We miss Huawei from the Irish mobile market. While it’s understandable that faith in the brand was more that a little rocked, the technology and pricepoint Huawei introduced was good for competition. Honor has some origins in Huawei, but today is a completely different company with no ties to Huawei. So are we back with great spec and tech at a good price?

The Honor 70 Lite is a budget smartphone that offers decent features for its price. It has a large 6.5-inch LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus, 4GB, 128GB of storage, and a 5,000mAh battery. The rear camera system consists of a 50MP main sensor, an 2MP ultrawide sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor along with a front-facing camera with 8MP.

Design and Display

The Honor 70 Lite has a stylish design with a curved back and a textured finish. It is available in three colors: Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Titanium Silver. The display is a 6.5-inch LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. It is sharp and bright, and it handles colors well. The bezels are relatively thin, but there is a noticeable chin.

The phone features one of my favourite biometric things too; a fingerprint reader in the power button on the side. It’s such a natural position for screen unlocking. Plus it keeps the cost of the phone down


The Honor 70 Lite is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus. This processor is not the fastest on the market, but it is still capable of handling everyday tasks like browsing the web, watching videos, and playing games. It is also 5G-ready, so you can take advantage of faster data speeds if you live in an area with 5G coverage.


The Honor 70 Lite has a triple-lens rear camera system. The main sensor is 50MP, which is good for capturing sharp and detailed photos. The ultrawide sensor is 8MP, which is useful for taking wide-angle shots. The macro sensor is 2MP, which is good for taking close-ups of small objects. The front-facing camera is 8MP, which is good for taking selfies and video calls.

In fairness, the pictures it takes do look quite washed out give the fairly high MP numbers you see above. But as with everything on this phone, you come back to getting what you pay for. The quality is naturally better in better light, curving down in low light.


The Honor 70 Lite has a 5,000mAh battery, which is large enough to last for a full day of moderate use. The phone also supports 22.5W fast charging, which can get you from 0% to 50% in just about 30 minutes.


The Honor 70 Lite runs on Android 12 with Magic UI 6.1 on top. Magic UI is a pretty light and user-friendly skin, and it doesn’t come with a lot of bloatware. While Facebook, Netflix, TikTok and Booking.com come installed on the device, they are easy to remove.

The Verdict

The Honor 70 Lite is a good budget smartphone with a lot to offer. It has a large display, a decent processor, a good camera system, and a long-lasting battery. It is a good choice for someone who is looking for a reliable and affordable smartphone.

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honor-70-lite-reviewIt's a grand design - very much in the Irish sense of the word "grand". The big chin ages the phone quite a bit. But that then lowers expectations on functionality where this phone excels for the price. Ultimately, making it a lot cooler. 5G at these prices is great.