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Honor 200 Lite Smartphone Review

SMARTPHONE TIER: MID TIER

Battery Capacity mAh: 4500



Honor 200 Lite Smartphone Review:


Honor 200 Lite: Power-Efficient Performance in a Sleek Package


 

SMARTPHONE BATTERY PERFORMANCE


Based on Price: Mid (€200-€499) 

Entry Tier Ranking #4

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Quick Summary

Earlier this year, Honor introduced the Honor 200 series, featuring the premium Honor 200 Pro, the standard Honor 200, and the budget-friendly Honor 200 Lite. ViserMark has conducted an in-depth analysis of the Honor 200 Lite, revealing intriguing battery test results and comparisons with other Mid Tier smartphones.


The Honor 200 Lite combines sleek design with power-efficient performance, making it an excellent choice for budget-conscious users. With a vibrant 6.7-inch AMOLED display, advanced Mediatek Dimensity 6080 chipset, and an impressive camera setup featuring a 108MP main sensor, this smartphone delivers exceptional value. Its standout feature is its 2 days of use battery life, with an annual energy consumption of just 2.9 kWh, ensuring long-lasting usage across various tasks. Despite slightly higher power consumption for social media and calls, the Honor 200 Lite excels in overall functionality, making it a compelling Mid Tier option.

Pros

Cons

  • Light-weight and has a thin, drop-resistant design

  • 90Hz refresh rate

  • Excellent battery life - 2 days of use

  • No micro-slot or 3.5mm Jack

  • Affordable mobile phone

  • No charger in the box

  • Good camera set-up


  • Bright AMOLED display


 

 

 ViserMark Labels for the Honor 200 Lite


Based on the ViserMark test results provided for the Honor 200 Lite, here’s a detailed breakdown of the battery performance translated into ViserMark Labels.


The Honor 200 Lite showcases an impressive battery life, lasting over two days on a single charge, making it an excellent choice for users seeking long-lasting performance. It balances convenience and battery longevity with a reasonable charging time of just over two hours.

All ViserMark Labels for the Honor 200 Lite smartphone

However, its overall battery performance score is average, indicating potential areas for improvement in power management and efficiency. Despite this, this smartphone maintains a good annual energy consumption, making it energy-efficient. The Honor 200 Lite is a strong contender for those prioritising battery life, offering durability and reliability for everyday use.


 

Specification Overview - Released Date: April 2024


  • Body: 161.5 x 74.5 x 6.7 mm, weight 166g

  • Display: AMOLED 6.7 inch screen, 90Hz with 1080 x 2412 pixels, IP52 rating water-repellent and Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)

  • Operating System: Android 14 and MagicOS 8

  • Chipset: Mediatek Dimensity 6080 (6 nm), Octa-core processor

  • Memory: 256GB 8GB RAM

  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct. Bluetooth: Yes. NFC: Yes. Loudspeaker: Yes. 3.5mm Jack: No

  • Camera: Triple set-up - Main: 108MP (wide) 5 MP (ultra-wide) and 2 MP (macro) with LED flash, HDR. Video1080p@30fps

  • Front Camera: 50 MP (wide). LED Flash and Video 1080p@30fps

  • Battery: 4500 mAh, 35W wired

  • Colour: Starry Blue, Cyan Lake, Black

 

 
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Smartphone Battery Performance - HOW WE TEST


ViserMark offers a comprehensive range of battery performance test results based on different criteria and benchmarks for evaluating a smartphone's performance. Our tests are performed using the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered by SmartViser's test automation solution viSer.


VWS Analytics Studio is a complementary product to the viSer Test Automation solution. It enhances the viSer user experience and is the fastest way to analyse and view smartphone test results.


We have used the interactive dashboard to show you the recent test results for the Honor 200 Lite and translated them into ViserMark Labels.


 
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Smartphone Battery Performance - FULL TEST RESULTS AND REVIEW


ViserMark has put the Honor 200 Lite through our testing protocol, based on real smartphone usage from 100% battery level down to power off. This includes daily activities, such as calls, web, video and music streaming, gaming, social networks, picture and video capture, and standby. All activities are executed in a defined order and timeline.


 

These test results, show how the Honor 200 Lite performed and the scores achieved.


1. Battery Performance


Here's the Battery Performance score for the Honor 200 Lite.

