Morning all. How are we today? Well I hope. The sun is out and tomorrow Harry and Meghan tie the knot, so it’s a grand excuse for “popping to the pub for a quick pint” to watch the ceremony. Of course, you know that the next thing you’ll remember is waking up on Sunday afternoon after getting completely trolleyed, but hey – we’re British – it’s how we roll.
Now, cast your mind back a few months and you may remember how I took a look at the Honor 9 Lite. It’s a great phone and, for reasons I won’t go into (because I may be shot), it’s pretty much the exact same phone as the Huawei P Smart. That phone, the P Smart, is selling for £229 at the moment. Meanwhile, the Honor 9 Lite is normally £199.99. It has a HiSilicon Kirin octa-core (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) 659 CPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage plus a microSD card.
The Honor 9 Lite also has Android 8.0, a 5.65″ 2160x1080p resolution 18:9 screen (428PPI), a dual rear camera arrangement (13 megapixel and 2 megapixel) and the same on the front. Specs also include NFC, WiFi, GPS, 4G and Bluetooth.
Right now though, if you want one, it’s tumbled in price. You can get it for £169.99 from Honor direct or you can buy it for just £149 from Laptops Direct. Perhaps the best thing about that Laptops Direct offer is that you can pay it monthly. They do PayPal credit terms – 12 Months @ 14.9% makes the handset alone just £13.38 per month. Yes, you’ll be paying £160.50 but you’ll have paid the thing off in 12 months. You can bag a SIM only deal and pay, let’s say, £8 per month for 4GB of data. End result? You pay £21.38 per month for your first year, then £8 per month after. That’s a deal that. I mean sure, you could go ahead and spent £55-£65 per month on a two year lock-in with the latest Samsung or Apple but… why not save your money and spend it on beer instead eh ? :)