There might be two lenses around back, but only one of ’em actually takes photos.
The Honor 10 Lite’s second snapper is used purely for calculating depth, so is redundant if you never use the DSLR-mimicking portrait or aperture modes. Seeing how loose hairs and fine lines give it such a hard time, these tend to make your photos look naff rather than arty.
Scene detection (no, Honor, it’s not artificial intelligence) is more useful, boosting colour saturation and sharpness when it recognises a particular type of shot. Sometimes it can get carried away with ramping up the vibrancy, but worked well more times than not.
The other useful addition is Night Mode, a more basic version of the one seen in Huawei’s flagship Mate 20 Pro. It snaps a series of pictures and overlays them to form clearer, brighter low-light shots, but look closer and you’ll struggle to make out any details.
In general, quality is about on par for a £200 smartphone. There’s not much in the way of dynamic range, and once you zoom in you’ll spot a real lack of detail, but for basic social sharing it gets the job done.
The front camera talks a big game with its huge 24MP pixel count, but you can get sharper, more detailed results from many 8MP selfie cams. Expect plenty of noise, even in good light.
There’s supposedly enough resolution here for it to detect your mug and unlock the phone, but was pretty inconsistent. Seeing as it’s not especially secure, we gave up and stuck to a fingerprint scan.