A ViserMark Label for Battery Performance displaying a score of 46/100 for the Honor 200 Lite smartphone

The Honor 200 Lite is a strong performer in the Mid Tier smartphone category, especially regarding battery performance. This places it on par with the Realme Narzo 50, which scored 46 and was released in March 2022. Despite being an older model, the Realme Narzo 50 remains competitive, showing that it still holds up well in terms of battery efficiency. The Samsung Galaxy A55 slightly outperforms both with a score of 47.

A Bar Chart comparing battery performance for the Honor 200 Lite smartphone

Compared to the average battery performance score of 45 for Mid Tier smartphones, the Honor 200 Lite and its competitors slightly surpass this benchmark, indicating that these devices are optimised better than the average smartphone in their category.

 

2. Battery Life


Let's see the Honor 200 Lite test results.

A ViserMark Label for Battery Life displaying 2 Days of Use and 51 hours for the Honor 200 Lite smartphone

As shown in the battery life comparison charts, the Honor 200 Lite provides an impressive 51 hours of usage, translating into 2 Days of Usage. This performance is superior to the Samsung Galaxy A55, which offers 49 hours (approximately 2 days), and the Realme Narzo 50, which delivers 45 hours (approximately 2 days). This extended battery life makes the Honor 200 Lite an ideal choice for users who need a dependable device for long periods without frequent recharging.

A Bar Chart comparing battery life in Days of Use for the Honor 200 Lite smartphone

Remarkably, the Honor 200 Lite achieves this with a 4500mAh battery, while its competitors, the Samsung Galaxy A55 and Realme Narzo 50, feature larger 5000mAh batteries. This efficiency highlights the superior optimisation and power management of the Honor 200 Lite, enabling it to outperform other smartphones with greater battery capacities. Compared to the average battery consumption for Mid Tier smartphones, which stands at 47 hours or about 1.84 days, the Honor 200 Lite surpasses this benchmark.

A Bar Chart comparing battery life in Hours for the Honor 200 Lite smartphone

This robust battery performance ensures that users can comfortably rely on the Honor 200 Lite for extended daily use, making it a standout option in its price range for those who prioritise battery longevity.


 

3. Battery Consumption


The Honor 200 Lite battery life details, as analysed using SmartViser's viSer and VWS Analytics Studio, provide a technical and detailed perspective on the smartphone's battery consumption. The platform's capability to monitor and access real-time test results explains how it manages power under various daily user tasks.


The detailed battery consumption comparison between the Honor 200 Lite and the Realme Narzo 50, as depicted in the graph, reveals how each phone manages power across various daily tasks. Despite being released two years prior, the Realme Narzo 50 demonstrates competitive battery performance, but the Honor 200 Lite stands out in specific areas, showcasing superior efficiency.

A Bar Chart comparing battery consumption for the Honor 200 Lite smartphone against the Realme Narzo 50

The Honor 200 Lite consumes significantly more power for social media and outgoing calls compared to the Realme Narzo 50. This indicates that these activities are more power-intensive on the Honor 200 Lite. In tasks such as MMS and email, the Honor 200 Lite uses less power than the Realme Narzo 50. The combination of Android 14 and MagicOS 8 ensures optimised background task management, reducing unnecessary power drain during these activities. Also, the Honor 200 Lite handles power-intensive tasks like gaming and YouTube streaming with slightly better efficiency than the Narzo 50, despite only having a 90Hz refresh rate. Lastly, the Honor 200 Lite demonstrates lower power consumption during camera use and media playback. Its advanced camera setup, including a 108MP primary sensor, a 50MP front camera, and Smart AI image processing, supports this efficiency.


Overall, the Realme Narzo 50 was ahead when it was released, offering a solid battery, a 120Hz display, and decent gaming performance. However, it lacks 5G support and stereo speakers, features that are becoming increasingly standard in newer models like the Honor 200 Lite. The advancements in the Honor 200 Lite, such as a more efficient chipset, improved display technology, and enhanced power management, illustrate the rapid pace of innovation in the smartphone industry. These improvements ensure that users get better performance, longer battery life, and a more seamless experience, making the Honor 200 Lite a notable example of the progress made in smartphone technology.

