Software - Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0.1

The overall software experience with the EMUI 9.0.1 is actually no different from what we experienced with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro – granted that there are certain options are removed.

HONOR 10 Lite

ASUS ZenBook 13 UX333

However, the HONOR 10 Lite is clean – there is only a minimal amount of bloat here. Most of them are HONOR’s own utility. Apps like HiCare can be disabled through the settings menu. There are some included 3rd party apps – like Messenger, Netflix, and Camera360 – can be removed.

Once again, there is the option to enable a more traditional home screen whereby there is a drawer instead of having all the apps scattered across pages. There’s also something called HiBoard that can be accessed by scrolling to the leftmost home screen page. It acts like a dashboard for all the utility that EMUI 9.0.1 that offers into a single page.

There’s also something called HiVision that is integrated to EMUI 9.0.1 itself. Essentially, it intelligently identifies objects shown through the camera or on the screen (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and queries it on Amazon or Google. It can even read QR codes for that matter.

HONOR 10 Lite HiVision
Remember this is only searches in Amazon for now.

It works a lot better now at identifying objects compared to what we experienced on the Mate 20 Pro. Now, Amazon isn’t a particularly popular shopping platform in Malaysia – but we do hope that they integrate Lazada or Shopee or even Taobao/Tmall for that matter.