Photo

These photos show that the Honor 8X has a significantly higher quality camera than the Honor 20 Lite. These improvements are seen in videos, photos, slow-mo, night shots, AI shots and every other aspect of the cameras. Given that all the other specs on these phones are the same, the better camera makes the Honor 8X the superior phone.

Honor 20 Lite Forums Honor 8X forums

Note: Huawei/Honor has stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloaders can’t be unlocked, which means that users cannot root or install custom ROMs.