 








 

Despite the Samsung Galaxy A55’s larger 5000mAh battery, the Honor 200 Lite, with its smaller 4500mAh battery, demonstrates competitive battery consumption across various tasks. Let's look into the specifics of each device and the findings from the ViserMark battery consumption test results.

A Bar Chart comparing battery consumption for the Honor 200 Lite smartphone against the Samsung Galaxy A55

The Honor 200 Lite demonstrates superior power efficiency across various daily tasks compared to the Samsung Galaxy A55. In social media and web browsing activities, the Honor 200 Lite shows lower current consumption, highlighting its better power management. Its 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and the Mediatek Dimensity 6080 chipset support this efficiency, ensuring prolonged battery life and smooth performance.


For more power-intensive tasks like gaming and streaming YouTube videos, the Galaxy A55's power consumption is higher. This is due to its 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support, which, while delivering superior visuals, also demands more power. The Honor 200 Lite, with its efficient hardware and software integration, maintains superior power management during these high-demand tasks, making it a more power-efficient choice.


Outperforming the Samsung Galaxy A55 in camera use and media playback, the Honor 200 Lite consumes less power during these activities. Its advanced camera setup, including a 108MP primary sensor, a 50MP front camera, and Smart AI image processing, contributes to this efficiency.


Overall, the Honor 200 Lite boasts advanced power management and efficient specifications. These technological advancements reflect the rapid pace of innovation in smartphone technology, promising users better performance, longer battery life, and a seamless experience.


On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy A55  offers robust hardware and a superior display, making it a compelling choice for users seeking high performance. However, it does come with higher power consumption in specific tasks.


 








 

The ViserMark battery consumption comparison provides an in-depth look at how the Honor 200 Lite performs relative to the Realme Narzo 50, the Samsung Galaxy A55, and the average Mid Tier smartphone.

A Bar Chart comparing battery consumption for the Honor 200 Lite smartphone

The Honor 200 Lite demonstrates a balanced power efficiency across various tasks compared to the Realme Narzo 50 and Samsung Galaxy A55. Despite having a smaller 4500mAh battery, the Honor 200 Lite consumes less power for MMS, gaming, file transfer, media playback, SMS, email, and web browsing. This efficiency is attributed to its optimised hardware and software integration.


In contrast, the Realme Narzo 50, with its larger 5000mAh battery, consumes more power in most tasks except for social media and outgoing calls, which is more efficient than the Honor 200 Lite. The Samsung Galaxy A55, while showcasing advanced features like a 120Hz Super AMOLED display and a high-performance Exynos 1480 chipset, has the highest power consumption in several areas, especially in social media and outgoing calls. However, it performs better in camera use than the Honor 200 Lite.


Finally, in most daily tasks, the Honor 200 Lite stands out for its superior power efficiency. When compared to the Realme Narzo 50 and Samsung Galaxy A55, both of which exhibit higher power consumption in several tasks, it is evident that the Honor 200 Lite offers a better balance of performance and efficiency for everyday use.


 

4. Battery Efficiency


When comparing battery performance among Mid Tier smartphones, the Honor 200 Lite, Realme Narzo 50, and Samsung Galaxy A55 reveal significant differences in efficiency and power management.


Here are the test results for the Honor 200 Lite.

A ViserMark Label for Battery Efficiency displaying 1.5 out of 5 leaves for the Honor 200 Lite smartphone

The Honor 200 Lite stands out with an efficiency rating of 1.50 leaves, surpassing both the Realme Narzo 50 and the Samsung Galaxy A55, each with a rating of 1.00 leaves. The average Mid Tier smartphone has an efficiency rating of 1.11 leaves, indicating that the Honor 200 Lite is well above the average in terms of battery performance.

A Bar Chart comparing battery efficiency for the Honor 200 Lite smartphone

 

5. Annual Energy Consumption


The Honor 200 Lite stands out with the lowest annual energy consumption at 2.9 kWh, making it the most energy-efficient device among the compared smartphones. This lower energy consumption is a testament to the Honor 200 Lite's enhanced power management and efficient hardware and software integration.

