A good camera is the most sought after feature among all segments of smartphone consumers. Though manufacturers have managed to cram towering megapixel count in budget phones, a great holistic camera is still rare to come by. Huawei is one brand that has consistently offered brilliant camera performance across its entire product portfolio.
The Honor 8 Lite that was recently launched in India for an aggressive price of INR 17,999 is no exception either. The phone can capture lucid memories with astonishing real-life details from both its front and rear cameras which clearly illustrates a strong backing of research and development by Huawei.
The 8MP selfie camera is paired with wide angle and bright F/2.0 lens. It clicks shots with wide dynamic range and high contrast in both adequate and low lighting. In dark ambiance, the vivid and bright Honor 8 screen glows in white to evenly expose the subject for uncompromised details.
Honor has also integrated a deft beautification mode that can subtly hide all your skin blemishes without making it look artificial. There are also quite a few shooting modes for selfies with umpteen filters to suit your preference. Honor 8 Lite is the phone that can shoot pleasant selfies without putting in much effort in all possible lighting conditions.
On the rear, Huawei Honor 8 Lite is equipped with a 12MP shooter with large pixels to gather more light. The camera is also aided by a wide aperture lens and LED flash. The rear camera can capture stunning details and accurate colors both indoors and outdoors.
The dynamic range and color accuracy are top-notch without the camera faltering in tricky lighting conditions. The metering is perfect, and all objects in the frame are evenly exposed. The camera can also brighten minute details in the shadow region which the HDR mode can further enhance it.
The camera app is also very intuitive and provides numerous options that make using the Honor 8 Lite camera fun. A simple right-swipe gives you access to camera settings where you can decide between things like preferred image size, assign an action to the long press of shutter key, select default storage location, assign volume button triggers, and more.
The Ultrashot mode allows you to trigger the camera and directly shoot even when the phone is in sleep mode by double pressing the volume down key. This comes in handy when you need to shoot fluttering memories.
The left swipe gives you access to various shooting modes. These include slow-motion mode that captures high-quality videos, HDR mode that embellishes jaw-dropping highlights, a Pro mode that grants granular control over settings like ISO, Manual Focus, exposure, white balance and shutter speed, another pro mode for videos, a low light mode that helps low light photography and a document scan mode to scan and share documents on the fly. You can stitch wide shots using Panorama. The Light painting mode is also very interesting. Using this mode, you can paint light trails from light emitting objects in the dark. Then there is a watermark mode where you can embed a soft watermark in clicked images. The Audio Note mode lets you capture a short audio clip along with your images. And there is provision for downloading more modes in the camera app as well.
Huawei offers a complete package with Honor 8 Lite. Such a variety of options makes the camera very exciting and appealing. You would want to draw it out every now and then to shoot whatever you come across. After all, that’s a sure shot indicator of a brilliant camera – you are just looking for excuses to shoot ever so frequently.