Huawei Honor 9 Lite Vs Xiaomi Mi A1- Two Best Smartphones Within the Budget

Huawei’s Honor is well-known for introducing best mid-range at an affordable budget. Xiaomi also features a huge number of budget smartphones with impressive features. Here, we have compared two best mid-range handsets from this tech giants-Honor 9 Lite and Xiaomi Mi A1. Since both these handsets fall into the same category, we have kept it against each other in terms of design, display, processor, performance, and battery. Let's get started!


Design & Display

The design is the most important factor that needs to be considered before purchasing any handset. The honor’s device features an all-glass design with a metal frame. Xiaomi device on the other end features the old metal unibody design with a premium build quality.


As for the display, the Xiaomi Mi A1 boasts a 5.5-inches full HD display with Corning Gorilla glass protection. While the Honor 9 Lite has a 5.65-inches full HD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display is much brighter than the Xiaomi Mi A1.

Processor & performance

The Honor 9 Lite has HiSilicon Kirin 659 Octa-core processor along with the dual-core GPU, 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage which is further expandable using microSD card. The Xiaomi Mi A1 packs in Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.


The Honor’s device runs on Android 8.0 with an EMUI 8.0 on top of it. while the Xiaomi’s device initially shipped in with Android 7.0 Nougat and later received the Android 8.0. It is given a stock Android UI.


This is one of the best features of Honor 9 Lite. It boasts dual camera setup on both sides. The Honor 9 Lite features the same 13MP and 2MP sensor on either side with f/2.2 aperture. The rear camera comes in with an LED flash. The primary shooters are capable enough to record videos at 30fps.


On another end, the Xiaomi Mi A1 offers a dual rear camera setup of two 12MP sensors of f/2.2 aperture. One is a wide-angle sensor and other has a telephoto lens. There is a 5MP selfie sensor and can record videos of 1920 X 1080 pixels at 30fps. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth GPS, NFC, 4G and USB Type-C.


The Honor’s flagship comes in with 3000mAh battery, whereas the Xiaomi’s flagship has a 3080mAh battery. Even with intensive usage, both the phones can last for an entire day. However, neither of the devices has fast charging technology. It may take around 2 and half hours to charge the device.



The Honor 9 Lite price in Dubai, UAE is AED 1779.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 price in Dubai, UAE is AED 769.


From the above comparison, we can observe that both the devices go hand-in-hand. If you are looking out for the premium look device that weighs less then Honor 9 Lite would be the best option. With its Quad-camera setup and better storage options, it is probably the better option than other phones.

You can even check out the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 6X/A2 in Dubai.

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