A ViserMark Label for Annual Energy Consumption displaying 2.9kWH/Annum for the Honor 200 Lite smartphone


In contrast, both the Realme Narzo 50 and the Samsung Galaxy A55 have an annual energy consumption of 3.3 kWh. While they are slightly better than the average Mid Tier smartphone consumption of 3.5 kWh, they still consume more energy annually compared to the Honor 200 Lite. This indicates that while both devices offer competitive features and performance, they do so at the cost of higher energy usage. The Samsung Galaxy A55, with its advanced features, demands more power, contributing to its higher annual consumption. Similarly, the Realme Narzo 50, despite its larger 5000mAh battery, does not manage energy as efficiently as the Honor 200 Lite.

A Bar Chart comparing annual energy consumption for the Honor 200 Lite smartphone

The Honor 200 Lite excels in annual energy consumption, making it the most energy-efficient choice among the Mid Tier smartphones. Its power management ensures that users benefit from lower energy usage, translating to potentially lower costs and a more environmentally friendly device.


 

ViserMark VERDICT


Honor 200 Lite - what's it like to use?


This smartphone delivers a well-rounded user experience, balancing performance, efficiency, and functionality. Despite its smaller 4500mAh battery, the Honor 200 Lite excels in power management, providing impressive 2-day battery life across various tasks. Whether browsing social media, streaming videos on YouTube, or engaging in multimedia activities, the Honor 200 Lite handles these tasks quickly and reliably.


The Honor 200 Lite demonstrates lower power consumption for tasks like MMS, gaming, file transfers, and media playback than its competitors. For instance, gaming and video playback consume less power, ensuring users enjoy prolonged sessions without worrying about battery drain. Its camera setup, featuring a 108MP primary sensor and a 50MP front camera, also provides high-quality photos and videos.


The phone's sleek design and lightweight build make it comfortable to hold and use for extended periods. Furthermore, its impressive annual energy consumption of just 2.9 kWh highlights its efficiency and sustainability, appealing to eco-conscious users.


Pros

Cons

  • Lower power consumption for MMS, gaming, file transfers, and media playback.

  • Consumes more power for social media and outgoing calls

  • Excellent battery life - 2 days or 51 hours

  • 90Hz refresh rate is lower than some competitors

  • High-quality display

  • Slower than average charging time

  • Good camera performance



Who should buy the Honor 200 Lite?


The Honor 200 Lite is an excellent choice for a variety of users, especially those who want battery efficiency, display quality, and camera performance.


  • Eco-Conscious Users:

With the lowest annual energy consumption at just 2.9 kWh among its competitors, the Honor 200 Lite appeals to users who are mindful of their environmental impact and prefer energy-efficient devices.


  • Photography Enthusiasts:

The high-quality 108MP primary camera and 50MP front camera make the Honor 200 Lite an excellent option for those who love taking photos and videos. Advanced image processing and camera software ensure crisp, vibrant images are produced every time.


  • Heavy Multimedia Users:

Suppose you frequently watch videos, play games, or listen to music on your phone. In that case, the Honor 200 Lite’s efficient power management for media playback and gaming will ensure you can enjoy these activities longer without worrying about battery drain.


  • Budget-Conscious Buyers:

For budget-conscious buyers, the Honor 200 Lite is a smart investment in the €200-€499 price range. It offers a compelling combination of performance, battery life, and advanced features, delivering excellent value for money.


CONCLUSION

As a well-rounded Mid Tier smartphone, the Honor 200 Lite excels in battery efficiency, camera performance, and overall functionality. It offers efficient performance making it a compelling choice for anyone seeking a reliable, feature-rich smartphone with exceptional value.

 








 

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Background

Established in 2013, HONOR is a leading global provider of smart devices, committed to becoming an iconic tech brand that enables a smart life for all people, across all scenarios and channels. With over 13,000 employees, more than 60% of whom are dedicated to research and development, HONOR focuses on innovation, quality, and service. The brand's extensive R&D capabilities and forward-looking technology empower people worldwide to achieve more. HONOR's impressive portfolio of innovative products and a vast retail presence with over 45,000 stores support more than 200 million active devices, creating a new intelligent world for everyone.


 

Written By

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Debbie Bouffler is the Marketing and Communications Manager at SmartViser. She is crucial in developing the company's communication and marketing strategies. Debbie has gained extensive experience in strategic business development and marketing in various industries, which has helped her excel in her current position.


Debbie is a leader with imagination, an unmatched drive, and an infectious passion for growth and excellence, especially in the telecommunications industry.


 

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