Performance & Gaming

The HONOR 10 Lite that we have here comes with this list of specs:

  • 6.21-inch screen with 2340×1080 pixels in resolution with waterdrop notch
  • HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset
    • 4x 2.2GHz Cortex-A73 + 4x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53
    • Mali-G51 MP4 quad-core GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB eMMC 5.1 storage
  • 3,400mAh battery
  • Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0.1 (comes with GPU Turbo 2.0)

It is here that we truly see where the HONOR 10 Lite differentiates itself from the HONOR 8X. It offers the same premium experience like the HONOR 8X, but curated towards those who do not need the most storage or RAM. You can still play games and browse Facebook without any problems – just that multitasking with the 3GB RAM is a little restricted.

Anyway, as for the benchmarks – we cannot run Antutu or Geekbench on our unit because we don’t know why. It just fails to install. But our other benchmarks run fine – so here are the graphs.

HONOR 10 Lite 3DMark benchmark HONOR 10 Lite VRMark benchmark

Once again, we can see that we performance is right in between the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 636 chipsets – just like the HONOR 8X. 3DMark’s OpenGL score does seem like an anomaly, though.

Gaming on the HONOR 10 Lite

As for gaming, we tried our 3 games as well. Starting off with Honkai Impact 3. Once again, the Kirin 710 flexes its muscle as it proves to be a powerful mid-range chipset. It can run Honkai Impact 3 at highest settings at 30FPS, but with occasional frame rate dips. However, if you are using the flashy “God Kiana” then please don’t play in highest settings.

HONOR 10 Lite

As for Asphalt 9, it runs smoothly at the highest graphical settings. The edges of the car look better than the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2) and the Mi 8 Lite too – but still not the best.

HONOR 10 Lite

Then comes PUBG Mobile. The game automatically sets itself to medium graphics and it actually runs pretty well – like the HONOR 8X. There are occasional frame rate dips as wel, but they are rather far and few between in Sanhok.

HONOR 10 Lite

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