Honor 10X Lite review

GSMArena team, 10 November 2020.


It's a fast-paced industry, and six months sounds like a long time for a phone to go without a successor. So Honor is following up on the 9X Lite with the 10X Lite. Hardly a groundbreaking update, but the new model, which we have for review now, brings a few meaningful improvements over the 9X Lite.

Among those are a couple of extra cameras on the back - the 10X Lite now gets an ultra wide-angle module to complement the carried over 48MP main unit, and a 2MP 'macro' camera joins the already available depth sensor.

Honor 10X Lite review

Another step in the right direction is switching to a USB-C port. On a semi-related note, the 10X Lite charges much faster at up to 22.5W (as opposed to the basic 10 watts of the 9X Lite), which is great because it can also hold more charge - the new battery has a 5000mAh capacity, up from 3,750mAh.

Honor 10X Lite reviewHuawei Y7a/P smart 2021 (left) next to Honor 10X Lite

That's how the 10X Lite sits in the Honor X Lite lineage, but we should also mention that the phone is almost identical to the Huawei P smart 2021 we had over just last week, itself a differently named Y7a. If it weren't for the rearranged cameras on the back, we'd have sworn that the Honor 10X Lite is the same phone.

Honor 10X Lite Huawei Y7a Huawei P smart 2021
Three identical phones: Honor 10X Lite • Huawei Y7a • Huawei P smart 2021

Honor 10X lite specs at a glance:

  • Body: 165.7x76.9x9.3mm, 206g; Colors: Icelandic Frost, Midnight Black, Emerald Green.
  • Display: 6.67" IPS LCD, 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 395ppi.
  • Chipset: Kirin 710A (14 nm): Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53); Mali-G51 MP4.
  • Memory: 128GB 4GB RAM; microSDXC.
  • OS/Software: Android 10, Magic UI 3.1, no Google Play Services.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.4, 120˚; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4; LED flash, HDR, panorama.
  • Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0; HDR.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 1080@60/30fps; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
  • Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 22.5W.
  • Misc: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass, FM radio, NFC.

Honor 10X Lite unboxing

The Honor 10X Lite arrives in a plain cardboard box, but this one has a bit more color on it than the P smart 2021's - blue sides, a couple of pictures of the phone on top.

The box contents are the same - you get a USB-A-to-C cable and a power adapter aside from the phone. The adapter itself isn't too shabby as it supports Huawei SuperCharge at up to 22.5 watts and will be much appreciated when having to fill up that big 5,000mAh battery.

Honor 10X Lite review

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