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Honor 10 Lite vs Huawei P Smart 2019 Comparison. Are there any differences?

The past couple of weeks I have been using the Honor 10 Lite
and Huawei P Smart 2019, swapping my daily usage between the two. Huawei owns Honor, and
they are both priced the same, so in direct competition to each other.

However, there is more than just a similarity with pricing,
in almost every aspect they are identical, it seems like a strange move by the
companies, spending money marketing two phones when they are so similar. I am
sure someone in their marketing departments has crunched the numbers and deemed
it worth it.

From a consumer perspective,
I view this as a good thing, you have two similar phones competing against each
other, so you have double the choice if your main criteria is the price.
 It is quite likely you will be able to
shop around and find one cheaper than the other, alternatively if you like
contracts, you will be able to shop around for which phone works out best on price and included contract features.

At the moment, on Amazon, the cheapest option of each device is the Blue model, Sky Blue for Honor or Aurora Blue for Huawei. Both of these are priced at £189.95. However, if you look at Three, they don’t have matching contracts, for the Honor, you can get it for £19 upfront and £19pcm with 4GB of data, but the Huawei is £19 and £18pcm but for 2GB of data.

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Both phones have the excellent Kirin 710 chipset combined with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and both are expandable with microSD. They also both have Android Pie with the EMUI running on top of it.

They are not 100% identical though. In particular, the camera specification is quite different with the Honor 10 Lite having a
superior front-facing camera of 24 MP
with f/2.0 while the Huawei has 8MP f/2.0. So if you are particularly keen on selfies, the Honor does have a slight edge over the Huawei.

In terms of build and design, they are almost identical, they appear to have the same dimensions and
weight though the specification shows the
Honor is 2g lighter. In particular, the
screen of each device is identical, both have that fantastic 6.2-inch
display with a very small water drop
notch running at 1080 x 2340 pixels with a 19.5:9  aspect ratio.

The rear of the phones shows a slightly different camera design with the P Smart having the lenses sort of joined together, and the Honor a clear separation.

While I am not a particularly good photographer all the
camera samples below were taken at the same time, so should give a rough idea
of their performance. The main issues with the camera is the lack of image stabilisation and less than perfect low light
performance, this is common with affordable phones, and I am not sure of any that perform much better.

Overall, during my use I found both phones to be superb, and either one makes an excellent choice for an affordable phone.

I will be posting full reviews of the two phones over the next couple of days.

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Camera sample comparison

Full specification comparison

    Honor 10 Lite Huawei P smart 2019
BODY Dimensions 154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm (6.09 x 2.90 x 0.31 in) 155.2 x 73.4 x 8 mm (6.11 x 2.89 x 0.31 in)
Weight 162 g (5.71 oz) 160 g (5.64 oz)
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.21 inches, 94.7 cm2 (~83.1% screen-to-body ratio) 6.21 inches, 94.7 cm2 (~83.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~415 ppi density) 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~415 ppi density)
PLATFORM OS Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9 Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9
Chipset Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm) Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G51 MP4 Mali-G51 MP4
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 3GB RAM / 64GB Storage 3GB RAM / 64GB Storage
MAIN CAMERA Modules 13 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF 13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
2 MP, depth sensor 2 MP, depth sensor
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30/60fps 1080p@30/60fps
SELFIE CAMERA Modules 24 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 0.9µm 16 MP or 8 MP, f/2.0
Features HDR HDR
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes Yes (POT-LX1)
Infrared port No No
Radio FM radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
– Charging 5V/2A 10W – Charging 5V/2A 10W
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
MISC
Colors Black, Aurora Blue Midnight Black, Aurora Blue, Sapphire Blue

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